CAGES London Reviews and Tickets

74%
(45 Reviews)
Positive
75%
Mixed
7%
Negative
18%
Members say
Ambitious, Clever, Absorbing, Entertaining, Enchanting

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A new musical event that combines video, animation, live performance & music.

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Member Reviews (45)

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36 Reviews | 1 Follower
91
Ambitious, Great staging, Quirky, Refreshing, Riveting

See it if You like plays with modern technology

Don't see it if You dont like musicals or one man shows with digital characters

34 Reviews | 0 Followers
70
Intelligent, Great staging, Excruciating, Edgy, Unique

See it if You like 3D holograms, rock music and dystopia worlds.

Don't see it if You think it's just another soppy love cliche.

32 Reviews | 0 Followers
67
Quirky, Edgy, Dizzying, Confusing, Ambitious

See it if You’re looking for something different. Some cool staging and catchy songs. Some immersive elements.

Don't see it if You’re looking for a ‘traditional musical’. It’s weird and takes a lot of putting aside expectations. Can’t decide if I liked it!

14 Reviews | 1 Follower
95
Enchanting, Delightful, Clever, Absorbing, Entertaining

See it if Imagine Fritz Lang, Tim Burton and Terry Gilliam birthed a surreal gothic pop musical. This is an experience as much as it is a show.

Don't see it if If you like traditional old fashioned musicals then this may not be for you. Also avoid if sensitive to strobe Read more

14 Reviews | 0 Followers
76
Edgy, New, Multi-media, Ambitious, Refreshing

See it if you like Eurovision songs, gothic and steampunk elements, enjoy multi-media installations and soppy pop-rock songs

Don't see it if you want/need to avoid strobe lights, dislike scenes depicting torture, and enjoy full cast productions

9 Reviews | 0 Followers
90
Enchanting, Dizzying, Intense, Cliched, Ambitious

See it if You want an immersive theater experience and are interested in new unique forms of theater

Don't see it if You aren't impressed by new technology, you aren't into modern forms of music, or you get annoyed by cliche forms of storytelling. Read more

9 Reviews | 0 Followers
95
Entertaining, Enchanting, Delightful, Clever, Absorbing

See it if Groundbreaking spectical, loved every minute

Don't see it if You don’t like strobe lighting or loud music!

8 Reviews | 0 Followers
95
Entertaining, Enchanting, Clever, Absorbing

See it if You want to see the future of theatre Love cinema but wanted to try something new

Don't see it if You have a sensitivity to strobe lights. That bit wasn't so well advertised

Critic Reviews (4)

The Times (UK)
September 22nd, 2022

"A good deal of technical wizardry has been thrown at the project, yet very little effort seems to have gone into the storytelling."
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All That Dazzles (UK)
September 23rd, 2022

"While I appreciate how clever and well-conceived Cages it, personally it didn’t quite land for me. It lacked a personal connection, perhaps due to the main characters not being able to share a chemistry on account of one being absent."
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The Guardian (UK)
September 23rd, 2022

"The love story feels bloodless when it depends on hitting marks and matching sight-lines, rather than old-fashioned chemistry and rapport."
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The Stage (UK)
September 26th, 2022

"The technology of 'Cages' replaces, rather than enhances, the essence of theatre and the very reason we go to it: to see talented people tell interesting stories and, well, to feel something."
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