“Classic German cabaret, TV folk as you’ve not seen them before, a dash of politics, old Hollywood glory, a cabaret favourite re-invented, a dance mash up plus an immersive show that will be on every night of the festival! Mes amis…this is just the beginning.”

Julia Zemiro. Photograph © Diana Melfi

So says Julia Zemiro, Artistic Director of the Adelaide Cabaret Festival, announcing six early release shows for her first Festival, including the only Australian performance of the new show from legendary German-born, New York-based cabaret artist Ute Lemper.

Zemiro is enthusiasm personified as she chats to Limelightabout this first taste of her 2019 program, revealed to the public today. The whole experience of programming the Adelaide Cabaret Festival has been “amazing” she says.

“Getting the job of finding over 50 different acts and artists to fill 16 nights in winter in Adelaide – it’s amazing. I have an amazing team and we are all on the same page so it’s been really gorgeous and really exciting, and I am just so thrilled that finally we can talk about some of the people [programmed] because we’ve been cooking it for about five months,”...