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Cabaret

Theatre, Musicals Playhouse Theatre , Charing Cross Until Saturday March 5 2022
Cabaret, Kit Kat Club, 2021
Photo by Marc Brenner Eddie Redmayne

Time Out says

Eddie Redmayne and Jessie Buckley star in a revival of this towering musical masterpiece

Kander & Ebb’s first great musical masterpiece ‘Cabaret’ has been a familiar-ish sight around London in recent years thanks to Rufus Norris’s hugely successful 2006 revival, which begat numerous UK tours and a second big West End stint in 2012. 

Finally, though, we have a brand spanking new production – only the fifth to premiere in the West End since 1968, when a young Judi Dench played the role of Sally Bowles, the British cabaret singer plying her slightly off-key trade at Berlin nightspot the Kit Kat Club during the end of the Weimar Republic, as fascism slowly encroaches in on what superficially looks like a decadent, liberated society.

In Rebecca Frecknell’s new revival, Oscar-winner Eddie Redmayne will follow in the footsteps of Joel Grey, Alan Cumming and Will Young as he takes on the role of the Emcee, the increasingly sinister master of ceremonies at the Kit Kat Club. And rising star Jessie Buckley will be joining him as Sally, in what promises to be a truly distinctive production that will see the Playhouse Theatre given a wholesale makeover and transformed into the Kit Kat Club (as in, it is literally being renamed the Kit Kat Club for the duration of the run). The venue will be reconfigured into a 500-capacity cabaret (duh) style set up, with food and drink options and additional entertainment available beforehand. 

Other cast members include Omari Douglas as Cliff Bradshaw, Liza Sadovy as Fraulein Schneider, Elliot Levey as Herr Schultz, Stewart Clarke as Ernst Ludwig and Anna-Jane Casey as Fraulein Kost.

Details

Venue name: Playhouse Theatre
Venue website: ticketing.timeout.com/venue/playhouse-theatre
Venue phone: 0844-8717631
Address: Northumberland Avenue
London
WC2N 5DE
Transport: Rail/Tube: Charing Cross; Tube: Embankment
Price: £20-£225

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