Welcome to the Kit Kat Club Callum Scott Howells and Madeline Brewer, Cabaret's new Emcee and Sally Bowles. The new cast members join the Olivier-winning West End revival October 3 with dates set through January 28, 2023 at the renovated Playhouse Theatre. The screen actors succeed Fra Fee and Amy Lennox, who departed their roles October 1.
Also joining the cast are Sid Sagar as Cliff Bradsha, Danny Mahoney as Ernst Ludwig, and Michelle Bishop as Fraulein Kost. At certain performances, the role of Sally Bowles will be played by swing/understudy Emily Benjamin, who has been with the Olivier-winning, Rebecca Frecknall-directed production since it opened.
Vivien Parry and Richard Katz continue to star as Fraulein Schneider and Herr Schultz, respectively. Rounding out the cast is Gabriela Benedetti, Charles Croysdill, Laura Delany, Sally Frith, Matthew Gent, Ying Ue Li, Ela Lisondra, Chris O’Mara, Grant Neal, Hicaro Nicolai, Adam Taylor, Toby Turpin, Patrick Wilden, and Sophie Maria Wojna.
Welcoming audiences to the club is The Prologue Company comprising Rachel Benson, Laura Braid, Asmara Cammock, Julian Capolei, Celine Fortenbacher, Reuben Greeph, Samantha Ho, Andrew Linnie, Carys McQueen, Kate Robson-Stuart, and Sally Swanson.
This immersive production of Cabaret features music by John Kander, lyrics by Fred Ebb, book by Joe Masteroff, and is based on the play by John Van Druten and stories by Christopher Isherwood. The show opened December 21, 2021 with Eddie Redmayne and Jessie Buckley as leads. With 11 nominations and seven wins, the revival swept the 2022 Olivier Awards.
The production from Ambassador Theatre Group Productions and Underbelly features choreography by Julia Cheng, set and costume design by Tom Scutt, lighting by Isabella Byrd, sound design by Nick Lidster, and musical direction by Jennifer Whyte. Casting is by Stuart Burt, with Jordan Fein serving as associate director.