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Cabaret

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Until October 1, 2022

a blinder of a show

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Why See Cabaret?

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WINNER OF SEVEN OLIVIER AWARDS, INCLUDING BEST MUSICAL REVIVAL, BEST ACTOR IN A MUSICAL AND BEST ACTRESS IN A MUSICAL!

A bold and daring new production of the Kander and Ebb classic, Cabaret is now showing! This immersive new production takes audiences to Berlin's seedier side at the Playhouse Theatre, which is specially adapted for the show. So put down the knitting, the book, and the broom and prepare for a night out you won't soon forget! 

Following critically-acclaimed sell-out runs, Cabaret swept the 2022 Olivier Awards bagging seven of the 11 awards it was nominated for, including Best Musical Revival and all four of the musical acting awards for Buckley, Redmayne, Liza Sadovy and Elliot Levey. 

The production also sees theatre titan Ambassador Theatre Group Productions work alongside the champion of fringe and festival theatre, Underbelly. 

What is Cabaret about?

A doomed romance in a city that dances on the edge of oblivion, Cabaret is one of the true classics of musical theatre, weaving together strands of debauchery and terror to capture a moment in time, that despite the warning, is ever in danger of being repeated. Featuring Kander and Ebb's unforgettable music, Cabaret is the story of an American writer and an entrancing showgirl who find themselves in Weimar era Berlin, as the shadow of fascism grows in the country. From inside the decadence of the Kit Kat club, they and their fellow artists, creatives, freaks, and weirdos attempt to eek every last bit of freedom before the Nazis take over.

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Dates

Opening night: 15 November 2021

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COVID 19 SECURE

You may be required to have had a COVID vaccine in order to attend this performance or show proof of a negative test. Please contact the venue directly for more information on this.

Cast and Creative

Cast

Fra Fee as Emcee
Amy Lennox as Sally Bowles 
Omar Baroud as Cliff
Vivien Parry as Fraulein Schneider 
Elliot Levey as Herr Schultz
Stewart Clarke as Ernst Ludwig
Anna-Jane Casey as Fraulein Kost

Josh Andrews, Emily Benjamin, Sally Frith, Matthew Gent, Emma Louise Jones, Ela Lisondra, Theo Maddix, Chris O'Mara, Daniel Perry, Andre Refig, Christopher Tendai, Bethany Terry, Lillie-Pearl Wildman and Sophie Maria Wojna. 

Creative

Directed by Rebecca Frecknall
Music by John Kander
Lyrics by Fred Ebb
Book by Joe Masteroff

Awards

Olivier Award Nominations 2022
Best Musical Revival
Best Actor in a Musical - Eddie Redmayne
Best Actress in a Musical - Jessie Buckley
Best Supporting Actress in a Musical - Liza Sadovy
Best Supporting Actor in a Musical - Elliot Levey
Best Director - Rebecca Frecknall
Best Theatre Choreography
Best Costume Design
Best Sound Design
Best Set Design
Best Lighting Design

Oliver Awards 2022
Best Musical Revival
Best Director - Rebecca Frecknall
Best Actor in a Musical - Eddie Redmayne
Best Actress in a Musical - Jessie Buckley
Best Supporting Actor in a Musical - Elliot Levey
Best Supporting Actress in a Musical - Liza Sadovy
Best Sound Design - Nick Lidster

What we thought

Stunning ESCAPIST spectacular

In here, life is beautiful, and if it's all going to be this good, I'd like to stay forever.

The production begins from your allotted start time as you enter the repurposed Playhouse Theatre - now transformed into the Kit Kit Club by Ambassador Theatre Group and Underbelly into the Weimar era nightclub of the musical.

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What you thought

23 reviews, average rating: (4.0 Stars)

4.0 star rating

AR: “Stunningly original”

The transformation of the Playhouse into the Kit Kat club is a master stroke. Jessie... more

Lyn: “A.ma.zing!!”

I absolutely loved it and can’t wait to see it again to take it all in... more

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