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.
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.
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.