Further Casting Announced
Bill Kenwright presents
Starring Will Young
Monday 9 to Saturday 14 September 2013
Opera House, Manchester
Further casting has been confirmed for Rufus Norris’ acclaimed production of Kander & Ebb’s musical masterpiece Cabaret, which will star the previously announced Will Young in his Olivier-nominated performance as ‘Emcee’.
Following a successful West End run, the UK tour of Cabaret will be at the Opera House Manchester from Monday 9 to Saturday 13 September 2013.
Siobhan Dillon joins the cast as the iconic Sally Bowles, reprising the role from the UK tour in 2009. Siobhan was a popular finalist on the BBC’s hit show How Do You Solve a Problem Like Maria? Following Maria, Siobhan won a record deal with Andrew Lloyd Webber's Really Useful Group and also co-wrote and recorded an album for Universal Music. In the West End Siobhan has appeared as Sandy in Grease, Vivian in Legally Blonde and Molly in Ghost the Musical.
Theatre veteran Lyn Paul will play Fraulein Schneider, with Matt Rawle (Cliff), Linal Haft (Herr Schultz) andNicholas Tizzard (Ernst) returning after great acclaim in the West End.
Varlerie Cutko will play Fraulein Kost with an ensemble including: Alastair Postlewaite, Alessia Lugoboni, Alexzandra Sarmiento, Cydney Uffindell-Phillips, Emily Bull, Luke Fetherston, Oliver Roll and Shahla Tarrant.
Since its Broadway premiere in 1966 and the renowned movie version with Liza Minnelli and Joel Grey, Cabarethas won numerous stage and screen awards including 8 Oscars, 7 BAFTAs and 13 Tonys. It features show-stopping choreography, dazzling costumes and some of the most iconic songs in musical theatre includingMoney Makes the World Go Round, Two Ladies, Maybe This Time and of courseCabare’.
The production turns Weimar Berlin of 1931 into a sassy, sizzling haven of decadence. And at its dark heart are the notorious Emcee and sassy Sally Bowles, who perform nightly at the infamous Kit Kat Klub.
Ever since winning the inaugural series of Pop Idol in 2002, Will Young has been one of the UK’s most popular and successful music artists and holds the record for the fastest selling debut single in British chart history. Will has also enjoyed a successful acting career which saw him appear alongside Dame Judi Dench in the film Mrs Henderson Presents, and it is the combination of these talents which has led him to star in Cabaret.
Rufus Norrisis a multi-award winning theatre, opera and film director whose production of London Road at the National Theatre, where he is associate director, won the Critics Circle Award for Best Musical. Other theatre includes Vernon God Little (Young Vic), Les Liaisons Dangereuses (Broadway), Festen (West End and Broadway) The Country Girl (Apollo) and Afore Night Came (Young Vic, Evening Standard Award). Featuring Tim Roth, Cillian Murphy, Rory Kinnear, and original music by Damon Albarn, his debut feature film Broken opened the prestigious Critics’ Week at the Cannes film festival in 2012. It was produced by Cuba Pictures, BBC Films, Lypsync and Bill Kenwright.
Choreography is by the Olivier award winning Javier De Frutos. In 1990, he formed The Javier De Frutos Dance Company. His work includes The Hypochondriac Bird and Affliction of Loneliness. Recently he joined forces with Sadler’s Wells and The Pet Shop Boys to create a brand new dance work based on Hans Christian Andersen’s story, The Most Incredible Thing.
Cabaret has a book by Joe Masteroff, music by John Kander and Fred Ebb, based on the play by John Van Druten and stories by Christopher Isherwood. Directed by Rufus Norris, designed by Katrina Lindsay and choreographed by Javier De Frutos.
Manchester Opera House, Quay Street, Manchester M3 3HP
Monday 9 to Saturday 14 Sept
Performance schedule: Mon – Sat 7.30pm. Thurs & Sat mats 2.30pm
Box Office: 0844 871 3018