Mat Ricardo – “If you want instant money, go buy a uni-cycle and a chainsaw. Light that on fire and play some music.”March 30, 2013 | Sofie Hagen
A few hours before the second of Mat Ricardo’s Variety Shows takes place at Leicester Square Theatre, we meet up with him at a hotel, that used to be an old courthouse.
“You are sitting in the original cell. Nothing has changed, just the cushions.” a waitress tells us.
“And the table for the drinks, obviously.” Ricardo laughs to the still-straight-faced waitress.
“It is not that long ago. Mick Jagger was here and he is still alive.” she says.
“Yes. Well, that’s debatable.” says Mat, who is dressed exactly the way you would expect a professional gentleman juggler to be dressed: Like a gentleman. He looks the furthest possible from someone who ought to be in jail.
Last month we told you all about Mat Ricardo‘s London Varieties Show and how each and every one would be available to watch for free. The first show of the series featured Kev Orkian, John Archer, Andre Vincent and Craig the Incredible Hula Boy.
The next great lineup will be on the 28th of March at the Leicester Square Theatre with guests AL MURRAY in conversation for the podcast, THE BOY WITH TAPE ON HIS FACE, PETE WARDELL and ELLIOT MASON. We’ll be heading over to the next show for a chat with Mat so watch this space for that one.
Tickets for the show are available here and we’ll leave you with the aforementioned first performance.
Mat Ricardo, award-winning juggler, authentic vaudeville performer extraordinaire is one of the most sought after comedy variety performers on the circuit. Such high demand is by and large thanks to unique modern take with which he approaches the grand scheme of things. You will soon all be able to experience this singular show first-hand with his show ‘Mat Ricardo’s London Varieties’ bringing the world’s greatest variety and circus stars to London’s Leicester Square theatre.