★★★★★ La Soirée – Still Unmissable, Still The Best Show In Town!
Christmas in Leicester Square
Until 8 January 2017 | £15-£74.50
La Soirée is – as the great Craig Revell Horwood would say on Strictly – AHH-MAZE-ZING!
This glitter-strewn feast of leftfield circus & cabaret is the perfect miracle cure for even the most wretched victims of the horror that has been 2016.
La Soirée unites the global cabaret scene’s most talented performers, giving us a glimpse into the bizarre whilst having enough of a personality that we can truly become part of the show.
The oldest members of the La Soirée family are back including the devilish, ultra-feminist and hilarious striptease from Ursula Martinez – performing her famous hanky trick for the very last time – and the anarchic and malleable Captain Frodo with his legendary tennis racket routine. The English Gents, a spunky acrobatics duo with a cheeky twist return too, still wowing the crowds with their deceptively difficult routine.
If you never thought you’d be saying the words cerebral and juggling in the same sentence, be prepared to think again thanks to the emotionally charged skills of Olivia Porter – whose performance, to the soundtrack of ‘Love Yourself vs. F*ck Yourself’ (Yo Preston feat. Kelly Kiara) is a truly captivating segment, unafraid to keep things low-key, with winning results.
On a more in-your-face note (in more ways than one), outrageous double-act Daredevil Chicken also showcase two wildly entertaining ‘bits’ which in turns leave the audience groaning and gawping!
The show always reminds us of the power of spectacle and how spectacle really can raise spirits and bring people together. La Soirée is a vibrant celebration of diversity, talent, the offbeat and kooky, and – at heart – the joy of expressing yourself however you can! Oh, and we almost forgot to mention THAT bubble act – slow, beautiful and mind-blowing!
Main image collage from left to right: Denis Lock, Acantha Lang and Ursula Martinez.
Photo credit: Brinkhoff Moegenburg
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