THE LEGENDARY MUSICAL
18-20th Nov and 14-18th Dec 2022
Cabaret - the legendary show that changed musical theatre forever. Set in pre World War II Berlin, it’s a serious tale of decadence, self-discovery and romance, set against the rise of fascism. The recent London production, starring Jessie Buckley and Eddie Redmayne, won 7 Olivier awards.
The script is a substantial update of the original 1966 production and even the 1972 film version, which won 8 Oscars. With songs like Willkommen, Money Money, Tomorrow Belongs to Me and the eponymous Cabaret, its score is packed with memorable numbers and witty, satirical lyrics.
Cabaret features extraordinary characters, like Sally Bowles and documents the period of German dictatorship that led to the holocaust. In these times of Putin and populism, it retains every shred of its relevance. Featuring a live band, QETC’s production is set to be the pinnacle of their 20th anniversary year.
This production takes its inspiration very much from the original Berlin books by Christopher Isherwood. As a young gay writer, invited there by literati such as Auden and Spender, he finally found the sexual liberation he was denied in Great Britain.
Starring Pádraig Turley as Cliff, Sophie de Bruijn as Sally Bowles, Jonas Bouckaert as the EMCEE, Ties Jansen as Schultz and Mimi van Amerongen as Frl. Schneider. Featuring Niki Today as Frl. Kost, Tony Sal as Ernst Ludwig and Camille Gribbons as alternate EMCEE. Ensemble: Luca Diez, Vicu Bazan Szelest, Andrea Sujkowski, Zena Wood, Lucia Alvargonzalez, Alberto Manente, Matthew Schwarz and Rodney Giano.
Director - Mark Winstanley
Choreographer - Carolien Canters
Musical Director - Lori Evans
Design - Alison Bass
Lighting design - John Ricker & Evan Morris
Sound design - Vincent Edeh
Artistic Consultant - Loveday Smith
Customer Service Manager - Gareth Lemon
Social Media Marketing - Rosemary Lloyd, Rachel Foran & Camille Gribbons
Graphics - Corbin Poticha
Stage Manager - Clara Barlow
Logistics - Ed Kijn
Headshots - Headshots by Mimi
QETC is grateful for financial support from The Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds, Noord Holland.
Book by Joe Masteroff, Lyrics by Fred Ebb and Music by John Kander
Based on the stories by Christopher Isherwood and play by John van Druten
Presented by kind permission of Concord Theatricals, New York -concordtheatricals.com