Friday, 21 October 2011

Glitter & Sequins

I have spent this last evening up to my eyes in sequins, false eyelashes, glitter, feather boas, wigs, thigh boots, whips and lipgloss. 

And that was just the men!

I've been to Stourbridge Town Hall to see The Stourbridge Operatic Society perform their 100th production - La Cage Aux Folles.

All I can say is - WOW!  I've seen this show twice already in the West End (dahhhling!) but the effort by the local Operatic Society was truly fabulous and very well deserving of the ovations the cast achieved.  It's funny, poignant, a little bit naughty, and a darn good singalong show which I thoroughly recommend to anyone who likes a bit of lighthearted fun coupled with glitter and glamour. 

For those of you who are not familiar with the show, it centres around a gay couple, Georges and Albin, who run a drag club in St Tropez.  Their son wishes to marry the daughter of a local politician who is also a complete bigot and some wonderful farce ensues when the two families meet up for the first time. Les Cagelles provide the high powered high kicking dancing, some of which brings the proverbial tear to your eye - particularly when the splits is performed over and over again during the CanCan and you remember that the dancing girls with legs TO DIE FOR are, in fact, men!

I'll leave you with a little taster of the show on You Tube and you can sing "I am what I am" in to your hairbrush as loud as you like!

Hope your evening was full of froth and feathers too!!


  1. The French film is very good too, but not so glitzy.

  2. Ah, one of those that you can just 'get lost in' for a time :))

  3. Your intro to this post was great-made me LOL!!