Playing the Kit Kat Club for the last time, Amy Lennox and Fra Fee star as Sally Bowles and the Emcee, respectively, in their final performances of Cabaret October 1 in London's West End. The Olivier-winning revival at the renovated Playhouse Theatre will welcome previously announced screen actors Callum Scott Howells and Madeline Brewer October 3 for a run through January 28, 2023.
The Rebecca Frecknall-directed production will also bid "Willkommen!" to Sid Sagar as Cliff Bradsha, Danny Mahoney as Ernst Ludwig, and Michelle Bishop as Fraulein Kost. At certain performances, the role of Sally Bowles will be played by swing/understudy Emily Benjamin, who has been with the production since the show opened.
Vivien Parry and Richard Katz continue to star as Fraulein Schneider and Herr Schultz, respectively. Rounding out the cast is Gabriela Benedetti, Charles Croysdill, Laura Delany, Sally Frith, Matthew Gent, Ying Ue Li, Ela Lisondra, Chris O’Mara, Grant Neal, Hicaro Nicolai, Adam Taylor, Toby Turpin, Patrick Wilden, and Sophie Maria Wojna.
Welcoming audiences to the club is The Prologue Company comprising Rachel Benson, Laura Braid, Asmara Cammock, Julian Capolei, Celine Fortenbacher, Reuben Greeph, Samantha Ho, Andrew Linnie, Carys McQueen, Kate Robson-Stuart, and Sally Swanson.
This immersive production of Cabaret features music by John Kander, lyrics by Fred Ebb, book by Joe Masteroff, and is based on the play by John Van Druten and stories by Christopher Isherwood. The show opened December 21, 2021 with Eddie Redmayne and Jessie Buckley as leads. With 11 nominations and seven wins, the revival swept the 2022 Olivier Awards.
The production from Ambassador Theatre Group Productions and Underbelly features choreography by Julia Cheng, set and costume design by Tom Scutt, lighting by Isabella Byrd, sound design by Nick Lidster, and musical direction by Jennifer Whyte. Casting is by Stuart Burt, with Jordan Fein serving as associate director.