With the threat of another cancelled Christmas around the corner, it can be tough to get into the festive mood. But have no fear, with ‘Now that’s what we call musicals’ you have no choice but to smile and sing and tap your feet and laugh and feel jolly and bouncy and happy and all of those wonderful emotions you wish could carry on forever. Because Le Gateau Chocolat & Jonny Woo, drag queens extraordinaire, are just the most entertaining and talented duo this side of the West End.
Dubbed the ‘Ebony and Ivory of drag’, the sequin-wearing pair (one costume among many) perform a range of popular songs with comic effect. Marauding their way through a medley of musical highs their alternative take on well-known scores will razzle you dazzle you and have you shouting for more. But don’t let their high jinks fool you, because this pair can sing. And when Le Gateau Chocolat booms out those bass notes, you’ll feel a thrill in parts other musicals just can’t reach.
If you’re looking for the perfect Covid antidote, or want to have some festive fun, leave your inhibitions at the door, because ‘Now that’s what we call musicals’ is everything you ever wanted for Christmas.
Runs at Soho Theatre Mon 13th December – Saturday 22nd January 2022. 4.30pm, 7.30pm. https://sohotheatre.com/shows/le-gateau-chocolat-jonny-woo-now-thats-what-we-call-musicals/
Reviewer: Samantha Collett
Reviewed: 15th December 2022
North West End UK Rating: ★★★★★