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Briefs returns to London Wonderground this summer


THIS Summer, Briefs, the heart-stopping blend of cabaret burlesque, Australian machismo and punkish swagger comes to The London Wonderground for an extended run – from August 5 to September 27, 2015.

The London dates follow a year of sell out runs and ecstatic reviews across the world.

The six Aussies and one New Yorker are powered by a fierce energy as they mix up a potent blend of drag, glamour and athleticism, infused with dancing, tumbling, juggling, acro-balancing, trapeze, hula hooping, lip syncing, sequins, feathers and frocks.

Incorporating whole portions of new material into some of the Briefs’ favourite fare, the show combines an eye-popping blend of dog show satire, intimate yo-yo tricks, wind machines, Busby-Berkeley spectacle, pure burlesque and an array of serious circus skills.

Audience favourite Shivannah (Fez Faanana) has several new and surprising tricks up her voluminous sleeves and leads the chaotic troop through the show with brazen beauty. The Las Vegas award-winning ‘Captain Kidd’ takes a turn as the fabulous bird in his own golden bird bath and stuns the audience with alluring athleticism.

The new disorderly Briefs line up also includes the ferocious Dallas Dellaforce, who brings dynamic drag to a new level; one of Australia’s leading aerialists, contortionists and circus trainers, Thomas Worrell, who literally ties himself in knots; Evil Hate Monkey, escaped from New York Zoo and dazzling with his award-winning burlesque banana ballet; and fresh-faced circus brats Lachy Shelley – from Circa Zoo and Flipside – and Louis Biggs – from Flying Fruit Fly Circus – who melt hearts and have the audience gasping for more.

Since headlining the circus big top at Glastonbury last June, Briefs have strutted their way around the globe taking in London, Brighton, Berlin, Edinburgh, Darwin, Perth and Adelaide and they will take residency at Berlin’s legendary Tipi am Kanzleramt, and debut in Hamburg and Paris before returning to London Wonderground in August.

Tickets: £13.50 – £30.

Times: Tuesday to Sunday at 7.30pm; Saturday at 8.45pm; additional Saturday performances at 7pm on August 8 and 22 and September 6 and 19.

Running Time: 70 minutes.

London Wonderground, Southbank Centre


The Festival of Love has also returned for summer 2015, with this rich and complex subject being explored further in installations, performances, exhibitions and free events across the whole site. The festival, which was enjoyed by 1.6 million people last summer, will again feature the Big Wedding Weekend, when couples come together to marry in mass ceremonies on the Royal Festival Hall stage over the August Bank Holiday weekend (Saturday, August 29 to Monday, August 31). The Festival continues until September 6.