John McCrea, Aimee Lou Wood, and Nathan Ives-Moibaare are to bid you Willkommen, Bienvenue, welcome… as they join the cast of Cabaret at the Kit Kat Club in London. The trio will begin performances on February 13th, and through to May 27th. BAFTA-winner Aimee Lou Wood is best known for her role as ‘Aimee Gibbs’ in the Netflix series, Sex Education.
Commenting on her new role, Wood stated; “I’ve wanted to be Sally Bowles since I was around 10 so this is special. I’m unbelievably excited and having the greatest time in rehearsals. The production is so wonderful and I feel honoured to be stepping into this beautiful team of people!”
John McCrea makes his first return to the West End since originating the role of ‘Jamie’ in ‘Everybody’s Talking About Jamie’ and commented on the new appointment, “I’m thrilled to be taking on the iconic role of the Emcee in this ground-breaking production of Cabaret. It’s an absolute honour to be joining this amazing company of artists”.
Nathan Ives-Moiba will take on the role of Cliff Bradshaw. The remainder of the cast features Michelle Bishop as Fraulein Kost, Vivien Parry as Fraulein Schneider, Richard Katz as Herr Schultz, and Danny Mahoney as Ernst Ludwig.
Leaving the production will be Callum Scott Howells (Emcee) and Madeline Brewer (Sally Bowles) on January 28th, and Sid Sagar will play his final performance in Cabaret as Cliff Bradshaw on February 11th.
The plot of Cabaret is set in early 1930s Berlin, and centres around the Kit Kat Club, notably American writer Cliff Bradshaw and club singer Sally Bowles. The musical by Kander and Ebb includes songs such as “Maybe This Time,” “Mein Herr,” and “Money.”
Rebecca Frecknall directs Cabaret which features sound design by Nick Lidster, scenic and costume design by Tom Scutt, choreography by Julia Cheng, and lighting design by Isabella Byrd.
Booking & Theatre Info For Cabaret
Performances of Cabaret are at the Kit Kat Club (Playhouse Theatre) which is a medium size West End venue and has been adapted into a nightclub setting to accommodate the production of Cabaret. The seats in the Stalls section provide the best views of the stage, with no restrictions even at the very rear however, try to sit centrally if possible, as the gradual rake in the seating means that views may be blocked by members of the audience if seated at the rear. The first three rows of the Dress Circle also offer very good views of the stage.
The front rows of the Dress Circle are often discounted due to the curve of the seating and are good value for money for those on a budget and looking to secure cheap Cabaret tickets, and although there is limited legroom in these seats they offer good value with row E of the Dress Circle regularly discounted and generally offering good views. Avoid the Upper Circle if possible as quite severe restrictions can affect the view of the stage from this section.