‘There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.’ Maya Angelou
The cabaret legend has performed on major stages all over the world, including Sydney Opera House, Menier Chocolate Factory, Royal Opera House, and Glyndebourne Opera as well as giving show-stopping performances at La Clique and La Soiree.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 returns to the larger space at Liverpool’s Unity Theatre this November.
Black was originally commissioned by homotopia and created with funding from Arts Council England and support from Pink Fringe, Nightingale Theatre, and Colchester Arts Centre
‘Sensitive and canny… Le Gateau’s voice is a treat.’ ★★★★★ Exeunt
‘Upfront and poignantly personal… depression distilled in music and insight... full of beauty and intensity.' Mark Shenton