Presented by Mat Ricardo
A unique, hilarious and unmissable one-man show from the world’s most critically acclaimed variety artist.
Scalpel sharp wit and astonishing skills honed over three decades travelling the world’s stages, streets and spiegeltents come together to create big tricks and big laughs for all ages.
Mat Ricardo is, according to The Scotsman, “One of the greatest variety artists working today”. His thirty-plus year career saw him learn his craft as a street performer in London’s famous Covent Garden, before travelling the worlds theatres, cabaret clubs and festivals, advancing and redefining his artform to become the most critically acclaimed and successful variety comedian in the world. His groundbreaking work merges physical and verbal comedy, storytelling, dance and, of course, his trademark spectacular feats of circus, magic and dexterity, all presented in a unique cocktail of cool, slick honesty.
Dates/Times: 14 and 15 September - 6pm / 16 September - 2pm & 4.15pm
Location: Lloyds of London, Lime Street
Duration: 30 minutes
What to expect: Theatre / Comedy / Variety / Circus / Family Friendly / Great for kids
Advisory notice: Please be advised this performance contains the use of a theatrical prop knife. All props are specially designed and manufactured for theatrical use and performers are expertly trained in the use of these props.
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About Mat Ricardo
Mat Ricardo is the only variety artist to win the Herald Angel award for excellence in theatre. Additionally, he has won the inaugural British cabaret award for variety, the Kleinkunst cabaret prize, StageTalk magazines show of the year, and the ArtsAward pick of the fringe.
He has performed cabaret in virtually every place where it can be performed, in all corners of the globe, including repeat residencies in such iconic venues as The Royal Albert Hall, The Savoy Hotel and Hollywood’s Magic Castle, and more than once, privately, for members of the British Royal Family.
Alongside his live work, he has worked in front of and behind cameras dozens of times, including being a guest on the Jonathan Ross Show, getting a standing ovation on America’s Got Talent, and consulting on major Hollywood movies. His 4th and most recent one man show “Mat Ricardo vs The World” sold out every single performance at the Edinburgh Fringe festival, while gaining faultlessly excellent reviews, which paved the way for an extensive UK tour.
His previous solo theatre shows have had several sell-out runs in London’s West End, been showcased at the Purcell Room in the South Bank Centre as part of the London International Mime Festival, and toured to packed houses as far afield as Australia, Los Angeles, South Korea, Finland, Germany and Belgium.
★★★★★ “REMARKABLE” - The Scotsman
★★★★★ “BRILLIANT” - The Herald
★★★★★ “HILARIOUS” - Fringe Guru
★★★★★ “A LEGEND” - Broadway Baby
★★★★ “DAZZLING” - Time Out
★★★★ “ASTONISHING” - Fest Magazine