Icons (Preview)

Touching and funny drag cabaret that was just the boost I needed for my final show of the night.

Icons (Preview)

After a rich day full of all kinds of performances on Brighton Fringe's second day, I figured it would be difficult to find the energy to be amused again as I headed into my final show of the night, Le Gateau Chocolat's preview of Icons at The Warren. However, this show turned out to be one of the highlights of the day; an extremely diverse performance with a lot of potential. One moment it was touching - a prime example of this was the personal interpretation of Whitney Houston's How will I know? - the next moment it would be powerfully dramatic, powerfully revisiting opera classics.

This was an awesome drag show, which went way beyond expectations. Le Gateau' was brave enough to share some of his most private thoughts and memories, and always matched this with a comic twist.

His performance was integrated also by two brilliant musicians, who played along and sometimes actively participated to the show. The wide range of different music genres performed, from techno and electro tunes to classic remaking, added originality to the performance. The audience's attention was captured and kept focused, always surprised by unexpected twists. I left with way more energy than I entered with, surely a sign of a pretty damn good fringe show.

****

This was the last performance at Brighton Fringe, to find out more, head here.

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Elena Losavio

Elena Losavio Voice Reporter

Elena is a recent Master's graduate in English Studies. She writes about theatre, film and contemporary art. She is specialised in women's roles within media and the arts, and she creates A View from the Other Side, a monthly column on this topic. She occasionally writes short stories about her wanderings in Asia and never says no to new adventures.

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