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Briefs: Close Encounters

Until 30 September 2017

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About the show

Boylesque is back with Briefs: Close Encounters at London’s Underbelly.

Summer is the season for stripping off. Nobody knows this better than all-male burlesque troop Briefs. Since 2013, the glitter-loving group who coined the term boylesque have entertained London crowds with sell-out season after sell-out season. And for 2017, they offer something a little bit special: a brand new show.

In Close Encounters, the crazily talented circus performers bring intergalactic insanity down to earth. It’s going to be extra-terrestrial like you’ve never seen it before. Forget ET’s glowing finger, Briefs have got space-age strippers and better aerial abilities than a NASA spaceship.

If you enjoyed their previous shows, then you might well want to see what they do with this new one. Spreading their wings in a slightly different fashion, the Brisbane-based boys are forgoing the glitzy party vibe for something that’s darker than dark matter. Or a black hole. Perhaps.

But forgetting silly space puns, the main deal with Briefs is that this team are seriously skilled. They won six awards plus a nomination for Best One-Off Production at the London Cabaret Awards 2012 for their previous show Briefs: The Second Coming (yes, it was called that).

Briefs: Close Encounters is led by Shivannah (Fex Faanana), who will oversee proceedings. Other performers include the turbo-athletic Captain Kidd, cabaret and live art specialist Harry Clayton-Wright and Thomas Worrell, who won’t let anything keep him down – including gravity.

As Time Out says, “No one else does enormous, gloriously perverted fun quite like this.”

Suitable for ages 16 and over.

Briefs: Close Encounters runs from 14 July – 30 September 2017 at Underbelly.

Map & Location

Southbank Centre

Belvedere Road
London
SE1 8XX

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