Following electrifying try-out performances at The Lyric Theatre last year, Bill Kenwright Ltd and Paul-Taylor Mills present the brand-new musical, come gig, come ballet, now back for a full reign. This time, one of the most prolific monarchs in history has found her (rightful) home at a palace…The Other Palace, to be exact

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.

Reprising their roles will be West End star Zizi Strallen (Mary Poppins; Strictly Ballroom) as Marie Antoinette, and the original Catherine of Aragon in the award-winning musical SIXRenée Lamb (Be More Chill; SIX) as Jeanne with further casting to be announced.

Cake was originally commissioned by Paul Taylor-Mills (Heathers; In the Heights; My Son’s A Queer) and promises to re-define our expectations of what a musical can be.

Creatives:
Book: Morgan Lloyd Malcolm and Tasha Taylor Johnson
Music and lyrics: Jack McManus and Tasha Taylor-Johnson