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WEEK 53: Le Gateau Chocolat - PANDORA

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WEEK 53: Le Gateau Chocolat – PANDORA

Something To Aim For present

Le Gateau Chocolat’s


Commissioned by The Lowry for WEEK 53 and the Lawrence Batley Theatre

There is a box.

You have no idea what it might contain and whether or not you will it to, the only certainty is that it will open.

What mysteries abound? What contaminants, what affliction, what trauma? What might we mortals do with this coil, who are we forced to become?

Part song cycle, part theatre, international icon of stage and song Le Gateau Chocolat has been brewing something daring, something delicious, something dark, a sensory feast: ‘PANDORA’.

Le Gateau Chocolat is a one-man musical phenomena complete with larger than-life vocal talent. For ‘PANDORA’ he is joined live onstage by the Manchester Camerata.

About Le Gateau Chocolat

Le Gateau Chocolat’s work spans drag, cabaret, opera, musical theatre, children’s theatre and live art. Previous works include ‘Le Gateau Chocolat’ (2011), ‘I [Heart] Chocolat’ (2012), ‘In Drag’ (2013 Royal Festival Hall commission), ‘BLACK’ (2014 Homotopia commission), his children’s show ‘Duckie’ (2016) and most recently ‘ICONS’ (2018).

As a technically-gifted and celebrated baritone, he has performed outside of his own work at prestigious venues such as the Royal Albert Hall, Barbican Centre, Sydney Opera House, and as part of the Olivier-winning La Clique/La Soiree.

He has performed as Feste in ‘Twelfth Night’ at Shakespeare’s Globe (2017), in ‘Effigies of Wickedness – Songs banned by the Nazis’ (2018), as part of Taylor Mac’s ‘A 24-Decade History of Popular Music: The First Act’ at London’s Barbican Theatre (2019) and the guest role of Daddy Brubeck for the Donmar Warehouse’s production of Sweet Charity (2019). Most recently he has been cast in Wagner’s ‘Tannhauser’ which opened the 108th Bayreuth Festival in 2019.

Creative credits

Conceived and performed by Le Gateau Chocolat

Accompanied by the Manchester Camerata

Created with:

Composer and Musical Director – David Shrubsole

Co-writer & Dramaturg – Tommy Bradson

Designer – Tom Scutt

Photo credits

Photography – Christa Holka

Art Direction – David Curtis-Ring

Stylist – Gia Mitchell

Makeup Artist – Jin Ong

Commissioned by The Lowry for WEEK 53 and the Lawrence Batley Theatre

Venue: Quays Theatre

BSL Interpreted Performance: Sun 3 May 2020, 8.30pm

BSL and Audio-described tours arranged on the same dates for WEEK 53: Hew Locke – THE MAN WHO WOULD BE KING

To book accessible tickets please call 0161 876 2183 or set up an online booking account by email.