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La Cage aux Folles


Glamorously presented through beautifully-designed sets, Simon Callow’s English adaptation of Jean Poiret’s original farce (deliberately absurd theatre) is a refreshingly funny production!

Why You Should Watch La Cage aux Folles

For its time, La Cage aux Folles was a revolutionary comedic piece that fearlessly delved into homosexuality, a hotly debated issue in the 1970s. It took a certain degree of genius on Jean Poiret’s part to create a humorous classic using such a sensitive theme. After its release in 1973, the play ran for an amazing 1800 performances with Michael Serrault and Jean Poiret himself leading the on-stage cast for many presentations. The play inspired several books, films, and musical productions over the years. It was revived through the American movie The Birdcage.

The play is an interesting reflection on how far we have come in terms of social open-mindedness. It still manages to evoke all the laughs that made the original such a renowned comedic play.

The Story

Georges is a Nightclub owner in St. Tropez who is in love with a flamboyant drag artist named Albin. Their son, Laurent, unwittingly decides to get engaged to the daughter of a radically right-wing politician who intends to make quick work of all the remaining night clubs in St.Tropez and bring the district’s nightlife to a screeching halt. Utter chaos ensues when their son’s super-conservative parents arrive at their residence for dinner. Georges and Albin must hide their true nature as they entertain their in-laws-to-be for the sake of their son. How long can they keep up the act? Will Laurent finally marry the politician’s daughter? Find out in this outrageously funny theatrical masterpiece!

Good For

Comedy Lovers | Lovers of the 1978 Film Adaptation of La Cage aux Folles


“Blissful, razor-sharp choreography”
- The Stage

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Know Before You Go

Show Details

Show Timings

Mon to Sat
7:30 PM
Thu, Sat 3:00 PM

Please be on time - Latecomers may not be admitted if no suitable break is available during the performance.


Written by
Jean Poiret

Translated by
Simon Callow

Additional Information

Recommended for ages 16 and up.
Children under the age of 2 will not be admitted into the theatre. All viewers under the age of 14 must be accompanied by an adult.

Available Facilities
In-house bar
Wheelchair accessible

Outside Food
Strictly prohibited. If you'd like to grab a meal before or after the show, check out our guide to the 30 Best Restaurants in West End.

Dress Code
Smart and casual wear is recommended. Keep in mind, the theatre is air conditioned throughout the year and can get a bit chilly.

Important Information
Photo and video recording are not allowed during the show.

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Strict Cancellation Policy

This experience cannot be canceled, amended or rescheduled.

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My Tickets

You will receive an email confirmation along with your mobile voucher shortly after you book the tickets. You will need to display a photo ID along with your voucher at the Theatre's Box Office to collect your tickets.

This ticket is valid for the date and time selected at the time of booking.

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