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Bob Fosse: Cabaret at BFI Southbank

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Time 20:30
Date 16/11/19
Price £10.2

The most divinely decadent of all musicals. Travel to pre-war Berlin for this stylish, socially conscious classic starring Liza Minnelli.

Saturday 16, Tuesday 19 and Sunday 24 November, various times.

Set in Berlin, in the early 30's the story centres around a cabaret performer, Sally Bowles, who yearns for stardom, and her adventure with a young British graduate.

Although the most divinely decadent of all musicals, its modern-day resonance is disarming. Fosse underlines the bigotry and brutality of Nazism in pre-war Berlin as seen through the naïve eyes of Kit Kat Klub star Sally Bowles – performed with full-throttled intensity and devastating emotion by Minnelli, whose performances of ‘Maybe This Time’ and ‘Cabaret’ are worth the price of admission alone.

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COMPETITION: Win 1x pair of tickets to attend Bob Fosse: Cabaret at BFI Southbank at 20:30 on Saturday 16 November. To enter the competition, send an email to vienna@run-riot.com with the correct answer in the ‘subject’ line. The winner will be randomly selected.

Q: Liza Minnelli and David Gest had an unusual but star-studded wedding party for their 2002 nuptials with Elizabeth Taylor serving as the matron of honor. Subsequently, following the divorce, Minnelli jokingly blamed which musician for letting her marry Gest? To quote Minnelli: “I grabbed [...]… And I said, ‘Why did you let me marry this idiot?’ He said, ‘I thought you liked him! You look so happy. Your dress was so beautiful. I don’t know. Let me go!’ And I said, ‘Michael, how could you.’ He said, ‘It’s over, relax.’ Then we looked at each other and we started to laugh. We really started to laugh.” Clue: this musician was also Minnelli's best man.
A: .1) Michael Jackson .2) Mick Jagger .3) Marvin Gaye .4) MC Hammer