Effigies of Wickedness (Songs banned by the Nazis)
A co-production by the Gate Theatre and English National Opera
SYNOPSIS: A cabaret of riotous, witty, and shockingly prophetic songs, banned by the Nazis in the 1930s. As the Nazis identified difference as something to be afraid of, the Weimar cabaret scene danced on with songs that celebrated it. With artists from Brecht and Weill to Schoenberg, this subversive underground scene was bursting at the seams with brilliant, visionary voices. No surprise then, that they were censored, exiled, and incarcerated shortly after as 'degenerates'. And their songs have been all but lost since. Until now.
Directed by Ellen McDougall
Cast: Peter Brathwaite, Katie Bray, Le Gateau Chocolat, Lucy McCormick
Show Times: 7:30pm
Tickets from £25
- Running Time: 1 hour and 30 minutes with no interval