Nominated in the category of Best Entertainment, opposite Brief Encounter and Maria Friedman: Rearranged, La Clique is described as ‘a melange of cabaret, new burlesque, circus sideshow and contemporary variety’. Among its ever-changing line-up of acts are hula girl Marawa, aerial hoop artist Bret Pfister, the Skating Willers and performance artist Ursula Martinez. From 4 March, the quirky cabaret will also include hypnotic trapeze artist Erna Sommer, and comedian, actor and musician Amy G.
The eye-popping, jaw-dropping entertainment show opened at the famous London venue in October 2008, reopening the historic venue, which had previously served as a water circus, a concert venue and a nightclub, as a live performance space.
While the extension announcement is good news for La Clique, it comes at a time when the venue’s future is uncertain. Developers United Leisure Gaming have a licence to turn the Hippodrome into a casino, though no timescale has yet been announced for that project.