13 January 2009

La Cage Aux Folles by Jerry Herman and Harvey Fierstein

Albin - Douglas Hodge
Georges - Denis Lawson
Jean-Michel - Stuart Neal
M. Renaud/Edouard Dindon - Iain Mitchell
Jacob - Jason Pennycooke
Anne - Alicia Davies
Mme. Renaud/Mme. Dindon - Paula Wilcox
Jacqueline - Tracie Bennett
Francis - Adrian Der Gregorian
Etiene - Ben Deery
Coletter - Leanne Harwood
Tabarro - Robert Maskell

Les Cagelles:-
Phaedra - Ben Bunce
Mercedes - Darren Carnall
Hanna - Nicholas Cunningham
Chantal - Nolan Frederick
Bitelle - Gary Murphy
Angelique - Dane Quixall

Directed by Terry Johnson
Choreography by Lynne Page
Design by Tim Shortall
Seen one last time at it's transfer venue of The Playhouse down on the Embankment. Website Here.

Celebs in the audience: Nick Hytner, Russell Tovey, Alex Jennings, Rosamund Pike, Lee Mead and more L9

I actually shed some tears of joy watching this again. The passion of the performers is so infectuous and we were so lucky to be in the middle of a huge bunch of people who had come on an outing hell bent on enjoying themselves. The ovation seemed to go on forever. I can't believe Mr Norton will come close to the pleasure of Mr Hodge but as a production, this cannot fail to be a good evening's entertainment.