John Partridge is to star in a new UK tour of showstopping musical Cabaret.
Produced by Bill Kenwright and directed by Rufus Norris, the production will open at Bromley’s Churchill Theatre from 28 August 2019.
It will then travel on to Wolverhampton, Nottingham, Crawley, Chester, Dublin, Belfast, Leicester, Shrewsbury, Hull, Edinburgh, Aberdeen and Malvern, with further dates and venues to be announced in due course.
Featuring music and lyrics by John Kander and Fred Ebb with a book by Joe Masteroff, Cabaret has proved a hit ever since its premieres on Broadway and in London's West End in the 1960s.
Set in the 1930s Berlin, the musical tells the story of the seedy Kit Kat Klub and the relationship between American writer Cliff Bradshaw and English cabaret performer Sally Bowles.
Cabaret tour cast
Starring as the Kit Kat Klub's Emcee will be John Partridge, winner of Celebrity MasterChef in 2018, well known to TV audiences as EastEnders’ Christian Clarke, and one of West End theatre’s most prolific leading men (A Chorus Line, Chicago, and La Cage Aux Folles).
Joining Partridge in the cast, playing the role of Sally Bowles will be Kara Lily Hayworth, who recently won rave reviews across the country for her portrayal of Cilla Black in Cilla the Musical.
The cast will also feature Anita Harris as Fraulein Schneider, Basienka Blake as Fraulein Kost, Charles Hagerty as Cliff Bradshaw, James Paterson as Herr Schultz and Nick Tizzard as Ernst Ludwig.
Making up the ensemble are Gemma Archer, Joseph Dockree, Francis Foreman, Sophie Hirst, Mary Hodgkinson, Sara Morley, Hannah Nicholas, Oliver Roll, Ben Rutter, Catherine Saunders and Tom Scanlon.
Cabaret dates and venues
Nottingham Theatre Royal
Tues 10 – Sat 14 September
Crawley Hawth Theatre
Tues 17 – Sat 21 September
Tues 24 – Sat 28 September
Dublin Bord Gais Energy Theatre
Tues 01 – Sat 05 October
Belfast Grand Opera House
Tues 08 – Sat 12 October
Tues 15 – Sat 19 October
Shrewsbury Theatre Severn
Tuesday 22 – Sat 26 October
Hull New Theatre
Tues 29 October – Sat 02 November
Edinburgh Festival Theatre
Tues 05 – Sat 09 November
Aberdeen His Majesty’s Theatre
Tues 12 – Sat 16 November
Malvern Festival Theatre
Tues 19 – Sat 23 November
Tue 28 Jan 2020 - Sat 01 Feb 2020
New Theatre Oxford
Tue 04 Feb 2020 - Sat 08 Feb 2020
New Wimbledon Theatre
Tue 18 Feb 2020 - Sat 22 Feb 2020
Palace Theatre Manchester
Tue 25 Feb 2020 - Sat 29 Feb 2020
Stoke-on-Trent Regent Theatre
Tue 31 Mar 2020 - Sat 04 Apr 2020