A Taste Of Le Gateau

A Nigerian-born boy who grew up in London and achieved all what’s expected of him: a good education, a strong sense of what’s right and wrong, a degree in law and – a love for opera, drag and show business.

Le Gateau Chocolat is a one-of-a-kind sensation in cabaret. A larger-than-life vocal talent who can belt out a tumultuous array of hits with his booming baritone and big personality, all parceled up in a fabulous layer of lustrous lycra and sequined dresses.

His shows tell the tale of a man who is completely self-aware of his diva demeanour and explicitly illustrate his love for the glamour and extravagance that come hand in hand with being a drag queen. However, his performances also describe the fears, truths and realities of growing up in a world that can be so divisive in the acceptance of what it considers to be normal.

Also, his mother doesn’t know about what he does. So there’s that too.

Accolades

Voted by Time Out London as one of its Top 10 Cabaret Stars, Le Gateau Chocolat is a one-man musical phenomenon who has received universal praise and acclaim for both his one-off performances and his self-written shows.

Le Gateau Chocolat has also appeared in several TV shows and advertisements. He was the face and voice of the viral T-Mobile flash mob advert and, since then, his immense vocal stylings have taken him from the Tate Britain to performing at Miss Ireland. He’s sung with Glyndebourne Opera, sung on The Paul O’Grady Show, he’s even sung for the Queen as part of the Jubilee Flotilla. He’s toured the globe with La Soirée, done solo shows at the Sydney Opera House, Menier Chocolate Factory and in Melbourne, Adelaide, Perth, Poland, New Zealand and even come back again to join Basement Jaxx at the Barbican.

His repertoire includes his self-titled debut solo show Le Gateau Chocolat, Le Gateau Chocolat – I ♥ Chocolat, Le Gateau Chocolat – ‘In Drag’ and his latest show Black.”

Awards

  • TOP PRODUCTION PICKS ArtsHub 2011
  • TOP 10 CABARET STARS Time Out London
  • Top 5 CABARET SHOWS The Scotsman 2013
  • NOMINATED Best Cabaret Perth Fringe World 2013
  • NOMINATED Best Cabaret Performer Helpmann Awards 2011

TOUR HISTORY

  • Edinburgh Fringe 2013
  • London Wonderground Southbank 2013
  • Southbank Centre London 2013
  • Christchurch Buskers Festival 2013
  • Perth Fringe World Western Australia 2013
  • The Garden of Unearthly Delights Adelaide Fringe 2013
  • Sydney Fringe Sydney Opera House 2012
  • Menier Chocolate Factory London 2012
  • Wroclaw Poland 2012
  • The Famous Spiegeltent at the Arts Centre Melbourne 2012
  • Edinburgh Fringe 2011
  • Melbourne Cabaret Festival 2011