Bill Kenwright presents Rufus Norris’ multi award-winning production of Kander and Ebb’s landmark musical Cabaret, which embarks on an extensive 2019 UK tour, landing at the Palace Theatre Manchester from 25-29 February 2020.
STARRING – JOHN PARTRIDGE AS EMCEE, KARA LILY HAYWORTH AS SALLY AND ANITA HARRIS AS FRAULEIN SCHNEIDER
THE AWARD-WINNING PRODUCTION OF KANDER & EBB’S AWARD-WINNING MUSICAL DIRECTED BY RUFUS NORRIS.
Starring as the enigmatic Emcee is John Partridge, winner of Celebrity MasterChef in 2018, well known to TV audiences as EastEnders’ Christian Clarke, and one of West End theatre’s most prolific leading men (A Chorus Line, Chicago, and La Cage Aux Folles).
The role of Sally Bowles is to be played by 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 play Fraulein Schneider in the upcoming 2019 UK tour of this multi award-winning production. 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 the screen (Follow That Camel and Carry on Doctor) and on stage, most notably as Grizabella in the West End’s Cats.
Cabaret features show-stopping choreography, dazzling costumes and iconic songs, including ‘Money Makes the World Go Round’, ‘Maybe This Time’ and ‘Cabaret’. Directed by the National Theatre’s Artistic Director Rufus Norris 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
PRODUCED BY BILL KENWRIGHT
Suitable for ages 14+ – Contains nudity
Tuesday 25 February – Saturday 29 February 2020
Manchester Palace Theatre