An Inside Look: La Jaula de Las Locas in Barcelona

Last weekend, Theatre Trip was lucky enough to get to experience La Jaula de Las Locas (La Cage aux Folles) at Teatro Tívoli in Barcelona! This was an entirely Spanish version of the 1983 + 2010 Tony winning Broadway hit. It’s directed by Àngel Llàcer and Manu Guix.

Location: Barcelona, Spain

Our Experience Seeing La Jaula de Las Locas in Barcelona:

Everything about the experience was glitz and glam from start to finish! Upon entering the theatre, a gorgeous drag queen dressed in hot pink sequins was waiting to take photos with the excited guests. We then took turns picking out pretty feather boas and sparkly hats before stepping into the picture.

The smell of popcorn wafted through the air and people bought themselves wine and snacks as the anticipation grew. The atmosphere was buzzing and we were excited!

The theatre itself is lavish, filled with hues of velvety red and golden accents. We felt like royalty there! Teatro Tívoli is the perfect venue for La Jaula de las Locas.

Albin singing at La Jaula de las Locas.

La Cage aux Folles (La Jaula de las Locas) is a comedy-drama that follows the story of Albin and Georges, a sweet couple who own a drag club, “La Cage aux Folles”. But things take a turn when Georges’s son, Jean-Michel announces his engagement. And his new fiancee happens to be the daughter of an ultra-conservative couple who leads the “Tradition, Family and Morality Party”.

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In this version, Albin and Georges are played by two ridiculously strong leads. The orchestra was flawless, the set design dazzling, and the entire cast fit together perfectly. The entire show was exciting, especially when Zaza (Albin) shattered the fourth wall by stepping off the stage and having fun with the audience. At that point, we experienced what an actual drag show at “La Cage aux Folles” might be like. And it was dynamite!

The cast of La Jaula de las Locas.

The craziest part? If you are familiar with the story, you can follow and enjoy the show even when Spanish isn’t your first language. Just give the English-language La Cage aux Folles cast album➝ a quick listen beforehand, and you’ll be set!

“La Jaula de las Locas shines a light on the natural goodness of humanity. It’s a reflection of people’s need for a sense of belonging and identity.”

And the world can benefit from seeing it! Not only does the show provide a night of pure entertainment, but it also shines a light on the natural goodness of humanity. It’s a reflection of people’s need for a sense of belonging and identity. We can all take something away from the story of Albin and Georges. Even if it’s just leaving the theatre saying, “Hey world! I am what I am!”

Have you gotten the chance to see La Jaula de las Locas?

If so we would love to hear all about it in the comments below! And in the meantime, you can always check out our blog post archive of past theatre visits for some insight on what’s going on in theaters around the world!

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* A special thanks to La Jaula de las Locas for inviting Theatre Trip to see the show!

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Stacy Karyn, author of La Jaula de las Locas Review.
Author: Stacy Karyn

Stacy Karyn is the founder of Theatre Trip, author of The Thespian’s Bucket List, and creator of The Cast Album List. She has a TESOL drama certificate, a BA in theatre, and has worked and interned with Broadway and Off-Broadway theaters.


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