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La Cage aux Folles Tickets

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La Cage aux Folles Tickets
La Cage aux Folles Tickets

About La Cage aux Folles

La Cage aux Folles brings glitz, glamour, and glee to Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre this summer. The 1983 Broadway hit, featuring music and lyrics by Jerry Herman and a book by Harvey Fierstein, won six Tony Awards. Spend a joyful summer evening with the showgirls. La Cage aux Folles tickest are available on London Theatre now.

After seeing the 1978 French film La Cage aux Folles, composer-lyricist Jerry Herman wanted to musicalize it, but a musical was already in the works. The project’s producers eventually let go of the initial creative team and brought on Herman and bookwriter Harvey Fierstein (a Tony Award winner for Torch Song Trilogy) to shepherd the production.

What is the La Cage aux Folles musical about?

Based on the 1973 French farce of the same name, their La Cage aux Folles musical follows a gay couple in the French Riviera who pretend to be straight when meeting their son’s conservative in-laws. Georges is the proprietor and master of ceremonies of La Cage aux Folles, a drag nightclub in the South of France. His romantic partner Albin, also known as Zaza, is the venue’s headliner. Georges and Albin’s only son Jean-Michael is getting married, and the groom-to-be begs the flamboyant pair to play it straight when his conservative in-laws come to dinner. But Albin has other plans.

Jean Poirot’s 1973 play also inspired a French film adaptation in 1978, which then inspired the 1983 musical and the 1996 comedy film The Birdcage, starring Nathan Lane and Robin Williams as the lead lovers.

La Cage aux Folles songs

The musical features a score by Jerry Herman, the composer-lyricist behind hits such as Hello, Dolly!, Mame, Dear World, Mack & Mabel, and more. The La Cage aux Folles songbook includes the hits “The Best of Times,” “A Little More Mascara,” and “I Am What I Am,” and the latter two have gone on to become gay anthems.

Herman holds the record as the only composer-lyricist to have three productions run for more than 1,500 performances on Broadway. Hello, Dolly! ran for 2,844 performances, Mame for 1,508, and La Cage aux Folles for 1,761.

The heart-stirring musical’s powerful message of acceptance still resonates 40 years after its Broadway debut. Of the Komische Oper Berlin’s 2023 production, the New York Times raved, “The vivid characters and the infectious melodies are remarkably durable.” Prep your heartstrings.

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Run time

2 hours 30 minutes (incl. interval)

Start date

29th July, 2023

End date

23rd September, 2023

Categories

Age

This musical is most suitable for ages 12+. Children under the age of 4 will not be admitted to the venue.

98 Reviews

Kent 2

Kent 2

214 Reviews | 75 Followers
90
Worth it for the costumes alone

See it if You enjoy hearing gorgeous old-school show tunes and watching homophobes get their comeuppance.

Don’t see it if You are a fan of Ron “Don’t Say Gay” DeSantis.

Matthew P.

Matthew P.

124 Reviews | 173 Followers
100
Entertaining, Enchanting, Delightful

See it if You want to see a flawless production of an iconic show. Phenomenal performances, pure joy.

Don’t see it if You don't like fun?? I don't know, I think you should see it.

OliverAyres

OliverAyres

50 Reviews | 2 Followers
95
Relevant, Spectacular, Great design, Funny, Joyful

See it if An uplifting story elevated further by great performances. Catchy and timeless music and beautiful visuals. Relevant look at self expression

Don’t see it if you dislike shows about show business

Pedro N

Pedro N

108 Reviews | 8 Followers
95
Hilarious, Fun, Entertaining, Quirky, Great singing

See it if You like: Fun musicals with great singing and dancing. Big musical numbers. LGBTQ themes, in particular drag. A good laugh.

Don’t see it if You don't like: drag, feathers and glitter.

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Production note
The auditorium and stage are completely uncovered and shows in the main theatre repertoire may be cancelled or abandoned because of the weather. Tickets are non-refundable in the event of cancellation because of the weather but may be exchanged.

La Cage aux Folles cast and creative team

By: Harvey Fierstein
Music: Jerry Herman
Director: Timothy Sheader

Venue

Inner Circle, Regent's Park, London, United Kingdom, NW1 4NU

Directions

Location: Off West End
Railway station: Baker Street
Bus numbers: (Marylebone Road) 18, 27, 30, 74, 205, 453; (Baker Street) 2, 13, 82, 113, 139, 189, 274
Night bus numbers: (Marylebone Road) 18, 27, 205, 453 N13, N18, N74; (Baker Street) 139, 189
Car park: Inner Circle Pay & Display, just outside the Theatre Exit Gate (0 mins). Free parking on the Inner Circle after 6:30pm.
Directions from tube: (10 mins) Baker Street is the nearest tube station to the Open Air Theatre. Exit Baker Street on to Marylebone Road and turn left. Proceed past Madame Tussauds along Marylebone Road and turn left into York Gate. Continue straight up York Gate and over York Bridge, leading to the Inner Circle. Pass through the large gates into the park and walk straight until you see the theatre on your left. Entry to the Open Air Theatre is via the Box Office in Queen Mary’s Gardens within Regent’s Park.

More information about La Cage aux Folles

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Gates will open 90 minutes before the show.

Access performances
Captioned: Friday 1 September, 7.45pm
BSL Performances: Tuesday 29 August, 7.45pm
Audio Described & Touch Tour: Saturday 2 September, 2.15pm

Please Note: The production contains loud whip crack sounds and addresses themes of transphobia, homophobia and misogyny.

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