Le Gateau Chocolat

The set is elaborately decked out to look like a diva’s dressing room. It contains a rail filled with elaborate costumes and sequins and a small dressing table. Into this Le Gateau Chocolat enters with a voice that’s like melted butter mixed with brandy - rich and deep. The impact is immediate. He presents a set list filled with classic and more unusual numbers, a range that includes Radiohead and Barbara Streisand. This is everything you could ask from a cabaret show. Gorgeous singing, a varied set list and personal anecdotes between songs that are honest, authentic and make the audience feel close to the performance.As he enters the stage in a lycra body suit that resembles something out of Dr. Seuss, Le Gateau Chocolat presents the questions he hopes to answer in his show. The audience is instantly in the palm of his hand and the atmosphere is infectious. The show is sincere in its sentiment but still filled with comedic undertones that all enjoy. The honesty with which each number is performed is juxtaposed with the vibrant set and numerous glittering costume changes.The show is filled with little pearls of wisdom, such as ‘sing like you are in the shower and dance like no one is watching’ - the latter of which the audience is encouraged to adhere to straight away. As every person gets up and dances, to varying degrees of ability, we indulge in audience participation that goes beyond and above the average, leaving everyone wishing they were on stage.With sequins galore and a seemingly never-ending supply of lycra the show is filled with all the glitz one might expect from a cabaret show. However it is more than that and it is not just due to the obvious talent of the performer. What makes it spectacular is its honesty and intimacy, it is a show that envelops and indulges you, I wished it hadn’t ended.

Reviews by Nicole Adam

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The Blurb

A charmingly cheeky solo debut from the showstopper of La Clique. This outrageous operatic diva, with a penchant for lycra, delivers a delectable confection of mesmerising songs, in his exquisite baritone voice. ‘Global domination awaits!’ (Time Out London).

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