Margo Lion, celebrated Weimar Berlin cabaret star and lover of Marlene Dietrich, is gripped by the decadence and debauchery of 1920’s Berlin. This is the story of her tragic relationship with the lyricist Marcellus Schiffer, fuelled by alcohol, cocaine and jealousy set within a world of political unrest.

MARGO, half woman, half beast brings to life iconic cabaret songs of the day against a backdrop of highly charged sexual fever, debauchery and the rise of Fascism. This story of Margo’s tragic relationship and her escape from Berlin in 1933, features songs by Mischa Spoliansky, Friedrich Hollaender, Kurt Weill and Werner Heymann as well as newly written material by Melinda Hughes and Jeremy Limb.Margo is played by Melinda Hughes and directed by Sarah Sigal.

Margo, half woman, half beast is a co-production with JW3 London and received 5 star reviews at the 2018 Edinburgh Fringe.

‘a witty, entertaining and profoundly moving show’  (5 stars)

‘I was entertained and educated all at once… Margot is intimate and genuine’  (5 stars) 

‘wonderful work of theatre… a sensitive, dramatic performance’
Southside (5 stars)

Hughes fills these songs with emotion – whether that be a cheeky playful humour or heart-wrenching sorrow’ 
CultureFix (5 stars)


Visit the Margo website for more info

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