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Soho Theatre Fundraising Gala

Mon 5 March 2012

JIMMY CARR AND TIM MINCHIN LEAD LINE-UP FOR FIRST SOHO THEATRE FUNDRAISING GALA

Soho Theatre will host their first ever Fundraising Gala on Thursday 08 March, 2012 to raise funds for education and new writers’ programmes. Taking over the Vinyl Factory in Soho, the night will feature an unforgettable comedy line-up led by Jimmy Carr and Tim Minchin.

‘I first played the Soho Theatre in 2006, and it was absolutely pivotal in my decision to pursue a career in the UK. It’s a fantastic place with incredibly supportive and passionate staff who are dedicated to promoting new and innovative work. The Soho is so often ahead of the game and as such plays a vital role in the careers of so many performers. There is nowhere quite like it.’ Tim Minchin

Jimmy Carr first performed at Soho Theatre at the start of his career in 2002 and has maintained a relationship with the venue over the last ten years. Most recently he previewed his brand new live show ‘Gagging Order’ to packed houses at the theatre in January 2012.

The evening will be followed by an after party in Soho Downstairs with performances by comedy and cabaret acts from across the theatre’s programme including Bourgeois & Maurice, Ursula Martinez and Adam Riches.

Guests will be invited to take part in an exclusive auction with prizes donated by Soho Theatre supporters. Auction prizes include a walk on part for the West End show and movie adaptation of Les Miserables; dinner with A. A. Gill and Jeremy Clarkson; luxury Soho packages plus many more exclusive priceless experiences.

Soho Theatre’s education department runs comedy and playwriting workshops for people of all ages and across diverse communities. Through the Soho Young Company, the theatre offers weekly comedy and writers’ groups for 12 to 17 year olds and Comedy and Writers’ Labs for 18 to 25 year olds. The world famous Writers’ Centre discovers and nurtures playwrights through a broad range of activity, developing their work towards production, offering clinics and master classes across the UK.

Gala Committee:
Nicholas Allott, Kathryn Greig, Norma Heyman, Isobel Holland, Patsy Kensit, Neil Mendoza, Christina Minter, Claire Mistry, Amy Ricker, Ann Stanton, Lady Susie Sainsbury, Kathryn Thompson, Carolyn Ward and Richard Wilson.

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