Audiences have just over three weeks left to catch the truly unique and irresistible La Soirée and its brand new family-friendly show, La Petite Soirée in its newest home at the Aldwych Theatre. The shows must end on 3 February 2018.
This latest incarnation of La Soirée’s infamous dysfunctional family is the most daring line-up to date and features multiple new jaw-dropping acts from across the globe. Putting the Aldwych Theatre in a spin, La Soirée has transformed 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 for the first time, La Soirée is also 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 plays at 3pm on Saturdays.
La Soirée and La Petite Soirée are presented by Brett Haylock, Mark Rubinstein and Mick Perrin.
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THE FULL LINEUP
DAZZLING AND DANGEROUS DEBUTS INCLUDE:
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
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.
CRAIG REID, THE INCREDIBLE HULA BOY
Craig Reid aka ‘The Incredible Hula boy’ is the award-winning variety hula-hoop act and the undeniable king of the rings! With a circus degree in hula-hooping and a background in gymnastics and dance, this cheeky chappy has hula-ed his way around the globe, breaking world records in his trail!
BEAU SARGENT and his Aerial Net
Originally classically trained at the prestigious Australian Ballet Company, the lithe and limber Beau Sargent hung up his tights in favour of taking to the air. Mesmerizingly magical, Beau brings the beauty of ballet to La Soirée, fusing grace and daring skill to achieve a truly unique aerial aesthetic.
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.
RETURNING FAVOURITES FROM THE DYSFUNCTIONAL FAMILY:
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.
It’s impossible not to hold your breath and stare as the stunning Katharine Arnold graces the stage and soars into the air. There’s not much this aerialist extraordinaire hasn’t done in her career thus far – choreographer, DJ, creative director, aerial consultant, Madonna’s body double, movie stunt performer – as well as working with names as varied as Tim Burton (for the Disney remake of Dumbo), Take That and Danny Boyle for the London 2012 Olympic Games. She’s seduced audiences with her aerial partner, Hugo Desmarais, in an electrifying and sultry duo piece, and La Soirée is thrilled to welcome Katharine back to our red, round stage.
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.
Brett Haylock, Mark Rubinstein and Mick Perrin present
Until 3 February 2018
49 Aldwych, London WC2B 4DF
Box office: 0845 200 7981
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La Soirée Performance Schedule
Monday – Friday at 8pm
Saturday at 6pm & 9pm
Tickets from £19.50
Running Time is approximately 2 hours including interval
La Soirée may contain nudity and is recommended for ages 17+
La Petite Soirée Performance Schedule
Saturday - 3pm
Tickets from £15
Running Time is approximately 1 hour with no interval
La Petite Soirée family friendly performances are suitable for all ages