Posts tagged "Southbank"

Assembly, Gilded Balloon, Pleasance and Underbelly Summer Party and EdFest Programme Launch

by Bernie C. Byrnes The Edinburgh Fringe is 70! Which makes me feel old because I first started going when it was a mere slip of a thing and 50. One of the most significant events that I can clearly remember was the new collaboration between the ‘top four’ that happened in 2008 (which is […]

Underbelly Summer Party & Catch Me (Attrape Moi)

Underbelly Launch Party Purple Cow, Southbank 23/05/2017 by Bernie C Byrnes Last year I wrote a pretty lukewarm review of the Underbelly Launch Party – they had just switched to Hilton and I was disappointed by the experience. This year, I am delighted to say, they are back to their old selves: same location, same […]

Underbelly Festival: Udderbelly & London Wonderground merge into one huge South Bank Festival

Underbelly Festival sees the merging of the annual Udderbelly Festival and London Wonderground into one festival that runs from April 28th – September 30th, 2017. The festival location will be the same as it always was, on Hungerford Car Park between Royal Festival Hall and Jubilee Gardens along the South Bank. So far, some headline […]

Win tickets to see Bianco at London Southbank Centre

Win tickets to see the fantastic Bianco Marvel at Bianco, the dramatic live contemporary circus performance from NoFit State, which comes to the London Southbank Centre from November 23rd. Bianco is an immersive promenade show directed by Firenza Guidi and we are giving you the opportunity to win a pair of tickets to see it. […]

Udderbelly and London Wonderground Announce First Acts for 2016

Udderbelly Festival April 7th – July 17th, 2016 London Wonderground May 5th – September 25th, 2016 Part of Southbank Centre’s Summer Season Underbelly and Southbank Centre have announced the return of Udderbelly Festival and London Wonderground on London’s South Bank through the summer of 2016. Among the fantastic performances added to this year’s programme are Nina […]


July 16th, 2015 Udderbelly at Southbank Centre by Michael Anderson Trygve Wakenshaw’s extravaganza of thrilling physical comedy has swept all before it for over a year now, presumably miming a broom with those incomprehensibly long limbs, collecting awards like stamps. The follow-up to the similarly acclaimed Squidboy, Kraken is an hour of free-associative delirium propelled […]

Abandoman: Hot Desk

Udderbelly Festival May 6th-10th, 2015 by Richard Hamer In what must surely be a crowded marketplace, Abandoman have earned themselves a deserved reputation as the number one Irish, comedy improv hip-hop team. It goes a little like this: front man Rob Broderick – ably assisted by his band – improvise comedy rap songs on […]

Morgan & West’s Utterly Spiffing Spectacular Magic Show – For Kids (and Childish Grown-ups!)

The amazing and magical time magicians Morgan & West are returning to London with a new show that is not only family friendly, but actively aimed at an audience of children…at least that’s the plan according to Mr. Morgan. Mr. West isn’t keen on children… but Mr. Morgan has taken the reigns and will make […]

Udderbelly Festival: Circus Season

The Udderbelly Festival’s circus season is back for 2015 with three spectacular headline shows – A Simple Space, Circus Geeks: Beta Testing and Bromance.  Once again, the Udderbelly brings the most outrageous acrobatics to the upside-down purple cow on the Southbank. Kicking off the circus season will be A Simple Space, April 21st – May […]

Udderbelly Festival Launch

Photo by Pauline Eyre by Haresh Patel The Big Purple Cow is back on her back, legs in the air! It’s now an established marker of the arrival of summer days when the Southbank cultural quarter has her slightly less dignified, more raucous inflatable sister park herself on the lawn next to the more sensible […]