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‘A rollicking good night out’: LA SOIREE – West End

In Cabaret, Circus, London theatre, Opinion, Reviews by Katharine KavanaghLeave a Comment

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about the sensuous experience of watching a circus show, and how reviews – coming generally from a theatrical tradition – usually privilege the conceptual meaning of a production over the sensational meanings written through our physiological responses. This is an attempt not to do that!

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What were our Top 10 news stories in November 2017?

In Features, London theatre, Musicals, Native, News, Plays, Regional theatre, Reviews, Sticky by Press ReleasesLeave a Comment

As it’s the first of the month, we’re taking a brief moment to remind ourselves of the biggest news stories from the month just closed. What were the headlines that got readers clicking most? Any surprises? Our Top 10 News stories from November 2017 are listed below with summaries and links to read more.

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NEWS: La Soiree returns to London with Spiegeltent in Leicester Square

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Featuring world-class performers from across the globe, get ready to be enticed once more by the truly unique and irresistible world of La Soirée, in a Spiegeltent in Leicester Square. The jaw-dropping, Olivier Award-winning cabaret sensation returns to London for its seventh season in the capital this Christmas, from 11 November 2016 until 8 January 2017.

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LA SOIREE – South Bank

In London theatre, Musicals, Opinion, Plays, Reviews by Libby PurvesLeave a Comment

It’s back for Christmas: pure entertainment, faux-decadent but full of heart, skilful and cheerful and elegant and daft. In the great glittering tent by the Thames battering circus music softens us up to be astonished by miracles of grace and balance, to catch our breath at impossibilities and giggle at benign naughtinesses. Over eleven years the “new variety”, boldly burlesque grown-up circus has refined and perfected its formats, and collected artistes from across the world: aerialists and exhibitionists, jugglers and jokers, Weimar wannabes crooning darkly in preposterous feathers, acrobats in bondage gear. On any given night a selection of them hurtle and fly and preen and beguile and clown. I fall for it every time, one of the best , racketiest of nights out with never a minute wasted.

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NEWS: Artists announced for La Soiree’s Christmas season at Southbank

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Featuring world-class performers from across the globe, leave all your troubles at the door and be transported once again to the seductive world of La Soirée… The crowned winner of this year’s prestigious Olivier Award for Best Entertainment and fresh from a magnificent world tour, the awe-inspiring cabaret sensation is thrilled to return home to London for a sixth season …