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10 things that happened at Underbelly’s press launch

7th Aug 2015

Wednesday saw the hugey anticipated annual press launch of Underbelly Edinburgh 2015, where the audience are treated to a host of scintilating extracts from our incredible programme. Here are some of the things that went down!

Country legend Tina C hosted the evening to perfection. The the disappointment of the crowd, she refused to sing. For now...

World-class beatboxing-singing gang Gobsmacked! left the audience, well, Gobsmacked, with their 8-minute mash-up of over 40 songs!

Heidi O'Louglhin gave a sneak peek of her show A Woman Talking, with a monologue from the perspective of everyone's favourite mobile phone game character - Snake!

Fascinating Aida's Dillie Keane told the story of a particularly extravagant one night stand... in Rome.

Circa hula-hooped far more hoops than we could possibly count in an extract from their brand new commission Close-Up.

At the command of the audience, Austentatious performed an improvised five-minute play entitled... 'Big George'. 

Much to the delight of the crowd, Tina C DID sing. And what a song “I am America, my body is this land” was!

Foil, Arms and Hog performed the first ever Microsoft Windows-based dance routine ever. Or at least that we've ever seen.

The guys from Barbu did THIS: 

And then THIS:

As the stage was mopped after Barbu's soaking wet performance, Underbelly directors Ed & Charlie came to the stage to annouce our entire 2015 season, and break the exciting news that Udderbelly, our purple cow, is heading to Hong Kong later this year!

Click here to view Underbelly's entire thrilling 2015 programme!

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