Playhouse Theatre
Northumberland Avenue WC2N 5DE
La Cage aux Folles
Playhouse theatre 3D location mapMap ©Silvermaze Ltd 2008
Playhouse theatre photoPhoto ©Tony Reading 2008
Show Details
Preview 20th Oct 08
Opens 30th Oct 08
Booking to 9th Jan 10
Show Times
Monday - Saturday 7.30 pm
Matinée Thurs & Sat 2.30 pm

Local Info
Top Class restaurants nearby;

The Thai Square (Thai)
17-19 Cockspur Street
020 7839 4000
Mint Leaf (Indian)
Suffolk Place
020 7930 9020
R. S. Hispaniola (European)
Victoria Emabankment
020 7839 3011

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A note from the author

We put this AVMovie together (a compilation of still photos and video clips) to show off London theatres as they are seen most often by theatre goers – by night.

Thanks to Ben Shafik for his lighthearted and  informative commentary and Fionn O'Lochlainn for the original music.

Watch out for the new version with current liveries and the names of the theatres as they appear.

The show
Here we have a spash of colour with a mix of family love and politics with not a little intrigue.

At last a musical to sweep away those credit-crunch blues.
'This joyous show deserves every hurrah and standing ovation it receives’
Daily Telegraph

The Story
Georges is a dazzling drag artiste known as Albin, star of the' La Cage aux Folles Club', is threatened when a right-wing politician, wants to close down the local colourful nightlife!

Then Georges’ son announces his engagement to the daughter of this baddie. Their visit from the prospective in-laws looms and they all decide to take serious action and to hide their lifestyle... For a pastiche they could pull it off but having failed to think through the future how can they keep up the complex charade?

Jerry Herman’ wrote an undoubtedly fabulous score which includes' I Am What I Am', 'The Best of Times' and 'Song on the Sand'.

La Cage aux Folles is charmingly funny. It tells the  tale of family values, tremendous love that rise above lifestyle anyway.

• Albin - Graham Norton
• Georges - Steven Pacey
• Jean-Michelle - Stuart Neal
• M. Renaud / M. Dindon - Iain Mitchel
• Jacob - Jason Pennycooke
• Anne - Alicia Davies 
• Mme Renaud / Mme Dindon - Paula Wilcox 
• Jacqueline - Tracie Bennett

Director - Terry Johnson 
Set Design -  Tim Shortall
Costume Design - Matthew Wright
Lighting - Nick Richings
Choreography - Lynne Page
• Sound - Gareth Owen

© 2009 Updated 4th April 2009