The incredible new acts joining La Soirée this year

London’s favourite naughty cabaret circus has made a triumphant return this festive season, but this time, they’ve gone posh! You can now find them delivering their classic debauchery and mayhem at the Aldwych Theatre.

La Soirée’s 8th season of sauciness promises to be more potent than ever, and here we’re giving you the complete low-down on everything you can expect from the theatrical phenomenon this year.

WHAT IS LA SOIRÉE?

La Soirée is a night of live performance like no other; the mix of new burlesque, circus sideshow, comedy, and contemporary variety will stagger and astound, and leave you begging for more.

With stunning displays from some of the best cabaret artists from around the world, combined with jaw-dropping, daring comedy acts, it’s perfect for Christmas parties or a fun and unforgettable night out with friends.

WHAT IS LA PETITE SOIRÉE?

La Soirée has become well-known and loved for its priceless cheekiness, so this year sees the addition of the brand new afternoon offspring La Petite Soirée – a show with all of the spirit of La Soirée, just with a little less sauce!

La Petite Soirée is an hour-long version suitable for children aged 8+, so the whole family can enjoy!

POSH NEW VENUE, SAME OLD SHOW

This year marks a first for La Soirée: they have been let loose in a proper West End theatre! With the Aldwych boasting some real height, they have introduced some new aerial acts that have not yet been possible.

 Brett Haylock, Creative Producer of La Soirée:
“This glamorous old dame of a theatre has allowed us to present work above and beyond our beloved spiegeltent’s Big Top so prepare to meet a whole host of new gravity defying artists that will leave you in a spin!”

THE STAGE

They have brought with them their usual round stage, and audience members will have the opportunity to sit in the ‘posh’ seats on the theatre’s traditional stage to be up close and personal with the action! round stage

 THE SEATS

You can bag grand circle seats for just £23, dress circle seats for £50.10, stalls seats for £56, ringside seats for £67.90, and posh seats for £93.80.
Seating is unreserved within each band, so it’s best to arrive in plenty of time to get your pick of the seats! Doors will open half an hour before the show starts.

NOTE: There’s a strong possibility that audience members in ringside seats will get slightly more than they bargained for…

MEET THE CAST OF THE 2017/2018 SEASON 

RETURNING FAVOURITES

AMY G

AMY G

The unparalleled Amy G is a legend of the international cabaret scene. A comic powerhouse with a truly spectacular voice, she’s played in over 40 countries, 7 languages, and on La Soiree’s round, red stage for over a decade.

Whether she’s rolling around on skates, belting out a huge number, or blowing your mind with her golden kazoo, her intoxicating mix of physical, musical and stand-up comedy will leave you astounded, dizzy, and giggling inappropriately.

 

 

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CABARET DECADENSE

Montreal puppeteers Cabaret Decadense opened La Soirée’s first London season at the Hippodrome in 2008 and return for the first West End season.

A cast of amazing characters, made from stuffed rags and scraps of materials, are showcased with breath-taking choreographed performances alongside a haunting soundtrack.

It’s a jaunty, sassy, sexy and hilarious puppet feast for adults, in which you’ll find the puppeteers to be as mesmerising as the puppets themselves.

 

 

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After raising the roof at the spiegeltent last year at Leicester Square, Daredevil Chicken Club are back!

Fusing vulgar slapstick and 80s pop melodrama, this hilariously unforgettable duo will have your sides splitting with their vaudevillian verve, and matrimonial mischief.

Having shared love and laughter in over 36 countries, this Vegas couple are living proof that what happens in Vegas should not stay in Vegas.

 

 

AND THE 2017/18 SEASON DEBUTS

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HAIRHANG BY FANCY CHANCE

Fancy Chance has been hanging by her hair since 2007.  Self-taught and a slightly mad 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 across the globe.

 

 

 

Maxime Blanckaert & Nathan Briscoe


THE CHILLY BROTHERS CRADLE ACT featuring NATHAN BRISCOE AND MAXIME BLANCKAERT

Maxime & Nathan, AKA The Chilly Brothers, share the passion that art should constantly renew itself and defy the limits of reality.

From Canada to France, Asia to the Baltic Sea, they have captivated audiences with their death-defying Russian Cradle.

You’ll be on the edge of your seat throughout their jaw-dropping and surreal display of human strength and precision.

 

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LEA HINZ on AERIAL HOOP

A dazzling aerial artist and six-time German Rhythmic Gymnastics Champion, Lea Hinz delivers a captivating fusion of grace and flexibility with unbelievable strength.

After watching her in her element on stage, it’s difficult to believe that she very nearly gave up the world of performing for medical school!

 

 

 

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LJ MARLES on
his unique TENSION STRAPS

LJ Marles takes aerial straps to new heights in this year’s edition of La Soirée. With breath-taking precision, this home-grown Hackney talent wows audiences world-wide with his revolutionary new aerial concept.

 

 

 

 

 

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SYMONÉ on
HULA HOOP

Highly energetic hula-hooper Symoné specialises in a unique multi-hoop performance, inspiring a myriad of hula fans to take the plunge into the world of hoops. With her distinctive dance hall rhythms and electrifying voguing, alongside her fierce attitude, you’ll be up on your feet, swaying your hips in harmony.

 

 

 

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THE MALLAKHAMB INDIA!  featuring RAJESH AMRALE WITH RAJESH RAO

Straight from the streets of Mumbai comes the amazing ancient art of Mallakhamb from Rajesh Amrale and Rajesh Rao.

Rarely performed outside of its homeland India, this pair of awesome acrobats will blow your minds with their incredible mix of exceptional strength, sensational speed and spectacular skill.

 

 

 

HAND TO HAND featuring LEON FAGBEMI and KLODI DABKIEWICZ

Boasting champion gymnastic backgrounds, this captivating pair make the perfect partnership. Smouldering Leon, an ex-acro gymnast, showcases superb strength, and the fiery former rhythmic gymnast Klodi flaunts effortless flexibility.

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MICHELE CLARK on HULA HOOP

From China to the US, this daringly dexterous hula-hooper has hypnotised crowds across the globe. Incomprehensible illusions and risky rotations make for Michele’s signature style. The combination of skill, flair, and unbelievable precision delivers a truly original and unforgettable performance. One thing’s for sure — Michele Clark’s hoop tricks will spin you dizzy!

Playing at the Aldwych Theatre until 3 February. Book tickets for La Soirée & La Petite Soirée now.

Cirque du Soleil’s OVO is coming to London! Here is all you need to know: Dates, tickets and what it’s about

What Is Cirque du Soleil: OVO about?

After the record-breaking success of Amaluna earlier this year, Cirque du Soleil returns to London’s Royal Albert Hall in January 2018 with its never seen before in the UK show, OVO.

OVO (meaning ‘egg’ in Portuguese), is a celebration of nature and co-existence, where insects work, eat, play, fight and search for love in a non-stop riot of energy and movement.

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After a mysterious egg appears in their midst, the insects become intensely curious as they work to uncover what this iconic object represents. When a quirky insect arrives in the bustling community, a fabulous ladybird catches his eye and it is love at first sight.
Since premiering in Montreal in 2009, OVO has thrilled more than 5 million people worldwide, and is sure to have the same effect in London in 2018.

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Who’s Performing In Cirque du Soleil: OVO?

50 performing artists from 17 countries, each specialising in various acrobatic acts, make up the cast of OVO. Amongst the artists is Alanna Baker, a gymnast from Greater London, who plays the Black Spider and has travelled to countries as far-reaching as Australia and Japan with the show. Having trained since the early age of five, she was crowned Gymnastics European Champion in 2011, and won Bronze in the World Championships in 2012.

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When Is Cirque du Soleil: OVO Playing in London?

Having toured North America and set to make its European debut in Zurich in October 2017, Cirque du Soleil will be performing OVO at London’s Royal Albert Hall for a five-week run from Sunday 7 January 2018 until Sunday 11th February 2018.

And so the UK’s longstanding relationship with Cirque du Soleil continues; this is the eighth time the group has debuted a show at the Royal Albert Hall since it was founded 22 years ago.

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Where Can I Buy Tickets for Cirque du Soleil: OVO?

Tickets are now available at www.fromtheboxoffice.com/OVO from £44.

View the trailer:

Briefs (London Wonderground) – Theatre Review

4starJaw dropping high octane male burlesque Age guidance: Suitable for adults only After a dazzling sell-out run in 2014, the all-male burlesque phenomenon Briefs returns this summer for a fourth time to London Wonderground. Hosted by Shivannah (Fez Faanana), a feisty antipodean drag queen, the fun starts even before you walk in to the fabulously big topped Spiegeltent currently sandwiched between the Royal Festival Hall and London Eye. There can’t be too many places you can sup a pre-show glass of Prosecco sitting in a fairground waltzer eyeballing a nearly naked male burleque dancer, can there? This is one theatrical soiree you really do want to arrive at early – when they call you, get in line fast to get the very best of the unreserved seating.

“Get there early for the very best of the unreserved seating”.

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