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Full Moon Cabaret

  • Moriarty 161 Lothian Road Edinburgh, Scotland, EH3 9AA United Kingdom (map)

Come get naked with us in Edinburgh! 

We are part of the Edinburgh FREE Fringe, that's right, it's a FREE SHOW with 3-4 international performers each night and a 60-minute smorgasbord of all the smart, sexy, sassy, and strange things we're known for in Berlin. 

Performers TBA but will include: Viva LamoreLiliana VelásquezSea SaltsMargrét Erla MaackFifi FantômeDunja Von KDotti MoscatiLilly MortisBastian MayerhoferElias Elastisch & more more more!!! 

Every night is different & we'll be randomly rotating the following Full Moon Cabaret programs: 

When Native Americans dubbed the November full moon "The Beaver Moon" they little anticipated that one day, the toothy aquatic mammal would be a euphemism for female genitalia. For the Beaver Moon, the Full Moon Cabaret dives fearlessly into the salacious slang to explore female power, fierce female icons, and that mysterious center of female pleasure: the clitoris. Featuring “Cliteracy: A Political Operetta with a Happy Ending.” Video teaser from the Beaver Moon in Berlin 2017

On the Fish Moon each year, two ferocious female pirates rise in search of their long lost treasures, haunted by the siren sounds of baroque harmonic duo the Sea Salts. With mermaids, treasure hunts, and plenty of arrrr and arrr, the Fish Moon exhorts you to find your wet spot and dive in. 

A blue moon refers to the rare occurrence when there is a second full moon in a single month. In 2018, there were two blue moons, making this an unusual year indeed. But not only is the color blue a signifier of rarity – think blue blood and blue animals – it’s also a euphemism for smut. Packing in the perverted with the peculiar, the Blue Moon is a fever of filth and fantasy that explodes into a blue movie gone utterly wrong. 

Eighty years ago in 1937, the body of notorious silent film star Natasha Vertov was discovered in the courtyard of her building. The coroner ruled her death an accident or suicide - a fall from her penthouse flat - but how to explain the marks around her neck? Consecrate the Blood Moon with a 1920s séance cabaret... Burlesque, varieté, spooks, silent films, & scandalous surprises...Ectoplasm was never so sexy. 


The Full Moon Cabaret is an immersive art party on the full moon every month with burlesque, varieté, and subversive surprises. Each evening explores a theme loosely derived from what Native American tribes traditionally called the full moon. The Full Moon Cabaret takes this name as a jumping point for an eccentric examination of gender, sexuality, and the absurdity of being human. 

Each night features 3-4 international performers and interactive audience hijinks including the infamous mooning contest where an audience member can win a mason jar of a moonshine. Tying everything together is the Full Moon Players, a troupe of Berlin-based actors and dancers performing devised theatrical oddities ranging from political satire to interpretative dances inspired by Pina Bausch. High brow and low brow, but never middle brow, the Full Moon Cabaret is a witty and incisive evening of mirth and mayhem celebrating the lunacy within us all.

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