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 1920’s.
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 play and contemporary interpretation of the scandalous Cabarets frequented by all walks from society. The show consists surreal “flashbacks” 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. Various characters appear throughout the evening in short vignettes, comedy turns and poignant performances.
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.
Suitable for 18+
Languages: English and German
Dress code: Evening wear or Vintage Costume
Kabarett der Namenlosen premiered on 3 March 2016 at Ballhaus Berlin. The Show featured on BBC, CNN, ZDF and International press include The Hollywood Reporter, The Independent and Vogue Mazagine.
Copyright: Teri Darnell
Chausseestraße 102, 10155 Berlin
Ballhaus Berlin is the unique "mise-en-scène" for the smoky decadent
world of Kabarett der Namenlosen. The Ballhaus Berlin was built in 1905 and is one of Berlin's most beloved venues for Variety, Cabaret and Live Music.
With her expertise in 1920s, cabaret and burlesque productions of more than 12 years, she knows which strings to pull in the background.
She is the Grande Dame of the famous event 'Bohème Sauavge' and 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.
Kabarett’s Artistic Director and Creator is the iridescent Le Pustra, a celebrated International performer, bon vivant and muse. His unique theatrical vision evokes a decadent dreamlike world of whimsy, beauty and melancholia. He has appeared in publications such as Vogue, i-D Magazine. Vanity Fair and in 2020, Le Pustra will guest star in Babylon Berlin (Season 3).
Astrid has a background in Opera and Theatre make-up and currently works on the Netflix series "Dark".