After a hugely successful sell out run The Butterfly Club has extended their season of “Marelene Dietrich :Perfect Illusion”. Supported by the Goethe Institut, award-winning German actor and cabaret performer Uschi Felix will bring Dietrich’s life and story to the stage, as she prepares for her last performance at age 74.
Much has been said about her. A lot of it is inaccurate or contradictory, even in respectable biographies. Marlene Dietrich: Perfect Illusion aims to separate the real person from the image created by Hollywood and Dietrich herself (“I like the legend”).
Here the authentic Dietrich, aged 74, prepares for her last concert. Juxtaposed with her celluloid image, she reveals herself in her own words and in snippets from her famous songs, taking us on a self-deprecating journey through her life. What emerges is a woman of substance who, despite her prickly persona, is vulnerable, affectionate, and above all likeable.
Extended Season :
March 2 – 5 at 8.30pm | thebutterflyclub.com/show/marlene-dietrich-perfect-illusion