Cake: The Marie Antoinette Playlist Will Return to London this Autumn

Zizi Strallen (Marie Antoinette) in Cake - The Marie Antoinette Playlist.
Zizi Strallen (Marie Antoinette) in Cake - The Marie Antoinette Playlist. Credit: Mark Senior

Cake: The Marie Antoinette Playlist is heading back to London for a full run at The Other Palace.

This unique blend of musical, gig, and ballet promises to captivate audiences once again from 13 September 2024 for a limited season.

The show, which wowed audiences during a UK tour and a brief West End stint last year, continues its exciting journey with a brand-new season in London this autumn.

Cake: The Marie Antoinette Playlist boasts an award-winning creative team, including Morgan Lloyd Malcolm (Emilia), Tasha Taylor Johnson (The Cat In The Hat), and singer-songwriter Jack McManus. Director Bronagh Lagan (Cruise) and choreographer Christopher Tendai (Closer To Heaven) join the team to build on the original staging by Olivier winner Drew McOnie (In the Heights; Jesus Christ Superstar).

West End star Zizi Strallen (Mary Poppins; Strictly Ballroom) returns as Marie Antoinette, alongside Renée Lamb (Be More Chill; SIX) reprising her role as Jeanne. Further casting will be announced soon.

With a multi-genre pop score set against 18th century France, Cake: The Marie Antoinette Playlist tells the scandalous story of Marie Antoinette, whose involvement in a scheme to defraud the crown jewellers of a diamond necklace threatens the monarchy and the fate of France.

Paul Taylor-Mills, Artistic Director of The Other Palace, said: “I’m delighted we are bringing Cake to The Other Palace for a full run, as this brand-new genre-busting musical continues to evolve following its try-out last year. Completing our 2024 programme of new musicals and developing work, this will literally be the icing on the CAKE!”

The creative team includes Morgan Lloyd Malcolm and Tasha Taylor Johnson for the book, music and lyrics by Jack McManus and Tasha Taylor-Johnson, direction by Bronagh Lagan, additional choreography by Christopher Tendai, set and costume design by Sami Fendall, lighting design by Joshie Harriette, and casting by Will Burton.

About the author: Josh Darvill

Josh is Stageberry's editor with over five years of experience writing about theatre in the West End and across the UK. Prior to following his passion for musicals, he worked for more than a decade as a TV journalist.


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