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18 May 2012, 16:16 | Updated: 18 May 2012, 16:25
Will Young will be making his musical theatre debut as the enigmatic Emcee in 'Cabaret' in Norwich.
The production will play Norwich Theatre Royal on September 17-22 as part of a four-week UK tour before moving to The Savoy Theatre in London's West End from 3 October.
Will said: "I am very excited about the challenge of choosing Cabaret as my first musical theatre role. The role of the Emcee is a part I have wanted to play since before I started training at Arts Education in Chiswick when I first moved to London. With Rufus and Javier I couldn't wish for better people to be surrounded by. I have spent the last ten years, singing, dancing and acting all separately.
For the first time I get to do all three in one show. How could I NOT be excited. After the success of my latest album, 'Echoes' it feels like the perfect time to step back from pop for 6 months and take on the challenge of story telling in another form and what a story to tell!!!!"
Since its Broadway premiere in 1966 and the famous movie version with Liza Minnelli and Oscar winner Joel Grey, Cabaret has won a number of stage and screen awards including 8 Oscar's, 7 BAFTA's and 13 Tony's.
For more information go to: www.theatreroyalnorwich.co.uk