Eddie Redmayne and Jessie Buckley to star in musical cabaret
It’s been an age since we last saw Eddie Redmayne on stage: After doing a good job at the Donmar Warehouse ten years ago with ‘Red’ and ‘Richard II’, he is famous for becoming an Oscar winner movie star.
Now in yet another boost to soon-to-reopen London theaters, he looks set to finally return to the stage in November: the Daily mailRarely bogus showbiz correspondent Baz Bamigboye reported that Redmayne will play the sinister flamboyant Emcee opposite rising star Jessie Buckley’s Sally Bowles in a new revival of Kander & Ebb’s “Cabaret”.
One of the greatest musicals of the 20th century, “ Cabaret ” takes place at a club in Weimar, Germany, where the master of ceremonies presides over a roster of bizarre, including Sally, an English singer of limited talent who is starting a relationship with a young American in the context of the rise to power of the Nazis.
Apparently, a role he covets for the yonks, the increasingly sinister emcee is the polar opposite of the chic, crisp image of Redmayne and should show us a very different side of Herr Eddie. Expect tickets to go on sale fairly quickly, likely after it’s confirmed theaters can reopen.
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