Joining the Tommy Steele on stage at the London Coliseum in The Glenn Miller Story this summer is Marti Webb. The show runs for a limited season from 6 July to 18 August 2018. Sixty years after making his stage debut at the London Coliseum in 1958 starring in Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella, the celebrated singer and actor Tommy Steele returns to the London stage to celebrate his idol Glenn …
Upon reaching 70 this year, Andrew Lloyd Webber is clearly in a reflective mood and hot on the heels of his autobiography Unmasked released last week, comes this new compilation album Unmasked: The Platinum Collection.
No opportunity to parody Disney’s Beauty & The Beast is passed up, from the wealth of French influences (the Camembert Art Fair; the under-rated star of the show – Bicyclette!) to James Ringer-Beck’s score which combines original numbers with deliciously close-to-the-bone rewrites of some familiar tunes.
The best of times is now, a more fitting musical number there never was – indeed La Cage Aux Folles is an uplifting, life affirming joy of a show. Although tinged with moments of heartbreak, the recovery process is so beautifully told that the overall feeling is one of sheer delight.
The first thing to say about the tour of La Cage Aux Folles is it has to be Bill Kenwright’s most generous production to date: no expense has been spared in beautifully detailed sets – some stunning cut-metal and mirror work in Gary McCann’s design…
A story about love and acceptance always has things to teach us, gay or straight, now more than ever and the story of St Tropez nightclub owners Georges and Albin is a touching one as through dealing with Georges’ son’s fiancée’s parents’ homophobia, they learn more about themselves and their own identities.
High kicks and high camp dominate La Cage Aux Folles, at the Playhouse, as it explodes in a glorious melange of sequins, feathers and a timely political message wrapped up in an over-sugared package.
Bill Kenwright presents the first-ever UK tour of the Tony and Olivier award winning LA CAGE AUX FOLLES, which opens at New Oxford Theatre on Thursday 5 January 2017. Full cast has now been announced to join stars John Partridge as Albin/drag star Zaza and Adrian Zmed as Georges.