Barry Humphries’ Weimar Cabaret, 8 août 2016 19:30, Usher Hall
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.