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Cabaret – UK Tour





Internationally renowned singer/songwriter, Will Young, reprises his Olivier Award-nominated performance as the enigmatic Emcee alongside musician and presenter Louise Redknapp, who makes her stage debut as Sally Bowles in Rufus Norris’ multi-award winning production of CABARET.

Cabaret will embark on a UK tour this autumn, opening at the New Wimbledon Theatre on Thursday 21st September 2017 and playing theatres in Blackpool, Cardiff, Leeds, Milton Keynes, Salford, Edinburgh, Bromley and Brighton.

Ever since winning the inaugural series of Pop Idol in 2001, WILL YOUNG has been one of the UK’s most popular and successful music artists. He holds the record for the fastest selling debut single in British chart history, and has enjoyed a phenomenal career in music with four No1 albums, as well as acting alongside Dame Judi Dench in the film Mrs Henderson Presents. Will made his West End debut in Cabaret and will be reprising his award winning performance.

LOUISE REDKNAPP rose to fame as a member of the girl group Eternal. She left the band to carve out a successful solo career achieving an impressive twelve Top 20 singles, including the hits Naked and Stuck in the Middle and selling over 5 million records with 5 albums. Since then she has rarely left our television screens and most recently wowed the nation with her dancing skills finishing ‘runner up’ in the 2016 series of BBC1’s Strictly Come Dancing.


Will Young as Emcee and the Company in the 2012 production of Cabaret Photography by Keith Pattison

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 production turns Weimar Berlin of 1931 into a sassy, sizzling haven of decadence, and at its dark heart is the legendary and notorious Emcee, who performs nightly at the infamous Kit Kat Klub.

Since its Broadway premiere in 1966 and the famous movie version with Liza Minnelli and Oscar winner Joel Grey, CABARET has won a staggering number of stage and screen awards including 8 Oscar’s, 7 BAFTA’s and 13 Tony’s. Norris’ production has enjoyed two smash hit West End runs and has picked up 2 Olivier Awards.

Rufus Norris is Director of the National Theatre and a multi-award winning theatre and opera director. For the National Theatre, he has directed The Threepenny Opera, wonder.land, Everyman, Behind the Beautiful Forevers, The Amen Corner, Table, London Road (Critics Circle Award), Death and the King’s Horseman, Market Boy. Other theatre includes Vernon God Little (Young Vic), Les Liasons Dangerouses (Broadway – five Tony Award nominations), Festen (West End and Broadway) The Country Girl (Apollo) and Afore Night Came at the Young Vic (Evening Standard Award). Film credits include London Road and Broken.

Choreography is by the Olivier Award-winning Javier De Frutos. In 1990, he formed The Javier De Frutos Dance Company. His work includes The Hypochondriac Bird and Affliction of Loneliness. Recently he joined forces with Sadler’s Wells and The Pet Shop Boys to create a brand new dance work based on Hans Christian Andersen’s story, The Most Incredible Thing.

Cabaret will play at the New Theatre Wimbledon, Blackpool Opera House, Cardiff New Theatre, Leeds Grand Theatre, Milton Keynes Theatre, The Lowry in Salford, Edinburgh Playhouse, Churchill Theatre Bromley and Brighton Theatre Royal.



Thursday 21 – 30 September

Box Office: 0844 871 7646

New Wimbledon Theatre

Website: ATGTICKETS.COM/Wimbledon

Tuesday 3 – 7 October

Box Office: 0844 856 1111

Blackpool Opera House

Website: wgbpl.co.uk

Tuesday 17 – 21 October

Box Office: 029 2087 8889

Cardiff New Theatre

Website: newtheatrecardiff.co.uk

Tuesday 24 – 28 October

Box Office: 0844 848 2700

Leeds Grand Theatre

Website: leedsgrandtheatre.com

Tuesday 31 October – 4 November

Box Office: 0844 871 7652

Milton Keynes Theatre

Website: ATGTICKETS.COM/MiltonKeynes

Tuesday 7 – 11 November

Box Office: 0843 208 6000

Salford, The Lowry

Website: thelowry.com

Tuesday 14 – 18 November

Box Office: 0844 871 3014

Edinburgh Playhouse

Website: ATGTICKETS.COM/Edinburgh

Tuesday 21 – 25 November

Box Office: 020 3285 6000

Churchill Theatre Bromley

Website: churchilltheatre.co.uk

Tuesday 5 – 9 December

Box Office: 0844 871 7650

Brighton Theatre Royal

Website: ATGTICKETS.COM/Brighton


Further dates to be confirmed







The Legendary Thelma Ruby

Theatre legend

Thelma Ruby

to grace the stage at

The King’s Head Theatre

with her one-woman show


Thelma Ruby is no ordinary 91 year old. With over 60 years spent on stage, treading the boards with the likes of Orson Welles, Dame Judi Dench, Chaim Topol and many more, this luminary entertainer is sure to surprise and delight audiences with her return to the King’s Head Theatre on Valentine’s Day.

An evening of songs, sketches, dance and dazzling entertainment, Thelma Ruby’s one-woman show ‘That’s Entertainment’ tells the story of her remarkable life in the spotlight, with tales to make you laugh, cry and hide behind your hands.

Thelma says:

It’s delightful to be celebrating Valentine’s Day at the King’s Head Theatre. When they first asked me to perform my one-woman show last summer, little did I know I’d be playing to packed out houses and that they were going to ask me back! It’s turned out to be one of the loveliest jobs of my career.’

Superstar Thelma was born in Leeds in 1926 and trained as an actress in New York during World War Two. From entertaining wounded troops in hospitals in wartime to starring in Chimes at Midnight with Orson Welles, she has lived a glittering life on and off stage and for one night only is returning to The King’s Head to recount her tales. This will be one Valentine’s Day you won’t forget in a hurry.


Thelma Ruby

14 February 2017


The King’s Head Theatre

115 Upper Street, London N1 1QN

Tickets £15 – £19.50

Box Office:


0207 226 8561