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Life is no Cabaret for Will Young as he flees fire

Pop Idol winner had to evacuate a Manchester theatre during a performance of the Liza Minelli musical
Gay pop star Will Young had to evacuate a Manchester theatre after a small fire broke out.

Gay pop star and actor Will Young was evacuated from a Manchester theatre yesterday (26 September).

The Pop Idol winner was starring in the new touring production of Cabaret, when a fire scare forced everyone out of the northern English city theatre during the interval of the matinee performance.

Young’s co-star Ian Parsons revealed what happened on Twitter, saying: ‘Interval fire alarm at Cabaret this afternoon.

‘Outside in costumes and makeup right in front of the audience.’

Thankfully the fire was not serious, and the cast were allowed to return inside to complete the production.

Young, who plays Emcee in the production, has said he has wanted to star in the show for years.

In an interview with BBC Breakfast, he said: ‘I’ve wanted to be in Cabaret for the last four years.

‘Everyone in the cast is amazing, it’s such a pleasure to be a part of it.’

It is the first time the Evergreen singer has acted since his small role in Ralph Fiennes’ Coriolanus.

After Young won the original Pop Idol in 2002, he went onto have the fastest selling debut in UK chart history.

Cabaret is currently touring the UK ahead of its West End run, which opens at London’s Savoy Theatre on 3 October.

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