The first UK touring production of La Cage Aux Folles will visit the New Victoria Theatre in Woking from the 6th to the 10th June.
Starring John Partridge and Adrian Zmed, Bill Kenwright presents the first ever UK tour of the Tony and Olivier award winning musical, which includes the iconic song ‘I Am What I Am’.
Georges and the dazzling drag artiste Albin, otherwise known as Za Za and the star of la Cage aux Folles, live an idyllic existence in the heart of St Tropez. But behind the curtains of this sparkling extravaganza, all may be about to change. Georges’ son Jean-Michel announces his engagement to the daughter of a notorious right-wing politician determined to close down the local colourful night-life. Drama and hilarity ensue when a meeting of the parents forces them to cover up their vibrant lifestyle.
Will Albin be able to play the role of his life to ensure that Jean-Michel can marry his love?
The production will see John Partridge playing the iconic role Albin and Adrian Zmed as Georges. Meanwhile, the cast will also include Marti Webb as Jacqueline, Dougie Carter Jean-Michele, Samson Ajewole as Jacob, Su Douglas as Marie/Madame Renaud, Alexandra Robinson as Anne, Paul F Monaghan as Dindon / Renaud, and Jon De Ville as Francis. Joining them on stage as Les Cagelles will be Jordan Livesey, Matthew Ives, Louie-George Daniels, Liam Paul Jennings, Micah Holmes and Richard Leavey. Completing the cast are Luke Byrne, Jane Quinn, and Rachel Cumino.
Written by Harvey Fierstein and Jerry Herman, La Cage Aux Folles is based on the 1973 play of the same name Jean Poiret. The original Broadway production received nine nominations for Tony Awards and won six, including Best Musical, Best Score and Best Book. It was most recently revived in London in 2008 going on to receive the Laurence Olivier Award for Best Musical Revival.
This new production is produced by Bill Kenwright and directed by Martin Connor. It features choreography by Olivier Award Winning Bill Deamer, designs by Gary McCann, with Wigs and Make-up Design by Richard Mawbey, Lighting by Ben Cracknell and Sound by Dan Samson.