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Voicemail Interview: Gareth Pugh on Cabaret, Film and Fashion

published on 17 April 2020

'We work a lot with film as references for shows, it's just one of those things where it's a hook for people to understand instantly what you're getting at.' Gareth Pugh chatted with Sarah Kathryn Cleaver about choosing Bob Fosse's Cabaret (1972) for the first of our Studio Screenings. The designer touched on the films he loves and takes inspiration from, the political warnings we can take from Cabaret today and the reason for queer culture's darkness.

'We work a lot with film as references for shows, it's just one of those things where it's a hook for people to understand instantly what you're getting at.' Gareth Pugh chatted with Sarah Kathryn Cleaver about choosing Bob Fosse's Cabaret (1972) for the first of our Studio Screenings. The designer touched on the films he loves and takes inspiration from, the political warnings we can take from Cabaret today and the reason for queer culture's darkness.

Interview by:
Film Edit:
Kit Whalley Payne

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