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Cake: The Marie Antoinette Playlist

Main House
13 September - 10 November
Tickets from £26.00
Running time 1 hour 30 minutes
Age recommendation 12+
Trigger warnings TBC




The birth of the next big thing in musical theatre’ – All That Dazzles

‘A buzzing, catchy, endearing belter of a show’ Whats On Stage

A wonderfully relative coming-of-age story, packed with humour and heart’ – West End Best Friend

“BABY, BABY, BABY!!! I think we have a new smash-hit British musical on our hands”- @ShanTossell

Following electrifying try-out performances at The Lyric Theatre last year, Bill Kenwright Ltd and Paul-Taylor Mills present the brand-new musical, come gig, come ballet, now back for a full reign. This time, one of the most prolific monarchs in history has found her (rightful) home at a palace…The Other Palace, to be exact

Combining a multi-genre pop score with 18th century France, Cake: The Marie Antoinette Playlist, retells a story that sparked a revolution.
Marie Antoinette’s reign was blighted by gossip and scandal. But when she is implicated in a crime to defraud the crown jewellers of a diamond necklace, it is not just her reputation at stake, but the monarchy and France itself.

Reprising their roles will be West End star Zizi Strallen (Mary Poppins; Strictly Ballroom) as Marie Antoinette, and the original Catherine of Aragon in the award-winning musical SIX, Renée Lamb (Be More Chill; SIX) as Jeanne with further casting to be announced.

Cake was originally commissioned by Paul Taylor-Mills (Heathers; In the Heights; My Son’s A Queer) and promises to re-define our expectations of what a musical can be.

Book: Morgan Lloyd Malcolm and Tasha Taylor Johnson
Music and lyrics: Jack McManus and Tasha Taylor-Johnson
Director: Bronagh Lagan based on the original staging by Drew McOnie with additional choreography by Christopher Tendai
Set and Costume Designer: Sami Fendall
Lighting Designer: Joshie Harriette
Casting: Will Burton
Produced by Bill Kenwright Ltd and Paul Taylor-Mills

This production continues to support the new writing development fund at The Other Palace. 50p from each ticket sold on all future productions in the main house, will be allocated to a ringfenced fund specifically to support the development of new writing and emerging playwrights. 

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