Come to the Cabaret at the Congress Theatre

Will Young as Emcee and the Company in Cabaret. Photographer Keith Pattison
Will Young as Emcee and the Company in Cabaret. Photographer Keith Pattison

Direct from his award nominated performance as Emcee, singer/songwriter Will Young reprises his role in Rufus Norris’ acclaimed production of Cabaret.

Following a successful West End run, the UK tour of Cabaret will come to the Congress Theatre from October 1-5.

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.

Following the West End run of Cabaret Will Young was nominated for ‘Best Actor in a Musical’ at the 2013 Olivier Awards.

Siobhan Dillon, popular finalist on the BBC’s How Do You Solve a Problem Like Maria?, joins the cast as the iconic Sally Bowles. Since the TV show Siobhan has co-written and recorded albums for Universal Music, starred on stage in Can’t Smile Without You and recently made her West End debut in Grease.

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.

Evening performances are at 7.30pm with Thursday and Saturday matinees at 2.30pm.

Tickets cost from £21-£43.50, call 412000.