Udderbelly Festival & London Wonderground

10 Udderbelly Festival & London Wonderground Picks

The first acts are now on sale for the subversive funscapes of Udderbelly Festival & London Wonderground…

…and we couldn’t be more excited for the spring/summer carnival they create!

Udderbelly Festival | 7 April – 17 July / London Wonderground | 5 May – 25 September

Here’s our 10 top picks from both festivals: 

 WeGotTickets Musical Comedy Awards Final | Sat 9 April | 8pm | £17.50 / £16 concession

One of our highlights of the year, The Musical Comedy awards are stuffed full of zany melodic fun. Watch six of the UK’s best up and coming musical comedy acts battle it out. It’s hosted by the legendary Tina T’urner Tea Lady (Winner London Cabaret Awards: Best Newcomer 2014). 

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Margaret Thatcher Queen of Soho | 21 April, 19 May & 15 July | Thursday 9pm, Friday 9.15pm | £15.50 / £14 concession

A drag comedy musical parody extravaganza like no other! The story goes like this “On the eve of the vote on Section 28 Maggie gets lost in Soho and accidentally becomes a cabaret superstar, but will she change her mind about the homophobic bill before it’s too late? A camp odyssey about gay rights, the 80s and disco!”

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Knightmare Live | 24 April, 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 May, 3 & 17 July  | 7.45pm | £15.50 / £14 concession

Live action comedy gameshow Knightmare Live is back with a twist; YOU could have the chance to wear the iconic helmet of justice and play the dungeon. Fancy your chances? Check out www.knightmarelive.com 

Knightmare Live

The Amazing Bubble Man | 15 – 24 April (No performances Monday – Thursday) | Friday 2pm, Saturday 11am & 1pm, Sunday 12pm & 2pm | £10 / Family ticket £32 (admits 4 people)

A bubble magic show. Nuff said.

The Bubble Man 

Rob Deering’s Beat This | 3 May | 9pm | £15.50 / £14 concession

The live music-based comedy pop quiz, featuring four top UK stand-ups who battle the audience for QUIZ SUPREMACY.

Rob Deering

Massive Lazy Girls | 11 May | 9pm | £12.50 / £11 concession  

Critically acclaimed sketch groups Massive Dad (‘Performed with flair’ – The Guardian), Lazy Susan (‘Superb’  – The List) and Birthday Girls (‘Consistently imaginative’ – The Guardian) are joining forces for as the great Dreamgirls once sang ‘one night only’.

Massive Lazy Girl

Debra Stephenson: Night of a Thousand Voices | 14 May | 9.30pm | £18.50/17

Debra Stephenson– master impressionist and star of Dead Ringers, The Impressions Show and most importantly BAD GIRLS brings her live stage show to the Paradiso Spiegeltent for the first time.

Debra Stephenson

Aurora Galore: Glamorous Weirdo | 25 May | 9.30pm | £12.50 / £11 concession

Dark, sexy circus, visuals & dance combine to create a spectacular debut from Aurora Galore.

Aurora Galore

BARBU | 15 June – 25 September

We gave BARBU the ultimate accolade of 5 stars during the Edinburgh Fringe and can’t wait until the beards return for circus mayhem. We said:

A foot-stomping, beer-soaked, sexy bearded circus rave. Unmissable!

Read more here

 Barbu

BRIEFS | 9 – 24 September (no performances Mondays)

Yep the Briefs boys are back again to glam slam London with a birdbath boylesque, too-close-for-comfort yo-yo tricks, valiant aerial acrobatics, irreverent interludes and show-stopping drag artistes.

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Rupert Dannreuther

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I am Joint Editor at To Do List. I like free, cheap & offbeat London, especially: cabaret, art, theatre, pop-up, eating out, quirky films, museums, day trips & much more.