Soho Theatre - Latest Posts for NEWS http://sohotheatre.com/news/ NEWS en-gb Mon, 23 Mar 2015 15:48:25 +0000 Mon, 23 Mar 2015 15:48:25 +0000 I Heart Catherine Pistachio Competition - Win free tickets! http://sohotheatre.com/news/i-heart-catherine-pistachio-competition-win-free-t/ Enter our video competition to win two free tickets to the double-denim, 90s-drenched world of Encounter’s I Heart Catherine Pistachio! Combining theatre, dance and a generous helping of Mario Lopez, with a soundtrack of tamagotchi pop and end-of-the-night classics. The 90s were a golden era for bad (so bad it’s good) dancing. For a chance to win tickets, simply send us a video of you, your pals, your family or your best-friend-who’s-also-a-dog, dancing along to any 90s classic –... Mon, 23 Mar 2015 00:00:00 +0000 http://sohotheatre.com/news/i-heart-catherine-pistachio-competition-win-free-t/ Enter our video competition to win two free tickets to the double-denim, 90s-drenched world of Encounter’s I Heart Catherine Pistachio! Combining theatre, dance and a generous helping of Mario Lopez, with a soundtrack of tamagotchi pop and end-of-the-night classics.

The 90s were a golden era for bad (so bad it’s good) dancing. For a chance to win tickets, simply send us a video of you, your pals, your family or your best-friend-who’s-also-a-dog, dancing along to any 90s classic – extra points for enthusiasm!

Grab your phones, get filming, and tweet the link to your video using the hashtag #iheartcatherinepistachio by Mon 30 Mar at 5pm. Our favourite videos will win free tickets to the show – and have the (dubious) honour of being recreated by the Catherine Pistachio cast!

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Soho Theatre meets... GETINTHEBACKOFTHEVAN http://sohotheatre.com/news/soho-theatre-meets-getinthebackofthevan/ GETINTHEBACKOFTHEVAN, Number 1, The Plaza, Soho Theatre, Tue 31 Mar – Sun 12 Apr, 9.30pm (Sun 7.30pm) Hi nice to meet you, what’s your name?GETINTHEBACKOFTHEVAN Where are you from?Number 1, The Plaza What brings you here?We’re having a small exclusive party for 150 of our closest friends every night in the theatre. It’s an open house and it’s going to get messy. Sorry, didn’t get you a drink, what would you like?Just a litre of whiskey for Jen, and a couple of litres of wine for ... Fri, 13 Mar 2015 00:00:00 +0000 http://sohotheatre.com/news/soho-theatre-meets-getinthebackofthevan/ GETINTHEBACKOFTHEVAN, Number 1, The Plaza, Soho Theatre, Tue 31 Mar – Sun 12 Apr, 9.30pm (Sun 7.30pm)

Hi nice to meet you, what’s your name?
GETINTHEBACKOFTHEVAN

Where are you from?
Number 1, The Plaza

What brings you here?
We’re having a small exclusive party for 150 of our closest friends every night in the theatre. It’s an open house and it’s going to get messy.

Sorry, didn’t get you a drink, what would you like?
Just a litre of whiskey for Jen, and a couple of litres of wine for Lucy per show, please. Most of it will end up on the floor, but that’s what happens when you let it all out. Especially if you’ve been holding it in for a while.

Some crisps or nuts?
Why are you offering us the snacks? This is our fucking house.

So, what’s so special about your show?
It’s a no holds-barred examination of the kind of shit that we do day to day. Very exclusive, very intimate, not to mention you’ll get to hear a selection of our favourite and best show-tunes and we guarantee they’ll sound like they’ve never sounded before.

How did the idea of the show come about?
We decided it was time to really open up and let you know what it’s like on the inside; time to really reveal ourselves.

Do you come here often?
Yes, we’ve been here with our previous two shows External and Big Hits. In fact, we bloody live here. This is our fucking house. Now get out.

Where are you going after here…
Oh you know, all the usuals: Wembley, The O2, Madison Square Gardens, The Coliseum… check our website www.getinthebackofthevan.com for tour dates.

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New NitroBEAT residency at Soho Theatre http://sohotheatre.com/news/new-nitrobeat-residency-at-soho-theatre/ Nitro announces new name and residency in the creative heart of London. nitroBEAT is officially being announced today as the new name for Nitro Music Theatre (originally established as Black Theatre Co-operative in 1979) – honouring the legacy of its pivotal contribution to UK theatre whilst stepping boldly forward into a new iteration of innovation from its new home at one of UK’s leading powerhouse venues for new writing, Soho Theatre in the heart of London’s creative hub. Led by new... Wed, 11 Mar 2015 00:00:00 +0000 http://sohotheatre.com/news/new-nitrobeat-residency-at-soho-theatre/ Nitro announces new name and residency in the creative heart of London.

nitroBEAT is officially being announced today as the new name for Nitro Music Theatre (originally established as Black Theatre Co-operative in 1979) – honouring the legacy of its pivotal contribution to UK theatre whilst stepping boldly forward into a new iteration of innovation from its new home at one of UK’s leading powerhouse venues for new writing, Soho Theatre in the heart of London’s creative hub.

Led by new director Diane Morgan, the name marks a radical shift in the company’s vision, a refreshed approach to collaborating and instigating creative ideas and a broader range of influences, artists and audiences who will connect with the company at Soho Theatre. Mirroring the collective spirit that sparked the early development of the company, nitroBEAT has appointed the following Associate Artists for the first exciting phase of the journey: award-winning playwright Oladipo Agboluaje, cutting edge producer and DJ Charlie Dark & leading British theatre director and Associate Director of the 2012 Summer Olympics opening ceremony Paulette Randall.

Current projects in development with Soho Theatre, The Barbican, Theatre Royal Stratford East and the Southbank Centre include theatrical productions, a festival of new contemporary music-theatre, gigs, talks, artist development and learning experiences – all to be announced in the coming months.

“I’m thrilled and honoured to be leading the company into this new era of our residency at Soho Theatre. I relish the opportunity to work with our incredibly accomplished associate artists to establish nitroBEAT as a generator of ideas and inspiration. Culturally diverse artists all too often face perceptions and expectations that are creatively restricting. nitroBEAT aims to rebel rather than represent and to excite through the unexpected and underexplored.” Diane Morgan – Director, nitroBEAT

“NitroBEAT is a unique and essential player in the theatrical landscape. Diane’s vision is an inspiring one that offers people, across culture and experience, to find a way to turn their ideas into something real – working with some of the best in the business. We are delighted to be their new home.” Steve Marmion – Artistic Director, Soho Theatre

“As a father, musician and theatre practitioner my role will include shining a light on the underground visionaries from the next generation and developing new work that actively engages new and intergenerational audiences. As a dedicated practitioner of the philosophy of ‘health is wealth’ i’m interested in developing nitroBEAT projects that nourish the soul as well as entertaining the mind.” Charlie Dark – Associate Artist, nitroBEAT

nitroBEAT website: www.nitrobeat.co.uk

www.twitter.com/nitrobeatuk

www.facebook.com/TheatreNitro

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Soho Theatre meets... The Face Show http://sohotheatre.com/news/soho-theatre-meets-the-face-show/ Rob Auton’s The Face Show at Soho Upstairs, Thu 5 – Sat 7 Mar, 9.15pm. Hi! Nice to meet you, what’s your name?Nice to meet you too. My name is The Face Show. Where are you from?I am from capital of Rob Auton. What brings you here?You very kindly invited me to come here because you saw me in a crammed sweaty haunted beautiful cave at the Edinburgh festival last year. Sorry, didn’t get you a drink, what would you like? I would really love a tall hot glass of up for it willing to t... Wed, 04 Mar 2015 00:00:00 +0000 http://sohotheatre.com/news/soho-theatre-meets-the-face-show/ Rob Auton’s The Face Show at Soho Upstairs, Thu 5 – Sat 7 Mar, 9.15pm.

Hi! Nice to meet you, what’s your name?
Nice to meet you too. My name is The Face Show.

Where are you from?
I am from capital of Rob Auton.

What brings you here?
You very kindly invited me to come here because you saw me in a crammed sweaty haunted beautiful cave at the Edinburgh festival last year.

Sorry, didn’t get you a drink, what would you like?
I would really love a tall hot glass of up for it willing to take a punt on something they might like or dislike audience please.

Some crisps or nuts?
No, just some people who
A. Have a face
B. Have seen someone else with a face
C. Are free for a night out on the 5th-7th of March please.

So, what’s so special about your show?
What’s special about me is that I have been performed by Rob a lot of times and I have the ability to nearly break him every single time. He loves me though. I can tell. Brings me to life. His parents love me too. I am their favourite of Rob’s shows so far and they have been to a lot of his shows. I am also special because I have received two star and three star and four star and five star reviews so it is impossible to say whether I am good or not by looking at reviews. People have to come and make their own mind up whether I am good or not.

How did the idea of the show come about?
I was conceived on the London underground. Rob loves faces and there are loads down there aren’t there. Different shapes, sizes and expressions. Some faces change from the start of the journey to the end if you are a woman who puts her make up on when travelling. Getting ready for the party called work.

Do you come here often?
This will be my first time as a show

Where are you going after here…
I am going to be at the Machynlleth Comedy Festival in Wales and then I will be put in a box under Rob’s bed next to the Yellow Show box (2012) and the Sky Show box (2013) because he focussing on his new show that is all about water, The Water Show (2015).

Thanks very much, The Face Show! This has been just lovely. I guess now it’s just down to us to decide on a two star or three star or four star or five star review. See you again soon!

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You Are Not Alone: Competition - Win Free Tickets to Kim Noble http://sohotheatre.com/news/you-are-not-alone-competition-win-free-tickets-to/ Enter our video competition and win two free tickets to Kim Noble’s show! Blending performance, comedy and film, Kim Noble: You Are Not Alone tries to get close to other people on this planet. Keith, for instance. You, maybe. Inspired by Kim’s new video trailer, we’re asking YOU to send us a homemade video (no longer than 30 seconds) based on the phrase “you are not alone”. We’ll pick the best video on Friday 13 February, and the winner will get two free tickets to the show here... Tue, 27 Jan 2015 00:00:00 +0000 http://sohotheatre.com/news/you-are-not-alone-competition-win-free-tickets-to/ Enter our video competition and win two free tickets to Kim Noble’s show!

Blending performance, comedy and film, Kim Noble: You Are Not Alone tries to get close to other people on this planet. Keith, for instance. You, maybe.

Inspired by Kim’s new video trailer, we’re asking YOU to send us a homemade video (no longer than 30 seconds) based on the phrase “you are not alone”.

We’ll pick the best video on Friday 13 February, and the winner will get two free tickets to the show here at Soho Theatre.*

Grab your phones, get filming, and tweet the link to your video using the hashtag #kimnoblealone @sohotheatre and we’ll share all your videos together in one place somewhere. So no one feels left out.

Read more about the show.

*subject to availability, terms and conditions apply

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Fleabag Tour: Meet the Venues - Bristol http://sohotheatre.com/news/fleabag-tour-meet-the-venues-bristol/ After a stint in Korea, a roaring success at Edinburgh fringe and a run at Soho in 2013, we couldn’t be more thrilled to be on tour with critically-acclaimed, award-winning show Fleabag. We will be visiting 10 different UK cities and towns over the next few months, so come visit us at a city near you! And to give you a flavour of the fantastic venues we’re off to, we want to tell you about why we love them, as well as chatting to members of staff in each theatre to give you an insight ... Fri, 23 Jan 2015 00:00:00 +0000 http://sohotheatre.com/news/fleabag-tour-meet-the-venues-bristol/ After a stint in Korea, a roaring success at Edinburgh fringe and a run at Soho in 2013, we couldn’t be more thrilled to be on tour with critically-acclaimed, award-winning show Fleabag. We will be visiting 10 different UK cities and towns over the next few months, so come visit us at a city near you! And to give you a flavour of the fantastic venues we’re off to, we want to tell you about why we love them, as well as chatting to members of staff in each theatre to give you an insight into their day-to-day.

After kicking off in Birmingham our Fleabag team have embarked on the next step of their tour in Bristol, at cultural hub and arts venue Brewery Theatre. Brewery is one of many venues within the umbrella of Tobacco Factory Theatres, a company that produces and presents excellent art in unique, intimate and visceral spaces, including the Factory Theatre and Brewery Theatre in Bristol, as well as off site in Bristol and in spaces across the country.

Tobacco Factory Theatres present a jam-packed programme of diverse and exciting shows, workshops and events, from classic and contemporary theatre, to theatre for families, comedy, dance, music, opera and puppetry. They also programme an extensive season of TF+ events and activities for audiences, artists and young people. Their mission statement is to produce and present excellent art in unique, intimate and visceral spaces, and hope to be a cultural flagship for the local community, an innovative social and artistic hub and an inspirational model of urban renewal.

Recent accolades include the 2013 Olivier Award-Nomination and the 2014 Off West End award for their co-pro of Cinderella: A Fairytale and the 2014 winner of Sky Arts Award For Dance for their production of Dracula.

We managed to snatch one of the Tobacco Factory’s busy members of staff Nik Partridge, to ask him a few questions about his role at the theatre.

NAME: Nik Partridge
VENUE: Tobacco Factory Theatres
ROLE: Director in Residence

What’s a typical day like at Tobacco Factory Theatres?
A typical day can vary- anything from meeting artists in Bristol, to going out to see shows for the theatre, to developing material for my own work.

What do you LOVE most about Tobacco Factory Theatres?
The people and its independent, forward thinking spirit.

Describe Bristol in three words.
Vibrant. Cultural. Welcoming.

What’s the best show you’ve ever seen?
Misterman by Enda Walsh. It encapsulated everything I think theatre should be.

Find out more about the tour online and if you’re based in Bristol, be sure to catch us until 7 Feb

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