Life is a Cabaret for stars heading to Shrewsbury

By Lucy Todman | Shrewsbury | Shrewsbury entertainment | Published:

An all-star line up has been revealed as the cast for the forthcoming production of Cabaret which is heading to Shrewsbury in the autumn.

Anita Harris, John Partridge and Kara Lily Hayworth join the cast of the multi award-winning production of Kander and Ebb’s landmark musical Cabaret, which embarks on an extensive 2019 UK tour, coming to Theatre Severn from October 22-26.

Starring as the enigmatic Emcee is John Partridge, winner of Celebrity MasterChef in 2018, who is well known to TV audiences as EastEnders’ charismatic Christian Clarke, and one of West End theatre’s most prolific leading men having appeared in A Chorus Line, Chicago, and La Cage Aux Folles.

Playing the role of Sally Bowles is Kara Lily Hayworth who 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.

Singer and screen icon Anita Harris will take on the role of Fraulein Schneider. 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 in Follow That Camel and Carry on Doctor and on stage, most notably as Grizabella in the West End’s Cats.

Theatre Severn marketing officer Beki Poole said: “We’ve very excited to reveal the cast for Cabaret which comes to Theatre Severn this October. It’s been 10 years since the show first came to Shrewsbury and we’re thrilled to see it return with a fresh revival of this classic musical. Early booking is definitely recommended.”

It’s 1931, Berlin is a haven of divine decadence and the legendary Sally Bowles is about to take stage at the infamous Kit Kat Klub.

Cabaret features show-stopping choreography, dazzling costumes and iconic songs, including ‘Money Makes the World Go Round’, ‘Maybe This Time’ and ‘Cabaret’.

Directed by critically acclaimed Rufus Norris, Director of The National Theatre and featuring the Olivier Award Winning Choreography by Javier De Frutos, the production has enjoyed two smash hit West End runs at The Lyric and The Savoy theatres.

Tickets for Cabaret at Theatre Severn are on sale now and can be booked online at, by calling 01743 281281 and from the venue Box Office.

Lucy Todman

By Lucy Todman

Senior reporter for the Shropshire Star and Shrewsbury Chronicle based in Shrewsbury.


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