Political Cabaret in Exile - Music from the Miller Archive at the Bloomsbury Festival

Thursday 10 October 2013

The Institute of Modern Languages Research (IMLR) will be contributing to the 2013 Bloomsbury Festival with an event centred on the music of the Austrian exile theatre, Das Laterndl. Drawing on the archive of Martin Miller and Hannah Norbert-Miller, key figures in the Laterndl, pianist Malcolm Miller and actor/singer Julian Forsyth will perform songs from cabaret pieces by the Viennese cabaret writer Jura Soyfer and from Brecht’s Dreigroschenoper. Professor Charmian Brinson, of the Research Centre for German and Austrian Exile Studies at the Institute, will present an overview of the work of actor/director Martin Miller and the activities of the Laterndl, and Miller archivist Clare George (IMLR) will discuss records of the cabaret songs in the collection. There will also an opportunity to hear Miller’s famous parody of a Hitler speech, ‘Der Führer spricht’, first broadcast on the BBC’s German Service in 1940.
The event will take place at 3.00 pm on Sunday, 20 October 2013 in the Chancellor’s Hall, of the University of London's Senate House, Malet Street, WC1E 7HU. Seats cannot be booked, so please arrive early to avoid disappointment.

Further details
Bloomsbury Festival website