Soho Theatre - Latest Posts for NEWS http://www.sohotheatre.com/news/ NEWS en-gb Wed, 25 May 2016 14:48:10 +0100 Wed, 25 May 2016 14:48:10 +0100 Soho Theatre meets... Belle Roscoe #CoffeeHouseTour http://www.sohotheatre.com/news/soho-theatre-meets-belle-roscoe-coffeehousetour/ We had a chat with Belle Roscoe before their Coffee House Tour performance in the bar on Wednesday 25 May Hi! Nice to meet you, what’s your name?Hey, we are Matty & Julia Gurry – AKA Belle Roscoe; a brother, sister indie folk/rock act. Where are you from?We are from Melbourne, Australia… via a few other interesting places. What brings you here?We have been touring the UK during the last 18 months and have since signed to a label and management over here… so we made the big move and... Wed, 25 May 2016 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.sohotheatre.com/news/soho-theatre-meets-belle-roscoe-coffeehousetour/ We had a chat with Belle Roscoe before their Coffee House Tour performance in the bar on Wednesday 25 May

Hi! Nice to meet you, what’s your name?
Hey, we are Matty & Julia Gurry – AKA Belle Roscoe; a brother, sister indie folk/rock act.

Where are you from?
We are from Melbourne, Australia… via a few other interesting places.

What brings you here?
We have been touring the UK during the last 18 months and have since signed to a label and management over here… so we made the big move and are now residents of this great city.
We are specifically at the Soho Theatre to perform an acoustic set of some of our songs. Hope you like them ;-)

Sorry, didn’t get you a drink, what would you like?
Julia – Vodka and pineapple
Matty – A cold beer, if you have it????

Some crisps or nuts?
We are used to working for peanuts so crisps sound like a 3 michelin star meal… crisps please!! ;-)

So, what’s so special about your music?
It’s pretty undefinable. Recently the media has been referring to us as a cross between fleetwood mac and arcade fire… we’ll take that comparison any day of the week!

Who’s your biggest musical influence?
Old records – 60s and 70s. We grew up on this thanks to our parents. Blues, folk and rock. Music with substance and a message.

Do you come here often?
Soho Theatre? We do actually, we’ve had a lot of meetings here.
If you’re referring to the UK. Then yes to that too! Can’t have one without the other!

Where are you going after here?
Probably to catch a gig! Excited to be supporting Grammy award winning artist Mike Farris in Hoxton on the 31st May next week – after that we are due to be in France, Sweden, Croatia, Germany, America and Cuba in the coming months…and at some point between now and October we’ll hit the studio to record some new music!

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

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Tiger Lillies - Love for Sale http://www.sohotheatre.com/news/tiger-lillies-love-for-sale/ OPERA NORTH IN ASSOCIATION WITH SOHO THEATRE PRESENT THE TIGER LILLIES: LOVE FOR SALESoho Theatre, Thu 14 – Sat 30 July, 7.30pm ON SALE NOW Cult act The Tiger Lillies return to Soho Theatre with grimy cabaret of re-imagined Cole Porter classics Cult cabaret act The Tiger Lillies return to Soho Theatre for the first time in five years for the London premiere of their twisted and grimy cabaret show Love for Sale. Offering a rare opportunity to see the Olivier Award-winning and Grammy-nominat... Wed, 25 May 2016 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.sohotheatre.com/news/tiger-lillies-love-for-sale/ OPERA NORTH IN ASSOCIATION WITH SOHO THEATRE PRESENT
THE TIGER LILLIES: LOVE FOR SALE
Soho Theatre, Thu 14 – Sat 30 July, 7.30pm
ON SALE NOW

Cult act The Tiger Lillies return to Soho Theatre with grimy cabaret of re-imagined Cole Porter classics

Cult cabaret act The Tiger Lillies return to Soho Theatre for the first time in five years for the London premiere of their twisted and grimy cabaret show Love for Sale. Offering a rare opportunity to see the Olivier Award-winning and Grammy-nominated musicians Martyn Jacques and Adrian Stout perform in an intimate setting, Love For Sale also sees them perform as a duo for the first time.

“There is nothing else like them. Any description of them is an injustice. They are completely peerless.”
Alex Kapranos of Franz Ferdinand

Exploring the darker side to Cole Porter’s music, The Tiger Lillies’ genre-defying Love for Sale includes reimagined versions of some of his best-loved musical hits and classics including ‘_My Heart Belongs to Daddy_’, ‘_Love for Sale_’ and ‘_Miss Otis Regrets_’. The mystery and wonder of these songs comes to the surface in an evening of delight, despair and delirium and showcases The Tiger Lillies’ inimitable style through their unique use of opera, unusual instruments, vintage costumes and humour.

“The Tiger Lillies could interpret the Yellow Pages and still make it sound original, edgy and wonderful.”
The Northern Echo

Love For Sale, specially commissioned by Opera North Projects, originally complimented Opera North’s production of Porter’s feverishly spirited classic Kiss Me, Kate and follows The Tiger Lillies sell-out run of Lulu – A Murder Ballad at London’s Royal Opera House in 2015. It now makes its London premiere following the ensemble’s European Concert Tour and Goosebumps ALIVE at The Vaults this summer, for which The Tiger Lillies composed the original score.

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Soho Theatre meets... Liam Doyle #CoffeeHouseTour http://www.sohotheatre.com/news/soho-theatre-meets-liam-doyle/ We had a chat with Liam Doyle before his Coffee House Tour performance in the bar Hi! Nice to meet you, what’s your name?Nice to meet you too! My name is Liam Doyle. Where are you from?I am from Glasgow, Scotland! What brings you here?I won the Fame Stripped Back competition so I am down to do some Coffee House Tour dates with Nina Nesbitt! Sorry, didn’t get you a drink, what would you like?I don’t know if you sell it in London but a pint of Tennents please haha! Some crisps or nuts?Wo... Mon, 16 May 2016 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.sohotheatre.com/news/soho-theatre-meets-liam-doyle/ We had a chat with Liam Doyle before his Coffee House Tour performance in the bar

Hi! Nice to meet you, what’s your name?
Nice to meet you too! My name is Liam Doyle.

Where are you from?
I am from Glasgow, Scotland!

What brings you here?
I won the Fame Stripped Back competition so I am down to do some Coffee House Tour dates with Nina Nesbitt!

Sorry, didn’t get you a drink, what would you like?
I don’t know if you sell it in London but a pint of Tennents please haha!

Some crisps or nuts?
Would love a packet of Thai Sweet Chilli sensations!

So, what’s so special about your music?
I think my music is special because it is easy listening and I have barely scratched the surface in terms of style and production. For my first EP it was very stripped back and I have a whole load of ideas for my next release which I can’t wait to shake it up!

Who’s your biggest musical influence?
I have far too many, Kodaline are probably my favourite band but I like to take bits and pieces from everything I listen to. I love all the singer/songwriter stuff but I also love music with a good beat from artists such as Kygo.

Do you come here often?
The past year I’ve been down a good few times with music but always look forward to coming back!

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

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Soho Meets... Guy Valarino #CoffeeHouseTour http://www.sohotheatre.com/news/soho-meets-guy-valarino/ We had a chinwag with Guy Valarino before he takes the Coffee House Tour stage in the bar Hi! Nice to meet you, what’s your name?GUY VALARINO Where are you from?I’m from Gibraltar but I live in London What brings you here?I’m here for the Coffee House Session who have just launched their London leg of the tour, I am kicking off week 2. Sorry, didn’t get you a drink, what would you like?I’ll have a pint of your finest Pale Ale please, very kind! Some crisps or nuts?I’d love some ... Wed, 11 May 2016 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.sohotheatre.com/news/soho-meets-guy-valarino/ We had a chinwag with Guy Valarino before he takes the Coffee House Tour stage in the bar

Hi! Nice to meet you, what’s your name?
GUY VALARINO

Where are you from?
I’m from Gibraltar but I live in London

What brings you here?
I’m here for the Coffee House Session who have just launched their London leg of the tour, I am kicking off week 2.

Sorry, didn’t get you a drink, what would you like?
I’ll have a pint of your finest Pale Ale please, very kind!

Some crisps or nuts?
I’d love some crisps. A bag of nuts is a bit too much

So, what’s so special about your music?
That’s really difficult, I – I – I well I like to think that my music is easy to listen to and I like to think that new listeners can get into off the back of just a few listens. It’s no necessarily a grower but after one or two listeners they can understand who I am.

Who’s your biggest musical influence?
I’d say Eddie Vedder of Pearl Jam, I think just from a songwriting perspective and as a front man of such an iconic band he’s just amazing to watch and in my opinion his songwriting is on another level

Do you come here often?
It’s my first time here and I can’t wait to come back

Where are you going after here?
Off to Drink, Shop, Do for the second gig of the tour in Kings Cross

Coffee House Sessions take place in Soho Theatre Bar every Wednesday from 6pm. Next week we’ll have Liam Doyle with special guest, Nina Nesbitt

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Soho Theatre Meets... Eggs Collective http://www.sohotheatre.com/news/soho-theatre-meets-eggs-collective/ Eggs Collective talk to us about their show Eggs Collective Get A Round, which will be here as part of A Nation’s Theatre Festival. What’s your name and what brings you to Soho Theatre?We’re Eggs Collective, and we’re coming to Soho Theatre with our show Eggs Collective Get A Round. We toured the UK last year and couldn’t fit everyone who wanted to see the show into our London venue, so we’re chuffed to bits to be able to invite everyone down to Soho Theatre. Where are you from?W... Tue, 10 May 2016 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.sohotheatre.com/news/soho-theatre-meets-eggs-collective/ Eggs Collective talk to us about their show Eggs Collective Get A Round, which will be here as part of A Nation’s Theatre Festival.

What’s your name and what brings you to Soho Theatre?
We’re Eggs Collective, and we’re coming to Soho Theatre with our show Eggs Collective Get A Round. We toured the UK last year and couldn’t fit everyone who wanted to see the show into our London venue, so we’re chuffed to bits to be able to invite everyone down to Soho Theatre.

Where are you from?
We’re based in Manchester, and there’s one native amongst us but we’ve also got the Midlands and Hertfordshire covered. Our work is often described as being particularly ‘Northern’ which is a thing we’re interested in and are trying to unpick.

What are the best and worst things about London?
Not sure. We don’t live there.

So, what’s so special about your show?
Well, we like it. Every show is unique. We’ll look after you, we want our audience to have a good time.

How did the idea of the show come about?
We started making the show the day after UKIP won a seat in European Parliament. We were already thinking that things were getting a bit “divide and conquer”, a bit “this is mine, get off it”. We wanted to make a show about looking after each other. An anti-dickhead show that is grim and glorious.

What 3 words do you think audiences will use to describe your show?
Fun, messy, uproarious.

Eggs Collective Get A Round is here from Tue 10 – Sat 14 May.

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Soho Theatre Meets... Camisado Club http://www.sohotheatre.com/news/soho-theatre-meets-camisado-club/ Theatre company Camisado Club tell us about the inspiration behind their show You, Me and Everything Else. You can catch it here as part of A Nation’s Theatre Festival. What’s your name and what brings you to Soho Theatre?We are Hannah, Jessica and Jamie of Camisado Club. We’re bringing our show You, Me & Everything Else to Soho as part of the A Nation’s Theatre Festival. Where are you from?The company is based in Newcastle, but there are seven members of the club and we live across... Thu, 28 Apr 2016 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.sohotheatre.com/news/soho-theatre-meets-camisado-club/ Theatre company Camisado Club tell us about the inspiration behind their show You, Me and Everything Else. You can catch it here as part of A Nation’s Theatre Festival.

What’s your name and what brings you to Soho Theatre?
We are Hannah, Jessica and Jamie of Camisado Club. We’re bringing our show You, Me & Everything Else to Soho as part of the A Nation’s Theatre Festival.

Where are you from?
The company is based in Newcastle, but there are seven members of the club and we live across the North East. So for example Hannah lives in Durham, but Jamie lives in Newcastle and Jess lives in a little village called Pegswood.

What are the best and worst things about London?
Jess: There is always something to do, you feel like you are part of a big buzzy thing. But also its massiveness can leave you feeling tiny and I quite often get lost.

Jamie: See, that’s weirdly my favourite thing. I like a place I can get properly lost in and discover the forgotten corners and secret places. For me the worst thing is the cost of a pint – which is totally cliché but – man. The struggle is real.

So, what’s so special about your show?
It’s an extraordinary true story that makes you think about your place as a human in the universe. It wrestles with what WE are, our insignificance, looking out from Earth to look back in and the unlikely love story behind it.

How did the idea of the show come about?
We happened across a picture of Earth that was taken from 3.7 billion miles away – the Earth is just a tiny dot from that distance (it’s called The Pale Blue Dot) and it blew our tiny minds a little bit. After a bit more digging we discovered the extraordinary true story surrounding that picture, the beautiful love story that was behind it and the incredible journey of the Voyager spacecraft that took it. We fell in love a little bit with the story and the feeling of insignificance but absolute significance that came from looking at that picture…

What 3 words do you think audiences will use to describe your show?
Slick. Spacey. Gripping.

You, Me and Everything Else is here between Tue 3 – Sat 7 May.

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