The West End’s Playhouse Theatre receives a major transformation to become the Kit Kat Club for the upcoming production of Cabaret, starring Eddie Redmayne and Jessie Buckley.
With performances beginning 15 November, the production is set to go on sale from 22 July.
The Playhouse Theatre is set to become an in-the-round auditorium, with completely reimagined spaces. Along with tickets to the performance, audiences will receive an allocated “club entry time”, which will allow them to fully explore all areas of the new Kit Kat Club, including pre-show entertainment. There will also be an exclusive three-course, pre-dining experience at cabaret tables in the venue.
In a time when the world is changing forever, there is one place where everyone can be free…..welcome to the Kit Kat Club. This is Berlin. Relax. Loosen up. Be yourself. The Kit Kat Club has taken over the Playhouse while it has been standing empty. The marginalised have staked a claim, the artists have taken over, filled their container and found their community.
It’s 1930s Berlin. It’s 2020s London. It’s then, it’s now. Who knows how long it will reside here. For now, we’re enjoying the party. The party at the end of the world.
Cabaret is one of the most memorable musicals of all time, featuring songs such as “Wilkommen”, “Mein Herr”, “Maybe This Time”, “Money” and more. With music by John Kander and lyrics by Fred Ebb, the musical has a book by Joe Masteroff and is based on the play by John Van Druten and stories by Christopher Isherwood.
This production will star Eddie Redmayne (Red, Richard II, The Theory of Everything, Les Misérables and the Fantastic Beasts series) as Emcee and Jessie Buckley (Romeo and Juliet, A Little Night Music, Chernobyl, Wild Rose) as Sally Bowles.
Directed by Rebecca Frecknall (Olivier Award-winning Summer and Smoke), Cabaret has set and costume design by Tom Scutt, choreography by Julia Chen, musical supervision and direction by Jennifer Whyte, lighting design by Isabella Byrd, sound design by Nick Lidster and casting direction from Stuart Burt, with associate direction from Jordan Fein.
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