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SCOTCH and SODA to headline London Wonderground

Scotch and Soda
Scotch and Soda. Sean Young Photography

Scotch & Soda will bring their raucous, world-class mix of circus, dance and original music to London for the first time from 14th May until 2nd August 2015. London Wonderground’s decadent Spiegeltent will host this exciting evening of subverted and deadly fun full of jaw-dropping lunacy, incredible feats and live beats.

A dusty desert bar. A chance encounter. A spectacular clash of spellbinding misfits, Scotch & Soda is a guaranteed whiskey-soaked evening of breathtaking feats, blinding charm and beatnik soul. Scotch & Soda features gravity-defying circus from some of Australia’s finest acrobats with previous appearances including Cantina, La Clique, Cirque and Tom Tom Crew with music from the renowned Crusty Suitcase Band.

Scotch & Soda is a collaboration between Ben Walsh’s Crusty Suitcase Band and David Carberry and Chelsea McGuffin – the creators of the internationally acclaimed show Cantina. Having previously collaborated on several occasions, Scotch & Soda is the first time that all of these artists have formally come together to present this brand new production.

London Wonderground is the inspiration of Underbelly and Southbank Centre. An impressive playground for all, London Wonderground is a spectacular slice of circus in the centre of London. Back for a fourth year, the festival is celebrated for hosting the best circus and cabaret from across the world in an captivating riverside venue, complete with a magnificent 1920s Spiegeltent and various rides and attractions. London Wonderground is part of Southbank Centre’s Festival of Love this summer.

Ed Bartlam and Charlie Wood, Directors of Underbelly, said: “We can scarcely believe that this will be Udderbelly’s 7th year at Southbank Centre and our 4th year with London Wonderground. We created these festivals with the very clear ambition of wanting to give Londoners an affordable and eclectic mix of fabulous live entertainment but within a true festival environment in the very heart of London. We’re very excited about this year’s festivals and can’t wait to get the Cow’s legs up in the air and the mirrors polished on that Spiegeltent again.

Jude Kelly, Artistic Director of Southbank Centre, said: “We’re thrilled to bring back the Udderbelly Festival and London Wonderground, both of which draw thousands of people – including young people and families – who enjoy the informality and sense of festival fringe to our riverside site throughout the summer.

Thursday 29th January 2015


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