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La Soirée is set to return to the West End this Christmas but in a brand new home – a spiegeltent.

The iconic show will return for its seventh season from 11th November until the 8th January at Leicester Square, with a specially constructed spiegeltent on the doorstep of the show’s previous London base at The Hippodrome.

La Soirée is a show that offers audiences a range of different cabaret acts including old favourites such as Ursula Martinez, The English Gents and Hamish McCann’s pole act, plus last year’s Dennis Lock’s bubble act.

Ursula Martinez is best known for her cult striptease act, whereas The English Gents are two English gentlemen who perform feats of acrobatic skill, strength and balance whilst taking part in casual acts such as puffing a pipe or reading a newspaper.

Denis Lock’s bubble act introduces bubble-blowing and art out of a pipe, and Hamish McCann’s pole act includes a cabaret version of Singing in the Rain.

There will also be lots of new talent for groups to look forward to.

The show will be based in a tent which is described as a ‘velvet-draped salon of carved wood, polished mirrors, crystal and leadlight’, and will be presented by Brett Haylock, Mark Rubinstein and Mick Perrin.

Brett Haylock commented, “A little over ten years ago La Soirée, then known as La Clique, landed in London at the Hippodrome in Leicester Square. After a wonderful year we moved on and ever since the show has roamed London, setting up camp in a variety of places. Finally, however, we decided it was time to come home.

“So we are pitching a tent (literally) on the doorstep of our former base in the middle of Leicester Square and bringing our variety of twisted, saucy entertainment back to the centre of town!”

Further acts will be announced, as well as special plans for New Year’s Eve.

About La Soirée

La Soirée has toured in 25 cities across five continents, with over 150 acts between 75 artists.

The company first played together in Edinburgh in 2004 and to this day, over 5.5 million people have seen La Soirée across the globe.

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