Electric Wild West circus, cabaret, The Raunch, rides into town this spring to lay siege to the Southbank. A modern day sexy, spectacular, melding state of the art technology with whip-cracking energy and featuring a rogues gallery of the most wanted bad-asses this side of Dodge City, the show is set to take London Wonderground by storm as their 2016 opening headliner.
The Raunch is created by digital circus company Zero Central. It stars the legendary cabaret performer Empress Stah as The Bad Sherriff with her trigger-happy aerial act featuring a laser shooting forth from where the sun don’t shine to the strains of Light in Places – a song especially composed for the act by Peaches. Making up the magnificent seven, Stah will be joined by Alternative Miss World Fancy Chance as The Condemned; hip-hop, rapping-tapping dancing twins My Bad Sister as The Bar Room Beauties; international sword-swallowing femme-fatale Jewels Good as The Madame of the Saloon; albino ivory-tinkler Stephen Thompson as the Ghost Rider; daring circus superstar Jo Moss as The Cockfighter; and the indescribably irreverent Mr Teds as The Unwanted.
The Raunch is a next generation circus cabaret extravaganza for the all the senses. Loose narrative weaves together a series of individual and ensemble acts featuring skills drawn from the worlds of Circus, Magic, Drag, Song & Dance to create a contemporary Western fable set the beat of a disco-hoedown, psychedelic soundtrack .
Established by Empress Stah and her husband Graham “Sugarlump” Power in 2015, Zero Central is a digital arts creative production company, creating shows and installations integrating performers and technology. Original performances are designed using projections, lasers, drones and imagination. Motion tracking sensors are employed to create real time, interactive and immersive graphics that can be projected onto any object using projection-mapping techniques. in 2015. Zero Central produced Moonshine for Club Spiegel at the London Wonderground, commissioned by Underbelly Productions.
Empress Stah is an internationally renowned Aerial Circus Artist, Cabaret Theatre Performer, Show Director and Producer, with an ongoing project to make a performance in Outer Space. Highlights include Stargasm / Light in Places, a collaboration between Empress Stah and cult rock star Peaches, that features the worlds first and only laser butt-plug, performed on an aerial hexagon, the innovative Infinite Space which uses wearable sensors and infrared camera’s to create real time, interactive motion graphics that are projected over and behind circus performances and her solo show Empress Stah in Space at Soho Theatre. During her glittering 16 year career, Empress Stah has graced stages worldwide, including but not limited to, London, New York, Tokyo, Moscow, Rio, Montreal, Chicago, Sydney, and Tel Aviv, whilst sharing the bill with big names including Cirque Du Soleil and Dita Von Teese. Private Clients include Damien Hirst, Harvey Nichols, Smirnoff, Cosmopolitan Magazine and Philippe Starck.
May 5 – June 12
London Wonderground, Southbank Centre
Tuesday to Saturday 19.45hrs
Saturday Matinees 17.15hrs
£10.00 – £30.00
0844 545 8282