Ute Lemper's Manchester date for UK tour

Published: 12 January 2020
Reporter: David Upton

After a critically acclaimed London première, West End and Broadway star Ute Lemper is to tour the UK with Ute Lemper: Rendezvous With Marlene.

When Marlene Dietrich phoned a young singer out of the blue, the icon stayed on the line for an unforgettable three hours...

Thirty years later Lemper reveals all.

It was 1988 and Ute was at the beginning of her career while Marlene, then aged 89, looked back on a long life of movies, music, collaborations, love stories and global stardom. Somehow, Marlene managed to track her down and called her out of the blue.

Opening at Bristol January 30, the show is at Manchester Royal Northern College of Music, February 5.