Friday, May 21

Eddie Redmayne and Jessie Buckley to play the Emcee and Sally Bowles in a new production of Cabaret the Musical

Baz Bamigboye of The Daily Mail  has confirmed that  Oscar, Golden Globe, BAFTA, Tony and Olivier award winner Eddie Redmayne will star as the  ‘The Emcee’ with  Bafta Nominee and British Independent Film award winner Jessie Buckley as ‘Sally Bowles’  in a new revamped production of Cabaret the Musical at the Kit Kat Club to be  directed by  Rebecca Frecknall who will be joined by  production designer Tom Scutt, choreographer Julia Chen, lighting designer Isabella Byrd, sound designer Nicholas Lidster, and music director Jennifer Whyte.

The production will open in November at the Kit Kat Club, the location of which is still the be revealed but is known to have a capacity of 550. Further details and full casting to be announced soon. Tickets sales begin on June 28th. 

 Jessie Buckley was most recently seen in the National Theatre film production of Romeo and Juliet. She was  a finalist on the Oliver! reality competition series, I'd Do Anything. She has been seen on the West End in Stephen Sondheim's A Little Night Music with  screen credits including Chernobyl, I'm Thinking of Ending Things, and Fargo. Her film roles include Beast and Wild Rose. 

Eddie  Redmayne co-starred with Alfred Molina in the award-winning John Logan play RED on Broadway  for which he took home a Tony Award for Featured Actor in a Play in 2010. He originated the role at the Donmar Warehouse in London where he won the coveted Olivier Award for Best Supporting Actor. His film work includes the Les Miserables, Harry Potter spinoff Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, The Danish Girl, and The Theory of Everything, for which he won the Academy Award for Best Actor.

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