18-20th Nov and 14-18 Dec 2022
Booking opens soon.
Cabaret - the legendary show that changed musical theatre forever. Set in pre World War II in Berlin, it’s a sobering tale of decadence, self-discovery and romance, set against the rise of fascism. The current London production, starring Jessie Buckley and Eddie Redmayne, is London’s hottest ticket and is nominated for 11 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.
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. His observations led to his creating extraordinary characters, like Sally Bowles, and documenting the period of German dictatorship that led to the holocaust. In these times of Putin and populism, it retains every shred of its relevance.
QETC’s production is set to be the pinnacle of their 20th anniversary year.
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
Full casting to be announced
Director - Mark Winstanley
Musical Director - Lori Evans
Choreography - Annick Huizinga & Yaël Sarioa
Design - Alison Bass
Lighting design - John Ricker
Sound design - Kat Kask
Artistic Consultant - Loveday Smith
Customer Service Manager - Gareth Lemon
Ticketing Managers - Rachel Perry and Robert Lundin
Social Media Marketing - Rachel Foran
Graphics - Corbin Poticha