'A witty, entertaining and profoundly moving show' Musical Theatre1
'Moving personal drama' The Stage
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 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.