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First look at Cake: The Marie Antoinette Playlist musical in the West End

First look images have been released for the limited West End run of Cake at the Lyric Theatre.

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Cake: The Marie Antoinette Playlist – the brand-new musical, come gig, come ballet – is currently running in London through to 24 September 2024.

Zizi Strallen (Marie Antoinette) and the Cast of Cake - The Marie Antoinette Playlist.
Zizi Strallen (Marie Antoinette) and the Cast of Cake – The Marie Antoinette Playlist. Credit: Mark Senior
The Cast of Cake - The Marie Antoinette Playlist.
The Cast of Cake – The Marie Antoinette Playlist. Credit: Mark Senior

Combining a multi-genre pop score with 18th century France, Cake: The Marie Antoinette Playlist, retells a story that sparked a revolution.

Marie Antoinette’s reign was blighted by gossip and scandal. But when she is implicated in a crime to defraud the crown jewellers of a diamond necklace, it is not just her reputation at stake, but the monarchy and France itself.

The cast features Zizi Strallen (Mary Poppins) as Marie Antoinette and Renée Lamb (SIX) as Jeanne, reprising their roles from the limited season tour earlier this year.

They’re joined by Kandaka Moore (Sylvia) as Nicole and Roger Dipper (A Christmas Carol) as Cardinal with an ensemble comprised of Ope Sowande (Moulin Rouge) and Elizabeth Fullalove (Starlight Express), also as ‘Jewellers’ with Travis Kerry (Hamilton), Dance Captain and Jane Albertsen (Hamilton).

The Cast of Cake - The Marie Antoinette Playlist.
The Cast of Cake – The Marie Antoinette Playlist. Credit: Mark Senior
The Cast of Cake - The Marie Antoinette Playlist
The Cast of Cake – The Marie Antoinette Playlist. Credit: Mark Senior
Roger Dipper (The Cardinal) in Cake - The Marie Antoinette Playlist
Roger Dipper (The Cardinal) in Cake – The Marie Antoinette Playlist. Credit: Mark Senior

Cake: The Marie Antoinette Playlist has an award-winning creative team, including Olivier winner’s Drew McOnie (In the Heights; Jesus Christ Superstar), Morgan Lloyd Malcolm (Emilia – The Globe) with Tasha Taylor Johnson (The Cat In The Hat) and singer-song writer, Jack McManus.

The production has set and costume design by Sami Fendall, lighting design by Joshie Harriette and sound design by Andy Sharman. Casting by Will Burton.

Renée Lamb (Jeanne), Elizabeth Fullalove and Ope Sowande (The Jewellers) in Cake - The Marie Antoinette Playlist. Photo Mark Senior
Renée Lamb (Jeanne), Elizabeth Fullalove and Ope Sowande (The Jewellers) in Cake – The Marie Antoinette Playlist. Credit: Mark Senior
Kandaka Moore (Nicole) in Cake - The Marie Antoinette Playlist.
Kandaka Moore (Nicole) in Cake – The Marie Antoinette Playlist. Credit: Mark Senior
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.