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 cast includes BAFTA Award winner Aimee Lou Wood (Sex Education) as ‘Sally Bowles’, Olivier Award nominee John McCrea (Everybody’s Talking About Jamie) as ‘The Emcee’ and Nathan Ives-Moiba (As You Like It) as ‘Cliff Bradshaw’ (until 27 May 2023).
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