It is 1942, on the battlefields of North Africa, in a gold sequin gown, Marlene Dietrich takes to the stage to launch her own offensive against the German Reich. For the next three years she would fight the war her way, with an irresistible mix of songs, sequins, sex and sympathy. This real life tale of a legend takes us through the Weimar Republic, the Golden age of Hollywood, the rise of Hitler, a world on the edge of collapse, and a long journey back to Berlin where it all began. Created for VAULT Festival 2018, Dietrich: Natural Duty sees actor and theatre maker Peter Groom explore the life of screen icon Marlene Dietrich. Through a heady mixture of theatre, live cabaret and drag, this one-(wo)man show uses music, stories and songs to reveal an extraordinary woman's commitment to duty.Performers Peter Groom.
Author Peter Groom. Author Oliver Gully. Director Oliver Gully. Costume Kathleen Nellis. Lighting Fraser Craig. Sound Kieran Lucas. Other WigChapel (Hair). Producer Jimmy Jewel.