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Photo credit: Cabaret artwork (Photo by Joel Palmer)

Dates announced for 'Cabaret', starring Eddie Redmayne and Jessie Buckley

Cabaret will begin performances on 15 November.

Sophie Thomas
Sophie Thomas

Following news that the Playhouse Theatre will be transformed for the upcoming revival of Cabaret in London, further details have been confirmed. Cabaret, starring Eddie Redmayne and Jessie Buckley, will begin performances at the Playhouse Theatre from 15 November.

As previously named, Eddie Redmayne will play the Emcee and Jessie Buckley will play Sally Bowles. Further casting is to be announced.

For the Cabaret revival, the Playhouse Theatre will be transformed into an in-the-round performance space to create the Kit Kat Club. As part of the experience, patrons will be allocated a club entry time to experience all "parts of the Kit Kat Club and pre-show entertainment."

Originally set in 1930s Berlin, Cabaret follows the relationship between American writer Cliff Bradshaw and nightclub singer Sally Bowles. Rebecca Frecknall directs Cabaret, which will be inspired by modern-day artists. Press material states: "The Kit Kat Club has taken over the Playhouse Theatre while it has been standing empty. The marginalised have staked a claim, the artists have taken over, filled their container and found their community. It's 1930s Berlin. It's 2020s London. It's Then, it's Now. Who knows how long it will reside here. For now, we're enjoying the party. The party at the end of the world."

Cabaret features a book by Joe Masteroff, with music and lyrics by John Kander and Fred Ebb including "Don't Tell Mama" and "Money." Set and costume design is by Tom Scutt, with choreography by Julia Cheng, lighting design is by Isabella Byrd ans sound design by Nick Lidster.

Cabaret is at the Playhouse Theatre from 15 November.

Photo credit: Cabaret artwork (Photo by Joel Palmer)

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