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CABARET

Ended 19 Jan 2013 after 3 months

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A refreshing and hugely atmospheric reinterpretation of a musical theatre classic which stills offers food for thought.

Lisa Martland, The Stage

Closed 19 Jan 2013

AWARD-WINNING DIRECTOR AND AWARD-WINNING MUSICAL

Cheeky and sensual, shady and harrowing, Cabaret dances the line between sexually charged decadence and dark foreboding. With the sharply satirical edge jibing politics and the toe-tapping smash-hit musical score, it's no wonder that Cabaret is considered Kander and Ebb's greatest musical.

Rufus Norris' revival of Cabaret sees pop star Will Young as the master of ceremonies and Michelle Ryan, of EastEnders fame, in the leading role of Sally Bowles.

Since its Broadway premiere in 1966 and the acclaimed move version, Cabaret has been showered in awards, both stage and screen, including eight Oscars, seven BAFTAs, 13 Tonys and two Oliviers.

WHAT IS CABARET ABOUT?

Set in 1931, Caberet opens up a world of pre-Nazi liberalism in Weimar Berlin. The story is about Sally Bowles, a young English cabaret performer, and her bittersweet relationship with Cliff Bradshaw. She meets Cliff, an American writer at the seedy Kit Kat Klub, her place of work, and later moves in with him.Cliff is befriended by Ernst Ludwig who helps him find cheap lodging in the boarding house of Fraulein Schneider. Fraulein's relationship with Herr Schultz, an elderly Jewish fruit vendor, is blossoming yet harrowingly doomed. Ernst, a money launderer and undercover member of the Nazi party, tries to involve Cliff in smuggling. Meanwhile, the Nazis are gaining power, there are shifts in politics and the glorious freedom the Berlin enjoyed is about to change.

Additional Information

Dates

Previews from: 3 October 2012

Opening night: 9 October 2012

Closing night: 19 January 2013

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

Show times

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 Matinee--2:30--2:30-
 Evening7:307:307:307:307:307:30-

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