La Cage Aux Folles at Birmingham Hippodrome

#LaCageAuxFolles at the #Birmingham #Hippodrome …..Get there!


With Birmingham Pride around the corner the timing of La Cage Aux Folles couldn’t be better. Julie Wallis  reviews La Cage

La Cage Aux Folles

La Cage Aux Folles is at Birmingham Hippodrome until Saturday 20th May and it is a treat to behold.

The story is based on Albin (Zaza) and Georges, a married gay couple who run Saint-Tropez premiere drag nightclub called La Cage Aux Folles. Georges fathered a son, the result of a previous brief fling with a woman and he and Albin have bought the boy up together. The son, Jean-Michele is now a 24 year old young man announcing his engagement to Anne, who in turn is the daughter of a politician. Unfortunately Anne’s father is very conservative, anti gay and trying to close down La Cage Aux Folles as he wants to implement strict new morality laws. And Anne’s parents are about to…

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Top award for Lightwoods House

#LightwoodsHouse in #Bearwood’s #LightwoodsPark has won a top West Midlands conservation award #BearwoodisBrill #BostinBearwood

The Bearwood Blog

Sympathetic restoration work to a Grade II listed Sandwell house has been recognised in a building excellence award.

The Lightwoods House restoration scheme picked up the Best Public Building title in the West Midlands Building Excellence Awards.

The house and park have undergone a transformation under the £5.2 million Lightwoods Park and House restoration project, with £3.6 million secured from Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) and the Big Lottery Fund (BIG). As part of the project the Grade II listed house, built in 1791, has been lovingly restored back to its former glory and is now a high-quality venue for a wide range of community activities as well as public and private events.

Now there is a tea room, community rooms for training, classes and exhibitions, a children’s centre, a large function room for events such as wedding ceremonies, receptions and conferences as well as numerous office spaces to let.


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