NEWS: It’s that time of year again – the big inflatable cow is gracing the Southbank again for UNDERBELLY 6th April – 30th September @UnderbellyFest ‏ @Robbotron

Whether you love music, comedy, circus, cabaret or something else – there is something for everyone at this year’s Underbelly!UnderbellyFestivalSouthbank_270517_25_preview


  • Highlights include: Circus Abyssinia, Margaret Thatcher Queen of Soho, The Dark Room, Nina Conti & Aliens Love Underpants

Now preparing for a 10th year on the Southbank and having smashed through the million-tickets-sold barrier last year, Underbelly Festival Southbank will open in just two weeks with a dazzling array of circus, comedy, cabaret, family entertainment, food and drink.

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Review: 1* Cut @thevaultsuk @LdnWonderground  


#Tweetingit – 1* Not at all representative of the shows usually linked to London Wonderground – a thin script and gimmicky theatrical devices left this reviewer in the dark.

CUT, Adelaide 2015, courtesy of Gary Cockburn_2The lights come up, the clapping carries on longer than I expect, “I genuinely have no idea what just happened.” A few glances between couples begin and then we filter out to try to figure out what on earth we just saw.

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Review:4**** Frisky & Mannish – CabaRIOT @UdderbellyFest @friskynmannish

On a balmy summer’s evening in Waterloo, by the riverside, is a riot of cabaret proportions. I passed through a giant archway heralding the beginning of the Udderbelly festival, flanked by an idyllic setting of seating blended perfectly into greenery, flanked by a variety of stores selling preposterously up-market victuals. It’s like a pub garden in Narnia.Frisky_and_Mannish_for_web_750_500_60_c1

Suddenly the stage becomes more smoky than a club in the 90’s, and the performers appear. Mannish is playing keyboard and wearing what can only be described as spandex and sparkly genius. He is joined in short order by Frisky, who is precisely what Paloma Faith would be if she possessed any intellect. Continue reading “Review:4**** Frisky & Mannish – CabaRIOT @UdderbellyFest @friskynmannish”

INTERVIEW: Sunday Papers Live’s Ben DeVere @paperslive

#Tweetingit: Want to know a bit more about the upcoming exciting Bank Holiday Weekend event, Sunday Papers Live? Ben DeVere spoke to Playhouse Pickings to tell us all about it.

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PREVIEW of Sunday Papers Live 7th Edition – 29th May 2016 @thepaperslive


#Tweetingit – A day of walks, talks, roasts, bloody marys and performances that bring the broadsheets to life, in a big living room where cats, slippers and smoking jackets are encouraged? I’m there with bells on.


Ever wanted a relaxing Sunday but get to 3pm and think youve wasted it and shouldve done more? I often do – but Sunday Papers Live seems like the perfect tonic to that

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