Politically charged cabaret
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This month GT is getting excited about a groundbreaking feminist musical that plays homage to seven legendary women of the scandalous Weimar Republic. Set in 1920s/30s Berlin, Halbwelt Kultur invites the audience to the Jermyn Street Theatre for an evening of evocative and politically charged cabaret performances that will undoubtedly leave you feeling sweaty!
Halbwelt Kultur presents a powerful and emotional narrative that focuses upon the challenges iconic actresses, singers, writers and revolutionaries faced whilst the Nazi party grew in influence. All of the characters portrayed were classified as degenerates by the Nazi regime and were either exiled, imprisoned or killed.
With Russian anti-gay propaganda laws frequently making today’s headlines, the production dedicates their show to the Russian LGBT community who equally face persecution, which highlights an interesting comparison between 20th and 21st century gender politics.
Not only will Halbwelt Kultur give you a deeper insight into German history, this tantalising production also boasts the best cabaret songs the 1920s have to offer!
Performances run from Tuesday 26th November until Sunday 15 December.
All tickets booked via Jermyn Street Theatre Box office. Call the Box Office on: 020 7287 2875.
Words: Calum Cochrane