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Photo credit: Artwork, Anna-Jane Casey, Elliot Levey and Omari Douglas (Photos by Joel Palmer and headshots courtesy of Cabaret)

‘Cabaret’ full casting announced, joining Eddie Redmayne and Jessie Buckley

Casting makes the world go round!

Sophie Thomas
Sophie Thomas

Ahead of a star-studded Cabaret revival in London, the full casting has been confirmed. Cabaret is at a renovated Playhouse Theatre, named the Kit Kat Club from 15 November. 

The full cast join the previously announced Eddie Redmayne as The Emcee and Jessie Buckley as Sally Bowles. Read more about Eddie Redmayne and Jessie Buckley in Cabaret here

Omari Douglas will play the role of Cliff Bradshaw in Cabaret. Currently starring in Constellations opposite Russell Tovey at the Vaudeville Theatre, Douglas has also starred in Jesus Christ Superstar and Five Guys Named Moe. 

Liza Sadovy will play the role of Fraulein Schneider, returning to the London stage after Present Laughter at the Old Vic. Due to star in Good opposite David Tennant, which has now been postponed, Elliot Levey will now play Herr Schultz in Cabaret. 

Be More Chill's Stewart Clarke will play Ernst Ludwig, with Girl from the North Country's Anna-Jane Casey as Fraulein Kost. The cast is completed by Josh Andrews, Emily Benjamin, Sally Frith, Matthew Gent, Emma Louise Jones, Ela Lisondra, Theo Maddix, Chris O'Mara, Daniel Perry, Andre Refig, Christopher Tendai, Bethany Terry, Lillie-Pearl Wildman and Sophie Maria Wojna. 

As well as the Cabaret cast, a Prologue company will be entertaining auidence members before the show begins. Nine actors, dancers and musicians will welcome theatregoers to the Kit Kat Club. The Prologue company is completed by  Gabriela Bendetti, Rachel Benson, Laura Braid, Julian Capolei, Hollie Cassar, Celine Fortenbacher-Popławska, Samantha Ho, Andrew Linnie and Sally Swanson with an original score composed by Angus MacRae. 

Rebecca Frecknall directs an immersive adaptation of Cabaret, which will seat 550 per performance. For this production, the Kit Kat Club will take over the Playhouse Theatre, while a blossoming relationship between nightclub singer Sally Bowles and American writer Cliff Bradshaw begins.

Cabaret features music and lyrics by John Kander and Fred Ebb, with songs including "Money" and "Maybe This Time." Scenic and costume design is by Tom Scutt, with choreography by Julia Cheng, lighting design by Isabella Byrd and sound design by Nick Lidster.

Cabaret is at the Kit Kat Club from 15 November.

Photo credit: Artwork, Anna-Jane Casey, Elliot Levey and Omari Douglas (Photos by Joel Palmer and headshots courtesy of Cabaret)

Article Updated: 2 November 2021

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