La Soiree ar­rives in Perth at last

Western Suburbs Weekly - - Stage - Tanya MacNaughton

LASoiree has been tour­ing the world from New York to London for 10 years and will fi­nally per­form a Perth sea­son as one of the must-see shows at Fringe World 2015.

Mel­bourne cre­ative pro­ducer and host Brett Hay­lock said com­mit­ments to per­form at Syd­ney Opera House the past three sum­mers had pre­vented the cast from head­ing to WA for the grow­ing event, and it was about time they played here.

“It’s an ob­vi­ous fit as Fringe has pre­sented a num­ber of shows from our genre and, with­out boast­ing, La Soiree pi­o­neered and came be­fore a lot of them,” Hay­lock said. “We were a lit­tle show that was cre­ated as a mid­night al­ter­na­tive cabaret 10 years ago for Ed­in­burgh and then it just ig­nited.”

Bring­ing their own Spiegeltent to Fringe World’s Plea­sure Gar­den, La Soiree’s troupe fea­tures cabaret, new bur­lesque, cir­cus and con­tem­po­rary vaudeville acts with a pinch of the ex­otic and erotic, from Bath Boy’s aerial gym­nas­tics to strong­men The English Gents and rub­ber man Cap­tain Frodo.

“In a world of man­u­fac­tured tal­ent with re­al­ity tele­vi­sion, we present an evening of en­ter­tain­ment with ex­tra­or­di­nary artists at their peak, do­ing ex­tra­or­di­nary skills on a 2.5m round stage,” Hay­lock said.

“We took an age-old for­mat of va­ri­ety and sped and sexed it up a bit. Th­ese are unique

THE ES­SEN­TIALS per­for­mances and can not be repli­cated by any­one else.”

Fringe World 2015 runs from Jan­uary 23 to Fe­bru­ary 22.

La Soiree’s Bath Boy in ac­tion.

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