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“There are two things that don’t have to mean anything, one is music and the other is laughter” Immanuel Kant, paraphrased by John Cage


John Cage (1912–1992) & Elaine Paige (b.1948) star in a new avant-garde musical, the West End Hit, ‘Paige After Paige’. Cage, King of 20th century music, philosopher and partner of choreographer Merce Cunningham meets his match in Elaine Paige, the Queen of the Musical. Seemingly at odds and juxtaposed, together they explore the meaning of life, sound, music, memories, time, space and cats. And you thought you knew them so well.

“Thick & Tight at their hilarious, evocative and moving best”

Springback Magazine


Cage & Paige: Daniel Hay-Gordon & Eleanor Perry

Costume Design: Daniel Hay-Gordon & Eleanor Perry

Prop Design: Tim Spooner

Lighting Design: Lucy Hansom

Music John Cage, Andrew Lloyd-Webber & Tim Rice, Richard Rogers & Oscar Hammerstein, Herman Hupfeld, Elaine Paige & Barbara Dickson


Commissioned by London International Mime Festival


Supported by Arts Council England, Rambert School, Vauxhall Gardens Community Centre & London Performance Studios

Thick & Tight 26. Performer Daniel Hay-Gordon. Lighting Lucy Hansom. Photo by Rosie Powell

Photo by Rosie Powell

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