I AM A CAMERA to be the next production following Mack and Mabel at Southwark Playhouse

Paulden Hall Productions in association with folie a deux present

I Am A Camera

By John Van Druten
Based on Christopher Isherwood's memoirs 
Goodbye to Berlin

Director Anthony Lau
Set Designer James Turner
Costume Designer Sarah Booth
Composer & Musical Director Angus McRae
Producers Paulden Hall Productions
Producers Folie a deux

Based on Christopher Isherwood's memoirs Goodbye to Berlin, and the inspiration for the musical Cabaret, I am a Camera is part glamorous whirlwind of Berlin Bohemia, part harrowing depiction of the Nazi's rise to power. 

I am a Camera by John Van Druten, directed by Anthony Lau, will run for an 3-week season at The Vault at Southwark Playhouse, from Wednesday September 5 - Saturday September 22. 

I am a Camera’s title is a quote taken from Isherwood’s first page - "I am a camera with its shutter open, quite passive, recording, not thinking". The play’s Broadway premiere in 1951 was a triumph for Julie Harris as the insouciant Sally Bowles, winning her the first of her four Tony Awards for Best Leading Actress in a play. A subsequent 1955 film adaptation was also called I Am a Camera. With a screenplay by John Collier and music by Malcolm Arnold, it starred Julie Harris, Laurence Harvey and Shelley Winters. The play and film in turn went on to inspire the musical Cabaret in 1966 by John Kander and Fred Eband the 1972 film Cabaret with Liza Minnelli, Joel Grey and Michael York.

The cast features:

Rebecca Humphries as Sally Bowles. Rebecca was last seen as Molly in The Kitchen at the National Theatre and in 24 Hour Plays at the Old Vic. ON TV she was Beth in Big Bad World, Kate in Cardinal Burns and Holly in Come Fly With Me.

Freddie Capper (Fritz) was Herbert Pocket in Great Expectations (Baroque Theatre Company) Dr. Benjamin in Waiting for Lefty (Theatre Royal Haymarket). On TV he was Archie in Behind Bars. 

More cast to be announced.


I Am A Camera
Southwark Playhouse
The Vault
Shipwright Yard
(Corner of Tooley St. and
Bermondsey St)

Box Office: 020 7407 0234

Nearest Rail/Tube: London Bridge 
Northern line/Jubilee line

Wednesday 5 September  – Saturday 22 September

Monday - Saturday at 7.30pm
Saturday matinee at 3.00pm

Press night: 
Thursday 6 September at 7.30pm

Tickets: £9, £13, £17 – Airline Style Pricing, the earlier you book the cheaper the tickets