Purple cow goes ‘Wonderground’

Kat Pope June 2, 2013

London wonderland

If you’re missing the whole festival vibe and especially the wonderfully draughty Speigeltent, you don’t have far to go to catch both by the tail, as the tent has pitched up, Tardis-like, 60 miles away on the lawns of the South Bank for the rest of the summer and now goes by the name of London Wonderground.

Throughout the month of June there’s a whole range of cabaret, circus and sideshow on offer just a 20 minute walk or 5 minute bus ride from Victoria.

Godfathers of alternative cabaret, The Tiger Lillies, who wowed at the Festival last month, are doing their only London gigs at Wonderground from, June 7-9, while Circa, who soared around Hove’s All Saints Church with How Like An Angel, return to their circus roots with new show Beyond for a 14 night run dotted through the month.

Ex-music hall star (‘I ‘ad a little thrush but now it’s gawn’) Ida Barr brings her Eyes Down Bingo show to the party on June 8 and 29, while throughout the month you can thrill to Limbo, a performance that includes ‘heart-stopping illusions, mind-bending manoeuvres and breathtaking dance moves.’

Next door is the upside-down purple cow, the Udderbelly, which is playing host to the best of the comedy world until they all move on to Edinburgh in August.

Highlights include the very camp but unfortunately straight Hal Cruttenden performing Tough Luvvie on the 6th, and Gallic sex-symbol and all-round French tit Marcel Lucont on the 4th.

There’s also Irish hip hop comedy improv team Abandoman on the 7th and Tommy-Two-Ways ex-Tory MP Gyles Brandreth on the 15th who’s Looking for Happiness (not in the Tory party my dear!)

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