Cult cabaret La Clique announces 20th anniversary special at the Sydney Opera House

SOH-La-Clique-Tuedon-Ariri-photo-by-Cherezy-PhotographyIn an Australian exclusive for its 20th anniversary, trailblazing cabaret variety show La Clique will be shimmying its way into the Sydney Opera House from 10 October to 17 November 2024.

This homegrown production has achieved cult status with its beguiling fusion of burlesque, circus and new vaudeville, marking 54 sell-out seasons across Europe, North America, Asia and Oceania.

Casts of first-class entertainers and constant reinvention, combined with the intimate nature of The Famous Spiegeltent, has embedded La Clique as a true pioneer within the cabaret canon – in Australia and across the globe.

This celebratory iteration of La Clique embraces two decades of contribution to the world of live entertainment, bringing fan favourites and the next generation of performers together for a season of exceptional revelry.

Industry icon Ursula Martinez (UK) returns with a special appearance of her magical signature act Hanky Panky, Lj Marles (UK) defies gravity – and gender – in his Australian debut using tension straps (his own invention), while Australia’s self-titled ‘problem child of cabaret’ Tara Boom (AUS) pops in with hula hoop chaos and enchanting foot juggling.

Leather-clad showman Mario, Queen of the Circus, (US) rocks the house with his juggling, alongside the world-renowned, fire-breathing, sword-swallowing diva, Heather Holliday (US). Award-winning multidisciplinary artist David Pereira (ESP) mesmerises with his aerial silks and his impressive contortions, even when slathered in shaving cream.

In honour of this birthday season, Mirko Köckenberger (GER) raises a glass, or two or three… in his freshly-minted champagne hand-balance routine, while acclaimed straps artist Tuedon Ariri (CAN) makes her La Clique debut with a specially commissioned act in an homage to the original Bath Boy.

At times kooky, classy, sassy and risqué, this 20th anniversary season of La Clique invites audiences to leave their troubles at the door for an unmissable night out.

Unique crucibles each in their own way, the Sydney Opera House and the show La Clique nurture that intoxicating audience-artist alchemy that is the very essence of live entertainment,” said Spiegelmaestro, David Bates.

“Australia’s premier venue is the perfect platform for our dysfunctional family of prestige artists to kick off this sexy, funny and dangerous salute to two decades of the genre-defining experience that is La Clique,” said Bates.

“Irreverent and joyful, La Clique is the perfect nod to the old-world charm of classic vaudeville with a contemporary twist,” said Sydney Opera House Head of Contemporary Performance, Ebony Bott.

“With an exceptional line-up of world-class performers curated specifically for this milestone season, Sydney Opera House is thrilled to be bringing La Clique to our stages this spring.”

“Pop open the champagne and join us as we bring two Australian icons together to celebrate twenty years of La Clique,” said Bott.

La Clique
Studio – Sydney Opera House, Bennelong Point, Sydney
Season: 10 October – 17 November 2024
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Image: Tuedon Ariri – photo by Cherezy Photography