Tuesday 25 September 2012

Life is a Cabaret!

On the evening of Thursday 20th September 2012 I attended the performance of Cabaret at Norwich Theatre Royal. This production starring Will Young as Emcee and Michelle Ryan as Sally Bowles which attracted a capacity audience to the Theatre Royal will be opening in the West End in October.With music by John Kander and lyrics by Fred Ebb Cabaret is a brilliant musical full of amazing songs. What good is sitting alone in your room? Come hear the music play. Life is a Cabaret, old chum, Come to the Cabaret.

Cabaret is set in Berlin in 1931. The Nazis are beginning their rise to power, and In the seedy Kit Kat Klub, young American writer Cliff Bradshaw is drawn into a poignant love affair with a 19-year-old English cabaret performer, Sally Bowles. The drama of their love plays out beneath the ever-present gaze of the mysterious Emcee of the Kit Kat Club, which serves as a symbol of the oppression and excess of Germany's Weimar Republic.

This has to be one of this year's highlights at Norwich Theatre Royal with both Will Young and Michelle Ryan putting on strong entertaining performances to make this a night to remember. Directed by Rufus Norris this revival of Cabaret was a spectacular stage show. The story maybe dark but the audience were completely captivated as Cabaret thrilled us all. Come to the Cabaret, it's divine decadence darling!

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