Performance Database

Le Gateau Chocolat

Le Gateau Chocolat’s work extends beyond the world of drag performance – he has a busy career in the field of contemporary opera and performance. His work as a solo artist began in 2011 when he debuted his first solo show in Adelaide Fringe which then went on to tour the world as part of different festivals: Edinburgh Fringe, Menier Chocolate Factory London, Wroclaw in Poland, Christchurch, Auckland, Melbourne and Sydney Opera House. Since then he has worked with an Olivier award winning circus (La Clique/La Soiree) and alongside contemporary composers – specifically Julian Philips (Varjak Paw at the Royal Opera House), Jonathan Dove (Tobias and The Angel at Young Vic), Jocelyn Pook (Ingerland at ROH) and Orlando Gough (Imago, Glyndebourne). He has sung at Wigmore Hall and with Basement Jaxx at The Barbican. Five subsequent solo shows have been made since the first: I heart Chocolat (Royal Albert Hall), In drag (Royal Festival hall commission for the Purcell Room), ICONS, and Duckie, for which he won the coveted Total Theatre award. He joined the cast of Porgy and Bess at Regents Park Opera directed by Tim Sheader. He also sang as part of the flotilla for the Queen’s Jubilee, again working with composer Orlando Gough. His recent appearances include ‘Balladeer/Pastor Kimble’ in the Threepenny Opera at the National Theatre, ‘The Bear’ in The Proposal at Young Vic, ‘Feste’ in Emma Rice's final visionary production of Twelfth Night at The Globe, ‘Uncle/The Duke’ in Tom Waits’ The Black Rider for Malthouse and the Victorian Opera in Melbourne, Effigies of Wickedness for the Gate Theatre and English National Opera and ‘Daddy’ in Sweet Charity for Donmar Warehouse. 



Engagements in Bayreuth

Year Opera Part
2024 Tannhäuser Le Gateau Chocolat
2023 Tannhäuser Le Gateau Chocolat
2022 Tannhäuser Le Gateau Chocolat
2021 Tannhäuser Le Gateau Chocolat
2019 Tannhäuser Le Gateau Chocolat