We are excited and delighted to announce our second event in association with Llangollen Fringe, featuring one of the greatest musicals in movie history.
Wednesday 13th July 2016
Llangollen Town Hall, Castle Street, Llangollen
Main feature: Cabaret
A short film or two
And maybe some surprises
A licensed bar!
Doors open at 7.30pm
Show starts at 8.00pm
Click here for tickets
Director: Bob Fosse
Running time: 2 hours 4 minutes
Berlin, 1931: A vivacious and flighty cabaret singer Sally Bowles (Liza Minnelli) works at the Kit Kat Club. She falls in love with a British university student called Brian Roberts (Michael York). Despite his confusion over his sexuality, the two become lovers, but the arrival of the wealthy and decadent playboy, Maximilian von Heune (Helmut Griem) complicates matters. This love triangle plays out against the rise of the Nazi party and the last decadent throes of the Weimar Republic.
“This is no ordinary musical. Part of its success comes because it doesn’t fall for the old cliché that musicals have to make you happy. Instead of cheapening the movie version by lightening its load of despair, director Bob Fosse has gone right to the bleak heart of the material and stayed there well enough to win an Academy Award for Best Director.”
Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
“Cabaret is one of those immensely gratifying imperfect works in which from beginning to end you can literally feel a movie coming to life.”
The New York Times
“There isn’t any false jollity to Fosse’s film, which cleaned up at the Academy Awards, bagging eight Oscars, including best actress and best director. Instead, you get goose-stepping transvestites, mud-wrestling lesbians, and some of the rawest, raunchiest choreography ever brought to screen.”
The Daily Telegraph
“Cabaret is most unusual: it is literate, bawdy, sophisticated, sensual, cynical, heart-warming, and disturbingly thought-provoking.”