Susan Penhaligon joins the cast of Cabaret alongside previously announced Will Young (Emcee) and Louise Redknapp (Sally Bowles) which opens at the New Wimbledon Theatre on Thursday 21st September.
Susan Penhaligon will play Fraulein Schneider in Rufus Norris’ multi-award winning production which tours the UK this autumn. She is best known from the popular television series Bouquet of Barbed Wire and the sitcom A Fine Romance with Judi Dench. Film appearances include Under Milk Wood, The Land That Time Forgot and Paul Verhoeven’s Soldier of Orange. Extensive stage credits across the UK include Dangerous Obsession, Mrs Warren’s Profession and The Constant Wife. West End credits include Three Sisters and The Real Thing.
Singer/songwriter Will Young reprises his Olivier Award-nominated performance as the enigmatic Emcee. 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 No 1 albums, as well as acting alongside Dame Judi Dench in the film Mrs Henderson Presents.
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.
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.
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.
Cabaret tour dates 2017
Thursday 21 – 30 September
New Wimbledon Theatre ATGTICKETS.COM/Wimbledon
Tuesday 3 – 7 October
Blackpool Opera House wgbpl.co.uk
Tuesday 10 – 14 October
Malvern Festival Theatre malvern-theatres.co.uk
Tuesday 17 – 21 October
Cardiff New Theatre newtheatrecardiff.co.uk
Tuesday 24 – 28 October
Leeds Grand Theatre leedsgrandtheatre.com
Tuesday 31 October – 4 November
Milton Keynes Theatre ATGTICKETS.COM/MiltonKeynes
Tuesday 7 – 11 November
Salford Quays, The Lowry thelowry.com
Tuesday 14 – 18 November
Edinburgh Playhouse ATGTICKETS.COM/Edinburgh
Tuesday 21 – 25 November
Churchill Theatre Bromley churchilltheatre.co.uk
Tuesday 28 Nov – 2 December
Dublin, Bord Gáis Energy Theatre www.bordgaisenergytheatre.ie
Tuesday 5 – 9 December
Brighton Theatre Royal ATGTICKETS.COM/Brighton