October 30 2014 Latest news:
Wednesday, September 3, 2014
A Wisbech born actress is returning home to perform a one woman show she has written about Marlene Dietrich.
An Evening with Marlene Dietrich, by Anette Mutton, is a musical theatre piece about the life and career of an icon who dominated the world stage from 1930 to 1974.
Born in 1901, Marlene became a Hollywood star in the 1930s and then sang for the Allies on the front line during the Second World War.
This was followed by a long career as a cabaret artist, touring the world with her arranger and friend Burt Bacharach.
She said: “My mother used to play some of Marlene Dietrich’s songs and she sang in a really deep voice like I do.
“I was reading Marlene’s autobiography and realized she had a fascinating life so I started writing a show about her.
“Marlene had such a long career that many people are still around who saw her in the flesh.
“My aunt and uncle who are coming to the show saw her at The Cafe de Paris in London.
“I was born in Wisbech and lived there until I was eight, attending the local convent. I am very pleased to be revisiting the town of my birth at the beginning of the tour.”
The show takes place at the Angles Theatre in Wisbech today (Sept 5) at 7.30pm. Tickets are £11, £9 concessions. Recommended for over 14s. For tickets call the box office on 01945 474447 or go to www.anglestheatre.co.uk