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La Cage Aux Folles- New Theatre Cardiff

"Something about always"

That's the line I always think of when I think of La Cage Aux Folles. For some people the height of romance is the heroics of Les Mis, or the doomed love affairs of War and Peace. For me it's two homosexuals (one transvestite, one regular) on the French Rivera. It had been a while since my last trip to the Rivera- over 6 years in fact, so when the Rivera came to my doorstep I had to go.

Welcomed into La Cage by Adrian Zmed as Georges, from those first notes, and the first glimpse of sequins on the notorious Cagelles, who are as lithe, talented and of course beautiful as you'd expect. Each of their appearances is increasingly daring with the dance moves and costumes that probably blew the budget of Bill Kenwright's tour in sequins and feathers alone. All bringing their own spark to their 'Cagelle'- particularly memorable is 'Hanna from Hamburg' whose whip-trip was waylaid by her costume, but still raised a laugh. Acros…