Pleasance Theatre London
Wed 17 Apr 2024
7:00 pm
Captioned in house by Pleasance Theatre London

Hot off its instant sell-out premiere at the Royal Opera House, GISELLE: REMIX and its anarchic, punk-reimagining of the classic ballet returns to subvert this timeless story of love, loss, revenge, redemption and forgiveness.
In this queer, lip-sync cabaret retelling, Giselle is a hopeless romantic, raised on a diet of Julia Roberts and Drew Barrymore 1990’s rom-coms, who comes to realise that the real world of queer sex, hook-ups and heartbreak is a far cry from Hollywood’s happily-ever-after.
What follows is a journey through shame, assimilation, anger, acceptance and – finally – liberation and joy. All performed to a soundtrack of queer icons ranging from Judy to SOPHIE.
A mixture of live performance art meets warehouse cabaret meets pop concert extravaganza. It’s Giselle like you’ve never seen it before.
From the minds of Pleasance Associate Artist and former Roundhouse Resident Artist, Jack Sears (@jackqueers, Parris is Dreaming, The Bower, Saintmaking), and Royal Ballet Soloist, Hannah Grennell (@hannahjayneg, Woolf Works, The Nutcracker, Sleeping Beauty), comes an evening of cabaret excellence, theatrical divinity, staggering choreography and jaw-dropping lip-syncs, created in collaboration with dancers from The Royal Ballet.
Joining Jack Sears and the Dance Troupe will be Queer Icons Kit Green (@kit_green), Jonny Woo (@jonnywoouk) and Lavinia Co-op (@laviniacoop) as guest star performers; alternating appearances across the three week run.