The Leicester Square Spiegeltent
13 Nov 2021 to 8 Jan 2022
LA CLIQUE is the original and trailblazing international cabaret. It’s funny, cheeky, naughty, gasp inducing and gloriously stuffed with plenty of WOW, LA CLIQUE is the ultimate ‘let your hair down’ live show – and it is not to be missed.
LA CLIQUE are delighted to announce the dark, witty and defiant German cabaret goddess Bernie Dieter as Mistress of Ceremonies in their incredible new show. LA CLIQUE makes its triumphant return to London’s West End.
Completing LA CLIQUE’s line up, Bernie Dieter will seamlessly blend her dynamic soaring vocals, dangerously funny original songs and killer wit to bring unmissable festive mayhem to the beautiful mirrored Leicester Square Spiegeltent.
LA CLIQUE is the perfect Christmas night out with its magnificent line-up of award winning, world class circus and cabaret favourites, performing alongside the brilliant La Clique Palais Orkestra.
LA CLIQUE‘s new show includes world premieres of gravity defying acts plus hand balancer Mirko and hula hoop sensation Craig joining together for the first time on stage to perform an exciting quick change act!
The full stellar line up for LA CLIQUE’s 2021 festive Leicester Square run, accompanied by the La Clique Palais Orkestra is:
• the fire-breathing, sword-swallowing, Heather Holliday
• quick change artiste and hand balancer Mirko Köckenberger
• the Incredible Hula Boy Craig Reid
• London based aerialist and France Has Got Talent finalist Hugo Desmarais with
his new aerial cage
• Australian physical comedienne J’aiMime
• Hackney born aerial artist LJ Marles with his unique brand new vertical straps,
making his La Clique debut
• Acclaimed New York-based saxophonist Leo P
• The breath-taking, heart-stopping roller skating acrobatic duo Pierre and Steph,
the third generation of the world famous The Skating Willers family
• The decadence and brilliance of MC Bernie Dieter
• La Clique Palais Orkestra (MD & keys – Dannie Bourne, Drums – Stuart Semple,
Bass – Billy Morrell, Saxophone – Leo P, Guitar – Christian Sutherland)
LA CLIQUE is directed by David Bates with musical direction by Dannie Bourne and produced by Underbelly in association with David Bates. LA CLIQUE’s season in the Leicester Square Spiegeltent comes direct from their thrilling season at Marina Bay Sands, Singapore, in collaboration with Sliding Doors Entertainment.
Review by Richard Lambert, 5 Stars
This big hit show brings together multi-national talent from around the World who are the best in their performance art. What sets them above the rest is how well they engage the audience and create a happy party atmosphere. From the moment you enter the Spiegeltent you’ll be captivated by their love to entertain with an abundance of fun exuding from the stage.
Highlights of the show are Craig Reid with his Hula Hula Hoop act – similar acts done before by others, but never with as much affection and joie de livres. And of course the sheer horror of watching the sword swallowing Heather Holliday who seductively enchants us as she swallows a lot of swords! Equally sensual and captivating is her fire-eating act in the 2nd half.
With a live band on stage and radio mics you might expect to be deafened – not at all. Yes it’s a ballsy show but manages to give a perfect sound mix that’s powerful but not bellowing. Equally the lighting, just perfect for this show. The lights don’t blind the audience nor the performers, they hit the musical nuances, they build and ebb with the emotional energy of the acts, and make just the right impact at just the right moment.
So often, something outside the control of a producer can let a show down or spoil a night out, but here, even the bar staff are efficient and friendly with reasonable drinks prices.
All in all, a perfect night out with your friends – and you could take your mum or dad. It’s adult sass for all to enjoy. A range of ticket prices are available at a fraction of the cost many West End Musical prices!
Photo Credit: Craig Sugden
Venue: The Leicester Square Spiegeltent Christmas in Leicester Square WC2H 7NA
Time: Tuesday – Thursday 7.30pm
Time: Friday and Saturday 7pm and 9.45pm
Time: Sunday 5pm
*Some timings change performance to performance. Please check the website for the most up to date times.
Running time: 105 minutes – including an interval
Ticket Prices: from £21.00 (includes £1.50 in fees per ticket)
Box Office: Online or in person at Christmas in Leicester Square from 12 November
Advice: Recommended for over 16s. Under 16s must be accompanied by a responsible adult.
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The COVID safety measures at Leicester Square Spiegeltent will be in line with the new government guidance. There will be no requirement to socially distance but out of an abundance of caution we will ask that masks be worn in the indoor venues to keep you, the artistes and crew safe. Venue will have additional ventilation and hand sanitising points are available throughout the site.