On Wednesday, Louise Redknapp shared a heartfelt message to mark the sad passing of esteemed theatre producer Bill Kenwright CBE. Taking to her Instagram, she posted a picture of herself as Sally Bowles in Cabaret from 2017, along with a touching black and white photo of Bill. In the image, she adorned a black bobbed wig and a top hat. In her caption, she expressed her sadness and gratitude: “I’m sad to hear the news of the passing of the great Bill Kenwright CBE [white love heart emoji].”
Louise went on to express her deep appreciation for Bill, who provided her with her first theater role. She recalled the rigorous audition process and how Bill granted her the opportunity to play Miss Sally Bowles in Cabaret, a role that kick-started her musical theater career. She concluded her message with warm thoughts and love for Bill’s family, friends, and the team at @bklproductions [white love heart emoji].
The post received an outpouring of condolences from friends and fans, many of whom fondly remembered her performance. One fan shared, “I thought of you in Cabaret when I heard about his passing. Such a fab production which you and Will Young were amazing in xxx.”
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Another added, “I loved hearing your Cabaret journey and the seminal experience it afforded you and how Bill Kenwright pushed you; it will always be a part of you!” And a third expressed, “Sure you smashed the role & Bill would be smiling down at you,” along with a red love heart emoji.
Louise’s portrayal of Sally Bowles marked the beginning of her successful journey in musical theater, leading to subsequent roles in productions like “9-5” and “Fatal Attraction.” She most recently took on the role of Teen Angel in “Grease” at the Dominion Theatre earlier this year.
In addition to her stage performances, Louise made a comeback to her pop career this year, signing with BMG and releasing a greatest hits album. She teased fans with her new single “Super Magic” and hinted at more to come, expressing her gratitude for the ongoing support she has received throughout her 30-year journey. It’s clear that Louise Redknapp continues to captivate audiences with her talents and passion.