Photos: Wilkommen Clary & Nuttall to Cabaret CastDate: 10 October 2007
Julian Clary and Amy Nuttall joined the new cast of Rufus Norris’ Olivier Award-winning revival of Kander and Ebb musical Cabaret last week at the West End’s Lyric Theatre (See News, 20 Sep 2007), taking over from James Dreyfus and Kim Medcalf as, respectively, the Emcee and Sally Bowles. And yesterday, press photographers were invited to get a glimpse of the stars in action.
Norris’ revival, which opened on 10 October 2006 (previews from 23 September), turns Weimar Berlin into a dark and sexually charged haven of decadence, its morally ambiguous inhabitants determined to keep up appearances as the real world - outside the sanctuary of the cabaret - prepares for the chaos of war. Based on the stories of Christopher Isherwood and the play by John Van Druten, Cabaret premiered on Broadway on 1966 and in 1972 was made into an Oscar-winning film starring Liza Minnelli as Sally Bowles, Michael York as Cliff and Joel Grey as the Emcee.
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For Whatsonstage.com Photos, our photographer Dan Wooller was on hand for yesterday’s press photocall at the Lyric Theatre. The new Cabaret cast also features Angela Richards and Barry James, who have succeeded Honor Blackman and Francis Matthews as Fraulein Schneider and Herr Schultz. The production is designed by Katrina Lindsay, choreographed by Javier de Frutos, who won an Olivier for his efforts, and produced by Bill Kenwright. It’s currently booking until 1 March 2008.
- by Tom Atkins