Cabaret

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Booking from 15 December 2021 until 30 April 2022
Run time is 2 hours 45 minutes (including an interval)

Book Cabaret tickets to see this star-studded revival of one of the most iconic musicals of all time

Wilkommen! Academy Award-winning actor Eddie Redmayne will star in a brand new production of the beloved musical Cabaret at a specially reconfigured Playhouse Theatre

The theatre will be transformed into the Kit Kat Club, taking audiences to the heart of underground Berlin. Outside the city’s freedoms are being challenged by the rising power of the Nazi Party, but once the doors are closed this is one place where everyone is free to be themselves.

Centering around the relationship between American writer Clifford Bradshaw and English cabaret singer Sally Bowles, Cabaret is a powerful exploration of 1930s Berlin where hedonism clashes with the changing world. The revelry at the Kit Kat Club is overseen by the enigmatic Emcee, where the drinks keep flowing and everyone can lose themselves to song and dance.

Eddie Redmayne (Emcee) is best known for his Oscar-winning portrayal of Stephen Hawkings in the 2014 film The Theory of Everything. He also plays the lead character of Newt Scamander in the Fantastic Beasts film franchise. On stage, he won an Olivier Award and a Tony Award for his performance in John Logan’s play Red. He was last seen in the West End a decade ago in the Donmar Warehouse’s production of Richard II.

Jessie Buckley (Sally Bowles) received a BAFTA nomination for her Rose-Lynn Harlan in the 2018 film Wild Rose, as well as starring in the acclaimed HBO series Chernobyl. She has also appeared in several BBC adaptations including War & Peace, The Woman in White and Taboo. On stage, she was most recently seen in Kenneth Branagh’s production of The Winter’s Tale in 2015.

The musical features a score filled with classic songs from musical theatre, including “Maybe This Time”, “Don’t Tell Mama”, “Willkommen”, and of course the unforgettable title track “Cabaret”. This new production is directed by Rebecca Frecknall (Summer & Smoke), with set and costume design by Tom Scutt, choreography by Julia Cheng, lighting by Isabella Byrd and sound design by Nick Lidster.

Promising an intimate and exhilarating production of this classic musical with an all-star cast, Cabaret tickets are sure to be hard to come by when the show opens in November at the Playhouse Theatre.

Suitable for children?

Age recommendations for Cabaret are TBC.