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This darkly flavoured musical drama inspired by the 1931 Yiddish song Our Village is Burning captures the desperate last hours of a Berlin cabaret raided by the Nazis.

New Orleans/Paris-based opera singer/actor Bremner Duthie (who dazzled in last year’s Whisky Bars) portrays a white-faced master of ceremonies who recreates a host of cabaret ghosts, including Milton the clown and hoofer Rafael, who have since fled the destruction.

At times the narrative is overly fragmented, further splintered by Duthie’s unintelligible, polyglottal sputterings. The recorded musical accompaniments are often too jazzy for the era. But Duthie’s theatricality is pure gold and his robust vocals outstanding. His riveting Boulevard of Broken Dreams and a drag queen-stylized I Never Do Anything Twice sung to a former lover are knockouts.

— Holly Harris

From the Fringe program:

In the ruins of a shattered theatre, a Master of Ceremonies improvises one last show. An audience takes their seats and with song, dance and dark humour, the MC pays tribute to his disappeared friends.

5 STARS "stunning theatrical accomplishment" - VUE Magazine

"Gem of a show, frozen between rational thought and madness" - Orlando Sentinel

"Dazzling... he will have you close to tears one moment and laughing the next - an absolute joy to watch" - New Orleans Magazine

Recommended For: General Audience

Length: 60 min

Tickets: $10

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