Berlin, February 1933, the new German leadership has ordered the closure of ‘all public houses which are being misused to promote immorality’. But for one very last night, intellectuals, homosexuals and pacifists celebrate in Berlin’s most depraved cabaret. The Emcee takes them on a journey through Berlin’s sophisticated abandon leading up to one of the biggest tragedies in human history.
FABULETT 1933 is a one man musical written by Michael Trauffer. It showcases music by composers Friedrich Hollaender, Kurt Weill and Mischa Spoliansky and classified as ‘degenerate’ by the Nazis, as well as contemporary influences by icons such as Kylie, Madonna and Gaga. Arrangements of all music of the show are by Michael Trauffer and Sarah Morrison. The German version of the show had its premiere in 2019 aboard the cruise ship Mein Schiff 4. The English version was due to premiere at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2020 and, due to Covid, has been postponed to 2021.