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The Black Cat is back: Underbelly Festival

SEEN faves The Black Cat Cabaret has been captivating the city’s audiences with their dark and daring brand of cabaret entertainment for more than a decade. Black Cat: Bohemia is the company’s most ambitious show to date, and premières with the company’s first headline run at Underbelly Festival Southbank. Combining highly skilled acrobatic feats and spectacular ensemble work, with comic turns and live music, the show’s 12-strong cast elevate cabaret and circus to new levels of jaw-dropping glamour. This is a thrilling theatrical experience not to be missed this summer!

Opening 22nd August, the show conjures up a psychedelic circus world, drawing inspiration from the utopian visions of Angela Carter. A band of show-folk and its shadowy emcee arrive at the Southbank, inviting audiences on a journey through their riotously colourful circus world. The troupe combines circus with a commitment to Art for Art’s Sake values, and a firmly held belief that the party must go on! But as the lines between fantasy and reality start to blur, their world threatens to unravel…

Taking up a 6-week residency at Underbelly Festival, Southbank’s glorious Paradiso Spiegeltent, Black Cat: Bohemia is the perfect place to celebrate the 250th Anniversary of the world’s first circus – where Philip Astley first created a rope ring just streets away in the marshland around Waterloo station.

As producer of the festival’s final headline show, The Black Cat Cabaret is flying the flag for London’s underground cabaret and circus scene amongst an array of international talent on offer throughout the programme. SEEN attended several shows in 2017, it’s one of the summer’s outstanding events.

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Black Cat Cabaret
Underbelly Festival Southbank
Belvedere Road Coach Park
London
SE1 8XX