Introducing La Soiree
The La Soiree is a multi-variety show that was inaugurated back in 2010. Making its debut appearance in London, held at the South Bank Big Top, the show brought forth artists such as Ursula Martinez, Miss Behave, Captain Frodo, Camille O’Sullivan, David O’Mer, Jess Love, Mooky Cornish, Bret Pfisher and Le Gateau Chocolat. Due to the massive appreciation of the show, La Soiree’s London tour was extended and regular showcases were held from October till 30th January, 2011. La Soiree emerged out of the Australian variety show, La Clique. Numerous performers from La Clique along with Brett Haylock, who was the creative producer at La Clique gathered to work on a unique show that would be called La Soiree. Initially the production showcased a small, red stage with audiences sitting around the stage. These showcases presented a rotating cast that consisted of twenty five artists that presented varying shows each night. Performing at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe the performers toured throughout New York, London, Dublin, Sydney, Paris and Stockholm. After ending their tenure with La Clique in 2010, the artists started appearing in La Soiree.
Tours & Productions over the Years
Over the years, La Soiree has made its way to various cities of America, Chicago, Montreal and Canada. In 2012, the variety show toured across Germany, Denmark, London, Sweden and Australia. The Australian tour was extended till 2013 and the production was held in cities namely Sydney, Adelaide, Melbourne, Darwin and Brisbane. In 2013, La Soiree announced it would be seen making its way to the Union Square Theatre located in New York City. Venues where La Soiree has shined include Idunteatern, Grona Lund, Sydney Opera House, the Lighthouse, Garden of Unearthly Delights, The Spiegeltent, L’Olympia, the Roundhouse, the Riverfront Theatre, Sydney Opera House, Fliegende Bauten Hamburg and the Courier Mall Spiegeltent, to name a few.
Critical Reception and Reviews
The La Soiree show has been impressing critic organizations for years now. Entertainment Weekly describes La Soiree as being “mesmerizing, burlesque and vaudeville”. Flavorpill states that “the show is definitely not made for kids, but will entertain adults of all ages”. While Time Out New York called it “Sexy Razzle-Dazzle”, the UK Express and Time Out London gave it a rating of five stars. In a stage review written by critic Marc Snetiker from Entertainment Weekly, the critic provided the show with a score of A minus, stating that it provides something much more than traditional acrobatics and comedy. The unconventional show breaks away from your traditional circus performances and presents tricks that push normal boundaries.
Currently characters that are known to perform in La Soiree include Captain Frodo, Carl-Einar Hackner, La Gateau Chocolat, Katherine and Hugo, Marawa, Nate Cooper, Omar Cortes, the Skating Willers, up & over it, the Wau Wau Sisters and Paul Capsis, including others. Together they present an excitingly entertaining presentation that is impossible to resist.