Cabaret is coming to Sunderland

Published: 27 June 2019
Reporter: Peter Lathan

Cabaret Credit: Pamela Raith Photography

The Bill Kenwright production of Kander and Ebb’s Cabaret, directed by Rufus Norris, is heading for Sunderland Empire where it will run from 28 January to 1 February 2020.

John Partridge will play the Emcee. His musical theatre credits include La Cage Aux Folles (UK tour); Chicago (UK tour); Miss Saigon (UK tour); Rent (European tour); Taboo (The Venue); Starlight Express (Apollo Victoria Theatre); Grease (Dominion Theatre); Tommy (Shaftesbury Theatre); A Chorus Line (London Palladium) and Cats (UK tour).

Playing Sally Bowles will be Kara Lily Hayworth whose stage credits include Maggie May (Finborough); Cilla the Musical (UK tour); Secret Cinema Presents: Moulin Rouge; The Mystery of Edwin Drood (Arts Theatre) and Persephone (A Love Story) (Rosemary Branch Theatre).

Just announced is Anita Harris, who began her stage career as a sing in the sixties, as Fraulein Schneider. Her stage credits include: My Cousin Rachel (Theatre Royal, Bath); Stepping Out (UK tour); Double Double (UK tour); Come On Jeeves (UK tour); The 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).

The production is directed by Rufus Norris (Director of the National Theatre) and choreographed by Javier De Frutos, and has had two West End runs at the Lyric and the Savoy.

The tour, which visits 23 venues nationwide, opens at the Churchill Theatre, Bromley on 28 August 2019 and ends at the Regent, Stoke on 4 April 2020.