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Cake: The Marie Antoinette Playlist Tickets

Lyric Theatre, London
Booking to 24 September 2023
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Starring Zizi Strallen & Renee Lamb

A Parisian dance gig in one act, Cake: The Marie Antoinette Playlist is the hot new musical that completely redefines expectations of what a musical can be – and is now coming to London’s West End for a strictly limited season.

Created by Olivier Award winners Drew McOnie (Jesus Chris Superstar) and Morgan Lloyd Malcolm (Emilia), and with songs by Tasha Taylor Johnson and Jack McManus, Cake brings together a riotous pop score with 18th Century France to retell a story that sparked a revolution.

This brand-new musical / gig / ballet stars Zizi Strallen (she/her – Mary Poppins) as Marie Antoinette, and Renee Lamb (she/her – SIX The Musical) as Jeanne.

When Marie Antoinette married King Louis, her reputation was already tarnished by gossip. 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.

Cake: The Marie Antoinette Playlist is playing at the Lyric Theatre in London from 20 to 24 September 2023.

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What's the story of Cake: The Marie Antoinette Playlist?

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.

Who is in the cast of Cake: The Marie Antoinette Playlist?

Cake stars Zizi Strallen as Marie Antoinette, Renee Lamb as Jeanne, Kandaka Moore as Nicole and Roger Dipper as Cardinal.  Completing the cast are: Ope Sowande, Elizabeth Fullalove, Travis Kerry and Jane Albertsen.

Who are the creative team of Cake: The Marie Antoinette Playlist?

Cake: The Marie Antoinette Playlist has book by Morgan Lloyd Malcolm and Tasha Taylor Johnson, music and lyrics by Jack McManus and Tasha Taylor-Johnson with direction and choreography by Drew McOnie.

Set and costume design by Sami Fendall, lighting design by Joshie Harriette and sound design by Andy Sharman. Casting by Will Burton.


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Show Information

Performance dates
Booking to 24 September 2023
Age restrictions
14+
Running time
1 hour 5 minutes (no interval)
Performance days
Evenings: Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday

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Venue Information

Lyric Theatre, 29 Shaftesbury Avenue, London, W1D 7ES
Nearest Tube or Train: Piccadilly Circus (Piccadilly line, Bakerloo line)
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Official London Theatre tickets for  Cake: The Marie Antoinette Playlist at the Lyric Theatre, London

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News about Cake: The Marie Antoinette Playlist

Cake: The Marie Antoinette Playlist unveils full cast for West End run
Full casting has been revealed for the West End run of Cake: The Marie Antoinette Playlist. Starring previously announced Zizi Strallen and Renée Lamb, the lead cast will feature Kandaka Moore (Sylvia) and Roger Dipper (A Christmas Carol). The ensemble is comprised of Ope Sowande (Moulin Rouge) and Elizabeth Fullalove (Starlight Express), also as ‘Jewellers’ with Travis Kerry (Hamilton), Dance Captain, and Jane Albertsen (Hamilton). The show is heading to the Lyric Theatre in London, from 20 to 24 September 2023. Combining a multi-genre pop score with 18th century France, Cake: The Marie Antoinette Playlist, retells a story that sparked a revolution. The mixed genre show pushes the boundaries of what a musical should look like; combining a musical, with a gig, and even ballet, to take audiences to 18th Century France and the court of King Louis and Marie Antoinette. Cake is directed and choreographed by Olivier Award winner Drew McOnie (In the Heights; Jesus Chris Superstar) and has a book by Morgan Lloyd Malcolm (Emilia). The show's pop, R&B and rap score is by Tasha Taylor Johnson and Jack McManus. The show started its life as part of the new musical festival MTFestUK, and ran at the Turbine Theatre in London from 30 January to 11 February 2023, as well as a recent UK tour including The Lowry Salford and the Curve in Leicester. Book tickets to Cake: The Marie Antoinette Playlist at the Lyric Theatre in London
Cake musical from Drew McOnie gets West End transfer to the Lyric Theatre starring Zizi Strallen & Renée Lamb
Hot new original musical Cake: The Marie Antoinette Playlist  is lined up for a short West End theatre run this September 2023. The show is heading to the Lyric Theatre in London, from 20 to 24 September 2023. The mixed genre show, that pushes the boundaries of what a musical should look like, combines a musical, with a gig, and even ballet, to take audiences to 18th Century France and the court of King Louis and Marie Antoinette. Cake is directed and choreographed by Olivier Award winner Drew McOnie (In the Heights; Jesus Chris Superstar) and has a book by Morgan Lloyd Malcolm (Emilia). CAKE: Zizi Strallen and Renee Lamb. Photo by Mark Senior The show's pop, R&B and rap score is by Tasha Taylor Johnson and Jack McManus. A starry West End cast includes Zizi Strallen - fresh from playing the lead in Mary Poppins in the West End, and Six alumni Renée Lamb. The creative team credits are Book by Morgan Lloyd Malcom, Music by Tasha Taylor Johnson and Jack McManus, Lyrics by Tasha Taylor Johnson, Direction and Choreography by Drew McOnie, and based on an idea by Paul Taylor Mills. The show started its life as part of the new musical festival MTFestUK, and ran at the Turbine Theatre in London from 30 January to 11 February 2023, as well as a recent UK tour including The Lowry Salford and the Curve in Leicester. Drew McOnie's other projects include a forthcoming new musical based on hit movie The Artist, which is set to open at Theatre Royal Plymouth; and the UK tour of Jesus Christ Superstar. Zizi Strallen is currently starring in Rock Follies at Chichester Festival Theatre. Book tickets to Cake: The Marie Antoinette Playlist at the Lyric Theatre in London
Cake casting announced ahead of UK tour including Zizi Strallen & Renée Lamb
Cake - a new musical that brings together theatre, concerts and dance into one show, has announced casting ahead of its UK tour. The show will feature West End star Zizi Strallen (Mary Poppins) as Marie Antoinette, Renée Lamb (Six) as Jeanne, B Terry as Nicole, and Travis Ross as Cardinal, plus Ope Sowande and Megan Bryony Gibbs in the ensemble, and Lukas Hunt and Amie Hibbert as swings. Directed and choreographed by Olivier Award winner Drew McOnie (In the Heights; Jesus Chris Superstar) and written by Morgan Lloyd Malcolm (Emilia), the show will tour the UK from 18 March 2023, starting at the MAST Mayflower Studios in Southampton, and visiting Salford, Plymouth, Leicester and Norwich. Zizi Strallen comes to the show directly from her acclaimed starring role in Cameron Mackintosh and Disney's Mary Poppins at the Prince Edward Theatre, which closed last month. Cake combines music with 18th century France to retell a story that sparked a revolution. When Marie Antoinette married King Louis, her reputation was already tarnished by gossip. 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. The show was originally commissioned by Turbine Theatre and The Other Palace artistic director Paul Taylor-Mills (Heathers The Musical), who said: “We are delighted to be partnering with 5 of the leading regional theatres to present a development production of this brilliant new show. I first commissioned this at The Other Palace five years ago and am delighted to be working with some of the best theatre makers in Drew McOnie, Morgan Lloyd Malcolm, Tasha Taylor Johnson and Jack McManus. The show started life at our first MTFestUK and it’s great to see it come to production.” Cake features songs by Tasha Taylor Johnson and Jack McManus, casting by Will Burton CDG and is based on an idea by Paul Taylor-Mills. More about CAKE tickets Cake - UK Tour dates MAST Mayflower Studios, Southampton18 – 25 March 2023 The Lowry, Salford28 March – 01 April 2023 The Drum, Plymouth04 – 08 April 2023 Curve Theatre, Leicester18 – 22 April 2023 Theatre Royal, Norwich25 – 29 April 2023

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