Fabulett 1933

Musicals and Opera (lgbt, storytelling)

  • theSpace @ Surgeons Hall - Haldane Theatre
  • 20:55
  • Aug 15-27
  • 55 minutes
  • Suitability: 16+ (Guideline)
  • Country: United Kingdom - England
  • Group: Michael Trauffer / Fabulett Productions
  • Warnings and additional info: Contains distressing themes, Scenes of a sexual nature, Scenes of violence
  • Accessibility:
    Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
    May not apply to all performances. You'll find more information about accessibile performances and how to book tickets in the accessibility tab below.
  • Babes in arms policy: Babies do not require a ticket
  • Policy applies to: Children under 18 months
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A queer one-person musical featuring music, ideas and lives classified as 'degenerate' by the Nazis as well as original songs. Written and performed by Michael Trauffer and set at the transition from one of the most liberal societies of its time to one of the biggest tragedies in human history, Fabulett 1933 deals with the fragility of society's achievements and the struggle of visibility. 'A tender and towering tribute to the massacre of gays during the Second World War' **** (LouReviews.blog). 'A quintessential piece of theatre' **** (Theatre and Other Things LDN, Instagram). 'Absorbing' **** (LondonTheatre1.com).

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General venue access

  • Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
  • Accessible entry: Via a door from street level and a lift.
  • Wheelchair access type: Temporary Ramp, Lift (Building Lift)

  • Stairs: Information not supplied

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Resolve Productions 1 day ago

Intimate, inspiring, and touching, Fabulett is a dive into what it means to be free and who decides. The musical score is well written and performed beautifully by Michael Trauffer, who brings us on a journey that mirrors the present day struggles faced by the LGBTQIA+ community. By visiting the past, we are better able to see how cycles repeat in the present, as well as remember the moments of freedom and expression we've found along the way.

Cynthia Shaw 1 day ago

What a powerful show last night! Michael pours out his heart and soul to tell the story of homosexuals in the Nazi days. Beautifully presented and sung with passion. Bravo Michael for telling an important story!

Lars Nilsson 1 day ago

This is a performance that gives you a lot to think about. What happened in Germany in 1933 was one step after another towards tyranny. Each step was so small that most people didn't see where it would lead to in the end.
The same small steps are taken in 2022 all over the world, also in Europe and USA. We will have to look out for what is happening with our societies.
I recommend everyone to go and see this great performance.
Thank you Michael.

Stefania L 4 days ago

Absolutely a gem of a show!
Michael is an outstanding performer and the music, songs and the wonderful pianist’s skills make this show a true MUST SEE!
Everything is gorgeous about it.
You will leave inspired.

David Adams 5 days ago

Fantastic show, fabulously camp

Robin Rothman 6 days ago

Fabulett 1933 is a beautiful, important, poignant, and timely piece of art - touchingly, and expertly performed by Michael Trauffer. The staging and lighting design are also very effective at enhancing the story and elevating the overall production. I loved it and the word is getting out about this show, so you had better book your tickets ASAP!

Wallace Norman 6 days ago

Very impressive. Ambitious. Well-performed. Brave. Very happy to have seen it. Well worth a visit.

Elena Mazzon 6 days ago

This is a wonderful show. A very well made, touching and moving cabaret. Fiction and history are interestingly intertwined and the personal story of the character is beautifully portrayed against the horrific historic events of the time. In addition most of the music is original adding value to this already great show. Go and see it.

Leah 7 days ago

The premise was exciting, but I hoped for something more radical and defiant of conventions, as well as more historically interesting. And given the presence of jewish queer people in the Weimar cabaret scene, the absence of any acknowledgement of them was an odd exclusion, given the political context of 1933. Left me uneasy. I wonder what other queer Jewish people have thought of the show.

Kyra Helberg 11 days ago

Absolutely spectacular show. Incredibly moving, and especially relevant and poignant in today's world. The use of the stage, lighting, costumes, and props were all so well-executed — this show is a fantastic example of how great Fringe shows don't require a huge stage or an elaborate set, they just require a great actor and a great idea. This show delivered in spades. My friend and I both cried in the best way.

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Fringe Review 1 day ago

A brave and timely show

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UK Theatre Web (4/5 stars) 3 days ago

The Weimar Republic encouraged a blossoming of outrageous performance especially in cabaret bars, with freedom and indulgence for all sexualities.

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Lost in Theatreland (4/5 stars) 5 days ago

Trauffer is exceptional, powering his performance with a range of emotion. This is a beautiful story that needs to be told. At its heart it proves that ‘different is fascinating’.

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