Star cast announced for Cabaret coming to Shrewsbury
Anita Harris, John Partridge and Kara Lily Hayworth join the cast of the multi award-winning production of Kander and Ebb’s landmark musical Cabaret, which embarks on an extensive 2019 UK tour, coming to Shrewsbury’s Theatre Severn from Tuesday 22 October to Saturday 26 October 2019.
Starring as the enigmatic Emcee is John Partridge, winner of Celebrity MasterChef in 2018, who is well known to TV audiences as EastEnders’ charismatic Christian Clarke, and one of West End theatre’s most prolific leading men (A Chorus Line, Chicago, and La Cage Aux Folles).
Playing the role of Sally Bowles is Kara Lily Hayworth who recently won rave reviews across the country for her portrayal of Cilla Black in Cilla the Musical, after she was discovered by Bill Kenwright during the show’s nationwide TV auditions.
Singer and screen icon Anita Harris will take on the role of Fraulein Schneider. Anita first rose to fame as a singer in the 1960s, beginning a lifelong career as a performer and actress. She has appeared both on screen (Follow That Camel and Carry on Doctor) and on stage, most notably as Grizabella in the West End’s Cats.
‘THE MOST STUNNINGLY FRESH
&IMAGINATIVE REVIVAL OF A CLASSIC
MUSICAL THAT I HAVE EVER SEEN’
‘A SHOW STOPPER’
Beki Poole, Shropshire Council’s Theatre Severn marketing officer, said:-
“We’ve very excited to reveal the cast for Cabaret which comes to Theatre Severn this October. It’s been 10 years since the show first came to Shrewsbury and we’re thrilled to see it return with a fresh revival of this classic musical. Early booking is definitely recommended.”
It’s 1931, Berlin is a haven of divine decadence and the legendary Sally Bowles is about to take stage at the infamous Kit Kat Klub…
Cabaret features show-stopping choreography, dazzling costumes and iconic songs, including ‘Money Makes the World Go Round’, ‘Maybe This Time’ and ‘Cabaret’. Directed by critically acclaimed Rufus Norris (Director of The National Theatre) and featuring the Olivier Award Winning Choreography by Javier De Frutos, the production has enjoyed two smash hit West End runs at The Lyric and The Savoy theatres.
Anita Harris’ (Fraulein Schnider) stage credits include: My Cousin Rachel (Theatre Royal, Bath); Stepping Out (UK Tour); Double Double (UK Tour); Come On Jeeves (UK Tour); Unexpected Guest (UK Tour); Suddenly At Home (Kings Theatre, Southsea); Annie (UK Tour); Five Blue Haired Ladies Sitting on a Green Park Bench (UK Tour); Fatal Encounter (UK Tour); The House of Stairs (UK Tour) and Cats (New London Theatre). Her screen credits include: Carry On Doctor; Carry On Follow That Camel; Remember Jack Buchanan; The Television Machine; French and Saunders; Morecambe and Wise; The Magic Box; Casualty and Midsomer Murders.
John Partridge’s (Emcee) stage credits include: The Case of the Frightened Lady (UK Tour); La Cage Aux Folles (UK Tour); Chicago (UK Tour); The Tempest (Northcott Theatre); Miss Saigon (UK Tour); Rent (European Tour); Black Goes With Everything (Churchill Theatre, Bromley); Taboo (The Venue); Hunting The Shark (Prince Edward Theatre); Starlight Express (Apollo Victoria Theatre); Grease (Dominion Theatre); The Fix (Donmar Warehouse); Tommy (Shaftesbury Theatre); The Drowsy Chaperone (Novello Theatre); Notre-Dame de Paris (Dominion Theatre); A Chorus Line (London Palladium); and Cats (UK Tour). His screen credits include: Eastenders; The Real Full Monty; Involuntary Activist; Battlechefs; Celebrity Masterchef; Taking the Next Step; Tumble; and Over The Rainbow.
Kara Lily Hayworth’s (Sally Bowles) stage credits include: Maggie May (The Finborough); Cilla the Musical (UK Tour); Secret Cinema Presents: Moulin Rouge; The Mystery of Edwin Drood (The Arts Theatre) and Persephone (A Love Story) (The Rosemary Branch Theatre). Her screen credits include: Britain’s Got Talent; Bad Day In The Office; The Huntsman: Winters Tale and Will.
MUSIC BY JOHN KANDER
LYRICS BY FRED EBB
BOOK BY JOE MASTEROFF
DIRECTED BY RUFUS NORRIS
CHOREOGRAPHED BY JAVIER DE FRUTOS
PRODUCED BY BILL KENWRIGHT
Tickets for Cabaret at Theatre Severn are on sale now and can be booked online at theatresevern.co.uk, by telephone – 01743 281281 – and from the venue Box Office.