Douglas has been a professional food writer since 1986. He is also an award-winning actor and director in Community Theatre and has been for many years. His blog may be found at: www.urbaneguerilla.wordpress.com
Impossible to define and impossible to resist
Last year the phenomenon that is La Soirée burst onto the Perth scene at the 2015 Fringe World.
I was fortunate enough to see last year's performance and you can see what I thought of them last year here. As you can see, I really, really liked it.
And it's back again for a second go at the 2016 Fringe World, allowing those who missed out a second chance and those who loved it a chance to see it again.
Captain Frodo, contortionist (Photograph by Perou)
For those unfamiliar with La Soirée it's a circus, but not really. It's a cabaret, but not entirely. It's is, however, entirely and in reality, entertainment. Gripping and entrancing from the moment the music blares forth, you, the audience, are caught up, swept away in a kaleidoscope of brilliant music, humour, handsome men and beautiful women, juggling, artistry, sheer unmitigated skills obviously honed over hours and hours of painstaking practice.
The Two Englisg Gents (Photograph by Viktor Wallstrom)
The 2016 season runs from Friday the 22nd January to Sunday March the 6th at the La Soirée Spiegeltend at a variety of times and prices - consult the Fringe World website for one that suits you and purchase tickets here.