Grand Opera House Staff Get Dressed Up To Celebrate ‘La Cage Aux Folles’

Britain’s Got Talent contestant Richard Bayton, from York, and theatre employee Ben Papworth were dressed up to the nines in true La Cage mode for a photoshoot at The Black Orchid in York.  Ben, who works at the Grand Opera House says ‘I’ve only been here two months and never expected this to be part of my job, it’s certainly different.’ Richard, on the other hand, loves any opportunity to get into costume jokes that ‘working in theatre has never been a drag until now’. James Massie, whose make-up expertise transformed Ben and Richard for the photo intends to come to the show in full costume ‘I love this show and I love dressing up’.

LA CAGE AUX FOLLES is a multi-award winning musical. The original Broadway production became an instant smash hit when it opened in 1983.  It follows the story of Georges, the manager of a Saint Tropez nightclub, and his partner, Albin, a drag artiste and the club’s star attraction. They live an idyllic existence in the south of France but behind the curtains of this sparkling extravaganza, all may be about to change when Georges’ son Jean-Michel announces his engagement to the daughter of a notorious right-wing politician determined to close down the local colourful night-life. Drama and hilarity ensue when a meeting of the parents forces them to cover up their vibrant lifestyle. Will Albin be able to play the role of his life to ensure that Jean-Michel can marry his love?

Grand Opera House

La Cage Aux Folles

Wednesday 31 April – Saturday 3 June

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