Ella The Great: Pomp and Cirque-umstance No3.1 WIP

  • 2 reviews
  • The Rosemary Branch


  • Comedy, Something A Little Different and Theatre/Arts
  • Tickets from £8.00
  • Islington
  • Over 18
  • Tue, 12th Mar 2024 @ 20:00 - 21:00
  • 20:00 - 21:00

Richard Melanin The Third is a showman. Even in his own home.

He can make magic in mundanity and splendour in simplicity. But he's been saving his greatest stunt for a rainy day...

Internationally acclaimed clown Ella The Great "lights up the stage" The Scotsman in an inventive debut hour of visual comedy and circus, which sheds new light on the visionary mind of one of London's most beloved artists.

Pomp and Cirque-umstance No3.1 weaves together, for the first time, a collection of fantastical acts lovingly grown from the UK drag and cabaret scenes.

The enchanting Richard Melanin The Third - equipped with a magical suitcase and a dazzling imagination - brings audiences into a circus ring of possibilities, where the household and homemade take on starring roles.

"A perfect show! Richard Melanin The Third is a genius creation – at once classic and totally original.  Charming and hilarious. With exquisite smoothness and detail, Ella Golt has created an engrossing world and transports us" Peta Lily“An act to behold… Pure genius” GetTheChanceInspired by silent cinema, mime and the absurd, this “King of clowning brings it every time“ BoiBox London


COVID-19 Safety

We encourage patrons to wear a mask while moving around the building and when seated in the theatre. 

Seating is not socially distanced. The theatre is ventilated before and after every performance with regular and thorough cleaning of touch points. Hand sanitiser and face masks are available onsite.


We regret that our theatre is up a flight of stairs with no wheelchair access available.

Content warning: N/A

Image description: A black and white image of Ella The Great as Richard Melanin The Third, a duel heritage drag king with top hat and glorious full curly beard smiles full of sparkles and magic, with a back ground of floating roses and fish.




Ticket Event time Cost
Standard Ticket

unreserved seating

20:00 - 21:00 £8.00



2, Shepperton Road, N1 3DT



Nearest Station

Hoxton (Rail)


Rosemary Branch Theatre
A beautiful, characterful, historic, local pub on the border of Islington and Hackney. Just set back from the Regent’s Canal, we have delicious food, a wide range of thoughtful drinking options and an award-winning theatre and function room upstairs. Our theatre hosts all types of performance and community experiences - theatre, comedy, live music, improv, puppetry, family shows, drag, cabaret, podcasts, burlesque and workshops.


The Rosemary Branch

The Rosemary Branch does a bit of everything in a cosy atmosphere. After work drinks, catch up with friends, Sunday lunch with the family are all popular activities at The Rosemary Branch.


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