Now in its third year, Jacksons Lane's Postcards is fast becoming the hot ticket of the circus and cabaret calendar. This year is no exception, with over two weeks of exclusive work and awe-inspiring performances. For the very first time, The Double R Club, London's cabaret kings, leave their usual home of Bethnal Green Working Men's Club and head to Highgate to open Postcards. With Benjamin Louche hosting and appearances from Betsy Bon Bon and Desmond O'Connor, as well as many more, The Double R Club's signature dark, delicious and naughty cabaret is the perfect start to the festival. Magic and juggling feature prominently in this year's festival with grumpy, hilarious and dog-loving Piff the Magic Dragon bringing his solo show, gentleman juggler and cabaret star Mat Ricardo and and Finnish silent magician Robert Jagerhorn performing in the UK for the very first time. Following last year's sell-out show, Circus Space is coming back with a new crop of Lab:Time performances. Featuring brand new circus works from aerial specialists Osborne & What, clown Daniel Gon?alves and trick roller-skaters Bella Kinetica, this exciting mix bill is sure to be another raving success. The UK's premier all female street theatre company Mimbre is re-working their show Falling Up as a promenade performance in the different spaces of Jacksons Lane. A physical tale of four women who celebrate what makes them unique; Falling Up is energetic, funny and beautiful. In perfect Postcards style, the closing night extravaganza is guest hosted by two internationally-renowned and massively popular cabaret stars. Marawa the Amazing and Piff the Magic Dragon present Piff & Marawa's Novelty Hourawa with some of the world's best, weird and wonderful performers. With a circus double bill from Inverted and Bikes and Rabbits, stunning Chinese pole and lightening performances from French company i19, glam ?twisted rock cabaret' from Marcus Reeves and alternative comedy from Andrew O'Neill, this year's festival is jammed full of inventive, funny and impressive performances.
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