FRINGE PREVIEW – Le Gateau Chocolat

Le Gateau Chocolat

Le Gateau Chocolat

The operatic diva with a baritone voice, Le Gateau Chocolat is set to entertain audiences at the Fringe with his La Clique-storming show. Here, he tells us a little bit more about the show and his Edinburgh experiences.

Tell us a little bit about your show – where’s it happening, what’s it about, why should people come to see it?

The Bosco Theatre, Assembly Gardens, St. Georges Sq. 9:15pm

its mainly autobiographical but dealing with universal themes. Come see it if you want to laugh, cry, feel.. Be entertained. 

What are you expecting from the Edinburgh Fringe?

To be satiated, artistically. Surrounded by other artists and work that inspires me and I admire. Plus the joy of doing my show over 20 times. It won’t be easy but it’s a rite of passage for artists who want to stake a claim to a piece of the pie- cabaret/comedy/music… etc.

What’s been your best experience performing the show so far?

There have been a few but one of the most memorable and heart-warming was in Adelaide. A gentleman who many could consider wasn’t my target audience, ran up on stage mid way through the show, after Old Man River, shook my hand furiously and said “That was beautiful”. It surprised me and the audience. Wonderful. 

If money was no object, what publicity stunt would you do to promote your show?

A Disney world style parade where my frock was the actual vehicle, and it lit up. Surrounded by dancing gymnastic operatic dwarfs who were a wonderful chorus to my opera selection whilst somehow we made it rain chocolate and pieces of drag for the audience to eat drink and wear…

Who else are you planning or hoping to see?

Briefs, Comic Strip, Eat Your Heart Out, Ali McGregor, Asher Treleaven’s Matador, Piff the Magic Dragon, Songs to make you smile, everything by Adrian Howells… It’s comforting to be surrounded by so many friends and  people I consider family at this year’s festival. 

What do you have planned for after the Fringe?

Singing at my friend’s wedding, the stepper at the gym (love to hate that machine) a holiday, seeing many operas, new costumes and gearing up for the Christmas season of La Soiree (formerly La Clique) at the Roundhouse. Exciting times. 

Sum up your show in three words for us

Honest. Laughter. Chocolate. 

Le Gateau Chocolat will be appearing at the Bosco Tent in Assembly George Square from 3-28 Aug (not Mondays) at 21:15. More details are on the Fringe website.

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