La Cage Aux Folles
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La Cage Aux Folles

La Cage Aux Folles London Reviews and Tickets

(98 Ratings)
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Entertaining, Delightful, Funny, Great singing, Enchanting

About the Show

A revival of Jerry Herman and Harvey Fierstein's musical about the true meaning of family.

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Show-Score Member Reviews (80)

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53 Reviews | 0 Followers
Great staging, Funny, Entertaining, Enchanting, Absorbing

See it if You enjoy camp energy and a great story

Don't see it if You are bigoted

52 Reviews | 6 Followers
Enchanting, Delightful, Entertaining, Clever

See it if If you love drag and also if you want to laugh and cry. This is a brilliant production , flamboyant, colourful and well put together

Don't see it if Nothing to dislike.

101 Reviews | 6 Followers
Hilarious, Fun, Entertaining, Quirky, Great singing

See it if You like: Fun musicals with great singing and dancing. Big musical numbers. LGBTQ themes, in particular drag. A good laugh.

Don't see it if You don't like: drag, feathers and glitter. Read more

50 Reviews | 2 Followers
Relevant, Spectacular, Great design, Funny, Joyful

See it if An uplifting story elevated further by great performances. Catchy and timeless music and beautiful visuals. Relevant look at self expression

Don't see it if you dislike shows about show business

323 Reviews | 17 Followers
Great singing, Great acting, Funny, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if You want a big splashy revival of a wonderful musical

Don't see it if You're not a fan of big dance numbers or drag queens.

197 Reviews | 75 Followers
Worth it for the costumes alone

See it if You enjoy hearing gorgeous old-school show tunes and watching homophobes get their comeuppance.

Don't see it if You are a fan of Ron “Don’t Say Gay” DeSantis.

55 Reviews | 3 Followers
Entertaining, Delightful

See it if you love classic musicals.

Don't see it if you hate classic musicals.

93 Reviews | 8 Followers
Must see, Great acting, Funny, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if you want to spend an enjoyable night in the open air watching an exquisitely produced musical. Cast is amazing. So much fun.

Don't see it if you don't like LGBTQ+ themed shows. This is an exceptional production of what is now a musical classic.

Critic Reviews (14)

August 17th, 2023

" 'La Cage Aux Folles' is gloriously frothy, deeply funny and completely fabulous."
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The London Evening Standard
August 11th, 2023

“It’s gorgeous to look at, thanks to fantastically camp set and costume designs and a supporting troupe of drag kings and queens. But it’s also dated and emotionally hollow, all lamé frock and no knickers”
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The Times (UK)
August 11th, 2023

"This show — with a book by Harvey Fierstein — may not be overloaded with classic songs, but its sheer panache is irresistible."
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August 11th, 2023

“La Cage’s central message of being true to oneself and love being the guiding force to an authentic life, has never felt more timely or urgent though, and placing two men at the romantic centre of a splashy musical comedy may seem less edgy now than it did in 1983, but was equally as groundbreaking as that Rodgers and Hammerstein masterpiece.”
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All That Dazzles (UK)
August 14th, 2023

“From its sensational cast, stunning production and gorgeous story, this show was more than worth the wait and definitely worth getting wet for It’s safe to say I couldn’t have loved ‘La Cage aux Folles’ more if I tried - each sparkle and each bangle.”
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The Arts Desk
August 16th, 2023

"On his farewell show as artistic director…Tim Sheader commands this often tricky space to create the illusion of an intimate cabaret… The message is clear. Drag queens walk amongst us, just waiting their turn to find their true expression – their otherworldliness is the product of imagination and talent, even when reading books in public libraries. And who, really, can fear that?"
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Time Out London
August 10th, 2023

“This is a big blow-out of a show that wraps up as a gloriously camp celebration of found family and living exactly as who you are. It needs no apology.”
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London Theatre
August 11th, 2023

“This show makes for a delicious late-summer treat that also marks Sheader’s swansong to the venue he’s run for the past 16 years before his departure for the Donmar Warehouse. It won’t be easy to fill such innovative shoes.”
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