Presented by Jimmy Jewell

11th June to 12th June . 7.45pm .
£18 – £23.50 full price, £16 – £21.50 concessions
An intoxicating one (wo)man show revealing the life of a legend. 

It is 1942.  On the battlefields of North Africa in a gold sequin gown, Marlene Dietrich takes to the stage to fight the war her way; with an irresistible mix of songs, sex and sympathy. 

This spectacular mixture of theatre, cabaret and drag returns to Wilton’s Music Hall following its international tour which commenced here in 2018, followed by the SoHo Playhouse in New York, the storytelling festival in Amsterdam, the Theatre de la Toison d’Or in Brussels and venues across the UK. Dietrich: Natural Duty enjoyed critically acclaimed runs at the 2018 Edinburgh Festival, the 2019 Brighton and Homotopia Festivals, the 2019 and 2020 Adelaide Festivals, a complete sell out run at the VAULT Festival London, and last year won pick of the World’s Fringe at the Soho Playhouse, the Amsterdam International Storytelling Festival, the Sunday Mail Best Cabaret Award and the Adelaide Critics' Circle Weekly Award two years in a row. 

Fall in love again with this Hollywood icon and her extraordinary commitment to duty. 

Created and performed by Peter Groom
Co-written and directed by Oliver Gully
Costume design by Kathleen Nellis
Lighting design by Fraser Craig
Sound design by Kieran Lucas
Hair by WigChapel
Originally commissioned by Curious Arts and Northern Stages
Produced by Jimmy Jewell

Running time: 60 minutes, no interval
Suitable for ages 14+

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They like it

  • All done with a touch a class, comic coolness, and candour

    ***** Spy in the Stalls

  • It's funny, charming and its delicate creation makes it a show not to be missed

    ***** Broadway World

  • This is a mesmerising performance from a consummate entertainer about an enigmatic performer

    ***** British Theatre Guide

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