Preview: Cake, MAST Mayflower Studios, Southampton in March

Preview: Cake, MAST Mayflower Studios, Southampton in March

The brand new musical, come gig, come ballet, Cake, will be coming to MAST Mayflower Studios from Saturday 18 to Saturday 25 March 2023.

Cake combines music with 18th century France to retell a story that sparked a revolution.

When Marie Antoinette married King Louis, her reputation was already tarnished by gossip. 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.

From some of the most exciting figures in modern British theatre, with an Olivier Award winning creative team including Olivier Winner’s Drew McOnie (In the Heights, Jesus Chris Superstar) and Morgan Lloyd Malcolm (Emilia)

Casting includes Zizi Strallen, fresh from her magical run as Mary Poppins in the West End, as Marie Antoinette, with Renée Lamb, Catherine of Aragon from the original cast of SIX, starring as Jeanne.

The cast is completed by B Terry as Nicole, Travis Ross as Cardinal with Ope Sowande and Megan Bryony Gibbs as the ensemble and Lukas Hunt and Amie Hibbert as swings.

Originally commissioned by Paul Taylor-Mills (Heathers, In the Heights), Cake promises to re-define our expectations of what a musical can be.

“We are delighted to be partnering with five of the leading regional theatres to present a development production of this brilliant new show,” explains Paul.

“I first commissioned this at The Other Palace five years ago and am delighted to be working with some of the best theatre makers in Drew McOnie, Morgan Lloyd Malcolm, Tasha Taylor Johnson and Jack McManus.

“The show started life at our first MTFestUK and it’s great to see it come to production.”

Tickets for Cake (18 – 25 March) are on sale at: or from the booking office on: 02380 711833.

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