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“There’s something about (Something Something Lazarus) that borders on genius.”

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Telling stories with words & music


“Strap in and hold on, Something Something Lazarus takes no prisoners in this no holds barred assault on the musical theatre format.”


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Welcome to Broken Cabaret

Broken Cabaret is a company that makes theatre. Work is chiefly built and devised by writing team Simon Arrowsmith and John Myatt, along with similar theatre professionals, like director Dan Phillips. The company is interested in exploring writing and performance that deals with themes of identity and social connection. We work in close partnership with our sister company Iambic Creative – a consultancy that uses story building and theatre practice to support brands and businesses with their communication.

Current work includes Something Something Lazarus, a darkly comic musical about the healing power of performance and finally letting go of the past. The show, previously called Richard the First, has just received its UK premiere in a four week run at The King’s Head Theatre in Islington, London. Other recent work includes the one act play Needle Work. This was commissioned by South Hill Park as part of their celebrations of 10 years of Civil Partnerships.

Broken Cabaret is a trading name of Iambic Creative Ltd