The musical Cabaret is at Norwich Theatre Royal all this week - and we would like to hear what you think of the show.

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Staring singer Will Young and former Eastenders actress Michelle Ryan, this latest production of an old musical classic features show-stopping choreography, dazzling costumes and an array of well-known songs including Money Makes The World Go Round and Cabaret.

The production turns Weimar Berlin of 1931 into a sassy, sizzling haven of decadence, and at its dark heart are the notorious Emcee and sassy Sally Bowles, who perform nightly at the infamous Kit Kat Klub.

Since its Broadway premiere in 1966 and the famous movie version with Liza Minnelli and Oscar winner Joel Grey, Cabaret has won a staggering number of stage and screen awards including eight Oscars, seven BAFTAs and 13 Tonys.

Click on the link on the top right of the story to see what our reviewer James Goffin thought of the show at Norwich Theatre Royal, and leave your comments on the show below.

• The production - directed by multi-award winning theatre, opera and film director Rufus Norris - will play Norwich Theatre Royal from September 17 to 22 as part of a four-week UK tour before moving to The Savoy Theatre in London in October.

For more information and to book tickets visit www.theatreroyalnorwich.co.uk or call 01603 630000.

8 comments

  • In answer to Sibs Wesley, we are all entitled to our opinions and I would certainly not infer that she didn't know what she was talking about. I agree with stevw on the sniggering at the end and the tableau depicting the gas chambers was a horrific reminder that homosexuals were also sent to concentration camps. Members of the audience also laughed at the Hitler puppeteer moment in "Tomorrow Belongs to Me" which I also found pretty chilling.

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    jo burton

    Tuesday, September 18, 2012

  • What a excellent show. Looking at the previous comments, I was expecting Michelle to be Poor but was pleasently surprised. That said, for me it was Will Young that stole the show. His acting ability along with his singing capabilities was flawless. The ending was a surpise and very moving with the whole show containing undertones of the horrific uprising of the Nazi regime (whilst allowing for some black humour). Very well put together. A huge congratulations to everyone involved in this production. If it was not sold out, I would be paying to go again.

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    Andy Shipp

    Wednesday, September 19, 2012

  • Thought Will Young was amazing as Emcee and was perfectly for this role. As others have said his vocal range is brilliant. Felt Michelle Ryan was out of her depth and miss cast for this role. Such a shame as there must be so many talented singeractresses out there. Great show. Though the final scene was very haunting.

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    mad-hattiee

    Thursday, September 20, 2012

  • Thoroughly enjoyed and Will Young was out of this world -attending on opening night just made the experience all that more wonderful. The cast were utterly fab but as Emcee, Will blew me away. It was very disturbing however, hearing laughter at the most inappropriate times, especially during the second half of performance when the tone was much more melancholy. History has to be understood, appreciated and respected, to understand this show in its full glory and not as a comedy sketch. The end scene was deeply saddening and pulled off with amazing effect by all the cast involved. Well done guys x

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    Katiecat

    Thursday, September 20, 2012

  • I booked to see Cabaret for my 20th Wedding Anniversary gift for my husband and myself. We went thinking that Michelle Ryan wasn't any good but it was great surprise when she came out and sangacted with excellance.Well Done by all who took part Especially Will Young and Michelle Ryan. Jo Burton you don't know what you are talking about Michelle Ryan was excellant and fitted the part of Sally really well as for Will Young I thought he was absoulutly SUPERB and played his characters really well. Well Done to Norwich Theartre Royal for yet another really enjoyable Evening.

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    sibs Wesley

    Tuesday, September 18, 2012

  • Will Young was absolutely superb as The master of Ceremonies and several other assorted characters. He has a great talent for both comedy and pathos and his vocal range is astounding. The rest of the cast bar one were perfectly chosen but sadly michelle Ryan was no Sally Bowles. A weak singing voice did the part no justice at all.

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    jo burton

    Tuesday, September 18, 2012

  • I have to agree with Jo Burton and your Critic, Miss Ryan is not up to the job there are many fine actresses available who can sing. The proposed London run is short, I could not see this show lasting long.

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    Skeggy

    Thursday, September 20, 2012

  • The whole production was superb with the whole cast putting in an amazing performance. Sian Phillips was superb! I guess most people were there to see Will Young and he didn't disappoint - he is really one of the UK's most versatile performers. It's a shame that some people whooped when he stripped off at the end - they had obviously missed the whole point of the story!

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    stevew

    Tuesday, September 18, 2012

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