Udderbelly & Spiegeltent – What’s On?

Closer by Circa

The Udderbelly

Booking period: 7 April – 12 June 2016

Get up close and personal with four incredible circus performers. Witness acrobatic mastery at its most extreme. See unrivalled acrobatic moves, and the muscles it takes to perform them; gasp at effortless circus stunts, and learn how many years it takes to perfect them; marvel at graceful aerial spectacles above you, and see the rope marks graze the aerialists’ skin. Internationally acclaimed, multi -award winning circus company Circa (The Return, Opusat the Barbican; Beyondat London Wonderground) wrench back the curtain with Close Up. Nothing is off limits in their most intimate show yet. Close Up has been made especially (and only!) for Udderbelly, our upside-down purple cow, and has already wowed audiences at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe and Udderbelly festival Hong Kong.

Tickets from £18.00

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Andy Zalzman: Political Animal

The Udderbelly.

Booking period: 19 April -21 June 2016

 

The show comes to Udderbelly to bring a satirical eye to a very naughty planet. It’s hosted by Andy Zaltzman, ‘firmly in the vanguard of British stand-up’ (BBC). Past guest appearances include Frankie Boyle, Daniel Kitson, Stewart Lee, Jeremy Hardy, Chris Addison, Russell Howard and Richard Herring. Andy is known as one half of the global smash hit topical podcast The Bugle, which he hosted alongside John Oliver.

His most recent show, Satirist for Hire, plays monthly to a full house at the Soho Theatre and has been described as ‘deliciously daft and occasionally Pythonesque’ (Evening Standard). He also performs regularly on BBC Radio 4’s The Now Show and BBC Radio 5’s 7 Day Saturday.

Tickets from £20.00

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Austentatious: An Improvised Jane Austen Novel

The Udderbelly.

Booking period: 22 June -14 July 2016

Austentatious returns to Southbank Centre, resplendent with Regency-era adventures. 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 2013, 2014 and 2015, and Chortle award winners 2014. As heard on BBC Radio 2 and BBC Radio 4 Extra.

Tickets from £20.00

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Comedy Club 4 Kids

The Udderbelly

Booking period: 21 May – 16 July 2016
Kids, bring your folks to see the international circuit’s best comedians, sketch acts and cabaret stars. Comedy Club 4 Kidshas stand-up from grown-up, high-quality acts like John Robins, Stu Goldsmith and Nish Kumar who perform their usual sets, just without the swearing or rude bits.’ (The Independent). ‘A highlight for children in recent years, giving them a taste of some of the biggest names in comedy… with the fun, rowdy feel of a real comedy club’ ( The Guardian). ‘The ethos is just right’ (The Daily Telegraph).’Absolutely hilarious.’ (The Yorkshire Times).

Tickets from £13.00

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Dr Sketchy’s Anti-Art School

The Spiegeltent.

Booking period: 16 May – 15 August 2016
Grab your sketch book and come to Dr. Sketchy’s anti-art school, where life drawing meets cabaret. Sketch glamorous models and compete in drawing contests in an atmosphere of artistic mayhem. Dr. Sketchy is for everyone, with no previous artistic ability required. So don’t be shy: put pencil to paper, move it around and see what happens – you might be surprised!

Tickets from £20.00

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Hotel Black Cat

The Spiegeltent

Booking period: 3 June- 26 August 2016

London’s cabaret trailblazers are back with a brand new production for 2016 – a riotous explosion of cabaret, circus and live music, set in a less-than-completely-reputable Parisian hotel during the first decade of the 20th century. In-keeping with the Black Cat’s trademark mood of giddy abandon, expect to meet high-kicking showgirls, jaw-dropping acrobats, madcap comic singers, live musicians and more.

Tickets from: £29.00

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Foil, Arms and Hog

The Udderbelly

Booking period: 22 April – 8 July 2016

Foil, Arms & Hog return to Southbank Centre for three nights with their critically acclaimed show. Four million hits on YouTube, five exclusives on FunnyorDie.com and endorsements from Rowan Atkinson: they’re one of Ireland’s finest comedy prospects.

Tickets from: £20.00

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Paul Zerdin – Spongefinger

The Udderbelly

Booking period: 14 April- 16 April 2016
America’s Got Talent 2015 winner Paul Zerdin returns to the UK. Fresh from headlining the world-famous Planet Hollywood, he brings with him a new show and an all-star cast of his (in)famous puppets. Join Paul, cheeky pre-adolescent Sam, belligerent OAP Albert and precocious Baby for an evening of hilarious ventriloquism and high jinks.

Tickets from: £20.00
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Comedy In The Dark

The Udderbelly

Booking period: 11 April – 11 July 2016
Comedy in the Dark is the most fun you can have with the lights off. At this unique comedy experience, comedians perform in total darkness. The audience’s senses are heightened, and, of course, things look and sound different in the dark.

Tickets from: £16.00

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Margaret Thatcher Queen of Soho

The Udderbelly

Booking period: 21 April – 15 July 2016

Margaret Thatcher Queen of Soho makes her debut at Southbank Centre in a drag comedy musical extravaganza. She appears in the wake of two sell-out runs at the Edinburgh Fringe and London’s Leicester Square Theatre. On the eve of the vote on Section 28 Maggie gets lost in Soho and accidentally becomes a cabaret superstar, but will she change her mind about the homophobic bill before it’s too late? Take your seat for a camp odyssey about gay rights, the 80s and disco…

Tickets from: £20.00

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Between The Sheets: An Intimate Cabaret

The Spiegeltent

Booking period: 18 June -18 September 2016
Welcome to Miss Polly Rae’s boudoir. Celebrating all things ‘in the bedroom’ ‘Between The Sheets’ is a visually stunning, hilarious and risqué romp, bursting with a dynamite mix of song, dance, comedy, circus and glorious innuendo that not only encapsulates traditional burlesque but also explores the darker more erotic side of striptease.

Tickets from: £23.00

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Knightmare Live

The Udderbelly

Booking period: 24 April -3 July 2016

Do you want the chance to wear the iconic helmet of justice and play the dungeon? Knightmare Live is back with a brand new concept. The game has changed. Every show is different; every room holds a new challenge. How long will you last?

Tickets from: £20.00

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Morgan & West’s Utterly Spiffing Spectacular Magic Show

The Spiegeltent

Booking period: 31 May – 5 June 2016

Time travelling Victorian magic duo Morgan & West unload another boxful of bafflement and impossibility. Witness a mountain of mysterious magic, a hatful of hyper-reality, and of course a truck full of tricks and tea. (Sadly there are no actual mountains or trucks on stage during the show, Mr West simply would not have them). Mixing brain bursting illusion and good old fashioned tom-foolery, Morgan & West present a show for all the family, where magic and silliness abound! Fun for ages 5 to 105!

Tickets from: £13.00

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Monski Mouse’s Baby Disco Dance Hall

The Spiegeltent

Booking period: 10 May – 25 September 2016

DJ Monski Mouse, brings high energy smiling to the Spielgeltent with her hit parent’s and children’s dance event for under 5’s. Monski and her team will have heads and shoulders, knees and toes bopping along to retro dance tracks, pop favourites and funky nursery rhymes.

Tickets from: £11.00

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