Park Theatre and Adam Blanshay Productions present the English Language World Premiere of

La Cage aux Folles [The Play]

By Jean Poiret

A new translation by Simon Callow
Directed by Jez Bond
Cast includes Michael MatusPaul Hunter, Georgina AmbreyLouise BangayMark CameronSimon Hepworth, Arthur HughesSarah LamSyrus LowePeter Straker and William Nelson.
Supported by Park Theatre's Producers Circle
 

‘This is a true highlight of the Spring season at Park Theatre …  A stunning production!’ ★★★★★ Boyz Magazine

‘There’s much to enjoy in Bond’s production’ ★★★★ The Stage

'It's a weird and wonderful production' ★★★★ Gay Times

‘A gem of a play, tightly timed and focussed’ ★★★★ Spy in the Stalls

‘High-spirited and hysterically funny’ ★★★★ The Upcoming

'Hilarious, well cast and as good a night out as you are likely to come across this year' ★★★★ Reviewsgate

'Hilarious... a stellar cast, glowing first half and wonderful heart' ★★★★ A Younger Theatre

'As relevant now as when it was written' ★★★★ London Living Large

‘Really good fun… the right blend of finesse and welly’ The Times

‘Seekers of a good belly laugh will find plenty here to chortle about’ WhatsOnStage

‘Brilliantly played in the present by the fine ensemble of actors on stage’ British Theatre

'A fresh, fast-paced, farce full of fantastic one-liners and fabulous frocks' Sardines Magazine

‘Be prepared for two hours of fun and farce’ UK Theatre Network

‘A very jolly evening of old-fashioned fun.’ Reviews Hub

‘Georges… is played by Michael Matus with finesse and humor’ Ici Londres

‘Well-written and staged and very funny’ LondonTheatre1


 

Enter the glittering world of La Cage aux Folles - the play which spawned four blockbuster films and the Tony Award-winning musical. See the original, riotous and heartfelt farce for the first time in the English language.

Nightclub owner Georges and his dazzling drag artiste partner Albin create the most spectacular shows in St. Tropez. But when Georges’ son Laurent announces his engagement to the daughter of a notoriously right-wing politician determined to bring the curtain down on the town’s vibrant nightlife, the real performance begins.

As Georges and Albin entertain their soon-to-be in laws and attempt to conceal their true nature for the sake of their son, how long can the façade last?

Michael Matus (Phantom of the Opera, West End) plays Georges and Paul Hunter (founder of Told By An Idiot) plays Albin. Completing one of the largest casts in Park Theatre history are Georgina Ambrey, Louise Bangay, Mark Cameron, Simon HepworthArthur HughesSarah LamSyrus LowePeter Straker and William Nelson.

 

La Cage aux Folles is a great - and brilliantly funny - play about living the life you want to live. It’s also a bit of an eye-opener about what it was to be out and gay in the early seventies. But there’s nothing remotely preachy about - it’s zany, outrageous, mad. A rampant farce, and utterly life-affirming.” Simon Callow

To celebrate the opening of La Cage aux Folles [The Play], take home some glitzy memories with a GIF photo booth from Showtime Photo Booth on Wed 19 Feb Press Night. Get the champagne ready and prepare to take a slice of St. Tropez away with you. You can find out more about this wonderful photobooth here.