23rd Jan 2018
The first acts of our whole new summer line-up are now on sale! Summer starts here, so get hyped about our programme of circus, comedy and cabaret from acclaimed companies from all around the world.
World class international circus
Circa Presents: Peepshow
27 June - 18 August | More Info
Peepshow turns cabaret on its head, literally. Join Circa as they embark on a seductive dance through the hall of mirrors that is your imagination, Peepshow lurches from the thrillingly acrobatic to the comically playful.
Circus Abyssinia: Ethiopian Dreams
6 April - 20 May | More Info
An unashamedly joyful mix of astonishing stunts, astounding circus skills and enchanted adventure, Circus Abyssinia: Ethiopian Dreams follows the magical journey of two little Ethiopian brothers, Bibi & Bichu, who dream of joining the circus.
24 May - 15 July | More Info
Following their runaway success at the Edinburgh Fringe, Circolombia hit the Southbank. Circolombia is no ordinary circus. The sheer power of the 13 performers, coupled with mind-boggling skill and a willingness to take terrifying risks on stage delivers world-class, gravity defying performances you’ll never forget.
Something for the little ones
Aliens Love Underpants
9 April - 3 June | More Info
Aliens love underpants of every shape and size, but there are no underpants in space so here's a big surprise! This zany and hilarious tale based on the best-selling children’s book is wonderfully brought to life on stage for the very first time.
The Amazing Bubble Man
21 April - 29 May | More Info
This man hardly needs an introducton. An Edinburgh Fringe favourite, he sells out every year. Amazing children and adults alike with incredible feats of bubble mastery. You'll be bursting with excitment to see it!
Morgan & West's Utterly Spiffing Spectacular Magic Show For Kids (and Childish Grown-ups)!
7 July - 27 August | More Info
Time travelling magicians Morgan & West present a jaw dropping, heart stopping, brain busting, opinion adjusting, death defying, mind frying, spirit lifting, paradigm shifting, outlook changing, furniture rearranging magic extravaganza!
Monski Mouse's Baby Disco Dance Hall
6 May - 30 September | More Info
Bringing the boogie to Southbank again this summer is Monski Mouse with her Baby Disco Dance Hall! Perfect for the little ones to get up and get dancing, and parents can join in too. A brilliant afternoon of disco classics and serious shapes.
Get serious about comedy (ish)
James Acaster - COLD LASAGNE I HATE MYSELF 1999
9 May | More Info
Last year he did a book reading at the festival, the blurb said it was a book reading but audience still turned up expecting stand up comedy. So having learnt that no one reads these blurbs he'll just say that this is a stand up show. Although he imagines the audience will be expecting a book reading.
Gina Yashere - Funkindemup
22 - 24 June | More Info
International stand-up sensation Gina Yashere is back in London at Underbelly Festival Southbank for only three shows. Taking a break from travelling the globe and making a splash in the USA, Gina returns to her hometown with some hysterical tales from the past year.
Best of the Comedy Store
14 April - 14 July | More Info
The Comedy Store presents the Best of the Comedy Store, bringing you the brightest comedy talent from the UK and international circuit. With over 37 years’ experience, the Comedy Store is renowned as a breeding ground for new talent and remains the place to see the stars of tomorrow today.
Musical Comedy Awards Grand Final
7 April | More Info
Watch ten of the UK’s best up and coming musical comedy acts battle it out in this prestigious competition to win the 2018 musical comedy crown. Hosted by the spectacular Miss Frisky (La Soiree; Frisky & Mannish). Sell out show 2009-17.
And now for something completely different
The Thinking Drinkers: History of Alcohol
14 April | More Info
Enjoy FIVE free drinks as these award-winning professional drink experts definitively prove that alcohol has influenced everything that has ever happened. Their new show is an intoxicating, hilarious time-travelling journey through our drink-drenched past. You’ll learn a lot, you’ll laugh a lot and, don’t forget, you get five free drinks.
Festival of the Spoken Nerd: You Can't Polish A Nerd
3 May - 4 July | More Info
Festival of the Spoken Nerd return to Underbelly Festival a new version of their latest show, You Can’t Polish a Nerd. Using science, songs and spherical geometry, the trio go in search of jokes that other shows dare not.
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