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John Partridge to play Emcee in Cabaret on tour

John Partridge

Preview by Lizzie Guilfoyle

BILL Kenwright is presenting Rufus Norris’ multi award-winning production of Kander and Ebb’s landmark musical Cabaret, which is embarking on an extensive 2019 UK tour, opening at Bromley’s Churchill Theatre on August 28.

Starring as the enigmatic Emcee is John Partridge, winner of Celebrity MasterChef in 2018, well known to TV audiences as EastEnders’ Christian Clarke, and one of West End theatre’s most prolific leading men.

Further casting will be announced shortly.

Cabaret features show-stopping choreography, dazzling costumes and iconic songs, including Money Makes the World Go Round, Maybe This Time and Cabaret.

Directed by the National Theatre’s Artistic Director Rufus Norris, the production has enjoyed two smash hit West End runs at The Lyric and The Savoy theatres.

It’s 1931, Berlin is a haven of divine decadence and the legendary Sally Bowles is about to take stage at the infamous Kit Kat Klub…

John Partridge’s stage credits include: The View Upstairs (Soho Theatre); Rough Crossing, The Case of the Frightened Lady, La Cage Aux Folles, Chicago and Miss Saigon (UK Tours); A Chorus Line (London Palladium); The Drowsy Chaperone (Novello Theatre); Cats (New London Theatre/UK Tour/Germany); Taboo (The Venue); Notre-Dame de Paris and Grease (Dominion Theatre); Rent (European Tour); The Fix (Donmar Warehouse); Tommy (Shaftesbury Theatre); Starlight Express (Apollo Victoria Theatre); and The Hunting of The Snark (Prince Edward Theatre).

Following Bromley, the tour will then continue to Wolverhampton, Nottingham, Crawley, Chester, Dublin, Belfast, Leicester, Shrewsbury, Hull, Edinburgh, Aberdeen and Malvern, with further dates and venues to be announced in due course.