The Whingers are not known for generosity, fairness or giving things second chances.
But having been rather disappointed by La Cage Aux Folles at the Menier (it was the first preview and Douglas Hodge was indisposed) it was with a quite uncharacteristic dollop of largesse that they decided to take in the show’s West End transfer. Taking a lesson from the show’s lyrics the Whingers trotted off to its new home at the Playhouse Theatre hoping to see things from a different angle.
They had been encouraged by terrific reviews* (particularly for Hodge) such as:
“HODGE REVELS WITH SEDUCTIVE ELAN”
“AS AN ANTIDOTE TO THE CREDIT-CRUNCH BLUES, LA CAGE AUX FOLLES IS UNBEATABLE”
“SEW ON A SEQUIN, SLIP INTO SOME HEELS AND GO”
“THERE’S NO BETTER WAY TO CHASE AWAY RECESSION BLUES”