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La Fille à la Mode

“enchanting dance… exhilarating… fantastic, haunting”
“Alluring, seductive and compelling”
“the physical experience was wonderful”
“striking moments of choreography”

La Fille à la Mode is a musical journey through surprising locations in and out of buildings such as the National Theatre, a department store in Holland, the V&A Museum, or the Theatre Royal Haymarket, where it began its life. A company of seven female dancers, actresses and musicians dressed in sumptuous costumes bring an audience on a playful and seductive exploration of the continued celebration and exploitation of glamorous It Girls throughout the ages.

A mysterious accordionist leads the audience on an unexpected trail where performances pop up seemingly out of nowhere, singing the words of Coco Chanel: 'A girl should be two things: classy and fabulous.' The production was premiered in August 2011 at the National Theatre as part of Watch This Space Festival.

Generously supported by Arts Council England, Royal Victoria Hall Foundation, Thistle Trust and Masterclass Haymarket Trust.

Arts Council England