I’ve loved Rufus Norris’ multi-award-winning production of Kander & Ebb musical classic CABARET since seeing its first West End run at Shaftesbury Avenue’s Lyric Theatre in 2006. It’s now with a fantastic new cast, who, with this post-show Q&A, we’ll help kick off on a major new UK-wide tour. Come join the cabaret!
It’s 1931. Berlin is a haven of divine decadence and the legendary Sally Bowles is about to take the stage at the infamous Kit Kat Klub…
CABARET is directed by Rufus Norris, now National Theatre artistic director, with show-stopping choreography by Javier de Frutos, dazzling costumes and iconic songs ‘Money Makes the World Go Round’, ‘Maybe This Time’, ‘Cabaret’ and more.
Kander & Ebb’s landmark musical – based on Christopher Isherwood’s short novel Goodbye to Berlin, about life in Germany as the Nazis rose to power, and John Van Druten’s play of it, I Am a Camera – premiered on Broadway in 1966 and was famously made into a 1972 film.
For this new outing, presented by Bill Kenwright Productions, John Partridge stars as the emcee and Kara Lily Hayworth taking on the iconic role of Sally Bowles, with Anita Harris as Fraulein Schneider.
Winner of Celebrity MasterChef 2018, John Partridge is well known to TV audiences as EastEnders’ charismatic Christian Clarke and is one of West End theatre’s most prolific leading men (The View Upstairs, A Chorus Line, Chicago, La Cage Aux Folles). Kara Lily Hayworth was recently acclaimed for her title role in Cilla The Musical which was revered by both critics and audiences alike. Anita Harris first rose to fame as a singer in the 1960s and has appeared both onscreen (Follow That Camel, Carry On Doctor) and onstage, most notably as Grizabella in the West End’s Cats.
CABARET tours to Bromley, Wolverhampton, Nottingham, Crawley, Chester, Dublin, Belfast, Leicester, Shrewsbury, Hull, Edinburgh, Aberdeen and Malven, with further dates to be announced. View the full schedule here.