Will Young makes his West End musical theatre debut in Rufus Norris’ Olivier Award-winning production of Cabaret.
The Pop Idol winner, who is now one of the UK's most successful music artists, will take on the role of the enigmatic Emcee in Norris' dark production.
Based on Christopher Isherwood’s book I Am A Camera, Cabaret is set during the Nazis’ rise to power in 1931 Berlin, focusing on the relationship between 19-year-old English cabaret star Sally Bowles and a young American writer Cliff Bradshaw.
Norris’ production of Cabaret features music from John Kander and Fred Ebb, including the iconic songs Money Makes The World Go Round, Two Ladies, Maybe This Time and, of course, Cabaret.
While Young’s appearance in Cabaret marks his musical theatre debut in the West End, he has previously starred in Noel Coward’s The Vortex at the Manchester Royal Exchange and alongside Judi Dench in the film Mrs Henderson Presents.
Cabaret also features choreography from the Olivier Award-winning Javier De Frutos whose work includes The Hypochondriac Bird, Affliction Of Loneliness and the recent collaboration of Sadler's Wells and The Pet Shops Boys The Most Incredible Thing.
Famously immortalised in the famous 1972 film starring Liza Minnelli after its Broadway premiere in 1966, the iconic musical returns to London following an acclaimed two year run at the Lyric theatre, which featured an award-winning performance by Sheila Hancock.
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Cast & Creatives
- Will Young, Michelle Ryan, Siân Phillips, Harriet Thorpe, Matt Rawle, Linal Haft, Nicholas Tizzard, ohn Brannoch, Jessica Ellen, Allessia Lugoboni, Edd Mitton, Ian Parsons, Nuno Silva, Rebecca Sutherland, Shahla Tarrant, Laura Tyrer, Cydney Uffindell-Phillips, Matthew Wesley
- John van Druten & Christopher Isherwood
- Rufus Norris
- Music by
- John Kander
- Lyrics by
- Fred Ebb
- Book by
- Joe Masteroff
- Bill Kenwright
- Javier De Frutos
- Strand, London, United Kingdom, WC2R 0ET
- 0870 164 8787
- Official site
- Nearest tube
- Charing Cross/Embankment (400m)
- Nearest bus
- 1, 4, 6, 9, 11, 13, 15, 23, 26, 59, 68, 76, 77a, 91, 168, 171, 172, 176, 188, 243, 341, 521, RV1
- Nearest train
- Charing Cross
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- This venue accepts Theatre Tokens
- How to book
- Tel: 0844 871 7677
- Discounts for all disabled customers, please call the Box Office to check availability.
- Limited mobility
- Upper Circle has the least number of steps but the Stalls has the most leg room, especially H1 and H28.
- Access description
- Access to the main auditorium through a side entrance from the Embankment side of Carting Lane. The Box Office can provide a map showing the route (approx. 100m from main entrance). Carting Lane is fairly steep – helper needed, please inform the Box Office at the time of booking and contact the Stage Door on arrival. From here, access is level to the front of the Dress Circle. 2 spaces for wheelchair users on the right hand side. Companions can sit nearby in F1 or 2. Transfer seating is available to F1 in the Dress Circle. Each wheelchair user must bring a non-disabled companion with them. Call 0207 845 6050 for assistance.
- Hearing impaired
- Radio receivers with headsets – collect from Cloakroom at Dress Circle level. Please book in advance, deposit required.
- Guide dogs policy
- Guide dogs allowed in the auditorium or staff will dog-sit by prior arrangement office. Dogs will be looked after in the Manager’s Office.
- No steps to Box Office through 3 sets of double doors which open inwards. Box Office counter is to right. From a door beside the foyer entrance there are 2 steps into the Upper Circle. 33 steps down to Dress Circle (2 steps between rows), 71 down to Stalls. Staircases have handrails on both sides. Separate entrance for wheelchair users or special needs at street level via a ramp from Carting Lane.
- Women’s and men’s toilets are 20 steps up from the Dress Circle, between Dress Circle and Stalls, at Stalls level and at Upper Circle level.
- Disabled toilets
- Adapted toilet to the right of the Dress Circle.
- 4 licensed bars. Dress Circle bar 7 steps up from Dress Circle. Another bar 4 steps up from front of Stalls and mezzanine bar 20 steps down from Dress Circle – all with moveable seats. Drinks in plastic cups may be brought into the auditorium for disabled patrons.
- This venue accepts Theatre Tokens