Overall, The Lost Love Speakeasy is a sophisticated, lively and hugely enjoyable experience featuring great live music and a menu that that excites the tastebuds. Well worth a visit.
Now in its third year at the Criterion Theatre, Mischief Theatre’s third show is still as lively and funny as ever.
Actress Jenny Augen, an award winner for her West End role in the hit comedy Bad Jews, will make her Mischief Theatre debut when she joins the cast of The Comedy About a Bank Robbery at the Criterion Theatre this spring.
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.