Cake: The Marie Antoinette Playlist

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.

Cast & Creative


Marie Antoinette

Zizi Strallen


Renée Lamb

With further casting to be announced

Creative team

Book by

Morgan Lloyd Malcolm and Tasha Taylor Johnson

Music and lyrics by

Jack McManus and Tasha Taylor-Johnson

Directed by

Bronagh Lagan

Based on the original staging by

 Drew McOnie

Additional choreography by

Christopher Tendai

Set and Costume Designer

Sami Fendall

Lighting Designer

Joshie Harriette


Will Burton

Book Tickets

13 Sep – 10 Nov

LONDON The Other Palace