Cabaret opens at The Mayflower in Southampton

Michelle Ryan and Will Young in Cabaret

Michelle Ryan and Will Young in Cabaret

First published in News Daily Echo: Photograph of the Author by , Entertainments Editor

IT’S Willkommen, Bienvenue, welcome to Southampton for Will Young.

The celebrated singer/songwriter turned successful actor made his musical theatre debut last night on The Mayflower stage ahead of a West End run in Cabaret.

Perfectly cast as the enigmatic Emcee, he cuts a camp yet menacing figure as he oversees the transformation of early 1930s Berlin into a sexually charged haven of decadence each night as the master of ceremonies at the infamous Kit Kat Klub.

Former EastEnders star Michelle Ryan also makes her first foray into musical theatre, recovering from a disappointing stint in Hollywood as the Bionic Woman to put in a stunning performance as leading lady Sally Bowles.

A sultry, dark and somewhat disturbing reimagining of the double award winning production, Cabaret runs until Saturday.

A week-long Southampton stint is the first in a limited four-week run at a handful of UK venues before the show transfers to London’s Savoy Theatre in October.

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11:10am Wed 5 Sep 12

pod says...

no thanks, last time I booked to see something at the Mayflower, the following day they were advertising 2 seats for the price of one. Although I complained I was basically told 'tough'
no thanks, last time I booked to see something at the Mayflower, the following day they were advertising 2 seats for the price of one. Although I complained I was basically told 'tough' pod
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11:38am Wed 5 Sep 12

madmike says...

I have no interest in watching a talentless little **** like young.
I have no interest in watching a talentless little **** like young. madmike
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12:03pm Wed 5 Sep 12

Dasal says...

madmike wrote:
I have no interest in watching a talentless little **** like young.
What about a tasty little thing like Michelle ???
Works for me..................
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[quote][p][bold]madmike[/bold] wrote: I have no interest in watching a talentless little **** like young.[/p][/quote]What about a tasty little thing like Michelle ??? Works for me.................. .... Dasal
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2:46pm Wed 5 Sep 12

wendylois says...

I saw it on Monday night and the casting was brilliant. Not usually a fan of Will Young but he was perfectly cast as the Emcee. A wonderful show and well worth the money. I expect, Pod, you were trying to see a less popular show. I think this one is pretty well sold out.
I saw it on Monday night and the casting was brilliant. Not usually a fan of Will Young but he was perfectly cast as the Emcee. A wonderful show and well worth the money. I expect, Pod, you were trying to see a less popular show. I think this one is pretty well sold out. wendylois
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3:32pm Wed 5 Sep 12

cantthinkofone says...

I've not seen it, but I performed in a production of Cabaret when younger (800 people for 3 nights, so not just a village hall job), and I can imagine Will Young as very well suited to that role.

As with wendylois, I'm no 'fan' of Young's (although he certainly has talent), but choosing him as the MC is an inspired bit of casting.

The Mayflower can stick their prices though lol. I'll stick to the Nuffield.
I've not seen it, but I performed in a production of Cabaret when younger (800 people for 3 nights, so not just a village hall job), and I can imagine Will Young as very well suited to that role. As with wendylois, I'm no 'fan' of Young's (although he certainly has talent), but choosing him as the MC is an inspired bit of casting. The Mayflower can stick their prices though lol. I'll stick to the Nuffield. cantthinkofone
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4:21pm Wed 5 Sep 12

KA says...

madmike wrote:
I have no interest in watching a talentless little **** like young.
Singer, Songwriter, Actor,... talentless! I don't think so..
[quote][p][bold]madmike[/bold] wrote: I have no interest in watching a talentless little **** like young.[/p][/quote]Singer, Songwriter, Actor,... talentless! I don't think so.. KA
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