Producers of the Olivier award-winning cabaret hit La Soirée have announced multiple new acts for its upcoming residency at the West End’s Aldwych Theatre, running from 24 November 2017 to 3 February 2018.
Featuring fabulous cabaret performers from across the globe, get ready to party with the newest incarnation of La Soirée’s infamous dysfunctional family as they revel in their posh new surroundings and make mischief in London’s glittering West End.
La Soirée’s heady cocktail of intimate cabaret, comedy, circus sideshow and contemporary variety is more potent than ever and this is their most daring line up to date. Putting the Aldwych Theatre in a spin, La Soirée will transform this traditional theatre into an intimate cabaret club with La Soirée’s much-loved, in-the-round seating still in place. So step in from the cold, leave your troubles at the door and prepare to be charmed, astonished and electrified by the very loveable crème de la crème of the cabaret world.
This Christmas will also be the first time that La Soirée is offering La Petite Soirée, a family-friendly, fun and daring hour-long show for cabaret fans of all ages that promises all the spirit of the Olivier Award-winning entertainment but less of the sauce. La Petite Soirée will play at 3pm on Saturdays and throughout the Christmas holidays.
THE CHILLY BROTHERS CRADLE ACT featuring NATHAN BRISCOE AND MAXIME BLANCKAERT
Maxime & Nathan, AKA The Chilly Brothers, share the passionate belief that art should constantly renew itself and defy the limits of reality. Hailing from the prestigious National Circus School of Montréal, together they have mastered the death defying art of the Russian Cradle. From Canada to France, Asia to the Baltic Sea they have captivated audiences with their perilously epic performance. You’ll be on the edge of your seat throughout their jaw-dropping and surreal display of human strength and precision.
MALLAKHAMB INDIA! featuring RAJESH AMRALE WITH RAJESH RAO (pictured)
This phenomenal UK exclusive from Rajesh Amrale and Rajesh Rao, is straight from the streets of Mumbai. Mesmerising yet immensely powerful you’ll be astounded by the amazing and ancient art of Mallakhamb. Rarely performed outside of its homeland of India, this pair of awesome acrobats will blow you away with their extraordinary mix of unparalleled strength, sensational speed and spectacular skill.
This outrageously talented pair first caught La Soirée’s attention over five years ago and they have been nurturing this cultural exchange for all these years. La Soirée is beyond excited to finally see these two incredible talents debut on a West End stage and make their lifelong dream come true.
LEA HINZ on ARIAL HOOP
Watching the captivating Lea Hinz onstage, one would never have guessed that she nearly gave up the world of performing for medical school! Record-breaking, six-time German Rhythmic Gymnastics Champion, Lea’s fusion of enchanting grace and flexibility, combined with dynamic power and impressive strength, gives aerial hoop a unique spin! This dazzling aerial artist, will be sure to leave you feeling sky-high!
LJ MARLES on his unique TENSION STRAPS
With breath-taking balance and pinpoint precision, this home-grown Hackney talent is wowing audiences all over the world with his revolutionary new aerial concept. La Soirée brings you the exceptional Tension Straps! Entrancingly ethereal, LJ Marles is taking aerial straps to new heights; strength and grace coalesce for fearless physical feats which push the edge of aerial artistry.
MICHELE CLARK on HULA HOOP
This daringly dexterous hula-hooper has hypnotised crowds across the globe, from China to the US. Risky rotations, inexplicable illusions and a truly original performance make for her signature style. With unique skill and distinct flair, Michele Clark’s hoop tricks will spin you dizzy!
HAIRHANG by FANCY CHANCE
Fancy Chance has been hair hanging since 2007. Self-taught and a bit nuts for doing so, she’s been dangling by her locks, doing one woman shows, dragging it up as Prince, burlesque-clowning it and causing general mischief for over a decade around the UK and the globe.
HAND TO HAND featuring LEON FAGBEMI and KLODI DABKIEWICZ
Hailing from championship gymnastic backgrounds, this alluring pair unite for what makes the perfect partnership. Smouldering Leon, an ex-acrobatic gymnast, showcases sublime strength, and the fiery former rhythmic gymnast Klodi flaunts mind-bending flexibility. Together they share beautiful grace, outstanding balance, and sumptuous sensuality in their seductive and passionate hand to hand performance.
SYMONÉ on HULA HOOP
This high energy hula-hooper is renowned for her distinctive dancehall rhythms and electrifying voguing. Specialising in multi hoop performance Symoné inspires a legion of hula fans to take their first foray into the world of hoops. With her fierce and sassy attitude, she will have you on your feet and swinging your hips in solidarity. Symoné will join La Soirée from December onwards.
The inimitable Amy G is a legend of the international cabaret scene. A comic powerhouse with a spectacular voice, she’s been likened to Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis in one woman, and no, that’s not meant to be kinky. Amy G’s played in over 40 countries, 7 languages, and on La Soiree’s little red stage for over a decade. Whether she’s belting out high drama, getting down on roller skates, or blowing your mind with her golden kazoo, her intoxicating mix of virtuosic physical, musical and stand-up comedy will leave you astonished, dizzy, and giggling inappropriately.
CABARET DECADENSE featuring ANDRÉ-ANNE LE BLANC AND STEPHEN QUINLAN
Cabaret Decadanse features a cast of amazing characters who deliver breath-taking performances to a haunting soundtrack. These Montreal puppeteers opened the first London season at the Hippodrome in 2008 and are back for our first West End season. It’s a rollicking, sassy, sexy and hilarious puppet feast for adults, in which the puppeteers are as mesmerizing as the puppets themselves. Extraordinarily expressive, these creations are made from stuffed rags and scraps of material and are brought to vivid life through their brilliant choreography.
DAREDEVIL CHICKEN CLUB featuring JONATHAN TAYLOR AND ANNE GOLDMAN
After blowing the roof off the spiegeltent last year at Leicester Square, Daredevil Chicken Club are back. This Vegas couple has charmed crowds in over 36 countries, performing in a legion of languages, sharing love and laughter across the lands with their raucous comedy. Fusing raunchy slapstick and 80’s pop melodrama, this hilariously unforgettable duo will have your sides splitting with their vaudevillian verve, and matrimonial mischief. Marc and Svetlana (AKA Daredevil Chicken) are proof that what happens in Vegas does not stay in Vegas.