27 August 2009

Life is a Cabaret!

THE MULTI award-winning production of Cabaret returns to Birmingham Repertory Theatre from Wednesday, September 2 following its sell-out run last year.

Directed by Rufus Norris, the production features a star cast including world-renowned dancer and TV favourite Wayne Sleep as the notorious Emcee and Siobhan Dillon, the hugely popular runner-up from the hit BBC series How Do You Solve A
Problem Like Maria, as Sally Bowles.

Dillon, from Lichfield, entered Andrew Lloyd Webber’s search for a West End star in 2006 and was watched by millions as she made it through to the finals, eventually finishing as a runner up to Connie Fisher.

The 24-year old has since gone on to appear in the West End in Grease and is due to release her debut album this Christmas.

Since its Broadway premiere in 1966 and the famous movie version, with Liza Minnelli, Michael York and Joel Grey, Cabaret has won a staggering number of stage and screen awards including eight Oscars, seven BAFTAs and 13 Tonys.

The sensational double Olivier Award winner and Variety Club Awards Best Musical, turns Weimar Berlin of 1931 into a sassy, sizzling haven of decadence.

And at its heart is the legendary Sally Bowles, who performs nightly at the infamous Kit Kat Klub.

It features show-stopping choreography, dazzling costumes and some of the most iconic songs in musical theatre including Mein Herr, Maybe This Time and of course Cabaret.

Joining Wayne Sleep and Siobhan Dillon in the cast will be Henry Luxemburg as Clifford Bradshaw and Jenny Logan as Fraulein Schneider.

Cabaret runs until Saturday, September 19 with shows at 7.30pm Monday to Friday, 8pm on Saturday, apart from Monday, September 7 when it starts at 7pm.

Matinees at 2pm on Thursdays and at 3pm on Saturdays.

Tickets cost from £12 to £32 and are available by calling 0121 236 4455.

Christmas was my next guess if the album were to be pushed back again. For once it doesn't bother me at all! So much to look forward to in the next few months, and I know what I'll be asking for Christmas!

Anyone going to see Siobhan in Cabaret and would like to share a review just send me an email and I'll post it on the blog. Good or bad.

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