Cabaret has announced its new West End cast!
BAFTA nominee Callum Scott Howells (It’s A Sin) and Emmy Award nominee Madeline Brewer will join the show from 3 October 2022 at the Kit Kat Club as the Emcee and Sally Bowles, with the production currently booking through to 7 January 2023.
Howells said today: “I can’t wait to work with the incredible team and company, and follow on from two actors who I hugely respect and admire. I feel very lucky and excited to be taking on such an iconic role within this widely celebrated and unique production. It’s going to be a ride.”
Brewer added: “Rebecca’s [Frecknall, director] vision is the most magical and emotional and exciting Cabaret I’ve ever seen. It’s a Sally and a Kit Kat Club so thrillingly fun and humbly prescient. I’m beyond honored to be invited to the party.” Emily Benjamin will also play Bowles at certain performances.
Also joining the cast on 3 October 2022 will be Sid Sagar as Cliff Bradshaw, Danny Mahoney as Ernst Ludwig and Michelle Bishop as Fraulein Kost. Additionally, Vivien Parry and Richard Katz continue to play Fraulein Schneider and Herr Schultz respectively.
The cast is completed by Gabriela Benedetti, Charles Croysdill, Laura Delany and Sally Frith. In addition to, Matthew Gent, Ying Ue Li, Ela Lisondra and Chris O’Mara. Also joining are, Grant Neal, Hicaro Nicolai and Adam Taylor. Lastly, Toby Turpin, Patrick Wilden and Sophie Maria Wojna.
The Prologue Company currently includes Rachel Benson, Laura Braid, Asmara Cammock and Julian Capolei. Additionally, Celine Fortenbacher, Reuben Greeph, Samantha Ho and Andrew Linnie. Finally, Carys McQueen, Kate Robson-Stuart and Sally Swanson.
Cabaret 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.
This production is directed by Rebecca Frecknall, with set and costume design by Tom Scutt. Choreography is by Julia Cheng, musical supervision by Jennifer Whyte and musical direction by Ben Ferguson. Mre creative team include, lighting by Isabella Byrd, sound by Nick Lidster and casting by Stuart Burt.