The creative team behind Blanc de Blanc are bringing UK cabaret icons Le Gateau Chocolat and Jonny Woo to camp up Broadway’s greatest hits for the Gold Coast this Summer.
Festival Fringe darling, opera Baration and Olivier-winning star of La Clique and La Soirée Le Gateau Chocolat teams up with UK drag icon and internationally acclaimed cabaret artist Jonny Woo for an evening of unadulterated musical theatre nonsense in A Night at the Musicals, showing at The Arts Centre Gold Coast on 12 and 13 January 2018.
The London-born Nigerian performer Le Gateau Chocolat paved an eccentric path to the stage, earning a law degree at Sussex University before he discovered his talent in the dark arts of pop, jazz and musical theatre and creating his gender-bending cabaret alter-ego. Le Gateau’s career has since rocketed, seeing him train with members of London’s Royal Opera House, singing for the Queen as part of the 2012 Jubilee Flotilla, joining Basement Jaxx on stage at the Barbican and being recognised as one of London’s Top 10 Cabaret Stars by Time Out.
An acclaimed comedian and drag queen with a cult following, Jonny Woo is a London-based performer known for taking alternative drag to mainstream audiences, and has been central to the worldwide cabaret revival for more than 15 years. Known for his infamous London parties, Woo is a regular feature at fashion and art events across Europe, including performing at Louis Vuitton’s 150th Anniversary in Paris, compering a Fashion East catwalk in London, hosting for ACNE across Europe and many MTV events and parties.
From ‘Gypsy’ to ‘Grease’, ‘Annie’ to ‘The Lion King’ and ‘Phantom’ to ‘Les Miserables’, this high camp duo will drag through the back catalogue of the world’s best loved musicals for a raucous night of ballsy ballads, delightful duets and slightly slaughtered show tunes.
Hilarious hijinks and shady shenanigans abound as Gateau and Woo “Les Misér-massacre” all the musicals you know and love, performing favourite curtain-raisers and show stoppers cabaret-style, and with far less expensive wigs.
A hilariously tortured love letter to the glorious genre of musical theatre, A Night at the Musicals is a night never to be forgotten!
A Night at the Musicals will run on 12 and 13 January, 2018 at The Arts Centre Gold Coast. Tickets here.
IMAGE (c) Lee Faircloth