The Crooked Cabaret (1979)

Alie Street
21 Jul - 1 Sep 1979
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  • by Ian Barnett

The Crooked Cabaret was a dark musical piece about money and greed in a capitalist world. It toured in the summer and early autumn of 1979 alongside a playscheme show, visiting local community halls and local and national Festivals, including Glastonbury.



Peter Bensted talks about The Crooked Cabaret and the sense of community that has had a huge impact on his work throughout his career. Interviewed by Beccy Allen.

Cast List

  • Penny O'Connor Elly the Forger
  • Sandy Maberley Angel the Prostitute
  • Marilyn Gordon Benny the Gunman
  • Les Davidoff Max the Barman
  • Peter Bensted Morry the Robber

Creative Team

  • Les Davidoff Director
  • Ian Barnett Composer & Musical Director
  • Amanda Wilson Designer
  • Alain Dehay Choreographer
  • Chris Ferris Production Manager

Production photos and marketing

Memories from Penny O'Connor