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The Girls Are Back In Town! -'La Cage' -Reviews!

The girls of 'La Cage Aux Folles' return to the stage of a West End theatre tonight for the first time in 22 years!
(Get to it before Graham Norton steps in!)

Updated On: 10/31/08 at 10:44 AM
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re: The Girls Are Back In Town!#2
Posted: 10/20/08 at 10:46am
I'm going next Monday... it's going to be awesome!!
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re: The Girls Are Back In Town!#2
Posted: 10/20/08 at 10:49am
Cant wait to see how its enlarged!!!!
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re: The Girls Are Back In Town!#3
Posted: 10/20/08 at 10:53am
I also think Tracy Bennett and Paula Wilcox will have great fun in their new roles!
I love Paula Wilcox- watch out for her Bette Davis one woman play coming into town next spring from the New End!
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re: The Girls Are Back In Town!#4
Posted: 10/20/08 at 10:57am
I love Paula Wilcox too, but not so sure about Tracie Bennett. I loved her in Corrie but seeing her in Hairspray, she looked emaciated and actually quite scary.
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re: The Girls Are Back In Town!#5
Posted: 10/20/08 at 11:02am
and over the top in an already over the top part!
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re: The Girls Are Back In Town!#6
Posted: 10/20/08 at 11:06am
She was indeed! That added to the scariness. She looked like Cruella De Vil after the dalmatians had eaten all her Valium. Not Glenn Close, the cartoon one.
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re: The Girls Are Back In Town!#7
Posted: 10/20/08 at 11:10am
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Sharon Gaskill aka Tracy Bennett
'Coronation Street'

Updated On: 10/20/08 at 11:10 AM
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re: The Girls Are Back In Town!#8
Posted: 10/20/08 at 11:10am
"Can't wait to see how its enlarged!!!!",

Isn't that your catch-phrase?

And how dare you say it's been 22 years? I will not believe that!
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re: The Girls Are Back In Town!#9
Posted: 10/20/08 at 11:11am
Yep your THAT old!
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re: The Girls Are Back In Town!#10
Posted: 10/20/08 at 11:14am
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Chrissy Plummer aka Paula Wilcox
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Thames Television 1974

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re: The Girls Are Back In Town!#11
Posted: 10/20/08 at 11:47am
Lovepigeon: I'll be there next Monday as well...no idea where the tickets are though!
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re: The Girls Are Back In Town!#12
Posted: 10/20/08 at 11:50am
I'm sure you'll both be on the cabaret tables at the front!
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re: The Girls Are Back In Town!#13
Posted: 10/20/08 at 11:56am
Ooh, we can have a little hello! Actually, I don't know where my tickets are either, or where I'm sitting.

I've just thought... gutted Quast isn't in it this time round. I absolutely adore that man.
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re: The Girls Are Back In Town!#14
Posted: 10/20/08 at 11:56am
I had no idea I was only 10 when I saw the London Palladium production....... [ducks for cover]
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re: The Girls Are Back In Town!#15
Posted: 10/20/08 at 11:58am
Yep i was just 11 sitting in a less than half full Palladium that night!
HA!
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re: The Girls Are Back In Town!#16
Posted: 10/20/08 at 11:59am
"I'm sure you'll both be on the cabaret tables at the front!"

I hope not. Audience participation is NOT my cup of tea, though I suspect they'd pick on the professional drag queen I'll be sitting with instead.
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re: The Girls Are Back In Town!#17
Posted: 10/20/08 at 12:00pm
Lovepidgeon has probably bought a ticket at the bar!


Updated On: 10/20/08 at 12:00 PM
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re: The Girls Are Back In Town!#18
Posted: 10/20/08 at 12:08pm
its strange to think that the London Palladium production got such a bad run with dreadful reviews and all the AIDS related **** that so wrongly surrounded it and closed just 8 months later.
Yet just over a year after the production closed a one night concert at the very same theatre was a sellout within hours and tickets were like gold dust right up until curtain time. 90% of the company returned and also some star names in a brilliantly staged evening by Scott St Martin who was the original Chantel. The show was received with astounding positive applause and the occasional ovation- what should have happened during its proper run.
Lets hope 'The Best Of Times' is now and this new production gets a good, healthy run.
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re: The Girls Are Back In Town!#19
Posted: 10/20/08 at 7:09pm
As we've discussed here before mamasdoinfine the sets and costumes for that Palladium run were from the Australian production. I was recently passing the theatre where the show played here in Melbourne and you can very clearly now see the huge LA CAGE sign (painted on the side of the fly tower) bleeding through the years of paint jobs. That made me smile.

I saw Paula Wilcox many years ago in MY FAT FRIEND at the Comedy Theatre here, she was fresh off the success of Man About The House at the time.
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re: The Girls Are Back In Town!#20
Posted: 10/20/08 at 7:17pm
You have to get a camera and get a pic of that wall! That sounds fab!
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re: The Girls Are Back In Town!#21
Posted: 10/21/08 at 2:18am
i'll be there on thursday and i cant wait. shame i missed it at the menier. it would be nice to compare both productions
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re: The Girls Are Back In Town!#22
Posted: 10/21/08 at 3:14am
Seeing this in 2 weeks,
I so cant wait
:)
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re: The Girls Are Back In Town!#23
Posted: 10/21/08 at 5:09am
Im coming down after my play closes to watch this wooh wooh
Namo i love u but we get it already....you don't like Madonna
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re: The Girls Are Back In Town!#24
Posted: 10/21/08 at 2:20pm
Sounds like I'd better get a ticket booked otherwise I'll miss it again.

"I loved her in Corrie"

Pij: you can't be old enough to remember her in that!

As far as I'm concerned she's been great in everything I've seen her in; even after eating the dalmatians' valium in Hairspray.