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Cabaret starring Will Young and Louise Redknapp
10th October 2017 - 14th October 2017
In the role that earned him an Olivier award nomination and WhatsOnStage award, Will Young reprises his critically acclaimed performance of Emcee in Rufus Norris’ production of Cabaret.
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. Playing Sally Bowles will be musician, TV presenter and 2016 Strictly Come Dancing runner up Louise Redknapp.
Since its Broadway premiere in 1966 and the famous movie version with Liza Minnelli and Joel Grey, Cabaret has won a staggering number of stage and screen awards including 8 Oscars, 7 BAFTAs and 13 Tonys.
Directed by National Theatre Artistic Director Rufus Norris and choreographed by Olivier Award winner Javier de Frutos, the production has enjoyed two smash hit West End runs.
Cabaret features show-stopping choreography, dazzling costumes and some of the most iconic songs in musical theatre including Money Makes The World Go Round,Two Ladies, Maybe This Time and of course, Cabaret.
Ticket price includes £1 contribution to our heritage fund.
Amazing show outstanding performance's from all the cast especially Will young and Louise Rednap.
A great night out
Absolutely amazing show, would highly recommend...outstanding performances by Will Young and Louise redknapp
Cabaret was, and still is, one of the most daringly modern of Broadway musicals.
The original idea came from producer Hal Prince who adapted the story from John van Druten’s play I am a camera, which itself was based on Christopher Isherwood’s short stories, Goodbye to Berlin.
John Kander and Fred Ebb provided the lyrics and music and the musical appeared on Broadway in 1966 where everyone was knocked out by this bold experiment- it went on to scoop eight Tony Awards in that year and a London production, starring Judi Dench followed in 1968.
The film version, starring Liza Minnelli won eight Academy Awards and made Liza into a major star.
The action of the musical is set in the seedy Kit Kat Klub in Berlin on New Year’s Eve 1930 and the goings-on appear typical of Berlin nightlife and the sinister rise of Nazism as experienced by young English performer Sally Bowles.
This new production (at The Malvern Theatres all this week) is directed by Rufus Norris and features Louise Redknapp as Sally Bowles and Will Young as Emcee.
Louise is a singer (both solo and formerly with Eternal) an actress and TV presenter. She was excellent in this, her theatrical debut.
Will Young was amazing as Emcee. He is a singer of note and won the first edition of Pop Idol but this role showed him in a completely new light – a true performer and comedian.
The supporting cast were of a very high standard and the dancers nothing short of fantastic.
Cabaret starts as a happy go lucky musical but the mood gradually darkens as the Nazi threat engulfs Berlin.
A clever production, a joy to watch. The cast received a well deserved standing ovation from a packed house.
Phil and Audrey
There is so much in this performance to take home. Unforgettable.
Amazing show today!
Thank you !!
Will Young.....absolutely mesmerising
Absolutely Stunning. Mesmerising performances by all involved. We were held spellbound from start to finish. Congratulations to the Theatre, Cast and Crew for a truly memorable performance....Bravo !
Just an amazing show.Will Young was sensational.
such an inspired ending.
my husband and I came to see this show on Wednesday afternoon only to be told that will young would not be appearing .after I especially asked !!!!!we were really gutted. !!!! the car parking is terrible we had terrible trouble trying to park and so did many others as most of the car parks are for two hours for a two and a half show .i am a member of the theatre but will think twice about renewing my membership .the show itself was excellent.
Five star performance BUT disappointed to be told at the door to actual theatre seating that Will Young would not be performing at the Matinee and we could have our money back before the show started. If Will cannot do all the performances, tickets should be sold and patrons told an understudy will be taking the role. We weren't told he was ill, just he wouldn't be doing our show. As the show is sold out, we could not change our plans. The show as excellent but does not make up for not seeing Will Young perform his award winning role.
Very disappointed today when we attended the matinee performance, to find Will Young was not performing. The reason we booked this was to see him. I understand if the reason was genuine, otherwise ! It was like seeing Queen without Freddy Mercury. I'm sure there were many disappointed people like me there today, I wonder if he is doing the other performances or does it just effect matinees
Good production but very sad not to see Will Young. This was a birthday present, bought especially so I could see Will in the production. We had travelled from Birmingham......so very , very disappointed