By James Ley

Mon, 05 September, 2022 — Sat, 10 September, 2022

Please note this play ended on Sat, 10 September, 2022.

Directed by Jemima Levick | Cast - Sally Reid and Sam Stopford

Sally’s electric performance as Sally Bowles has turned a rural touring production of Cabaret into an unlikely hit. When it transfers to the West End and Broadway, Sally is given personal assistant Tyler to help manage her diary.

Resistant at first, Sally soon tells him her dark secret: she thinks her success in Cabaret is causing the rise of right-wing populism. What’s more, she doesn’t know how to stop it. Tyler tries to reassure Sally, but Sally is irrepressible in her reckless pursuit of the truth.

Presented in Association with Aberdeen Performing Arts and The Traverse Theatre



Tour Dates

The Lemon Tree, Aberdeen | w/c 12th September 2022

The Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh | w/c 19th September 2022

JAMES LEY is a playwright and screenwriter living in Glasgow. His plays include Wilf (Traverse Theatre), Ode to Joy (Stories Untold, Summerhall) Love Song to Lavender Menace (Royal Lyceum Theatre Edinburgh, Summerhall, SoHo Playhouse, New York), Emma and Gill (Catherine Wheels, Lung Ha) I Heart Maths (A play, a pie and a pint) and Spain (Glasgay!, Citizens Theatre). James was Writer on Attachment to National Theatre of Scotland in 2022 and he was selected for the 2019 Edinburgh International Film Festival Talent Lab and the 2019 Stowe Story Labs in Vermont, USA. His feature adaptation of Love Song to Lavender Menace is in development, produced by John McKay/Compact Pictures, funded by the Scottish Film Talent Network.

JEMIMA LEVICK has been Artistic Director of A Play, a Pie and a Pint since April 2021. Between 2016-21 she was Artistic Director and Chief Executive of Stellar Quines Theatre Company, and prior to that, she was Associate and latterly Artistic Director of Dundee Rep. She has won and been nominated for a number of awards and has directed more than 40 professional productions. Her recent credits include Maggie May for Leeds Playhouse, Leicester Curve & Queens Hornchurch, Man’s Best Friend and The Joke for A Play, a Pie and a Pint, and episodes of River City for BBC Studios. She has also directed for The National Theatre of Scotland, The Royal Lyceum Theatre, Dundee Rep, Stellar Quines, Borderline, Grid Iron, The Traverse and Paines Plough.

Please note this play ended on Sat, 10 September, 2022.
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