This is pure, unadulterated escapism – and nobody does it better. We all need a little escapism every now and then, and in these crazy – even difficult – times it should not just be advised, it should be made mandatory. Whatever is next in store for this brilliant bunch, I for one, cannot wait to see it.
Barbu London Wonderground 5 Stars Book Now Firstly, I would just like to say, if you are a London Wonderground virgin, you are missing out! I would urge anyone who has not sampled the joyous nights (or, indeed days, should you choose a matinee) on London’s Southbank to race down there and partake in its delights. Get your tickets booked, get there early, enjoy a drink there, grab a bite to eat at one of the food stalls, and enjoy some unadulterated fun. There is no finer way, in my humble opinion, to enjoy a London summer’s evening than in this location – and irrespective of the actual weather, there is a pervading and inherent sunny disposition in the air. It instantly makes me reminiscent of summer nights spent at Edinburgh Festival Fringe – helped by the presence of the Giant Purple Cow that dominates the skyline – as everyone … Read more
It’s that time of the year again when the Udderbelly Festival (Until 17 July) and the London Wonderground (until 25 September) come to the South Bank. We’ve picked out a couple of the shows we are looking forward to seeing:- Gobsmacked Gobsmacked is the UK’s answer to Pentatonix. Featuring three times and current reigning beatbox world champion Ball Zee, This all-singing theatrical experience pushes vocal boundaries to deliver a slick, musically accomplished, high energy spectacular with not a single musical instrument to be seen… Only the human voice. Thursday 16 June – Sunday 17 July Book Now Austentatious – The Improvised Jane Austen Novel In each show, the all-star cast improvise a brand new Jane Austen work before your eyes, based only on audience suggestions. Previous ‘lost’ masterpieces have included Sixth Sense and Sensibility, Double 0 Darcy and Mansfield Shark. Prepare to get your bonnet in a twist. (Swooning guaranteed). Austentatious are Edinburgh Fringe sell-outs … Read more
Big top Bravado meets boyish burlesque, comic campery meets contemporary circus, shameless splendour meets sensational spectacle. After a critically acclaimed debut in London, Briefs is back with their heart-stopping belnd of Australian machismo, cabaret burlesque and punkish swagger. In the run up to their season at London Wonderground in Ausgust and September they are performing at major events all over the UK including West End Live, The Glastonbury Festival and Pride. The six Aussie and one New Yorker are powered by a fierce energy as they mix up a potent blend of drag, glamour and athleticism, infused with dancing, tumbling, juggling, acro-balancing, trapeze, hula hooping, lip syncing, sequins feathers and frocks. Incorporating whole portions of new material into some of the Briefs’ favourite fare, the show combines an eye-popping blend of dog show satire, intimate yo-yo tricks, wind machines, Busby-Berkeley spectacle, pure burlesque and an array of serious circus skills. … Read more