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Le Gateau Chocolat: Icons – Assembly Gardens, Edinburgh

Reviewer: Emily Hall Maya Angelou’s voice precedes Le Gateau Chocolat’s, making his entrance that much more dramatic when he descends the stairs in a black sequinned leotard with a wedding hat veiling his ever-long lashes. The notes of Katie Bush’s Running Up That Hill assure all newcomers that his voice is everything they had heard it was. The premise is ...

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Duckie – Summerhall, Edinburgh

Reviewer: David Doyle Hans Christian Andersen’s The Ugly Duckling has become a magnet for theatre makers looking to explore feelings of isolation and difference in a manner that is accessible for children. Le Gateau Chocolat’s Duckie takes up that mantle in a show packed with charming theatricality and a wonderful central performance, though somewhat beset by moments of confusion. Duckie ...

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Effigies of Wickedness – Gate Theatre, London

Director: Ellen McDougall Reviewer: Stephen Bates News that Chinese television did not broadcast the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest, because the authorities there objected to two seemingly gay dancers and a few tattoos, reminds us that state censorship has never gone away completely and gives weight to this revue made up of songs banned in Germany by the Nazis. The 85-minute ...

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Twelfth Night – The Globe, London

Le Gateux Chocolate in Twelfth Night

Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Emma Rice Reviewer: Karl O'Doherty From about 10 seconds into Emma Rice’s last self-directed play for The Globe, you realise that some people are going to absolutely hate it. That realisation should also come with its mirror image - some will mark this up as an absolute triumph for Rice and the new creative wave she’s ...

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LATITUDE 2016: Soho Theatre Presents – Friday Cabaret

Le Gateaux Chocolat at Latitude Festical

Venue: Cabaret Tent Reviewer: Kris Hallett   Once the headliners have left the music stages, Latitude shifts its focus to late night entertainments that are strictly for adults only. Soho Theatre took over the cabaret tent on Friday night with a smorgasbord of acts that veer between touching torch songs to deluded dancing magicians and a stand-up act that was ...

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PULSE FESTIVAL 2016: Le Gateau Chocolat – Duckie

Writer and Performer: Le Gateau Chocolat Director: Flick Ferdinando Co-Writer and Director: Tommy Bradson Reviewer: Glen Pearce Venue: New Wolsey Studio, Ipswich   Much like there are moments in history, such as the assassination of Kennedy, when people are said to recall where they are, so it is that occasionally in theatre you witness the birth of a show that ...

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PULSE POINT #1: Our Pulse Festival Picks – 26-29 May

The 16th Pulse Festival kicks of in Ipswich today [26 May] with 49 shows being presented over the next ten days. From work in progress to the best of new touring work, Pulse offers a feast for theatregoers. Our best advice is to immerse yourself into Pulse and see as much as you can (we'll be there for all 49 ...

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Pulse Festival’s 2016 Line-up announced

By Glen Pearce The line-up for Suffolk's renowned Pulse Festival 2016 has been revealed today [8 May 2016] at a launch at the New Wolsey Theatre in Ipswich. Now in its 16th year, the festival offers audiences the chance to see new and contemporary work from both established and emerging artists, running at venues across Ipswich from 26 May – ...

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