Tuesday, January 10

John McCrea and Aimee Lou Wood to take on star roles in Cabaret

New cast members will be joining the award-winning production of Cabaret at the Kit Kat Club from 13th February 2023.

John McCrea (who originated the part of Jamie in Everybody's Talking About Jamie) will take over the role of Emcee in the production, joined by BAFTA winner Aimee Lou Wood (Sex Education, Uncle Vanya) as the new Sally Bowles.

Wood is currently winning critical praise for her turn in new film Living, appearing opposite Bill Nighy. Her other credits include Downstate at the National Theatre, Rob Icke's version of Mary Stuart and People, Places and Things on tour.

McCrea won both the WhatsOnStage Award and Critics Circle Award in 2018 for his performance as Jamie New in Everybody's Talking About Jamie, and returned to the stage last year in Daddy! at the Almeida. His film credits include Cruella and Dracula.

He added: "I'm thrilled to be taking on the iconic role of the Emcee in this ground-breaking production of Cabaret. It's an absolute honour to be joining this amazing company of artists."

Also set to join the record-breaking production are Nathan Ives-Moiba (As You Like It) in the role of Cliff Bradshaw, beginning on 13 February. At certain performances, the role of Sally Bowles will be played by Emily Benjamin.

Benjamin will take on the role of Bowles from 30 January to 11 February before Wood begins, with Matthew Gent playing the role of the Emcee during the same window. At certain performances the role of Sally Bowles will be played by Sally Frith.

A new cast album for Cabaret is being released on 20 January 2023, featuring original stars Eddie Redmayne and Jessie Buckley


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