This year's Christmas extravaganza at the Chocolate Factory is La Cage aux Folles.
Terry Johnson makes his musical theatre directing debut bringing this show to the London stage for the first time in 21 years.
Based on a French play by Jean Poiret which was then made into a hugely successful film, La Cage aux Folles tells the story of Albin and Georges, two middle-aged lovers who run a transvestite nightclub in St. Tropez where Albin's alter ego 'ZaZa' is the star attraction. The plot revolves around the complications that develop when Georges' son announces that he is getting married -- to the daughter of a local moral crusader! And her parents are coming to dinner to meet the future in-laws!
Douglas Hodge - Albin
Philip Quast - Georges
Tara Hugo - Jacqueline
Neil McDermott - Jean-Michel
Jason Pennycooke - Jacob