Charcoalblue transforms London’s Playhouse Theatre into Cabaret's Kit Kat Club
Open December 11, 2021, this bold new project transforms London’s proscenium-arch Grade II-listed Playhouse Theatre into an intimate in-the-round space. Designed specifically around the exciting new production of Cabaret, this radical and immersive intervention has enabled Director, Rebecca Frecknall and designer, Tom Scutt to create the intimate and detailed ambience of the Kit Kat Club, drawing audiences into the world of 1930s Berlin.
“Eddie Redmayne may be the star — and he’s mesmerisingly good too — but he really shares top billing with the venue itself.”
“Transforming one of the West End’s smaller theaters into an intoxicatingly immersive space...”
“...astonishing makeover of the Playhouse Theatre: Transforming the West End venue into a very swanky speakeasy...”
“The new design makes it thrillingly intimate for the audience but inevitably puts pressure on the artists “because there is nowhere to hide”, as [Charcoalblue founding partner Gavin Green] says.”