Rhea Norwood and Layton Williams to star in Cabaret in West End

Rhea Norwood and Layton Williams
Layton Williams (The Emcee), Rhea Norwood (Sally Bowles). Photo Jay Brooks

Rhea Norwood and Layton Williams have been confirmed as the new stars of Cabaret in the West End.

From 3 June 2024, star of the Netflix smash hit series Heartstopper Rhea Norwood will play Sally Bowles and Everybody’s Talking About Jamie and Bad Education star Layton Williams will play The Emcee.

They will be joined by Sally Ann Triplett as Fraulein Schneider and Fenton Gray as Herr Schultz.

Rhea Norwood and Layton Williams will play the roles until Saturday 21 September 2024.

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They join the current cast including Michael Ahomka-Lindsay as Clifford Bradshaw, Wilf Scolding as Ernst Ludwig, Jessica Kirton as Fraulein Kost/Fritzie, Liv Alexander as Texas, Natalie Chua as Frenchie, Laura Delany as Rosie, Taite-Elliot Drew as Hans, Damon Gould as Victor, El Haq Latief as Helga, Grant Neal as Herman/Max, Hicaro Nicolai as Lulu and Travis Ross as Bobby.

Nic Myers plays the role of Sally Bowles once a week.

This unique production of Cabaret, which opened in December 2021, has been widely acclaimed, earning seven Olivier Awards in April 2022, setting a record for a musical revival. It has transformed one of London’s most famous theatres into an immersive in-the-round auditorium, offering guests pre-show entertainment, drinks, and dining.

With music by John Kander, lyrics by Fred Ebb, and book by Joe Masteroff, Cabaret remains one of the most successful musicals, featuring timeless hits like “Wilkommen” and “Maybe This Time”. Directed by Rebecca Frecknall, with a team comprising Tom Scutt (design), Julia Cheng (choreography), and Jennifer Whyte (musical supervision), the production promises an unforgettable theatrical experience.

About the author: Josh Darvill

Josh is Stageberry's editor with over five years of experience writing about theatre in the West End and across the UK. Prior to following his passion for musicals, he worked for more than a decade as a TV journalist.


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