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Le Gateau Chocolat


Tue 22 Jan 2013, 8:45pm
Wed 23 Jan 2013, 8:45pm
Thu 24 Jan 2013, 8:45pm
Fri 25 Jan 2013, 8:45pm
Sat 26 Jan 2013, 8:45pm

Where: The Press Club, Busker Park, North Hagley Park, Christchurch

Restrictions: R16

Ticket Information:

  • Suggested donation: $15.00
  • Additional fees may apply

Listed by: info251

Welcome to the wonderful world of Le Gateau Chocolat - the outrageous, larger than life operatic diva, with a penchant for lycra... and an exquisite baritone voice.

Prepare yourselves, Christchurch, because he’s jam-packed his oversized suitcases with 72 kilos of drag and is ready to unleash a delectable confection of mesmerising songs on his unsuspecting audience. Dabbling in the dark arts of pop, jazz and musical theatre, this opera-loving maestro will carry his audience from Bassey to Radiohead, while infusing these songs’ stories with his own.

Nothing is as you’d expect, but you can count on a whirlwind of endless costume changes, a healthy dose of honesty and a collective show-stopping climax like no other.

This is an emotional kaleidoscope of a journey through the life of this Nigerian-born London boy with a law degree, unsuspecting mother and a big heart who against all odds, discovered opera, lycra, drag… and just the right amount of ass-holism.

Having performed at prestigious venues around the world including London's Royal Opera House and the Copenhagen Opera House, Le Gateau is delighted to make his Christchurch debut at this year’s SCIRT World Buskers Festival.

From the Tate Britain to T-Mobile ads, alternative Miss Ireland competitions, The Paul O’Grady Show and back again, Le Gateau has delighted them all!

Go on, treat yourselves to a scrumptious slice of Gateau!

Entry via donation - $15 preferred. First in, first served!
R16 - adult content (proof of age required).

Seats available from 11am on the day of the show from the WBF bookings booth. Limited 8 seats per show. Limited pre-release seats available from from 14 Nov

No BYO alcohol. Bar and food vendors onsite. No smoking, thanks!