About Cabaret

Director Rufus Norris’s 2006 production of Kander and Ebb’s classic musical Cabaret won a deluge of critical acclaim and two Olivier Awards, and was impressively revived last year with Will Young in the role of the Emcee.

If you missed it, now’s your chance to find out what all the fuss was about.

Norris has re-imagined his 2006 hit show, bringing raw sensuality to the tale of nightclub performer Sally Bowles and the patrons of the Kit Kat Club in decadent 1930s Berlin.

Singing superstar Young reprises his acclaimed role of the Kit Kat Club’s enigmatic Emcee alongside Siobhan Dillon as Sally Bowles.

As well as enjoying this inspired pairing you’ll experience show-stopping choreography by Olivier Award-winner Javier De Frutos, dazzling costumes and some of the best (and best known) songs in all of musical theatre, including Money Makes the World Go Round, Maybe This Time and, of course, title song Cabaret.

What's the story?

Berlin, 1931. The Nazis are beginning their rise to power, and In the seedy Kit Kat Klub,  young American writer Cliff Bradshaw is drawn into a poignant love affair with a 19-year-old English cabaret performer, Sally Bowles.

The drama of their love plays out beneath the ever-present gaze of the mysterious Emcee of the Kit Kat Club, which serves as a symbol of the oppression and excess of Germany's Weimar Republic.

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Who's it suitable for?

Cabaret is an electrifyingly energetic musical, but it’s built around adult themes that may not be appropriate fare for less sophisticated young audiences.

Rufus Norris’ visual feast of a production is quite frank in its presentation of sexuality and features some nudity. This element of the show is integral and stylish. But if you’re squeamish about such things then it may not be for you.

Important Information

This production contains adult themes and some nudity

The Venue

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Where is Cabaret?

Strand London WC2R 0ET
  • Nearest Bus stop: (Strand) 6, 9, 11, 13, 15, 23, 87, 91, 139, 176; (Aldwych) 59, 68, 171, 172, 188, X68, RV1
  • Parking: St Martin's Lane Hotel (5mins)
  • Nearest Night Bus: (Strand) 6, 23, 139, 176, N9, N11, N13, N15, N21, N26, N44, N47, N87, N89, N91, N155, N343, N551; (Aldwych) 188, N68, N171
  • Nearest Tube: Bakerloo, Northern
  • Directions:

    (5mins) Head out onto the main road Strand. Go right 200 metres and the theatre is on your right.

  • Nearest Station: Charing Cross

Facilities

  • Air conditioned
  • Bar
  • Disabled toilets
  • Infrared hearing loop
  • Toilets
  • Wheelchair accessible