Dietrich: Natural Duty

1 Venue

Black Box Theatre at Black Box Theatre - Adelaide Botanic Garden

Noel Lothian Hall, Adelaide Botanic Garden, Hackney Road, Adelaide 5000

Enter via Hackney Rd / Plane Tree Dr (first left turn into car park 39 - next to International Rose Garden)

Content warnings


Sexual References:

Occasional, Mild

Performance accessibility

  • Suitable for audiences who speak English as a second Language
  • 2020 Weekly Award Winner
  • Previous Award Winner

About this event

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 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 returns to Adelaide by popular demand after completing a world tour including Soho Playhouse in New York and Wilton's Music Hall in London.

Fall in love again with this Hollywood icon and her extraordinary commitment to duty.
★★★★★ "Sublime is not an exaggeration... This is not just virtuoso performance, it is genius." Samela Harris, The Barefoot Review.
★★★★★ "An absolute tour de force... Brilliant" Jan Kershaw, Glam Adelaide.

WINNER Adelaide Critics Circle Award '19

Presented by:

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) and Romeo and Juliet /Sherlock Holmes (Aquila Theatre NYC).

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