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Life is a Cabaret (and circus, and variety!) when it comes to Underbelly Festival…

3rd Apr 2017

Cabaret and circus fans, you are in for a treat this summer! As well as two jaw-dropping headline circus shows, we've got a whole host of incredible cabaret shows from music to burlesque, comedy and more! We've hand-picked some of our favourites to help you while away those sultry summer nights with a drink or two on our sunny site on London's Southbank...

Driftwood by Casus Circus
An international circus sensation, renowned for their aesthetic of delicately human circus, Casus bring their thrilling new show Driftwood to London for the first time, following rave reviews at the 2016 Edinburgh Festival Fringe. 

Catch Me (Attrape Moi)
High flying, fearless, and fantastic fun, Catch Me (Attrape Moi) is the circus sensation that has astounded audiences around the world with adrenaline pumping feats of extreme acrobatics, dramatic turns on a trampoline, and inventive parkour.

House of Burlesque: 2.0
After a sensational 2016 season at London Wonderground, Tempest Rose and her House of Burlesque are meshing the traditions of hi-end glamour, joyful satire and subversive cabaret with stunning technology and a new vision, confronting today’s big issues - proving this mesmerising art form is more relevant than ever. 

Dr Sketchy's Anti-Art School
What art classes would be if the class was let loose in the Moulin Rouge. We've scoured this great city to find beautiful burlesque performers, bizarre circus acts, and rippling hunks of man-flesh. Then we let them loose on stage for you to sketch in an atmosphere of artistic mayhem. 

The Black Cat Cabaret
London’s favourite purrrveyors of dark and daring cabaret entertainment return with a spectacular show inspired by vintage, after-hours Montmartre. Expect to encounter high-kicking showgirls, jaw-dropping acrobats, comic street singers, musicians, aerialists and a belle epoque sense of giddy abandonment!

Marcel Lucont's Cabaret Fantastique
The UK’s favourite flâneur, raconteur and bon-viveur Marcel Lucont returns to London’s Southbank for 3 nights only to showcase the finest in international cabaret. A different line-up every night, featuring comedy, cabaret, music, circus and magic, plus bawdy poetry and chansons from the louche Frenchman himself. 

Stars and Strippers: An All-American Revue
After a jam-packed debut performance last summer, London's electrifying Burlesque troupe wiggle their way back to The Southbank, to celebrate everything you love or loathe about the US of A! 

Courtney Act: The Girl from Oz
Australian drag superstar Courtney Act (RuPaul's Drag Race, Australian Idol) takes you over the rainbow and down under in her new show. Chock full of hits and high notes, you will leave this show realizing there’s no place like home!



 

There's plenty more, too! See all of our cabaret and variety shows here

Posted by Underbelly