The Kit Kat Club in London’s West End will open its doors this November with the musical Cabaret starring Oscar, Golden Globe, BAFTA, Tony and Olivier award winner Eddie Redmayne as The Emcee and Bafta nominee and British Independent Film award winner Jessie Buckley as Sally Bowles.
The famous setting of John Kander and Fred Ebb and Masteroff’s musical is brought to life with a capacity of just 550, to host a unique production of Cabaret, ‘the likes of which audiences will have never experienced before’. Dates, further details and full casting to be announced soon.
Director Rebecca Frecknall said:
“It’s such a privilege to have the opportunity to direct Cabaret, a show that has always been dear to my heart. It’s thrilling to be able to approach this classic and important musical at a time when its themes and atmosphere feel so contemporary and resonant. I’m in awe of my incredible creative team who have come together to create a bold new production as well as a new ‘Kit Kat Club’, a bespoke home where we can truly embrace and unlock the world of Cabaret for a new audience”.
One of the most successful musicals of all time Cabaret features the songs has music by John Kander, lyrics by Fred Ebb and a book by Joe Masteroff, based on the play by John Van Druten and stories by Christopher Isherwood.
Redmayne (Red in the West End and on Broadway, Richard II at Donmar Warehouse, the films The Theory of Everything, The Trial of the Chicago 7, Les Misérables and the Fantastic Beasts series) is The Emcee opposite Buckley (the National’s Romeo and Juliet, A Little Night Music in the West End, Fargo, Chernobyl and the films Wild Rose and I’m Thinking of Ending Things) as Sally Bowles.
Frecknall (the Almeida’s Olivier Award-winning Summer and Smoke, The Duchess of Malfi, Three Sisters), is joined in the creative team by set and costume designer Tom Scutt and choreographer Julia Cheng. Lighting design is by Isabella Byrd with sound design by Nick Lidster. The casting director is Stuart Burt and the associate director is Jordan Fein. The show is produced by Ambassador Theatre Group Productions and Underbelly.