The production will run at the Lyric Theatre from the 20th to the 24th September 2023.

It has been announced that the brand-new musical, come gig, come ballet will be heading to the West End for one week only, with tickets for the first night of the run being priced as £17.55, which was the year Marie Antoinette was born.

This news follows a UK tour of the production earlier this year, for which the creative team includes: Olivier winner’s Drew McOnie (In the Heights; Jesus Christ Superstar), Morgan Lloyd Malcolm (Emilia – The Globe) with Tasha Taylor Johnson (The Cat In The Hat) and singer-song writer, Jack McManus.  

It has also been confirmed that the cast will be led by  Zizi Strallen (Mary Poppins) as Marie Antoinette, and Renée Lamb (SIX) as Jeanne – both reprising their roles from the tour. Further casting has yet to be announced.

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.

The musical was originally commissioned by  Paul Taylor-Mills (Heathers; In the Heights) who said of the news: ” audiences are the key ingredient to the success of any new musical – without their input, and ultimately their approval, it’s impossible. Earlier this year we staged an incredible regional tour of Cake that taught us a huge amount about the show, the story we’re trying to tell, how we tell it, and indeed who it might be for.  The creative team and I were completely energised by this process, and we’ve spent the last couple of months finessing Cake and want to take it back to our followers to show them what we’ve been up to and decide how we best take it forward.”

Cake: The Marie Antoinette Playlist features a 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. The creative team also includes: set and costume design by Sami Fendall, lighting design by Joshie Harriette and sound design by Andy Sharman.

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