"One of the best shows I have ever seen" - Arts Award
Mat's success with his solo theatre shows, at festivals, and on national and international tours, has earned him several theatre awards, two runs at the London International Mime Festival, performances as far afield as Australia, South Korea, Finland, Germany and Belgium, a week at the Purcell Room, in London's South Bank Centre, and several London West End sell-outs.
His groundbreaking work merges verbal and physical comedy, storytelling, dance, and of course, his trademark spectacular feats of dexterity.
His fourth solo work, "Mat Ricardo Vs The World" is currently in development, and will receive its premiere at the Edinburgh Fringe festival in August 2018, before going on to tour the UK and beyond.
"Five stars for a juggler? I assure you, no mistake!" - FringeGuru
mat ricardo's london varieties
A desire to bring an exciting, new style variety show to a West-End theatre fuelled Mat's "London Varieties" project. For three seasons, so far, the shows mix the stars of the new variety world, with some of the biggest names in comedy and cabaret, and deliver unique nights, packed with one-off moments, collaborations, show-stopping performances and heartfelt interviews.
Mat's guests have included Al Murray, Paul Daniels, Eddie Izzard, Dave Gorman, Omid Djalili, Jenny Eclair, Lionel Blair, Abandoman, The Boy With Tape On His Face, along with some of the finest circus and variety performers in the world.
The third, and most recent 2017 season was a West End sell out.
"In terms of entertainment value, Mat Ricardo's London varieties simply cannot fail" - The Stage
You can watch many of the shows online, for free, right here. Enjoy!