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Flabbergast Theatre bringing The Swell Mob to The COLAB Factory in London

The show will enjoy a three month run starting in May.

The Swell Mob
Credit: Jordan Chandler

Flabbergast Theatre will bring their 2018 Edinburgh Festival Fringe hit The Swell Mob to the COLAB Factory in London for a three-month run.

Classed as their ‘boldest creation to date’, The Swell Mob is an explosive immersive theatrical experience, as dark as it is fun. Audiences are invited to dress up and submerge themselves in the delights of an 1800s tap-room, to dance, sing, gamble, and cheat their way through a decaying world.

Swig a London Porter and become the Hero, or swill Bathtub Gin and relish in the carousel.

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Visitors to the Swell Mob will find themselves transported into its very world; the atmosphere of baccalaurean debauchery will be tangible. A faithful recreation of the historical epoch; thieves, gonophs and fogle-hunters, expert and respectable in their appearance, commence their skin and sneezer (purse and snuff-box) flimping.

A lady’s reticule, a gentleman’s watch, or a child’s necklace is readily taken by the flimper, who, behind others, watches for his opportunity to snatch it away. As they speedily move off in various directions to meet at some appointed place, they leave the object of their plunder in a state of perfect wonder and astonishment, if not of momentary stupor.

Award-winning Clown, Puppetry and Cabaret combine to create a murky world of dandies and deception, in this delightful, provocative and utterly immersive theatre experience.

The Swell Mob will run from 4th May to 25th August 2019. For more information and tickets head over to

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