Jake Shears and Rebecca Lucy Taylor extend run in Cabaret

A final extension for Cabaret stars Jake Shears and Rebecca Lucy Taylor, known as Self Esteem, has been announced.

The talented duo will now enchant audiences as The Emcee and Sally Bowles until 9 March 2024, adding more nights of mesmerizing performances in these iconic roles. Tickets are on sale now here

Cabaret, set in the enigmatic Kit Kat club, is currently booking until 28 September 2024, offering theatre-goers ample opportunity to witness this critically acclaimed spectacle.

In a special celebration of this extension, BBC Radio 2 is set to broadcast an hour-long special titled Jo Whiley presents Cabaret at BBC’s Maida Vale Studios. Hosted by Jo Whiley at 8PM tonight, the program will feature Jake Shears, Rebecca Lucy Taylor, and the cast and orchestra of Cabaret performing select numbers from the musical.

Jake and Rebecca continue their stellar performances alongside a talented cast, including Nathan Ives-Moiba as Clifford Bradshaw, Beverley Klein as Fraulein Schneider, and Teddy Kempner as Herr Schultz. Nic Myers takes on the role of Sally Bowles once a week.

The diverse and skilled cast further includes Wilf Scolding, Jessica Kirton, Liv Alexander, Natalie Chua, Taite-Elliot Drew, Damon Gould, El Haq Latief, Travis Ross, Laura Delany, Grant Neal, Hicaro Nicolai, Rebecca Lisewski, Ela Lisondra, Andy Rees, Toby Turpin, and Patrick Wilden.

The prologue company features Rachel Benson, Ami Benton, Onyemachi Ejimofor, Joseph Hardy, Liz Kamille, Andrew Linnie, Aine McLoughlin, Jack William Parry, Jazmyn Raikes, Oliver Stockley, and Ena Yamaguchi.

Cabaret, since its opening in December 2021, has been lauded for its immersive theatrical experience, winning a record-breaking seven Olivier Awards and several other accolades. The production’s distinctive in-the-round auditorium and reimagined spaces at one of London’s most famous theatres make it a must-see.

The musical, featuring timeless songs like Wilkommen, Don’t Tell Mama, and the title number, is directed by Rebecca Frecknall with a creative team that includes Tom Scutt for set and costume design, Julia Cheng for choreography, and musical supervision by Jennifer Whyte.

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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