Could ‘Cabaret’ starring Eddie Redmayne and Jessie Buckley open in London?
The musical revival could open at the Playhouse Theatre later this year.
A West End revival of Cabaret is potentially in the works, set to open later this year. In a tweet from Daily Mail entertainment reporter Baz Bamigboye, Eddie Redmayne and Jessie Buckley will star in Cabaret at the Playhouse Theatre, with a potential opening date in November 2021.
Eddie Redmayne would play the Emcee in Cabaret, a role that would see him return to the London stage for the first time in a decade. On stage, he’s previously played the title role in Richard II at the Donmar Warehouse, The Goat, or Who Is Sylvia? at the Almeida Theatre and London and Broadway productions of Red.
Jessie Buckley would play Sally Bowles in Cabaret. Buckley recently starred in the National Theatre’s film of Romeo and Juliet opposite Josh O’Connor, but has been in London productions of The Winter’s Tale and Henry V.
Further casting for Cabaret, as well as a creative team, performance dates and a performance schedule have not been confirmed.
Cabaret is set at the Kit Kit Klub in 1930s Berlin, following the blossoming relationship between Sally Bowles and American writer Cliff Bradshaw. Cabaret features music and lyrics by John Kander and Fred Ebb, with songs including “Wilkommen”, “Money” and “Maybe This Time”.
Cabaret was last in London in 2012, running at the Savoy Theatre for a year. Will Young played the Emcee and Michelle Ryan played Sally Bowles.