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First look: Cabaret in West End with Eddie Redmayne, Jessie Buckley & Omari Douglas

CABARET. Jessie Buckley 'Sally Bowles'. Photo Marc Brenner

A first look at Cabaret’s new West End production has been unveiled ahead of its opening night.

Cabaret will begin performances at the Kit Kat Club at Playhouse Theatre tonight (15 November) and is currently booking to 15 January 2022. Tickets are on sale here.

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Eddie Redmayne stars as The Emcee while Jessie Buckley plays Sally Bowles.

They’re joined by 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.

CABARET. Eddie Redmayne 'The Emcee'. Photo Marc Brenner
CABARET. Eddie Redmayne ‘The Emcee’. Photo Marc Brenner

The new West End production is being performed in-the-round at a transformed Playhouse Theatre becoming the Kit Kat Club with guests invited to enjoy and explore the venue with pre-show entertainment, drinks and dining all on offer.

The full cast is completed by Josh Andrews, Emily Benjamin, Sally Frith, Matthew Gent, Emma Louise Jones, Ela Lisondra, Theo Maddix, Chris O’Mara, Daniel Perry, Andre Refig, Christopher Tendai, Bethany Terry, Lillie-Pearl Wildman and Sophie Maria Wojna.

CABARET. Omari Douglas 'Cliff Bradshaw' and Jessie Buckley 'Sally Bowles'. Photo Marc Brenner
CABARET. Omari Douglas ‘Cliff Bradshaw’ and Jessie Buckley ‘Sally Bowles’. Photo Marc Brenner

Cabaret features music and lyrics by John Kander and Fred Ebb with a book by Joe Masteroff and 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 Club and the relationship between American writer Cliff Bradshaw and English cabaret performer Sally Bowles.

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The new production is directed by Rebecca Frecknall with set and costume design by Tom Scutt, choreography by Julia Cheng, musical supervision and direction by Jennifer Whyte, lighting design by Isabella Byrd and sound design by Nick Lidster.

The casting director is Stuart Burt and the associate director is Jordan Fein. Angus MacRae is the Prologue composer. Fight direction is by Jonathan Holby. The dialect coach is Michaela Kennen and the voice coaches are Claire Underwood and Mark Meylan.

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