29 Shaftesbury Avenue, London, W1D 7ES
Brilliant. Cabaret increasingly looks one of the defining musicals of the postwar era
"Rufus Norris' production is the most stunningly fresh and imaginative revival of a classic musical that I have ever seen. A musical masterpiece rediscovered in a masterpiece of a production"
"Stunning. Nothing will prepare you for the raw overwhelming power. A fearless, frank production that magnificently renews a thrilling musical"
The Sunday Express.
"Willkommen, bienvenue, welcome, in cabaret, au cabaret, to cabaret!" This multi award-winning production of Kander and Ebb's landmark show CABARET turns Weimar Berlin of 1931 into a dark and sexually charged haven of decadence: its extraordinary and morally ambiguous inhabitants determined to keep up appearances as the real world prepares for the nightmarish chaos of war.
And at its heart is the legendary Sally Bowles who performs nightly at the infamous Kit Kat Klub in 'a shimmering masterpiece of a show guaranteed night after night! It's divine decadence darling!'
Cabaret, with book by Joe Matseroff, music by John Kander and lyrics by Fred Ebb, was based on John van Druten's play I am a Camera which in turn took its inspiration from Christopher Isherwood's Berlin stories. The multi award-winning musical was conceived in 1966, later becoming the 1972 film with Liza Minnelli, Michael York and Joel Grey - the film was to win 8 Academy Awards. Cabaret was the second of Kander and Ebb's musical collaborations. Their other work together includes Chicago, Flora, The Red Menace, The Act, The Rink, Steel Pier and Kiss of the Spider Woman.
Opened: 22nd September 2006
Closed: 21st June 2008
Audience: This production of Cabaret is recommended as suitable for over 12s, subject to parental/teacher guidance, as the subject matter deals with adult themes and the staging includes some brief moments of nudity.
Run Time: Two hours 30 minutes with one 15 minute intermission
Opening night: 1 January 2007
Closing night: 2 January 2007
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