Bill Kenwright will present a major new production of La Cage Aux Folles on tour around the UK in 2017. Great new production images have been released for this lavis production.
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 of this sparkling extravaganza, 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. Drama and hilarity ensue when a meeting of the parents forces them to cover up their vibrant lifestyle.
Will Albin be able to play the role of his life to ensure that Jean-Michel can marry his love?
John Patridge will play the iconic role of ‘Albin’, who moonlights as star drag act Zaza at the infamous La Cage aux Folles nightclub. Partridge’s extensive theatre credits include the West End productions of A Chorus Line at the London Palladium, Cats, Starlight Express and Chicago. He is also well known for playing the loveable Christian Clarke in BBC’s EastEnders and as a judge on TV’s Over The Rainbow.
Adrian Zmed will play ‘Georges’, partner of Albin and owner of the nightclub. Zmed co-starred with William Shatner as ‘Officer Vince Romano’ in the 70’s hit TV show T.J. Hooker, which ran for 90 episodes over 5 years, and for playing ‘Johnny Nogerelli’ in the cult classic film Grease 2. This will be his first stage appearance in the UK although he is no stranger to Broadway musicals having previously led the casts of Grease, no fewer than 3 times, Falsettos and Blood Brothers.
Joining John and Adrian will be iconic leading lady Marti Webb as Jacqueline, friend to ‘Albin’ and ‘Georges’, and owner of the restaurant ‘Chez Jacqueline’. Marti's numerous theatre credits include Evita, Godspell, Song and Dance, Half A Sixpence and Blues Brothers.
Les Cagelle will Jordan Livesey, Matthew Ives, Louie-George Daniels, Liam Paul Jennings, Micah Holmes and Richard Leavey.
La Cage Aux Folles has a score by renown Broadway composer Jerry Herman whose other shows include Mame, Hello Dolly! Mrs Santa Clause and Mack and Mabel. It has a book by Harvey Fierstein (Torch Song Trilogy, Newsies).
Setting out on its first ever UK tour, this brand new production is produced by Bill Kenwright, directed by Martin Connor, choreographed by Olivier Award Winning Bill Deamer, designed by Gary McCann, Sound by Dan Samson (the team responsible for the sumptuous current hit, The Sound of Music), and musical direction by Mark Crossland.
Audiences can expect a lavish new production of the multi award-winning musical.
LA CAGE AUX FOLLES UK TOUR
Thursday 5 – Saturday 7 January 2017
New Theatre Oxford
Tuesday 17 – Saturday 21 January 2017
Bord Gais Energy Theatre
Tuesday 7 – Saturday 11 March 2017
Monday 13 – Saturday 18 March 2017
New Wimbledon Theatre
Tuesday 23 – Saturday 27 May 2017
Tuesday 6 June – Saturday 10 June 2017
New Victoria Theatre, Woking
Tuesday 4 July – Saturday 8 July 2017
Tuesday 25 – Saturday 29 July 2017
King's Theatre Glasgow
Tuesday 1 – Saturday 5 August 2017
Tuesday 15 – Saturday 26 August 2017
Theatre Royal Brighton