Photo credit: Cabaret Artwork (Photo courtesy of Cabaret)

Meet the West End cast of ‘Cabaret', including Aimee Lou Wood

Sophie Thomas
Sophie Thomas

With Cabaret now in London, the Kit Kat Club gets the Hollywood touch. Kander and Ebb's jazzy musical is already considered one of the theatre greats, thanks to its legendary score, and a new, immersive adaptation of Cabaret is sure to make this musical the talk of the town again. There's iconic roles too, including Cliff, Sally and the Emcee, but who will be stepping into these characters' shoes?

Find out more about the Cabaret West End cast and secure your seats at the Kit Kat Club today.

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John McCrea plays the Emcee

John McCrea created the role of Jamie New in Everybody's Talking About Jamie,, earning an Olivier Award nomination for Best Actor in a Musical. He's since starred in Daddy at the Almeida Theatre and the Disney film, Cruella. McCrea plays the Emcee in Cabaret from 13 Feb. 2023.

Aimee Lou Wood plays Sally Bowles

The BAFTA-winning actress Aimee Lou Wood is best known for playing Aimee Gibbs in Sex Education. She also features in the Living film opposite Bill Nighy. Wood's West End credits include Downstate and Uncle Vanya. Wood plays Sally Bowles in Cabaret from 13 Feb. 2023.

Nathan Ives-Moiba plays Cliff Bradshaw

Ives-Moiba's theatre credits include As You Like It at the National Theatre, My Children My Africa at Trafalgar Studios, and numerous shows at the Octagon Theatre. Ives-Moiba now plays Cliff Bradshaw in Cabaret from 13 Feb. 2023.

Vivien Parry plays Fraulein Schneider

Parry’s West End CV is packed with long-running musicals and fan favourites. She’s played Madame Thénardier in Les Misérables, Donna in Mamma Mia!, and Mrs. Walsingham in Half a Sixpence. She’s also appeared in Royal Shakespeare Company shows, including Twelfth Night and The Shoemaker’s Holiday.

Danny Mahoney plays Ernst Ludwig

Danny Mahoney starred in Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf at the Harold Pinter Theatre alongside Imelda Staunton, as well as Other Desert Cities at the Old Vic. He's appeared in popular films too: Florence Foster Jenkins and The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel. Mahoney plays Ernst Ludwig in Cabaret from 3 Oct. 2022.

Michelle Bishop plays Fraulein Kost

Michelle Bishop's West End musical career includes Cinderella at the Gillian Lynne, Theatre Theatre, Strictly Ballroom, Bend it Like Beckham and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. She also starred in the film adaptation of Mrs. Henderson Presents. Michelle Bishop now plays Fraulein Kost in Cabaret from 3 Oct. 2022.

Richard Katz plays Herr Schultz

Katz is an associate artist with Shakespeare’s Globe Ensemble, with Globe credits including The Fir Tree, The Merry Wives of Windsor, and Bartholomew Fair. His Royal Shakespeare Company credits are lengthy too: Seeing, Peer Gynt, and As You Like It. He's no stranger to the Old Vic either, starring in The Lorax and The Divide. Katz now plays Herr Schultz in Cabaret.

Cabaret ensemble

The Cabaret cast is completed by 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.

There is also a Cabaret Prologue Company who entertain audiences before the start of the show. The Cabaret Prologue Company features Rachel Benson, Laura Braid, Asmara Cammock, Julian Capolei, Celine Fortenbacher, Reuben Greeph, Samantha Ho, Andrew Linnie, Carys McQueen, Kate Robson-Stuart and Sally Swanson.

London cast of Cabaret

Cabaret in the West End features star actors from across the West End, Broadway, and television. Eddie Redmayne and Jessie Buckley first played Eddie Redmayne and Sally Bowles in Cabaret at the Kit Kat Club. You'll want to book your tickets for Cabaret to see the hottest show in town.

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