London Wonderground announces first shows | Including Dead Ringers, Al Murray and Rhod Gilbert © BBC

London Wonderground announces first shows

Including Dead Ringers, Al Murray and Rhod Gilbert

A live version of Radio 4’s Dead Ringers has today been announced as one of the highlights of the London Wonderground programme.

Impressionists Jon Culshaw, Debra Stephenson, and Duncan Wisbey are among the comedy stars be appearing at the festival, which takes place on the site of the former  Earls Court Exhibition Centre from July 15 to  September 26.

Also appearing at the Underbelly-produced event are  Al Murray’s  Pub Landlord, Rhod Gilbert with his  Book Of John tour show and  a live recording of hit satirical podcast The Bugle with Andy Zaltzman.

As well as solo shows, the upside-down purple cow will host mixed bill stand-up nights under the London Comedy AllStars banner.

Others due to appear include Mawaan Rizwan, Stephen K Amos, Margaret Thatcher Queen of Soho,  Lucy Porter, Josh Berry,  Eshaan Akbar and improvised comedy Austentatious  as well as cabaret and family shows and film screenings.

London Wonderground directors Ed Bartlam and Charlie Woods said in a statement: ‘After such a long time away from the stage it’s a privilege to be bringing such a varied and high-quality programme of live entertainment to London Wonderground.

‘Dead Ringers is a national institution, and it will be a thrill to see it on stage, while shows such as The Choir of Man, The Gruffalo The Witch and The Warthog and Austentatious underline our drive to bring both the spirit and the very best performers from the Edinburgh Festival Fringe to London Wonderground.’

Rob Heasman, chief executive of the Earls Court Development Company added: ‘Many Londoners will have fond memories of attending events in Earls Court, so we’re delighted to be partnering with Underbelly to welcome people back with the amazing London Wonderground festival.’

Tickets will go on sale at 9am on Thursday.

Published: 7 Jun 2021

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