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Doppel Dietrich comes to Thornton Little Theatre

Published: Wednesday, 26 August 2015

Doppel Dietrich

The much-travelled and very entertaining touring show, Doppel Dietrich comes to Thornton Litttle Theatre for one night only on Friday 25 September.

Adolf Hitler threatened to 'string her up', when German-born Hollywood icon Marlene Dietrich was on the front line entertaining the allies during World War Two. He declared her eineVerraterin – a traitor, and put a price on her head.  She declared him einen Idioten!

Laugh and cry with Manchester-based company GlovesOff, when it brings you this haunting and humorous look at the life, loves and songs of Marlene Dietrich – with piano accompaniment.

With her eerily accurate representation, award-winning performer, Patricia Hartshorne, doubles as the legendary Marlene in this one-woman cabaret, engaging her audience with style, wit – and a few surprises ...  

During a life that spanned almost all of the twentieth century, Dietrich experienced both World Wars and their aftermath.  Hear her poignant versions of ‘Lili Marleen’ and ‘Where Have All the Flowers Gone’ beautifully recreated by Patricia Hartshorne, along with ‘Die Fesche Lola’, ‘Boys in the Backroom’, ‘La Vie en Rose’, ‘Black Market, ‘Falling in Love Again’ and more.

Marlene Dietrich was a woman way ahead of her time. From cross-dresser to Hollywood icon, from wartime entertainer to international cabaret star, from outrageous self-publicist to uncompromising recluse.  

Are you up for some doppel strength Dietrich?  Get along to Thornton Little Theatre and meet the woman who answered to nobody – not even Adolf Hitler!

Doppel Dietrich is at Thornton Little Theatre on Friday 25 September at 7.30pm. Tickets are £10, to book call 01253 887693 or click here to book online.