Cabaret at the Underbelly, London Southbank:
I have of late got rather a taste for modern cabaret and new circus. So I am excited to be heading to this summer’s Underbelly Festival on London’s Southbank which hosts a variety of exciting shows in the atmospheric setting that combines theatre-style seating with the thrill of the big top. I am particularly looking forward to seeing The Black Cat Cabaret, a Parisian-inspired cabaret.
The Black Cat Cabaret, London’s favourite purveyors of dark and daring cabaret entertainment return with a spectacular show, breathing new life into the decadent world of vintage Montmartre.
Upon entering the glorious, mirrored surroundings of the Underbelly Spiegeltent, guests can expect to encounter at close quarters a merry band of high-kicking showgirls, jaw-dropping acrobats, comic street singers, a fire-breathing
siren and daredevil aerialists – all bound together with a belle epoque sense of giddy abandonment.
The Black Cat has made a name for itself as the place to experience modern cabaret in all of its wondrous forms – from the sacred to the profane, the lyrical to the downright louche.
Step over the threshold and encounter absinthe-addled artistes, flame-haired courtesans and bittersweet comic chanteuses, all presided over by The Black Cat’s “compère beyond compare” Dusty Limits. The BCC’s trademark combination of cabaret and comic acts with high skills circus, original music and choreography makes it a night out like no other.
Confirmed dates at Underbelly Festival include
Saturday 20th May – 21:15
Friday 2nd June – 21:30
Saturday 8th July – 21:15
Saturday 5th August – 21:15
Friday 22nd Sept – 21:30
General information can be found on The Black Cat website
Tickets can be purchased by following this link