This saucy and sassy new show from the creators of La Soiree is highly entertaining and energetic – but could perhaps use a bit more variety in terms of the acts.
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An international cabaret phenomenon, La Soirée has been seen for the last few years in places like the Spiegeltent at London Wonderground, but it makes the leap across the river to the West End and nails the landing.
Always expect the unexpected when it comes to watching La Soiree is one piece of advice that is good to pass on to potential audience members for this well loved cabaret show.
Whilst it’s still entertaining, the Aldwych is not the perfect venue to showcase La Soiree. Being too close to the front or too far back means you miss a lot of the action.
La Soirée is a scrumptious smörgåsbord of entertainment, an ever-changing line-up of acrobats and daredevils and comedians and burlesque acts and so on and so forth, who ask you to put your scepticism and reserve to one side for the evening, and just have a real good time.
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!
ould Brett Haylock’s fringe-born, “dysfunctional family” of new-variety acrobatics and cabaret be somehow selling out by coming into the stately Aldwych Theatre? Has it gone all premium-price black tie on us? Nope. None of that.
An evening with La Soirée offers a heady mix of cabaret, vaudeville, circus, nightclub, dance, acrobatics and highly original comedy.
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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.
Award-winning cabaret hit La Soiree gets its West End premiere with a Christmas season at the Aldwych Theatre.
I have followed the modern-circus-burlesque-new-Variety casts of La Soiree – in one form, notably in Edinburgh, La Clique – over eight London years. It actually gets better: in recent years achieving ever more slickness.
La Soirée has confirmed a programme of new acts and old favourites for its festive run at Christmas in Leicester Square, running from 11 November to 8 January 2017.
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.
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.
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 …