First Performance 28/09/2023
Closing 15/10/2023
Running Time 2h20, inc. interval

After a successful Off-Broadway run in 2021, a London fringe run in 2022, 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 autumn.

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.

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