Friday, June 23, 2006

"Life is a Cabaret for Eddie Izzard!"

I don't know why I decided to do a weird Sun-type headline. Anyhoo, this from chortle.co.uk:

Eddie Izzard is being tipped to star in the West End production of Cabaret.The comic is reportedly in talks to take the lead role of the outrageous Sally Bowles, the role that made Liza Minnelli a star in the 1972 film. One unnamed insider told today’s Daily Mirror: ‘Who would be better to play the lively, raunchy, kitsch part than Izzard?’

However, others in the frame are said to include Billie Piper, Denise Van Outen and Martine McCutcheon.

Cabaret, produced by legendary impresario Bill Kenwright, opens at the Lyric Theatre on October 10, with previews from September 23.

Izzard, 44, last appeared in the West End in 2002, in A Day In The Death Of Joe Egg. He later went on to win a Tony nomination for the same role on Broadway.

Tickets for Cabaret are already on sale (here)

Hmm, an insider told The Mirror... don't put your house on it, then, but we can dream. And please, not Denise Van Outen. I'm sure she's very good but she doesn't (or at least, shouldn't) have the monopoly on West End female roles.

Chortle very kindly showed us what Eddie would look like in the role...

6 comments:

Billy said...

‘Who would be better to play the lively, raunchy, kitsch part than Izzard?’

Erm, a woman. Could be interesting though...

AnnaWaits said...

Well indeed. And the question is - can he sing?!

becstar. said...

I'm going to be there drooling no matter what...

Dean said...

I'm working for Chortle at the Fringe. I have no comment on this story, I just wanted to brag :)

AnnaWaits said...

And you're quite right to do so - that's amazing!! What exactly you doing?

Dean said...

I'm going to be reviewing comedy shows - it's not *that* amazing as I have a prior relationship with Steve Bennett as a result of the Student Comedy Competition Chortle run each year - the concept was dreamed up by a bunch of us at Warwick a few years back and we've always run the midlands heat here.