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Le Gateau Chocolat: Icons (Soho Theatre)

By | Published on Tuesday 14 August 2018

Drag act Le Gateau Chocolat invites us into his past, to explore the musical icons who shaped him. In between songs he talks about his formative years, first loves and losses, family and religion. There are tales of heartache and heartbreak, but there’s plenty of cheeky sass and sequins too. We’re treated to covers including Kate Bush, Meatloaf, Bonnie Tyler and even a hauntingly beautiful version of ‘You’re the One That I Want’ from ‘Grease’. His soulful voice has an incredible range, with the aforementioned Ms. Bush’s ‘Running Up That Hill’ sung a good few octaves lower than the original. Accompanied by live music, it’s pure entertainment full of nostalgia and joy, from a lovable act who had everyone singing along by the end.

Assembly George Square Gardens, until 26 Aug.
tw rating 4/5 | [Daisy Malt]