Cabaret UK Tour – Tour concluded

John Partridge and Kara Lily Hayworth are to star in the Cabaret UK Tour. Come see Kander and Ebb’s classic musical on tour until April.

Will Young as Emcee and the company of Cabaret. Photograph: Keith Pattison

Bill Kenwright’s multi-award-winning production of Cabaret is back!

With a score that includes Cabaret, Maybe This Time, Money Makes The World Go Round and Willkommen, Cabaret is one of John Kander and Fred Ebb’s greatest scores garnering 8 Oscars, 7 BAFTAs and 13 Tony Awards.

Based on Christopher Isherwood’s novels, Cabaret is set in 1931 Berlin, a sexually charged haven of decadence in which the legendary Sally Bowles performs at the infamous Kit Kat Klub.

Cabaret is choreographed by Javier De Frutos, and designed by Katrina Lindsay. Cabaret has a book by Joe Masteroff, music by John Kander, lyrics by Fred Ebb. Cabaret is based on the play by John Van Druten and stories by Christopher Isherwood. Rufus Norris, National Theatre Artistic Director is the director.


18 – 22 February 2020
New Wimbledon Theatre

25 – 29 February 2020
Palace Theatre Manchester

3 – 7 March 2020
Grand Theatre Leeds 

10 – 14 March 2020
Marlowe Theatre Canterbury

17 – 21 March 2020
Sheffield Lyceum

24 – 28 March 2020
Millennium Centre Wales

31 March – 4 April 2020
Regent Theatre Stoke

7 – 11 April 2020
Eden Court Theatre Inverness

14 – 18 April 2020
Liverpool Empire

21 – 25 April 2020
Milton KeynesTheatre


This tour of Cabaret is to star Kara Lily Hayworth (Sally) and John Partridge (Emcee). Anita Harris will play Fraulein Schneider.

Kara Lily Hayworth recently won rave reviews across the country for her portrayal of Cilla Black in Cilla the Musical, after she was discovered by Bill Kenwright during the show’s nationwide TV auditions.

Kara says, “I owe a huge amount to Bill Kenwright! Back in 2017 when I first decided to go to the open auditions for Cilla, I had no idea how much my life would change. I had been working professionally for a long time, but this was a real turning point in my career, and I am so grateful to Bill for taking a chance on me. And now for him to trust me to take on another leading role (my absolute dream role) I feel so unbelievably lucky!”

Cabaret UK Tour casting
Kara Lily Hayworth and John Partridge

Starring as the enigmatic Emcee is John Partridge, winner of Celebrity MasterChef in 2018, well known to TV audiences as EastEnders’ Christian Clarke, and one of West End theatre’s most prolific leading men (A Chorus LineChicago, and La Cage Aux Folles). The tour has now concluded but to find musicals near you check the main page.

Anita Harris Cabaret UK Tour
Anita Harris

Anita first rose to fame as a singer in the 1960s, beginning a lifelong career as a performer and actress. She has appeared both on-screen (Follow That Camel and Carry on Doctor) and on stage, most notably as Grizabella in the West End’s Cats.

Cabaret UK Tour
Basienka Blake, Charles Hagerty, James Paterson and Nick Tizzard.

Joining this talented line-up is Basienka Blake (Casualty) as Fraulein Kost, Charles Hagerty (The Bodyguard, West End) as Cliff Bradshaw, James Paterson (The Phantom Of The Opera, West End) as Herr Schultz and Nick Tizzard (Doc Martin) as Ernst Ludwig.

The ensemble comprises Gemma Archer, Joseph Dockree, Francis Foreman, Sophie Hirst, Mary Hodgkinson, Sara Morley, Hannah Nicholas, Oliver Roll, Ben Rutter, Catherine Saunders and Tom Scanlon.


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