LIMBO Comes to Southbank Centre, May 7
LIMBO fires up the Southbank Centre once more from 7 May - 17 August 2014 with circus as you've never seen it: wild, wicked and out of this world. Hot on the heels of an international tour, the stunning original cast returns to whisk audiences into a sinister netherworld of jaw-dropping contortion, gut-churning aerial acrobatics, nail-biting stunts and staggering illusions.
Directed by Scott Maidment, and set to Sxip Shirey's thrilling live score of brass, electronics, hip-hop and club beats, take your seats ringside in the magnificent 1920s inspired Spiegeltent for the hottest party ever between heaven and hell.
LIMBO premiered at the Adelaide Festival in February 2013 before heading straight to London where it headlined the five-month long LonDon Wonderground Festival from the 10 May to 29 September 2013. LIMBO has played to over 100,000 people around the globe so far with seasons in London, Edinburgh, Adelaide, Sydney and South America. The show now returns to London for a limited season as part of its world tour.
An amusement ground for the capital, LonDon Wonderground brings a taste of early 20th Century Coney Island to the South Bank situated between the Royal Festival Hall and the London Eye.
LonDon Wonderground is part of Southbank Centre's Festival of Love this summer from 30 May to 7 September. Hundreds of artists, communities and partners will participate in creating a festival that will explore the many different facets of human love - from romantic love and the breakdown of relationships, to the harmony (or disharmony) between nations and the concept of memorials. The Festival will feature a wide-ranging programme of themed weekends, performances, talks, outdoor art installations and urban greenery across the site, with one of the highlights being Proud To Be Wed, a mass wedding event for gay and straight couples.
7.15pm Tuesday to Sunday (until 8 June)
7.30pm Tuesday to Sunday (from 9 June)
4pm Saturday Matinees
No performances Monday
Underbelly is a UK based, live entertainment company. Their events and festivals division operates one of the largest operations at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe selling over 220,000 tickets for over 140 shows over 25 days. 2014 marks the sixth year of Udderbelly Festival at Southbank Centre and the third year of LonDon Wonderground at Southbank Centre. Elsewhere Underbelly also produces Edinburgh's Christmas; Comedy Hullabaloo with the RSC in Stratford-upon-Avon; West End Live in Trafalgar Square for Westminster City Council and the Society of London Theatre. Through their Underbelly Productions arm they produce and promote live shows in London, throughout the UK and on tour internationally. In 2013 Underbelly sold over 750,000 tickets to their various events. www.underbelly.co.uk
About Southbank Centre:
Southbank Centre is the UK's largest arts centre, occupying a 21-acre site that sits in the midst of London's most vibrant cultural quarter on the South Bank of the Thames. The site has an extraordinary creative and architectural history stretching back to the 1951 Festival of Britain. Southbank Centre is home to the Royal Festival Hall, Queen Elizabeth Hall, Purcell Room and the Hayward Gallery as well as The Saison Poetry Library and the Arts Council Collection. For further information please visit www.southbankcentre.co.uk.