Trump L'Oeil

Trump L’Oeil A Musical at Upstairs at the Gatehouse

Trump L'Oeil A Musical
Wednesday 7 September 2022 to Sunday 2 October 2022
Venue: Upstairs at the Gatehouse, Highgate Village, London, N6 4BD
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It’s 2016 in the USA, and things are all getting a little surreal…

As Trump ascends to power, the world flips on its head – which is great for some, hard for others, and for everyone, just a little surreal. Trump L’Oeil is a surrealist, musical exploration of Trump’s presidency, focusing on the tradition of trompe l’oeil (optical illusion).

Blending elements of cabaret, queer theatre, and circus, with a wide range of musical influences from rap to bubblegum pop, this show is a tongue-in-cheek retelling of the Trump years, and an attempt to understand how we move forward.

The show is fresh from its New York off-Broadway run, and promises to be a cheeky and challenging musical exploring the circus of the 45th president’s time in office. 

Taking on the title role is Vivek Sharma (Stranger Things – The Experience) – who portrays Trump as he is marched through a series of surrealist art landscapes, with life hilariously imitating art. Charlotte Barnes (Aladdin, Disney) plays Ivanka, and is joined by Alex Linscer (Aladdin, Manchester Opera House), Charlotte-Hannah Jones (Last Train to Christmas, Sky),  Curtis Medley (Terry Pratchett’s Soul Music, Rose Theatre Kingston), Kyle Copeland (Dirty  Dancing, Secret Cinema), Sarah Hughes (Cinderella, Theatre Royal Wakefield), Tish Weinman (Letitia Delish), Michael Mather (Mythic, Charing Cross Theatre), and Verity Power (Lady Parts, Channel 4). 

The show is written by Henry Parkman Biggs, directed by Oli Savage, with choreography by Blair Anderson, musical supervision by Mark Crossland.

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