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Anyone see the London revival at the Lyric theater? Pretty good reimagined production, except for the casting of Anna Maxwell. Her Sally Bowles was played like someone who had Tourette's. Got annoying pretty quick.

The choreography was refreshing that strayed away from Fosse and Marshall. Was quite pleasantly surpised by the eye candy and nudity. The last scene definetly sent chills up my spine.

Might go see it again next time I swing back to London. Highly recommended.


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I'm going to be seeing this on Wednesday and would love to hear other people's opinions on it if they've seen it. :)

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This revival is just fantastic. Kim Madcalf is the perfect Sally Bowles. The show is very emotional and deep and is just a fantastic peice of art. I would definately recomend seeing it. And I am seeing it again this July :D


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London_Mungojerrie wrote:
This revival is just fantastic. Kim Madcalf is the perfect Sally Bowles. The show is very emotional and deep and is just a fantastic peice of art. I would definately recomend seeing it. And I am seeing it again this July :D


Yay! I'm all excited again now. Is James Dreyfuss still in the cast?

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benjivaudeville wrote:
London_Mungojerrie wrote:
This revival is just fantastic. Kim Madcalf is the perfect Sally Bowles. The show is very emotional and deep and is just a fantastic peice of art. I would definately recomend seeing it. And I am seeing it again this July :D


Yay! I'm all excited again now. Is James Dreyfuss still in the cast?


Yep, he is!...

...And he's amazing :wink:


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One of my friends had gone to see it, and she loved their interpretation. From what I gather, there are some elements from the '98 revival, but they've also changed some parts around, like the ending.

I still need to get the recording, as well as the French cast's recording... although I have four already. One can never get enough Cabaret. :D

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Don't Tell Mama wrote:
One can never get enough Cabaret. :D


Ha you can say that again!

I have quite the collection myself:

The OBC
The OLC (With Dame Judi)
The OST
The Movie
The Studio Cast
The Donmar Warehouse Video
The ORC
The Script
The '87 Revival Playbill
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The Full Vocal Score!

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How does this production end?


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Post CABARET 2006 London Revival
what_the_heck013 wrote:
How does this production end?

I read on another forum that the Kit Kat dancers stripped off in a manner reminiscent of the Nazi Death Camps, leaving a good 5 second pause between curtain down and the applause starting. I'm not convinced that this trend of making references to concentration camps and genocide is actually appropriate (dramatically or otherwise) within the scope of the show itself, which deals with the rise of the Nazis rather than the Holocaust proper. It strikes me as little more than a way deliver a shocking ending, and one that is anachronistic to boot.

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Anyways, I was listening to the cast recording of this production earlier today and had a few questions of my own. I was wondering about a track called "Transition" which starts with "Why Should I Wake Up?" before moving into "I Don't Care Much" and segues into "Maybe This Time". I was interested, for those who saw the show, how this was fitted into the narrative, how it was staged and how it all played with those three songs in sequence mid-way though the first act. It's even more intriguing as "I Don't Care Much" appears again in Act II in a much simpler piano and vocal arrangement, which ends rather abruptly and sounds a bit too fast.

Also, in the Mendes/Marshall production, "Money" was in the first act and here it directly follows a reprise of "Tomorrow Belongs to Me" with the initial moments of the former overlapping the terminal moments of the latter. How did that work on stage?

I've found listening to this recording very interesting. Something about the orchestrations and vocal arrangements sounds almost over-the-top. I almost want to say they sound cartoon-ish in places, meaning that they sound like they might accompany animation, and I'm not sure I understand why.

Can any of you Brits (or anyone else) who saw this production of the show shed some light on these questions?

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