The Oscar-winner will be saying ‘Wilkommen, bienvenue and welcome” to audiences when he takes on the legendary role of the MC at the Kit Kat Club in Kander and Ebb’s extarordinary musical. Redmayne and Buckley went on The Graham Norton Show tonight to promote their upcoming show, which is already the hottest ticket in town. But when and where is it on and how can you get tickets?
The Southwark Playhouse has been transformed into an in-the-round amphitheatre, recreating the decadent and exciting atmosphere of the mythical Kit Kat Club. Audience members are encouraged to come early to make the most of the pre-show entertainment, drinks and dining.
Unfortunately, one person who won’t be able to come is Redmayne’s gran, so he put on a special show for her.
He explained: “She is nearly 100 and not able to come and see the show, so I went to her care home with the karaoke version of the musical and performed the whole thing for her – even Jessie’s parts. She definitely dropped off – she said she was closing her eyes because she was enjoying it so much!”
Cabaret is set in the troubled years as Nazism began to rise in Germany. At one outrageous Berlin club, all of society’s misfits seek sanctuary, joined by new American arrival Sally.
In this new production, the rest of the main cast is rounded out by Omari Douglas as ‘Cliff Bradshaw’, Liza Sadovy as ‘Fraulein Schneider’, Elliot Levey as ‘Herr Schultz’, Stewart Clarke as ‘Ernst Ludwig’ and Anna-Jane Casey as ‘Fraulein Kost’.
The Graham Norton Show – tonight on BBC One at 10.35pm
Published at Fri, 22 Oct 2021 17:11:48 +0000