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In the role that earned him an Olivier award nomination and WhatsOnStage award, Will Young reprises his critically acclaimed performance of Emcee in Rufus Norris’ production of Cabaret. Read more …

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. Playing Sally Bowles will be musician, TV presenter and 2016 Strictly Come Dancing runner up Louise Redknapp.

Since its Broadway premiere in 1966 and the famous movie version with Liza Minnelli and Joel Grey, Cabaret has won a staggering number of stage and screen awards including 8 Oscars, 7 BAFTAs and 13 Tonys.

Directed by National Theatre Artistic Director Rufus Norris and choreographed by Olivier Award winner Javier de Frutos, the production has enjoyed two smash hit West End runs.

Cabaret features show-stopping choreography, 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 critical consensus

If you’re thinking of how to escape the relentless pre-Christmas tosh on television this week, then what good is sitting alone in your room? Come hear the music play – for life is a cabaret, old chum. Come to the cabaret.

****(*)Mike Smith, The Edinburgh Reporter, 15/11/2017

With such a stellar cast, why would you not come to the ‘Cabaret’.

****(*)Gordon Clayton, Edinburgh Guide, 15/11/2017

This is a thrilling rendition of decadent Europe's last hedonistic gasp before the bullies moved in.

*****Neil Cooper, Coffee-Table Notes, 16/11/2017

Chilling in all the right places, the revival of the award-winning tour of Cabaret starring Will Young as the Emcee feels as important a piece of musical theatre as it ever did.

****(*)Thom Dibdin, All Edinburgh Theatre, 18/11/2017

Features about Cabaret

The rise of the far-right in Europe is no Cabaret, old chum.

Joyce McMillan, The Scotsman, 17/11/2017

Where and when?

Edinburgh Playhouse, Edinburgh from Tuesday November 14, 2017, until Saturday November 18, 2017. More info:

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