About the Show/Event
Information for Cabaret at Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff (Musical). Based on the play by John van Druten and the original stories by Christopher Isherwood. Set in late thirties Berlin. Cabaret first came to the stage in New York in 1966 and became a hit film with Liza Minnelli and Michael York in 1972. The story tells of American cabaret singer Sally Bowles, impoverished writer Cliff Bradshaw and their friends Frauline Schneider and Herr Schultz along with a host of divinely decadent characters whose lives are described by the Emcee. Their dreams for the future are finally shattered as their lives are inexorably drawn towards the horrors of World War II.
Approximate runtime 150minutes (including any interval).
Performers John Partridge (Emcee), Kara Lily Hayworth (Sally Bowles), Anita Harris (Fraulein Schneider), Basienka Blake (Fraulein Kost), Charles Hagerty (Cliff Bradshaw), James Paterson (Herr Schultz), Nick Tizzard (Ernst Ludwig), Gemma Archer, Joseph Dockree, Francis Foreman, Sophie Hirst, Mary Hodgkinson, Sara Morley, Hannah Nicholas, Oliver Roll, Ben Rutter, Catherine Saunders, Tom Scanlon.
Book by Joe Masteroff. Music John Kander. Lyrics Fred Ebb. Producer Bill Kenwright. Director Rufus Norris. Design Katrina Lindsay. Choreographer Javier De Frutos.