La Cage aux Folles (2009)

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La Cage aux Folles


The idyllic existence of Georges (Steven Pacey) and the dazzling drag artiste Albin (Graham Norton), star of the La Cage aux Folles club, is threatened when Georges’ son Jean-Michele (Stuart Neal) announces his engagement to the daughter of a right-wing politician (Iain Mitchell), who wants to close down the local colourful nightlife! With a visit from the prospective in-laws imminent, they all decide to take drastic action to hide their lifestyle…but can they keep it up? La Cage aux Folles is a timeless and deliciously funny tale of family values, unconditional love, and above all, the need to be proud of who we are.

Text from Promotional Material


September 24, 2008 The Stage,
Norton in line to make West End debut
Alistair Smith
November 23, 2008 Playbill,
Graham Norton and Steven Pacey to Join London Cast of La Cage Revival
Mark Shenton
November 27, 2008 Official London Theatre,
Norton joins La Cage
Carolyn Bishop
November 27, 2008 What’s On Stage,
Graham Norton Drags up for La Cage Stage Debut
Terri Paddock
November 27, 2008 The Stage,
Norton to make West End theatre debut in La Cage aux Folles
Lalayn Baluch
November 27, 2008 Pink News,
Graham Norton to join La Cage Aux Folles Next Year
Tony Grew
November 27, 2089,
Graham Norton is unveiled in…
Matthew Amer

Publicity and News:

Ambassador Theatre Group Magazine, Spring 2009, pages 4-5, includes an interview with Graham Norton, and features two photographs of Steven (top, right, page 5). See below:

April 27, 2009 Official London Theatre,
Show goes on following Norton rib break
Matthew Amer

The Production

La Cage aux Folles was revived in 2008 by the Menier Chocolate Factory, and then was later transferred, on October 20, 2008, to the Playhouse Theatre. The production closed January 2, 2010.

The roles of Albin and Georges have been re-cast in London every three months with well-known actors to keep the production fresh and public interest high. Television personality Graham Norton took over the role of Albin on January 19, 2009, alongside Steven Pacey as Georges.

They were succeeded on May 4, 2009, by Roger Allam as Albin and Philip Quast reprising his role of Georges from the Menier Chocolate Factory.

Text from Wikipedia

La Cage aux Folles was in 2 acts, with one interval.

19 January – 2 May, 2009 (extended from 25 April, 2009)

Monday – Saturday 7.30pm
Thursday & Saturday 2.30pm

Ticket Prices
Stalls £54 – £39.50
Dress Cirlce £54 – £39.50
Upper Circle £29.50 – £17.50
Cabaret Tables £58.50
Premium Seats £56.50
Programmes £3


Steven Pacey Georges
Graham Norton Albin
Stuart Neal Jean-Michel
Iain Mitchell M. Renaud, Edouard Dindon
Jason Pennycooke M.Renaud
Adrian Der Gregorian Francis
Alicia Davies Anne
Abigail McKern Mme. Renaud, Mme. Dindon
Tracie Bennett Jacqueline
Nolan Frederick
Nicholas Cunningham
Darren Carnall
Gary Murphy
Dane Quixall
Ben Bunce
Les Cagelles
Ben Derry Etienne
Leanne Harwood Colette
Robert Maskell Tabarro


Writer Harvey Fierstein
(based on the play by Jean Poiret)
Music and Lyrics Jerry Herman
Director Terry Johnson
Lighting Design Nick Richings
Sound Design Gareth Owen
Music Supervision & Orchestrations
Musical Director
Jason Carr
Michael Haslam
Choreography Lynne Page
Set Design Tim Shortall
Costume Design Matthew Wright
Wig & Makeup Design Richard Mawbey

Song List:

Act I

We Are What We Are – Les Cagelles and Company
A Little More Mascara – Albin and Company
With Anne on My Arm – Jean-Michel
With You on My Arm – Georges and Albin
The Promenade
Song on the Sand – Georges
La Cage aux Folles – Albin, Les Cagelles and Company
I Am What I Am – Albin

Act II

Song on the Sand – Georges and Albin
Masculinity – Georges, Albin and Townspeople
Look Over There – Georges
Cocktail Counterpoint (aka “Dishes”) – Georges, Mme Dindon, Jean-Michel Dindon and Jacob
The Best of Times – Albin, Jacqueline and Patrons
Look Over There (Reprise) – Jean-Michel and Georges
The Finale


Space dictates that we have only included photos featuring Steven Pacey.

Photo: promotional leaflets , uncredited

Photo:, uncredited


The performances are first class, and I would be thrilled to catch Norton, Pacey or Pennycooke in any other stage show.

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