Mi Tierra Es Caliente!!!
The Havana Rumba Show is a dance collective of classic Cuban hits; taken mostly from the ’50’s – a period under the Batista Dictatorship when Habana was America’s whorehouse. But hey they made great music! This performance is a streamlined version of what premiered at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2007. There is no plot, just catchy rumbas, salsas, cha-chas and reggaeton. No son (surely that’s a crime!), mambo or meringue (that’s Republica Dominicana); as any aficionado of Strictly Come Dancing will tell you, sometimes you don’t require a plot to have an enjoyable evening. Beware – the show comes with amusing audience participation and for a 1 hour production, the troupe were received with enthusiastic rapturous applause by the audience.
I don’t know what planet the Southbank is on, but they have advertised this 1 hour production for £25! Who pays £25 for a 1 hour theatre production, in these economic times? Get the £10 tickets (click here) and since seating is on a first come served basis, arrive 15 minutes before the performance is scheduled to start and get in front of the queue.
The Show is part of E4 Underbelly Festival at the Southbank and is scheduled to run until 8 July 2012.
Happy Jubilee Weekend!