TOADS Stage Musical Company

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Cabaret

November 1995 - The Palace Theatre, Paignton
Cabaret is a musical based on a book written by Christopher Isherwood, music by John Kander and lyrics by Fred Ebb. The 1966 Broadway production became a hit, inspiring numerous subsequent productions in London and New York, as well as the 1972 film by the same name.
It is based on
John Van Druten's 1951 play I Am a Camera, which was adapted from the short novel Goodbye to Berlin (1939) by Christopher Isherwood. Set in 1931 Berlin as the Nazis are rising to power, it is based in nightlife at the seedy Kit Kat Klub, and revolves around the 19-year-old English cabaret performer Sally Bowles and her relationship with the young American writer Cliff Bradshaw.
A sub-plot involves the doomed romance between German boarding house owner Fräulein Schneider and her elderly suitor Herr Schultz, a Jewish fruit vendor. Overseeing the action is the Master of Ceremonies at the Kit Kat Klub. The club serves as a metaphor for ominous political developments in late
Weimar Germany.
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Enter the name for this tabbed section: Cast
Sarah Dyson - Sally Bowles
Iain Douglas - Cliff Bradshaw
Jethro Marles - Emcee
David Gent - Herr Schultz
Isobel Goss - Fräulein Schneider
Mary Qiriaqi - Fräulein Kost
Neil Booth - Ernst Ludwig
Dawn Kirkby - Christina
Josie Elliott - Marlena
Sandy Spencer - Betty
Deborah Day - Helga
Kate Qiriaqi - Heidi, lady
Kirsty Murray - Inga, Lady
Robert Stuttle - Customs Officer
Mark Kingscote - Nazi Youth
Garry Lamble - Nazi Youth, Sailor
Mike Ryman - Sailor
Paul Eker - Sailor
Gorilla - Geoff Jarvis
David Cooper - Ensemble
Derek Hexter - Ensemble
Marilyn Duggan - Ensemble
Alison Williams - Ensemble
Carol Woodruff - Ensemble
Lindy Stephens - Ensemble
Enter the name for this tabbed section: Production Team
Director - Ruth Bettesworth
Choreographer - Ruth Bettesworth
Musical Director - Jonathan Watts
Assistant Musical Director - Robert Young
Choreographic Assistant - Elaine Gard
Assistant to Director - Robert Stuttle
Stage Manager - Rob Russell

Conductor - Jonathan Watts
Keyboards - Jonathan Watts, Robert Young
Percussion - Colin Bellworthy
Reeds - Richard Clarke, Ross Hunt, Richard Kemp
Enter the name for this tabbed section: Behind the Scenes
Settings Designed by - Ruth Bettesworth
Banners originated by - Diane Lawes
Apron Staging curtesy of Torbay Borough Council
Swastikas on hire from - Howarth Wrightson of Manchester
Costumes on hire from - TOADS Theatre Company, Torbay Costume Hire Company
Props on loan from - members of the company
Swivel chair on loan from - Hooper and Wollen Solicitors, Torquay
Boxes constructed by - Andy Killen
Painted by - Geoff Jarvis
Furniture and Props on loan from - The Little Theatre

Properties Mistress - Pat Reeves
Poster Design - Robert Stuttle
Photographer - Alan Craig
Programme Originator - Iain Douglas
Advert Sales - Iain Douglas, Chris Lawes
Advance Box Office - Iain Douglas
Press Officer - Jean Macer
Poster Boards - Chris Lawes, Robert Stuttle
Shop Poster Coordinator - Iain Douglas
Front of House - Jean Roberts
Make-Up - Marguerite Green
Rehearsal Teas - Diane Lawes, Mark Kingscote
Rehearsal Pianists - Robert Young, Chris Lawes, Sue Merryweather, Jonathan Watts
Programme Printing - Creeds of Bridport
Poster Printing - Torbay Posters
Leaflet Printing - Parrots of Torquay

Lighting Design - Rob Russell
Lighting and Sound - Clive Simmons
Follow Spot - Paul Brazier
Continuity - Lora Grochala
Call - Mandy Jenkins
Props - Pat Reeves, Andy Killen, Christine Jones, Sue French, Chis Pocock, Mike Reeves
Make-Up - Marguerite Green, Sally Watson, Lavinia Palmer & team
Wardrobe - Kathleen Williams, Diane Lawes, Maureen Gard