Breathtaking, lip-smacking, jaw-dropping…
An ever-changing line-up of some of the best acts in the world, a heady cocktail of decadent circus and subversive London performance-art clubs, with a touch of burlesque and cabaret and a vibrant coat of rock music…
There’s no words really, to describe La Clique’s show. Impossible to define and impossible to resist, La Clique has returned to London for the festive season and will perform until the 17th January at The Roundhouse.
The New York burlesque scene is represented through the Wau Wau Sisters, performing what the Toronto Comedy Festival has described as “Filthy Flying Fun”, while the exquisite Marawa, part Josephine Baker and part Betty Boop, with her leopard print unitard and large pink flower in her hair, mesmerises the audience with a spectacularly sexy Hula Hoop act.
Saying that Ursula Martinez, writer and actress as well as cabaret performer, treads where few performers dare to go, is definitely not a cliched expression to sustain the conversation – and her cult striptease act, with its mischievous disappearing hanky, is a genuinely jaw-dropping sensation.
Other highlights include The Skating Willers, who spin at breakneck speed on the tiny circular stage in a highly dangerous roller-skating act that leaves the spectator with the feeling they’ve never seen something like that in their whole life. It’s also the London debut of mesmerising Sam Alvarez and his incredibly fascinating flying acrobatics performance in chains…
On the comedy side, let’s not forget Mario Queen of the Circus, a leather-bursting reincarnation of Freddie Mercury (well, kinda), the Ikea-country fellow Carl-Einar Hackner and of course Le Gateau Chocolat, an opera-singing diva with an obvious penchant for lycra and tulle.
If you miss the delightful taste of decadence on your tongue, if it’s been too long since the last time you took a walk on the wild side, don’t wait one minute more… Book your tickets now! And by the way, it’s strictly age 18+ only.
La Clique London at The Roundhouse, Chalk Farm Road, London NW1 8EH – 20th November 2009/17th January 2010. For further information and to book tickets, it’s here!