Siobhan Dillon will take on the role of Sally Bowles in the UK tour of Rufus Norris’ production of Cabaret, which opens at the New Wimbledon Theatre on 28th August 2013.
Dillon will join Will Young who reprises his role of Emcee, for which he won London Newcomer of the Year at the 2013 WhatsOnStage Awards.
Cabaret is based on the stories of Christopher Isherwood and the play by John Van Druten, and toured briefly last year before opening at the Savoy on 3rd October 2012 for a 15 week run.
Many musical theatre fans will remember Siobhan Dillon as the talented young lady who came third in the popular talent show How Do You Solve a Problem Like Maria? in 2006. More recently she played Molly in Ghost. You can read our previous interview with Siobhan Dillon in October 2011 when she was playing the part of Vivienne Kensington in Legally Blonde at the Savoy Theatre.
Other cast include Matt Rawle, who will reprise his role of Cliff, and Lyn Paul, who will play Fraulein Schneider. Paul recently returned to Blood Brothers to play Mrs Johnston for the final two weeks of its West End run, a role she originally played 17 years ago and reprised many times.
Valerie Cutko, who played Fraulein Kost in the 2008 run of Norris’ production, will also return to her role for the new tour. Linal Haft and Nicholas Tizzard will reprise their roles from the 2012 tour as Herr Schultz and Ernst Ludwig respectively.
Cabaret first premiered on Broadway in 1966 and was made into the Oscar-winning film starring Liza Minnelli in 1972.
Ensemble includes: Alastair Postlewaite, Alessia Lugoboni, Alexzandra Sarmiento, Cydney Uffindell-Phillips, Emily Bull, Luke Fetherston, Oliver Roll and Shahla Tarrant.
The production will open at New Wimbledon Theatre (28-31 August) before going to Liverpool, Manchester, Bristol, Bradford, Eastbourne, Blackpool, Edinburgh, Dublin, Oxford, Tunbridge Wells, Hull and Wolverhampton.
Neil Cheesman @LondonTheatre1
Wednesday 31st July 2013