Underbelly Productions is the live theatrical production arm of Underbelly Ltd. Founded in 2000, Underbelly is one of the UK’s most successful and exciting festivals and events companies. Every year thousands of people enjoy theatre, comedy and music at our festivals in London, Edinburgh, Brighton and the UK. While Underbelly is most famously associated with the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, it also produces the E4 Udderbelly Festival – now an annual highlight at London’s Southbank Centre. In 2010 we sold over 300,000 tickets at our festivals. Underbelly Productions is our boutique theatrical production arm – producing, developing, promoting and managing shows in London, on tour in the UK and internationally, and at our festivals.
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OUR PRODUCTIONS FOR 2011 - 2012 FLAWLESS: CHASE THE DREAM
World Street Dance Champions, stars of Britain’s Got Talent and StreetDance 3D in their spectacular, record breaking live show.
FREE RUN: URBAN ACROBATICS
The world’s first Free Running and Parkour show mixes extreme sports with urban acrobatics, martial arts and incredible multimedia projection.
The first solo live show from the phenomenal champion beatboxer Shlomo.
FIVE GUYS NAMED MOE
Clarke Peters stars in the 20th anniversary production of the smash hit musical, based on the music of jazz legend Louis Jordan.
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HHHHH “Dazzling. Don’t miss it.” News Of The World HHHH “Turns hip-hop into an urban ballet… such infectious enthusiasm for the sheer joy of movement… sizzling.” Metro
HHHH “The dream team… no competition.” Glasgow Herald HHHH “Astonishing.” Daily Telegraph WINNER OF THE FORTH ONE AWARD FOR BEST FRINGE PERFORMANCE 2010
HHHH “A brilliant lighting design… one of the best sequences
of audience participation I’ve ever seen… their athleticism is a given, but their humour, inventiveness and abundant charm might come as a surprise to many… immaculate.” Daily Express
HHHH “Masters of the style at its most demanding. Their sense of rhythm, their responses to the bold, unrelenting music that they use, are prodigious... world-beaters.” Financial Times
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ABOUT THE SHOW
Following an 80 date smash-hit UK tour, seasons at the Royal Festival Hall and in the West End, Flawless are now available for international touring. We promote two versions of Flawlessâ€™s live show.
FLAWLESS: CHASE THE DREAM
Chase The Dream is a full length show with set, full lighting, sound and projection and a touring party of four to five crew and eleven performers. The running time is 90 minutes plus an interval.
FLAWLESS: INTERGALACTIC DREAM
Intergalactic Dream is an hour-long version of Chase The Dream, with a smaller touring party and the possibility of a reduced technical setup.
Both versions are designed for a prosc arch style venue. Although they may fit into other spaces, if there is no existing prosc arch, a false prosc will be required. Minimum dimensions required for the show are a stage area 10m deep and 12m wide and a 10m prosc width. Both productions require a minimum of five hours and six additional crew for their get-in and three hours and six crew for their get-out, subject to the suitability of the venue for the show. Further information available on request. Presented by Underbelly Productions in association with World Dance Management.
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PARKOUR TS MARTIAL AR ACROBATICS
Free Run combines free running and parkour, martial arts and urban acrobatics with spectacular immersive multimedia video along a 23 metre long projection wall. The show is performed by 3Run, a world leading professional team of athletes. For seven years they have influenced the development of Parkour and Free Running worldwide, in the process breaking numerous world records, and showcasing their astonishing abilities on television and film. Home grown in the UK, the 3Run team draw their skills from Olympic level gymnastics, world class martial artists and the intoxicating adrenaline filled arena of extreme sports. This is their first live theatre show. Photos: Steve Ullathorne / www.ullapix.com
ABOUT THE SHOW Free Run is a 50-minute long immersive production specifically designed for our Udderbelly tent venue. We are developing this show in 2011, with seasons in London and at the Edinburgh Festival. The production will then undergo further development prior to national and international touring. Further information available on request. Presented by Underbelly Productions and Southbank Centre.
ONE MAN. ONE MOUTH. ONE MIC. “Master of the fine art of beatboxing.” The Independent “The kid’s good. Jaw-droppingly good.” The Guardian “He’s like a one-man Hollywood action film soundtrack.” The Times “Brilliant soulful vocal gymnastics.” Evening Standard
SHLOMO MOUTHTRONICA “He has an extraordinary willowy, soft-edged charm, and the contrast between this and his dangerously energised performing is fascinating.” Daily Telegraph
ABOUT THE SHOW Newly crowned World Loop Station Champion, this is acclaimed British beatoxer Shlomoâ€™s first solo show. Mouthtronica mixes storytelling, live-looping and high-energy genre-hopping human beatboxing. Shlomo uses his voice to create original soundscapes ranging from experimental vocal acrobatics to jaw-dropping one-man renditions of classic tunes. Shlomo is known for his experimental collaborations with a diverse range of artists such as Bjork, Jarvis Cocker, Martha Wainwright, Hexstatic, Portico Quartet, and Mad Professor. In every performance of Mouthtronica, Shlomo collaborates with a mystery guest, with whom he has never performed before. Shlomo: Mouthtroica is an adaptable one-man show, suitable for a wide range of auditoriums. It requires a good PA system, and lighting rig, plus one or two touring technicians. Further information available on request. Presented by Underbelly Productions.
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ABOUT THE SHOW In 2010 Underbelly Productions mounted a brand new production of the smash hit West End and Broadway musical Five Guys Named Moe. Sizzling with dance, comedy and irresistible music of jazz legend Louis Jordan, this 20th anniversary production starred the show’s original creator Clarke Peters, star of Chicago and Porgy and Bess in the West End, and on TV, the multi-awarding winning TV series The Wire and, more recently, Treme. The score of this award-winning musical includes Early In The Morning, Choo, Choo, Ch’Boogie and Saturday Night Fish Fry and features dazzling choreography mixed with unforgettable comic performances. Five Guys Named Moe played to critical acclaim and sold out houses at Underbelly’s McEwan Hall at The Edinburgh Festival Fringe in summer 2010 and at Theatre Royal Stratford East, London in autumn 2010. Further information available on request. Presented by Underbelly Productions and Theatre Royal Stratford East by arrangement with Cameron Mackintosh.
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A PREVIOUS UNDERBELLY PRODUCTION
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ABOUT THE SHOW
Brazil! Brazil! headlined E4 Udderbelly Festival, Southbank Centre 2010, and sold out at Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2010. Further information available on request. Presented by Underbelly Productions and World Stage Productions & DWH.
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HHHH “It’s pure feel-good entertainment. A pared-down version of Stomp and Cirque Du Soleil packed into an hour of premier-league beat-boxing, drumming, turntablism and those ridiculously accomplished acrobatics.” London Paper “This is an enjoyable, high-energy family show… Parents will be urging their offspring to run away and join the Tom Tom Crew.” Guardian
HHHH “Great beats, wowing physical feats and lively sweaty fun.” Metro “Mad, chaotic, sound-busting mayhem... a must-see.” Daily Telegraph
“No ordinary circus outing… impressive, mesmerising, infectious.” Time Out, New York
ABOUT THE SHOW Super charged collision of extreme circus, heart pumping music and 21st-century
spectacle. Australia’s freshest acrobats join forces with former Duos World Champion beatboxer Tom Thum, drumming sensation Ben Walsh and master record scratchers to present an hour of uplifting and explosive entertainment for all ages. Tom Tom Crew is an extraordinary mix of audacious acrobatics, phenomenal beatboxing, DJing and drumming. Tom Tom Crew headlined the E4 Udderbelly Festival, Southbank Centre 2009, the E4 Udderbelly Festival in Brighton in 2008, and played two sell out seasons at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 2007 and 2009. Further information available on request. Presented by Underbelly Productions and Strut N Fret Production House.
Underbelly productions is also presenting a range of other shows at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2011. More information about all of these shows is available on request. MICHAEL WINSLOW The star of Police Academy comes to Edinburgh! Best known as Sgt ‘Motor Mouth’ Jones in the hugely successful film series, Michael is a master of vocal sound effects and a major US comedian. Don’t miss his Edinburgh debut. THE ADVENTURES OF ALVIN SPUTNIK An international hit. This multi award-winning piece of heart-warming “theatrical magic” (Sunday Mail), is a one-man micro-epic about enduring love and the end of the world. “Akin to a theatrical Wall-E.” (New York Times). THE LOUNGE ROOM CONFABULATORS Winner of the Underbelly Edinburgh Award (Adelaide Fringe 2011). Two strangely sociable strangers present a masterful mix of gothic and comic in your own home, to you and your guests. Total sell out hit Melbourne 2010 and Adelaide 2011. THE LATE SHOW Underbelly’s very own late night stand-up show, now in its 10th year! Previous acts include Michael McIntyre, Bill Bailey, Ross Noble, Russell Howard, Jason Byrne, Dara O’Briain, Flight of the Conchords and so many more. SPANK! A mixed bill of comedy, music and festival anarchy with a break for beer in the middle. The ultimate party night. “This is what the festival should be about’ (List). ‘Comedy and legendary party night ... if you haven’t experienced this night, get down there right away!” (Time Out). DANA ALEXANDER: NEW ARRIVAL Meet the hottest new arrival to the UK. As the only black comedienne in Canada, Dana’s comedic style is both refreshing and irreverent. Original and outspoken, a comic you don’t want to miss.
Underbelly Productions 5 Bywell Place London W1T 3DN +44 (0) 207 307 8480 Producer: Stephen Makin firstname.lastname@example.org +44 (0) 7816 113 046 Directors: Ed Bartlam & Charlie Wood www.underbelly.co.uk
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