Cabaret opened at the Fugard Theatre on the 10th of March 2015 and enjoyed a hugely successful season. It marked the second musical production created by the sea e team, who brought the wild successful The Rocky Horror Show to the Fugard stage.

Set in the heart of Berlin, pre-World War II, at steamy nightlife venue the Kit Kat Klub, where cabaret performer Sally Bowles, the club’s emcee and others encourage patrons to come to forget about their troubles by tantalising their senses. However, the political climate is changing, and the future looks bleak for Germany and its nightlife scene. What ensues is a tale about following your heart even amidst chaos.


First performance
10 March 2015

Final performance
14 June 2015

Main Theatre

Original Cast

Charl-Johan Lingenfelder

Sally Bowles
Claire Taylor

Cliff Bradshaw
Daniel Buys

Fräulein Schneider
Michele Maxwell

Herr Schultz
Mike Huff

Ernst Ludwig
Ludwig Binge

Fräulein Kost, Fritzie
Shannyn Fourie

Max, Schultz Cover
Adrian Galley

Delray Halgryn

Lulu, Sally Understudy
Lara Lipschitz

Frenchie, Dance Captain
Jenna Robinson Child

Pulane Rampoana

Helga, Schneider & Kost Understudy
Shelley Adriaanzen

Bobby, Cliff Understudy
Matthew Berry

Victor, Emcee Understudy
Sven-Eric Muller

Hans, Ludwig Understudy
Michael Wallace

Kit Kat Girl Onstage Swing
Chloe Perling

Kit Kat Boy Onstage Swing, German Sailor
Kyle Jardine

Ché-Jèan Jupp
Joseph van Deventer
Cameron Wallace
Danyn White
Teon Whit

Original Band

Musical Director, Keys
Kate Borthwick

Ryan Kierman

Rob Ogilvie

Double Bass
Sipumzo Trueman

Mike Blake
Michael Magner

Tenor Sax/Clarinet
Matt Foster

Alto Sax, Clarinet
Evan Froud

Guitar, Banjo
Alessandro Batazzi

Creative team

Book by
Joe Masteroff

Based on the play by John Van Druten and stories by Christopher Isherwood

Music by
John Kander

Lyrics by
Fred Ebb

Eric Abraham

Daniel Galloway

Associate Producers
Lamees Albertus
Greg Karvellas

Matthew Wild

Louisa Talbot

Musical Supervisor
Charl-Johan Lingenfelder

Set Design
Tina Driedijk

Lighting Design
Kobus Roussow
Benjamin du Plessis

Costume Design
Penny Simpson

Video, Mapping and Animation
Anwar McWhite

Sound Design
Mark Malherbe

Sound Design Assistant
Emily Adams

Resident Director
Shelley Adriaanzen

Musical Director
Kate Borthwick

Dialect Coaching
Adrian Galley
Vicki Bawcombe
Regine Kristen

Set Construction
Gerhard Morkel
Carl Gersbach

Scenic Painters
Nadine Minnaar
Ash Zamisa

Additional Props
Juanita Ferreira
Dewald Coetzee
Koos Marais

Special Effects
Vivian Kuiper

Juanita Ferreira
Fagrie Nasiep
Bayson Moreni
Charles Beni
Mariam Moerat
Widaad Albertus
Hilette Stapelberg

The Fox & Vixen

Production team

Production Manager
Roberto Grové

Technical Manager
Benjamin du Plessis

Stage Manager
Juanita van Wyk
Kim Gunning

Assistant Stage Manager
Chané Rinquest

Jennifer Williams

Sound Supplier
Eastern Acoustics

For Eastern Acoustics
Aki Khan
David Classen

Sound Operator
Werner Sassman

Mic Technician
David Clarke

Production Assistants
Koos Marais
Elizabeth Ridgway
Shayna Gleave

Technical Crew
Clynt Hlubi
Achmat Khroodien
Cuen Nicolson

Jesse Kate Kramer
Mark Wessels

Allison Foat for DIVA PR


“… a show that every musical fan should see”

Theatre Scene Cape Town

Cabaret an absolute winner for the Fugard…If you go to the theatre just once this year, make it Cabaret…”

Weekend Argus


Die Burger


Cape Argus