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Marlene - Alphen a/d Rijn - Castellum

11apr20:15Marlene - Alphen a/d Rijn - Castellum

Sven Ratzke - Marlene - by Alek Bruessing

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Venue: Castellum

The international theatre hit Marlene is coming to the Netherlands. A dazzling musical theatre piece with international star Sven Ratzke in the role of legend Marlene Dietrich: film goddess full of mystery and glamour, who experienced a second world career as a chansonnière and preferred the last years of her life completely withdrawn in her Parisian apartment the isolation.

It is November 3, 1960. Marlene is back in Berlin. She’s in the locker room. Outside, the crowd chants “Go home Marlene!” and “Traitor!” Inside, the diva is preparing for her first show since the war. What follows is a journey through the life of one of the greatest icons of the 20th century. A glimpse into the madness, the showbiz, her memories full of nostalgia and longing. The highlight was the concert as she gave it then, in 1960 in Berlin.

After his leading roles in musical classics and the acclaimed one-man shows, including international hit performance Where are we now about the life and work of David Bowie with which he toured the world, Sven Ratzke is the dream interpreter of this character. Like no other, Ratzke knows how to switch between genders and bend the work of icons to his will.

Marlene is a performance about fame and mystification and gives an insight into the soul of a world-famous legend. Infused with beautiful music and framed texts by top author Connie Palmen and costumes by Ian Griffiths (art director Max Mara), Marlene balances between grand theatre and intimate one-woman show, full of villainous humour and big emotions. Marlene leaves no one untouched.

Marlene is a co-production of the renowned Renaissance Theater (including Hedwig and the Angry Inch) in Berlin. With texts by top author Connie Palmen and costumes by Ian Griffiths, creative director of the world-famous fashion brand Max Mara.

Cast: Sven Ratzke, Julia Herfst, Jetse de Jong and others
Text: Pam Gems (Piaf), Connie Palmen
Director: Guntbert Warns (Hedwig and the Angry Inch) Costumes: Ian Griffiths (art director Max Mara)

Alek Bruessing (Included with royalty-free photo)
Ann-Marie Schwanke Siegersbusch / Brigitte Dummer (Included with the scene photos)


(Thursday) 20:15(GMT+02:00)