Fantastic! Dark, sombre, frightening, stirring, stunning – all works that this production brought to mind.
Deborah Hay gave a fabulous performance as Sally Bowles, with Juan Chioran as the Emcee, Gray Powell as Cliff Bradshaw, Corinne Koslo as Fraulein Schneider and Benedict Campbell as Herr Schultz providing great counter points.
The set was stunning. Oddly, its very open frame ( a tall winding staircase ) made the environment seem more claustrophobic since ;you could always see the other people moving in and out. It definitely added to the menace.
The dancers and singers were excellent, but Tess Benger stood out as Texas.
As usual, the singing of Tomorrow Belongs to Me astounds me. Such a great song, but such an evil song! Deborah Hay’s rendition of Maybe This Time was outstanding, as were Cabaret, Don’t Tell Mama and Mein Herr.