After a successful Off-Broadway run in 2021, a London fringe run in 2022 hailed by critics as “hilarious” and “ingeniously complex” with “jaw-dropping acrobatic choreography”, and a spring presentation at Paris’ famed Fluctuart gallery on the Seine which featured renditions from artists around the world of the uniquely structured “trompe l’oeil” lyrics, an updated Trompe L’oeil (T L’O) returns triumphantly to London to The Other Palace this fall.
T L’O blends cabaret, queer theatre, and circus with the trompe l’oeil illusionary art form, all the while pushing lyrical structure in what seem impossible directions - songs that double as anagrams, acrostics or lipograms exemplify an unprecedented linguistic dexterity.
The musical furthermore takes inspiration from a wide range of musical genres redolent with illusion and allusion to challenge even the most discerning audience. With the inevitable cameos of a very camp and confused Trump providing comic counterpoise, T L’O presents a decidedly unique blend of art, culture and politics that, as one critic noted "deserves to be booked out every night."
Now taking bookings for performances up until Sun 15th October 2023.
Show times for each day are below.
Nearest rail: Victoria
Tube lines: Victoria, Circle, District
Nearest tube: Victoria
In congestion zone?: Yes
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The Other Palace - Studio, London
Running time: 2 hr 20 mins incl interval
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