Cages - London

Cages Tickets

Riverside Studios, London
Booking to 18 December 2022
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Cages is the indescribable “genre-busting game changer” (LA Times) that leaves audiences in awe!

This stunningly realised and utterly unique live experience presents a mind-bending, technologically innovative visual spectacle, the like of which is rarely seen in live theatre.

An intimate and mysterious gothic romance beckons, serving up a tale of shared humanity and rebellious passion. Masterfully weaving state-of-the-art video and animation with live performance and original songs that pulse with an addictive pop energy, Cages pulls out all the stops to conjure a rock opera musical for the modern age.

Cages touches upon all of the senses during a unique two-hour performance that will alter your perception of what’s possible on a theatrical stage through ground-breaking technology, an all-consuming sphere of sound, and state-of-the-art visuals.

Don’t miss the London debut and strictly limited run at Riverside Studios.

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What's the story of Cages?

Welcome to Anhedonia, where emotions are forbidden, and hearts are locked in CAGES. Woolf is a lone soul living in the shadows until he meets the dazzlingly peculiar Madeline. Can their newly minted love survive the dystopian world of control they inhabit? Long buried stories come to the surface, as dreams and reality intersect, and all Woolf holds dear is threatened.

Who is in the cast of Cages?

Cages stars CJ Baran as Woolf and Benjamin J Romans as Wondershow.

The ensemble includes Adriam Falconcer, Ashley Rowe, Gracie Hancock, Greg Oliver (and cover Woolf), Siobhan James and Talia Palamathanan. Swings include Matt Holland.

Who are the creative team of Cages?

Music and lyrics for the show are composed, produced, and arranged by creators CJ Baran and Benjamin Romans.


Reviews of Cages

“All grounded in beautiful music and a glorious story. A story of heart. A story of shared humanity. A story for our times right now.” - Forbes
“The songs have a pulsating bass, infectious hooks and a sumptuous serving of auto-tune… These earworms echo the aural aesthetics of Muse, Daft Punk, Ellie Goulding, Sufjan Stevens and Kanye West — if they were accompanied by a 50-piece orchestra.” - LA Times

Show Information

Performance dates
Booking to 18 December 2022
Age restrictions
Suitable for 16+
Running time
1 hour 45 minutes plus interval
Performance days
Evenings: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Matinees: Thursday, Saturday, Sunday

Performance information is for guidance only. Check booking calendar for details.


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Important Notes

Guidance – Contains strobe lighting effects and flashing lights, plus the use of smoke and haze


Venue Information

Riverside Studios, 101 Queen Caroline Street, London, W6 9BN
Nearest Tube or Train: Hammersmith Broadway
Nearest Buses: 9, 9a,10, 11, 27, 33, 72, 91, 220, 283 and 295
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Ticket Information

Official London Theatre tickets for  Cages at the Riverside Studios, London

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News about Cages

Riverside Studios announces more Autumn season shows
Riverside Studios has revealed the full details of its 2022 Autumn season, featuring a mix of theatre, art, cinema, family entertainment and events at the West London venue. New theatre productions include the UK premiere of Flute Theatre’s brand new version of Shakespeare's Pericles, from 8 to 13 November 2022; a dark new comedy from Brick Fox Theatre Company called Holy Sh*t, playing from 6 to 17 December 2022; and a new family show Jonny Feathers The Rock and Roll Pigeon (main picture), which plays from 7 December 2022 to 8 January 2023. Shows now running at Riverside Studios include Cages - the multimedia extravaganza that is playing to 1 January 2023; and the immersive theatre show Trainspotting Live, until 6 November 2022. Already announced and coming soon is the world premiere of KT Tunstall’s musical Saving Grace based on the movie starring Diane Pilkington, playing from 22 November to 4 December 2022. Artistic Director of Riverside Studios Rachel Tackley said in a press statement: “One of the many things I love about Riverside Studios is the huge range of work that we present, on our stages, in our cinemas, and on the gallery walls. We have been so fortunate to work with some fabulous artists and producers over the last 12 months, and it has been a joy to see the venue so full and alive. So we’re thrilled to be announcing the next exciting chapter to take us into the new year and to run along side Cages which continues to blow the minds of audiences in our main theatre!” Book tickets to Trainspotting Live at the Riverside Studios in London Book tickets to CAGES at the Riverside Studios in London More about Saving Grace at the Riverside Studios in London
CAGES to premiere at the Riverside Studios in London
Hit Los Angeles show Cages is to play the Riverside Studios in London this September for a strictly limited run. Performances will take place from 13 September 2022 to 1 January 2023. Cages is billed as an intimate and mysterious gothic romance, promising to be an utterly unique live experience presenting a mind-bending, technologically innovative visual spectacle. The show weaves state-of-the-art 3D video and animation with live performance and original songs into a rock opera for the modern age. Music and lyrics for the show are composed, produced, and arranged by creators CJ Baran and Benjamin Romans. CJ Baran also performs in the show.. Producers and Co-directors, Scenario Two Anthony Lilley and John Berry, said: "When we first saw Cages - even on a shaky video taken in Los Angeles in the final days before lockdown in 2020 - we were pretty sure it was something special. The pandemic meant that it took almost a year and a half before we were able to travel to the US to see it in person and then we were in absolutely no doubt. It blew us away. This was an amazing live show, like nothing we had ever seen or heard. Full of heart and soul, beautiful music, and state-of-the-art technology, spectacularly done. "And so, as soon as we possibly could, we have brought it to London to introduce UK audiences to Woolf and the Wondershow's ground-breaking combination of live performance, cinematic effects, holographic and immersive sound. We couldn't be more excited." More information about Cages at Riverside Studios London

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