I thoroughly enjoyed Halbwelt Kultur at the Jermyn Street Theatre but I was disappointed by the lack of information about the women portrayed by the seven fine performers. The official website mentions who plays who but there isn’t any biographical detail. So I thought I would pull together a decent link for each of them along with a photograph.
Anita Berber was a dancer and drug addict who died aged 29.
Marlene Dietrich was an actress and a bit of a legend.
Blandine Ebinger was a chanteuse and actress.
Valeska Gert was a performance artist.
Rosa Luxemburg was a revolutionary and feminist murdered in 1919.
Gabriele Tergit was a journalist and writer.
Claire Waldoff was a singer and lesbian.