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Musical in two acts with music by John Kander (born 1927). Lyrics by Fred Ebb. Script Joe Masteroff, based on a play by John van Druten and stories by Christopher Isherwood. Swedish translation by Rikard Bergqvist.

When darkness falls, it’s our time to shine.

  • Duration

    Approx. 3 hours, incl. interval

  • Dates

    01 Oct 2022 — 29 Mar 2023

  • Stage

    Main Stage

  • Genre


  • Language

    Swedish, with titles in Swedish and English.

  • Price

    150–850 kr

  • Accessibility

Willkommen, Bienvenue, Welcome – to Berlin 1930! Spectacular show numbers, famous music and a gripping story. Night club star Sally Bowles and her troupe welcome you to one of the season’s most powerful experiences.

Willkommen, Bienvenue, Welcome! Welcome to 1930s Berlin!

Anyone bold enough to step into the Kit Kat Klub will never want to leave. There’s a place there for everyone. Under the watchful eye of the compere, the nightclub is a free haven where no fantasies are out of bounds.

The musical’s plot revolves around Sally Bowles, the nightclub’s star performer, and Clifford Bradshaw, a young American aspiring writer who finds himself drawn into the nightclub’s seamy world. Everything seems possible and nothing is forbidden. But happiness is short-lived. Nazism is gaining force. The days of freedom are numbered.

Cabaret is a musical filled with flair, sensuality, darkness and despair. The Göteborg Opera’s new production pays homage to the era when the original story is set: Berlin during the fragile democracy around 1930. Spectacular show numbers and captivating music merge with a political tale of poignant human destinies in a colourful, sleepless city where the show must always go on.

Cabaret had its first performance on Broadway, New York in 1966 and is one of the world’s most performed musicals.

There are a limited number of seats for audience members on the stage. We expect these seats to be snapped up very quickly.

Originally produced and directed for the New York stage by Harold Prince. Theatre publisher: Nordiska ApS – Copenhagen.


Recorded in 2020

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Rehearsal video (2020)
Panel discussion

Bilder ur föreställningen

ConferencierDavid Lundqvist
Sally Bowles

Kerstin Hilldén

Clifford BradshawTobias Ahlsell
Fräulein Schneider

Siw Erixon

Herr SchultzLars Hjertner
Ernst LudwigAnders Wängdahl


Cabaret ensemblen

Standing: Sami Yousri, Ingahlill Wagelin, Magnus Lundgren (cover Clifford Bradshaw), Lisa Agby, Malick Afocozi, Karolina Engelbrektsson, Johan Rudebeck (cover Herr Schultz), Isac Hellman, Zorka Hunjak, Simon Drangnér (cover Ernst Ludwig), Natasja Jean-Charles, Jesper Blomberg, Mirja Burlin (cover Fräulein Schneider), Lina Svahn Larsson, Bo Westerholm, Rudina Hatipi (cover Fräulein Kost), Agnes Duvander, Albin Yttergren, Mike Gamble

Sitting: Johanna Abenius, Robert Sillberg, Julia Carlström, Micaela Sjöstedt (cover Konferencier), Timothy Garnham, Åsa Sjöblom (cover Sally Bowles)

Not pictured: James von Bagh, Michelle Sjø Lønne, Anna Werner (cover Fräulein Kost)

Musicians (on stage)

Sofia Andersson, Ella Wennerberg, Frida Thurfjell, Malin Almgren, Viktor Stener, Paulina Moberg, Malin Wättring, Julia Schabbauer, Mats Sköldberg, William Soovik, Per Svenner, Pär Löfqvist

Children’s Choir

Göteborg Opera Orchestra