Lido 2 Paris
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The bustling Champs-Élysées exalts the Parisian art of living. The heart of the capital beats faster on the most beautiful avenue in the world. The Lido is under the spotlight for its reopening on December 1st 2022 and announces a new and prestigious programme with the mythical musical Cabaret, directed by Robert Carsen. A renovated panoramic auditorium with over 1000 seats awaits you. Enter the universe of the KITKATCLUB and let yourself be transported into an unforgettable evening. Let the show begin!
Duration: 2-3 hours
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This area is characterized by its namesake avenue which extends northwest from the Louvre to the modern business district, punctuated by the iconic Arc de Triomphe. Grand embassies stand among impressive offices and presidential palaces; architecture from 19th century Universal Exhibitions, homes, art galleries, and 19th century streets designed by Baron Haussmann flank haute-couture boutiques. This neighborhood never rests, buzzing with visitors from around the world at all times of day and night, all within a stone's throw of the Seine.
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  • George V • 1 min walk
  • Charles de Gaulle – Étoile • 6 min walk
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CaptainShaw
London, England, United Kingdom3 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
What an awful experience, we’re in shock. Arrived tonight for a 20h30 show of Rocky Horror.

Stood outside with other ticket holders only for the door to be closed and the lights turned off.

No correspondence and no contact available. Awful. I’d vote negative stars if I could.
Written 17 March 2024
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Julian Marshall
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Family
What a wonderful show, with a great cast in the perfect location. Like a pantomime for adults with actors who can actually sing and dance. Very funny indeed - we loved the ad-libs and snippets of French that the cast introduced. We had top seats right at the front - very expensive but worth every penny. Catch this while you can.
Written 23 December 2023
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esteveyb
London, UK45 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023
Ignore the people who booked tickets to Cabaret, thinking they'd be seeing a traditional 'cabaret' and not the musical, Cabaret. The advertising campaign for this was very, very clear that this was a production of the musical that inspired the Liza Minnelli film, directed by Robert Carsen, performed completely in English with French subtitles on screens suspended at various locations around the stage.

Unlike the recent productions of Cabaret in the West End, this production was based on the traditional production - Maybe This Time and Mein Herr, both written for the movie, were missing, replaced with the original extended version of Money and.I Don't Care Much.

Sam Buttery, from The Voice UK, excelled as a non-binary Emcee, with bald head, drag make-up, glitzy dress and Doc Marten boots, whilst Sally Ann Triplett gave a heartbreaking performance as Fraulein Schneider.

This is a political musical, set in Berlin just before World War II, and chronicles the rise of the Nazis; it is ever relevant in Europe (and beyond) as we see the rise of right wing nationalism and fascism in certain countries, and the director doesn't shy away from this, using the finale to highlight the state of the world in video.

Venue-wise, the Lido 2 Paris is a glamorous cabaret venue, with lamps that rise and fall, cabaret tables and chairs and booths. The venue will now undergo further refurbishment before its next production.
Written 7 February 2023
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harlemharris
New York City, NY34 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023 • Solo
Saw the musical, Cabaret, this past weekend. It was a chaotic and long production, and the acoustics don’t really allow you to hear the performers’ voices. Left at intermission.
Written 23 January 2023
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vikian21
Grays Thurrock, UK35 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023
This is not a cabaret. This is Cabaret, the famous musical. As in 'Wilkommen, bienvenue, welcome'. I don't think other reviewers understood what they had booked to see. Having travelled over from London for the week-end, we were not disappointed. We've seen Cabaret in the West End quite a few times, we knew what to expect. The whole cast were brilliant. Yes the set is stripped back, but this adds to the utter desperation of the time. The ending just had us in floods of tears with the updated back drop of current world politics a shocking reminder of how we can easily end up back in dark times. Only disappointment was no 'Mein Herr' but I know that was written for the film as opposed for the stage show. Go see while you can.
Written 23 January 2023
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Disappointed_spectator
Paris, France1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023 • Couples
Trying to deliver some political message which I did not expect from the show.... Long and boring...
Written 3 January 2023
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Аrmen A. Tateossian
Alicante, Spain123 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022 • Family
It was a very boring and long performance. 👎👎👎There was almost no element characteristic of Cabaret. During the performance in the hall was very disorganized, people are constantly coming in and out.
I am deeply disappointed
I will never visit here again 👎👎👎
I recommend visiting the Moulin Rouge - it's a miracle.
Written 1 January 2023
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carla
Brasilia, DF4 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022 • Friends
Very disappointed to see that my place, supposed to be in the best area, was in a table with a family of three people I didn’t know . I felt embarrassed for them and though that just pushing my chair a little bit aside would sort it out. The answer I received, in a very rude manner, from the supervisor was: “This is Cabaret, that’s how it works”. From this point on and with the calling of the manager all that happened was lack of politeness and professionalism. By the way, this was Christmas eve and the ticket price was 120 euros. The manager said that everything was perfect, it was my lack of French that created the problem. Communication and Customer Care is definitely above language.
Written 24 December 2022
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R B
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022
LIDO 2 - Very poor production. Better advertised as a spoken word theatre piece and in no way a 'Cabaret'. Very boring, long and at times offensive or plain ridiculous. Many people left their tables partway through as the whole thing was just an anticlimactic, awkward joke.
Only one scene (a depressive rendition of 'life is a cabaret' by the lead female character) received a mid-performance applause and not even because it was particularly good but simply for the fact it was the first time in 2 hours anybody on stage did something half-decent.
Even contacted the Lido2 to request partial refund as this production was not at all what was advertised (EU Consumer Law) just to receive a reply 1 week late stating 'your request was declined' - just a joke. I can't actually believe they think they are justified in charging up to 130 euros per head for such a terrible production.
DO NOT GO! Unless you're comfortable sitting through 3 hours of subpar theatre that repeats the same scene over and over again - then throws in some Nazi Soldiers and people in gorilla costumes to make its "statement" - if you want actual Cabaret, go to Moulin Rouge - or if you want a fun night in Paris just don't go here - 'cocktails' (just premixed spirit and juice) are nearly 20 euros - all around shocking really
Written 16 December 2022
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Jonathan
83 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022
Beware Lido 2 is no longer the elegant cabaret it used to be - it is now a scaled back venue - no table service for food or drink and the musical 'Cabaret' is playing - a very bleak and sparse production! The Lido's famous revue CLOSED in summer 2022 so the majority of reviews you read on this site have no relevance to this venue now.
Written 9 December 2022
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