Cara Delevingne to make stage debut as Sally Bowles in CABARET alongside Luke Treadaway as The EmceeThe producers of the multi award-winning, critically acclaimed West End production of CABARET at the KIT KAT CLUB are delighted to announce that from 11 March 2024 until 1 June 2024, the roles of Sally Bowles will be played by actress and model Cara Delevingne and The Emcee will be played by Olivier Award-winning actor Luke Treadaway.
CABARET at the KIT KAT CLUB is now booking until February 2025. kitkat.club
Cara Delevingne said today “There are no words to explain the excitement I have to return home to make my stage debut in such an iconic role. I am so inspired by the brilliant actors who have played Sally in past productions around the world and in this one in the West End. I cannot wait to be a part of this brilliant cast and production.”
Luke Treadaway said today “I can’t wait to become a member of the Kit Kat Club and join this extraordinary production. It’s a huge thrill to be asked to take this on and I’m very excited to get started.”
Cara Delevingne is one of the most recognisable faces in the world, most known for her work across the entertainment and fashion industry. Her film credits include Joe Wright’s ANNA KARENINA, PAPER TOWNS, DC Comics’ SUICIDE SQUAD, Luc Besson’s VALERIAN AND THE CITY OF A THOUSAND PLANETS, THE FACE OF AN ANGEL, HER SMELL, LIFE IN A YEAR, and TELL IT LIKE A WOMAN. In television, Delevingne was a part of the SAG nominated cast of ONLY MURDERS IN THE BUILDING opposite Steve Martin, Martin Short and Selena Gomez. She has also been seen on television in Amazon’s CARNIVAL ROW, PLANET SEX and most recently in Ryan Murphy’s AMERICAN HORROR STORY: DELICATE. A talented singer and drummer, Cara’s Pharrell Williams-produced song, “I Feel Everything” was featured on the soundtrack of her film VALERIAN AND THE CITY OF A THOUSAND PLANETS. Delevingne also appeared on Fiona Apple’s Grammy-nominated album “Fetch the Bolt Cutters”. Delevingne has used her platform to speak out on important issues, becoming an influential voice for the LGBTQIA+ community, as well as an advocate for mental health issues, women’s rights, and environmental conservation.
Luke Treadaway won the Olivier Award for Best Leading Actor for his performance of Christopher in the National Theatre’s production of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time. He was also nominated for Best Actor at the Evening Standard Theatre Awards for his portrayal of the role. In New York he appeared in Hamlet and Oresteia at the Park Avenue Armory. His West End credits include Nick in Who’s Afraid of Virgina Woolf at the Harold Pinter Theatre, Karl in Over There at the Royal Court and Albert Narracott in War Horse and Saint Joan, both at the National Theatre. His other theatre credits include Cradle Me at the Finborough Theatre and Piranha Heights at Soho Theatre. His film credits include A Street Cat Named Bob, Ethel and Ernest, The Rack Pack, Unbroken, The Rise, Cheerful Weather for The Wedding, You Instead, Late Bloomers, Attack The Block, Killing Bono, The Whistleblower, Clash of The Titans, Heartless, Viko, Brothers Of The Head. His TV credits include The Serial Killer’s Wife, Lockwood & Co, The Singapore Grip, Traitors, Ordeal by Innocence, Unspeakable, Urban Myths: When Bowie Met Bolan, Fortitude, The Hollow Crown, Vicious, The Nightmare Worlds of HG Wells, 13 Steps Down, Clapham Junction and The Innocence Project. His radio credits include Oil: Stand Firm, You Cads!, The Wager, The Bone Clocks, Plantagenet Series 3 - Henry V, Life and Fate: Vera and Her Pilot, The History of Titus Groan, At The Edge of The Earth, Children’s Crusade, Pilgrim Series 2, We Outnumber You, War Horse and Caligari.
Cara will not be performing on the following dates - Wednesday 13 March (matinee), Thursday 21 March (evening), Wednesday 27 March (matinee), Thursday 4 April (evening), Tuesday 9 April (evening) Wednesday 10 April (matinee and evening), Thursday 11 April (evening), Friday 12 April (evening), Thursday 18 April (evening), Wednesday 24 April (matinee), Thursday 2 May (evening), Monday 6 May (evening), Tuesday 7 May (evening), Wednesday 8 May (matinee and evening), Thursday 16 May (evening), Friday 17 May (evening), Saturday 18 May (matinee and evening), Wednesday 22 May (matinee) and Thursday 30 May (evening).
They join Michael Ahomka-Lindsay as Clifford Bradshaw, Beverley Klein as Fraulein Schneider and Teddy Kempner as Herr Schultz. Nic Myers plays the role of Sally Bowles once a week.
Completing the company are Wilf Scolding as Ernst Ludwig, Jessica Kirton as Fraulein Kost/Fritzie, Liv Alexander as Texas, Natalie Chua as Frenchie, Taite-Elliot Drew as Hans, Damon Gould as Victor, El Haq Latief as Helga, and Travis Ross as Bobby, joining Laura Delany as Rosie, Grant Neal as Herman/Max and Hicaro Nicolai as Lulu. The cast is completed by Rebecca Lisewski, Ela Lisondra, Nic Myers, Andy Rees, Toby Turpin and Patrick Wilden.
The prologue company are Rachel Benson, Ami Benton, Onyemachi Ejimofor, Joseph Hardy, Liz Kamille, Andrew Linnie, Aine McLoughlin, Jack William Parry, Jazmyn Raikes, Oliver Stockley and Ena Yamaguchi.
This unique production of CABARET opened in December 2021 to critical and audience acclaim, widely praised as the ultimate theatrical experience. In April 2022 the production won a record-breaking seven Olivier Awards, the most for any musical revival in Olivier history. The production has also won three prestigious Critics Circle Awards as well as the Evening Standard Theatre Award for Best Design for designer Tom Scutt. The Broadway production of CABARET starring Eddie Redmayne and Gayle Rankin will open at the KIT KAT CLUB at the August Wilson Theatre in April.
Transforming one of London’s most famous theatres with an in-the-round auditorium and reimagined spaces, before the show guests are invited to enjoy and explore the Kit Kat Club with pre-show entertainment, drinks and dining all on offer. When booking, guests receive a 'club entry time' to allow enough time to take in the world of the Kit Kat Club before the show starts. But of course, the show really starts when you first join us in the club…
One of the most successful musicals of all time CABARET features the songs Wilkommen, Don’t Tell Mama, Mein Herr, Maybe This Time, Money and the title number. It has music by John Kander, lyrics by Fred Ebb, book by Joe Masteroff. Based on the play by John Van Druten and stories by Christopher Isherwood.
CABARET is directed by Rebecca Frecknall, set and costume design is by Tom Scutt with choreography by Julia Cheng. Musical supervision is by Jennifer Whyte and musical direction is by Ben Ferguson with lighting design by Isabella Byrd and sound design by Nick Lidster. The casting director is Stuart Burt and the associate director and prologue director is Jordan Fein. The prologue composer and musical director is Angus MacRae.
CABARET at the KIT KAT CLUB is produced by Ambassador Theatre Group Productions and Underbelly.
Michael Ahomka-Lindsay’s theatre credits include the role of Jack Kelly in Disney’s Newsies at Troubadour Wembley Park Theatre, David Heard in Choir Boy at the Bristol Old Vic, Emmett Forrest in Legally Blonde at Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre, Benny in RENT at the Hope Mill Theatre and Maugrim in The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe on a UK and Ireland tour.
Beverley Klein’s many theatre credits include Candide, Romeo and Juliet, Summerfolk, Ivanov, Platanov and The Villains Opera, all at the National Theatre, Caroline, or Change and How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, both at Chichester Festival, Fiddler on the Roof at Sheffield’s Crucible Theatre and the West End’s Savoy Theatre, the original cast of Les Misérables at the Barbican and Palace Theatres and Piaf at Nottingham Playhouse and Oldham Coliseum, for which she won the Manchester Evening News Award for Best Actress.
Teddy Kempner’s many West End credits include Caroline, or Change at the Playhouse Theatre, Kiss Me, Kate at the Victoria Palace, City of Angels at the Prince of Wales, Company and Pacific Overtures, both at the Donmar Warehouse, Bitter Wheat at the Garrick Theatre and Snoopy at the Duchess Theatre for which he was nominated for the Olivier Award for Best Actor. For the Royal Shakespeare Company he has appeared in The Merry Wives of Windsor, Three Sisters and Nicholas Nickleby. His touring credits include Acorn Antiques – The Musical and Girl from the North Country.
Nic Myers’ theatrical credits include Cabaret at the LIDO, Paris, Back To The Future at the Adelphi Theatre and On the Town as part of the BBC Proms.
Wilf Scolding’s theatre credits include Sweet Science of Bruising at Wilton’s Music Hall, A Midsummer Night’s Dream at Theatre Royal Bath, Strange Interlude at The National Theatre and The Visitor at The National Studios. His film credits include Stockholm Bloodbath, Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them: The Secrets of Dumbledore and Bees Make Honey. On television he has appeared in the Disney+ series Star Wars: Andor, HBO’s Game of Thrones and Outlander.
Jessica Kirton’s West End credits include Cinderella and School of Rock, both at the Gillian Lynne Theatre, Love Never Dies at the Adelphi Theatre and 42nd Street in Concert at the London Palladium. She has also appeared in Chicago at Leicester Curve, in the North American tour of Batman Live! and in Shout! at the Arts Theatre.
Liv Alexander has appeared in the UK Tour of Strictly Ballroom, in the West End, UK Tour and Norwegian Breakaway productions of SIX, are Bare: A Pop Opera at The Vaults.
Natalie Chua’s theatre credits include Les Misérables at the Sondheim Theatre, Miss Saigon at the Prince Edward Theatre, Anything Goes, both at the Barbican and on the productions UK Tour, Artaban the Musical at St. Paul’s Church, West Side Story at the Royal Exchange, Manchester and the UK Tour of Priscilla Queen of the Desert. Her film credits include Anything Goes and Harry Potter.
Laura Delany has appeared in Stephen Sondheim’s Old Friends: A Celebration at the Sondheim Theatre, Merrily We Roll Along at the Royal Academy of Music, and Sex With Friends and Don’t Say Macbeth, both at the Edinburgh Fringe.
Taite-Elliot Drew’s theatre credits include Into The Woods at Theatre Royal Bath, Henry V with Antic Disposition, an international tour of The Beggar’s Opera, Ordinary Days at the Drayton Arms and The Braille Legacy at Charing Cross Theatre.
Damon Gould has appeared in Newsies at Troubadour Wembley Park, Grease at the Dominion Theatre, But I’m A Cheerleader: The Musical at the Turbine Theatre, Pretty Woman: The Musical at the Piccadilly Theatre and Savoy Theatre and the UK tour of Kinky Boots.
El Haq Latief appeared in Carousel and Jekyll and Hyde whilst training at the Royal Academy of Music, and Wonderland in Alice at Theatre Peckham.
Grant Neal’s West End credits include Company at the Gielgud Theatre, Chicago at the Adelphi Theatre, Cambridge Theatre, and Garrick Theatre, Imagine This at the New London Theatre, Evita at the Adelphi Theatre and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang at the London Palladium. He has also appeared in the UK Tours of Saturday Night Fever, The Sound of Music, Anything Goes, Boogie Nights, Grease and The Goodbye Girl. His film credits include Barbie, The Entertainer and Image This.
Hicaro Nicolai first appeared at the Kit Kat Club as part of the Prologue Company, and has previously appeared in A Chorus Line at Curve, Leicester, Vanara The Musical at Hackney Empire, Inala A Zulu Ballet at the Royal Albert Hall, the Peacock Theatre and on International Tour, Voices of the Amazon at Sadler’s Wells and on International Tour and in Brazil has appeared in Hoje é Dia de Maria, Catchup The Cat, Monica’s Gang The Show, Mônica e Cebolinha no Mundo de Romeo e Julieta and many more.
Travis Ross has appeared in the UK Tour as Cardinal in Cake The Musical, 42 Balloons at the Vaudeville Theatre, the original UK company of Mrs Doubtfire at the Manchester Opera House, and Frank and Friends in Concert at Cadogan Hall.