THE BIRDCAGE

 

Adapted by Elaine May
Directed by Anthony Brown & Joanne King
 
March 2015

Armand and Albert are two men that are sharing a long-term relationship and live a luxurious life on top of Armand's drag queen club, 'The Birdcage'. Together, they raised Armand's son, Val, and one day they get the great news: He's getting married. His soon-to-be wife is bringing her family to their house and Val asks Armand to clean up the place a little bit. That means lose the art collection, furnishings, clothes, and Albert.
Senator Keeley is an ultra-conservative going for re-election and he thinks that a trip to his future in-laws could take some stress off his. It's anything but as he tries to uncover what is so peculiar about Armand and Albert (who is dressed like a woman) as they attempt to act out a normal, everyday family.

This production is a dedication to the late, great Robin Williams.
 
CAST
Armand Goldman.........................LEOF KINGSFORD-SMITH
Albert Goldman............................ANTHONY BROWN
Val Goldman..................................JAKOB MULREADY
Barbara Keeley............................MERIN FORAN    
Senator Kevin Keeley................LEO DOMIGAN
Mrs Louise Keeley......................JOANNE KING
Agador............................................TIM RESSOS
Francis...........................................PARI PARANDASH
A Dancer (Celsius)......................MARK DILLER
Katherine.......................................ELIZABETH VICTORY
Drag Queens:
...........................ERIKA JONES
...........................PARI PARANDASH
...........................KEVIN WENSLEY
...........................JOHN FABRY
...........................LEANNE SCHAFFER
...........................PETER MERKOURIS
...........................CAROLINE DICKENSON
 
CREATIVES
Co-director, Sound Design, Publicity.................................Anthony Brown
Co-director and Flyer Designer..........................................Joanne King
Choreographer..........................................................................Thomas Bradley
Costume Design and Coordination....................................Milunka Holland
Costume Design and Coordination for ‘Albert’...............Leone Sharp
Set Design and Decoration...................................................Steve Donelan
Stage Manager / Prompt.........................................................Mark Diller
Lighting Design and Operation............................................Zachary Edmunds
Makeup and Hair design.........................................................Sarah Mason
Production Assistant/Sound Operator and Props........Laura Ball
Photographer.............................................................................Joanne King and Denise Stopford      
Program Design.........................................................................Luke Tuite
Bookings and Front of House Coordinator......................Peter Merkouris