UPDATED 22 NOVEMBER 2019 FOLLOWING OPENING NIGHT AT THE STATE THEATRE - SEE BELOW
The international superstar, sex symbol, accordionist and Berlin boy-wonder, Hans, has announced his first-ever Australian tour. Even better, Hans is kick-starting his tour here in WA on November 20 at Mandurah Performing Arts Centre, then he heads to The Bunbury Regional Entertainment Centre (Nov 21), with two nights at State Theatre Centre (Nov 22/23) before heading to South Australia and New South Wales.
To celebrate, we have two double passes to opening night at the State Theatre Centre of WA on November 22 at 8 pm up for grabs. Keep reading!
Hans: Like A German
Following his triumphant conquest of stage and screen in America and Britain, Hans is preparing to hit the road on a 12-stop nationwide tour with his award-winning show, Hans: Like A German.
Backed by a live band, Hans: Like A German is an accordion-pumping, foot-stomping, glittering blitzkrieg of cabaret. Audiences will be slapping their thighs so hard they’ll think it’s Oktoberfest as Hans dishes the dirt on his triumphant turn on TV’s America’s Got Talent where he made it all the way to the finals.
Hans: Like A German has been a major hit at the recent Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Adelaide Fringe Festival and Melbourne Comedy Festival, garnering multiple five-star reviews and sold-out performances.
“As they say in the classics ‘you never forget your first’ which is why I’m so excited to be finally doing my first ever tour of Australia!’ said Hans. ‘So many wonderful admirers from around my adopted country have wanted me to visit them, that it’s thrilling to be able to play places I never thought I would be playing. In fact, it’s really a selfless act on my behalf. You’re welcome AUSTRALIA!”
Boozier than Oktoberwest, more drive than a Volkswagen and with more sausage than a bratwurst convention, Hans is Germany’s proudest export. With his own fabulous brand of critically acclaimed cabaret, Hans has been thrilling audiences around the globe for over a decade and has performed for everyone from Prime Ministers to Princesses.
Hans’ most recent cabaret productions, Viva Hans Vegas (2016), Mein Camp (2017) and If You Don’t Love Me…Leave! (2018), have all been praised by audiences and critics alike including being named Best Cabaret at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival by UK’s The Sun newspaper, and winning Best Cabaret awards at both the Adelaide and Perth Fringe Festivals. In addition, Hans was named ‘Pick of the Fringe’ at the Adelaide Fringe awards in 2018.
We have two double passes to Hans’ show at the State Theatre Centre of WA on Friday, November 22 at 8 pm up for grabs. To be in the running just enter your details below. Make sure you read the terms and conditions before entering and double-check you are free that night as tickets are not transferable.
Hans: Like A German
Tickets on sale now from www.hansofficial.com
Update following opening night of Hans:Like A German in Perth:
In a week where our appetites have been whet with the full Fringe 2020 program dropping, it’s rather fitting that the State Theatre Centre was alive with the sound of Hans this week.
Backed by a live band and supported by what seemed like a cult following. This show is equal parts cabaret, comedy and WTAF. I seriously haven’t had this much fun in the Heath Ledger Theatre since the Perth Fashion Festival awards after-party. Several years ago now.
Given I don’t watch reality TV like America’s Got Talent (or television in general), this was my first experience of Hans and what an experience. Fifty shades of freaking fabulous, Hans knows how to make an entrance and work a room. Hans: Like A German was a toe-tapping, colourful laugh a minute escapade and I for one, like the rest of the room, loved every single minute. I just didn’t think the 60ish minutes was nearly long enough.
The audience participation element and improv on the night was next-level brilliant. No seat was safe and it certainly had hubby ducking for cover at one point and rather relieved to realise he
escaped unscathed didn’t fit the bill. Oddly enough more than most in the room were keen to be singled out and there was a mad rush out the door at the end to make it to the merchandise table first for a meet and greet with Hans after the show.