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Cabaret – Grand Theatre, Wolverhampton

Book: Joe Masteroff Music and Lyrics: John Kander and Fred Ebb Director: Rufus Norris Reviewer: Nicole Evans [rating:4] Cabaret first began life on Broadway in back in 1966; after several successful London and Broadway revivals, and many changes to the production along the way it returns again as a touring production. Set in early 1930’s Berlin, at the height of ...

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Cabaret – New Theatre, Oxford

Book: Joe Masteroff Composer: John Kander Lyricist: Fred Ebb Director: Rufus Norris Reviewer: Tom Finch [RATING:4.5] Cabaret is arguably one of the definitive 20th century musicals so it is wonderful to see it being revived in a major new production touring the country. Cabaret takes place in and around the fictional Kit Kat Club in early 1930s Berlin. It is ...

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Cabaret – Alhambra Theatre, Bradford

Writers: John Kander &Fred Ebb Director: Rufus Norris Musical Director: James McCullagh Reviewer: Ray Taylor [rating:5] A packed house gave a standing ovation to the opening night of this legendary hit musical. The story, set in Berlin in 1930-1931 and centred around the cabaret scene is well known to lovers of musicals from the iconic Hollywood film. The stage production, ...

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Chicago – Oldham Coliseum

Writer: Fred Ebb &Bob Fosse Music: John Kander Director: Kevin Shaw Reviewer: Paul Downham [rating:4.5] With over 7,000 performances on Broadway and a 15 year stint in the West End Chicago is pretty well known to theatre goers across the globe, however this production from the Oldham Coliseum takes the show back to its vaudevillian roots. This is the first ...

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NEWS: Will Young set to reprise his Emcee as Cabaret goes on tour

Multi-Million selling recording artist turned Olivier Award nominated musical theatre star Will Young, will reprise his rôle as Emcee in Rufus Norris’ acclaimed revival of Kander &Ebb’s Cabaret. Young recently starred in the well received production at the Savoy Theatre in the heart of London’s glittering West-End.Ever since winning the inaugural series of Pop Idol in 2002, Will Young has ...

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Chicago – Theatre Royal, Plymouth

Book: Fred Ebb &Bob Fosse Lyrics: Fred Ebb Music: John Kander Director: Walter Bobbie Reviewer: Marina Spark [Rating:4.5] From start to finish the UK tour of Chicago enthralls with the classic tale of murder, fame and jazz in Chicago, Illinois. With lyrics by Fred Ebb and music by John Kander an audience cannot fail to be entertained. Not a single ...

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Chicago – Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury

Music: John Kander Lyrics: Fred Ebb Book: Fred Ebb &Bob Fosse Director: Scott Faris, after Walter Bobbie Choreography: Gary Chryst, after Ann Reinking Musical Director: Adrian Kirk Reviewer: Victoria Bawtree [rating:3.5]   Kander &Ebb’s seminal musical, Chicago, visits Canterbury’s Marlowe Theatre this week, with plenty of swing to its well-known numbers, including ‘All that Jazz’, ‘Me and My Baby’ and ...

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Chicago – Lyceum Theatre, Sheffield

Music/Lyrics: John Kander &Fred Ebb Book: Fred Ebb &Bob Fosse Director: Scott Farris Reviewer: Lindsay Sykes [rating:3] Even though Chicago has now closed in the West End this tour keeps the performance going. Telling the story of how Roxie Hart gets away with murder with the help of slick lawyer Billy Flynn. Her time in prison with the notorious Velma ...

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