- 5 sep 2020 – 30 apr 2021, Main Stage.
- Conductor and musical arrangement
- David White
- James Grieve
- Rebecca Howell
- Set and costume design
- Lucy Osborne
- Lighting design
- Oliver Fenwick
- Sound design
- Tom Gibbons
- David Lundqvist
- Sally Bowles
- Kerstin Hilldén
- Clifford Bradshaw
- Tobias Ahlsell
- Fräulein Schneider
- Siw Erixon
- Herr Schultz
- Lars Hjertner
- Fräulein Kost
- Karin Mårtenson Ghods
- Ernst Ludwig
- Anders Wängdahl
- Åsa Sjöblom
- Magnus Lundgren
- Mirja Burlin
- Johan Rudebeck
- Robin Lake
- Pontus Wonkavaara
- Isac Hellman
- Jesper Blomberg
- Sara Östberg Diakité
- Emilia Brown
- Natasja Jean-Charles
- Malick Afocozi
- Amanda Lindgren
- Ella Wennerberg
- Frida Thurfjell
- Malin Almgren
- Viktor Stener
- Malin Carlsson, Hilma Gudjonsdottir, Elina Hörling, Alexandra Fors, Kajsa Lindblad, Elias Wallin, Douglas Hellberg, Martin Mossberg
- Line Faurholdt Rasmussen, Sofia Carlsson, Sofie Löland, Clara Herman, Rachelle Larsson, Mark Lenskaer Fies, Hampus Berander, Elias Berglund
- The Göteborg Opera Children’s Choir
- The Göteborg Opera Orchestra
Originally produced and directed for the New York stage by Harold Prince. Publisher: Nordiska ApS – Köpenhamn.
When darkness falls, we must light up the darkness.
Musical in two acts by John Kander (b. 1927). Lyrics by Fred Ebb.
Script Joe Masteroff based on the play by John van Druten and stories by Christopher Isherwood.
Performed in Swedish with titles in Swedish and English. Swedish translation by Rikard Bergqvist.
Willkommen, Bienvenue, Welcome! Those bold enough to step into the Kit Kat Club will never want to leave. There’s a place here for everyone. Under the watchful eye of the compere, the Berlin nightclub is a free haven where no fantasies are out of bounds.
The musical’s plot revolves around Sally Bowles, the nightclub’s star performer, and Clifford Bradshaw, a young American aspiring writer who finds himself drawn into the nightclub’s seamy world. Everything seems possible and nothing is forbidden. But happiness is short-lived. Nazism is gaining force. The days of freedom are numbered.
Cabaret is bursting with flamboyance and hedonism, darkness and despair. The Göteborg Opera's new production pays homage to the era when the original story is set: Berlin during the delicate democracy around 1930. Spectacular show numbers and captivating music merge with a political tale of poignant human destinies in a colourful, sleepless city where the show must always go on.
Cabaret had its world premiere on Broadway, New York in 1966, and is based on Christopher Isherwood’s autobiographical novel Goodbye to Berlin (1939). It is one of the world’s most-performed musicals and a multiple award winner. In the 1972 film version, Liza Minelli portrayed Sally Bowles is an Oscar-winning performance.
There are a limited number of seats for audience members on the stage. These seats are expected to be snapped up very quickly. Watch this space for more information.
Premiere 5 September 2020
82 performances through 30 April 2021.
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Welcome up on stage!
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to experience a performance from onstage? Would you like to see stage technicians and artists working up close? Then take the chance to buy a ticket to our stage seats – it’s an experience you won’t want to miss!
If you purchase a ticket to the musical “Cabaret”, you are guaranteed a very special experience. You’ll find your seat at one of the tables at Kit Kat Club; the Berlin night club where drama will evolve. You’ll get to experience this grand musical performance from a new angle, as close as possible to the centre of the action.
The following rules apply for purchase of a stage ticket:
- You must be at least 13 years old to occupy one of the seats on stage.
- You will be part of the performance. Note that your movements will be visible from the auditorium.
- It is forbidden to stand up or leave your seat for safety reasons. An attendant will, however, be present on stage. The attendant will assist you if, for some reason, you need to immediately leave your seat.
- You must arrive well in advance of the performance. If you bring a coat or bag with you, you must leave it in the coat-check area. If you need to, be sure to visit the toilets. You are required to be at the meeting point in the foyer 15 minutes before the start of the performance.
- Smaller handbags, wallets and turned-off mobile phones will be permitted on stage. The items must be tucked away or placed on your chair. (It is of course forbidden to bring any food or drinks with you on stage.)
- For evacuation and safety reasons, we cannot offer stage seats to individuals who are severely visually impaired, or who use crutches, a wheelchair, walker or similar devices.
- If you purchase a stage ticket, you will receive additional information and instructions from us a few days prior to the performance.
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