Cabaret extends West End run, releases new photos

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The cast of Cabaret with Jake Shears (centre), © Marc Brenner
The cast of Cabaret with Jake Shears (centre), © Marc Brenner

Cabaret has extended its West End run further into 2024!

The roles of the Emcee and Sally Bowles are currently played by Jake Shears (lead singer of the Scissor Sisters and lyricist for the hit musical Tammy Faye), alongside Rebecca Lucy Taylor, also known as Self Esteem. The show, first seen in late 2021, will feature the pair until Saturday 20 January 2024.

Also joining the company today are Wilf Scolding as Ernst Ludwig, Jessica Kirton as Fraulein Kost/Fritzie, Liv Alexander as Texas, Natalie Chua as Frenchie, Taite-Elliot Drew as Hans, Damon Gould as Victor, El Haq Lateif as Helga, and Travis Ross as Bobby, joining Laura Delany as Rosie, Grant Neal as Herman/Max and Hicaro Nicolai as Lulu.

From today, Nic Myers has taken over as the alternate Sally Bowles, scheduled to perform once a week.

The cast is completed by Rebecca Lisewski, Ela Lisondra, Myers, Andy Rees, Toby Turpin and Patrick Wilden.

Cabaret is directed by Rebecca Frecknall, set and costume design is by Tom Scutt with choreography by Julia Cheng. Musical supervision is by Jennifer Whyte and musical direction is by Ben Ferguson with lighting design by Isabella Byrd and sound design by Nick Lidster. The casting director is Stuart Burt and the associate director is Jordan Fein.

The prologue company, entertaining audiences before the show begins, features Rachel Benson, Ami Benton, Onyemachi Ejimofor, Joseph Hardy, Liz Kamille, Andrew Linnie, Aine McLoughlin, Jack Parry, Jazmyn Raikes, Oliver Stockley and Ena Yamaguchi.

A Broadway production is also being prepared, with dates from next spring. In the meantime, tickets for London are on sale below. The show is now booking to 28 September 2024.

CABARET Hicaro Nicolai (Lulu) Photo Marc Brenner
Hicaro Nicolai (Lulu) Photo, © Marc Brenner
CABARET Rebecca Lucy Taylor (Sally Bowles) Photo Marc Brenner
Rebecca Lucy Taylor (Sally Bowles), © Marc Brenner
CABARET Wilf Scolding (Ernst Ludwig) Photo Marc Brenner
Wilf Scolding (Ernst Ludwig), © Marc Brenner
CABARET Natalie Chua (Frenchie) Photo Marc Brenner
Natalie Chua (Frenchie), © Marc Brenner
CABARET Liv Alexander (Texas) Photo Marc Brenner
Liv Alexander (Texas), © Marc Brenner
CABARET Damon Gould (Victor) Photo Marc Brenner
Damon Gould (Victor), © Marc Brenner

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