‘There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.’

Maya Angelou

Le Gateau Chocolat has a story to tell…


Featuring a repertoire ranging from Wagner and Purcell to Nina Simone and Whitney Houston, Black is an intimate and confessional portrait of Nigerian singer Le Gateau Chocolat’s life: his hopes, his fears and his battle with depression.


Following its sell-out world premiere at Homotopia in 2013 and a hugely successful run at London’s Soho Theatre, Le Gateau Chocolat returned to Liverpool’s Unity Theatre in 2014 with an additional 12 piece orchestra and rave reviews.


Black was originally commissioned by homotopia, the UK’s foremost LGBT art and cultural festival and created with funding from Arts Council England and support from Pink Fringe, Nightingale Theatre, and Colchester Arts Centre.




Director & Co-Writer | Ed Burnside

Musical Director & Arranger | Julian Kelly

Set/Costume Designer | Ryan Dawson Laight

Lighting Designer | Joshua Carr

Sound Designer | Tom Aspley

Produced and Developed by In Company Collective / Something To Aim For