Get our free email newsletter with just one click

Medcalf and Blackman to join West End’s Cabaret

by -

Kim Medcalf, Honor Blackman and Francis Matthews are to join the cast of Cabaret at the Lyric Theatre from April.

Medcalf, who played Sam Mitchell in EastEnders and recently starred alongside Judi Dench in Hay Fever, takes over the lead role of Sally Bowles from Anna Maxwell Martin.

BAFTA award-winning actress Honor Blackman replaces Sheila Hancock as Fraulein Schneider, while Francis Matthews – Dr James Always in ITV1’s Heartbeat – plays Herr Schultz in place of Geoffrey Hutchings. The pair recently toured together in Roger Redfarn’s The King Fisher.

James Dreyfus, Michael Hayden, Harriet Thorpe and Andrew Maud all continue in the Olivier Award-winning show, which is directed by Rufus Norris.

We need your help…

When you subscribe to The Stage, you’re investing in our journalism. And our journalism is invested in supporting theatre and the performing arts.

The Stage is a family business, operated by the same family since we were founded in 1880. We do not receive government funding. We are not owned by a large corporation. Our editorial is not dictated by ticket sales.

We are fully independent, but this means we rely on revenue from readers to survive.

Help us continue to report on great work across the UK, champion new talent and keep up our investigative journalism that holds the powerful to account. Your subscription helps ensure our journalism can continue.