Last night we ran away with the circus and escaped into the wonderful and whacky world of La Soirée, a cabaret and circus act variety show that has been touring the globe for eleven years. There were plenty of laughs, shocks, and very nearly a few tears. Find out everything you need to know about the best show on the Southbank below.
We need to befriend Mario, Queen of the Circus and take him everywhere with us. A leather clad, juggling Freddie Mercury impersonator, he had us laughing, singing, dancing, and even crowd surfed.
Captain Frodo was probably the most bizarre of the acts that we saw at the event but that didn’t mean he wasn’t incredible to watch. A contortionist, he manages to bend, squeeze and even dislocate parts of his body in order to fit into an eight inch tennis racket.
One of Australia’s most critically acclaimed comedians, Asher Trelevan is definitely a saucy bugger! With his sexy (his words, not ours) diablo skills and reading of Mills & Boon books, he’ll certainly have you blushing.
Arriving as a double act and performing a stripteasing show of acrobatic, strength and balance skills, The English Gents return later as solo performers. Denis Lock treats us to the most amazing bubble blowing skills we’ve ever witnessed, and who knew bubble blowing could be so emotional? Hamish McCannn closes the show with a sexy pole dancing routine that left us ‘feeling good’.
Bret arrives late in the show to hang from a hoop and show off his incredible circus talents. Bringing neo-cabaret physical skill into this amazing ariel ballet.
We had the most amazing time at La Soirée last night and would definitely recommend it to anybody stuck with nothing to do in London this winter.
La Soirée runs near the Southbank Centre until January 17. For more information and tickets visit the official La Soirée website.