News: Eddie Redmayne and Jessie Buckley to star in Cabaret in the West End

May 21, 2021
News: Eddie Redmayne and Jessie Buckley to star in Cabaret in the West End

Bespoke new venue The Kit Kat Club is set to open its doors in London’s West End this year with musical Cabaret, starring Eddie Redmayne and Jessie Buckley. The production is set to run at the venue from November this year.

Oscar, Golden Globe, BAFTA, Tony and Olivier Award-winner Eddie Redmayne is set to play The Emcee, alongside BAFTA nominee and British Independent Film Award-winner Jessie Buckley as Sally Bowles.#

Inside The Kit Kat Club, life is beautiful. The famous setting of Kander & Ebb and Masteroff’s musical is brought to life to an intimate capacity of just 550, in a unique production of Cabaret, the likes of which audiences will have never experienced before.

Director Rebecca Frecknall said, “It’s such a privilege to have the opportunity to direct Cabaret, a show that has always been dear to my heart. It’s thrilling to be able to approach this classic and important musical at a time when its themes and atmosphere feel so contemporary and resonant. I’m in awe of my incredible creative team who have come together to create a bold new production as well as a new “Kit Kat Club”, a bespoke home where we can truly embrace and unlock the world of Cabaret for a new audience.”

One of the most successful musicals of all time, Cabaret features stellar songs including “Wilkommen”, “Two Ladies”, “Mein Herr”, “Maybe This Time”, “Money” and many more. It has music by John Kander, lyrics by Fred Ebb, a book by Joe Masteroff and is based on the play by John Van Druten and stories by Christopher Isherwood.

Redmayne’s credits include Red in the West End and Broadway and Richard II at Donmar Warehouse, plus films The Theory of Everything, Les Misérables and the Fantastic Beasts series). Buckley’s credits include the National’s Romeo and Juliet, A Little Night Music in the West End, Fargo, Chernobyl and films Wild Rose and I’m Thinking of Ending Things.

The production will be directed by Rebecca Frecknall (Olivier Award-winning Summer and Smoke), 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. Casting director is Stuart Burt and the associate director is Jordan Fein.

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