About La Cage aux Folles

Regent's Park Open Air Theatre, London
Booking to 23 September 2023
No longer booking

★★★★★ “Wonderful fun, packed with emotion” – Telegraph

The Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre presents a glorious new revival of classic musical La Cage aux Folles.

Featuring songs by Jerry Herman (Hello Dolly!) and a book by Harvey Fierstein (Funny Girl, Newsies), La Cage aux Folles is packed full of show-stopping numbers including “I am What I Am” and “The Best of Times”.

A great cast includes Carl Mullaney (Chicago, Les Misérables) as Albin, and Billy Carter (A Moon For The Misbegotten) as Georges, with Debbie Kurup (The Cher Show) as Jacqueline, and John Owen-Jones (The Great British Bake Off Musical, Les Miserables) as Edward Dindon.

Directed by Timothy Sheader, La Cage aux Folles is now playing at Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre to 23 September 2023.

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Show Information

Performance dates
Booking to 23 September 2023
Age restrictions
12+
Running time
2 hours 30 minutes (including interval)
Performance days
Evenings: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Matinees: Thursday, Saturday

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What's the story of La Cage aux Folles?

Georges, Albin and their son Jean-Michel re-discover the true meaning of family, and of putting yourself last so that the ones you love can come first.

Who is in the cast of La Cage aux Folles?

Carl Mullaney (Albin), Billy Carter (Georges), Ben Culleton (Jean-Michel), Julie Jupp (Marie Dindon), Shakeel Kimotho (Jacob), Debbie Kurup (Jacqueline), John Owen-Jones (Edward Dindon) and Sophie Pourret (Anne).

Completing the cast are Jak Allen-Anderson (Hanna), Craig Armstrong (Cagelle), Tom Bales (Cagelle), Taylor Bradshaw (Cagelle), Daniele Coombe (Mme. Renaud), Jordan Lee Davies (Chantal), Nicole Deon (Ensemble), Lewis Easter (Cagelle/Swing/Dance Captain), Harvey Ebbage (Cagelle), Emma Johnson (Ensemble/Swing), George Lynham (Cagelle), JP McCue (Cagelle), Rishard-Kyro Nelson (Cagelle/Swing), Alexandra Waite-Roberts (Ensemble) and Hemi Yeroham (Francis).

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Who are the creative team of La Cage aux Folles?

La Cage Aux Folles has a book by Harvey Fierstein and music and lyrics by Jerry Herman

Directed by Artistic Director Timothy Sheader

Thyrza Abrahams (Associate Director), Amy Ball (Casting Director), Arthur Carrington (Associate Casting Director), Guy Common (Make Up Designer), Ryan Dawson Laight (Costume Designer), James Hassett (Associate Sound Designer), Howard Hudson (Lighting Designer), Nick Lidster (Sound Designer), Ingrid Mackinnon (Season Associate – Intimacy Support), Stephen Mear (Choreographer), Ebony Molina (Associate Choreographer), Janis Price (Voice & Text Director), Colin Richmond (Set Designer), Tom Slade (Assistant Musical Director), Ben van Tienen (Musical Director) and Jennifer Whyte (Musical Supervisor)


Reviews

★★★★★ "Wonderful fun, packed with emotion, and surprisingly topical" - The Telegraph
★★★★ "Dazzling revival is hilarious and heartfelt" - The Guardian
★★★★ "Gloriously big-hearted revival" - TimeOut
★★★★ "It is what it is: irresistible" - The Times

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Important Notes

Notes:

The auditorium and stage are completely uncovered and shows in the main theatre repertoire may be cancelled or abandoned because of the weather. Tickets are non-refundable in the event of cancellation because of the weather but may be exchanged.

Access performances: 

Captioned: Friday 1 September, 7.45pm BSL Performances: Tuesday 29 August, 7.45pm Audio Described & Touch Tour: Saturday 2 September, 2.15pm


Venue Information

Regent's Park Open Air Theatre, Inner Circle, Regent's Park, London, NW1 4NR
Nearest Tube or Train: Baker Street (Bakerloo line, Circle line, Hammersmith and City line, Jubilee line, Metropolitan line) or Regent's Park (Bakerloo line)
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John Owen Jones exits La Cage Aux Folles at Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre
John Owen Jones exits La Cage Aux Folles at Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre
West End star John Owen-Jones (The Great British Bake Off Musical, Les Miserables) has been forced to leave the hit revival of La Cage aux Folles, currently playing at the Regent's Park Open Air Theatre. With only two weeks to go for the show, which ends on 23 September 2023, Owen Jones released a statement on social media saying that he has had to pull out of the show due to illness. He said on X that, "I am disappointed to say that, after taking medical advice, I must withdraw from the brilliant production of La Cage Aux Folles at Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre and not perform for the remaining two weeks of the run. I've been fighting a nasty viral throat infection for weeks and whilst I am slowly improving it has become clear that I must rest from performing for a little while to aid my full recovery. I'm very sad to leave earlier than planned as I think the show is sensational - in fact I highly recommend you make a visit - and I am grateful to everyone at Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre for their understanding and support." Owen Jones has been suffering from ill health through the run, also having an upper respiratory tract infection in mid August - and we wish John a speedy recovery. A number of the cast have been covering, and now playing, the role of Edward Dindon, including Craig Armstrong and Peter Forbes. The production also stars Carl Mullaney (Chicago, Les Misérables) as Albin, and Billy Carter (A Moon For The Misbegotten) as Georges, alongside Ben Culleton as Jean-Michel, Julie Jupp as Marie Dindon, Shakeel Kimotho as Jacob, Debbie Kurup (The Cher Show) as Jacqueline, and Sophie Pourret (42nd Street) as Anne. The cast also features Jak Allen-Anderson (Hanna), Craig Armstrong (Cagelle, understudy Edward), Tom Bales (Cagelle), Taylor Bradshaw (Cagelle), Daniele Coombe (Mme. Renaud), Jordan Lee Davies (Chantal), Nicole Deon (Ensemble), Lewis Easter (Cagelle/Swing/Dance Captain), Harvey Ebbage (Cagelle), Emma Johnson (Ensemble/Swing), George Lynham (Cagelle), JP McCue (Cagelle), Rishard-Kyro Nelson (Cagelle/Swing), Alexandra Waite-Roberts (Ensemble) and Hemi Yeroham (Francis). https://twitter.com/johnowenjones/status/1700622661854900302 The much-loved musical, which got some fabulous reviews from the critics when it opened in August, is directed by Timothy Sheader, and has a book by Harvey Fierstein, with music and lyrics by Jerry Herman. The creative team also includes Thyrza Abrahams (Associate Director), Amy Ball (Casting Director), Arthur Carrington (Associate Casting Director), Guy Common (Make Up Designer), Ryan Dawson Laight (Costume Designer), James Hassett (Associate Sound Designer), Howard Hudson (Lighting Designer), Nick Lidster (Sound Designer), Ingrid Mackinnon (Season Associate - Intimacy Support), Stephen Mear (Choreographer), Ebony Molina (Associate Choreographer), Janis Price (Voice & Text Director), Colin Richmond (Set Designer), Tom Slade (Assistant Musical Director), Ben van Tienen (Musical Director) and Jennifer Whyte (Musical Supervisor). https://youtu.be/UBYiGOjzApE A studio recording of Carl Mullaney singing I Am What I Am from La Cage Aux Folles at the Regent's Park Open Air Theatre La Cage Aux Folles is playing at the Regent's Park Open Air Theatre until 23 September 2023. Book tickets to La Cage Aux Folles at Regent's Park Open Air Theatre in London
La Cage Aux Folles at Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre – new trailer released
La Cage Aux Folles at Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre – new trailer released
A brand new trailer has dropped for the glorious new revival of La Cage aux Folles at the Regent's Park Open Air Theatre. The much-loved musical is back in London for the summer, with Timothy Sheader directing a talented cast that includes Carl Mullaney (Chicago, Les Misérables) as Albin, and Billy Carter (A Moon For The Misbegotten) as Georges, alongside Ben Culleton as Jean-Michel, Julie Jupp as Marie Dindon, Shakeel Kimotho as Jacob, Debbie Kurup (The Cher Show) as Jacqueline, John Owen-Jones (The Great British Bake Off Musical, Les Miserables) as Edward Dindon, and Sophie Pourret (42nd Street) as Anne. The cast also features Jak Allen-Anderson (Hanna), Craig Armstrong (Cagelle), Tom Bales (Cagelle), Taylor Bradshaw (Cagelle), Daniele Coombe (Mme. Renaud), Jordan Lee Davies (Chantal), Nicole Deon (Ensemble), Lewis Easter (Cagelle/Swing/Dance Captain), Harvey Ebbage (Cagelle), Emma Johnson (Ensemble/Swing), George Lynham (Cagelle), JP McCue (Cagelle), Rishard-Kyro Nelson (Cagelle/Swing), Alexandra Waite-Roberts (Ensemble) and Hemi Yeroham (Francis). https://youtu.be/Jun3jb14kko With a book by Harvey Fierstein, and music and lyrics by Jerry Herman, the creative team for the production also includes Thyrza Abrahams (Associate Director), Amy Ball (Casting Director), Arthur Carrington (Associate Casting Director), Guy Common (Make Up Designer), Ryan Dawson Laight (Costume Designer), James Hassett (Associate Sound Designer), Howard Hudson (Lighting Designer), Nick Lidster (Sound Designer), Ingrid Mackinnon (Season Associate - Intimacy Support), Stephen Mear (Choreographer), Ebony Molina (Associate Choreographer), Janis Price (Voice & Text Director), Colin Richmond (Set Designer), Tom Slade (Assistant Musical Director), Ben van Tienen (Musical Director) and Jennifer Whyte (Musical Supervisor). The show opened earlier this month to fabulous reviews from the critics. La Cage Aux Folles is playing at the Regent's Park Open Air Theatre until 23 September 2023. Book tickets to La Cage Aux Folles at Regent's Park Open Air Theatre in London
La Cage Aux Folles Reviews
La Cage Aux Folles Reviews
Reviews are coming in for the revival of La Cage aux Folles at Regent's Park Open Air Theatre in London. Directed by Regent's Park Open Air Theatre's outgoing Artistic Director, Timothy Sheader, La Cage Aux Folles stars Carl Mullaney (Chicago, Les Misérables) as Albin, and Billy Carter (A Moon For The Misbegotten) as Georges, alongside Ben Culleton as Jean-Michel, Julie Jupp as Marie Dindon, Shakeel Kimotho as Jacob, Debbie Kurup (The Cher Show) as Jacqueline, John Owen-Jones (The Great British Bake Off Musical, Les Miserables) as Edward Dindon, and Sophie Pourret (42nd Street) as Anne. [ngg src="galleries" ids="1259" display="basic_slideshow"] The cast also includes Jak Allen-Anderson (Hanna), Craig Armstrong (Cagelle), Tom Bales (Cagelle), Taylor Bradshaw (Cagelle), Daniele Coombe (Mme. Renaud), Jordan Lee Davies (Chantal), Nicole Deon (Ensemble), Lewis Easter (Cagelle/Swing/Dance Captain), Harvey Ebbage (Cagelle), Emma Johnson (Ensemble/Swing), George Lynham (Cagelle), JP McCue (Cagelle), Rishard-Kyro Nelson (Cagelle/Swing), Alexandra Waite-Roberts (Ensemble) and Hemi Yeroham (Francis). La Cage Aux Folles has a book by Harvey Fierstein, and music and lyrics by Jerry Herman, and sees Georges, Albin and their son Jean-Michel re-discover the true meaning of family, and of putting yourself last so that the ones you love can come first. The show boasts classic songs such as ‘I Am What I Am’ and ‘The Best of Times’. The production's creative team includes Thyrza Abrahams (Associate Director), Amy Ball (Casting Director), Arthur Carrington (Associate Casting Director), Guy Common (Make Up Designer), Ryan Dawson Laight (Costume Designer), James Hassett (Associate Sound Designer), Howard Hudson (Lighting Designer), Nick Lidster (Sound Designer), Ingrid Mackinnon (Season Associate - Intimacy Support), Stephen Mear (Choreographer), Ebony Molina (Associate Choreographer), Janis Price (Voice & Text Director), Colin Richmond (Set Designer), Tom Slade (Assistant Musical Director), Ben van Tienen (Musical Director) and Jennifer Whyte (Musical Supervisor). La Cage Aux Folles is now playing at the Open Air Theatre until 23 September 2023. Read reviews from the Guardian, Telegraph and more, with further reviews to be added. Book tickets to La Cage Aux Folles at Regent's Park Open Air Theatre in London
La Cage Aux Folles at Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre – in pictures
La Cage Aux Folles at Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre – in pictures
Production photos have come in for La Cage aux Folles at Regent's Park Open Air Theatre in London. The show is now running at the Open Air Theatre until 23 September 2023. A fabulous cast features Carl Mullaney (Chicago, Les Misérables) as Albin, and Billy Carter (A Moon For The Misbegotten) as Georges, alongside Ben Culleton as Jean-Michel, Julie Jupp as Marie Dindon, Shakeel Kimotho as Jacob, Debbie Kurup (The Cher Show) as Jacqueline, John Owen-Jones (Debbie Kurup (The Cher Show) as Jacqueline, John Owen-Jones (The Great British Bake Off Musical, Les Miserables) as Edward Dindon, and Sophie Pourret (42nd Street) as Anne. Joining them are Jak Allen-Anderson (Hanna), Craig Armstrong (Cagelle), Tom Bales (Cagelle), Taylor Bradshaw (Cagelle), Daniele Coombe (Mme. Renaud), Jordan Lee Davies (Chantal), Nicole Deon (Ensemble), Lewis Easter (Cagelle/Swing/Dance Captain), Harvey Ebbage (Cagelle), Emma Johnson (Ensemble/Swing), George Lynham (Cagelle), JP McCue (Cagelle), Rishard-Kyro Nelson (Cagelle/Swing), Alexandra Waite-Roberts (Ensemble) and Hemi Yeroham (Francis). Timothy Sheader is directing the show, which has a book by Harvey Fierstein, and music and lyrics by Jerry Herman, and boasts classic songs such as ‘I Am What I Am’ and ‘The Best of Times’. The production's creative team also includes Thyrza Abrahams (Associate Director), Amy Ball (Casting Director), Arthur Carrington (Associate Casting Director), Guy Common (Make Up Designer), Ryan Dawson Laight (Costume Designer), James Hassett (Associate Sound Designer), Howard Hudson (Lighting Designer), Nick Lidster (Sound Designer), Ingrid Mackinnon (Season Associate - Intimacy Support), Stephen Mear (Choreographer), Ebony Molina (Associate Choreographer), Janis Price (Voice & Text Director), Colin Richmond (Set Designer), Tom Slade (Assistant Musical Director), Ben van Tienen (Musical Director) and Jennifer Whyte (Musical Supervisor). Book tickets to La Cage Aux Folles at Regent's Park Open Air Theatre in London Photos: La Cage Aux Folles [ngg src="galleries" ids="1259" display="pro_tile"]
Video: La Cage Aux Folles behind-the-scenes rehearsals at Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre
Video: La Cage Aux Folles behind-the-scenes rehearsals at Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre
It's all go over at Regent's Park Open Air Theatre, as La Cage aux Folles is well into its final rehearsals. The show starts previews VERY SOON - next Saturday, 29 July, and is running at the Open Air Theatre until 23 September 2023. Go behind-the-scenes of rehearsals with this new video released by the production, showcasing some of the fabulous talent on offer. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VNLjbjxT6gA The fabulous cast for the much-loved musical includes Carl Mullaney (Chicago, Les Misérables) as Albin, and Billy Carter (A Moon For The Misbegotten) as Georges, alongside Ben Culleton as Jean-Michel, Julie Jupp as Marie Dindon, Shakeel Kimotho as Jacob, Debbie Kurup (The Cher Show) as Jacqueline, John Owen-Jones (The Great British Bake Off Musical, Les Miserables) as Edward Dindon, and Sophie Pourret (42nd Street) as Anne. Wow. And joining them will be Jak Allen-Anderson (Hanna), Craig Armstrong (Cagelle), Tom Bales (Cagelle), Taylor Bradshaw (Cagelle), Daniele Coombe (Mme. Renaud), Jordan Lee Davies (Chantal), Nicole Deon (Ensemble), Lewis Easter (Cagelle/Swing/Dance Captain), Harvey Ebbage (Cagelle), Emma Johnson (Ensemble/Swing), George Lynham (Cagelle), JP McCue (Cagelle), Rishard-Kyro Nelson (Cagelle/Swing), Alexandra Waite-Roberts (Ensemble) and Hemi Yeroham (Francis). Outgoing Regent's Park artistic director Timothy Sheader is directing the show, which has a book by Harvey Fierstein, and music and lyrics by Jerry Herman, and boasts classic songs such as ‘I Am What I Am’ and ‘The Best of Times’. Joining Tim Sheader in the creative team are: Thyrza Abrahams (Associate Director), Amy Ball (Casting Director), Arthur Carrington (Associate Casting Director), Guy Common (Make Up Designer), Ryan Dawson Laight (Costume Designer), James Hassett (Associate Sound Designer), Howard Hudson (Lighting Designer), Nick Lidster (Sound Designer), Ingrid Mackinnon (Season Associate - Intimacy Support), Stephen Mear (Choreographer), Ebony Molina (Associate Choreographer), Janis Price (Voice & Text Director), Colin Richmond (Set Designer), Tom Slade (Assistant Musical Director), Ben van Tienen (Musical Director) and Jennifer Whyte (Musical Supervisor). Currently playing at the Regent's Park Open Air Theatre is The Tempest - Re-imagined for everyone aged six and over, and Robin Hood The Legend. Re-Written, both finishing tomorrow 22 July. Following La Cage Aux Folles, the theatre will present Dinosaur World Live from 11 August to 3 September 2023. Book tickets to La Cage Aux Folles at Regent's Park Open Air Theatre in London
La Cage Aux Folles casting announced for Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre
La Cage Aux Folles casting announced for Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre
Cast includes Carl Mullaney, Billy Carter, Debbie Kurup, John Owen-Jones Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre has revealed casting for their new revival of classic Broadway musical La Cage aux Folles. The cast will include Carl Mullaney (Chicago, Les Misérables) as Albin, and Billy Carter (A Moon For The Misbegotten) as Georges, alongside Ben Culleton as Jean-Michel, Julie Jupp as Marie Dindon, Shakeel Kimotho as Jacob, Debbie Kurup (The Cher Show) as Jacqueline, John Owen-Jones (The Great British Bake Off Musical, Les Miserables) as Edward Dindon, and Sophie Pourret (42nd Street) as Anne. Completing the cast are Jak Allen-Anderson (Hanna), Craig Armstrong (Cagelle), Tom Bales (Cagelle), Taylor Bradshaw (Cagelle), Daniele Coombe (Mme. Renaud), Jordan Lee Davies (Chantal), Nicole Deon (Ensemble), Lewis Easter (Cagelle/Swing/Dance Captain), Harvey Ebbage (Cagelle), Emma Johnson (Ensemble/Swing), George Lynham (Cagelle), JP McCue (Cagelle), Rishard-Kyro Nelson (Cagelle/Swing), Alexandra Waite-Roberts (Ensemble) and Hemi Yeroham (Francis). La Cage Aux Folles is running at Regent's Park Open Air Theatre from 29 July to 16 September 2023. Directed by Artistic Director Timothy Sheader, the show has a book by Harvey Fierstein, and music and lyrics by Jerry Herman. La Cage Aux Folles features classic songs such as ‘I Am What I Am’ and ‘The Best of Times’. Joining Tim Sheader in the creative team are: Thyrza Abrahams (Associate Director), Amy Ball (Casting Director), Arthur Carrington (Associate Casting Director), Guy Common (Make Up Designer), Ryan Dawson Laight (Costume Designer), James Hassett (Associate Sound Designer), Howard Hudson (Lighting Designer), Nick Lidster (Sound Designer), Ingrid Mackinnon (Season Associate - Intimacy Support), Stephen Mear (Choreographer), Ebony Molina (Associate Choreographer), Janis Price (Voice & Text Director), Colin Richmond (Set Designer), Tom Slade (Assistant Musical Director), Ben van Tienen (Musical Director) and Jennifer Whyte (Musical Supervisor) Book tickets to La Cage Aux Folles at Regent's Park Open Air Theatre in London
Now on Sale: Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre 2023 Season – La Cage Aux Folles, Once on This Island, Robin Hood, Dinosaur World Live, The Tempest
Now on Sale: Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre 2023 Season – La Cage Aux Folles, Once on This Island, Robin Hood, Dinosaur World Live, The Tempest
Tickets are now on sale for Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre's exciting Summer 2023 season. In the beautiful setting on London's Regent's Park, the Open Air Theatre has launched a thrilling new season of shows playing through the summer of 2023, including revivals of two big musicals, and two shows that are perfect for young audiences. Highlights include Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty’s acclaimed musical Once On This Island, playing from 10 May to 10 June 2023 starring Gabrielle Brooks (Get Up, Stand Up! The Bob Marley Musical). Also, Carl Grose’s Robin Hood: The Legend. Re-written, from 17 June to 22 July, will be told with epic storytelling, stirring songs, and a thrilling new take on the classic tale, for audiences of all ages. Timothy Sheader directs the big Regent's Park summer musical - La Cage aux Folles, from 29 July to 16 September 2023. La Cage Aux Folles includes the classic songs ‘I Am What I Am’ and ‘The Best of Times’, and centres on Georges, Albin and their son Jean-Michel, as they re-discover the true meaning of family, and of putting yourself last so that the ones you love can come first. A brand new adaptation of Booker Prize winner Ben Okri’s new fairytale Every Leaf A Hallelujah, is set to play from 22 May to 10 June 2023, adapted by Chinonyerem Odimba. The Tempest re-imagined will be for everyone aged six and over, running from 30 June to 22 July at the Open Air Theatre, revised and directed by Jennifer Tang in a co-production with the Unicorn Theatre. And finally, Nicoll Entertainment’s Dinosaur World Live will hit the Open Air Theatre from 11 August to 3 September, written and directed by Derek Bond. This thrilling immersive theatre experience includes a post-show 'meet and greet' with the dinosaurs!

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