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The full cast has been announced for Cabaret, which opens at the Savoy Theatre 9 Oct 2012, following previews from 3 Oct - booking to 19 Jan 2013.
Joining previously announced Michelle Ryan (Sally Bowles) and Will Young (Emcee), are Sian Phillips (Fraulein Schneider), Harriet Thorpe (Fraulein Kost), Matt Rawle (Cliff), Linal Haf (Herr Schultz), Nicholas Tizzard (Ernst), John Brannoch; Jessica Ellen; Allessia Lugoboni; Edd Mitton; Ian Parsons; Nuno Silva; Rebecca Sutherland; Shahla Tarrant; Laura Tyrer; Cydney Uffindell-Phillips and Matthew Wesley.
Sian Phillips is well known for playing Livia in the classic BBC series I Claudius; Lady Anne opposite Alec Guinness in Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy; and with Peter O’Toole in Goodnight Mr Chips. London stage credits include in: Calendar Girls at the Noel Coward in 2009; The Dark at the Donmar Warehouse in 2004; Marlene at the Lyric in 1997; A Little Night Music at the National Theatre in 1995
Matt Rawle's musical theatre credits include playing Martin Guerre at the Prince Edward Theatre; Ché in Evita (Adelphi); the title role in Zorro (Garrick); and Pippin (Menier Chocolate Factory).
Harriet Thorpe's recent West End stage credits include Crazy For You at the Open Air & Novello in 2011; Tanya in Mamma Mia! at the Prince of Wales in 2010; Madame Morrible in Wicked at the Apollo Victoria in 2008; Fraulein Kost in Cabaret at the Lyric in 2006.
Cabaret is directed by Rufus Norris, choreography by Javier De Frutos. Produced by Bill Kenwright.
The production turns Weimar Berlin of 1931 into a sassy, sizzling haven of decadence. And at its dark heart are the notorious Emcee and sassy Sally Bowles, who perform nightly at the infamous Kit Kat Klub. Songs include ‘Money Makes The World Go Round’, ‘Two Ladies’ ‘Maybe This Time’ and ‘Cabaret’.
**CABARET will play in September at The Mayflower Theatre, Southampton, Theatre Royal Nottingham, Norwich Theatre Royal and The Lowry in Salford Quays directly prior to the West End.