British Youth Music Theatre presents: Cabaret Havana
26 - 27 Aug
Writer Nicola Baldwin
Composer Tarek Merchant
Director Tiffany King
Musical Director Barnaby Southgate
Choreographer Julia Cave
Designer Abi Brown
An exhilarating and unmissable new musical filled with captivating Cuban-influenced tunes and inspired by the remarkable true story of Anacaona, the Castro sisters’ legendary Cuban ‘Son’ band – talented teenagers who took on the all-male world of jazz bars and dance halls and found international fame in the last century.
Cuba 1933. Economic crisis, political chaos, student protest. The Castro family’s market cafe is struggling to bring in money. The Government is closing the university and music school, putting the futures of the 11 young Castro sisters on hold. Eldest sister Cuchito comes up with a daring plan… why don’t the sisters formthe first all-female seven-piece salsa band? It would be a sensation. The answer to all their prayers..
UK 2033. Music and theatre are strictly regulated by the Government. A group of young people on a compulsory cyber-training scheme prepare to compete for one chance to perform, by retelling the story of the Castro sisters through song, music and dance.
Will the Castro sisters stay together? Will the Cabaret Havana be discovered?
From an exceptionally talented young cast comes this exciting new show full of Hollywood glamour and revolutionary spirit, dancing in the street, dazzling solos and communal Conga drumming. A story of joy, tears, solidarity, and hope. Come and be part of Cabaret Havana!