Congress call for the best Cabaret

Will Young in Cabaret at The Congress Theatre in Eastbourne at the beginning of October. Picture by keith Pattison
Will Young in Cabaret at The Congress Theatre in Eastbourne at the beginning of October. Picture by keith Pattison

Direct from his award-nominated performance as Emcee, internationally celebrated singer/songwriter Will Young reprises his role in Rufus Norris’ acclaimed production of Cabaret which, following a successful West End run, comes to the Congress Theatre from Tuesday, October 1 to Saturday, October 5.

Cabaret features show-stopping choreography by the Olivier award-winning Javier De Frutos, dazzling costumes and some of the most iconic songs in musical theatre including ‘Money Makes the World Go Round’, ‘Two Ladies’ ,‘Maybe This Time’ and of course ‘Cabaret’.

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.

Ever since winning the inaugural series of Pop Idol in 2002, Will Young has been one of the UK’s most popular and successful music artists and holds the record for the fastest selling debut single in British chart history.

Will has also enjoyed a successful acting career beginning with his appearance alongside Dame Judi Dench in the film Mrs Henderson Presents.

Since its Broadway premiere in 1966 and the renowned movie version with Liza Minnelli and Joel Grey, Cabaret has won a staggering number of stage and screen awards including eight Oscars, seven BAFTAs and 13 Tonys.

The UK tour is directed by Rufus Norris, a multi-award winning theatre, opera and film director, whose production of London Road at the National Theatre, where he is associate director, won the Critics Circle Award for Best Musical.

Nightly performances at The Congress at 7.30pm and Thursday and Saturday matinees at 2.30pm, tickets from £21. To book call the box office on 01323 412000 or choose your seat and book online at www.eastbournetheatres.co.uk.