The darkest, funniest and most debauched variety show this side of the Berlin wall now makes its much-anticipated Edinburgh debut! The multi-award-winning Queen of Weimar punk kabarett Bernie Dieter (star of La Clique, EastEnd Cabaret) and her travelling family of misfits, miscreants and fantastic freaks bring you a feast of feathers, nudity and side-splitting comedy (★★★★½, GlamAdelaide). Bernie Dieter is here to shake up the Circus Hub Spiegeltent with her world class kabarett.
After a sell-out season at Fringe World 2018, a smash hit Melbourne season at Provocaré festival and winning a ‘Pick of the Fringe’ (Adelaide Weekly Award) in Adelaide 2017, Little Death Club promises to be the hottest ticket in town this summer. Join us for an hour of dangerously funny kabarett, caustic drag, sideshow and circus at its most inappropriate, provocative and hilarious best. Soundtracked by Bernie Dieter and the Vier with their riotous, witty, and hilariously degenerate original songs, this is the Little Death Club where you can be whoever you want to be…
Creative Director Tom Velvick comments, “inspired by the Weimar republic’s dens of iniquity, gender bending sexual freedom and celebration of difference at a time of political turmoil, we want to create the ultimate modern kabarett club where all punks, freaks and weirdos can come out to play.”
Walking into the Little Death Club is a bit like walking into a Twin Peaks dive bar – the black and white chevron floor on the stage, the red lights, the thick haze. There’s a drag queen draped across the bar, a morose mime drowns his sorrows in a bottle of red and a bearded lady dances in the shadows as you are greeted by the hostess herself, Bernie Dieter. There is sexual tension and excitement in the air, a Tarantino-like weimar punk soundtrack pulses from the house band ‘The Vier’ who resemble a cross between Kraftwerk and someone who you wouldn?t bring home to your mother. Bernie sips her gin, smokes a cigarette and surveys her club and her prey.
There’s no fourth wall, no rules, and no safe seat in this hangover inducing apocalyptic party like no other.
A cross between Lady Gaga, Marlene Dietrich and Noel Fielding in sequins, Bernie has played sold-out shows in London, Edinburgh, Wellington, Auckland, Melbourne, Adelaide and Perth. She was the first woman ever to host the infamous variety show La Clique, she?s appeared on BBC3’s Live at the Electric, NBC America’s Before The Morning After and ABC2’s Comedy Up Late.
Little Death Club is at Underbelly Circus Hub (The Beauty, Spiegeltent)