Until 23 Oct 2021

King’s Head Theatre

Liminal - Grace Nyandoro - photocredit, The Other Richard
Liminal - Grace Nyandoro - photocredit, The Other Richard

Liminal: Occupying a position at, or on both sides of, a boundary or threshold.

Exploring the bittersweet richness of the dark, with the creamy decadence of the light, Le Gateau Chocolat joins forces with King’s Head Theatre to create a brand new show.

Each night, a specially curated operatic song cycle will offer a meditation on where do we go and who do we become when we lose our anchor? 

For years, in a small room at the back of a pub, audiences have seen the greatest operas reworked, reimagined, and updated. But what happens when Tosca takes her taxi home at the end of the night? When Figaro has a zoom meeting at 11.00am?

King’s Head favourites and some exciting new voices explore the space between the persona and the person in a new honest and emotional response to the world away from the glamour.

Developed and directed by Le Gateau Chocolat, this is a raw personal look at opera and the people who perform it. Different for each cast, opera doesn’t get more intimate than this.


  • Performed by Grace Nyandoro on 30 Sept (7.00pm) 1 Oct (7.00pm) 2 Oct (3.00pm) 7 Oct and other dates TBA
  • Performed by Dan D’Souza on 1 Oct (8.45pm) 3 Oct (3.00pm) 6 Oct and other dates TBA
    Performed by Honey Rouhani & Robert Barbaro on 30 Sept (8.45pm) 2 Oct (7.00pm) 8 Oct and other dates TBA
  • Performed by CN Lester on 5 Oct, 16 Oct (3.00pm), 22 Oct
  • Created by Le Gateau Chocolat
  • Based on the original production Raw Cacao
  • Written and devised by Le Gateau Chocolat
  • Co-written and narrated by Tommy Bradson
  • Lighting Designer and Production Manager Connor Lovejoy
  • Set Designer Isabella Van Braeckel
  • Musical Director Debbi Lindley
  • Movement Consultant Ingrid Mackinnon
  • Assistant Director Amber Sinclair-Case
  • Stage Manager Chloe Wilson
  • Originally produced by Something To Aim For
NEED TO KNOW: Liminal is at the King’s Head Theatre 115, Upper Street, N1 1QN until 23 Oct 2021