“This is an incredible revival and should be seen by every musical theatre fan!"
Regent's Park Open Air Theatre has long been a ‘must visit’ venue over the summer months. They are renowned for their spectacular revivals of popular musicals and this year is no exception; 40 years after its Broadway debut, this new London revival of ‘La Cage Aux Folles’ can be found between the trees of this beautiful outdoor venue. The story unfolding before us is one of love, identity and dreams.
The first mention must go to Stephen Mear; choreographer extraordinaire. The opening number routine sets the scene perfectly for the venue of a drag nightclub introducing us to a whole host of colourful characters, with fantastically camp choreography performed exceptionally by the ‘Cagelle’s’. The wonderful dancing continues throughout the show from large group numbers to small duets performed with sublime grace. With the enhancements of costumes by Ryan Dawson Laight the whole show has a luxurious, glamorous feel to it. In particular the Act 1 closing dress and the ‘Chicken Dance’ costumes are stand out designs here.