‘Cabaret’ in London from 1993

Gotta love all the great new video freebies we’re all getting while we’re hard at the social distancing thing. And for some of us it is indeed hard work to adjust to living each moment of our lives to the fullest without being nagged about the right-or-wrongness of being nonproductive.

This production of Cabaret is an awesome distraction from potentially terminal self-awareness. It was shot life, onstage, as a TV movie directed by the great Sam Mendes and featuring the original cast of the West End production, including Alan Cumming as the Master of Ceremonies, and even if you hate the show or its music (although how could you?) you should watch for Alan Cumming alone.

Let’s all enjoy this gift together.


ALAN CUMMING
Master of Ceremonies

ADAM GODLEY
Cliff

JANE HORROCKS
Sally Bowles

SARA KESTELMAN
Fraulein Schneider

FRED EBB
Lyricist

CHRISTOPHER ISHERWOOD
Source Material
(Based on stories)

JOHN KANDER
Composer

JOE MASTEROFF
Bookwriter

JOHN VAN DRUTEN
Source Material
(Based on play)

LEA ANDERSON
Choreographer

SUE BLANE
Scenery/Costumes

SAM MENDES
Director

PAUL PYANT
Lighting Designer

THE DONMAR WAREHOUSE
Producer