Hot off her recent tour of the hit show ‘No Regrets – The Edith Piaf Story’ in New York City, Nikki Nouveau reveals her latest creation debuting at The Butterfly Club Melbourne.
The show is set in Weimar Republic Berlin and unmasks the trials of an ageing film star, from her early beginnings as a musician, an under-recognised performance career in cabaret and theatre, through to her emergence as a shining legend of the silver screen. Dietrich was at heart a gentleman, prepared to take on a man’s world in a man’s uniform with a man’s daring. Her influence on modern icons such as Bowie, Madonna and Annie Lennox was undeniable.
Featuring a repertoire of cabaret classics, including ‘Falling In Love Again’, ‘Lili Marlene’ and ‘La Vie En Rose’, delivered in German, French and English with accompaniment by piano and musical saw, played by Nouveau who has trained in the dark arts of musical saw playing in NYC.
At one time Hollywood’s highest paid actress, Marlene Dietrich died penniless. Her fascinating story is reimagined through her famous character Lola Lola in the classic 1930s film ‘The Blue Angel’.
January 17 – 21