Le Gateau Chocolat to present Christmas musical special in Wales

Cabaret wonder Le Gateau Chocolat will take to the stage at Weston Studio, Wales Millennium Centre in Cardiff from 18-22 Dec in time for Christmas with his big-hit belting show, Icons.

For Icons he will dish up hits from big star names like Kate Bush, Björk, Madonna and Meatloaf in a festive buffet that celebrates the people, the moments, the books and the relationships that have influenced popular culture, all performed with his unique cabaret and drag artist twist.

Le Gateau Chocolat © Eli Schmidt
Le Gateau Chocolat © Eli Schmidt

Speaking about the show, Le Gateau Chocolat said: “Icons is a celebration of the universality I’ve found in great music, art and life moments. It’s punctuated my life differently to others but is, by no means, less impactful. The music in my life has been from Madonna, Elvis, Whitney, Grease, Kate Bush, Björk. And that music has connected with so many moments in life; from falling in love to forming new friendships, from running marathons to being present at children’s births and through the election of various presidents.”

The Nigerian opera singer and cabaret artist has enjoyed cherry-topped success in recent years, he was named a top-10 cabaret act to see in London by Time Out, and entertained packed houses at Edinburgh Festival Fringe earlier this year, where he won the Total Theatre Award for Significant Contribution. His family show Duckie, reimagined from The Ugly Duckling, transfers from the Fringe to Wales Millennium Centre from 20-31 December, as part of the Performances for the Curious season.

On 16 October he joins Onnalee: Iamamiwhoami, Fatoumata Diawara, Talia Randall and Dj Andy Votell at the Charlotte Church curated Utopia – Festival of Voice, also at the Millennium Centre in Cardiff.

You can read about his story about LGBT+ voices and becoming an in-demand opera singer and actor on the IAM blog here.

Icons is supported by Arts Council England and Colchester Arts Centre and is suitable for ages 14+.