Wednesday, December 1, 2021

Fan adventures at the Kit Kat Club

Eddie talked to fans when he left the theatre after the show last night.
Thanks to @porpentinaqueen for the story and the video. 

@newtscamandamn also posted the video and wrote: "So yes. We met Eddie
Redmayne!! Due to covid he wasn't signing or taking photos. But we did have
a brief conversation with him as you will see.
In the video he is speaking to me, complementing my hat. Told him he was
amazing and @porpentinaqueen got a reunion and he complimented her scarf.
He is honestly so sweet and his performance was incredible. More on that later!!
A HUGE thank you to @netisaurus for not only spotting him and recording this.
You're a legend. Crying. Overwhelmed. Emotional..."

More fans reported about their encounters and theatre visit in the past few days.

These fans were incredibly lucky. They won the Cabaret Lottery and met Eddie on 18th November.

@alex_star2425: "With the great #eddieredmayne..." (18th November 2021)

@kittypennybags on Twitter met Eddie last Friday (26th Nov.)

Mohamed Bilal posted this photo on Facebook last week.

Veronika @nirika_ on Instagram met Eddie on Sunday: "Did I tell you I love London?
Today with #eddieredmayne after a mesmerizing #cabaret at @kitkatclubldn. No words."

The guests celebrated the actors and performers with a standing ovation.

@tinahobleyofficial posted: "If you can steal a ticket please go see this!! #cabaret
#eddieredmayne #jessiebuckley OUTSTANDING!! I want to go again tomorrow!!

Richard Fitzwilliams tweeted: "#ThePlayhouseTheatre in Covent Garden was full of
divinely decadent surprises for the production of #Cabaret with Eddie Redmayne & Jessie
Buckley, both excellent. Transform your life for 3 hours. It’s a treat you won’t forget!"

Catherine Philp tweeted: "How glorious to see Jessie Buckley and Eddie Redmayne
shine in previews of a stunning production of Cabaret last night. Also a chilling
reminder of the racism that stalks our societies still even after the Nazis crashed
across Berlin's beautiful, decadent multiverse."

Monday, November 29, 2021

Outtakes from the British Vogue photoshoot by Autumn de Wilde

Autumn de Wilde posted on Instagram some beautiful outtakes from her photoshoot






The photographer wrote in her caption: @autumndewilde: Outtake from
my recent photoshoot with the electric Mr. Eddie Redmayne for
@voguemagazine //So excited to see him and Jessie Buckley in the London
production of Cabaret this week // #eddieredmayne was styled by
@amandaharlech // set design by @stellafoxdesign // hair by @keiterada
// makeup by @andrewdentonmakeup // produced by @imagepartnership
// lighting design by @michel_bewley // lights by @hudson.spider //
🖤 special thanks to @rosalindfairman for the use of your gorgeous home

Update: One more beautiful outtake with Cabaret review from the photographer

@autumndewilde posted: "I SAW CABARET LAST NIGHT at the Playhouse Theatre.
I arrived half dead having finally recovered from a cold but my soul was transported
from my feeble body and entirely possessed for the night. Eddie Redmayne lit the stars
in the sky with his performance as Emcee and Jessie Buckley ripped through my heart
with her Sally Bowles. Wow. I’m still haunted by both of their incredible voices even
this morning. Eddie stuns in every song but “Tomorrow belongs to me” left me with
my mouth wide open drinking tragedy by candlelight. Jessie’s “Maybe This Time”
and “Cabaret” brought me to tears and electrified me entirely. Congratulations to the
entire cast and crew. The costumes and set design were incredible by @tomscuttdesign
and the transformation of @playhousetheatrelondon into the Kit Kat Club was a visual
feast. Bravo to director Rebecca Frecknall. What a night. Thank you. #jessiebuckley
// Outtake from my recent photoshoot with Mr. Eddie Redmayne
for @voguemagazine styled by @amandaharlech 🖤"

Wednesday, November 24, 2021

The Sunday Times interview with photos by Jason Hetherington

Jessie Buckley and Eddie Redmayne photographed by Jason Hetherington
for The Sunday Times November 21, 2021 issue


Interview by Kirsty Lang

The actor has dreamt for years of bringing the Kit Kat Club to the stage —
he talks latex, tights and first night nerves with co-star Jessie Buckley

'Eddie Redmayne has a dilemma. His children, aged three and five, are desperate
to come and see him on stage in a new production of Cabaret. He has been playing
the music nonstop at home and they’ve even learnt the moves to the song Money
Makes the World Go Round. “They enjoyed Frozen, so they think it’s going to be
like that,” he says, chuckling “Their favourite number is Don’t Tell Mama, but they
have no idea what it’s about.” The jaunty tunes belie the fact Cabaret is probably
one of the darkest musicals ever written. Set in Weimar Germany as the Nazis
begin their ascent to power, there’s violence, antisemitism and the leading lady,
Sally Bowles —who can’t tell her Mama...'

Aged 17 he was cast as the Emcee in a school production at Eton that was later
taken to the Edinburgh Fringe. He remembers “running up the Royal Mile in
latex and tights handing out leaflets for the show”.

How does Redmayne see his character, the mercurial Emcee?
“I see him as a survivor who can shape-shift himself out of every situation.”

The script of Cabaret doesn’t put a label on the Emcee, but the character is often
played by LGBT actors, so Redmayne’s casting has come in for criticism.

“Of all the characters I’ve ever read, this one defies pigeonholing. I would ask
people to come and see it before casting judgment,” he says firmly.

This is a sensitive conversation for Redmayne. He came in for considerable
flak for his Oscar-nominated role in The Danish Girl, based on the true story
of the first person to undergo gender reassignment surgery.

His critics believed the role should be played by a trans actor.
Would he take it if he was offered it today?
“No, I wouldn’t take it on now. I made that film with the best intentions,
but I think it was a mistake.”
“The bigger discussion about the frustrations around casting is because
many people don’t have a chair at the table. There must be a levelling,
otherwise we are going to carry on having these debates.”

Jessie Buckley, who will be playing Sally Bowles, adds:
“This is the most diverse company I have ever worked in.”

“On the first day everyone introduced themselves and said their pronouns,
he, she, they . . . and it was lovely to be part of that conversation.
Our Kit Kat Club welcomes everyone, whoever you are.”...

November 21, 2021 issue

BTS of the photoshoot posted by JamieDaniels on Instagram
Eddie is wearing their imperial blue Piccadilly suit trousers.