With both La Soiree and Cirque de Soleil's Totem back in town, London is not short of quality cabaret and circus so it would be easy to overlook the smaller and more regular offerings around. That, in our books, would be a crime especially with La Reve about to relaunch its weekly show.
Put together by the chaps behind Boom Boom who put together an excellent and very popular series of shows in the Old Vic Tunnels last year, La Reve specialises in bringing together a constantly changing cast of high quality performers across the cabaret spectrum including aerialists, musical comedy, jugglers and burlesque. We've raved often enough about their show and, from this Friday, they up their game with a revamp to feature new ensemble pieces and choregraphed interludes between top compere Dusty Limits and fab flappers The Bees Knees.
Being a supperclub-type affair, you have the choice of joining the munch bunch or skipping the food and grabbing a balcony sea where you will have a bird's eye view of the new aerial champagne bar which is currently being put together as you read this. Pop along this week to see (amongst others) gentleman juggler Mat Ricardo and bombshell burlesquer Kiki Kaboom.
For fans of nocturnal missions, though, the icing on this weekend's show is a brand new after-hours event called The Late Set. Confirmed headliners this week are The Correspondents, a dashing duo who mash vintage vibes and some impressive hoofing with more modern musical stylings; expect an outing for their latest single Cheating With You with a certain Agent Lynch roped in for the video. Joining them will be the Late State Circus and DJ Roy Rovelli.
Tickets for La Reve are £45-£75 for diners while general admission is £15 (£12 for early bird tickets). If you have a ticket to La Reve on the 13th, it will also get you into the Late Set – otherwise tickets can be purchased here for £10, or on the door from 10pm for £15.