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Nina Conti, Ruby Wax, Gina Yashere, Circolombia, Frisky & Mannish and lots more join the 10th Anniversary Underbelly Festival at London's Southbank 2018

UNDERBELLY FESTIVAL: LINE-UP ANNOUNCED FOR 10th YEAR ON SOUTHBANK



·         Headliners Circolombia & SOAP join Circus Abyssinia & Circa’s Peepshow
·         Comedy from Gina Yashere, James Acaster, Nina Conti, Ruby Wax, Sara Pascoe, Stephen K. Amos & Limmy
·         Circus, Cabaret & Variety from, Knightmare Live, Frisky & Mannish, Magical Bones & Jess Robinson
·         Family shows including Dick & Dom, Metta Theatre’s The Little Mermaid, Dick and Dom, The Amazing Bubble Man, Morgan & West, Funz & Gamez and Monski Mouse’s Baby Disco Dancehall
·         6th April – 30 September 2018, Southbank, London SE1

Underbelly Festival is back for its tenth year on the Southbank with an incredible line-up, including headline shows from four countries across four different continents by some of the finest purveyors of circus in the world.

Shows on sale today include a modern twist on the grand tradition of European Circus: acclaimed German production SOAP [3 May – 17 July]combines acrobatics and water for a visually extraordinary and riotously fun spectacle that includes bathtub acrobatics, a mop ballet and a spectacular rainy finale. 

Circolombia was one of the hits of last year’s Edinburgh Festival Fringe, a fiery Latin circus-concert infusing the world’s best circus performers and a powerful original live soundtrack with Colombia’s vibrant cultural heritage, which has its London premiere at Underbelly Festival from 24 May – 14 July. 

Headline acts already announced are Ethiopian Fringe sensation Circus Abyssinia [6 April – 20 May] - starring the incredible Bibi and Bichu; and legendary Australian circus troupe Circa’s brand new extravaganza Peepshow [27 June – 18 August]. 

Beyond the intercontinental feast of circus, Underbelly Festival celebrates a decade as London’s home of spring and summer comedy with shows by a host of the country’s finest comedians including international sensation and star of The Daily Show Gina Yashere [22-24 June], superstar ventriloquist Nina Conti [28 April & 1 July], legendary comedian and mental health campaigner Ruby Wax [26-27 May], young pretender Dane Baptiste & Friends [7 July] and national treasures-in-waiting Katy Brand (26 April), James Acaster [9 May], Sara Pascoe [19-20 May], Danny Bhoy[4 June] and Stephen K. Amos [8 June], alongside many more of the very finest comedic talents in the biz. 

Other genre transcending entertainment coming to the festival include Glasgow’s dark comedy renaissance man Limmy for a screening of his legendary Vines [2 June], cult interactive gameshow Knightmare Live [17 June & 8 July], legendary paragons of pop culture parody (who, like Underbelly Festival, mark their 10th anniversary this year) Frisky and Mannish [29 May], award-winning circus extravaganza Elixir, and countless hilarious and musically spectacular impressions from Jess Robinson [31 May & 5 July].

This year’s Underbelly Festival will also offer its most extensive and exciting range of family entertainment to date from the likes of Dick & Dom – making the festival their new bungalow on June 9-10, Metta Theatre, who reinvent Hans Christian Anderson’s classic in Metta’s Little Mermaid - The Circus Sensation using their signature blend of circus, physical theatre, contemporary dance and spoken word [24 July – 12 August], as well as the world’s foremost ‘bubbleologist’ The Amazing Bubble Man [21-22 &26-29 May], time-travelling magicians Morgan & West [7, 8 & 28 July, 27 August], riotous interactive shenanigans for kids (and plenty of jokes for parents) from Funz and Gamez [8 July] and Monski Mouse’s Baby Disco Dancehall [various dates 6 May-30 September], which gets the teeniest of boppers singing and dancing. 

All of this is just a flavour of the full programme of comedy, circus, cabaret, variety and family fun taking place daily from April until the end of September in two spectacular venues, both set within a buzzing festival site which features some of London’s finest outdoor bars, offering a sumptuous range of food and drink.

Underbelly directors Ed Bartlam and Charlie Woods said:
“It’s hard to believe it’s been ten years since we first landed on the Southbank but we’re celebrating in style with our most exciting programme yet. As well as providing a range of brilliant comedy, cabaret, family entertainment, food, drink and bars, our headline shows all demonstrate the richness and variety of circus performance all around the world and it’s amazing to be hosting them mere yards away from the birthplace of circus 250 years ago.”

FULL LISTINGS

THE BELLY

Circus Abyssinia
Genre: Circus
Time: Tue-Fri 7:45pm, Sat 3pm & 6pm, Sunday 6pm (60 mins)
Venue: The Belly
Dates: 6 April - 20 May 
Tickets from £14.00

Circolombia
Genre: Circus
Time: Tue-Fri 7:45pm, Sat 3pm & 6pm, Sunday 6pm (60 mins)
Venue: The Belly
Dates: 24 May –14 July
Tickets from £17.50

Aaron Calvert
Genre: Comedy
Time: 9.15PM (10.15PM)
Venue: The Belly
Dates: 10 April
Ticket Prices: £12.50 (£11)

Andrew Maxwell
Genre: Comedy
Time: 9.15PM (10.15PM)
Venue: The Belly
Dates: 27 June
Ticket Prices: £15.50 (£14)

Andy Zaltzman - Satirists for Hire: World Cup Special
Genre: Comedy
Time: 9.15PM (10.15PM)
Venue: The Belly
Dates: 5 July
Ticket Prices: £15.50 (£14)

Anna Morris
Genre: Comedy
Time: 7.45PM & 7.30PM (8.45PM & 8.30PM)
Venue: The Belly
Dates: 6 May & 18 June
Ticket Prices: £15.50 (£14)

The Abandoman Show
Genre: Comedy
Time: 7.45PM & 9.15PM (8.45PM & 10.15PM)
Venue: The Belly
Dates: 11 – 14 August 
Ticket Prices: £15.50 (£14)

Amazing Bubble Man
Genre: Childrens
Time: 11AM. 1PM & 1.30PM (12AM. 2PM & 2.30PM)
Venue: The Belly
Dates: 21 – 22 & 26 – 29 May
Ticket Prices: £10 (£35 Family Ticket for groups of 4)

Arthur Smith
Genre: Comedy
Time: 9.15PM (10.15PM)
Venue: The Belly
Dates: 31 May 
Ticket Prices: £15.50 (£14)

The Bear Pack
Genre: Comedy
Time: 7.45PM (8.15PM)
Venue: The Belly
Dates: 10 June 
Ticket Prices: £12.50 (£11)

Best of the Comedy Store
Genre: Comedy
Time: 9.15PM (11.15PM)
Venue: The Belly
Dates: 14 April, 21 April, 28 April, 5 April, 12 April, 19 April, 26 May, 2 June, 9 June, 16 June, 23 June, 30 June, 7 July, 14 July
Ticket Prices: £19.50 (£18)

Card Ninja
Genre: Comedy & Magic
Time: 3PM & 12.30PM (4PM & 1.30PM)
Venue: The Belly
Dates: 7 May, 24 June, 30 June 
Ticket Prices: £12.50 (£11) & £40 Family Ticket for groups of 4

Carl Donnelly
Genre: Comedy
Time: 9.15PM (10.15PM)
Venue: The Belly
Dates: 10 May
Ticket Prices: £15.50 (£14)

CC4K
Genre: Childrens
Time: 12.30PM (1.30PM)
Venue: The Belly
Dates: 24 June, 1 July, 8 July, 4 July
Ticket Prices: £10 (£35 Family Ticket for groups of 4)

Chortle Fast Fringe
Genre: Comedy
Time: 7.30PM (10.15PM)
Venue: The Belly
Dates: 9 July
Ticket Prices: £17.50 (£16)

Dane Baptiste & Friends
Genre: Comedy
Time: 7.45PM (8.45PM)
Venue: The Belly
Dates: 7 July
Ticket Prices: £15.50 (£14)

Danny Bhoy
Genre: Comedy
Time: 7.30PM (8.30PM)
Venue: The Belly
Dates: 4 June
Ticket Prices: £17.50 (£16)

The Dark Room
Genre: Comedy
Time: 7.45PM & 9.15PM (8.45PM & 10.15PM)
Venue: The Belly
Dates: 22 April, 8 May
Ticket Prices: £15.50 (£14)

The Dark Room For Kids
Genre: Childrens
Time: 12.30PM (1.30PM)
Venue: The Belly
Dates: 23 June, 7 July
Ticket Prices: £12.50 (£11) & £40 Family Ticket for groups of 4

Criminal
Genre: Comedy
Time: 9.15PM (10.15PM)
Venue: The Belly
Dates: 19 June
Ticket Prices: £14 (£12.50)

Croft and Pearce and David Mills
Genre: Comedy
Time: 7.45PM (8.45PM)
Venue: The Belly
Dates: 29 April
Ticket Prices: £14.50 (£13)

Dane Baptiste
Genre: Comedy
Time: 7.45PM (8.45PM)
Venue: The Belly
Dates: 7 July
Ticket Prices: £15.50 (£14)

Dick and Dom
Genre: Childrens
Time: 11AM, 1PM & 3PM (12PM, 2PM & 4PM)
Venue: The Belly
Dates: 9 & 10 June
Ticket Prices: £15 (£13)

Festival of Spoken Nerd
Genre: Comedy
Time: 9.15PM & 9.25PM (10.15PM & 10.25PM)
Venue: The Belly
Dates: 3 May, 6 June & 4 July
Ticket Prices: £15.50 (£14)

Frisky and Mannish
Genre: Comedy / Cabaret
Time: 9.15PM (10.15PM)
Venue: The Belly
Dates: 29 June
Ticket Prices: £17.50 (£16)

Funz and Gamez
Genre: Childrens
Time: 3PM (4PM)
Venue: The Belly
Dates: 8 July
Ticket Prices: £12.50 (£11)

Gina Yashere
Genre: Comedy
Time: 7.45PM & 9.15PM (8.45PM & 10.15PM)
Venue: The Belly
Dates: 22, 23 & 24 June
Ticket Prices: £17.50 (£16)

Guilty Feminist
Genre: Comedy
Time: 9.15PM (10.15PM)
Venue: The Belly
Dates: 1 June
Ticket Prices: £15.50 (£14)

James Acaster
Genre: Comedy
Time: 9.15PM (10.15PM)
Venue: The Belly
Dates: 9 May
Ticket Prices: £17.50 (£16)

Jason Byrne
Genre: Comedy
Time: 7.45PM & 9.15PM (8.45PM & 10.15PM)
Venue: The Belly
Dates: 15, 16 June
Ticket Prices: £19.50 (£18)

Josie Long and Friends
Genre: Comedy
Time: 9.15PM (10.15PM)
Venue: The Belly
Dates: 25 April
Ticket Prices: £15.50 (£16)

Katy Brand
Genre: Comedy
Time: 9.15PM (10.15PM)
Venue: The Belly
Dates: 26 April
Ticket Prices: £17.50 (£16)

Knightmare Live
Genre: Comedy
Time: 7.45PM (8.55PM)
Venue: The Belly
Dates: 17 June, 8 July
Ticket Prices: £15.50 (£14)

Late Night Gimp Fight
Genre: Comedy
Time: 9.15PM (10.15PM)
Venue: The Belly
Dates: 18 May
Ticket Prices: £15.50 (£14)

Limmy
Genre: Comedy
Time: 7.30PM (8.45PM)
Venue: The Belly
Dates: 2 June
Ticket Prices: £17.50 (£16)

Luisa Omelan
Genre: Comedy
Time: 9.15PM (10.15PM)
Venue: The Belly
Dates: 21 June
Ticket Prices: £17.50 (£16)

Magical Bones
Genre: Comedy
Time: 7.30PM (8.30PM)
Venue: The Belly
Dates: 2 July
Ticket Prices: £15.50 (£14)

Mark Dolan
Genre: Comedy
Time: 7.30PM (.15PM)
Venue: The Belly
Dates: 30 May
Ticket Prices: £15.50 (£14)

Max and Ivan
Genre: Comedy
Time: 7.45PM (8.45PM)
Venue: The Belly
Dates: 21 April
Ticket Prices: £14 (£12.50)

Musical Comedy Awards Grand Final
Genre: Comedy
Time: 8PM (10.30PM)
Venue: The Belly
Dates: 7 April
Ticket Prices: £14 (£12.50)

NewsRevue
Genre: Comedy
Time: 7PM (8PM)
Venue: The Belly
Dates: 28 May
Ticket Prices: £14 (£12.50)

Nina Conti
Genre: Comedy
Time: 7.45PM (8.45PM)
Venue: The Belly
Dates: 28 April, 1 July
Ticket Prices: £19.50 (£18)

Notflix
Genre: Comedy
Time: 7.30PM (8.30PM)
Venue: The Belly
Dates: 7 May
Ticket Prices: £12.50 (£11)

Pete Firman
Genre: Comedy
Time: 9.15PM (10.15PM)
Venue: The Belly
Dates: 6 July
Ticket Prices: £15.50 (£14)

Phil Wang
Genre: Comedy
Time: 9.15PM (10.15PM)
Venue: The Belly
Dates: 7 June
Ticket Prices: £15.50 (£14)

Ruby Wax
Genre: Comedy
Time: 7.45PM (8.55PM)
Venue: The Belly
Dates: 26, 27 May
Ticket Prices: £22.50 (£21)

Sara Pascoe
Genre: Comedy
Time: 7.45PM (8.45PM)
Venue: The Belly
Dates: 19, 20 May
Ticket Prices: £17.50 (£16)

Sarah Kendall
Genre: Comedy
Time: 7.45PM (8.45PM)
Venue: The Belly
Dates: 3 June
Ticket Prices: £15.50 (£14)

Simon Munnery and Friends
Genre: Comedy
Time: 9.15PM (10.15PM)
Venue: The Belly
Dates: 20 June
Ticket Prices: £14 (£12.50)

Steen Raskospolous
Genre: Comedy
Time: 9.15PM (10.15PM)
Venue: The Belly
Dates: 4 May
Ticket Prices: £12.50 (£11)

Stephen K Amos
Genre: Comedy
Time: 9.15PM (10.15PM)
Venue: The Belly
Dates: 8 June
Ticket Prices: £19.50 (£18)

The Bugle LIVE
Genre: Comedy
Time: 9.15PM (10.15PM)
Venue: The Belly
Dates: 5 June & 10 July
Ticket Prices: £15.50 (£14)

Tiff Stevenson
Genre: Comedy
Time: 9.15PM (10.15PM)
Venue: The Belly
Dates: 8 June
Ticket Prices: £15.50 (£14)

Thinking Drinkers
Genre: Comedy
Time: 7.45PM (8.45PM)
Venue: The Belly
Dates: 14 April
Ticket Prices: £15.50 (£14)

Tony Law
Genre: Comedy
Time: 9.15PM (10.15PM)
Venue: The Belly
Dates: 26 June
Ticket Prices: £15.50 (£14)

Zoe Lyons
Genre: Comedy
Time: 7.45PM (8.45PM)
Venue: The Belly
Dates: 30 June
Ticket Prices: £19.50 (£18)

SPIEGELTENT

SOAP
Genre: Circus
Time: Tue-Fri 7:45pm, Sat 7pm & 9:30pm, Sun 7pm (70 mins)
Venue: Spiegeltent
Dates: 3 May – 17 July
Tickets from £12.50

Circa: Peepshow
Genre: Circus
Time: Tue-Fri 7:45pm, Sat 7pm & 9:30pm, Sun 7pm (60 mins)
Venue: Spiegeltent
Dates: 27 June – 18 August
Tickets from £11.50

Alternative Eurovision
Time: 9.30PM (11:15PM)
Venue: Spiegeltent
Dates: 11 May
Ticket Prices: £15.50 (£14)

Arr We There Yet?
Genre: Childrens
Time:  1.15PM (2.15PM)
Venue: Spiegeltent
Dates: 10 June, 17 June, 24 June, 30 June.
Ticket Prices: £10 (£35 Family Ticket for groups of 4)

Ashes To Ashes: A David Bowie Tribute
Genre: Cabaret
Time: 9.15PM (11.15PM)
Venue: Spiegeltent
Dates: 9 June
Ticket Prices: £17.50 (£16)

Bad Luck Cabaret
Genre: Cabaret
Time: 9.15PM & 9.30PM (10.15PM & 10.30PM)
Venue: Spiegeltent
Dates: 8 June, 18 July
Ticket Prices: £15.50 (£14)

Bang Said The Gun
Genre: Cabaret
Time: 9.30PM (10.45PM)
Venue: Spiegeltent
Dates: 4 July
Ticket Prices: £15.50 (£14)

Cabaret Fantastique
Genre: Cabaret
Time: 9.30PM & 9.15PM (10.30PM & 10.15PM)
Venue: Spiegeltent
Dates: 25 May, 21 September
Ticket Prices: £15.50 (£14)

Children are Stinky
Genre: Childrens
Time:  1.15PM & 3PM (2.05PM & 2.50PM)
Venue: Spiegeltent
Dates: 29 May, 30 May, 31 May, 1 June, 2 June, 3 June, 9 June, 10 June, 16 June, 17 June.
Ticket Prices: £10 (£35 Family Ticket for groups of 4)

Cocoa Butter Club
Genre: Cabaret
Time: 9.15PM (10.15PM)
Venue: Spiegeltent
Dates: 13 September
Ticket Prices: £12.50 (£11)

Denim
Genre: Cabaret
Time: 9.30PM (10.15PM)
Venue: Spiegeltent
Dates: 29 June
Ticket Prices: £15.50 (£14)

Drew Caiden
Genre: Cabaret
Time: 9.30PM (10.30PM)
Venue: Spiegeltent
Dates: 22 May
Ticket Prices: £12.50 (£11)

Elixir
Genre: Circus
Time: 7.15PM, 7.45PM, 9.15PM & 9.30PM (8.15PM, 8.45PM, 10.15PM & 10.30PM)
Venue: Spiegeltent
Dates: 12 – 23 June
Ticket Prices: £15.50 (£14)

Eurotrashed
Genre: Cabaret
Time: 9PM & 9.15PM (10PM & 10.15PM)
Venue: Spiegeltent
Dates: 16 & 18 September
Ticket Prices: £15.50 (£14)

Fantastic Beaver and Where to Find Her
Genre: Cabaret
Time: 9.15PM (10.15PM)
Venue: Spiegeltent
Dates: 22 August
Ticket Prices: £12.50 (£11)

FFS!
Genre: Cabaret
Time: 9.30PM (10.30PM)
Venue: Spiegeltent
Dates: 17 May
Ticket Prices: £12.50 (£11)

Fringe Wives Club
Genre: Cabaret
Time: 9.15PM (10.15PM)
Venue: Spiegeltent
Dates: 27 July
Ticket Prices: £15.50 (£14)

Fringe Wives Club - Kids Show
Genre: Chidrens
Time: 1.15PM & 1PM (2.15PM & 2PM)
Venue: Spiegeltent
Dates: 14 & 21 July
Ticket Prices: £10 (£35 Family Ticket for groups of 4)

Fully Sik
Genre: Cabaret
Time: 9.15PM (10.15PM)
Venue: Spiegeltent
Dates: 17 July
Ticket Prices: £15.50 (£14)

Gals Aloud: Not The Tucking Kind
Genre: Cabaret
Time: 9.15PM (10.15PM)
Venue: Spiegeltent
Dates: 23 August
Ticket Prices: £15.50 (£14)

Hip Hop Cabaret
Genre: Cabaret
Time: 9.30PM (10.30PM)
Venue: Spiegeltent
Dates: 24 May
Ticket Prices: £12.50 (£11)

How To Be A Rockstar
Genre: Childrens
Time: 3PM (4PM)
Venue: Spiegeltent
Dates: 21 July
Ticket Prices: £10 (£35 Family Ticket for groups of 4)

Ida Barr: Granarchist Bingo
Genre: Cabaret
Time: 9.15PM (10.35PM)
Venue: Spiegeltent
Dates: 19 July, 24 August, 14 September
Ticket Prices: £12.50 (£14)

Jess Robinson
Genre: Cabaret
Time: 9.30PM (10.30PM)
Venue: Spiegeltent
Dates: 31 May & 5 July
Ticket Prices: £15.50 (£14)

Metta’s Little Mermaid - The Circus Spectacular
Genre: Childrens
Time: 12PM, 2.30PM & 7PM (1PM, 3.30PM & 8PM)
Venue: Spiegeltent
Dates: 24 July – 12 August
Ticket Prices Monday – Thursday: £18 adults / £10 children / £52 family ticket for 4.
Ticket Prices Friday – Sunday: £22 adults / £14 children / £60 family ticket for 4 

Mariah & Friendz
Genre: Cabaret
Time: 9.30PM (10.30PM)
Venue: Spiegeltent
Dates: 6 June
Ticket Prices: £15.50 (£14)

Michael Griffiths
Genre: Cabaret
Time: 9.15PM (10.15PM)
Venue: Spiegeltent
Dates: 1 August
Ticket Prices: £15.50 (£14)

Miss Kiddy and the Cads
Genre: Cabaret
Time: 9.15PM (10.15PM)
Venue: Spiegeltent
Dates: 3 August
Ticket Prices: £12.50 (£11)

Monski Mouse
Genre: Childrens
Time: 1PM & 3PM (2PM & 3PM)
Venue: Spiegeltent
Dates: 6 May, 13 May, 20 May, 3 June, 24 June, 1 July, 8 July, 15 July, 22 July, 29 July, 2 September, 9 September, 16 September, 23 Sept, 30 September 
Ticket Prices: £15.50 (£14)

Morgan and West Time Traveling Magicians
Genre: Comedy
Time: 9.30PM (10.30PM)
Venue: The Belly
Dates: 9 May
Ticket Prices: £15.50 (£14)

Morgan & West's Utterly Spiffing Spectacular Magic Show For Kids (and Childish Grown-ups)! 
Genre: Childrens
Time: 1PM, 1.15PM & 3PM (2PM, 2.15PM & 4PM)
Venue: The Belly
Dates: 7, 8 & 28 July, 27 August
Ticket Prices: £10 (£35 Family Ticket for groups of 4)

Screaming With Laughter
Genre: Childrens
Time: 1.15PM (2.15PM)
Venue: Spiegeltent
Dates: 6 May & 28 May
Ticket Prices: £10 (£35 Family Ticket for groups of 4)

Shakespearience Live!
Genre: Childrens
Time: 1.15PM (2.15PM)
Venue: Spiegeltent
Dates: 27 May & 15 July
Ticket Prices: £10 (£35 Family Ticket for groups of 4)

Swing Out! A night of live Swing music and dancing
Genre: Dance
Time: 7PM (10.30PM)
Venue: Spiegeltent
Dates: 14 May, 4 June, 9 July, 27 August & 17 September
Ticket Prices Advance: £12.50 (£11)
Ticket Prices On The Door: £15.50 (£14) 

The Virgin Xttravaganzah 2018
Genre: Cabaret
Time: 9.15PM (10.15PM)
Venue: The Belly
Dates: 31 July
Ticket Prices: £12.50 (£11)

Tina C.
Genre: Cabaret
Time: 9.15PM (10.15PM)
Venue: The Belly
Dates: 26 July
Ticket Prices: £12.50 (£11)

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