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Bernie Dieter's Club Kabarett

Come for the no-holds-barred kabarett and stay for the astonishing circus, gender-bending aerial and fire-breathing sideshow.
By Nik Addams
February 07, 2022
By Nik Addams
February 07, 2022

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The spirit of cabaret is alive and well, and this month one of the world's most celebrated chanteuses will be lighting up The Famous Spiegeltent with her particular mix of debauchery, dark humour and biting social commentary.

From February 15 to March 12, German kabarett superstar Bernie Dieter — described as 'an electrifying cross between Lady Gaga, Marlene Dietrich and Frank-N-Futer in sequins' — will bring her Weimar punk jazz band and her troupe of bombastic bohemians to First Fleet Park in The Rocks for a long-awaited Sydney debut.

Johannes Reinhart

The show encapsulates the spirit of the notorious kabarett clubs of Weimar Germany, and features a vibrant lineup of international talent. The billing includes fire-breathing sensation Jacqueline Fury, naughty balloon artist J'aiMime, hula hooper extraordinaire Lisa Lottie, Cirque Du Soleil bad boy Reuben Dot Dot Dot, pole king Blue Phoenix and gender-bending aerialist Matthew Pope. The colourful show celebrates freedom and diversity in all its forms — Dieter herself describes it as "the ultimate party at the end of the world, where my family of misfits and I stick a defiant middle finger up at the past two years".

Just as spectacular as the performance is its iconic — and all too appropriate — setting. Bernie Dieter's Club Kabarett will take place in The Famous Spiegeltent, the most venerable of the few remaining antique Flemish spiegeltents. Originally constructed in 1920, the travelling tent has hosted acts including Marlene Dietrich herself — and this month her heir apparent will add a new chapter to the famed venue's celebrated history.


For more information, and to get tickets, head to the website.

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