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
Copyright: Teri Darnell
„Verrucht und extravagant"
Welcome to Berlin's Premier Weimar Republic inspired Theater Show!
„Luder, Laster, Leidenschaft"
Le Pustra is a dazzling queer "Kunstfigur", a creation of beauty and living work of Surrealism inspired art. From underground cabaret darling to accidental club kid-cum-avant-garde fashion muse, Le Pustra is a colourful shapeshifting conduit thriving on visual stimuli inspired by circus, vaudeville, silent films and fashion. His most iconic role to date is that of creator and star of the sumptuous Le Pustra's Kabarett der Namenlosen: a cult theatrical cabaret play inspired by the provocative 1920s/1930s in Berlin.
Le Pustra guest stars in the award-winning tv series: Babylon Berlin (Season 3 & 4) as the mysterious "Edwina Morell". 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).
Music Videos include "Black for the Occasion" by Heidrik.
Le Pustra has appeared in countless theatrical events, revues and fashion shows across the Globe including London Fashion Week. His stylish image has been documented in prestigious publications such as Vogue, Playboy, i-D Magazine, Harper's Bazaar and numerous photo art books, art, paintings and press coverage.
“Wild and Provocative” –
THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER
Creator, Artistic Director & Conférencier
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 light 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.
In the 1920s Rixdorf is a notorious entertainment district just outside Berlin. In addition to cabaret, concerts and film screenings, the Rixdorf ballroom will also host operas and even boxing matches. The house gave the most different formats a common roof. And that is still the case today.