WHAT’S the use in sitting alone in your room this November, when you can see Cabaret at Malvern Theatres?

It’s 1931, Berlin is a haven of divine decadence and the legendary Sally Bowles is about to take to the stage at the infamous Kit Kat Klub…

John Partridge, winner of Celebrity Master Chef in 2018, who is well known to TV audiences as EastEnders’ Christian Clarke, and one of West End theatre’s most prolific leading men, leads this production of Cabaret as the enigmatic master of ceremonies, Emcee.

A spokesman said: “In the role of Sally Bowles is Kara Lily Hayworth who recently won rave reviews across the country for her portrayal of Cilla Black in Cilla the Musical, after she was discovered by Bill Kenwright during the show’s nationwide TV auditions.

“As Fraulein Schneider we have singer and screen icon Anita Harris who first rose to fame as a singer in the 1960s, beginning a lifelong career as a performer and actress. She has appeared both on screen (Follow That Camel and Carry on Doctor) and on stage, most notably as Grizabella in the West End’s Cats.”

The spokesman added: “Joining this talented line-up is Basienka Blake (Casualty) as Fraulein Kost, Charles Hagerty (The Bodyguard, West End) as Cliff Bradshaw, James Paterson (The Phantom Of The Opera, West End) as Herr Schultz and Nick Tizzard (Doc Martin) as Ernst Ludwig.

“Directed by the National Theatre’s Artistic Director Rufus Norris and featuring the Olivier Award Winning Choreography by Javier De Frutos, the production has enjoyed two smash hit West End runs at The Lyric and The Savoy theatres.”

Cabaret is inspired by the writings of Christopher Isherwood, who pursued the decadent life-style himself in Berlin, alongside his friend, the poet WH Auden, on the eve of the rise of the Nazi Party.

And what of the risque and charismatic Sally Bowles?

She was based on a real cabaret performer and political activist, called Jean Ross.

Cabaret will be on stage at Malvern Theatres from Tuesday November 19 to Saturday November 23.

Tickets are on sale at the Box Office 01684 892277 and online at malvern-theatres.co.uk