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THEATRE REVIEW: La Soirée at Aldwych Theatre

Audience participation isn’t everyone’s cup of tea, but if you can push through your comfort zone and embrace your true sense of fun, you are guaranteed a riotous night out at La Soirée – a theatrical firecracker, which is sadly coming to the end of its run at London’s Aldwych theatre.

If you’ve seen exuberant glitter-bomb show Briefs (which took over the Underbelly Festival on London’s Southbank last summer) you might know the sort of entertainment to expect here.

And it is very entertaining! Much like Briefs (which also comes from the fringes), La Soirée boasts a heady cocktail of cabaret, new burlesque, circus sideshow and contemporary variety. It’s a woozy concoction of boisterous banter, exhaustive circus acts (which will often leave you open-mouthed), and deliciously rowdy comedy that will keep you in its grasp until the very end of the show.

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This new show was initially intended as a Christmas pick-me-up but it’s still a timely tonic for those wanting an antidote for the winter blues.

To reveal the finer details of how involved you might be in the show would be a massive spoiler because part of its fun is the unexpected! Let’s just say you probably won’t eat a banana in the same way again, that’s if you decide to eat a banana again.

La Soirée runs at Aldwych Theatre until 3 Feb | More about: La Soirée

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Phil Marriott

The author Phil Marriott

As well as holding the Head of Music position, Phil currently presents the Sunday mid-morning show on Gaydio - the world’s biggest LGBT dance radio station. As a DJ, he has supported Tiesto and played for clubbing brands Fierce Angel and SupermartXe. He is one half of a remix duo with DJ Rich B and also produces the PMKEpodcast with singer Katherine Ellis, the LDN Vegans YouTube channel with Polly Harvey, and produces and presents Boys On Film with Raj Rudolph from EQ Music Blog.

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