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6 AprilAT – SOUTHBANK CENTRE 8 July 2012

Tickets: 0844 545 1 8282


WELCOME E4 Udderbelly Festival at Southbank Centre is back! The big purple cow celebrates its 4th year at Southbank Centre! We hope you’ll enjoy reading through this brochure and finding a show (or fifty!) to suit you. There really is something for everyone - from the largest programme of live comedy in London to cabaret shows, kids comedy, amazing music and family fun at the weekends. Our two headline shows, The Vocal Orchestra and Havana Rumba!, are suitable for all ages and will leave you with a very big smile on your face. And with nearly all tickets between £10 and £20 we’re once again hoping to be London’s most affordable entertainment festival. Has there ever been a better reason to watch a show in a big, purple, upside down cow? We don’t think so. Thank you to all our supporters over the last three years and thank you in advance for making E4 Udderbelly Festival at Southbank Centre the place to be this summer.

Ed Bartlam and Charlie Wood Head Farmers

Our Festival of the World celebrates the arrival of the Olympic and Paralympic games to the UK and gives us the chance to literally play host to every nation. Throughout the summer we are presenting amazing shows, projects and exhibitions from around the globe and E4 Udderbelly Festival is one of our best platforms for family, circus and comedy. Plus we always use it to train a great group of young people in how to put on their own festivals for the future. There’s only one upside down purple cow in London and of course it’s at Southbank Centre.

Jude Kelly Southbank Centre

THE MAGNERS PASTURE Our bar and food garden is a great place to laze with a refreshing pint of Magners this summer. You don’t need a ticket to a show to come in and you’ll be treated to fresh, organic food, deck chairs, giant games and superb views over the Thames.

Our opening hours: Thursday – Saturday: midday to midnight Sunday – Wednesday: midday to 11pm


HOW TO BOOK ONLINE

ACCESS LIST

udderbelly.co.uk £1 per ticket fee, up to a max. of £8

southbankcentre.co.uk/udderbelly £1.75 transaction fee No transaction fee for Southbank Centre Members You can also purchase tickets from seetickets.com/udderbelly

Southbank Centre is accessible to people with disabilities. Join our free access list: phone 0844 847 9910, or email accesslist@southbankcentre.co.uk There will be assisted performances arranged for a range of events, please check the website for further details.

CONCESSIONS

Concession ticket prices are available to concession card holders and under 16s.

IN PERSON

E4 Udderbelly Ticket Office Jubilee Gardens 12pm – Late (from 5 April) Ticket Office, Royal Festival Hall, 10am – 8pm (daily). No transaction fee.

All listings correct at time of going to press. Listings may be subject to change at short notice. Check the websites for more information.

THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS

TELEPHONE 0844 545 8282

9am – 8pm (daily) £2.75 transaction fee

HOW TO GET HERE

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E4 Udderbelly is an enormous, upside-down purple cow. Find it grazing in the Belvedere Road Car park off Jubilee Gardens, just near the London Eye.

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From Southbank Centre walk west along the Thames and under Hungerford Bridge. On your left you’ll see a giant upside-down purple cow! Nearest tubes are Embankment and Waterloo. Welcome to E4 Udderbelly…

PUBLIC TRANSPORT

Tube: Waterloo & Embankment. Bus: Waterloo Bridge, York Road, Belvedere Road & Stamford Street. Rail: Waterloo, Waterloo East & Charing Cross.


UDDERBELLY FESTIVAL April Fri 6 Sat 7 Sun 8 Tue 10 Wed 11 Thu 12 Fri 13 Sat 14 Sun 15 Mon 16 Tue 17 Wed 18 Thu 19 Fri 20 Sat 21 Sun 22 Mon 23 Tue 24 Wed 25 Thu 26 Fri 27 Sat 28 Sun 29 Mon 30 May Tue 1 Wed 2 Thu 3

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Opening Gala Best of The Comedy Store Showstopper! The Improvised Musical The Vocal Orchestra The Vocal Orchestra The Vocal Orchestra Frisky and Mannish The Vocal Orchestra Abandoman The Forgery Club The Vocal Orchestra Sara Pascoe Best of The Comedy Store Claytime Claytime Patrick Monahan The Vocal Orchestra The Vocal Orchestra The Vocal Orchestra Andy Zaltzman The Vocal Orchestra The Joy Of Sketch The Vocal Orchestra Susan Calman: Revenge of the Cat Lady Udderbelly’s Full Fat Irish Comedy The Vocal Orchestra Claytime The Vocal Orchestra Brendon Burns Best of The Comedy Store The Vocal Orchestra Claytime The Vocal Orchestra Showstopper! The Improvised Musical Magners presents Comedy in the Dark The Vocal Orchestra The Vocal Orchestra Wit Tank The Vocal Orchestra Frisky and Mannish The Vocal Orchestra Phil Kay Time Out Live’s Friday Night Freakshow The Vocal Orchestra Tiddler and Other Tales The Vocal Orchestra Sean Hughes: Life Becomes Noises Best of The Comedy Store The Vocal Orchestra Tiddler and Other Tales The Vocal Orchestra Tiddler and Other Tales

p6 9pm p7 9.30pm p7 7pm p9 7pm p9 7pm p9 7pm p10 9pm p9 7pm p10 9pm p11 10.45pm p9 6pm p11 7.45pm p7 9.30pm p12 2.30pm p12 4.15pm p12 7.45pm p9 7pm p9 7pm p9 7pm p13 9pm p9 7pm p13 9pm p9 7pm p14 9pm p13 10.45pm p9 2.30pm p12 4.15pm p9 6pm p14 7.45pm p7 9.30pm p9 2.30pm p12 4.15pm p9 6pm p7 7.45pm p15 7pm p9 7pm p9 7pm p15 9pm p9 7pm p10 9pm p9 7pm p16 9pm p16 10.45pm p9 2.30pm p17 4.15pm p9 6pm p17 7.45pm p7 9.30pm p9 2.30pm p17 4.15pm p9 6pm p17 5.15pm

Tiddler and Other Tales The Vocal Orchestra Gina Yashere The Vocal Orchestra Mark Dolan The Vocal Orchestra Cardinal Burns

p17 4.15pm p9 7pm p18 9pm p9 7pm p18 9pm p9 7pm p18 9pm

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Fri 4 The Vocal Orchestra Gina Yashere Udderbelly’s Full Fat Vote Night Sat 5 The Vocal Orchestra Comedy Club 4 Kids The Vocal Orchestra Gina Yashere Best of The Comedy Store Sun 6 The Vocal Orchestra The Adventurers Club The Vocal Orchestra Showstopper! The Improvised Musical Mon 7 Impropera Magners presents Comedy in the Dark Tue 8 The Vocal Orchestra Wed 9 The Vocal Orchestra Peacock and Gamble Thu 10 The Vocal Orchestra Frisky and Mannish Fri 11 The Vocal Orchestra Abandoman Time Out Live’s Friday Night Freakshow Sat 12 The Vocal Orchestra Impropera The Vocal Orchestra Colin Hoult Best of The Comedy Store Sun 13 The Vocal Orchestra Comedy Club 4 Kids The Vocal Orchestra Tue 15 The Vocal Orchestra Cabaret Whore Wed 16 The Vocal Orchestra Howard Marks and John Sinclair Thu 17 The Vocal Orchestra Freeze: with Tom Basden and Tim Key Fri 18 The Vocal Orchestra Freeze: with Tom Basden and Tim Key Gag Reflex Presents... Sat 19 The Vocal Orchestra Little Howard’s Big Show The Vocal Orchestra Freeze: with Tom Basden and Tim Key Best of The Comedy Store Sun 20 The Vocal Orchestra Little Howard’s Big Show The Vocal Orchestra Showstopper! The Improvised Musical Mon 21 Tom Allen’s Society Tue 22 The Vocal Orchestra Milton Jones: Mayor of London Wed 23 The Vocal Orchestra Nina Conti Thu 24 The Vocal Orchestra Frisky and Mannish Fri 25 The Vocal Orchestra The Boy With Tape on His Face (2011 show) Udderbelly’s Full Fat Australian Sat 26 The Vocal Orchestra The Vocal Orchestra Isy Suttie: Pearl and Dave Best of The Comedy Store

p9 7pm p18 9pm p19 10.45pm p9 2.30pm p19 4.15pm p9 6pm p18 7.45pm p7 9.30pm p9 2.30pm p21 4.15pm p9 6pm p7 7.45pm p20 4.15pm p15 7pm p9 7pm p9 7pm p21 9pm p9 7pm p10 9pm p9 7pm p10 9pm p16 10.45pm p9 2.30pm p20 4.15pm p9 6pm p22 7.45pm p7 9.30pm p9 2.30pm p19 4.15pm p9 6pm p9 7pm p22 9pm p9 7pm p22 9pm p9 7pm p23 9pm p9 7pm p23 9pm p23 10.45pm p9 2.30pm p24 4.15pm p9 6pm p23 7.45pm p7 9.30pm p9 2.30pm p24 4.15pm p9 6pm p7 7.45pm p24 7pm p9 7pm p24 9pm p9 7pm p25 9pm p9 7pm p10 9pm p9 7pm p25 9pm p25 10.45pm p9 2.30pm p9 6pm p26 7.45pm p7 9.30pm


CALENDAR Sun 27 The Vocal Orchestra The Adventurers Club The Vocal Orchestra Sean Hughes: Life Becomes Noises Mon 28 Magners presents Comedy in the Dark Tue 29 Andi Osho Chris Cox Wed 30 Havana Rumba! Carl Donnelly Thu 31 Havana Rumba! Ian Stone: The Return of Stoney Baloney June Fri 1 Havana Rumba! Pete Firman Spank! Sat 2 Havana Rumba! Terry Alderton Best of The Comedy Store Sun 3 Claytime Havana Rumba! Showstopper! The Improvised Musical Mon 4 Claytime Time Out Live’s Diamond Night Tue 5 Claytime Havana Rumba! Wil Anderson Wed 6 Claytime Havana Rumba! Nina Conti Thu 7 This is a That Havana Rumba! Wil Anderson Fri 8 This is a That Havana Rumba! The Boy with Tape on his Face: More Tape Sat 9 Havana Rumba! This is a That Havana Rumba! Wil Anderson Best of The Comedy Store Sun 10 Havana Rumba! This is a That Havana Rumba! Mon 11 The Joy Of Sketch Tue 12 Havana Rumba! Frisky and Mannish Wed 13 Havana Rumba! Nina Conti Thu 14 Havana Rumba! Tim Fitzhigham Fri 15 Havana Rumba! Greg Proops Udderbelly’s Full Fat Footie Sat 16 Havana Rumba! The Adventurers Club Havana Rumba! Greg Proops Best of The Comedy Store Sun17 Havana Rumba! Comedy Club 4 Kids Havana Rumba! Showstopper! The Improvised Musical

p9 2.30pm p21 4.15pm p9 6pm p17 7.45pm p15 7pm p26 7pm p26 9pm p29 7pm p27 9pm p29 7pm p27 9pm

p29 7pm p27 9pm p30 10.45pm p29 6pm p30 7.45pm p7 9.30pm p12 4.15pm p29 6pm p7 7.45pm p12 4.15pm p30 9pm p12 4.15pm p29 7pm p31 9pm p12 4.15pm p29 7pm p25 9pm p33 4.15pm p29 7pm p31 9pm p33 4.15pm p29 7pm p32 9pm p29 2.30pm p33 4.15pm p29 6pm p31 7.45pm p7 9.30pm p29 2.30pm p33 4.15pm p29 6pm p13 7pm p29 7pm p10 9pm p29 7pm p25 9pm p29 7pm p32 9pm p29 7pm p32 9pm p34 10.45pm p29 2.30pm p21 4.15pm p29 6pm p32 7.45pm p7 9.30pm p29 2.30pm p19 4.15pm p29 6pm p7 7.45pm

Mon 18 Tue 19 Wed 20 Thu 21 Fri 22 Sat 23 Sun 24 Mon 25 Tue 26 Wed 27 Thu 28 Fri 29 Sat 30 July Sun 1 Mon 2 Tue 3 Wed 4 Thu 5 Fri 6 Sat 7 Sun 8

The Event Magners presents Comedy in the Dark Havana Rumba! Chris Cox Havana Rumba! Michael Winslow Havana Rumba! Michael Winslow Havana Rumba! Michael Winslow Time Out Live’s Friday Night Freakshow Havana Rumba! The Girl with the Iron Claws Havana Rumba! Alex Horne Best of the Comedy Store Havana Rumba! The Girl with the Iron Claws Havana Rumba! Sean Hughes Stands Up The Girl with the Iron Claws Mrs. Barbara Nice Howard Marks Havana Rumba! Howard Marks Havana Rumba! Robin Ince and Josie Long Havana Rumba! Andy Zaltzman: Political Animal Havana Rumba! The Boy with Tape on his Face: More Tape Udderbelly’s Full Fat Fresh Faces Havana Rumba! Comedy Club 4 Kids Havana Rumba! Andrew Maxwell Best of the Comedy Store

p34 5pm p15 7pm p29 7pm p26 9pm p29 7pm p33 9pm p29 7pm p33 9pm p29 7pm p33 9pm p16 10.45pm p29 2.30pm p35 4.15pm p29 6pm p34 7.45pm p7 9.30pm p29 2.30pm p35 4.15pm p29 6pm p35 7.45pm p35 5.15pm p36 7pm p36 9pm p29 7pm p36 9pm p29 7pm p36 9pm p29 7pm p37 9pm p29 7pm p32 9pm p37 10.45pm p29 2.30pm p19 4.15pm p29 6pm p37 7.45pm p30 9.30pm

Havana Rumba! The Adventurers Club Havana Rumba! Showstopper! The Improvised Musical Magners presents Comedy in the Dark Havana Rumba! Havana Rumba! Richard Herring Havana Rumba! Frisky and Mannish Havana Rumba! Havana Rumba! Arthur Smith’s benefit for the Royal Yacht (Royal Yacht Aid) So Long, Farewell, Auf Wiedersehen, Goodbye Havana Rumba! Comedy Club 4 Kids Havana Rumba! Greg Davies Best of the Comedy Store Havana Rumba! Tim Minchin

p29 2.30pm p21 4.15pm p29 6pm p7 7.45pm p15 7pm p29 7pm p29 7pm p40 9pm p29 7pm p10 9pm p29 5pm p29 7pm p40 9pm p40 10.45pm p29 2.30pm p21 4.15pm p29 6pm p41 7.45pm p7 9.30pm p29 2.30pm p41 8pm

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UDDERBELLY FESTIVAL Fri 6 April

Opening Gala

Comedy / Cabaret

It’s the Opening Gala of E4 Udderbelly Festival at Southbank Centre! Time Out Live are curating the opening line-up show. We can’t just invite some people and not others, so it’s a case of come one, come all. Join us for an evening of cabaret, music and comedy in abundance at this first taste of the festival. Check timeout.com/live for line-up.

9pm (120 mins, 18 yrs +) £17.50 / £16 concessions / £22.50 Sirloin seats Presented by Time Out Live

The Laughing Stock Winners of British Street Food Award 2011

Run by two Michelin trained chefs, The Laughing Stock combines the finest ingredients and loves to bring you healthy, hearty and delicious food. Using the latest culinary technologies to produce traditional, mouthwatering meals, this is food to make you smile.     You can buy their fantastically tasty burgers, wraps and salads from The Laughing Stock stands in the Magners Pasture.

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AT SOUTHBANK CENTRE

Every Saturday 7 April - 7 July

Comedy

Best of the Comedy Store The Comedy Store presents the Best of the Comedy Store, bringing you the brightest comedy talent from the UK and international circuit. With over 32 years’ experience, The Comedy Store is renowned as a breeding ground for new talent and remains the place to see the stars of tomorrow today. Hailed as “Comedy’s Unofficial National Theatre”, The Comedy Store is delighted to continue its residency at E4 Udderbelly Festival at Southbank Centre.

9.30pm (120 mins, 16 yrs+) £17.50 / £16 concessions / £22.50 Sirloin seats

Sun 8 and 22 April, 6 and 20 May, 3 and 17 June, 1 July

Comedy

Showstopper!

The Improvised Musical The Showstoppers return to E4 Udderbelly at Southbank Centre. A brand new musical is created from scratch at each performance of this awardwinning production, as heard on BBC Radio 4. Audience suggestions help to create a show on the spot, as the all-singing, all-dancing cast improvise with unpredictable and hilarious results.

‘Not only is each performance achingly funny, it’s a genuinely new full-length musical every time. Top-class creativity in action. Worth seeing again and again’ WWWWW Time Out 7.45pm (70 mins, 12 yrs+) £15.50 / £14 concessions / £20.50 Sirloin seats Presented by Seabright Productions Ltd.

Tickets: 0844 545 7 8282


UDDERBELLY FESTIVAL

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AT SOUTHBANK CENTRE Mon 9 April – Sun 27 May Headline show

The Vocal Orchestra A spine-tingling hour of incredible musical entertainment. The Vocal Orchestra is a celebration of everyone’s favourite tunes using seven mouths, seven mics and no instruments! Combining jaw-dropping human beatboxing, glorious vocal harmonies and floor-wobbling basslines, The Vocal Orchestra is a breathtakingly original show, written and created by internationally acclaimed beatboxer Shlomo, and performed by a company of the world’s most exciting beatboxing superstars. This uplifting mashup of intricate group beatbox routines and roof-raising interpretations of all-time classics will leave you whooping, clapping and dancing all the way home. A joyful night out. Don’t miss it. thevocalorchestra.com Follow us on Twitter: @vocalorchestra Find us on Facebook: TheVocalOrchestra

‘Slick theatrics, vocal gymnastics, brilliant’ WWWW Evening Standard

‘Effervescent, energetic, audience grabbing’WWWW The Times Weekdays 7pm Weekends 2.30pm & 6pm (60 mins, all ages) No matinee on Sat 14 April, no performances on Sun 15 April No performances on Mondays from 23 April onwards Prices: Previews 9-14 April £10 / £15 Sirloin seats Mon - Thu evening: £17.50 / £16 concessions / £15 under 16s / £22.50 Sirloin Seats Fri - Sun evening: £19.50 / £18 concessions / £17 under 16s / £24.50 Sirloin seats Presented by Underbelly Productions

Tickets: 0844 545 9 8282


UDDERBELLY FESTIVAL

Thu 12 and 26 April, Comedy/Music 10 and 24 May, Tue 12 June, Thu 5 July

Frisky & Mannish Extra-Curricular Activities

School? College? Job? YAWN. Life isn’t about spreadsheets, it’s about joy and laughter and POP MUSIC. London’s resident experts of pop hermeneutics and ‘fully-blown superstars’ (Time Out), are back at E4 Udderbelly Festival at Southbank Centre to blow the bloody hooves off it. Expect classics (see your local YouTube), alongside things they haven’t even made up yet.

Fri 13 April and 11 May

Abandoman

Last year’s sell-out smash hit, Abandoman, are back for two nights only! Following appearances on BBC Radio 1, BBC 6 Music and BBC 1, the Hackney Empire New Act competition and Musical Comedy Award winners return with a full live band for a hiphop mash-up of the best of best new tunes never written.

‘This is probably the most fun comedy show on the fringe’ WWWWW Edinburgh is Funny WWWW Telegraph WWWW Metro

9pm (60 mins, 18yrs +) £15.50 / £14 concessions / £20.50 Sirloin seats Presented by CKP

9pm (60 mins, 16yrs +) £15.50 / £14 concessions / £20.50 Sirloin seats Presented by Phil McIntyre Entertainments

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AT SOUTHBANK CENTRE Fri 13 April Designed by Paul Loudon paulloudon.com

The Forgery Club

Comedy

Join us for a unique, themed comedy night dedicated to sketch, character and musical comedy. For E4 Udderbelly Festival at Southbank Centre on Friday 13th, Forgery Club has cooked up a Fright Night, brimming over with spooky goings-on, creepy shenanigans and horrible humour. If you love terrifying hilarity, it’ll be the night of your life! Find out more at theforgeryclub.com Hosted by The Pros From Dover, full line-up at underbelly.co.uk/forgeryclub

10.45pm (120mins, 16yrs +) £15.50 / £14 concessions / £20.50 Sirloin seats Presented by Bob Pipe, Alex Smith and James Wren

Sat 14 April

Sara Pascoe

Comedy

Stand Up Lady

Star of Stand up for the Week, Campus and Free Agents, Sara Pascoe presents a stand up show that will take your mind and face to nice silly places and cleverly make your life a bit better.  But only for an hour.

‘Always intelligent and occasionally exquisite’ Independent ‘Calman’s show is not one to miss’ Chortle 7.45pm (60 mins, 16yrs +) £12.50 / £11 concessions / £17.50 Sirloin seats Presented by Dawn Sedgwick Management

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Tickets: 0844 545 11 8282


UDDERBELLY FESTIVAL

Sun 15, Sat 21 and Sun 22 April, Sun 3 – Wed 6 June

Claytime

Family

Claytime is a play with clay, where the audience are invited to participate. Indefinitearticles invite you to a place where the earth’s natural material meets with children’s imaginations: a world of fabulous forms, amazing animals and morphing monsters. With live musical accompaniment.

15 April 2.30pm & 4.15pm, 21 and 22 April and 3-6 June 4.15pm (60 mins, 3 yrs +) £10 / £15 Sirloin seats Presented by Indefinitearticles

Sun 15 April

Patrick Monahan

Comedy

Hug Me I Feel Good

Lovable comedian Patrick Monahan blends a high-energy style with hilarious and engaging stories of his Irish/Iranian/Teeside heritage. Laugh and be hugged at the same time!

The winner of ITV1’s Show Me The Funny! ‘Raised the roof’ The Sun ‘Omid Djalili meets Dave Allen’ Daily Mail

7.45pm (60 mins, parental guidance) £12.50 / £11 concessions / £17.50 Sirloin seats Presented by Phil McIntyre Entertainments in association with Vivienne Smith Management

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AT SOUTHBANK CENTRE Wed 18 April

Andy Zaltzman

Comedy

Armchair Revolutionary The disenfranchised masses of the world have risen against oppression and fought for freedom. In a joke-packed show encompassing revolutions, political and social upheaval, an Edith Piaf gag and some puns about dogs, Zaltzman wonders if he’d have the cast-iron cojones to do likewise.

‘Probably the best satirical comic we’ve produced in the last two decades’ Time Out

9pm (60 mins) £12.50 / £11 concessions / £17.50 Sirloin seats Presented by Avalon Promotions

Thu 19 April and Mon 11 June

Comedy

The Joy of Sketch

The Joy of Sketch has arrived, bringing the very best in skits and sketches that live comedy has to offer. Catch the most exciting sketch acts before your friends are raving about them on the tellybox. An awesome line-up and surprise appearances from some exciting guests. Sketch comedy just got classy. Check timeout.com/live for line-up.

19 April 9pm, 11 June 7pm (120 mins, 16yrs +) £19.50 / £17.50 concessions / £24.50 Sirloin seats Presented by Time Out Live and Pleasance

Fri 20 April

Comedy

Udderbelly’s Full Fat Irish Comedy

The first in a series of exciting new comedy nights, where Udderbelly’s farmers scour the world for the best comedians and bring them to perform in the big purple cow! Tonight- it’s Ireland! So dust off your shamrocks, adorn yourself with something green and come wallow in some Irish comedy charm. There may or may not be leprechauns at this gig. There will certainly be a pot of comedy gold. Line-ups at underbelly.co.uk/fullfat

10.45pm (120 mins, 16yrs +) Tickets £15.50 / £14 concessions / £20.50 Sirloin seats

Tickets: 0844 545 13 8282


UDDERBELLY FESTIVAL Fri 20 April

Comedy

Susan Calman

Revenge of the Cat Lady The new show from Susan Calman (Radio 4’s News Quiz and Have I Got News For You). She explains the triumphs, tribulations and romantic meetings on the moors (although that may be the plot of Wuthering Heights) that made the most notorious cat lady in her street so notorious.

9pm (60 mins) £12.50 / £11 concessions / £17.50 Sirloin seats

Sat 21 April

Brendon Burns

Comedy

For two decades, the adopted Australian has been Britain’s most outspoken and number one cult comic. Since taking away the Edinburgh if.Comedy Award for best live comedy show in 2007, Burns has been one of the busiest and most prolific men in showbusiness.

‘The most jaw-droppingly awkward, painful, yet ultimately rewarding piece of stand-up we’ve ever seen’ Time Out 7.45pm (60 mins, 18yrs +) £15.50 / £14 concessions / £20.50 Sirloin seats

Sirloin seats

Avoid the queues, and get the best seats in the house! All shows in E4 Udderbelly now offer the opportunity to upgrade your ticket to a Sirloin Seat for £5. Sirloin Seats are generally situated in rows 2 and 3 of the auditorium, in the middle block, and are held for you until 5 minutes before the show starts - meaning you can spend longer in the bar / cafe and less time queuing... To upgrade to a Sirloin Seat, just add them to your basket online, ask for them over the phone, or at the counter. Easy as that.

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AT SOUTHBANK CENTRE Mon 23 April, 7 and 28 May, 18 June, 2 July

Comedy

Magners presents

Comedy in the Dark Produced by Dave’s Leicester Comedy Festival

Come and spend a truly uncommon hour in the company of your favourite stand-up comedians, all performing completely in the dark. After sell-out shows in the UK and Europe, this unique show comes to E4 Udderbelly Festival for the first time. Four great stand ups, one hour, no lights! We guarantee you’ll have never SEEN anything like it! Previous acts include Marcus Brigstocke, Kevin Bridges, Reginald D Hunter, Sarah Millican, Jon Richardson, Shappi Khorsandi and many more. Line-ups are available at udderbelly.co.uk/dark

7pm £12.50 / £11 concessions / £17.50 Sirloin seats

Wed 25 April

Wit Tank

Comedy

Big characters, inventive sketches and fast-paced fun for those who enjoy a riot but would rather sit in a theatre and laugh. Hotly tipped as ones to watch for the future, come and be charmed by three men who take silly very seriously.

‘As uniquely inventive as they are downright funny... brilliant’ WWWW The List, Edinburgh

9pm (60 mins, parental guidance) £12.50 / £11 concessions / £17.50 Sirloin seats Presented by Avalon Promotions

Tickets: 0844 545 15 8282


UDDERBELLY FESTIVAL Fri 27 April

Phil Kay

Comedy

Euphoric, satisfying, sensical whimsy: Phil’s show is a heady mix of hardcore positivity, up-to-the-minute topical notices and sing songs… Warning: if you like straight stand-up in a suit, stay away.  22 Edinburgh festivals, 18 Glastonburys - 1 award.

‘The real deal… willing to treat every gig like a one-off event’ Guardian

9pm (60 mins, 16yrs +) £15.50 / £14 concessions / £20.50 Sirloin seats

Fri 27 April, 11 May, 22 June

Cabaret

Friday Night Freakshow After multiple sell-out smash hit shows in 2010/2011, the twisted showcase of dark and delicious variety returns to the cow. Shocking, hysterical and downright bizarre, some of the finest performers from the circuit and the darkest recesses of the world come out to play. Anything and everything can and will happen, so strap yourself in for a journey through the looking glass. Hosted by Miss Behave. Visit timeout.com/live for line-up details.

10.45pm (80 mins, 18yrs +) £17.50 / £16 concessions / £22.50 Sirloin seats Presented by Time Out Live

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AT SOUTHBANK CENTRE Sat 28 April – Tue 1 May

Family

Tiddler and Other Terrific Tales A brand new show from the award-winning Scamp Theatre, adapted from the bestselling books by Children’s Laureate Julia Donaldson and illustrated by Axel Scheffler (creators of The Gruffalo). This is a magical collection of Julia Donaldson’s most popular titles including Tiddler and The Smartest Giant in Town, brought to the stage spectacularly by the team that brought you Aesop’s Fables, Stick Man and Private Peaceful. Under sea, over land, on the farm and in the jungle, these tales are woven together with live music, songs, puppets and a host of colourful characters who will delight. An absolute treat for ages 3+ and their families.

‘More fun than you can shake a stick at!’ WWWW Daily Mail on Stickman

28 & 29 April 4.15pm, 30 April and 1 May 5.15pm (50 mins, 3yrs +) £10 / £15 Sirloin seats Presented by Scamp Theatre and Watford Palace Theatre

Sat 28 April, Sun 27 May

Sean Hughes

Comedy / Theatre

Life Becomes Noises Award-winning comedian Sean Hughes is back, but this is no ordinary stand-up show. It’s been a year since his dad died, and in this hilarious yet poignant tale he provides an insight into the lighter side of dying and getting older, highlighting how ridiculous life is and how quickly it can be taken away.

7.45pm (60 mins, 16yrs +) £15.50 / £14 concessions / £20.50 Sirloin seats Presented by Oldman Management

Tickets: 0844 545 17 8282


UDDERBELLY FESTIVAL Tue 1 May, Fri 4 May and Sat 5 May

Gina Yashere

Comedy

Gina Yashere has made a lot of changes in her life of late. She’s travelled the world: from Nigeria to discover her ancestral roots, to Thailand to get her zen on, to Malaysia … to get robbed, and ending up in Los Angeles. Join her on a rare trip back to the UK with a new show full of hilarity and joy!

1 May & 4 May 9pm, 5 May 7.45pm (60 mins, 16yrs +) £17.50 / £16 concessions / £22.50 Sirloin seats Presented by PBJ Management

Wed 2 May

Mark Dolan

Comedy

What is love? Why is there war? And who are those people that fall asleep immediately on airplanes? These and more hard-hitting questions will be answered by C4 favourite Mark Dolan, in his hilarious new stand-up show. Don’t miss.

‘His audience is left gasping for breath, such is the laughter in the room’ Sunday Express 9pm (60 mins, 16yrs +) £12.50 / £11 concessions / £17.50 Sirloin seats Presented by PBJ Management

Thu 3 May

Cardinal Burns

Comedy

Favourites on the live comedy circuit and fresh off the back of their hit debut series on E4, Cardinal Burns bring their acclaimed sketches and characters live to E4 Udderbelly Festival for one night only.

‘The interplay of silliness and dark intelligence is perfectly pitched’ WWWW Guardian ‘Endlessly creative and wonderfully funny’ Time Out 9pm (60 mins, 16yrs +) £12.50 / £11 concessions / £17.50 Sirloin seats Presented by JBJ Management

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AT SOUTHBANK CENTRE Fri 4 May

Udderbelly’s Full Fat Vote Night

Comedy

The second of Udderbelly’s super new comedy nights, where we leave no stone unturned in our mission to bring the cream of the comedy world to the purple cow! Tonight: Vote Night! It’s 24 hours since the London Mayoral elections and we’re getting political! Come down to our very own Parlour-ment as we churn ideas and butter up the opposition. Who will be Mayor of Udderbelly? Moo decide. Line-ups at underbelly.co.uk/fullfat

10.45pm (120 mins, 16yrs +) Tickets £15.50 / £14 concessions / £20.50 Sirloin seats

Sat 5 May, Sun 13 May, Sun 17 June, Sat 30 June and Sat 7 July

Comedy / Family

Comedy Club 4 Kids

Otter-ly fantastic! Now in its second year at E4 Udderbelly Festival at Southbank Centre The Comedy Club 4 Kids is back and better than ever. Cracking entertainment for everyone over the age of six, we have the best comedians on the UK and International circuit doing what they do best... but without the rude bits!

‘Top quality comedy for children, their parents and anybody who likes humour without the rude words’ Time Out 4.15pm (60 mins, 6yrs +) £10 / £15 Sirloin seats Presented by Brett Vincent for GetComedy.com

Tickets: 0844 545 19 8282


UDDERBELLY FESTIVAL

Mon 7 and Sat 12 May

Impropera

Comedy / Family

A family show for anyone who likes great music, surreal comedy and sublime silliness. Impropera make up operas on the spot from your suggestions.  You suggest it, we sing it! The hilarious results are a delight for young and less young alike.

‘Hugely entertaining’ The Telegraph 4.15pm (60 mins) £10 / £15 Sirloin seats

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AT SOUTHBANK CENTRE

Sun 6 and Sun 27 May, Sat 16 June, Sun 1 July

Family

The Adventurers Club

The smash hit sell-out kids show of the Edinburgh Fringe comes to E4 Udderbelly!  Rave reviews, excited kids and laughing parents – now The Adventurers Club is off on another trip doomed to failure!  Join award-winners Tim FitzHigham and Tiernan Douieb in an afternoon of sheer hilarious adventure!

‘Creating a comedy show that appeals to both kids and grown-ups is notoriously difficult, yet Tim FitzHigham and Tiernan Douieb make it look easy’ WWWWW The Scotsman 4.15pm (60 mins) £10 / £15 Sirloin seats Presented by Brett Vincent for GetComedy.com

Wed 9 May

Comedy

Peacock and Gamble Emergency Broadcast

We have all been at a show that goes wrong. But there has never been, until now, a back–up show waiting in the wings, ready to leap in and save the day. Step forward Ray Peacock & Ed Gamble (Russell Howard’s Good News, Peacock & Gamble Podcast) with their ramshackle, seat-of-the-pants, emergency comedy night. Chortle Award nominees 2011

9pm (60 mins) £12.50 / £11 concessions / £17.50 Sirloin seats Presented by Avalon Promotions

Tickets: 0844 545 21 8282


UDDERBELLY FESTIVAL Sat 12 May

Comedy

Colin Hoult’s Ultimate Carnival of Monsters

For the first time, Colin performs an exciting culmination of his three ground-breaking shows: Carnival of Monsters, Enemy of The World, and Inferno; combining character comedy, music, storytelling and surprise! Colin’s unique style of comedy is as touching and terrifying as it is hilarious. Unmissable.

‘Rivetingly original... delightfully funny’ Telegraph 7.45pm (60 mins, 16yrs +) £12.50 / £11 concessions / £17.50 Sirloin seats Presented by Dawn Sedgwick Management

Tues 15 May

CABARET WHORE

Comedy

Written and performed by Sarah-Louise Young Music by Michael Roulston Brilliant character comedy packed with sparkling original songs, Cabaret Whore introduces desperate divas from around the globe. Following sell-out runs at Edinburgh Fringe, Soho Theatre, Adelaide Cabaret Festival and Café de Paris.

‘A model of polished musical storytelling. Edinburgh loves her. So do we’ WWWWW Time Out – Top Ten Cabaret Artists 9pm (60 mins, 14yrs +) £12.50 / £11 concessions / £17.50 Sirloin seats

Wed 16 May

BREATHIN’ AIR

with Howard Marks and John Sinclair

Comedy

For the first time in front of a live audience, living legends John Sinclair (American political activist, poet & former manager of MC5) and Howard Marks (best-selling author, former international drug trafficker and all round roguish charmer) will be teaming up to share their fascinating and truly incredible stories with each other. A trip you won’t forget.

9pm (60 mins, 16yrs +) £12.50 / £11 concessions / £17.50 Sirloin seats Presented by Brett Vincent for GetComedy.com

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AT SOUTHBANK CENTRE Thu 17 May – Sat 19 May Comedy

Freeze with Tim Key and Tom Basden

Key (poet, auburn, etc) and Basden (singer, left handed, right footed) present an inefficient and bleak mix of comedy, theatre, music, props, tussling, dance and material. With a view to developing it into a tv show/dvd/ blu-ray. Over the years they have won some awards and done some ads off the back of the awards.

‘It’s impossible to describe the pure inventiveness of this show, you can only go and see it yourself’ Observer 17 and 18 May 9pm, 19 May 7.45pm (60 mins, parental guidance) £15.50 / £14 concessions / £20.50 Sirloin seats

Fri 18 May

Comedy

Gag Reflex Presents

Four awesome comics in one upside down purple cow. Richard Herring ‘A superior comedian… hilarious’ Guardian Dan Nightingale ‘Lightning quick’ Time Out Steve Shanyaski as seen on Jason Manford’s Comedy Rocks (ITV1) Phil Ellis ‘Awe inspiring, a new breath in to the way we look at

comedy’ Mind Cookie

10.45pm (120 mins, 18yrs +) £15.50 / £14 concessions / £20.50 Sirloin seats Presented by Lee Martin for Gag Reflex Management

Tickets: 0844 545 23 8282


UDDERBELLY FESTIVAL Sat 19 and Sun 20 May

LITTLE HOWARD’S BIG SHOW

Family

The stars of the BBC’s hit show Little Howard’s Big Question return to the stage with a brand new action-packed spectacular. The nation’s favourite human/animated double act mix jokes, songs and just enough cheek to amuse the entire family.

‘A huge hit, clever, silly and just the right side of rude’ The Telegraph

4.15pm (60 mins, 3yrs +) £10 (£15 Sirloin seats)

Mon 21 May

Tom Allen’s Society

Comedy

Award-winning comedian and TV presenter Tom Allen brings his hit chat show to E4 Udderbelly Festival at Southbank Centre. Tom will be talking to performers and celebrities as well as performing his own inimitable brand of stand-up. Previous guests include Sarah Millican, Jack Whitehall and Matt Smith. For guest line-up see underbelly.co.uk/tomallen ‘Tom Allen is a natural… Expect to see him on your television

screens soon’ WWWWThe Arts Desk

7pm (60 mins) £12.50 / £11 concessions / £17.50 Sirloin seats Presented by RBM

Tue 22 May

Milton Jones

Comedy

Mayor of London

The show that explains why Milton Jones would make the best Mayor of London. He will tackle obesity by making the doors to chip shops really narrow, and give the police special powers - like flying and the ability to turn into insects. Some weird ideas too.

9pm (60 mins, 7yrs +) £17.50 / £16 concessions / £22.50 Sirloin seats Presented by Noel Gay

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AT SOUTHBANK CENTRE Weds 23 May, 6 June, 13 June

Comedy

Nina Conti

Talk to the Hand Award-winning stand-up and ventriloquism with the incorrigible Monk, mischievous Granny and vodka-swilling Lydia. Expect clairvoyant tricks which push ventriloquism’s boundaries, the puppets are alive in the room, not confined to a script. ‘A gem... funny, poignant, novel’WWWW  Guardian Created with Spitting Image founder Bill Dare.

9pm (60 mins, 16yrs +) £15.50 / £14 concessions / £20.50 Sirloin seats

Presented by Mick Perrin and Jeremy Meadow with PBJ

Fri 25 May

Comedy

The Boy with Tape on his Face (2011 show)

The silent show that’s creating a lot of talk. You’ll laugh, you’ll scream and ultimately you’ll end up like The Boy - lost for words. 2010/2011 total Fringe sell out show returns to London.

As seen on ITV’s Comedy Rocks, The Royal Variety Performance and BBC2’s Comedy Prom. ‘A truly magical experience’ WWWWW Chortle.co.uk  9pm (60 mins, 16yrs +) £15.50 / £14 concessions / £20.50 Sirloin seats Presented by Lee Martin for Gag Reflex Management

Fri 25 May

Udderbelly’s Full Fat Australian

Comedy

Udderbelly’s fantastic new comedy series continues; we’ve gone to the other side of the world to bring you some of the most exciting comedians alive today. Yes, tonight it’s the land of Oz. A veritable barbecue of the Antipodean stars who make us laugh the most. Whether you’re Home or Away, come be our Neighbour for the evening. Discounted entry if your name is Bruce or Sheila (ID required). Line-ups at underbelly.co.uk/fullfat

10.45pm (120 mins, 16yrs +) Tickets £15.50 / £14 concessions / £20.50 Sirloin Seats

Tickets: 0844 545 25 8282


UDDERBELLY FESTIVAL Sat 26 May

Comedy

Isy Suttie

Pearl and Dave Hilarious, heartbreaking, multi-character tale of internet romance from musical stand-up Isy, best known as Peep Show’s Dobby (C4). With vignettes from her own love life. Double British Comedy Award nominee. ‘Comedy with heart and soul’ Chortle

‘A voice you want to swim in’ Independent 7.45pm (60 mins, 12yrs +) £15.50 / £14 concessions / £20.50 Sirloin seats Presented by Live Nation

Tue 29 May

Andi Osho

Comedy

Andi Osho’s stand-up show is a brutally honest dissection of the perils and pitfalls of dating. TV credits include Live At The Apollo (BBC1), regular appearances on Mock The Week (BBC2) and Stand Up For The Week (Channel 4).

‘Hers is a solid, slick set of stand up’ Chortle ‘Perfect Delivery’ Guardian

7pm (60 mins, 16yrs +) £12.50 / £11 concessions / £17.50 Sirloin seats Presented by Phil McIntyre Entertainments

Tues 29 May and 19 June

Chris Cox

Comedy / Magic

Fatal Distraction The brand new show from the multi award-winning, five-star mind reader who can’t read minds. Chris Cox has been on TV, toured the world and is somehow still getting away with it. Blending magic, psychology and lying, he’ll make you think he knows what you’re thinking.

‘One of the most exciting entertainers in Britain’ Guardian 9pm (60 mins, 10yrs +) £12.50 / £11concessions /£17.50 Sirloin seats Presented by Phil McIntyre Entertainments

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AT SOUTHBANK CENTRE Wed 30 May

Comedy

Carl Donnelly

Carl started performing in 2005 and quickly established himself as one of the UK’s most exciting young comedians. His conversational, silly sense of humour has seen him appearing on TV shows including Mock The Week, Stand Up for the Week and Russell Howard’s Good News.

‘Excellent, fast-rising comic with pacey routines’ The Times 9pm (60 mins) £15.50 / £14 concessions / £20.50 Sirloin seats Presented by Avalon Promotions

Thu 31 May

Comedy

Ian Stone

The Return of Stoney Baloney

After his triumphant solo show at last year’s E4 Udderbelly Festival, Ian is back and this time he’s even funnier that you’ve ever heard him before. Ranked amongst the top 10 comedians in Britain today by the Independent, Ian Stone is one of the most talented topical acts in the country right now.

‘Seriously funny’ Guardian 9pm (60 mins, 16yrs +) £12.50 / £11 concessions / £17.50 Sirloin seats Presented by Brett Vincent for GetComedy.com

Fri 1 June

Pete Firman

Comedy / Magic

The UK’s top comedic conjuror returns to E4 Udderbelly with his new show. Expect amazing feats that defy logic, a fast and furious delivery of gags and more of ‘the best magic tricks in the Universe’ (Independent). As seen on The Magicians (BBC1).

‘The man from Middlesbrough sets the pace for comedymeets-magic in the 21st century’ Times 9pm (60 mins, 14yrs +) £15.50 / £14 concessions / £20.50 Sirloin seats Presented by Corrie McGuire for Objective Talent Management

Tickets: 0844 545 27 8282


UDDERBELLY FESTIVAL

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AT SOUTHBANK CENTRE Wed 30 May – Sun 8 July Headline Show

Havana Rumba! The hottest Cuban Salsa party in town! Direct from Havana, an intoxicating cocktail of rumba, salsa, rum and reggaeton. Dazzling, eye-popping and mind- blowing performances from the Kings of Cuban Dance. The show stars Juventino ‘El Chico Divino’ Mendoza, the stunning Latin hearthrob singer and dancer from Charanga Habanera, Cuba’s sizzling hot Timba super group, Eric ‘El Maestro’ Turro, the King of traditional Cuban Dance and star of Buena Vista Social Club and Osvadys ‘The Don of Reggaeton’ Ganza from the streets of Havana, star dancer of Los Van Van and Afro Cuban All Stars. All performing with Cuba’s sexiest dancefloor divas. Get up close and personal in a sensational evening of Cuban salsa with the coolest dancers in town. Bump and grind the night away to the ecstatic and explosive Cuban beats from Sonora La Calle, Cuba’s legendary salsa band. It’s irresistible, insatiable, unmissable! havanarumbatheshow.com Follow us on Twitter: @HavanaRumbaShow Find us on Facebook: HavanaRumbaShow

‘The quality and exuberance of the dancing is staggering. Havana Rumba! offers a slice of today’s Cuba’ WWWWW Scotsman

‘Like a two-week, sun-drenched holiday in Havana... blatantly sexy, sweaty, bootyshaking glory’ WWWW Metro

Weekdays 7pm Weekends 2.30pm & 6pm No matinees on 2 and 3 June No performances on Mondays Extra performance 6 July 5pm (60 mins, all ages) Prices Previews 30 May – 3 June £10 / £15 Sirloin seats Full price £10 / £15 / £20 / £25 (*Sirloin seats available as £5 upgrade on all price bands) The earlier you book, the cheaper the tickets Presented by Underbelly Productions

Tickets: 0844 545 29 8282


UDDERBELLY FESTIVAL Fri 1 June

Comedy

Spank! You love it!

Fresh from sell-out, packed-to-the-rafters shows in London, Edinburgh and Latitude, Spank! returns to E4 Udderbelly with sketch, character, musical and stand-up comedy and... of course... occasional nudity. the Must See! comedy party night of the festival. spankcomedy.com

‘If you haven’t experienced this night, get down there right away!’ Time Out

10.45pm (120 mins, 18yrs +) £15.50 / £14 concessions / £20.50 Sirloin seats Presented by James Wren, Leon Fleury and Corrie McGuire for Objective Talent Management

Sat 2 June

Comedy

Terry Alderton

As seen on BBC3’s Edinburgh Gala, Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow and Dave’s One Night Stand. Winner of The Sun’s comedian of the year and the Three Weeks Critics Award, Terry is back on the road with a brand new show. He’s a unique and unforgettable comedy performer whose popularity grows day by day. Book now!

‘Astonishing’ Sunday Times WWWW Guardian

7.45pm (60 mins) £12.50 / £11 concessions / £17.50 Sirloin seats Presented by CKP and Tim Payne

Mon 4 June

Diamond Night

Comedy / Cabaret

This will not just be a tribute to 60 years of an icon, but a glamorous event fit for a ‘queen’. International cabaret stars, comics, dancers, acrobatic troops, magicians, musicians and world-class entertainers may or may not appear. Free biscuits. Please note: The songs of Neil Diamond could feature heavily in tonight’s performance. Check timeout.com/live for line-up.

9pm (120 mins, 18yrs +) £19.50 / £18 concessions / £24.50 Sirloin seats Presented by Time Out Live

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AT SOUTHBANK CENTRE Tue 5 June – Sat 9 June

Wil Anderson

Comedy

Socially engaged, politically aware and bloody funny, don’t miss Australia’s best comedian with his brandnew, razor-sharp hour of jokes.

‘Simply extraordinary… Unmissable’ Daily Telegraph ‘Like Adam Hills on speed, Australian comedian Wil Anderson’s new show is brilliant… an hour in his company flies by all too quickly’ The Stage

5 and 7 June 9pm, 9 June 7.45pm (60 mins, 16yrs +) £17.50 / £16 concessions / £22.50 Sirloin seats Presented by Token

THE MAGNERS PASTURE

Enjoy one of London’s coolest outdoor eating and drinking spots this summer. Relax in a deckchair with a pint of Magners, an ice-cold beer or a glass of wine. Watch Euro 2012 and Wimbledon on outdoor screens, or play giant Connect 4. Cracking organic, home-grown grub for all the family. Open 12 noon until late. A cool place to eat, drink and hang out – all in the summer shade of a giant purple cow!

Tickets: 0844 545 31 8282


UDDERBELLY FESTIVAL Fri 8 and 29 June

The Boy with Tape on his Face More Tape

Comedy

What does he do? The less you know, the more you will enjoy!

‘Utterly spectacular! Endlessly inventive, hysterically funny. Fight for a ticket’ Time Out WWWWW ‘Wills is a slapstick virtuoso’ The List WWWWW ‘A truly magical experience’ Chortle.co.uk WWWWW This brand new show will sell out.

9pm (60 mins, 16yrs +) £15.50 / £14 concessions / £20.50 Sirloin seats Presented by Lee Martin for Gag Reflex Management

Thu 14 June

Tim FitzHigham

Comedy

The Gambler

Multi-award-winning, Perrier nominated comedian, author, explorer, Fullmooners co-thing and air-recycler Tim FitzHigham is back, in a show about the 10 greatest bets in history.  Sell-out hit of the Edinburgh Fringe.  A man with bad ideas, now Tim tackles the world’s weirdest wagers - come, see the results!

9pm (60 mins, 10yrs +) £15.50 / £14 concessions / £20.50 Sirloin seats Presented by Brett Vincent for GetComedy.com

Fri 15 – Sat 16 June

Greg Proops

Comedy

The star of Whose Line Is It Anyway and Mock the Week comes to E4 Udderbelly for 2 nights only! Greg is widely regarded as a master comic who’s performed with the very best of them. His hit podcast, The Smartest Man in the World, has been recorded live everywhere from Australia to the Caribbean and now he’s back performing new stand-up in the UK. Don’t miss it!

15 June 9pm, 16 June 7.45pm (60 mins, 16yrs +) £15.50 / £14 concessions / £20.50 Sirloin seats

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AT SOUTHBANK CENTRE

Thu 7 – Sun 10 June

This Is A That

Family

In an apartment in Paris where nothing is quite as it seems, join Josette and her Papa as they dance with their ears, eat a piece of the moon and meet a toy soldier called Jacqueline. A magnificent, magical, physical, musical journey about a father and daughter who let their imagination run away with them. Peut-être Theatre’s show is a unique fusion of dance and theatre for children and their grown ups inspired by the stories that French Absurdist playwright Eugène Ionesco wrote for his young daughter. peutetretheatre.co.uk

‘Peut-être Theatre raises the bar of children’s theatre in concept, design, and execution’ British

Theatre Guide

4.15pm (60 mins) £10 / £15 Sirloin seats

Wed 20 – Fri 22 June

Comedy

Michael Winslow

The Man of 10,000 Voices As seen and heard in Police Academy, Family Guy, The Simpsons and many more, Michael Winslow comes to E4 Udderbelly Festival following his total sell out at the Edinburgh Festival 2011. The original vocal artist of the 20th century, Winslow can imitate the impossible using only his voice. Whether it’s Jimi Hendrix playing the guitar, or a special treat for Star Wars fans, Michael is the master of vocal gymnastics and a true comedy star.

‘Truly incredible’ WWWWW Edinburgh Evening News ‘A masterclass’ WWWW Metro 9pm, (60 mins, parental guidance) £15.50 / £14 concessions / £20.50 Sirloin seats Presented by Underbelly Productions and Brett Vincent for GetComedy.com

Presented by Peut-être Theatre

Tickets: 0844 545 33 8282


UDDERBELLY FESTIVAL Fri 15 June

Comedy

Udderbelly’s Full Fat Footie

Our brilliant new comedy series, where team Udderbelly seek out the finest comics and bring them to the purple cow. Tonight: It’s a Euro 2012 special! England are playing Sweden at 7pm, so come and celebrate their amazing win (!) as the premiership of comedy talent take their best shot at entertaining you. Free glass of fizz if your name is Wayne or Colleen. (ID required).

10.45pm (120 mins, 16yrs +) Tickets £15.50 / £14 concessions / £20.50 Sirloin Seats

Mon 18 June

The Event

Now in its fourth year, Southbank Centre’s Training Academy with E4 Udderbelly builds on previous success to challenge 20 local young people with an intensely practical course in event programming and management. Recruited through Southbank Centre’s on-site partners, youth organisation SE1 United, participants spend 12 weeks learning alongside professionals. Come and celebrate with the producers of the future as they put their skills to the test in an entirely new show packed with top acts.

5pm (60 mins, all ages) £10 Presented by Southbank Centre’s Academy with E4 Udderbelly

Sat 23 June

Alex Horne

Comedy

Seven Years in the Bathroom

The star and co-creator of BBC Four’s comedy quiz show We Need Answers presents the ultimate stat-based, fun-packed, thoughtprovoking experimental-and-sometimes-stupid comedy show in which Alex aims to recreate your entire life. He’ll do everything you’ll ever do but in one evening. So come and witness human folly and laugh at your ridiculous existence.

‘A real delight’WWWW

The Sunday Times

7.45pm (60 mins) £12.50 / £11 concessions / £17.50 Sirloin seats Presented by Avalon Promotions

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AT SOUTHBANK CENTRE

Sat 23 - Mon 25 June

The Girl with the Iron Claws

Family

Nominated for a 2011 Total Theatre Award. Growing up isn’t easy, especially when you’re in love with a bear. Following its critically acclaimed, sell-out success at Edinburgh 2011, this captivating dark fairy tale tells the story of a girl who dares to follow her longing. Stunning puppetry, enchanting music and deft humour combine in this dazzling coming-of-age tale to enthral audiences young and old.

‘Theatrical magic’ WWWW Guardian ‘Stunning puppetry’ WWWWW Fest

WWWWW Edinburgh Evening News, British Theatre Guide, Fest, Three Weeks .

23 and 24 June 4.15pm, 25 June 5.15pm (60 mins, 8yrs +) £10 / £15 Sirloin seats Presented by The Wrong Crowd

Sun 24 June

Comedy

Sean Hughes Stands Up

The legendary Sean Hughes is back with a brand new stand-up show. Religion, economics, society and race will be covered, along with his thinning hair, his dodgy knee and his disappointment at discovering since giving up drinking that he’s still a bit of an arsehole. Catch him now before he’s dead. ‘One of the best stand-ups of his generation’ Telegraph

7.45pm (60 mins) £15.50 / £14 concessions / £20.50 Sirloin seats Presented by Oldman Management

Tickets: 0844 545 35 8282


UDDERBELLY FESTIVAL Mon 25 June

Mrs. Barbara Nice

Comedy

Hiya and Higher

Mrs. Barbara Nice – Stockport mother of five – is worried that we are living in a world of ever-diminishing friendliness. She wants us to look the world right in the eye – or we won`t feel the benefit! Expect home truths, great timing and unique comic insights into the human condition.

‘Catch her before she goes stratospheric’ The Scotsman 7pm (60 mins) £12.50 / £11 concessions / £17.50 Sirloin seats Presented by Lakin McCarthy Entertainment

Mon 25 and Tue 26 June

Howard Marks

Comedy

An Audience with Mr Nice Described by Daily Mail as ‘the most sophisticated drugs baron of all time’, Howard Marks has worked with the British Secret Service, been in prison in America and his memoirs have become best-sellers around the world. Funny and charismatic, listen to Mr Nice himself tell stories from his extraordinary life.

9pm (60 mins, 16yrs +) £17.50 / £16 concessions / £22.50 Sirloin seats Presented by Brett Vincent for GetComedy.com

Wed 27 June

Comedy

Robin Ince & Josie Long

Robin and Josie’s Utter Shambles Hosts of the hugely successful podcast Utter Shambles, Robin Ince and Josie Long come together to create a shambles for you. They will be furious, they will be happy, they will talk about what inspires them. There will be probably be guests too, but they will forget to book them until the day before.

9pm (60 mins, 12yrs +) £15.50 / £14 concessions / £20.50 Sirloin seats

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AT SOUTHBANK CENTRE Thu 28 June

Comedy

Andy Zaltzman Political Animal

Political Animal triumphantly returns to E4 Udderbelly at Southbank Centre for one night only, to harangue an increasingly naughty, stroppy and idiotic planet. Hosted by the undisputed, sporadically-acclaimed Andy Zaltzman (The Bugle podcast, Tonight With Rory Bremner, 7 Day Sunday), and featuring an outstanding bill of top-class political comedians, this show will almost certainly result in the overthrow of several governments.

9pm (75 mins, parental guidance) £15.50 / £14 concessions / £20.50 Sirloin seats Presented by Avalon Promotions

Fri 29 June

Udderbelly’s Full Fat Fresh Faces

Comedy

The final in our series of fantastic new comedy nights, where we find the best acts in the country and bring them to the purple cow. Tonight: Fresh Faces – we’re bringing you some of the hottest talent in comedy today. Famous headliners alongside the stars of the future: all fresh faces to E4 Udderbelly Festival. Join new and established comics as they christen the cow. It’s gonna be intense!

10.45pm (120 mins, 16yrs +) Tickets £15.50 / £14 concessions / £20.50 Sirloin Seats

Sat 30 June

Andrew Maxwell

Comedy

‘Fiercely funny and utterly invigorating’ The Times 7.45pm (60 mins, 16yrs +) £15.50 / £14 concessions / £20.50 Sirloin seats Presented by United Agents

Tickets: 0844 545 37 8282

Idil Sukan

Renowned for his cutting edge comedy, intrepid social commentary and political protagonism, Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee and star of BBC’s Live At The Apollo & Sky’s Wall of Fame, Andrew Maxwell is always a must-see for any festival goer. Andrew has had several sell-out shows at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, and appeared at The Amnesty / Channel Four Secret Policeman’s Ball, Glastonbury and the Montreal Just for Laughs Festival.


© Briony Campbell

Global performers and pioneers: the world is coming to Southbank Centre this summer. Are you? london wonderground

at southbank centre 8 may – 30 september

© Stephanie Paschal-Rex Features

A brand new festival of cabaret, circus and curiosities

Hayward Gallery

Wide Open School 11 june – 11 july

Classes by 80 international artists as they re-invent school

Sounds Venezuela 23 – 26 June

Proof that music transforms lives. Last year’s sell-out success returns!

poetry parnassus 26 June – 1 july

Poets and spoken word artists from the Olympic

Africa Utopia 1 – 29 july

Challenging the world’s view of Africa through art, culture and debate

BrynFest 2 – 7 July

Opera superstar Bryn Terfel shares his musical world

london literature festival 5 – 12 july

The best authors, speakers, performers and debates: be part of it


Stewart Lee

Carpet Remnant World 18 July

(Time Out)

Unlimited

© Steve Ullathorne

‘Just about the finest funnyman out there’

31 Aug – 9 Sept

new music 20x12 13 – 15 july

20 bite-size premieres mixing up jazz, folk and experimental music

U.Dance 2012 13 – 15 july

The UK’s best young dancers unite on stage

Comedy, dance, performance and art by deaf and disabled artists plus coming soon

meltdown

Following in the footsteps of David Bowie, Patti Smith and more, a seminal musician curates their dream festival. Watch out for the announcement

change your view of the world this summer at southbank centre

© Belinda Lawley

southbankcentre.co.uk/ festivalofthe world


UDDERBELLY FESTIVAL Wed 4 July

Comedy

Richard Herring

Richard Herring is one of the UK’s most prolific comedians. In 2011 he took the Edinburgh Festival by storm with his new show What Is Love, Anyway?  Richard’s recent TV appearances include Argumental (Dave), Genius (BBC Two), Have I Got News For You (BBC One) and Never Mind the Buzzcocks.

‘A superior comedian…hilarious’ Guardian

9pm (60 mins) £15.50 / £14 concessions / £20.50 Sirloin seats Presented by Avalon Promotions

Fri 6 July

Arthur Smith’s

Comedy

benefit for the Royal Yacht (Royal Yacht Aid) A curious and possibly extraordinary evening of oddities reflecting ridiculous aspects of modern Elizabethan England. A bit vague I know, but be fair, I am writing this in January. All proceeds will go to help upgrade the Queen (after expenses).

9pm (55 mins, 16yrs +) £15.50 / £14 / £20.50 Sirloin seats Presented by Uncle Brian Enterprises

Fri 6 July

So Long, Farewell, Auf Wiedersehen, Goodbye

Comedy

As E4 Udderbelly Festival at Southbank Centre draws to a close and the purple cow packs its bags and leaves the Southbank for 2012, handing over to the London Wonderground, Time Out Live hosts a sensational cabaret night showcasing some of the funniest, weirdest and most wonderful highlights from this season. Check timeout.com/live for line-up.

10.45pm (120 mins) £17.50 / £16 concessions / £22.50 Sirloin seats Presented by Time Out Live

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AT SOUTHBANK CENTRE Sat 7 July

Comedy

Greg Davies

Work in Progress You’ll already know him as the psychotic Head of Sixth Form, Mr Gilbert, in The Inbetweeners (Ch4), from Live at The Apollo, Have I Got News for You and as the most out-of-shape member of We are Klang (BBC3). WWWWW Mail on Sun WWWWW Independent WWWWW Sunday Telegraph WWWWW Chortle

7.45pm (60 mins, 16yrs +) £15.50 / £14 concessions / £20.50 Sirloin seats Presented by Avalon Promotions

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Sun 8 July

Tim Minchin

Comedy / Music

Who better to close E4 Udderbelly Festival at Southbank Centre than the mighty Tim Minchin? The comedian, composer, musician and writer is one of the UK’s biggest stars, having recently completed his first arena tour with the 55-piece Heritage Orchestra and written the music and lyrics for the Royal Shakespeare Company’s critically acclaimed production of Matilda. This one off show will be intimate and very, very special with material chosen from his back-catalogue of hilarious, scathing and often unsettlingly lovely songs. ‘Minchin is a genuine musical virtuoso, whose songs are constructed and sung with an attention to detail

that would make Rufus Wainwright sit up and look nervous. And that’s even before we get to the jokes’ Times 8pm (60 mins, 16yrs +) £30 / £40 Sirloin seats Presented by Underbelly Productions by arrangement with PBJ Management

Tickets: 0844 545 41 8282


UDDERBELLY A HUGE THANK MOO! FESTIVAL A huge thank you to all our team for their unfailing dedication to cow duty, most especially to: Christine Barnes, Marina Dixon, Lauren Dyer, Kenny Easson, Hannah Fisher, Roddy Fisher, Sarah Fleming, Penny Gaize, David Goodwill, Sachin Grover, Tim Groves, Ollie Hester, Barry Hilton, Farrar Hornby, Fi McCurdy, Stephen Makin, Vikki Mizon, James O’Neill, Peter Robertson, Fraser Smith, Izzy Smith, James Turner-Inman, Dave Watson and Bertie Woodhead. Ed and Charlie would also like to thank their wives for, well, putting up with them and their silly ideas. A very special thanks to all those at Southbank Centre who have believed in us and helped us so much over the past few years including: Tamsin Ace, Alan Bishop, Mark Butler, Gerry Cahill, Nick Cain, Georgina Cervin, Vicky Cheetham, Martin Colthorpe, Annette Corbett, Harriet Darcel, Melford Deane, Sam Denton, Steve Eames, Michelle Evans, Miles Evans, Alison Fraser, Mark Foster, Phillip Goudal, John Gray, Gary Halliday, Rachel Harris, Richard Hawley, Joe Heaney, Matthew Holt, Anne Hynes, Molly Jackson, Jude Kelly, Rosalind Knight, Amber Lee, Mark Leman, Shân Maclennan, Wendy Martin, Susan McAinsh, Mike McCart, Paul McGuinness, Catherine Mallyon, David Michel, Gillian Moore, Athena Morse, Nick Miller, Abdel Najid, James Oakley, Trish O’Connor, Ray O’Halloran, Domino Pateman, Ken Pegg, Rebecca Preston, Andrew Reed, Kim Schofield, Laura Scott, Eddy Smith, Maria Vasiliou, Edward Venning, Paul Watson, Hilton Wells, Claire Zammit, and all at Southbank Centre – but most especially our absolute favourite and fellow farmer, Jane Beese. Many thanks also to: Sarah Owen and Charlie Palmer and all at Channel 4; Conor Hardy, Michelle Rynne, Penny Capper and all at Magners; the aka Events and Attractions team: Dawn Farrow, Jo Peart, Martin Crosier, Rebecca Koczan and all at aka; Oliver Reid at Hothead Films; Idil Sukan at Draw HQ; Jel Holmes at Dusted Design; Gary Clarke at PWPFS; Derek Marr, Graeme Arnott and all at Caledonian Heritable; Richard Hesketh and Adam Coombs from QUOD Planning; Liz Southorn and Francesca Burnett-Hall from Harris Hagan; Andrew Fleming; Tony Davey and all at Red61; Paul Roughton and all at Stage Electrics; Steve Ullathorne; Toby Gough; Ben Chamberlain, Kasey Glazebrook and all at The Cornershop PR; David Bloom, Guy Chapman, James Lever and Marika Player at Target Live; all at London Borough of Lambeth; Michael Ball at the Waterloo Community Development Group; Howard Thompson, Andrea and Robin Dahlberg and all at the Whitehouse; Jan Cassidy and all at CHORA and County Hall; and all our colleagues at the Edinburgh festivals. Thanks to our promotional partners: See Tickets, HMV Tickets, Guardian, Observer and London Evening Standard.

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AND COMING TO THEAT LONDON WONDERGROUND AT SOUTHBANK CENTRE SOUTHBANK CENTRE ‘Stunning... A true visual feast’ Australian Stage ‘Cantina is hot! A rollercoaster ride of acrobatic feats, gravity-defying prowess and erotic manoeuvres’ Sunday Mail ‘Mind-blowing. Go and see Cantina’ Rave magazine

Take your seat for an evening of beautiful, exhilarating and truly breathtaking entertainment. A sensational cocktail of glamorous vaudeville and scintillating circus. A journey through an incredible world of acrobatics, magic, dance and live music. Don’t miss the London premiere of this international smash hit show from the creators of Tom Tom Crew. Staged inside a traditional circus Spiegeltent and featuring a brilliant company of Australia’s finest artists from Circa, La Clique, Acrobat and Circus Oz, Cantina is fresh from tours of Australia and Europe and is the headline show of the inaugural London Wonderground at Southbank Centre. Enter the world of Cantina. Leave your real life at the door. Previews from 8 May Tickets from £10 Tickets available from londonwonderground.co.uk 0844 545 8282 Tickets: 0844 545 43 8282


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E4 Udderbelly Festival at Southbank Centre brochure 2012  

A full line-up of what's happening at the 4th E4 Udderbelly Festival at Southbank Centre, which opens on Friday 6 April 2012

E4 Udderbelly Festival at Southbank Centre brochure 2012  

A full line-up of what's happening at the 4th E4 Udderbelly Festival at Southbank Centre, which opens on Friday 6 April 2012

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