International superstar Hans, the boy wonder of Berlin, serves up an all-singing, all-tap dancing, accordion-pumping, glittering blitzkrieg of cabaret, backed by his three-piece band The Ungrateful Bastards!
Hans is the creation of Adelaide performer and entertainment journalist Matt Gilbertson, and first shanteyed his way onto an Australian stage in 2003. We started flirting with Hans in 2016 and then in 2017 we helped Matt bring Hans to the UK for the first time ever, staging a wildly successful preview at the Underbelly Festival in London, followed by a mobbed and riotous run at the Edinburgh Fringe.
Hans’ quest for world domination continues, and he’s already taken on the US of A. Tune in to see Hans make his Americas Got Talent debut on the 29th May.
Hans: Like a German
With more sparkle than a Studio 54 mirrorball and more feathers than a battery hen farm, hilarious Hans will have you slapping your thighs so hard, you’ll think it’s Oktoberfest.
He’s a little Marlene, a little Madonna. A little Minogue, a little… Merkel. Hans is the ultimate showboy…in a pair of showgirl hot pants.
Hans down one of the most hilarious nights – BroadwayBaby.com
Hans at the Edinburgh Fringe
Hans seduced men left, right and centre at the Edinburgh Fringe in 2017, notching up two 5-star reviews as well as being named Best Cabaret Performance at the Scottish Sun Fringe Gongs.
This summer, Hans returns to the UK with previews of his brand new show Like A German in London (details to follow), and a highly anticipated second run at the Edinburgh Fringe. He’s so in demand these days he’ll only be doing a half run, so make sure you get your tickets booked quickly to avoid disappointment!
Tickets are now on sale for this year’s show at the Edinburgh Fringe:
Hans: Like A German
Venue: Assembly Rooms
Dates: 2-11 August, 14-19 August 2018
Length: 1 hour
Get your tickets at EdFringe.com.
A bit about Matt…
Matt has performed for many years, but in South Australia he’s perhaps best known as celebrity gossip reporter for Nova 919. During his time at Nova, he interviewed some of the world’s biggest stars, including Nicole Kidman, Fergie, and Pink, and covered A-list red carpet events, like the Logie Awards, MTV Awards, and numerous Aria Awards.
In 2008, he achieved a world record for continuous accordion playing, squeezing out almost 30 consecutive hours of Madonna tunes without a break. This record remains unbeaten.