THE LEGENDARY, AWARD-WINNING, INTERNATIONAL VARIETY SENSATION

LA SOIRÉELa Soiree


RETURNS TO PERTH FOR ITS THIRD SEASON!!!

FRIDAY 13 JANUARY TO SUNDAY 26 FEBRUARY 2017

The EDITH SPIEGELTENT, Cathedral Square, Cnr Hay and Barrack St and St Georges Tce, Perth

Presented by LA SOIRÉE Australia

Direct from London’s West End, the award-winning smash hit sensation from FRINGE WORLD 2015 & 2016 is back with a brand new show, in a brand new Spiegeltent, in a brand new location, one week ahead of the official FRINGE WORLD Festival in a welcomed THIRD Perth season.

LA SOIRÉE takes centre stage in the glorious Edith Spiegeltent in FRINGE WORLD’s latest hub in the historic heart of Perth at the fabulous Cathedral Square precinct, featuring a cocktail of jaw-dropping acrobats, mind-bending contortionists and thrilling chanteuses, in our hottest line-up yet!

La Soiree 3We’re thrilled to announce a tantalising roll call of brand new acts and old favourites for our third FRINGE WORLD Festival season in Perth, from 13 January to 26 February 2017. Meet the newest members of our family, with a few additional surprises including the sensational New Orleans songstress ACANTHA LANG, a breath of fresh blue air SCOTTY THE BLUE BUNNY, hula-hooping marvel SATYA BELLA, sultry aerial artist KATHARINE ARNOLD, high-speed skating flash duo LEO AND URSULA making their Australian debut, raucous comedy couple DAREDEVIL CHICKEN, the stunning VALERIE MURZAK with her dazzling contortion and hand balance mirror ball act, and the breathtaking BRET PFISTER, who blends breathtaking physical skill into his exquisite punked-up aerial ballet.La Soiree 2

We welcome back to the family much-loved favourites including the Incredible Rubber Man, CAPTAIN FRODO, and HAMISH McCANN and his sexy pole act. And finally, you’ve seen the inimitable Ursula Martinez in all her glory. Now wait ’til you meet her little sister, LILY MARTINEZ

“We’ve been blown away by the overwhelming support of FRINGE WORLD Festival and the rousing response of Perth audiences over the last two years, “ says Creative Producer Brett Haylock. “Our madcap family of performers love Perth and simply can’t wait to get back.”

Come one, come all and come often to the delicious, deviant and delirious LA SOIRÉE.

Pure adrenalin-fuelled entertainment at its best” – Time Out, London

“Magnificent and breathtaking” – PERTH NOW (THE SUNDAY TIMES) – (2016)

“A show of jaw-dropping brilliance…awe-inspiring and breathtaking. La Soirée reminds us that there is so much beauty in the world.” – PERTH THEATRE REVIEWS (2016)

PERFORMANCE DATES: Friday 13 JANUARY to Sunday 26 FEBRUARY 2016

VENUE: THE EDITH SPIEGELTENT Cathedral Square, Cnr Hay and Barrack St and St Georges Tce, Perth

SESSION TIMES: Opens Fri 13 Jan @ 7pm & 9.30pm

Tues – Thurs @ 8pm; FRI & SAT – 7pm & 9.30pm; SUN @ 7pm

(No show 26 Jan)

TICKETS: from $35 (standing) (18+ Venue) +BF

DURATION: TWO HOURS (includes 20 minute interval)

BOOKINGS: FRINGEWORLD.COM.AU

 Winner 2015 Perth FRINGE WORLD Festival Best Cabaret Act

 Winner 2015 Laurence Olivier Award Best Entertainment and Family Award

 Winner 2014 New York Off Broadway Alliance Awards, Best Unique Theatrical Experience

 Winner 2012 Adelaide Fringe Festival, BankSA Best Cabaret

 Winner 2012 Adelaide Fringe Festival, BankSA Pick of the Fringe

 Winner 2012 London Cabaret Awards, Best One-off Production

 Winner 2009 Laurence Olivier Award, Best Entertainment (as La Clique)

For further information: http://www.la-soiree.com/

For a sneak peak please visit: https://www.youtube.com/user/LaSoireeLive

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REVIEW

La Soirée is an award-winning cabaret/variety show presented by Brett Haylock, Mark Rubinstein and Mick Perrin that debuted in London in October 2010 to rave reviews.[1] The show features a number of artists who previously appeared in La Clique, a variety show co-created by Brett Haylock.[2] Haylock was also the Creative Producer of La Clique.[3] La Soirée is traditionally presented with a small, circular red stage as its centerpiece, with the audience sitting in rows surrounding the stage. The show features a rotating cast of approximately 25 artists, with the acts varying from night to night.

From the moment you walk in to the theatre, you know you’ve walked in to somewhere magical. This is a BEAUTIFUL theatre and production. I cannot tell you how much attention to detail they put in with every scene. My eyes and ears were blown away by the entire experience. With every jump and flip, I was on the edge of my seat.

What a show and a joy to behold. The only way to aptly describe it is in the words of the entertainment weekly “ a mesmerising hybrid of sideshows, vaudeville and burlesque”. The show was so much fun, I could not help laughing, clapping and vowing every single act. The show can be described as hilarious in parts and absolutely amazing in others. Each of the acts were totally engaging,

We were extremely lucky to have a trapeze artiste from Australia who was extremely graceful and artistic. The skaters –Leo and Ursula were frighteningly good. Their entire  performances kept us on the edge of our seats. They are fifth generation circus performers from the great circus families of Europe.  The New Orleans songstress Acantha Lang  had the voice of an angel and the songs that she sang were very popular numbers that had the audience tapping their toes and moving in their seats. Tricky Ursula Martinez brilliantly managed to produce a little red hanky from every orifice of her body. Skilfully done and very amusing. The rubber man who can contort his body to squeeze through 2 racquets was also amazingly impressive.

I have just mentioned a few of the amazing acts. You have to go through the entire experience yourself. No amount of words can ever describe the sensational  experience that la Soiree is. If you decide to go to only one show at the fringe- make it this one. You will never regret it. – in fact you will come out walking on clouds.

Malti Elliott