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Barry Humphries'
Weimar Cabaret 

Barry Humphries / Australian Chamber Orchestra / Meow Meow
8 - 9 August 2016
Usher Hall

Songs and instrumental music by Weill, Hindemith, Krenek, Eisler, Schulhoff, Holländer and others

Australian Chamber Orchestra
Richard Tognetti Director / Violin
Barry Humphries Conferencier
Meow Meow Cabaret artist
Rodney Fisher Director

Australia’s greatest cultural export Barry Humphries curates, presents and performs an evening of so-called ‘degenerate’ music from Germany’s Weimar Republic, joined by transgressive cabaret sensation Meow Meow and the gutsy players of the Australian Chamber Orchestra, under charismatic Director Richard Tognetti.

Featuring jazz, cabaret, tango and Broadway musical-style numbers, it’s a racy, risqué evening that reawakens the hedonistic partying and social turmoil of Berlin in the 1920s and 1930s.

Barry Humphries has had a lifelong passion for subversive Berlin cabaret, and he plays conférencier or master of ceremonies, littering the songs with irreverent asides, double entendres and witty anecdotes. 

Featuring Kurt Weill’s ‘Pirate Jenny’ and ‘Surabaya Johnny’, as well as Erwin Schulhoff’s saucy Sonata erotica, it’s an edgy evening of song, dance and decadence that pulls no punches.


A genuinely wonderful evening of inventive artistry. ★★★★★

Bachtrack

Fascinating, entertaining, remarkable and unparalleled.

Australian Stage


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  • Running time: 
    2 hours 30 minutes approximately

Venue

Usher Hall

Lothian Road
Edinburgh
EH1 2EA

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Songs and instrumental music by Weill, Hindemith, Krenek, Eisler, Schulhoff, Holländer and others

Australian Chamber Orchestra
Richard Tognetti Director / Violin
Barry Humphries Conférencier
Meow Meow Cabaret artist
Rodney Fisher Director


More information about some of the artists

Australian Chamber Orchestra
Website

Barry Humphries
Website

Meow Meow
Website

Barry Humphries' Weimar Cabaret | Bachtrack

April 30th 2016

A genuinely wonderful evening of inventive artistry. ★★★★★

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Review by: 

David Larkin
Bachtrack

Barry Humphries' Weimar Cabaret | Australian Stage

May 2nd 2013

Fascinating, entertaining, remarkable and unparalleled.

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Review by: 

Kelli Rogers
Australian Stage

Barry Humphries | The Scotsman

August 10th 2016

Saucy, seductive and wonderfully sophisticated

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Review by: 

The Scotsman

Barry Humphries | The Telegraph

August 10th 2016

Showcases the diverse, experimental and sometimes downright debauched legacy

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The Telegraph

Photo: Claudio Raschella


This event was part of a previous International Festival and is therefore unavailable to book.

The 2017 International Festival programme will be announced on Wed 15 March. Tickets will go on sale to everyone on Sat 25 March.

Tickets

Grand circle: £45 £37 £18.50
Stalls: £45 £37 £28
Upper circle: £25.50 £18.50 £12.50

Current discounts

Students: 30% off
Senior citizens: 30% off
Unemployed: 30% off
BECTU, Equity, MU: 30% off
Under 18s : 50% off
Young Scot cardholders: 50% off