A TRIBUTE to Marlene Dietrich, the late German actress and singer, will be held at the Regent Centre next month, courtesy of Marina Laslo who presents The Dietrich Letters.

Dietrich became a legend after her performances in Falling In Love Again and the song from The Blue Angel (1930) that shot her to stardom as well as I Wish You Love and La Vie En Rose.

Now Marina Laslo, a Russian born singer and her seven piece jazz band, will recreate Dietrich’s heyday with all the glamour and glitz of the 1930s era of jazz and film at Christchurch’s own 1931 cinema and theatre.

As well as music, the show will feature many valuable archive materials, personal objects and letters from Marlene Dietrich’s estate thanks to the Marlene Dietrich Collection Berlin.

The Dietrich Letters also showcases the best of young British jazz talent with a seven-piece band, under the direction of Rob Barron from Ronnie Scott’s All Stars.

To paraphrase Marlene’s own final words in the film Touch of Evil (1958): “It’ll be some kind of a show.”

The Dietrich Letters will be at the Regent Centre on Saturday May 9 at 7.30pm. Tickets cost £18.50. To book, visit regentcentre.co.uk