Soho Theatre - Latest Posts for NEWS http://www.sohotheatre.com/news/ NEWS en-gb Tue, 21 Jun 2016 10:14:12 +0100 Tue, 21 Jun 2016 10:14:12 +0100 Soho Theatre meets... Ellie Rose #CoffeeHouseTour http://www.sohotheatre.com/news/soho-theatre-meets-ellie-rose-coffeehousetour/ We had a chat with Ellie Rose before her Coffee House Tour performance in the bar on Wednesday 22 June. Hi! Nice to meet you, what’s your name?Hello, lovely to meet ya, I’m Ellie Rose Where are you from?South London! What brings you here?Soho Theatre is one of my fave hangs, I have a lot of amigos in the world of comedy and theatre. I’m excited to be here playing an Acoustic set with the Coffee House Sessions… Sorry, didn’t get you a drink, what would you like?Oo, perhaps a coffee ... Tue, 21 Jun 2016 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.sohotheatre.com/news/soho-theatre-meets-ellie-rose-coffeehousetour/ We had a chat with Ellie Rose before her Coffee House Tour performance in the bar on Wednesday 22 June.

Hi! Nice to meet you, what’s your name?
Hello, lovely to meet ya, I’m Ellie Rose

Where are you from?
South London!

What brings you here?
Soho Theatre is one of my fave hangs, I have a lot of amigos in the world of comedy and theatre. I’m excited to be here playing an Acoustic set with the Coffee House Sessions…

Sorry, didn’t get you a drink, what would you like?
Oo, perhaps a coffee please, seems appropriate…

Some crisps or nuts?
Crisps for sure, anything cheesy ha.

So, what’s so special about your music?
It’s all based on ridiculous events in my life, I seem to get into odd situations, so if that interests you then have a listen…

Who’s your biggest musical influence?
I love Kate Bush, but also Adam Ant, Marylin Manson and Fleetwood Mac.

Do you come here often?
All the time, my pals and I often have our social gatherings around a table here for hours on end…

Where are you going after here?
That’s a secret… But somewhere amazing I can assure you.

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

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Soho Theatre Meets... Sam Sure #CoffeeHouseTour http://www.sohotheatre.com/news/soho-theatre-meets-sam-sure-coffeehousetour/ We had a chat with Sam Sure before his Coffee House Tour performance in the bar on Wednesday 15 June. Hi! Nice to meet you, what’s your name?Sam Sure Where are you from?Canterbury originally, but London is home now What brings you here?Playing some songs init Sorry, didn’t get you a drink, what would you like?I’ll have cup of tea and my boy mr cheeks on the guitar will have a double whiskey if you got some. Some crisps or nuts?Nah So, what’s so special about your music?Ha, you tell m... Mon, 13 Jun 2016 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.sohotheatre.com/news/soho-theatre-meets-sam-sure-coffeehousetour/ We had a chat with Sam Sure before his Coffee House Tour performance in the bar on Wednesday 15 June.

Hi! Nice to meet you, what’s your name?
Sam Sure

Where are you from?
Canterbury originally, but London is home now

What brings you here?
Playing some songs init

Sorry, didn’t get you a drink, what would you like?
I’ll have cup of tea and my boy mr cheeks on the guitar will have a double whiskey if you got some.

Some crisps or nuts?
Nah

So, what’s so special about your music?
Ha, you tell me. They are the only songs ever written about my life.

Who’s your biggest musical influence?
I don’t really get influenced by other music. As a kid, hip hop was all I listened to so I guess if anything that was an influence.

Do you come here often?
Never before unfortunately

Where are you going after here?
To the depths of my imagination/Regent’s Park for the taste of London festival lol

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

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FURY cast announcement http://www.sohotheatre.com/news/fury-cast-announcement/ A chilling and powerful Medea finds its cast FURY is a powerful new play set against the backdrop of a Peckham council flat. A darkly comic tragedy, FURY takes an unapologetic look at a young single mum society has forgotten. Tackling themes of motherhood, class, social culpability and the abuse of power, the production paints a contemporary picture of an ever-changing and increasingly gentrified landscape of London. The finalist for Soho Theatre’s Verity Bargate Award for emerging playwri... Wed, 08 Jun 2016 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.sohotheatre.com/news/fury-cast-announcement/ A chilling and powerful Medea finds its cast

FURY is a powerful new play set against the backdrop of a Peckham council flat. A darkly comic tragedy, FURY takes an unapologetic look at a young single mum society has forgotten. Tackling themes of motherhood, class, social culpability and the abuse of power, the production paints a contemporary picture of an ever-changing and increasingly gentrified landscape of London.

The finalist for Soho Theatre’s Verity Bargate Award for emerging playwrights and the winning script of Soho Theatre’s 2015 Young Writer’s Award, FURY was written by Soho Theatre’s Writer in Residence, Phoebe Eclair-Powell, as part of Soho Theatre’s Young Writers’ programme. Bringing together a cast of 5 exciting new talents making their Soho Theatre debut, alongside a new and experienced creative team, FURY welcomes them all into the fold in the true Soho style of discovering, nurturing and developing its artists, both on and off stage.

In the leading roles of mother-of-two Sam and her upstairs neighbor, postgraduate student Tom, are Sarah Ridgeway and Alex Austin. Through their relationship we witness Sam’s loneliness, struggles with motherhood, and the abuses of power that perpetuate contemporary society.

Sarah Ridgeway’s theatre credits include Forget Me Not (Bush Theatre, 2015), Harrogate (HighTide, 2015) and The Cherry Orchard (Young Vic, 2014). Her TV credits include Holby City (BBC, 2015), The Making of a Lady (ITV, 2012) and Call the Midwife (Neal Street Productions, 2011). Alex Austin recently played Hench in the Royal Court’s critically acclaimed Yen (2016), as well as television credits including Sherlock (Hartswood Films, 2015), The Interceptor (BBC, 2014) and Musketeers (BBC, 2013).

Accompanying Sarah and Alex on stage is a chorus of three voices performed by Naana Agyei-Ampadu, Daniel Kendrick and Anita-Joy Uwajeh. In the role of Fury is Anita-Joy Uwajeh who has previously performed in Othello and Titus Andronicus (Smooth Faced Gentlemen, 2015) and Lucky Man (Carnival for Sky1). Naana Agyei-Ampadu plays the role of Woman, whose credits include The Oresteia (Shakespeare’s Globe, 2015), Made In Dagenham (Adelphi Theatre, 2014) and The Amen Corner (National Theatre, 2013), and Daniel Kendrick plays Man, with previous stage and television credits including So Here We Are (Royal Exchange/HighTide, 2015), Our Town (Almeida Theatre, 2014) and Call the Midwife (Neal Street Productions, 2016).

The creative team behind FURY includes Damsel Production’s co-founders, Artistic Director Hannah Hauer-King and Producer Kitty Wordsworth, who made their company debut in 2015 with the critically acclaimed production of Ruby Rae Spiegel’s Dry Land at Jermyn Street Theatre. FURY marks Hauer-King’s first major show at Soho Theatre following a residency as Associate Director in 2015. Completing the creative team is Set Designer Anna Reid, Lighting Designer Natasha Chivers and music and sound by Nathan Klein.

LISTINGS INFORMATION:
SOHO THEATRE AND DAMSEL PRODUCTIONS PRESENT
FURY
Soho Theatre Upstairs. Tuesday 5 – Saturday 30 July. Duration: 70mins
PRESS NIGHT: Friday 8 July, 7pm.
£10 Tue 5 & Wed 6 (previews), £14 (£12) Thu 7 – Wed 13, £17 (£15) Thu 14 – Sat 30
sohotheatre.com / sohotheatre / damselprod / @PhoebeEclair

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Soho Theatre meets... Ron Funches http://www.sohotheatre.com/news/soho-theatre-meets-ron-funches/ Ron Funches opens here on Friday 10 June for an 8 night run. We had a chat with him about his travel and his show Hi nice to meet you, what’s your name? Hi my name is Ron Funches, you’re very polite! It’s a pleasure to meet you. Where are you from? I was raised in Chicago Illinois and started comedy in Portland Oregon, I currently live in Los Angeles California. Was this too much information? What brings you here? I’m doing comedy at your lovely venue and taking my mother and so... Wed, 08 Jun 2016 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.sohotheatre.com/news/soho-theatre-meets-ron-funches/ Ron Funches opens here on Friday 10 June for an 8 night run. We had a chat with him about his travel and his show

Hi nice to meet you, what’s your name?
Hi my name is Ron Funches, you’re very polite! It’s a pleasure to meet you.

Where are you from?
I was raised in Chicago Illinois and started comedy in Portland Oregon, I currently live in Los Angeles California. Was this too much information?

What brings you here?
I’m doing comedy at your lovely venue and taking my mother and son on a nice trip.

Sorry, didn’t get you a drink, what would you like?
I’d love a club soda an cranberry juice if you have it or just water is fine. You’re so nice!

Some crisps or nuts?
No thank you I’m watching my health currently.

So, what’s so special about your show?
That’s hard for me to be objective about. I believe I am a very good comedian who is working to be great and this is an opportunity to watch me on that journey.

How did the idea of the show come about?
I wanted to visit London and I wanted someone to help fund it. Thank you for helping me achieve this dream.

Do you come here often?
This is my first time but hopefully not the last.

Where are you going after here…
I’m going to Amsterdam to take in the sights, sounds, and smells.

Catch Ron Funches here from Fri 10 – Sat 18 June

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Soho Theatre Meets... Andrew Doyle http://www.sohotheatre.com/news/soho-theatre-meets-andrew-doyle/ We’ll have Andrew Doyle in the building on the 10th & 11th June with Minimalism Hi nice to meet you, what’s your name? You know my name. Don’t play these games with me. Where are you from? I’ve had quite a nomadic life, so it’s difficult to say. I currently live in East Grinstead, which is notable for being the home of Scientology in the UK. The Guardian recently described it as “Britain’s strangest town”, which I thought was a bit unfair. That said, Tom Cruise is appar... Tue, 07 Jun 2016 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.sohotheatre.com/news/soho-theatre-meets-andrew-doyle/ We’ll have Andrew Doyle in the building on the 10th & 11th June with Minimalism

Hi nice to meet you, what’s your name?
You know my name. Don’t play these games with me.

Where are you from?
I’ve had quite a nomadic life, so it’s difficult to say. I currently live in East Grinstead, which is notable for being the home of Scientology in the UK. The Guardian recently described it as “Britain’s strangest town”, which I thought was a bit unfair. That said, Tom Cruise is apparently moving there soon. So they may have a point.

What brings you here?
It’s cold outside and I forgot my duffel coat.

Sorry, didn’t get you a drink, what would you like?
I’m trying to be healthy, so I’m only drinking white wine at the moment.

Some crisps or nuts?
Yes please. I’m a big fan of meat-flavoured crisps. I’m actually a vegetarian, but I like to be reminded from time to time of what I’m missing.

So, what’s so special about your show?
I’m in it. Very few shows can say the same. It’s all about the hazy middle-ground between the performer and the on-stage persona. I’ve spent so many years inventing this on-stage character that I’ve started to actually become him. This causes problems, as he’s not very nice.

How did the idea of the show come about?
It came to me during a bizarre gig in Gibraltar. It was an outdoor show in a botanic garden in the bright sunshine. I was performing on a stage over a pond and the audience were smoking and passing around chipolatas. That kind of thing really makes you re-evaluate your existence.

Do you come here often?
I try to avoid leaving the house wherever possible. It’s the best way to avoid other people, who for the most part annoy the hell out of me.

Where are you going after here…
Purgatory, probably. I’ve lived a very bad life.

Catch Andrew Doyle’s Minimalism before he heads to purgatory

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Soho Theatre meets... Giulia http://www.sohotheatre.com/news/soho-theatre-meets-giulia/ We had a chat with Giulia before her Coffee House Tour performance in the bar on Wednesday 8 June. Hi! Nice to meet you, what’s your name?Hi nice to meet you to my name is Giulia Where are you from?I’m from Rome, Italy What brings you here?I have worked and lived in London for 5 years to pursue my career in music Sorry, didn’t get you a drink, what would you like?Thank you I would love a vodka tonic Some crisps or nuts?Nuts please :D So, what’s so special about your music?Well, I ... Mon, 06 Jun 2016 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.sohotheatre.com/news/soho-theatre-meets-giulia/ We had a chat with Giulia before her Coffee House Tour performance in the bar on Wednesday 8 June.

Hi! Nice to meet you, what’s your name?
Hi nice to meet you to my name is Giulia

Where are you from?
I’m from Rome, Italy

What brings you here?
I have worked and lived in London for 5 years to pursue my career in music

Sorry, didn’t get you a drink, what would you like?
Thank you I would love a vodka tonic

Some crisps or nuts?
Nuts please :D

So, what’s so special about your music?
Well, I always say I was born as a country rock singer, but my album is fused with pop and alternative sounds so it’s a mix! It’s very personal, honest and true.

Who’s your biggest musical influence?
My biggest influences are from country so Elvis John, Cash, Aerosmith in their beginning Lynyard Skynyard etc

Do you come here often?
Actually I think this is my first time here! Very excited thank you

Where are you going after here?
I have another gig tomorrow at the Vinyl Cafè

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

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