Cantina @ London Wonderground – Stick this in your To Do Pipe & Smoke It!
Remember when we gave you advanced notice of the Spiegeltent of wondrous spectacle that is London Wonderground?
Well, it’s only bloody opened, hasn’t it? We were there last night (Thursday 10th May) to catch the headline show Cantina, which we’d already tipped you off about – so don’t be surprised when we tell you it’s a near perfect night out!
We Say: So yeah, it’s pretty excellent. A bit like a classy La Soirée we think (if anyone from La Soirée is reading, don’t pretend you’re offended – you love getting down and dirty!), showcasing amazing cabaret and circus skills: beautiful folky songs, tightrope walking, a jaw dropping rope routine, and a healthy dose of semi-naked-man-beating. What’s not to like?
And we haven’t even told you about the magic act, with its eye-popping finale – but you’ll have to go find out about that for yourselves. All we’re saying is, you never know what might turn up in the oddest of places…
So yeah, you get it, we loved it. So stick Cantina in your To Do Pipe and smoke it!
PS The London Wonderground bar is über-cute, with cute wooden bumper cars for tables and chairs – so even if you’re not seeing a show, it’s definitely worth a visit.
They Say: “A sensational cocktail of glamorous vaudeville and scintillating circus. A journey through an incredible world of acrobatics, magic, dance and live music. Featuring a brilliant company of Australia’s finest circus artists from Circa, La Clique, Acrobat and Circus Oz, Cantina is fresh from tours of Australia and Europe and is the headline show of Priceless London Wonderground’s inaugural summer.
Enter the world of Cantina. Leave your real life at the door.”
Someone on You Tube Says: “Vintage circus amazing freakness!”
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