LA SOIREE to play this Christmas in Leicester Square’s new Spiegeltent

The English Gents. Credit Prudence UptonThe Olivier Award winning show La Soiree is returning to London for its seventh year over this christmas period from 11 November 2016-8 January 2017.

“A little over ten years ago La Soiree, then known as La Clique, landed in London at the Hippodrome in Leicester Square. After a wonderful year we moved on and ever since the show has roamed London, setting up camp in a variety of places. Finally, however, we decided it was time to come home. So we are pitching a tent (literally) on the doorstep of our former base in the middle of Leicester Square and bringing our variety of twisted, saucy entertainment back to the centre of town! We can’t wait. See you at Christmas.” Brett Haylock

The show will feature world-class performers from across the globe in a brand new Spiegeltent which will be built in Leicester Square. Acts include Ursula Martinez, The English Gents, and Hamish McCann’s pole act, last year’s show-stopper Denis Lock’s bubble act, plus a host of fresh and thrilling new talent. Further acts will be revealed in due course.

Having drawn gasps and giggles for twenty years with her signature disappearing hanky trick, burlesque queen and homegrown London talent Ursula Martinez will be hanging up her infamous red hanky for good next January. One of the founding members of the La Soirée company, Ursula Martinez is widely considered one of the early pioneers of the international cabaret scene. This season of La Soirée will be the last chance for audiences to see the act that has become Ursula’s calling card.

The extraordinary theatrical phenomenon that is La Soirée has now seen over 75 artists take their place on the iconic red stage in over 25 cities, across five continents, with over 150 acts between them. Audiences and critics alike have been wowed by La Soirée’s ever-expanding, fabulously dysfunctional family since the company first played together in Edinburgh back in 2004. Over 5.5 million people have now seen La Soirée perform across the globe.

Special plans for New Year’s Eve will be announced in due course.

La Soiree plays this Christmas in Leicester Square from Friday 11 November 2016 to Sunday 8 January 2017. Get tickets here

Photo: Prudence Upton