The Udderbelly Festival comes to the Southbank every summer, inhabiting a flexible structure (a large upside down purple cow!) that seats four hundred and hosting many creative performances including plays, concerts and comedy shows. Boasting twelve weeks of affordable entertainment on the beautiful Southbank and an eccentric garden that has many delicious food and drink stalls, it is a great place to hang out in the warm summer months.
In the coming weeks comedy legends like Jason Byrne and Mark Dolan will be strutting their stuff for the London crowds. The shows I am most excited about are ‘Frisky and Mannish’ and ‘Showstopper’. Frisky and Mannish: The College Years is the newest show from an extraordinary comedy duo - they never fail to produce a great show, and are both exceptionally musically talented and hilarious. More unmissable entertainment is sure to come from Showstopper! who improvise a musical. Each show the brilliant cast create a brand new musical on the spot, making every performance different and unique.
I stumbled across Udderbelly by chance a few weekends ago, while out on the Embankment with a few friends. We stopped to see what was on offer, and sat in the sunshine with a glass of cider each. It has a great atmosphere, and with free entry anyone can walk in and enjoy an event.
Shows on every day until 17 July, book here.