Samantha Barks to play Sally Bowles
Samantha Barks, the hugely popular finalist from the hit BBC series I’d Do Anything has been cast in the prestigious role of Sally Bowles for the UK tour of Cabaret which opens at The REP on 29 August.
Samantha, from the Isle of Man, which was renamed ‘Isle of Sam’ for a day in celebration of her success in the BBC reality show, will be the first of the ‘Nancy’ finalists to perform in a major role following the TV show. She joins a cast which includes world renowned dancer and TV favourite Wayne Sleep, who reprises the role of Emcee.
Samantha, who received rave reviews from judges including Andrew Lloyd Webber and Denise Van Outen, spoke of her delight at being cast in the role:
“I’m absolutely thrilled to get this part. Cabaret is one of my favourite shows ever and Sally Bowles is such a great part to play. Having met Liza Minnelli during the filming of I’d Do Anything I’m beside myself with excitement.”