It’s a Sin breakout star Callum Scott Howells and The Handmaid Tale’s Madeline Brewer are to lead the new cast taking over in Cabaret at the Kit Kat Club in London’s West End.

Howells, who was nominated for a Bafta for playing Colin in TV series It’s a Sin, has been cast as the Emcee while Brewer, who received an Emmy nomination for playing Janine in Hulu series The Handmaid’s Tale, will be Sally Bowles.

They will take over from Fra Fee and Amy Lennox when the cast changes on 3 October 2022 for the period to 28 January 2023.

Also joining the cast on 3 October will be Sid Sagar as Cliff Bradshaw, Danny Mahoney as Ernst Ludwig and Michelle Bishop as Fraulein Kost.

Vivien Parry and Richard Katz, who joined the cast in March, will continue to play Fraulein Schneider and Herr Schultz respectively.

At certain performances, Sally Bowles will be played by Emily Benjamin. She has been a swing and understudy for the lead role since Rebecca Frecknall’s new production began its run at the Playhouse Theatre in November last year.

The cast is completed by Gabriela Benedetti, Charles Croysdill, Laura Delany, Sally Frith, Matthew Gent, Ying Ue Li, Ela Lisondra, Chris O’Mara, Grant Neal, Hicaro Nicolai, Adam Taylor, Toby Turpin, Patrick Wilden and Sophie Maria Wojna. The casting director is Stuart Burt.

Howells, who won acclaim as Arpad in the musical She Loves Me at London’s Menier Chocolate Factory in 2016, said: “I can’t wait to work with the incredible team and company, and follow on from two actors who I hugely respect and admire. I feel very lucky and excited to be taking on such an iconic role within this widely celebrated and unique production. It’s going to be a ride.”

Brewer, who will again be seen as Janine in the fifth series of The Handmaid’s Tale starting next month, said: “Rebecca’s vision is the most magical and emotional and exciting Cabaret I’ve ever seen. It’s a Sally and a Kit Kat Club so thrillingly fun and humbly prescient. I’m beyond honoured to be invited to the party.”

In April, the production won seven Olivier Awards – the most for any musical revival in Olivier history – as well as three Critics Circle Awards.