Reuben Kaye’s Top 5 Theatrical Experiences in London

For something a little bit different, cabaret performer Reuben Kaye shares his top five theatrical experiences in London…

Reuben is currently the illustrious host and Maître d’ at Café de Paris’ new show The Service, bringing to life the tales, secrets and confessions of the ‘staff’ of the café through story and song.


The last five minutes of The Inheritance at The Young Vic. Reuben says, ‘I can’t explain it and I don’t want to give it away… but there is a singular, arresting moment that had me sobbing like a child. You don’t get that in live theatre much.’ 

The Inheritance will be at the Noel Coward Theatre from 21st September 2018.


The Play That Goes Wrong. Reuben says, ‘I’m a sucker for old school slapstick. Blame my parents for showing me the Marx’s Brothers at a young age. This was just sublime ridiculousness executed brilliantly. I almost fell off my chair, I was laughing so hard in the second act.’

The Play That Goes Wrong is currently at The Duchess Theatre.


Red at The Donmar. Reuben says, ‘It was my first piece of London theatre and I will never forget it. Eddie Redmayne and Alfred Molina standing head to head on that tiny stage. That was a real moment.’

The Donmar Warehouse is currently showing The Way of the World.


Alien at Leicester Square Theatre. Reuben says, ‘An amateur theatre company from Dorset producing a theatrical adaptation of Ridley Scott’s epic action thriller Alien with no experience, no budget and all the best intentions. Still one of the best nights I have ever had in a theatre. Ridiculous, unintentionally hilarious yet so innocent and well-intentioned. It was like seeing a Christopher Guest film come to life.’

Leicester Square Theatre is currently showing a number of productions.


And the fifth? Getting to work in my chosen field in one of the greatest theatrical cities in the world. Reuben says, ‘I’m constantly overwhelmed by the art I get to see and experience every day in this metropolis, and furthermore that I get to make work here.  And I don’t plan to stop anytime soon!’

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