REVIEW: LIFE IS A CABARET, OLD CHUM
The multi-award winning production of Kander and Ebb’s landmark musical, Cabaret, burst on to the stage at Curve this week and we were lucky enough to be there on opening night.
It’s 1931, Berlin is a haven of divine decadence and the legendary Sally Bowles is about to take the stage at the infamous Kit Kat Klub…
Featuring show-stopping choreography, dazzling costumes and iconic songs Money Makes The World Go Round, Maybe This Time, Cabaret and more, it was both a raucous and, at times, emotional ride.
The exceptional cast includes John Partridge as Emcee, who is well known to TV audiences as EastEnders’ Christian Clarke and who is fast becoming one of West End theatre’s most prolific leading men. His performance in Cabaret was both spellbinding and hilarious, with his final scene so powerfully acted that you could hear a pin drop in the auditorium.
Kara Lily Hayworth stars as Sally Bowles after originating the iconic role of Cilla Black in Cilla – The Musical. She brought the perfect mix of sass and style to the character, with her vocal performances note perfect and emotive. Other notable mentions include Anita Harris whose relationship arc with Herr Schultz (played by James Paterson) was incredibly sweet and heart-breaking in equal measure.
From the staging and fantastic cast, to the music and the story telling – everything perfectly aligned and resulted in a much-deserved standing ovation from the audience. If you haven’t managed to get tickets yet, we would highly recommend grabbing some whilst you still can!
Cabaret is on at Curve until Saturday 19th October 2019 and tickets can be purchased via https://www.curveonline.co.uk/whats-on/shows/cabaret-musical/ or by calling the Box Office on 0116 242 3935.