It’s A Sin star Callum Scott Howells to star in West End’s Cabaret

A Sin star Callum Scott Howells and The Handmaid’s Tale actress Madeline Brewer will reprise their roles in the West End musical Cabaret this fall.

owells, who has won multiple awards for his portrayal of Colin Morris-Jones in Russell T Davies’ hit TV series, will play Emcee, while Emmy Award nominee Brewer will play Sally Bowles.

They will star in the revival of the popular show, which has turned the West End’s Playhouse Theater into a Kit Kat Club, from October 3 to January 28, 2023.


Madeline Brewer. (Hudson Taylor / PA)

Howells, who is reprising the role of Fra Fee, said: “I can’t wait to work with the incredible team and company, and follow in the footsteps of two actors I greatly respect and admire.

“I feel very fortunate and delighted to have taken on such an iconic role in this unique and widely acclaimed film. It will be a trip. “

His role as It’s A Sin earned him the Royal Television Society Award for Best Actor and the Bafta Cymru Award for Lead Actor as well as two Bafta TV nominations.

The actor’s theater credits also include She Loves Me at the Menier Chocolate Factory in London and Matthew Bourne’s production of Lord of the Flies.

Brewer, who has been nominated for an Emmy for her role as Janine Lindo in the Hulu adaptation of The Handmaid’s Tale, will take on the role of Sally Bowles from Amy Lennox.

She said that director Rebecca Frecknall’s vision was “the most magical and emotional and exciting Cabaret I’ve ever seen”.

“It was a very funny and amazing Sally and Kit Kat Club. I am honored to be invited to the party,” she added.

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At certain shows, the role of Sally Bowles will be played by Emily Benjamin, who has been very emotional and knowledgeable about the role since the show opened last year.

Joining the cast on October 3 will be Sid Sagar as Cliff Bradshaw, Danny Mahoney as Ernst Ludwig and Michelle Bishop as Fraulein Kost.

Vivien Parry and Richard Katz will reprise their roles as Fraulein Schneider and Herr Schultz, respectively.

The cast is completed by Gabriela Benedetti, Charles Croysdill, Laura Delany, Sally Frith, Matthew Gent, Ying Ue Li, Ela Lisondra, Chris O’Mara, Grant Neal, Hicaro Nicolai, Adam Taylor, Toby Turpin, Patrick Wilden and Sophie Maria Wojna .

The hit show revival opened last December and continued to dominate the Olivier Awards in April, finishing in seven of the 11 for which it was nominated.

Oscar-winning star Eddie Redmayne was named best actor in a musical for his performance as the host of the ceremony, Emcee, while Jessie Buckley won Best Actress in a Play musical as Sally Bowles.

The musical, directed by Rebecca Frecknall, also took home the award for best musical renaissance. It’s A Sin star Callum Scott Howells to star in West End’s Cabaret

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