Underbelly Festival returns to London in 2022

Get your fix of cabaret, comedy and theatre this summer.

Sophie Thomas
Sophie Thomas

The Underbelly Festival returns to London this summer, with five shows currently announced across its two venues in Earl’s Court and Cavendish Square. Book tickets for the Underbelly Festival in London on London Theatre.

“Underbelly Festival is a sure sign that summer is approaching and we are so excited for what 2022 has in store", said Ed Bartlam and Charlie Wood, Underbelly co-directors.

"To be able to announce such a brilliant programme of live comedy, circus, cabaret and drag variety at its very best is such an honour and we couldn’t be more proud of the shows on the line up.”

Underbelly Festival Cavendish Square

La Clique returns to London this summer, with performances at Underbelly Festival Cavendish Square from 13 May to 2 July. The world-renowned cabaret combines circus, live music and stand-up comedy for a scintillating evening of entertainment. In a review of La Clique in 2021, our critic said: “La Clique faithfully champions the wacky and wonderful."

If you’re looking for live comedy, then head to London Comedy Allstars at Underbelly Festival Cavendish Square. The comedy nights will see some of Britain’s finest comedians take to the stage, including Sindhu Vee, who will star in the upcoming Matilda film. London Comedy Allstars plays every Friday from 6 May to 29 July.

Australian cabaret group Yummy return to the Underbelly from 5 - 31 July with their new show, Iconic. During the show, performers nod to cultural icons, legends, and superstars with circus tricks and burlesque routines.

Underbelly Festival Earl’s Court

Over at Earl’s court, Circus Abyssinia return to the Underbelly with their latest production, Tulu. Tulu celebrates Ethiophian athlete Deratu Tulu through contortion, acrobatics and fire-juggling. Tulu runs from 24 May to 18 June.

The Little Mermaid parody musical, titled Unfortunate: The Untold Story of Ursula the Sea Witch is at Earl’s Court from 21 June to 16 July. The musical explores how Ursula felt under the sea, complete with pop music, humour and heart.

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