This summer, English National Opera and Gate Theatre present a specially curated performance of songs from Effigies of Wickedness (Songs banned by the Nazis) at Latitude Festival.
As the Nazis identified difference as something to be afraid of, the Weimar cabaret scene danced on with songs that celebrated it. With artists from Brecht and Weill to Schoenberg, this subversive underground scene was bursting at the seams with brilliant, visionary voices.
No surprise then, that they were censored, exiled, and incarcerated shortly after as ‘degenerates’. And their songs have been all but lost since. Until now.
A cabaret of riotous, witty, and shockingly prophetic songs, all of which were banned by the Nazis in the 1930s, in the Theatre Arena at Latitude, on Friday 13th July.
Developed from an idea by Peter Brathwaite, in a specially curated performance for Latitude.
This special performance at Latitude joins ENO’s outside work this summer, which includes Effigies of Wickedness at the Gate Theatre, Acis and Galatea at Lilian Baylis House, The Turn of the Screw at Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre and Paul Bunyan at Wilton’s Music Hall.
UK Festival 2017’s Winner of Best Major Festival, Latitude Festival returns to Henham Park, Suffolk 12 – 15 July 2018 for the biggest offering of music, theatre, dance, film, cabaret and literature. For more information and tickets, visit latitudefestival.com