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Life is a cabaret for Will

July 4, 2013


PREVIEW by Nicki Robinson Cabaret WHERE: Wolverhampton Grand Theatre WHEN: November 26 to 30 TICKETS: Prices vary - 01902 42 92 12 or AFTER a hugely successful West End run, the UK tour of Cabaret comes to Wolverhampton starring celebrated singer and songwriter Will Young. Direct from his award nominated performance as Emcee, Will Young (pictured) will reprise his role in Rufus Norris' acclaimed production which makes an exclusive visit to Wolverhampton Grand Theatre in November - as the only West Midlands date on the official UK Tour.

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 which saw him appear alongside Dame Judi Dench in the film Mrs Henderson Presents, and it is the combination of these talents which has led him to star in Cabaret.

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. 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 are the notorious Emcee and sassy Sally Bowles, who perform nightly at the infamous Kit Kat Klub.

Rufus Norris is a multiaward winning theatre, opera and film director whose production of London Road at the National Theatre, where he is associate director.

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