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John McCrea and Aimee Lou Wood to star in ”Cabaret” in the West End

John McCrea and Aimee Lou Wood
John McCrea and Aimee Lou Wood
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New faces will be joining the award-winning production of Cabaret from

WhatsOnStage Award-winner John McCrea (who originated the part of Jamie in Everybody’s Talking About Jamie) will take over the role of Emcee in the production, joined by BAFTA winner and WhatsOnStage Award nominee Aimee Lou Wood (Sex Education, Uncle Vanya) as the new Sally Bowles.

Lou Wood is currently winning critical praise for her turn in new film Living, appearing opposite Bill Nighy. Her other credits include Downstate at the National Theatre, Rob Icke’s version of Mary Stuart and People, Places and Things on tour.

McCrea won both the WhatsOnStage Award and Critics Circle Award in 2018 for his performance as Jamie New in Everybody’s Talking About Jamie, and returned to the stage last year in Daddy! at the Almeida. His film credits include Cruella and Dracula.

Also set to join the record-breaking production are

A new cast album for Cabaret is being released on 20 January 2023, featuring original stars Eddie Redmayne and Jessie Buckley. Further details about the album can be found here.

Cabaret is directed by Rebecca Frecknall with design by Tom Scutt, choreography by Julia Cheng, musical supervision and direction by Jennifer Whyte, lighting design by Isabella Byrd and sound design by Nick Lidster.

The casting director is Stuart Burt and the associate director is Jordan Fein. The show is produced by Ambassador Theatre Group Productions and Underbelly. The show runs until the end of December 2023.

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