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Will Young returns to emcee Cabaret tour

WhatsOnStage award-winner Will Young will reprise his role in a UK tour of Rufus Norris' production of Cabaret

Will Young as Emcee in Cabaret
© Keith Pattison
Will Young is set to reprise his role of Emcee in a UK tour of Rufus Norris' production of Cabaret, which will open at the New Wimbledon Theatre on 28 August 2013.

Pop Idol winner Young, who made his West End debut in the production at the Savoy Theatre last year, won the 2013 WhatsOnStage Award for London Newcomer of the Year.

Based on the stories of Christopher Isherwood and the play by John Van Druten, Cabaret has a book by Joe Masteroff, music by John Kander and lyrics by Fred Ebb. It premiered on Broadway in 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.

Norris' Olivier Award-winning production originally opened at the West End's Lyric Theatre in October 2006 with James Dreyfus as the Emcee and Anna Maxwell Martin as Sally, who was later succeeded by Kim Medcalf. Bill Kenwright subsequently produced a 2008/09 UK tour which starred Samantha Barks and Wayne Sleep.

Further casting is still to be announced for the tour.

The production will open at the New Wimbledon Theatre, running from 28-31 August 2013, before touring to Liverpool, Manchester, Bristol, Bradford, Eastbourne, Blackpool, Edinburgh, Dublin, Oxford, Tunbridge Wells, Hull, Wolverhampton and Brighton.


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