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A pop-up theatre may be opening up beside London’s Marble Arch

A unique pop-up theatre may be opening soon on a traffic island beside the famous Marble Arch in London if planning permission is granted.

Marble Arch
The proposed theatre would be located right beside the Marble Arch in the heart of London. Image by Paul Hudson

The project has been proposed by Underbelly, the live entertainment company behind the London Wonderground event on the South bank last year as well as Udderbelly, a three-month long festival held inside an upside down inflatable cow that featured comedy shows, circus elements and a range of family entertainment. The new proposal would see a temporary theatre being erected inside a German-style tent, with an eight-month production of the musical Five Guys Named Moe running from May to December.

The company is also responsible for the Udderbelly Festival, a popular arts event that featured a range of family entertainment.
The company is also responsible for the Udderbelly Festival, a popular arts event that featured a range of family entertainment. Image by Udderbelly

Due to the proposed location of the tent, which would be placed at the north-east end of Hyde Park, planning for the project is currently being reviewed by Westminster Council. Updates on the project will be available on the Underbelly website.

 
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