The world’s hottest all-male boylesque group will grab Christmas by the baubles in their dazzling headlining show BRIEFS: CLOSE ENCOUNTERS as it smashes into Christmas in Leicester Square for the festive season from 9 November 2018 – 3 January 2019 (press night Wednesday 14 November 2018 at 7.30pm – runs 100 minutes) in the stunning Spiegeltent.
BRIEFS: CLOSE ENCOUNTERS is an insanely uplifting show as the Briefs boys blend and bend the rules with their out of this world circus skills, drop dead gorgeous drag, raucous comedy, and trademark punkish swagger. Briefs: Close Encounters is unique, magnificently slick and genre-defying spectacular show that gloriously breaks all the rules as it takes its audience to the third dimension! Seriously, the perfect night out for everyone 16+ over the festive season!
This masculine troupe of seriously gorgeous guys from Oz is led by the beautiful, sassy and fabulous emcee, Shivannah, aka Artistic Director Fez Fa’anana. The cast of buff characters includes: one of Australia’s leading circus showmen Captain Kidd (2011’s Las Vegas King of Burlesque); acrobat and clownish time-hopping rabbit Dale Woodbridge-Brown (Kamilaroi boy and proud of his Aboriginal heritage); superstar aerialist Thomas Worrell, defying gravity and tying himself in knots above the crowd; and youngest member of Briefs, the loveable rogue and boy wonder Louis Biggs, who steals the hearts of audiences throughout the show. Finally, a Brit has landed in the hallowed troupe: Harry Clayton-Wright is the Blackpool boy done good, an anarchic provocateur, performance artist and so much more!
Briefs Factory celebrates 10 years by breaking through the glass ceiling and explode on London’s West End scene with the life affirming BRIEFS: CLOSE ENCOUNTERS, as the Briefs warriors journey through space to the future where there is a place for everyone. What more could you want from a joyous and celebratory festive show?! BRIEFS: CLOSE ENCOUNTERS = Christmas with a glitter ball on top!!
As if that wasn’t excitement enough for the festive season Briefs Factory are also presenting two other shows in the Spiegeltent at Christmas in Leicester Square: CLUB BRIEFS andBRAT KIDS CARNIVAL – their truly high octane children’s show featuring members from the Briefs Factory Family including cast members from Hot Brown Honey.
BRAT KIDS CARNIVAL – is a high-energy super fun variety show for all the family from tots to teenagers (4+). Mischief makers Briefs have created a noisy, fun show for kids who love spectacle, top notch circus skills, flying acrobatics, edgy dancing, pumping music and cheeky clowning antics. This show holds its young audience in high regard with nothing wishy-washy: this is something unique, involved and inclusive. Put on your party outfit and express yourself with a boogie (on stage!) at the BRAT KIDS CARNIVAL! The 45 minute children’s show will play during the daytime from Saturday 10 November – Saturday 30 December 2018.
CLUB BRIEFS – the seriously X-rated, sexcellent, weekend trash glamour disco circus cabaret club! The late-night variety show with ridiculously brilliant performances from the Briefs boys who are joined by world class cabaret and circus special guests. Get down, dirty and wet at the debaucherous disco after party – for 18+! CLUB BRIEFS runs weekends from Friday 9 November – Saturday 29 December 2018 (90 minutes).
And finally CLUB BRIEFS: NYE EXTRAVAGANZA! – the only place to be on New Year’s Eve! Trash, glamour, disco, circus and guaranteed hilarity from the Briefs boys and spectacular special guests. Dress code: extravagance! Live your best life and feel the fantasy as Club Briefs countdown in the capital to 2019!
The festive season starts in the magical Christmas in Leicester Square with BRIEFS: CLOSE ENCOUNTERS – where all your Christmas wishes come true!
And enjoy as Christmas in Leicester Square is transformed into a wintery haven – the destination for all your festive fun with Santa’s Grotto, Christmas market, bars and food!
“Spectacular” — ★★★★★ Time Out
WINNER “Best Circus” — Perth World Fringe Festival 2018
BRIEFS: CLOSE ENCOUNTERS
Director: Fez Fa’anana
Musical Director: Busty Beatz
Lighting Design: Paul Lim
Costume Design: Dallas Dellaforce
Executive Producer: Linda Catalano
Host: Fez Fa’anana
£61.50/ Private Booth £301.50
Underbelly & Briefs Factory Presents
BRIEFS: CLOSE ENCOUNTERS, BRAT KIDS CARNIVAL,
+ Shows, Santa’s Grotto, Christmas market, food, bars all in one place at
CHRISTMAS IN LEICESTER SQUARE
Venue: The Spiegeltent, Christmas In Leicester Square, Leicester Square Gardens, Leicester Square, WC2H 7NA
Leicester Square site open: Monday – Friday 12pm – 10pm, Saturday – Sunday 10am – 10pm
For full programme information on all shows + Santa’s Grotto, European-Style Christmas market, bars and foods:
Box Office: www.christmasinleicestersquare.com
BRIEFS: CLOSE ENCOUNTERS – The world’s hottest all-male boylesque group will grab Christmas by the baubles in their dazzling new show
Dates: Friday 9 November 2018 – Thursday 3 January 2019
8 weeks only!!
Times: 7.30pm Wednesday – Sunday (additional performance Tuesday 18th December)
Matinees 3pm Saturday (except 22nd December)
Running Time: 100 mins – including interval
Age: Recommended 16+
Previews: 9th November 7.30pm and 10th November 3pm – stalls £21.50/ Posh Seats £26.50/ Private Booth £151.50
Friday – Sunday – Stalls £35.50/ Posh Seats £41.50/ Private Booth £221.50
Wednesday – Thursday – Stalls £28.50/ Posh Seats £35.50/ Private Booth £186.50
Press Night: Wednesday 14th November 2018 at 7.30pm
BRAT KIDS CARNIVAL – high-energy super fun variety show for all the family
Dates: Saturday 10 November 2018 – Sunday 30 December
Saturday: 11am and 1pm
Sunday: 1pm and 3pm
Wednesday – Friday from 12 December: 3pm
Running Time: 45 mins – no interval
Age: Tots to teenagers – recommended 4+
Saturday and Sunday – Stalls £15.50/ Family Price £13.75 (per ticket. Minimum 4 tickets required)
Wednesday – Friday – Stalls £11.50/ Family Price £10.25 (per ticket. Minimum 4 tickets required)
Press Days: Saturday 17 November at 11am and 1pm + Sunday 18 November at 1pm
CLUB BRIEFS – the seriously X-rated late night weekend trash glamour disco circus cabaret club!
Dates: Friday 9 November – Sunday 30 December 2018
Times: Fridays and Saturdays: 10.15pm
Running Time: 90 mins
Age: Strictly 18+
Tickets: From £23.50p.
Press Night: Wednesday 14 November 2018 at 7.30pm
CLUB BRIEFS: NYE EXTRAVAGANZA! The place to be in London this NYE! Trash, glamour, disco, circus. Suggested dress code: EXTRAVAGANCE.
Date: Monday 31 December 2018
Time: 10pm – 2.15am!!!
Running Time: 240 mins
Age: Strictly 18+
Ticket Prices: Stalls £41.50/ Posh Seats £61.50/ Private Booth £301.50