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Cabaret to be staged at the New Theatre in Peterborough from January 21, 2020




“What good is sitting alone in your room? Come hear the music play...life is a cabaret.”

Those famous words, sung by Liza Minnelli as Sally Bowles in the musical film Cabaret, will be heard once again when the production comes to the stage in Peterborough.

Bill Kenwright presents the multi award-winning production of Kander and Ebb’s landmark musical at the New Theatre, in Broadway, from Tuesday, January 21 until Saturday, 25.

The cast of Cabaret at the New Theatre in Peterborough. Photo copyright: The Other Richard.
The cast of Cabaret at the New Theatre in Peterborough. Photo copyright: The Other Richard.

Directed by National Theatre artistic director Rufus Norris, the production has enjoyed two smash hit West End runs at The Lyric and The Savoy theatres.

Audiences will enjoy show-stopping choreography, dazzling costumes and iconic songs such as ‘Money Makes the World Go Round’, ‘Maybe This Time’, the title song ‘Cabaret’ (of course) and more.

For those who don’t know the story, to set the scene it’s 1931. Berlin is a haven of ‘divine decadence’ and the legendary Sally Bowles is about to take the stage at the infamous Kit Kat Klub…

The production stars John Partridge, Kara Lily Hayworth, Anita Harris and Charles Hagerty as Cliff Bradshaw. Photo copyright: The Other Richard.
The production stars John Partridge, Kara Lily Hayworth, Anita Harris and Charles Hagerty as Cliff Bradshaw. Photo copyright: The Other Richard.

As the Nazis are rising to power, the story follows the nightlife at the club, revolving around American writer Cliff Bradshaw and his relationship with English cabaret performer Sally.

John Partridge, winner of Celebrity Masterchef in 2018, will star as larger than life Emcee (the ‘master of ceremonies’). The actor is well-known to TV audiences as Christian Clarke in EastEnders and the West End (starring in A Chorus Line, Chicago, and La Cage Aux Folles).

Kara Lily Hayworth plays Sally Bowles, following her successful performance in the title role of Cilla The Musical, which was applauded by both critics and audiences.

Anita Harris, who rose to fame as a singer in the 1960s, joins the cast as Fraulein Schneider. She has appeared on screen in Follow That Camel and Carry on Doctor and on stage, including as Grizelda in the West End’s Cats.

The age guidance for this production is 13 plus due to its adult themes.

Tickets can be booked from the New Theatre via: www.newtheatre-peterborough.com or on 01733 852 992

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