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A Berlin Kabaret

Probably the top anti-fascist show on this year’s Fringe, A Berlin Kabaret took a rollicking run through stage songs of the 1930s to 1950s covering both Nazism and McCarthyism, with a particular focus on those by Bertolt Brecht and Hanns Eisler. It was performed with great enthusiasm, a warm vibe, strong stage presence and plenty of audience contact, although some of the accents were a little dubious. The humour suited a Brighton audience well, with tongue-in-cheek  references to ladies and their ‘special girlfriends’. It would have benefitted from a bit more set and a more intimate venue – the stage was too high for the cabaret tables at the front – but this is a highly recommended hour’s entertainment.

The Warren, 13 May 2014
Rating: ★★★★☆
Jenni Davidson

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