Little Death Club: Punks, Freaks And Weirdos Unite

  • Written by  Tom Velvick
  • Thursday, 10 January 2019 12:30
Published in Arts  
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Ze Germans are coming when Bernie Dieter presents Little Death Club at Fringe World, January-February. Ze Germans are coming when Bernie Dieter presents Little Death Club at Fringe World, January-February. Image © Ayesha Hussian

The darkest, funniest and most debauched kabarett club this side of Berlin heads to Perth!


The multi award-winning queen of Weimar Punk Kabarett Bernie Dieter took the time to speak to us from Germany about what Perth audiences can expect from her upcoming season of 'Little Death Club'.

“Walking into the 'Little Death Club' is a bit like walking into a Berlin dive bar. There’s a seven foot drag queen draped across the bar, a morose contortionist drowning his sorrows in a bottle of red wine and a bearded lady dancing in the shadows. Weimar punk jazz pulses from the speakers, there is no fourth wall, no rules, and no safe seat, it's a hangover-inducing apocalyptic party like no other.”

The über-award-winning cabaret star Bernie Dieter has stunned, aroused and terrified audiences from Berlin to Hong Kong with her gin-soaked lascivious charm. Blending dangerously funny songs, sequins and satire with a cut-throat wit, and a deviant eye for debaucherous mayhem! We ask her what else she has in store in the Spiegeltent this year.

“I’m bringing my glorious family of misfits, miscreants and fantastic freaks all the way from the dive bars of Berlin and the back alleys of Paris; The award-winning Glamonster Gingzilla is a powerhouse of drag and comedy, gender-bending contortionist Beau Sargent, psycho-siren Leah Shelton and fire-eating bearded lady bombshell Lolo Brow, this is a family of punks, freaks and weirdos unlike any other.”

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The show has a fully original soundtrack penned by Bernie, so what's her favourite song from the show?

“You should never have favourites, but I recently wrote a drinking song inspired by my Oma (grandmother) who taught me to ride a motorcycle, taught me to embrace everyone as if they where family, and she also taught me how to drink. She is my spirit animal!

"I was born in Köln, Germany, grew up hearing many stories of her life in a travelling circus in East Germany and the time her family smuggled her into the west, in a circus caravan hidden under piles of sequinned costumes.”

'Little Death Club' plays The Edith Spiegeltent at Yagan Square (Perth) from 18 January-2 February.

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