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Briefs! – London Wonderground, South Bank

Creators: Briefs Factory Reviewer: Tom Finch “Out watching a cabaret show on a Tuesday night, you bunch of trashbags” was the words the audience were greeted with (though with considerably more expletives) on Press Night for the fourth year of Briefs!, an all male ‘boylesque’ group with a penchant for thrusting, gyrating and, of course, stripping. The evening of saucy, ...

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Briefs – London Wonderground, South Bank

Creative Producer: Fez Faanana Co-Creator: Mark Winmill Reviewer: Scott Matthewman Now on their third summer residency at the London Wonderground’s Spiegeltent, the creative team behind Briefs certainly know what works: a heady mix of comedy, striptease, dance and circus skills. It’s a format which has remained largely unchanged from the troupe’s previous visits to London. Hosted by the statuesque Aussie ...

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Ali McGregor’s Jazzamatazz! -London Wonderground

  Performers: Ali McGregor and band Reviewer: Maryam Philpott   London festivals are not known for being child-friendly and with places such as the Southbank’s Udderbelly or London Wonderground the immediate associations are with trendy 20 and 30-somethings drinking Pimms on a Friday night while watching alternative theatre. But events are happening more or less all day every day including ...

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Black Cat Cabaret – London Wonderground

  Created by: The cast Reviewer: Maryam Philpott   Nothing is guaranteed to delight a Press Night audience more than standing in an exceptionally long queue for 30 minutes with zero information on why the doors aren’t open or why the show is starting later than billed – it’s pretty poor customer management from the venue. A line of angry ...

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Scotch & Soda – London Wonderground

Performers: Company 2 and The Crusty Suitcase Band Reviewer: Scott Matthewman In recent years the Spiegeltent at London Wonderground has become a welcome regular summer fixture on the South Bank. While it may be temporarily overshadowed by the Udderbelly’s Big Purple Cow next door before that venue relocates to Edinburgh, one area where it can dominate is in its array ...

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Briefs: The Second Coming – London Wonderground, Southbank

Creative Producer: Fez Faanana Co-Creator:Mark Winmill Reviewer: Scott Matthewman  Drag and male burlesque make for unashamedly trashy bedfellows. Nowhere is this more in evidence than in Briefs' return visit to London Wonderground, mixing sequins, striptease and circus skills to enjoyable effect. Held together by self-described "bearded Aussie drag queen" Shivannah (the show's creative producer Fez Faanana), who combines effortless MC ...

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Limbo – London Wonderground

Music: Sxip Shirey Director: Scott Maidment Reviewer: Jessica Gray Limbo is a heady experience that captivates its audience from the very beginning and catapults them in to a dark, dangerous and sexy new world of live performance. The show is currently in its second season at the Southbank’s Wonderground following a celebrated run last summer at the same venue. Director ...

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Briefs: The Second Coming – London Wonderground

Creative Producer: Fez Faanana Reviewer: Jeffrey Mayhew [Rating:4.5] Well. We'll start with the usual caveats, "Not for the faint-hearted", "Might not be your cup of tea", "Wear a mac..." But then even the briefest of glances at the publicity should have rung alarm bells should you have any to ring. As the wondrous Fez Faanana quipped, "If you liked it ...

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