WHAT’S ON JULY: La Cage aux Folles at The King’s
A tour of a major new production of the West End and Broadway Award Winning Musical, La Cage Aux Folles will visit Glasgow this July.
With a Book by Harvey Fierstein and Music and Lyrics by Jerry Herman this is a tale of unconditional love and family values, with a score that includes The Best of Times, Song on the Sand and the classic anthem I Am What I Am.
Georges and the dazzling drag artiste Albin, star of La Cage aux Folles, live an idyllic existence in the heart of St Tropez. But behind the curtains, 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. Jerry Herman’s musical, based on the French play of the same name, is the story of a flamboyant gay couple who must pretend to be straight for one night — with one of the men in drag — to dupe the conservative political family of their son’s fiancée. Drama and hilarity ensue when a meeting of the parents forces them to cover up their vibrant lifestyle.
JOHN PARTRIDGE is playing ‘Albin’ and ADRIAN ZMED is ‘Georges’. MARTI WEBB will play ‘Jacqueline’, friend to Albin and Georges, and owner of the restaurant ‘Chez Jacqueline’. They will be joined by Dougie Carter as ‘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’. with Les Cagelles 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.
KING’S THEATRE, GLASGOW 25TH – 29TH JULY 2017