Rouge

Underbelly and Highwire Entertainment Present ROUGE LONDON DEBUT
HEADLINING AT UNDERBELLY FESTIVAL SOUTHBANK
First London Transfer Direct from Edinburgh Festival Fringe

Surprising, subversive and supremely sexy circus ROUGE makes its London debut at Underbelly Festival Southbank from Wednesday 28 August – Sunday 15 September 2019. Straight from its UK premiere in Edinburgh ROUGE will be the first exciting London transfer from this year’s Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Press Night: Thursday 29 August at 7.15pm.

Grown-up circus-cabaret ROUGE‘s three week run will be the climactic headline act this season at Underbelly Festival Southbank, and will give London the first chance to see the award-winning Australian sensation with its outrageous brand of adult circus.

ROUGE is a decadent and astonishing blend of sensational high energy acrobatics, soaring aerial trapeze, operatic cabaret and tongue in cheek burlesque. With love and lust the audience are sucked into the world of ROUGE to see circus like they’ve never seen before!

ROUGE loves to break conventions and is passionately performed with wild abandon by the superbly talented and entertaining cast: Isabel Hertaeg, Liam de Jong, Jessie McKibbin, Lyndon Johnson, Madison Burleigh and Paul Westbrook.

ROUGE‘s empowering soundtrack includes: Jessie J, Beyoncé, Ariana Grande and Shirley Bassey plus Isabel singing live opera with a naughty twist.

ROUGE creates an atmosphere that is palpable - as a sexually charged aura permeates the venue that embodies the glorious phrase, “Filthy and Gorgeous”!

Ed Bartlam and Charlie Wood, Directors of Underbelly, said: “We’re thrilled to welcome the first transfer from Underbelly at the Edinburgh Fringe 2019 to Southbank Festival as our final headliner of this season. Highwire Entertainment’s smash hit Rouge is another example of the exceptional circus currently coming out of Australia - we’re delighted so many international circus troupes call Underbelly their UK home. Rouge is circus like no other - uniquely for adults; it’s fun, flirty and will not be a night you’ll easily forget. London audiences are going to love it”.

Escape the everyday and abandon yourself to ROUGE for the sexiest live circus cabaret experience.

ROUGE – a passionate unforgettable night out!

Escape the everyday and abandon yourself to ROUGE for the sexiest live circus cabaret experience. ROUGE – a passionate unforgettable night out!

Venue: Underbelly Festival Southbank, Belvedere Road, SE1 8XX. Located in-between Southbank Centre, Jubilee Gardens and the London Eye.

Dates: Wednesday 28 August - Sunday 15 September 2019 - 3.5 weeks only!! Times: Wednesday 28 August: 7.45pm Thursday 29 August: 7.45pm Showtimes then move to: Tuesday – Friday: 7:15pm Saturday: 4.30pm and 7.15pm Sunday: 4.30pm and 7.15pm No shows on Mondays

Running Time: 60 mins – no interval

Tickets: from £15 Plus £1.50 booking fee online or over the phone Recommended for ages 18+, contains sexual themes and nudity.

Box Office: www.underbellyfestival.com or 03333 444 167.

ROUGE UK premiere takes place at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2019 at Underbelly Circus Hub (Venue 360): 3 - 24 August 2019.

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