Soho Theatre - Latest Posts for NEWS http://www.sohotheatre.com/news/ NEWS en-gb Mon, 22 Aug 2016 17:07:18 +0100 Mon, 22 Aug 2016 17:07:18 +0100 Soho Theatre meets... Joe Slater #CoffeeHouseTour http://www.sohotheatre.com/news/soho-theatre-meets-joe-slater-coffeehousetour/ We had a chat with Joe Slater before his Coffee House Tour performance in the bar on Wednesday 24 August. Hi! Nice to meet you, what’s your name?Hey, my name is Joe Slater. Where are you from?The same place as Wayne Rooney, In the North West of the country in a place called Croxteth in Liverpool.. What brings you here?Purely the music Sorry, didn’t get you a drink, what would you like?Gin And Tonic if you have it Some crisps or nuts?Crisps please, salt and vinegar if you have it. So, wh... Mon, 22 Aug 2016 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.sohotheatre.com/news/soho-theatre-meets-joe-slater-coffeehousetour/ We had a chat with Joe Slater before his Coffee House Tour performance in the bar on Wednesday 24 August.

Hi! Nice to meet you, what’s your name?
Hey, my name is Joe Slater.

Where are you from?
The same place as Wayne Rooney, In the North West of the country in a place called Croxteth in Liverpool..

What brings you here?
Purely the music

Sorry, didn’t get you a drink, what would you like?
Gin And Tonic if you have it

Some crisps or nuts?
Crisps please, salt and vinegar if you have it.

So, what’s so special about your music?
The feeling. The realness.

Who’s your biggest musical influence?
Life

Do you come here often?
First time here, but i’m sure it won’t be my last.

Where are you going after here?
Any pub within 100 yards.

Coffee House Sessions take place in Soho Theatre Bar every Wednesday from 6pm

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Soho Theatre meets... Kevin Davy White #CoffeeHouseTour http://www.sohotheatre.com/news/soho-theatre-meets-kevin-davy-white-coffeehousetou/ We had a chat with Kevin Davy White before his Coffee House Tour performance in the bar on Wednesday 17 August. Hi! Nice to meet you, what’s your name?Hi, nice to meet you too! My name is Kevin Davy White Where are you from?I’m from France, Paris. What brings you here?The music and soul brought me here. Sorry, didn’t get you a drink, what would you like?No worries, A glass of water or apple juice would be perfect please. Some crisps or nuts?Crisps please, thank you. So, what’s so spe... Wed, 17 Aug 2016 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.sohotheatre.com/news/soho-theatre-meets-kevin-davy-white-coffeehousetou/ We had a chat with Kevin Davy White before his Coffee House Tour performance in the bar on Wednesday 17 August.

Hi! Nice to meet you, what’s your name?
Hi, nice to meet you too! My name is Kevin Davy White

Where are you from?
I’m from France, Paris.

What brings you here?
The music and soul brought me here.

Sorry, didn’t get you a drink, what would you like?
No worries,
A glass of water or apple juice would be perfect please.

Some crisps or nuts?
Crisps please, thank you.

So, what’s so special about your music?
My music is special because it comes right from my heart, my blood and my soul.

Who’s your biggest musical influence?
Ray Charles, Otis Redding, Muddy Waters, John Lee Hokker

Do you come here often?
No actually it’s my first time. And I hope not the last.

Where are you going after here?
Thanks to candace from coffee tour I’m going to the paradise around kensal green to perform.

Coffee House Sessions take place in Soho Theatre Bar every Wednesday from 6pm

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5 minutes with Bourgeois & Maurice http://www.sohotheatre.com/news/5-minutes-with-bourgeois-and-maurice/ Bourgeois & Maurice: How To Save The World Without Really Trying is in Edinburgh as part of Soho Theatre’s 17 show Edinburgh Fringe season of the most vibrant new theatre, comedy and cabaret. It’s been 4yrs since you were last at the fringe, what took you so long to come back?Life got in the way! Bourgeois has been kept very busy with his work adopting adult babies from developing countries. Maurice has been stored in an airtight box in a storage container near Bow for four years. She’... Fri, 05 Aug 2016 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.sohotheatre.com/news/5-minutes-with-bourgeois-and-maurice/ Bourgeois & Maurice: How To Save The World Without Really Trying is in Edinburgh as part of Soho Theatre’s 17 show Edinburgh Fringe season of the most vibrant new theatre, comedy and cabaret.

It’s been 4yrs since you were last at the fringe, what took you so long to come back?
Life got in the way! Bourgeois has been kept very busy with his work adopting adult babies from developing countries. Maurice has been stored in an airtight box in a storage container near Bow for four years. She’s awake now, and already able to speak again thanks to the miracle of poppers. We’re back because we get the feeling the world needs a bit of a slap.

Karaoke song of choice?
Easy – Wham Rap.

Who would you invite to your chemsex party?
The entire audience. We know that’s what they come to the show for really, the songs are just there to fill time before the leather harnesses come out.

We never go to a Fringe party without our (delete as appropriate) – kilt, tartan sash or “insert key Scottish accessory here”.
‘Mhairi Black is the New Messiah’ t shirts. Compulsory for all Scottish citizens apparently.

Top of your “must watch” list for the fringe this year? (Not your own show)
Figs in Wigs, Christeene, Rhiannon Faith, Lucy McCormick.

You can catch Bourgeois & Maurice at Underbelly, Cowgate (Iron Belly) from 4 – 28 August at 9.25pm

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5 minutes with Richard Gadd http://www.sohotheatre.com/news/5-minutes-with-richard-gadd/ Richard Gadd: Monkey See Monkey Do is in Edinburgh as part of Soho Theatre’s 17 show Edinburgh Fringe season of the most vibrant new theatre, comedy and cabaret. You do a lot of running in the show – how are you going to refuel and keep up the energy in Edinburgh?Edinburgh is weird. You seem to take on a sort of superhuman strength during the festival which means you don’t need to eat and sleep and you end up running on empty which sort of powers you through and then it all hits you in... Thu, 04 Aug 2016 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.sohotheatre.com/news/5-minutes-with-richard-gadd/ Richard Gadd: Monkey See Monkey Do is in Edinburgh as part of Soho Theatre’s 17 show Edinburgh Fringe season of the most vibrant new theatre, comedy and cabaret.

You do a lot of running in the show – how are you going to refuel and keep up the energy in Edinburgh?
Edinburgh is weird. You seem to take on a sort of superhuman strength during the festival which means you don’t need to eat and sleep and you end up running on empty which sort of powers you through and then it all hits you in one big wave at the end and you get ridiculously sick. I am going to do my best to eat properly but my knowledge of good dietary requirements is about as good as my knowledge of rare breeds of sheep. So I envision only the worst – tis’ the comedy way after all!

Top motivational tune to keep you running all month?
It’s a good question. When I use to run like a madman I mad many motivational tunes. Cure – Friday, I’m in Love was always a good one. Smiths – There Is A Light. Paul Simon – You Can Call Me Al. But I always prefer ones a bit angry that get the blood pumping. Pogues – Boys From The Country Hell or Flogging Molly – Drunken Lullabies are my creme of the crop. There’s nothing like starting a morning run with the line: “Then I broke his f*cking balls.”

Favourite Edinburgh hangover spot?
I would have said the balcony bit in the cafeteria at the Gilded Balloon, they use to have these really comfy couches and you could slip away easy peasy and have a snooze and drag one bought coffee out to six hours, but I went there yesterday and lo’ and behold they have replaced the comfy couches with wooden chairs. So sod that. Don’t want to be seen hanging around paid venues anyway. It’s literally “sleeping with the enemy”…

Any pre-show rituals?
No! God, no! Why do I do this?! This is going to be horrible! I should have gone into finance! This is going to be a disaster! Everyone’s going to hate me! I’m going to get one star! Try and kill myself! Fail miserably! Wander off into the night somewhere! Get captured by pirates! Locked in a cargo ship to Sudan! Live out my days in a pre-arranged marriage to a guy called Favor!

Top of your “must watch” list for the fringe this year? (not your own show)
I’m going to go with the heavy-hitters…
The Royal Military Edinburgh Tattoo, The Ladyboys of Bangkok & Louis CK.

You can catch Richard Gadd at Banshee Labyrinth from 6 – 28 August at 9.45pm

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5 minutes with Panti Bliss http://www.sohotheatre.com/news/5-minutes-with-panti-bliss/ Panti Bliss: High Heels in Low Places is in Edinburgh as part of Soho Theatre’s 17 show Edinburgh Fringe season of the most vibrant new theatre, comedy and cabaret. Edinburgh’s biggest fashion faux pas?Festival lanyards. You’re not that special! I never go to a Fringe party without my (delete as appropriate) – kilt, tartan sash or “insert key Scottish accessory here”.Irn Bru Sturgeon or Swinton?Threesome. Favourite stage: Scottish Parliament, Traverse Theatre or Pantibar?In Augus... Thu, 04 Aug 2016 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.sohotheatre.com/news/5-minutes-with-panti-bliss/ Panti Bliss: High Heels in Low Places is in Edinburgh as part of Soho Theatre’s 17 show Edinburgh Fringe season of the most vibrant new theatre, comedy and cabaret.

Edinburgh’s biggest fashion faux pas?
Festival lanyards. You’re not that special!

I never go to a Fringe party without my (delete as appropriate) – kilt, tartan sash or “insert key Scottish accessory here”.
Irn Bru

Sturgeon or Swinton?
Threesome.

Favourite stage: Scottish Parliament, Traverse Theatre or Pantibar?
In August, Traverse.

Top of your “must watch” list for the fringe this year? (not your own show)
Alan Cumming
Bourgeois & Maurice
Dublin Old School

You can catch Panti at Traverse 1 from 8 – 14 August at various times

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Soho Theatre Meets... Carys Selveys http://www.sohotheatre.com/news/soho-theatre-meets-carys-selveys/ We had a chat with Carys Selvey before her Coffee House Tour performance in the bar on Wednesday 3 August. Hi! Nice to meet you, what’s your name?Hey! My name’s Carys Selvey. Where are you from?I’m from Worcester, which is in the midlands. What brings you here?I’m currently touring with the Coffee House sessions, so I’m playing a whole bunch of shows all over London, this week. Sorry, didn’t get you a drink, what would you like?I’d love a diet coke, please. Or maybe just some ... Tue, 02 Aug 2016 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.sohotheatre.com/news/soho-theatre-meets-carys-selveys/ We had a chat with Carys Selvey before her Coffee House Tour performance in the bar on Wednesday 3 August.

Hi! Nice to meet you, what’s your name?
Hey! My name’s Carys Selvey.

Where are you from?
I’m from Worcester, which is in the midlands.

What brings you here?
I’m currently touring with the Coffee House sessions, so I’m playing a whole bunch of shows all over London, this week.

Sorry, didn’t get you a drink, what would you like?
I’d love a diet coke, please. Or maybe just some water.. Probably better for the voice!

Some crisps or nuts?
Ready salted crisps would be amazing.

So, what’s so special about your music?
I think a lot of what I write about, is stuff that everybody goes through and can relate to. Quite a few times, people have come up to me after gigs and told me how one of my songs, which will have its own meaning to myself, has really connected with them, in a different way. I think it is really important to stay true to how you feel and think when writing music, I really mean everything I say and express within my music. I never want to lose that.

Who’s your biggest musical influence?
I’m influenced by so many musicians. Some of my main influences are artists like Ed Sheeran, Imagine Dragons, Taylor Swift.. Many many more

Do you come here often?
I’ve never been here before actually, but I’d love to come back and play here again soon!

Where are you going after here?
My next gig is tonight at Paradise By Way of Kensal Green.

Coffee House Sessions take place in Soho Theatre Bar every Wednesday from 6pm

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