In La Cage Aux Folles, Roger Allam to join cast as Albin & Philip Quast to return as George


In La Cage Aux Folles, Roger Allam to join cast as Albin & Philip Quast to return as George

Cast changes in La cage Aux Folles , from 4 May 2009. Roger Allam to join cast as Albin & Philip Quast to return as George. They will play the parts to 26 Aug 2009.

Graham Norton (Albin) and Steven Pacey (George) to extend their run to 2 May 2009.

Also, the show will extend its run at the Playhouse theatre to 9 Jan 2010. (Tickets will be released for sale on 16 March).

Roger Allam's London stage credits include: "Afterlife" at the Lyttelton, NT in 2008; "Boeing Boeing" at the Comedy in 2007; "Blackbird" at the Albery in 2006; "Aladdin" at the Old Vic at Xmas 2004; "Democracy" at the Cottesloe, NT in 2003 and Lyttelton & Wyndham's in 2004; "What the Night is For" at the Comedy in 2002; "Money" at the Olivier, NT in 1999; "The Learned Ladies" & "Macbeth" for the RSC at the Barbican in 1996.

Philip Quast returns to play 'George', a part he played in its run at the Menier Chocolate Factory from 27 Nov 2007 to 8 March 2008. His London stage credits include "Evita" at Adelphi in 2006; "Stuff Happens" & "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum" both at the Olivier, NT in 2004; "South Pacific at the Olivier, NT in 2001; "The DSecret Garden" at the Aldwych in 2001; "The Fix" at the Donmar Warehouse in 1997

The Menier Chocolate Factory production of La cage Aux Folles , opened at the Playhouse Theatre 30 Oct 2008, following previews from 20 Oct, to terrific notices from the popular press: THE GUARDIAN says, "A great musical." THE DAILY MAIL says, " La Cage is a belter of a night out." THE TIMES says, "Suddenly, the West End sparkles." THE DAILY TELEGRAPH says, "This is a glorious night of showbiz razzle-dazzle and emotional generosity."

La cage Aux Folles is directed by Terry Johnson, with choreography by Lynne Page and the musical director is Nigel Lilley. It is designed by Tim Shortall with costumes by Matthew Wright.

Music and Lyrics by Jerry Herman, Book by Harvey Fierstein, based on the Play La Cage aux Folles by Jean Poiret.

The idyllic existence of Georges and the dazzling drag artiste Albin, star of the La Cage aux Folles club, is threatened when Georges’ son announces his engagement to the daughter of a right-wing politician, who wants to close down the local colourful nightlife! With a visit from the prospective in-laws imminent, they all decide to take drastic action to hide their lifestyle...but can they keep it up?

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