This weekend, we are in the mood to have our funny bones tickled. So we thought of some of the best comedians, past and present, in the game and came up with this brilliant comedy - The Birdcage.
Come as you are.
Armand Goldman (Robin Williams) is the owner of a popular drag nightclub on the South Miami beach strip. His longtime partner, Albert (Nathan Lane) is a star at the club and is completely devoted to Armand to the point of being vulnerable. His diva attitude is always delicate to handle for Armand. Their son, Val (Dan Futterman), who is actually the biological child of Armand and heterosexual fling he had years earlier, comes home one day to announce his engagement to Barbara Keeley (Calista Flockhart) who is the daughter of US Senator Keeley (Gene Hackman) and his wife Louise Keeley (Dianne Wiest) and very conservative. Val pleads with his father to convince Albert to put on a ruse in order to appear as right and upstanding as the Keeley’s. In order to do this, Armand and Albert must hide their relationship, but Albert has another idea in mind… what ensues is a comedy of errors that will have you rolling!
The chemistry between Robin Williams and Nathan Lane is comedy gold, which is not surprising! This hilarious and heartwarming comedy will brighten your weekend thanks to an all star cast and witty script!
The Birdcage can be rented online from Amazon Prime for £3.49 (**Price and availability correct at time of post!)