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…

John Partridge will star as the enigmatic Emcee in Kander & Ebbs Cabaret, alongside Kara Lily Hayworth in the role of Sally Bowles and Anita Harris as Fraulein Schneider. 

John Partridge, winner of Celebrity MasterChef in 2018, is well known to TV audiences as EastEnders’ Christian Clarke, and one of West End theatre’s most prolific leading men (A Chorus Line, Chicago, and La Cage Aux Folles).

(Pamela Raith Photography)

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.

Anita Harris 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.

Kara, speaking of her new starring role in Cabaret, said: “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 features show-stopping choreography, dazzling costumes and iconic songs, including ‘Money Makes the World Go Round’, ‘Maybe This Time’ and ‘Cabaret’. Directed by the National Theatre’s Artistic Director Rufus Norris, the production has enjoyed two smash hit West End runs at The Lyric and The Savoy theatres. 

Churchill Theatre, High Street, Bromley, BR1 1HA from Wed 28 – Sat 31 August. Times: 7.30pm. Thursday 29th 2.30pm. Admission: £29 – £72.50. Phone: 020 3285 6000

churchilltheatre.co.uk