Time Out says
Posted: Wed Jun 20 2012
This summer-long pop-up cabaret festival offers an embarrassment of riches. International performers include sensational chanteuses Meow Meow, who blends tenderness, satire and seat-of-the-pants showmanship, and the achingly soulful Camille O’Sullivan, who’s presenting a whole raft of shows. Also not to be missed is the Boom Boom Club’s ‘Prospero’s Tavern’, a theatrical shindig directed by Dusty Limits in which Jonny Woo’s magus oversees a Shakespearean lock-in starring cabaret’s finest. Come July 9, the neighbouring Udderbelly – the purple inflatable cow crammed with comedy – heads north to Edinburgh and the Wonderground expands to become a whole Coney Island-themed playground environment of sideshows, bandstands, food stalls, roving performers and barnyard oddities. ‘It’ll be like entering a new world,’ promises Ed Bartlam, co-director of Underbelly, who are creating the Wonderground with the Southbank Centre. We think he might be right.
What's on at London Wonderground
Cabaret, Stand-up, Big-name talent, Character comedy
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