Australian Premiere

Dietrich: Natural Duty

Theatre / Cabaret
GB
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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, sequins, sex and sympathy.

This breathtaking mixture of theatre, cabaret and drag comes straight from a London run at Wilton's Music Hall, via New York, Amsterdam, Liverpool, a critically acclaimed run at the Edinburgh Fringe and a complete sell out at the VAULT Festival.

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

Starring Peter Groom. Directed by Oliver Gully.

★★★★★ "Mesmerising" British Theatre Guide.

★★★★★ "Exudes class" Broadway World.

★★★★★ "Poignant and provocative, this show oozes passion" LondonTheatre1.

Reviews

“Brilliant... Groom is a consummate performer and presents a five star production.”
Jan Kershaw, Glam Adelaide

“Sublime is not an exaggeration... This is not just virtuoso performance, it is genius.”
Samela Harris, The Barefoot Review

“Natural Duty is enchanting, immensely enjoyable and profoundly touching. ”
Justin Boden, Fest Magazine

Presented by:
Jimmy Jewell and Joanne Hartstone

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. Produced by Jimmy Jewell. Originally commissioned by Curious Arts and Northern Stage. With special thanks to Peta Lily and Maeve O’Sullivan.

Peter Groom (Co-Writer & Performer):
Peter is an actor, dancer and choreographer working mainly with dance and theatre. Graduating Guildford School of Acting in 2013, he has worked both in the UK and internationally. (Dance credits include: One Side to the Other Akram Khan Company. Acting credits include: MEAT Schaubuhne Berlin, Romeo and Juliet /Sherlock Holmes Aquila Theatre NYC).

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Venue

The Pocket at Stirling Fringe

Stirling Lawns / Piccaillyangga (Coventry Library Lawns), 63 Mt Barker Rd, Stirling, SA, 5152

The Parlour at Stirling Fringe

Stirling Lawns / Piccaillyangga (Coventry Library Lawns), 63 Mt Barker Rd, Stirling, SA, 5152

Noel Lothian Hall at Noel Lothian Hall - Adelaide Botanic Garden

Enter via Hackney Rd / Plane Tree Drive, (first left turn into car park - in front of International Rose Garden), Adelaide, SA, 5000

Venue

The Pocket at Stirling Fringe

Stirling Lawns / Piccaillyangga (Coventry Library Lawns), 63 Mt Barker Rd, Stirling, SA, 5152

The Parlour at Stirling Fringe

Stirling Lawns / Piccaillyangga (Coventry Library Lawns), 63 Mt Barker Rd, Stirling, SA, 5152

Noel Lothian Hall at Noel Lothian Hall - Adelaide Botanic Garden

Enter via Hackney Rd / Plane Tree Drive, (first left turn into car park - in front of International Rose Garden), Adelaide, SA, 5000

Content Warnings

Age Suitability: M

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