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How Long Is Will Young Contracted For Cabaret In The West End?


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#31 ajkb7926

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Posted 27 August 2012 - 09:29 PM

i think you mean harriet thorpe :)

#32 Jamie Kenny

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Posted 28 August 2012 - 02:11 PM

Does anybody know who's in the ensemble?

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Posted 03 September 2012 - 05:31 PM

View PostJamie Kenny, on 28 August 2012 - 02:11 PM, said:

Does anybody know who's in the ensemble?

See this link

http://www.kenwright...ndex.php?id=919

I saw the show at Bromley last week. It's brilliant!

#34 Richey

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Posted 04 September 2012 - 12:26 PM

Any reviews/ comments yet? just wondered how much it differs from the last production.

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Posted 05 September 2012 - 02:39 PM

View PostRichey, on 04 September 2012 - 12:26 PM, said:

Any reviews/ comments yet? just wondered how much it differs from the last production.


It seems to have been very well received so far. Press night at Southampton yesterday and the reviews were good from them too.

Rufus Norris has injected a bit more humour into the first half at least, it's less dark than his last production he says, He's altered the songs around and brought the band up onto the stage, .

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Posted 05 September 2012 - 11:57 PM

I would like to add that this is the first time I saw the stage version of Cabaret, having seen the film and listened  to several cast recordings.

I am surprised that it is in fact Will Young who carries the show. It is clear that he is having so much fun playing Emcee that he was immensely enjoyable. Michelle Ryan was a lovely Sally Bowles though she lacked edge in comparison to those on the cast recordings. Matt Rawle was also very good as the smart but weary Clifford Bradshaw. The songs and dancing were sensuous and I enjoyed the supporting romance and the increasing threat of the Nazis

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#37 musicalmadness

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Posted 06 September 2012 - 09:35 AM

Apparently (all sourced from twitter, Harriet Thrope I think) Rufus Norris had to go on as Clifford last night!
Somebody crowd me with love, somebody force me to care.
Somebody make me come through, I'll always be there as frightened as you of being alive.

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Posted 06 September 2012 - 05:26 PM

View PostRichey, on 04 September 2012 - 12:26 PM, said:

Any reviews/ comments yet? just wondered how much it differs from the last production.

Excellent reviews so far from Southampton.

http://www.salisbury..._the_Mayflower/

http://www.portsmout...mpton-1-4226039

http://www.theedgesu...mpton-04092012/

http://www.chicheste...ber-8-1-4222908

http://www.dailyecho...flower/?ref=rss

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Posted 06 September 2012 - 06:14 PM

You do have to take local press reviews with a pinch of salt, it's very rare they give bad reviews. Not saying its not a great show, I just don't put much faith in local reviews. Especially the southern daily echo which has a strong relationship with the mayflower and sometimes their reviews are little more than a few paragraph with big photos

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Posted 11 September 2012 - 06:30 AM

I'll have seen the show twice by the time it reaches the West End, I saw the second night and will see the last night of the provincial tour so should see what the West End version will be like.  I heard Sian Phillips on the radio last week saying that Rufus Norris still had them rehearsing daily and they were tweaking in order to prepare as fully as possible for its London run.

The reviews Will Young has been getting have been excellent so far so I am hoping that the London critics will look beyond the stuffy  prejudice he often gets (reality show winner, etc) and just judge the performance.




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