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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.

Tagesspiegel, Berlin
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"The shark has feathers: Ratzke is the homme fatale, the glamour animal on stage"
The Stage London
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"Ratzke is Surreal, funny and musically sublime"
The Herald, New Zealand
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"Ratzke is the supernova of Cabaret"
Hamburger Abendblatt
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"Ratzke is a ‘Gesamtkunstwerk'!"
Die Welt
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"Eine Wucht!"
Berliner Morgenpost
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"A dream! Go see this show!"
Time Out New York
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"Ratzke is the Polyglot of Cabaret, the most exciting star of his generation."
The Times, London
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"Exceptional reinterpretations"
New York Press
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"Ratzke is a must-see!"
Limelight Magazine, Australia
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"This is Cabaret at it’s finest!"
The West Australian
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"Compelling, surrealistic, extraordinary!"
The Advertiser Australia
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"A masterful interpreter with shapeshifting charisma"
Broadway World, New York
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"Ratzke's show is one of the greatest cabaret values in New York City."
Theatre Scene, New York
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"Exhilarating reinterpretation. Powerful and emotionally. Super performer Ratzke offers a thrilling theatrical performance piece!"
NRC Handelsblad
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"Ratzke has Bowie in his genes"
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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"Ratzke is the lovechild of David Bowie and Eddie Izzard."
Sven Ratzke - Where Are We Now
Sven Ratzke - by Hanneke Wetzer



25jun19:30Marlene – Berlin – Renaissance Theater

26jun19:30Marlene – Berlin – Renaissance Theater

27jun19:30Marlene – Berlin – Renaissance Theater


06jul20:00Where are we now – Berlin – Tipi Am KanzleramtLast chance

19jul20:00Ratzke in concert – Nijmegen – StevenskerkLast Tickets



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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