The Roundhouse announced today that Club Swizzle, a brand new show from the multi-award winning creators of La Soirée, will take over the iconic venue this summer for its UK and European premiere. The production will encompass all new outrageous cabaret, air-defying acrobatics and infectious musical revelry, backed by a live band. Taking place around, across and above a central, functioning bar, the show had its world premiere at Sydney Opera House and has since played to sell-out audiences across Australia. Club Swizzle will run from Tuesday 31 July – Sunday 26 August, with an Opening Night on Friday 3 August.
Loose, glorious and irresistibly fun, Club Swizzle is a night of sassy entertainment where the mayhem gets kicked up a notch, and the charismatic, impeccable all-star cast dazzle you with ample flair — and they do it around and over the Club Swizzle cocktail bar. A bar where crazy good times abound, and the most debaucherous souls in show business come together to create a show you’ll never forget.
Creative Producer Brett Haylock said: “London is our spiritual home and we are so excited to present La Soirée’s younger sibling here for its European premiere. Since this show was conceived, we have been waiting for the right opportunity to introduce this new creation to London, the home of some of La Soirée’s biggest fans and wildest audiences. For this to happen at the Roundhouse is a dream come true for me and the company and the opportunity to showcase the performers in this iconic space provides the perfect mix of party atmosphere and all the height and depth to make Club Swizzle, sizzle!”
Marcus Davey, Chief Executive and Artistic Director of the Roundhouse, said: ‘Summer is the perfect time for us to have Brett and his troupe back to the Roundhouse with their brand new show, following its huge sell-out success across Australia. Our iconic building calls out for a show like this, and I can’t wait to see it transformed into London’s biggest Spiegeltent for the first time since La Soirée were here in 2012.’
Hanging onto the reins of chaos will be special guest host, cabaret wunderkind and Café de Paris regular Reuben Kaye (Winner Best Cabaret Show, Adelaide Fringe 2017). Kaye is a rising star of the international cabaret scene developing a reputation for his stunning voice and wicked wit. Shaking things up behind and on top of the bar will be The Swizzle Boys, acrobatic and charismatic in equal measure. The live soundtrack for the night will be provided by the hottest live band in town, with a repertoire as big as its bar tab. The full line-up of acts is still to be announced.
Audiences will be able to arrive early for the show and enjoy cocktails at the bar with the cheeky Club Swizzle troupe. When the band starts, the bar transforms into centre stage, and it’s show time!
Leave your coat and your hang-ups at the door and come and join the Club!
Chalk Farm Rd, Camden Town, London NW1 8EH
First performance: Tuesday 31 July 2018
Final performance: Sunday 26 August 2018
Opening Night: Friday 3 August, 8pm 2018
Tuesday - Thursday: 8pm
Friday and Saturday: 7pm and 9.30pm (except 3 August, 8pm only)
Sunday: 5 August - 6pm & 8.30pm; 12 & 19 August 7pm; 26 August 6pm
Box office: 0300 6789 222
Prices from £10 (+ booking fee)