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About Sven Ratzke

Over a career spanning more than two decades Sven Ratzke has become that rare thing: a cabaret superstar. The Dutch/German singer, entertainer and actor was hailed by the British newspaper The Herald as a ‘Cabaret Supernova’ and by Time Out Magazine New York ‘As one the best cabaret performers of his generation’.

He has appeared at many prestigious venues around the world including Lincoln Center NYC, Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Bertolt Brecht’s Berliner Ensemble, Mexico City Opera House, Stadsaal Wien, Paradiso Amsterdam, Town Hall Auckland and Arts Center Melbourne. Ratzke’s shows Starman, Homme Fatale and Where are we now all toured internationally to critical acclaim. His show Starman, which featured the music of David Bowie, was a smash hit at the 2016 Edinburgh Fringe Festival (winner Best Festival Show), toured around the globe and was nominated for the Australian The Helpmann Award. Ratzke starred since 2013 as Hedwig in the Berlin production of Hedwig and the Angry Inch, and was hailed by the show’s creator, John Cameron Mitchell, as “the best Hedwig I’ve ever seen!”

His other European Musical credits are the MC in Cabaret and Dr Frank’n Furter in The Rocky Horror Show and Ratzke is yet set to play Marlene Dietrich in a upcoming Berlin production of Marlene at the Renaissance Theater Berlin. Ratzke has worked with numerous legendary performers including Nina Hagen, Rufus Wainwright, Fassbinder muse Hanna Schygulla, Grammy-nominated opera singer Claron McFadden, cult band The Tiger Lillies, NYC icons Justin Vivian Bond and Joey Arias and fashion designer like Thierry Mugler, Jan Jansen and Viktor & Rolf. He collaborated also with several Orchestra’s like Grammy Winning The Metropole Orchestra, The German WDR Funkhaus Orchester, Asko Schönberg Ensemble and the Holland Baroque Orchestra. Since 2017 Ratzke expended also his artistic horizon into Television, creating his own talk/ music show for German national Television (ARD) called „Ratzke’s Rendezvous“ and made several Music specials for National German and Dutch Television.

Time Out, NYC
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“One of the best cabaret performers of his generation”
Limelight Magazine, Australia
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“Cabaret at it’s finest!“
The Times, London
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“Exceptional reinterpretations of the Bowie classics”
The Theatre Times, NYC
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“Ratzke is a vessel for Bowie’s spirit: He unearths emotional depths in this captivating evening. That Ratzke succeeds is a testament to his skill and artistry as both a writer and performer”
Broadway World, NYC
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“This show is one of the greatest cabaret values in New York City”
Die Welt
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“Ratzke is an entertainer and singer with a huge gift, who puts his audiences under a spell. This evening is a perfect dream!”
The Stage, London
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"Ratzke is Surreal, funny and musically sublime”
Berliner Zeitung
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“A Gesamtkunstwerk! Unexpected and authentic every second.”
Berliner Morgenpost
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“Ratzke reaffirms his status as a phenomenal, versatile singer, conférencier and allround artist. An universal artwork, which was celebrated in Berlin with standing ovations.”
NRC Handelsblad
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“Irresistible. Restrained, expressive, superior mastery of Bowie’s music.”
Berliner Morgenpost
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“A dream! Go see this show!”
The West Australian
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“Compelling, surrealistic, extraordinary!”
Hamburger Morgenpost
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“In the end Ratzke gets them all. He’s simply a ‘Gesamtkunstwerk’!"
Der Tagesspiegel, Berlin
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"The shark has feathers: Ratzke is the homme fatale, the glamour animal on stage”
The Examiner, Australia
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“Sven Ratzke, a Dutch Wunderkind, is a cabaret artist of the highest calibre"
De Volkskrant, Amsterdam
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“Ratzke is a man of the world. Wow, what a entertainer!"
Het Parool, Amsterdam
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“If David Bowie and Eddie Izzard would have a love child, it would be Sven Ratzke"
The Advertiser, Australia
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“Ratzke on stage has outrageous flair, unbelievable style and frightening control"
The Herald, New Zealand
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“Moving and mindblowing”
Theatre Scene, NYC
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“Exhilarating reinterpretation. Powerful and emotionally. Superb performer Ratzke offers a thrilling theatrical performance piece!”
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01mar20:15Marlene – Helmond – Het Speelhuis

02mar20:15Marlene – Houten – Theater aan de SlingerSold out

03mar15:00Marlene – Houten – Theater aan de Slinger

04mar20:15Marlene – Amsterdam – De Kleine KomedieLast tickets

05mar20:15Marlene – Amsterdam – De Kleine KomediePremière – Last tickets

07mar20:15Marlene – Purmerend – Theater de Purmeryn

09mar20:00Marlene – Sittard – Toon Hermans Theater

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Bookings the Netherlands

Impact Entertainment BV
Sjoerd Schouten

Bookings Germany

Agentur Charis Hamburg
Eike Koch

Bookings International

Beroske Production
Delphine Beroske

General Management

Bionda Kuijsters

Public Relations the Netherlands

Sanne van Slooten

Public Relations Germany

HighLight Film & TV
Azizeh Nami

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