In Kabarett der Namenlosen, Le Pustra reimagines the Weimar Republic Cabaret Culture through his own unique point of view. The show explores the sexual and artistic freedom enjoyed during the interwar years and the aim of the production is to recapture the exhilarating zeitgeist of the "wild" 1920s to early 1930s.
This celebrated period in Berlin still fascinates us today and is more popular than ever with tourists, bohemians, artists and historians visiting from far and wide in search of that elusive but well documented “divine decadence”.
Le Pustra says “I want to offer our audiences a voyeuristic glimpse into the surreal world of smoky late night “Nachtlokals” of the fabled Golden Twenties where you might meet Anita Berber or Sebastian Droste. Anything is possible and everything is available.”
"Kabarett der Namenlosen" is an immersive theatrical experience and contemporary interpretation of a surreal and scandalous Cabaret frequented by Aristocracy, Bohemians and even Prostitutes. The show focus on one racy nightclub of Weimar Berlin and its habitués during the late 1920's into 1933 when the Cabarets and Gay venues in Berlin were closed (which in turn led to many artists fleeing Berlin). The show is filled with an explosion of colour, style and exotic characters appearing in multiple roles.
So... leave your inhibitions at the door and enter a forbidden world of scandal, intrigue and self indulgence. Celebrate the Grotesque and the Bizarre. Immerse yourself in a decadent mise-en-scène and the dance the night away with The Beautiful and The Damned.
Featuring selected music from Friedrich Hollaender, Kurt Weill, Rudolph Nelson, Mischa Spoliansky, Willy Rosen, Noël Coward, Bertolt Brecht and poetry by Kurt Tucholsky and Anita Berber.
Notes to Editor:
Concept & Art Director: Le Pustra
Co-Producer: Else Edelsthal
Stage Manager: Mayliss Salles
Light Designer: Bryan Schall
Set Design: Lars Schwuchow
Hair: Nina Butkovich-Budden
Makeup: Astrid Stebich
Choreography: Charlie Peters
Suitable for 18+ (Full Frontal Nudity)
Languages: English and German
Dress code: Evening wear/Vintage Costume
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Copyright: Teri Darnell
„Verrucht und extravagant"
- Berliner Morgenpost
„Luder, Laster, Leidenschaft"
Welcome to Berlin's Premier Weimar Republic inspired Theater Show!
Le Pustra is a dazzling art figure, actor and singer with a background in Theatre and Fine Art. His theatrical vision evokes a decadent dreamlike world of melancholia and sepia-tinted vignettes; inspiring other artists and bohemians alike. He is also the art director and creator of Berlin's celebrated cult and all-time sold-out Weimar Republic inspired show: Le Pustra's Kabarett der Namenlosen and in 2020 Le Pustra guest stars in the award-winning tv series: Babylon Berlin (Season 3 Episode 8).
Other television appearances include: Deutsche Welle, Anthony Bourdain's Parts Unknown (Season 11 Episode 6) which aired on CNN and in October 2017, Le Pustra and the cast of Kabarett der Namenlosen performed "Das Lila Lied" for the BBC Four series Tunes for Tyrants: Music and Power with Suzy Klein (Season 1 Episode 1).
Le Pustra has appeared in countless events across the Globe from the USA to Europe to Australia. His stylish image has been documented in prestigious publications such as Vogue and Harper's Bazaar and numerous photo art books and paintings.
Le Pustra is a member of British Equity.
“Wild and Provocative” –
THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER
Creator & Artistic Director
Else Edelstahl is the Grande Dame of the famous 'Bohème Sauvage' and with her 1920s expertise, a highly in demand events manager. She is also the co-producer of the 'Berlin Burlesque Festival' and the 'Hamburg Burlesque Festival'.
Nina has worked on numerous editorials for publications such as Harper’s Bazaar, Elle, L’Officiel and celebrity clients include Ute Lemper, Pamela Anderson and Lady Gaga. Nina's Hair Parlour was the first vintage hair salon to open in 2005 in London and featured in Vogue, Tatler, The Guardian and BBC.
Astrid has a background in Opera and Theatre make-up and currently works on the Netflix series "Dark".
Bryan is a Berlin based designer, technologist, and drag queen. His theatrical designs have been showcased internationally; Germany, Czech Republic, Poland, Scotland, Great Britain and the United States. Bryan is a graduate of the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, having focused in performance design and production.