6 of the best shows for adults at the Underbelly Festival
From April to September 2019, see the South Bank come alive with the help of the Underbelly Festival. Marking its 11th year in the central London location, acts from the world of cabaret, comedy and entertainment come together in a worldwide celebration bringing the best performers together. With shows for younger and older audiences alike, take a look at these shows suitable for adult audiences at the Underbelly Festival and join in the fun!
Underbelly shows suitable for adults
Regulars to the stages across London’s cabaret scene, Club Briefs take to the Spiegeltent with a late-night variety show. Alongside performances by the Club Briefs company, experience the fun of the fair coming to town as cabaret and circus acts from around the world over a weekend at the festival. Bringing the fun of the fair to town along with a heart-pumping soundtrack to get every audience member on the dancefloor, get access to one of the most exciting parties and laugh all night long at Club Briefs.
Sh!t Faced Showtime – Guys and Dolls
What happens when a group of performers take to the stage to perform a Golden Age classic, but one of the cast members is intoxicated? Watch madness unfold at this unique adaptation of Guys and Dolls, where a cocktail of gangsters, gamblers and missionaries means anything can happen. So, roll the dice and bet on Guys and Dolls this Underbelly Festival, where the drink is flowing and the show keeps going.
Taking to the Underbelly Festival for a monthly night of dancing fun, Swing Out! brings the music of the early to mid-twentieth century to London complete with authentic dance routines. During the course of the evening, learn swing choreography from across four decades before taking to the stage and showing everyone what you’ve got. Jazz and blues music plays underneath the entire evening as you step, stomp and shimmy your way to becoming a swing great and perform at the Underbelly yourself. So, tie up your laces and don your bowtie for a swinging night of live entertainment and dance.
Don’t spend the evening curled up in front of a screen. Get out and experience the best of improvised theatre with Notflix. Asking for audience suggestions for film styles, characters and what they want to happen, be at the front row for a brand new musical that comes to life before your very eyes. Packed with everything you’d want in a movie, take in a one-night-only production that you’ll want to put down the television remote for.
Marcel Lucont’s Cabaret Fantastique
An English alternative comedian taking to the Underbelly Festival, see Marcel Lucont’s Cabaret Fantastique for one night only as his internationally-acclaimed cabaret is sure to delight. Putting on a show with non-stop energy, see the alter-ego of Alexis Dubus take centre stage and send audiences into a frenzy in September 2019.
Screaming with Laughter
Are you a parent looking to enjoy a comedy show but don’t know where to take your child? Head to Screaming with Laughter to see comedians perform while you can look after your little one at the same time. Inviting families with children up to the age of 13 months, audiences can change, feed and take care of their children while comedians take to the stage to deliver cutting-edge jokes. Making audiences comfortable to bring little ones for six years, laugh like never before at Screaming with Laughter.
Want to know everything about the Underbelly? Read our complete guide to the annual London festival as well as more acts to see during the festival’s six months in the capital.