This Summer, BRIEFS, the heart-stopping combination of cabaret burlesque, Australian machismo and punkish swagger comes to The London Wonderground for an extended run during August and September after a barnstorming year of sell out runs and rapturous reviews around the world.
The six Aussies and one New Yorker are powered by a intense energy as they mix up a powerful 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 panting for more.
Since headlining the circus big top at Glastonbury last June, Briefs have swaggered 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 coming back to London Wonderground in August.
August 5 – September 27
London Wonderground, Southbank Centre
Tuesday to Sunday 19.30hrs
Additional Saturday performances 19.00hrs August 8, 22, September 6, 19
Book tickets from £13.50 – £30
31st March 2015