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La Soiree: Simply stunning

| Theatre | 17/11/2015

La Soiree
La Soiree

The return of travelling cabaret show La Soiree is certainly a delightful Christmas treat.  This was my first visit to the La Soiree tent based at London’s Southbank and the verdict?  Absolutely breathtaking.

From the start to the very end you’re on the edge of your seat as the intensity of the performers sends shivers down your spine.  La Soiree is a sensationally sexy cabaret show that will leave you spellbound.  Whether you’re standing, sitting, enjoying a pint or glass of wine, or even sitting at the stages edge La Soiree does not disappoint.

It’s often quite difficult for cabaret shows to ensure that the tempo and excitement is maintained at a constant level.  La Soiree doesn’t just achieve this affect, but as the show progresses the acts seem to raise their game and bring everything to the stage.

This is as relaxed you will ever find a cabaret show; the atmosphere is friendly, the venue is stunning; the intimacy of the wooden Spiegeltent ignites both the audience and the spirit of the performers.  Of course the audience’s spirit and mood is further ignited by the fact you can get up and go to the bar and order a drink during the performance – in fact you’re encouraged to do so!

La Soiree has such a large cohort of performers that each night the line-up may be altered – but whoever performs on your night it’s guaranteed to be sensational.  There were many stand out performances from the press night.  Everyone has a favourite and mine was Denis Lock who took the audience back to the science classroom as he performed a breathtaking and astonishing act with bubbles and smoke.  This was the single performance during the night which had the whole Spiegeltent on its feet and applauding.

The English Gents. La Soiree.

The English Gents, La Soiree.

There were other noteworthy performances from the likes of: contortion expert Captain Frodo, who managed to wriggle and dislocate his body through two very small tennis rackets; and The English Gents, a muscle-bound pair who performed a series of gymnastics dressed in pinstripe suits and bowler hats while reading – of course – the Financial Times.

Maybe the best part of the press night was the moment Mooky – searching for a volunteer to help in her routine – came across to me and referred to me as a schoolboy, questioning how I made it in to the Spiegeltent.  It was all in good humour.

Yammel Rodriguez. La Soiree.

Yammer Rodriguez, La Soiree.

Another great addition was erotic comedian Asher Treleaven performing ‘Sexy Diabolo for Ladies.’  Asher’s charismatic personality shone through in his performance.  On his introduction he simply said, ‘This is the diabolo’ presenting the juggler’s circus prop with erotic relish, before saying ‘and this is the sexy’ -proving he was more than a simple diabolo player.

There was a performance that left the audience on the edge of their seats from Yammel Rodriguez whose stunning single strap routine was astounding – made even more impressive by the fact she smoked a cigarette throughout it.

La Soiree is simply stunning.  Every performer is spell bounding and the show is just oozing sexual tension.  The performers in La Soiree deserve a lot of credit and praise for the performances they put on night after night.  The performers are faultless.

Written by Sandip Kana | @sandipkana

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