Ute Lemper is coming back to London with her hugely successful Ute Lemper: Rendezvous With Marlene. The show will play at Cadogan Hall on Saturday 18 June at 7.30pm.
When Marlene Dietrich phoned a young singer out of the blue, the icon stayed on the line for an
unforgettable three hours…30 years later West End and Broadway star Ute Lemper reveals all in her 5-star critically acclaimed show Ute Lemper: Rendezvous With Marlene.
Ute was just at the beginning of her career in theatre and music, whereas Marlene looked back on a long, fulfilled life of movies, music, incredible collaborations, love stories and stardom.
Ute considers it her secret gift to have heard Marlene talk about her life, her work and style, her love for the poet Rilke, her complicated relationship with Germany, her sorrow and her fascinations.
For 35 years, Ute has been compared to Marlene and ‘Ute Lemper: Rendezvous With Marlene’ is her personal homage to the legend. The show is a dialogue between Ute and Marlene, exploring Marlene’s career and personal life from the beginning, in a timeline that eventually meets Ute’s timeline with a continuation of their parallel stories. Ute sings Marlene’s most beautiful songs and tells some captivating secrets of her life.
Six days before Ute’s opening night playing the part of Lola in the 1992 ‘Blue Angel’ production in
Berlin – the role that had made Marlene a star in 1928 – Marlene Dietrich passed away in Paris. After her glamorous funeral in La Madeleine, Marlene finally came back to Berlin to be put to rest. Ute tells us Marlene’s story, along with singing her fabulous songs from all the chapters of her life, from the Berlin cabaret years to her fabulous Burt Bacharach collaborations.
She said: “‘Rendezvous with Marlene’ means a lot to me – it is my personal homage to that great lady. There are many portraits of Marlene out there, but this one is coming from my heart. Audiences are in for an incredible story; history, fate, courage, style, politics, glamour and sex, talent and a huge career.”
Join her as she shares them live and in concert. Tickets are on sale here