Theatre News: 2017 Underbelly Festival announced

Summer 2017 will see the Udderbelly Festival and London Wonderground merge to create the Underbelly Festival under the iconic udders of the big purple cow on the River Thame’s Southbank.

Between 28 April and 30 September 2017 Hungerford Car Park, between Royal Festival Hall and Jubilee Gardens, will be host to this international, multi-arts extravaganza including performances by acclaimed circus troupe Casus, Quebec circus company Flip FabriQue’s Edinburgh Fringe hit Catch Me (Attrape Moi) and comedy highlights including James Acaster, Al Murray, Sara Pascoe and Stephen K Amos.

Always a hotbed of Burlesque, the 2017 festival will also feature a UK premiere from cult boylesque heroes Briefs,  The Neon Moon Cabaret Club: Wonderland and House of Burlesque: 2.0

Catch Me (Atrappe Moi) Underbelly

Catch Me (Atrappe Moi) by Flip FabriQue Underbelly Ltd Photo: David Jensen

The Festival is London’s largest programme of affordable comedy, circus, cabaret and family shows, with 80% of tickets available under £20. There is also a great range of street food available and one of the largest outdoor bars in London.

Underbelly Festival Photo David Jensen

Underbelly Festival – Photo: David Jensen

Providing the daily entertainment will be a cavalcade of the very finest in stand-up, musical, alternative and sketch comedy, as well as cabaret, circus, puppetry, magic, and family entertainment with something to suit all ages.

Underbelly Directors Ed Bartlam and Charlie Wood said:

“This year’s programme is one of our strongest yet on the Southbank and we’re delighted to continue our commitment to bring London’s largest programme of affordable live entertainment to the heart of the capital.

Udderbelly and Wonderground combine to make UnderBelly Festivalevents in London

Udderbelly and Wonderground combine to make UnderBelly Festival

More shows will be announced in the coming weeks but in the mean time the current programe is available at www.underbellyfestival.com