Venue: Playhouse Theatre
One of the most exciting theatrical openings of the year (okay, apart from Moulin Rouge!) has to be this brand new revival of Cabaret.
Liza immortalised the movie version, but John Kander and Fred Ebb’s original stage version is the real deal, and director Rebecca Frecknall has created an extraordinary world at the Kit Kat Club at the Playhouse Theatre.
The hugely talented cast now includes It’s s Sin star Callum Scott Howells as The Emcee, with Orange is the New Black star Madeline Brewer as Sally Bowles. The cast also includes Sid Sagar as Cliff Bradshaw, Danny Mahoney as Ernst Ludwig, Vivien Parry as Fraulein Schneider, Richard Katz as Herr Schultz and Michelle Bishop as Fraulein Kost.
Cabaret is infused with a gay sensibility, from the Emcee, to Cliff’s sexuality, the gay men who wrote it, and the gay man (Christopher Isherwood) whose story it is based on.
Cabaret is booking at the Kit Kat Club (Playhouse Theatre), London.Website & Booking
Underground & Trains: Charing Cross (Northern line, Bakerloo line), Embankment (Northern line, Bakerloo line, District line, Circle line)
Buses: 3, 6, 9, 12, 13, 15, 23, 24, 29, 53, 77A, 88, 91, 139, 159, 176, 453