An electrifying cocktail of glamorous vaudeville and scintillating circus, Cantina features a brilliant company of Australia's finest circus artists from Circa, La Clique, Acrobat and Circus Oz. Brace yourself for a dark and dangerous world of faded glamour, passion and suspense. As this spectacle of bygone music, magic and remarkable displays of acrobatics and dance unfolds, the line between passion and pain is never quite clear.
Devised by the creators of the Tom Tom Crew, Cantina is fresh from sell-out tours of Australia and Europe. The darkly sexy cabaret feast will make its London premiere this summer, performed inside an exquisite Spiegeltent, the centrepiece of Priceless London Wonderground.
Priceless London Wonderground is the brainchild of Underbelly and Southbank Centre and is being jointly presented by both organisations. A brand-new amusement ground for the capital, Priceless London Wonderground will bring a taste of early 20th Century Coney Island to London and will be situated on the transformed coach park between the Royal Festival Hall and the London Eye.
E4 Udderbelly Festival, with the live entertainment venue shaped like an upside down purple cow, will also return for its fourth year at Southbank Centre, side-by-side Priceless London Wonderground. Both Priceless London Wonderground and Udderbelly festivals will form part of Southbank Centre's site-wide Festival of the World with MasterCard this summer.
Jude Kelly, Southbank Centre Artistic Director said: “Southbank Centre is celebrating this unique moment in London's history with our Festival of the World with MasterCard. We are presenting amazing shows, projects and exhibitions from across the globe from June to September and playing host to every nation. At Priceless London Wonderground at Southbank Centre, a beautiful Spiegeltent beside the river will showcase the great Australian show, Cantina plus cabaret and circus talent.”
Priceless London Wonderground is part of MasterCard’s recently launched Priceless London programme. Priceless London offers all MasterCard cardholders that register on pricelesslondon.co.uk the very best seats for Cantina with exclusive access to the Spiegeltent, to Priceless London Wonderground's VIP bars and to meet the cast of the show.
Paul Trueman, Head of Marketing at MasterCard UK & Ireland, comments, “We're delighted to be enhancing experiences in our iconic capital city - for Londoners and for visitors from the UK and abroad - through Priceless London. We’re very excited to be bringing Cantina to the Southbank, showcasing the finest circus, song and dance acts Australia has to offer, right here in London.”
At Priceless London Wonderground
Tickets from £10
May 8th – September 30th 2012
To book phone: 0844 545 8282or visit www.londonwonderground.co.uk
Duration: 70 minutes
May 8th – May 19th: Tues – Fri at 7.30pm, Sat & Sun at 7pm
May 21st – May 27th: Mon – Fri at 7.30pm, Sat at 5pm, Sat & Sun 7pm
May 29th – Sept 30th: Tues – Fri at 7.30pm, Sat at 5pm, Sat & Sun at 7pm
Priceless London Wonderground is sponsored by MasterCard.
Underbelly is a UK based, live entertainment company. Their events and festivals division operates one of the largest operations at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, selling over 180,000 tickets for 130 shows a day in 25 days. 2012 marks their fourth season of the E4 Udderbelly Festival, the eponymous upside down purple cow and its celebration of comedy, circus and family entertainment. 2012 is also the inaugural year of Priceless London Wonderground and a six month residency for Underbelly at Southbank Centre.
About Southbank Centre:
Southbank Centre is the UK’s largest arts centre, occupying a 21-acre site that sits in the midst of London’s most vibrant cultural quarter on the South Bank of the Thames. The site has an extraordinary creative and architectural history stretching back to the 1951 Festival of Britain. Southbank Centre is home to the Royal Festival Hall, Queen Elizabeth Hall, Purcell Room and the Hayward Gallery as well as The Saison Poetry Library and the Arts Council Collection. For further information please visit www.southbankcentre.co.uk.
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E4 Udderbelly Festival at Southbank Centre
6th April to 8th July
Priceless London Wonderground
8th May to 30th September
Southbank Centre’s Festival of the World with MasterCard
1st June to 9th September