PHOTO CALL: Michelle Ryan, Will Young and Matt Rawle Star in West End Cabaret

By Matthew Blank
October 10, 2012

Rufus Norris' remounting of his Olivier Award-winning production of Kander and Ebb's Cabarert opened at the West End's Savoy Theatre Oct. 9.

Michelle Ryan, best known for playing Zoe Slater in "EastEnders" for five years and the title role in the remake of "The Bionic Woman," makes her West End stage debut as Sally Bowles, and singer-songwriter Will Young stars as the Emcee.



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Michelle Ryan
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In the musical, Young and Ryan are joined by Siân Phillips (Hedda Gabler, BBC's "I Claudius," "Clash of the Titans") as Fraulein Schneider, Matt Rawle (Martin Guerre at the Prince Edward Theatre, Evita at the Adelphi) as Cliff, Linal Haft ("Moulin Rouge!") as Herr Schultz and Nicholas Tizzard as Ernst. Harriett Thorpe (BBC's "The Brittas Empire"), from the original Norris production, reprises her role as Fraulein Kost.

The ensemble includes John Brannoch, Jessica Ellen, Allessia Lugoboni, Edd Mitton, Ian Parsons, Nuno Silva, Rebecca Sutherland, Shahla Tarrant, Laura Tyrer, Cydney Uffindell-Phillips and Matthew Wesley.

Cabaret will play a 15-week-only engagement at The Savoy Theatre in London's West End. The production features design by Katrina Lindsay and choreography by Javier De Frutos.

To book tickets for the West End run, contact the box office on 0844 871 7687, or visit www.atgtickets.com/savoy.