THE WEST END THEATRE | APRIL 28TH-MAY 7TH | SOLD-OUT 800 SEAT RUN
Willkommen, Bienvenue, Welcome to 1930s Berlin: a world where allure triumphs, morality is in question, and time is fleeting. Cabaret follows two pairs of lovers — cabaret singer Sally Bowles & novelist Clifford Bradshaw alongside Fraulein Schneider & Herr Schultz — on the verge of a cultural transformation as the rise of an extremist political party overtakes the existing Weimar Republic.
When the idealized world of Berlin slowly unravels, Sally Bowles is faced with the choice between settling down and fleeing to America with Clifford or remaining in Berlin to continue a life full of thrill at the Kit Kat Klub: a space for freedom and self-expression as these liberties dwindle from reality. Meanwhile, the rise in anti-Semitism challenges Fraulein Schneider and Herr Schultz’s interest in getting married. Guided by the all-knowing narrator Emcee, Cabaret invites audiences to embark on a journey of historical turmoil, troubled romance, and self-reflection.
An ensemble-led show at its heart, Cabaret presents community at its finest, and how companionship becomes tested within a flaring political climate. When the thrill of escapism dissolves, what remnants of hope and opportunity remain?