Wednesday, 13 July 2016

BARBU at London Wonderground

"Daring, daft and sexy as hell! Packed with astonishing acrobatics and perfectly-groomed beards, this is cabaret but not as you know it. Performed by one of the world’s greatest circus companies – Canada’s Cirque Alfonse."- http://www.underbelly.co.uk/what-we-do/shows-touring/shows/barbu

Hey Guys,

I recently had a super random afternoon! I met my friend Cairro after work for a chill/catch up on London's Southbank. As we were chatting by the Underbelly, one of our mutual friends spotted us and came over. It turns out she was working at the venue and invited us to come and watch the show that was starting any minute! 



We had no idea what we were about to watch. No expectations or anything! As we entered the venue, the interior was like a circus tent. Dim, atmospheric lighting and ringside seating greeted us. Cairro and I chose seats right next to the stage (something I would recommend if you like booties shaking in your face and audience interaction XD)



Without giving too much away, this show combines cirque, acrobatics, burlesque, comedy and live music to create an extremely high energy, pacy show! I was constantly sat, mouth gaping at all the talented performers. 
Clapping, laughing and gasping were the noises to be heard from the audience, and this company certainly seemed to be loving every second of it; lapping up the praise and rewarding us with bare bottoms!



BARBU is a show created by the Canadian company "Cirque Alfonso"Here is what they say about the show:
"ARBU Electro Trad Cabaret delves into the origins of the circus in Montreal at the end of the 19th and beginning of the 20th century. Imagine a fairground, where spectators are left spellbound by remarkable performances and outrageous feats, simple curiosities and unexpected eccentricities. Political correctness has no place in the mayhem of this show. In scene after scene where music, video, circus and general craziness collide, each performer wows the audience with a showcase of spectacular skills. May the best beard win! Backed by a frenetic electro-trad band, the Cirque Alfonse clan strays dangerously close to the edge in this exuberant circus rave." -http://www.cirquealfonse.com/en/shows/barbu/


The show is running until September 25th 2016. My Top Tip would be to have a £1 coin handy and thank me later ;)

Useful info:

Suitable for ages 16+

Running time 75 minutes 
To book phone: 0844 545 8282 

Let me know if you go and what you think of it! @ebonidixon 

Eb x