Margo Lion, the celebrated cabaret star, was gripped by the decadence of Weimar Berlin. Married to the leading lyricist of the day, Marcellus Schiffer, she performed at the famous music hall Shall und Rauch but theirs was a tempestuous relationship, fuelled by alcohol, cocaine and jealousy.
MARGO brings to life the famous songs of the day against a backdrop of highly charged sexual fever and political unrest, featuring music by Mischa Spoliansky, Friedrich Hollaender, Kurt Weil and Werner Heymann, as well as new songs by Melinda Hughes and Jeremy Limb.
Written by Melinda Hughes
Original songs by Jeremy Limb and Melinda Hughes
Directed by Sarah Sigal
‘A brilliant cabaret goddess…. joyous and desperate…. wittily, wisely, movingly knew the exact note to play’ -New York Social Diary
‘Melinda Hughes is so clever….every pun hit the mark’ -The Times
‘A phenomenal talent’ -New York theatre Guide