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BRAZIL! BRAZIL! AT UDDERBELLY

The comedy and performance festival at the Southbank’s inflatable, inverted cow-shaped
tent is into its second vibrant year, and the show setting the place alight is a Brazilian mix
of samba, capoeira, carnival music, acrobatics and football – a perfect backdrop to World
Cup fever. Until 18 July, Udderbelly,

Southbank. www.udderbelly.co.uk.

MENDES’S THE BRIDGE PROJECT RETURNS

Last year director Sam Mendes and Old Vic main man Kevin Spacey launched their cross-Atlantic, Shakespearean rep season with UK and US?actors. It returns this month with productions of As You Like It rotating with The Tempest, with actors including Stephen Dillane, Juliet Rylance and Ron Cephas Jones. Until 21 August, The Old Vic, The Cut. www.oldvictheatre.com.