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REVIEW: Mat Ricardo's London Varieties – An Audience with Al Murray. | Love London | Lifestyle Blog
Mat Ricardo's London Varieties is a monthly vaudeville spectacular, showcasing the greatest and weirdest in cabaret comedy. Held in the old school underground Leicester Square theatre this is perhaps the perfect location with a relaxed (the bar is still located to the side of the auditorium) and intimate (the stage is virtually on top of the audience it's so close) atmosphere. Well positioned TV screens are used to good effect to play the short videos that accompany Mat's set. The premise behind the show is that each month our quick witted compare, Mat Ricardo, is set a traditional vaudeville trick to learn and then perform next time. This month it was the death defying cannonball catch (although apparently these are rather hard to come by now, so were substituted with equally scary looking bowling balls). A great start to the evening with Mat's passion and enthusiasm shining through, immediately putting the audience at ease as we chuckled along with him. Next month you'll get to see