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Will Young in Cabaret at the Savoy Theatre

Wednesday, 23rd May 2012  

Pop Star Appears in the West End for the First Time in October 2012 with Rufus Norris Directing

It has been revealed that the latest pop star to make his way to the West End will be Will Young, who is set to star in a revival of “Cabaret” at the Savoy Theatre. The rest of the cast of the production is yet to be hinted-on, though it has been announced that Rufus Norris (who also helms “London Road” at the Olivier National Theatre this year) will be taking on the reins as director.

“Cabaret” takes audiences to Berlin in the 1930s, where we are introduced to the characters of the Kit Kat Club, such as Sally Bowles, whilst the Nazi regime continues to cast its ominous presence over Europe. There are various characters that inhabit the club that many might find questionable, but the location remains a place of sanctuary for those trying to get away from the Nazis, though Sally Bowles is getting a lot of attention in ways that she does not want.

Songs throughout include “Maybe this Time”, “Money, Money”, “Money Makes the World Go Round”, “Cabaret” and “Tomorrow Belongs to Me”, among others.

Will Young is best known to London theatre audiences for his pop career that was launched by the hit series “Pop Idol” in 2002. After winning the series he would go on to release albums like “From Now On” in 2002, plus the more recent “Let It Go” in 2008 and “Echoes” in 2011. Throughout this time his singles have included “Evergreen”, “Losing Myself” and “I Just Want a Lover”, whilst acting credits have included “Mrs Henderson Presents”, “Bedlam” and “Marple: The Mirror Crack’d from Side to Side”. “Cabaret” will be his West End debut, which will undoubtedly bring a lot of attention to the show when it opens in October.

The Savoy Theatre was the home of “Legally Blonde the Musical” until recently, whilst “The Sunshine Boys” is its current show, which features well known stars in Danny DeVito and Richard Griffiths.

“Cabaret” will begin its run at the Savoy Theatre on Wednesday 3rd October 2012, following appearances at regional theatres around the United Kingdom.

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