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John Barrowman in La Cage Aux Folles from Sep
John Barrowman will be play the role of Albin in La cage Aux Folles , at the Playhouse Theatre from 14 Sep to 28 Nov 2009
The cast currently includes Roger Allam (Albin) and Philip Quast (George)
John Barrowman is best known as Captain Jack Harness in "Doctor Who" and the own spin-off series, "Torchwood". Also, as a judge on reality TV shows "How Do You Solve a Problem Like Maria?," "Any Dream Will Do" and "I'd Do Anything"; taking part in "Dancing on Ice, and hosting his prime-time Saturday entertainment show "Tonight’s the Night"." His London stage credits include "A Few Good Men" at the Haymarket in 2005; "Chicago" in 2004; "Anything Goes" at the Drury Lane , which he also performed at the Olivier, NT in 2002/03; "Love's labour's Lost" at the Olivier, NT in 2003; "Disney's Beauty and the Beast" at the Dominion in 1999; "The Fix" at the Donmar Warehouse in 1997; "Sunset Boulevard" at the Adelphi Theatre 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?
La cage Aux Folles , is currently taking bookings to 9 Jan 2010.