Kit Kat Club at the Playhouse

Northumberland Avenue, London, WC2N 5DE GB

Cabaret

Cabaret Tickets

4.6/5 - based on 28 reviews
  • Booking until: Saturday, 7 January 2023
  • Starring: Eddie Redmayne, Jessie Buckley
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About Cabaret

Performance Times
  • Booking until: Saturday, 7 January 2023
Mon - 19:30
Tue - 19:30
Wed 14:00 19:30
Thu - 19:30
Fri - 19:30
Sat 14:00 19:30
Sun - -
Starring:

Eddie Redmayne, Jessie Buckley

Cabaret description

Let your heart dance to the classic tunes of Cabaret!

Top Director Rufus Norris first brought Kander and Ebb’s classic musical Cabaret in 2006 and it made massive waves! Launched to a huge amount of critical acclaim, it subsequently won two coveted Olivier awards. Now Norris has re-created his smash hit West End show to bring an extra edge to the already breath-taking tale of the club performer Sally Bowles and the people who lived and loved at the Kit Kat Club in 1930s Berlin. Expect sophisticated choreography, fabulous costumes, a beautiful set, a tense storyline and some of the best-loved tunes ever written for musical theatre.

Cabaret – The story

It’s 1931. The scene? Berlin. The Nazi Party is beginning to make a subtle but unpleasant impact on the country. The grotty Kit Kat Klub’s regular patrons include a young American writer called Cliff Bradshaw, who falls deeply in love with nineteen year old Sally, an English girl who performs in the club. Under the darkening and increasingly threatening political clouds, their love grows and an exciting drama unfolds as the strange and mysterious club Emcee, who is symbolic of the terrible oppression and evil excesses to come, looks on.

Watch history in the making unfold…

Cabaret presents a genuine emotional journey. The political threat is real – it happened. The sub-plot was acted out by real people again and again during those terrible times as relationships were wrecked, families destroyed and trust smashed. And because we, the audience, know that the Second World War was on its way, the story is even more poignant. This musical masterpiece will whisk you away to a time when the winds of war were beginning to blow. At the same time the score is thrilling, a series of tunes you’ll recognise without realising you knew them. The set is wonderful, taking you back to the 1930s in seconds. And the costumes are to die for!

The Cabaret song lists includes sing-along classics like Willkommen, So What?, Telephone Song and Don't Tell Mama. You’ll find yourself swaying in your seats, lost in Mein Herr, Telephone Dance and Perfectly Marvellous, Two Ladies, It Couldn't Please Me More and Tomorrow Belongs to Me. There’s Kickline, Married, If You Could See Her (The Gorilla Song), What Would You Do?, I Don't Care Much plus a host more beautiful songs and, of course, the all-time classic Cabaret itself.

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Age restrictions

Suitable for ages 13+
 

Important Information

This production contains adult themes and some nudity

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Cabaret reviews

4.6 out of 5 based on 28 reviews

What to expect:

Acting
Music
Costumes
Story
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Recommended for:

Anyone (57%)
Families (57%)
Teenagers (68%)
Couples (79%)
Theatregoers (93%)
Latest customer reviews
Maureen

Wonderful

Reviewed on 10 August 2022 by , Ongar, United Kingdom

Maureen
Raunchy, immersive, exhilarating

From entering the theatre, you are immersed in the Kit Kat club. The atmosphere of pre-war Berlin is portrayed brilliantly. It is decadent , exciting and shocking. The singing is fantastic and the acting superb. The love affair between the elderly couple is poignant. I would recommend to anyone looking for grown up entertainment.

Reviewed on 08 August 2022 by , Altrincham, United Kingdom

debra
Exceptional

Reviewed on 30 July 2022 by , Macclesfield, United Kingdom

Jennifer
Creative and interesting

Hard working and entertaining cast. A bit patchy in places, going from humour to drama. I expected a few more songs from the performers of the kit kat club, and a bit less chat but that was my expectation. If you don’t know the original cabaret story probably useful if you read before seeing.

Reviewed on 16 July 2022 by , Chippendale, Australia

Jennifer
Creative and interesting

Hard working and entertaining cast. A bit patchy in places, going from humour to drama. I expected a few more songs from the performers of the kit kat club, and a bit less chat but that was my expectation. If you don’t know the original cabaret story probably useful if you read before seeing.

Reviewed on 16 July 2022 by , Chippendale, Australia

Emma
must see

Reviewed on 10 July 2022 by , Stanstead Abbotts, United Kingdom

Beverley
Gorgeous

A beautifully executed and interactive experience. Better for a mature audience. Emcee and Sally are clearly a clear winner for this show. Beautiful performance by everyone

Reviewed on 10 July 2022 by , Surrey, Canada

Lynellyn
An incredibly moving performance that fully engaged the audience.

Reviewed on 30 June 2022 by , London, United Kingdom

Grazyna
great performance

thoroughly enjoyable evening, with a great performance, would definitely recommend

Reviewed on 23 June 2022 by , Swindon, United Kingdom

george
Excellent event

Excellent event, lots of atmosphere. Difficult to see what was happening at certain points in the show

Reviewed on 24 May 2022 by , Edgware, United Kingdom

Imke
Wonderful show!

Reviewed on 24 May 2022 by , Brüssel, Belgium

Stewart
Cabaret revisited in a fabulous theatre, modern and spell binding.

Really interesting theatre layout. Welcoming and interesting use of musicians and dancers in the bar before the start of the show. The Kit Kat Club/Playhouse was laid out brilliantly. Loved the use of tables and chairs set out in a cafe club style. We were in the Circle which was great and I preferred the view from there. Brilliant lead performers although when I booked the tickets at Booking.com (May 2022) they advertised Eddie Redmain and Jessie Buckly and once we arrived realised that they had left the show in March, which was a bit naughty. We were also not prepared for the Covid checks as had been to see To Kill a Mocking Bird the week before and there was no check. Feel we should have been pre-warned by booking.com. Great show, fantastic orchestra, great leads and every performer put their all into every aspect of entertaining.

Reviewed on 18 May 2022 by , London, United Kingdom

Katlen
Highly topical

Sadly relevant, brilliant performance.

Reviewed on 12 April 2022 by , Bad Homburg, Germany

Ann
Splendid, engaging, thought provoking

What a great night out! I highly recommend this show - while it is a classicist really resonates more now in this political climate. The actors, the singing, the live music, the immersive production, just all of it was fantastic.

Reviewed on 25 March 2022 by , Austin, United States Of America

Ian
Amazing!

Entertaining, evocative and emotional the shortest three hours of my life!

Reviewed on 13 January 2022 by , Burton On Trent, United Kingdom

Simon
Over Hyped , Over Acted , Over Priced

Key Advice:- Don’t go , save your money Acted like 6 Formers Brilliant musicians

Reviewed on 09 January 2022 by , Kimpton, United Kingdom

Simon
A sinister, raunchy delight!

Reviewed on 04 January 2022 by , Marlborough, United Kingdom

Anonymous
Birthday Treat

A fantastic production - the cast were all superb, especially Will Young & Lyn Paul. Thoroughly enjoyed the show and would love to see it again.

Reviewed on 31 August 2013 by

Anonymous
Where was Will?

Disappointed that will young was ill but his understudy was a star. some of the others not so good--why cast people like Sian phillips whoi absolutely can't sing? Michelle ryan did well but this role always pales by comparison with Liza. Thought the end was melodramatic and unnecessary (the holocaust has been graphically displayed so many times and in an otherwise lighthearted production it was out of place), but otherwise an enjoyable show.

Reviewed on 04 January 2013 by

Anonymous
fantastic show

Reviewed on 03 January 2013 by

Anonymous
Brilliant!

I loved this show. Will Young did a brilliant job as Emcee: fantastic voice, funny and a bit creepy when called for. The whole cast was good and had emotional soul particularly the scenes with Sian Phillips. When the cast did 'Tomorrow belongs to me' the hairs were standing up on the back of my neck - wow! The ending was really powerful and hit the emotional spot. I'm so glad I went to see it with this cast.

Reviewed on 25 November 2012 by

Anonymous
Tremendous

Reviewed on 28 October 2012 by

Anonymous
Excellent show

This is a must, Michelle Ryan was brilliant as was Will young, the story was good and really got it right on parts of the history. You must be 18 to see this show there is quite a bit of flesh showing.

Reviewed on 09 October 2012 by

Anonymous
Come to the cabaret my friend

Everything about this show was first class.It contained all the range of emotions. I was enthralled, moved ,involved, excited and impressed from beginning to end. WY's debut to the stage was spectacular. The role was made for him.

Reviewed on 07 October 2012 by

Anonymous
Will Young Brilliant!

Aspects of this show were excellent. Will Young was superb. The music and the dancing were excellent. The story didn't hang together well. Michelle Ryan had a hard act to follow after Liza Minelli and she didn't quite make it. Matt Rawle wasn't too convincing either. Newly opened so may improve over time. Worth seeing for the highly talented Will !

Reviewed on 06 October 2012 by

16 Mar
2022
Miriam Gibson

Review: CABARET at The Kit Kat Club (Playhouse Theatre)

by Miriam Gibson | Wednesday, March 16 2022, 17:03

When you enter Playhouse Theatre- re-designed and re-branded at the Kit Kat Club for this production- you're given a sticker to put over your phone's camera lens. Cabaret may be half-century-old musical, but the producers aren't taking any risks when it comes to spoilers.

Cabaret at the Kit Kat Club Cast of Cabaret at the Kit Kat Club. Photo by Marc Brenner.

Review: CABARET at The Kit Kat Club (Playhouse Theatre)
14 Jan
2022
Stuart King

Review: CABARET at The Kit Kat Club Playhouse Theatre

by Stuart King | Friday, January 14 2022, 00:47

Cabaret - Playhouse Theatre If you prefer your historical entertainments delivered with a bludgeon or shouted in your face, you’ll be delighted by this much anticipated but sadly over-lauded and unsubtle production of Kander and Ebb’s beloved Berlin Kit-Kat Club musical.

Review: CABARET at The Kit Kat Club Playhouse Theatre