Soho Theatre - Upcoming events http://www.sohotheatre.com/whats-on/rss Upcoming events at Soho Theatre en-gb <![CDATA[Kill the Beast: Don’t Wake the Damp ]]> Soho Theatre 0.00000000 0.00000000

Mon 20, Thu 23 & Sat 25 Mar 2017, 7pm

From £8

Lead Quote: *'Kill the Beast delivers their best show yet – a neon drenched nightmare that’s as sharp as a needle made of lasers'* ,★★★★★ Stage

Reviews: *'Kill the Beast delivers their best show yet – a neon drenched nightmare that’s as sharp as a needle made of lasers'* ,★★★★★ Stage , ,*'Quicker, funnier, more brilliant and more daring than ever before.'* ,Exeunt , ,*'Laden with killer gags from start to finish'* , Time Out ,

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<p>Multi-award-winning comedy captains Kill the Beast present a new twisted tale, inspired by 80s monster movies, 90s gaming and cracking superhero theme-tunes.</p> <p>The skyline of 2035 is looking a little strange. One by one, tower blocks are being demolished, foundations torn up. There are whispers of an evil from the deep, a damp darkness rising. But monster or no monster, June Berry won’t be leaving her home without a fight.</p> <p>From the troupe that brought you <em>The Boy Who Kicked Pigs</em> and <em>He Had Hairy Hands</em>, <em>Don&#8217;t Wake The Damp</em> combines boundary-pushing projection, razor-sharp wit and trademark physical comedy. Surreal, hilarious and a non-stop neon rollercoaster &#8211; grab a mop, and join the fight.</p> <p><strong>Running Time:</strong> 70 mins<br /> <strong>Age Recommendation:</strong> 12+</p> <p>This show is part of a trilogy (or Killogy, if you will) which also includes:</p> <p><a href="http://sohotheatre.com/whats-on/kill-the-beast-the-boy-who-kicked-pigs/">The Boy That Kicked Pigs</a><br /> Tue 21 &amp; Fri 24 Mar</p> <p><a href="http://sohotheatre.com/whats-on/kill-the-beast-he-had-hairy-hands/">He Had Hairy Hands</a><br /> Wed 22 &amp; Sat 25 Mar</p> ]]>
2017-03-20T19:00:00 2017-03-25T19:00:00
<![CDATA[Made in India]]> Soho Upstairs 0.00000000 0.00000000

Wed 8 - Sat 25 Mar 2017, 7.15pm

From £12

Lead Quote: 'Impressive...an intellectually and emotionally stirring encounter' ,★★★★ Observer ,

Reviews: 'Impressive...an intellectually and emotionally stirring encounter' ,★★★★ Observer , ,'A fascinating, compelling look at India's controversial surrogacy industry.' Stage , ,Reviews from recent Tamasha production _Blood_ , ,*‘Wonderfully sharp…the performances here are never less than enthralling.’* ,★★★★ Time Out , ,*‘A passion-filled tale with lashings of humour as well as intense feeling… a superb piece of new writing’* ,★★★★ Stage , , , ,

Playwright: Satinder Chohan

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<p>In a surrogacy clinic in Gujarat, three women meet. <br /> It’s Londoner Eva’s last chance for motherhood. For village girl Aditi, surrogacy is a lifeline out of poverty. For clinic owner and businesswoman Dr Gupta, it’s all just another transaction. <br /> But with the backdrop of profound global forces, can it possibly remain that simple?<br /> A thrilling new play about birth and motherhood in a brave new world.</p> <p>Directed by Katie Posner</p> <p><strong><span class="caps">BSL</span> <span class="caps">INTERPRETED</span> <span class="caps">PERFORMANCE</span></strong> <br /> Thu 23 Mar, 7.15pm. For people who use British Sign Language. Book tickets by calling the box office on 020 7478 0100</p> <p><strong>Post Show Q&amp;A</strong><br /> Wednesday 15th March </p> <p><strong>Running Time:</strong> 75 mins<br /> <strong>Age Recommendation:</strong> 16 +</p> ]]>
2017-03-08T19:15:00 2017-03-25T19:15:00
<![CDATA[Tez Ilyas: Made in Britain]]> Soho Downstairs 0.00000000 0.00000000

Tue 21 – Sat 25 Mar 2017, 7.30pm

Tue £10, Wed-Thu £13 (£11), Fri-Sat £15 (£13)

Lead Quote: *'‘Radiantly entertaining.'* ,Times ★★★★

Reviews: *'Ilyas has a slickness more reminiscent of US comics, and the gags to back it up, though his most prized asset could yet be his bold, subversive streak.'* ,Guardian , ,*'‘Radiantly entertaining.'* ,Times ★★★★ , ,*'A vital discussion of some of the most difficult issues facing this country'* ,Telegraph ★★★★ , ,*'Tez Ilyas’s show is intelligent and truly hilarious.'* ,Edinburgh Comedy Magazine ★★★★★ , ,*'A show that’s pertinent, intelligent and playful.'* ,Chortle★★★★ , ,*'…a forward thinking, hard-hitting, novel and altogether universal approach to the need to talk about identity. Expect and hope to see far more of him.'* ,Arts Awards Voice ★★★★★ , ,

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<p>In 2015, Tez Ilyas achieved phenomenal success with his debut stand up show <span class="caps">TEZ</span> Talks. It was met with packed out audiences and huge commercial success at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. A totally sold-out run here followed with additional dates at the prestigious Southbank Centre. The show went onto be adapted into a series for <span class="caps">BBC</span> Radio 4 (with a second series coming in 2017). </p> <p>Tez is now taking his follow-up show, the critically acclaimed, smash hit <em>Made in Britain</em>, on tour. </p> <p>Star of <span class="caps">BBC</span> Radio 4 and as seen on <span class="caps">BBC</span> One, <span class="caps">BBC</span> Two, <span class="caps">BBC</span> Three, ITV2, Channel 4, E4, Comedy Central and Sky Arts.</p> <p><strong>Running Time:</strong> 60 mins<br /> <strong>Age Recommendation:</strong> 16+ </p> ]]>
2017-03-21T19:30:00 2017-03-25T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Simon Munnery: Standing Still]]> Soho Theatre 0.00000000 0.00000000

Wed 22 – Sat 25 Mar 2017, 8.45pm

From £8

Lead Quote: *‘Convention defying, innovative stuff. Simon Munnery is a brilliant comedian.’* ,Times

Reviews: *‘A genuine innovator in the land of the samey, and an annual must-see for any comedy connoisseur.’* ,Guardian , ,*‘Convention defying, innovative stuff. Simon Munnery is a brilliant comedian.’* ,Times , ,*‘In Standing Still, Simon Munnery is as bold and brilliant as ever.’* ★★★★★ Scotsman , ,*‘Tirelessly silly, surrealist genius.’* , ★★★★ Time Out , ,*‘The God particle of alternative comedy.’* ,★★★★ Chortle , ,*‘One of the finest gag writers in the business.’* ,★★★★ List , ,*‘Simon Munnery is a must-see.’* ,Sunday Times , ,*‘Clever, imaginative and thrilling.’* ,★★★★ Metro ,

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<p>Multi award-winning comedian Simon Munnery offers up a new stand-up show. An opening to die for, seven wry observations, a tone poem, four fresh skits and two new commandments.</p> <p>Simon is a British Comedy Award nominee, Perrier Award nominee and Chortle Award winner. He’s a star of Comedy Central’s <em>Alternative Comedy Experience</em> &#8211; as seen on BBC2’s <em>Culture Show</em> and heard on Radio 4’s <em>News Quiz</em>, amongst others.</p> <p><strong>Running Time:</strong> 60 mins<br /> <strong>Age Recommendation:</strong> 16+</p> ]]>
2017-03-22T20:45:00 2017-03-25T20:45:00
<![CDATA[Desiree Burch: This Is Evolution]]> Soho Downstairs 0.00000000 0.00000000

Mon 20 - Thu 23 Mar, 9.15pm, Thu 11 - Sat 13 May, 9.30pm

From £13 (£11)

Lead Quote: *EXTRA DATES ADDED DUE TO PHENOMENAL DEMAND* , ,*'An eye-catching show from a comedian deservedly on the rise.'* ★★★★ "Guardian":https://www.theguardian.com/stage/2017/mar/21/desiree-burch-review

Reviews: *'The funniest comedian I have ever seen in person. She left me breathless with laughter.'* ,★★★★★ Scotsgay , ,*'An eye-catching show from a comedian deservedly on the rise.'* ★★★★ "Guardian":https://www.theguardian.com/stage/2017/mar/21/desiree-burch-review

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<p>Your 30s are a decade of adjusted expectations, growing wisdom, diminishing relevance and drinking yourself to sleep on top of a pile of self-help books. Between quantum physics and a cache of dick pics, Desiree Burch&#8217;s high-octane stand-up debut straddles the profound and the profane&#8212;exploring sex, death, relationships, race, body image and social change at a time when she, like much of Western culture, is trying not to shit the bed in the middle of &#8216;adultlescence&#8217;.</p> <p><span class="caps">NYC</span>-to-London transplant Desiree Burch has exploded onto the London comedy scene on shows like <em>8 Out of 10 Cats&#8217;</em> and <em>Frankie Boyle&#8217;s American Autopsy</em>. She was the 2015 Funny Women Stage Award winner, as well as claiming a Fringe First Award and Amnesty International Freedom of Expression High Commendation that same year.</p> <p><strong>&#8216;The funniest comedian I have ever seen in person. She left me breathless with laughter.&#8217;</strong> <br /> ★★★★★ Scotsgay</p> <p><strong>Running Time:</strong> 75 mins <br /> <strong>Age Recommendation:</strong> 16+</p> ]]>
2017-03-20T21:15:00 2017-05-13T21:30:00
<![CDATA[Zoe Coombs Marr: Trigger Warning]]> Soho Downstairs 0.00000000 0.00000000

Thu 16 - Sat 25 Mar 2017, 9.30pm

From £13

Lead Quote: *‘A cascade of ideas, jokes and images that leaves you head spinning and your heart laughing. This is daring, high-wire comedy at its best.’* ,★★★★★ Chortle ,

Reviews: *‘A cascade of ideas, jokes and images that leaves you head spinning and your heart laughing. This is daring, high-wire comedy at its best.’* ,★★★★★ Chortle , ,*‘A thrillingly silly portrait of trad standup in the age of sensitivity.’* ,★★★★ Guardian , ,*‘Deliriously funny.’* ,★★★★ Evening Standard , ,*‘Mesmerising and intense, it’s an outstanding performance from Coombs Marr... She’s applying an audacity towards stand-up and drag that’s unmatched, showing a foresight and invention undreamed of in her peers’ wildest nightmares.’* ,★★★★ Scotsman , ,*‘A postmodern tour de force and vibrant assault on misogyny.’* ,★★★★ List , ,*‘Smart and original.’* ,★★★★ Sunday Times , ,*‘An escalating spiral of metafictional hilarity... Catch this masterful tour de force while you can.’* ,★★★★★ Broadway Baby , ,*‘Trigger Warning will be the highlight of your Fringe.’* ,★★★★★ Ed Fest Magazine , ,*‘Off-the-charts, wet-your-pants brilliant.’* ,★★★★1/2 Herald Sun ,

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<p><strong><span class="caps">WINNER</span>: <span class="caps">MELBOURNE</span> <span class="caps">INTERNATIONAL</span> <span class="caps">COMEDY</span> <span class="caps">FESTIVAL</span> <span class="caps">BARRY</span> <span class="caps">AWARD</span> 2016 – <span class="caps">BEST</span> <span class="caps">SHOW</span></strong></p> <p><strong><span class="caps">NOMINEE</span>: <span class="caps">LASTMINUTE</span>.COM <span class="caps">EDINBURGH</span> <span class="caps">COMEDY</span> <span class="caps">AWARDS</span> 2016 – <span class="caps">BEST</span> <span class="caps">SHOW</span></strong></p> <p>After a smash-hit Edinburgh Comedy Award nominated run at the Fringe, Zoe Coombs Marr returns with her monstrous character, Dave. Dealing with the fallout of his first show and the Twitter threats from scary feminists, Dave’s given up stand-up and turned to the serious clown-training of Gaulier.</p> <p>Featuring such classic hits as ‘What’s the deal with online bullying?’, ‘Mime caught in political correctness gone mad’ and ‘The 6-foot duck meets crippling-fear-that-keep-us-awake-all-night sketch’.</p> <p>Watch as a hack stand-up attempts a silent clowning show that won’t offend anyone. Trigger Warning: clowns, clowning, failure, Dave.</p> <p><strong>Running Time</strong>: 60 mins<br /> <strong>Age Recommendation:</strong> 16+</p> ]]>
2017-03-16T21:30:00 2017-03-25T21:30:00
<![CDATA[Nish Kumar: Actions Speak Louder Than Words, Unless You Shout The Words Real Loud]]> Soho Theatre 0.00000000 0.00000000

Thu 2 – Sat 4, Thu 9 – Sat 11, Thu 16 – Sat 18, Thu 23 –Sat 25 Mar 2017, 10pm

From £11

Lead Quote: *‘Utterly brilliant.’* ,★★★★★ Time Out

Reviews: *‘Utterly brilliant.’* ,★★★★★ Time Out , ,*‘A masterclass by a no-frills standup at the height of his powers.’* ,★★★★ The Guardian , ,★★★★ Guardian ,★★★★ Times ,★★★★ Sunday Times ,★★★★ Telegraph ,★★★★ Scotsman ,★★★★ iNews ,★★★★ Chortle ,★★★★ List ,★★★★ Herald ,★★★★ Broadway baby ,★★★★ Skinny ,★★★★★ Three Weeks ,★★★★★ One4Review , , ,

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<p>A comedy show about history, democracy &amp; capitalism.</p> <p><strong>‘A masterclass by a no-frills standup at the height of his powers.’</strong><br /> ★★★★ The Guardian</p> <p>As seen on <em>Live at the Apollo</em> &amp; <em>Have I Got News For You</em>, Edinburgh Comedy Award Nominee 2015 &amp; 2016 and Best Radio Comedy Rose d’Or winner.</p> <p><strong>Rose d’Or winner – Best Radio Comedy</strong><br /> <strong>Best reviewed show of 2015 – British Comedy Guide</strong><br /> <strong>Top Ten Comedy shows of 2015 – The Guardian</strong><br /> <strong>The five best comedy acts of 2015 – The Telegraph</strong></p> <p>Need more Nish in your life? Get his live <span class="caps">DVD</span> from our <a href="http://sohotheatre.com/shop/">shop</a> now.</p> <p><strong>Running Time:</strong> 60 mins<br /> <strong>Age Recommendation:</strong> 16+</p> ]]>
2017-03-02T22:00:00 2017-03-25T22:00:00
<![CDATA[VBA Workshops - Around the UK & ROI]]>

Lead Quote: *The Verity Bargate Award 2017*

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<p>Join the Soho Theatre Artistic Team across the UK and Ireland for free 30minute talks with Q&amp;A sessions.</p> <p><strong>Old Vic Theatre, Bristol</strong><br /> Sat 25 Mar, 4pm</p> <p><strong>The Rep, Birmingham</strong> <br /> 6pm, Thursday 30 March<br /> <a href="mailto:writers@bristololdvic.org.uk">Email</a> to book your place</p> <p><strong>Tamasha @ Richmix, London</strong> <br /> Fri 7 Apr, 5pm</p> <p><strong>Oxford Playhouse</strong><br /> Sat 8 Apr, 11.30am</p> <p><strong>West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds</strong> <br /> Wed 12 Apr, 6pm</p> <p><strong>Liverpool Playhouse and Everyman</strong><br /> Tue 18 Apr, 5pm</p> <p><strong>The Royal Exchange, Manchester</strong><br /> Wed 19 Apr, 6pm</p> <p><strong>The Abbey, Dublin</strong> <br /> Sat 29 Apr, 2pm</p> <p><strong>Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh</strong> <br /> Sat 29 Apr, 3pm</p> <p><strong>Live Theatre, Newcastle</strong> Sat 6 May, 1pm</p> <p><strong>Theatre Royal, Plymouth</strong><br /> Sat 13 May,11am</p> <p><strong>Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff</strong> 2pm, Saturday 13 May</p> <p><strong>Talawa, London</strong> <br /> Thu 15 June, 7pm</p> ]]>
2017-03-24T12:00:00 2017-06-15T17:00:00
<![CDATA[Kill the Beast: The Boy Who Kicked Pigs ]]> Soho Theatre 0.00000000 0.00000000

Tue 21 & Fri 24 Mar 2017, 7pm

From £8

Lead Quote: *'Inventive, clever, gruesome and hilarious... a twisted triumph and an unmissable debut'* ,★★★★★ What’s On Stage

Reviews: *'Inventive, clever, gruesome and hilarious... a twisted triumph and an unmissable debut'* ,★★★★★ What’s On Stage , ,*'A truly brilliant example of a class act in action'* ,★★★★★British Theatre Guide , ,*'A scorchingly talented company'* ,★★★★ Time Out , ,*'The grinding suburbia of a Lowry painting through The League of Gentleman’s Royston Vasey.'* ,★★★★ Fest , ,*'The League of Gentlemen stripped back to their Edinburgh roots'* ,★★★★ Exeunt , , ,*'The League of Gentlemen meets Hammer Horror with a detour through Willy Wonka’s nightmare tunnel.'* ★★★★ Skinny , ,

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<p>13 year old Robert Caligari is a nasty piece of work. But today is the day he gets his comeuppance. Today is the day he’s going to die.</p> <p>Kill the Beast are proud to present <em>The Boy Who Kicked Pigs</em> &#8211; their 5* adaptation of the darkly comic story by Dr Who’s Tom Baker. </p> <p>Promising beautiful projections, original music and over eight hats, it’s a gloriously grisly tale of one scoundrel&#8217;s attempt at infamy.</p> <p><strong>Running Time:</strong> 70 mins<br /> <strong>Age Recommendation:</strong> 12+</p> <p>This show is part of a trilogy (or Killogy, if you will) which also includes:</p> <p><a href="http://sohotheatre.com/whats-on/kill-the-beast-donandrsquo-t-wake-the-damp/">Don&#8217;t Wake The Damp</a> <br /> Mon 20, Thu 23 &amp; Sat 25 Mar</p> <p><a href="http://sohotheatre.com/whats-on/kill-the-beast-he-had-hairy-hands/">He Had Hairy Hands</a><br /> Wed 22 &amp; Sat 25 Mar</p> ]]>
2017-03-21T19:00:00 2017-03-24T19:00:00
<![CDATA[Micky Bartlett: Blissfully Ignorant]]> Soho Upstairs 0.00000000 0.00000000

Fri 24 – Sat 25 Mar 2017, 9.15pm

£13 (£11)

Lead Quote: *'Bartlett is a stand-up natural with a great command of the audience and engaging everyman approach, full of verve… A masterful way of delivering with punch and style… Impressive!'* ,Chortle ★★★★

Reviews: *'Brilliant!'* ,culturenorthernireland.org , ,*'In years to come, people will be talking about the time they first saw Micky Bartlett… One of the most consistently funny people I've ever worked with.'* , Adam Hills , ,*'Bartlett is a stand-up natural with a great command of the audience and engaging everyman approach, full of verve… A masterful way of delivering with punch and style… Impressive!'* ,Chortle ★★★★

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<p>Ireland’s unabashed and hilarious new comedy star (BBC’s <em>Monumental</em>), Micky is entering the last year of his twenties and he isn’t prepared. Come join him in a journey through his own head. </p> <p><strong>Running Time:</strong> 60 mins<br /> <strong>Age Recommendation:</strong> 16+</p> ]]>
2017-03-24T21:15:00 2017-03-25T21:15:00
<![CDATA[Kill the Beast: He Had Hairy Hands ]]> Soho Theatre 0.00000000 0.00000000

Wed 22 Mar, 7pm & Sat 25 Mar 2017, 3pm

From £8

Lead Quote: *'A deliciously macabre affair, rich and witty in its references, brilliantly detailed.'* ,★★★★ Stage ,

Reviews: *'A deliciously macabre affair, rich and witty in its references, brilliantly detailed.'* ,★★★★ Stage , ,*'Incredibly, unbelievably funny.'* ,★★★★ List , ,*'A highly entertaining hour and ten minutes that manages to make blood and guts seem as delightful as a homemade cake.'* ,★★★★ Scotsman , ,*'A dark and joyously ridiculous show….Scooby Doo meets Midsomer Murders.'* ,★★★★ What’s On Stage , ,*'He Had Hairy Hands is incredibly, unbelievably funny.'* ,★★★★ List , , *'A hugely entertaining and imaginative show, beautifully executed.'* ,★★★★ Exeunt Magazine ,

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<p>The year is 1974, the sleepy town is Hemlock-Under-Lye and when werewolf attacks threaten tea-time, there’s only one person you can call.</p> <p><em>He Had Hairy Hands</em> is a multi-award-winning, critically-acclaimed comedy by Kill the Beast; a 1970’s detective werewolf mystery wrapped up in a hilarious Hammer Horror. </p> <p>Having splattered the UK with acclaimed comedy <em>The Boy Who Kicked Pigs</em>, this maniacal troupe return with a new tale of supernatural slaughter &#8211; combining beautiful projections, original music and quite an important pigeon.</p> <p><strong>Running Time:</strong> 70 mins<br /> <strong>Age Recommendation:</strong> 12+</p> <p>This show is part of a trilogy (or Killogy, if you will) which also includes:</p> <p><a href="http://sohotheatre.com/whats-on/kill-the-beast-donandrsquo-t-wake-the-damp/">Don&#8217;t Wake The Damp</a> <br /> Mon 20, Thu 23 &amp; Sat 25 Mar</p> <p><a href="http://sohotheatre.com/whats-on/kill-the-beast-the-boy-who-kicked-pigs/">The Boy That Kicked Pigs</a><br /> Tue 21 &amp; Fri 24 Mar</p> ]]>
2017-03-22T19:00:00 2017-03-25T15:00:00
<![CDATA[Magic Challenge]]> Soho Theatre 0.00000000 0.00000000

Sat 25 Feb, 25 Mar, 22 Apr, 27 May & 24 June, 5pm

£15

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<p>Three committed magic geeks challenge themselves to perform magic feats ranging from the sublimely skillful to the ridiculously childish. Every show will be different.</p> <p><span class="caps">WARNING</span>: <span class="caps">THIS</span> <span class="caps">SHOW</span> IS <span class="caps">STRICTLY</span> <span class="caps">COMMERCIAL</span> <span class="caps">AND</span> <span class="caps">MAY</span> <span class="caps">NOT</span> <span class="caps">CAUSE</span> <span class="caps">ANY</span> <span class="caps">OFFENCE</span> TO <span class="caps">ANYONE</span>.</p> <p><strong>Recommended 14+</strong></p> ]]>
2017-02-25T17:00:00 2017-06-24T17:00:00
<![CDATA[The Comedy Project 2017]]> Soho Upstairs 0.00000000 0.00000000

Mons 6, 13, 20 Mar, 7:15pm & 27 Mar 2017, 7pm

£10

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<p>The Comedy Project returns to Soho Theatre to present its 2017 season of new comedy writing on four consecutive Monday evenings. </p> <p>The Comedy Project offers audiences the unique chance to see new work from well-established writers performed alongside material from the best in up-and-coming comedy talent. Two pieces are presented each night with the content ranging from off-book sitcom pilots to on-book radio episodes, from stand-up shows to sketches and short films.</p> <p><strong>Mon 6 Mar</strong></p> <p><strong><span class="caps">ALBERT</span>, <span class="caps">GRACE</span> <span class="caps">AND</span> <span class="caps">ALL</span> <span class="caps">HER</span> <span class="caps">LOVERS</span></strong><br /> by William Andrews<br /> The story of two authors and the letters they write to one another. Two very different people whose careers couldn&#8217;t be further apart but whose friendship keeps them close. </p> <p>Cast:<br /> Shenoah Allen<br /> William Andrews<br /> Tom Golding<br /> Yasmine Akram</p> <p><strong><span class="caps">FAMILY</span> <span class="caps">OUTING</span></strong><br /> by Eleanor Morton</p> <p>Siblings Steven and Emma must navigate the world of adulthood, sexuality, rivalry, and their weird Scottish parents.</p> <p>Cast:<br /> Eleanor Morton<br /> Joe Sutherland<br /> Stephen Carlin<br /> Kate Russell-Smith<br /> Lucy Pearman<br /> Joz Norris</p> <p><strong>Mon 13 Mar</strong></p> <p><strong><span class="caps">JUDGMENT</span> <span class="caps">DAY</span></strong> <br /> by Rosalind Adler<br /> Life on our planet is over, so in Heaven it’s Judgment Day for the 100 billion-plus people who’ve ever walked the Earth. Where to begin? And who will run the trials?</p> <p>Cast:<br /> Edward Aczel<br /> Rosalind Adler<br /> Desirée Burch<br /> Jacob Edwards<br /> Richard Heap<br /> Crispin Letts<br /> Joz Norris<br /> Kate O’Rourke</p> <p>Director: Kirsty Bennett</p> <p><strong><span class="caps">THE</span> <span class="caps">CHANGE</span></strong><br /> by Sian Goff <br /> directed by Charlie Hanson <br /> Sally is enjoying a post-separation second adolescence while Sophie, her twenty-something daughter, is struggling to cope with her parents&#8217; split and the responsibilities of &#8216;Adulting.&#8217; The two women find themselves fatefully juxtaposed whilst trying to coexist under the same roof. </p> <p>Cast:<br /> Caroline Langrishe <br /> Georgia Maguire<br /> Abram Rooney <br /> Siân Goff <br /> Mark Weinman <br /> Jonny Phillips<br /> Kim Benson<br /> Alexander Arnold </p> <p><strong>Mon 20 Mar</strong></p> <p><strong><span class="caps">FORTY</span> <span class="caps">ELEPHANTS</span></strong> <br /> by Pippa Evans, Ruth Bratt and Lucy Porter<br /> The beginnings of a show about South London&#8217;s first girl gang &#8211; who had a penchant for fur, diamonds and good elocution. </p> <p>Cast:<br /> Ruth Bratt<br /> Pippa Evans<br /> Lucy Porter</p> <p><strong><span class="caps">THE</span> PI&#8217;S <span class="caps">APPRENTICE</span></strong><br /> by Toby Williams</p> <p>Talented graduate and all round good egg Michael Hock is in a tight spot with his landlord and takes the first job he can get &#8211; assistant to a Private Investigator. But the world of a real PI is far removed from what Michael, or anyone else, would imagine and it doesn&#8217;t take a genius to figure out why nobody else wanted the job. ‘ThePI’s Apprentice’ is based on the experiences of writer Toby Williams who worked as a Private Investigator in his 20s.</p> <p>Cast:</p> <p>Toby Williams <br /> Tom Rosenthal<br /> Louisa Connolly-Burnham<br /> Nathaniel Tapley</p> <p><strong>Mon 27 Mar</strong></p> <p><strong><span class="caps">EVIE</span></strong> </p> <p>by Evelyn Mok</p> <p>25-year-old <span class="caps">PHD</span>-student Evie is apathetic in the dating department. Guided by her fearless best friend Sue and screwball brother Bobby, she sets out on a yes-man year of sexscapades to turn it around and get laid. </p> <p><strong><span class="caps">NIGHTSHIFT</span></strong></p> <p>By Lilah Vandenburgh</p> <p>Banished to an unpopular &#8220;tech blog,&#8221; an old-school print journalist is forced<br /> to work the night shift with an American hacker/conspiracy nut in a basement<br /> computer lab containing a haunted portal to the Internet.</p> <p><strong>Running Time:</strong> 90 mins <br /> <strong>Age Recommendation:</strong> 16+</p> ]]>
2017-03-06T19:15:00 2017-03-27T19:00:00
<![CDATA[Andy Parsons: Slacktivist Action Group ]]> Soho Downstairs 0.00000000 0.00000000

Mon 27 Mar, 24 Apr, 22 May, 26 Jun & 24 Jul 2017 7.15pm

£10

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<p>Have you ever been so fed up with the world that you’ve decided to sit on your arse and do sod all about it? Then come and join the support group for fellow slacktivists and do some more sitting on your arse in a group. </p> <p>Occurring monthly with MPs, journalists, experts &amp; ‘read-a-couple-of-newspapers’ comedians such as chairman Andy Parsons (<em>Mock The Week</em>, <em>Live At The Apollo</em> etc etc), the <em>Slacktivist Action Group</em> will thrash over 3 current topics and then decide to try and achieve one piece of action before the next month’s meeting, knowing this will be unlikely/poorly attended/sparsely engaged with. The group will then adjourn to the bar.</p> <p><strong><span class="caps">GUESTS</span>:</strong></p> <p>Mon 27 Mar<br /> Guardian columnist Owen Jones, Jess Phillips MP and Rich Hall</p> <p>Mon 24 Apr<br /> Nick Clegg MP &amp; Matt Forde</p> <p>Mon 22 May<br /> Romesh Ranganathan, Lucy Powell MP and Times columnist Daniel Finkelstein</p> <p><strong>Running Time: 60mins</strong><br /> <strong>Age Recommendation: 16+</strong></p> <p>Details of each month’s guests, topic, direct action and where to post amusing apologies for absence will be available at <a href="http://www.andyparsons.co.uk">www.andyparsons.co.uk</a>. </p> <p>Live Podcast recording available via Acast</p> <p><iframe width="300" height="400" src="http://embed.acast.com/slacktivistactiongroup" scrolling="no" frameborder="0" style="border:none;overflow:hidden;"></iframe></p> ]]>
2015-10-26T19:00:00 2017-07-24T19:15:00
<![CDATA[Jack Rooke: Good Grief Tour 2017]]>

Mon 27 Mar - Sat 24 Jun 2017

Lead Quote: *'Engaging, frank and humorous.'* ,New York Times

Reviews: *'Engaging, frank and humorous.'* , New York Times , ,*'Good Grief wins you over with openness and hilarity.'* ,Lyn Gardner, Guardian , ,*Rooke is a delight to spend an hour with, cheerily but sensitively tackling the most painful of subjects and finding hope in them.'* ,★★★★ Scotsman , ,*'A mesmerising whirlpool of cleverly-written, tenderly shocking and awfully funny anecdotes'* ,★★★★★ Gay Times

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<p>With a coffin full of sympathy snacks, Jack Rooke and his 85-year old Nan Sicely invite you to the happiest town in Britain, where Dad’s dead and the only thing to eat is lasagne.</p> <p>Celebrating finding happiness after tragedy, Rooke’s critically acclaimed debut blends comedy, storytelling and film to explore how we treat the bereaved and the state of welfare for grieving families.</p> <p>Another compelling production from Soho Theatre, Good Grief was shortlisted for the Best Show by an Emerging Artist in the Total Theatre Awards 2015.</p> <p>Jack Rooke is a comedian, writer and regular panellist on <span class="caps">BBC</span> Radio 1’s The Surgery. He has presented a <span class="caps">BBC</span> Radio 4 comedy adaptation of Good Grief and his own <span class="caps">BBC</span> Three documentary about happiness, due to air in early 2017.</p> <h2>Tour Venues</h2> <p>Oxford Playhouse &#8211; Burton Taylor Studio<br /> Mon 27 &#8211; Tue 28 Mar<br /> <a href="https://www.oxfordplayhouse.com/whats-on/all-shows/good-grief/4640">Book Here</a></p> <p>Seven Arts, Leeds<br /> Fri 28 Apr <br /> <a href="http://www.sevenleeds.co.uk/event/jack-rooke-good-grief/">Book Here</a></p> <p>Pontio Arts and Innovation Centre, Bangor University<br /> Sat 29 Apr<br /> <a href="https://www.pontio.co.uk/Online/default.asp">Book Here</a></p> <p>Tom Thumb Theatre, Margate <br /> Wed 3 &amp; Thu 4 May<br /> <a href="http://www.tomthumbtheatre.co.uk/events/action~agenda/page_offset~1/request_format~json/">Book Here</a></p> <p>Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury<br /> Fri 5 May<br /> <a href="http://www.marlowetheatre.com/page/3120/Jack-Rooke-Good-Grief/1354">Book Now</a></p> <p>Live, Newcastle<br /> Wed 10 &amp; Thu 11 May<br /> <a href="http://www.live.org.uk/whats-on-book/jack-rooke-good-grief">Book Now</a></p> <p>Hull Truck Theatre, Studio<br /> Fri 12 &amp; Sat 13 May<br /> <a href="http://hulltruck.co.uk/whats-on/contemporary-theatre/jack-rooke-good-grief/">Book Now</a></p> <p><span class="caps">HOME</span>, Manchester<br /> Wed 17 &#8211; Fri 19 May<br /> <a href="https://homemcr.org/production/jack-rooke-good-grief/">Book Here</a></p> <p>Royal Spa Centre &amp; Town Hall, Studio, Leamington <br /> Sat 20 May <br /> <a href="https://www.warwickdc.gov.uk/royalspacentre/events/event/795/jack_rooke_good_grief">Book Here</a></p> <p>Brighton Old Market, Brighton Fringe<br /> Mon 29 May<br /> <a href="http://theoldmarket.com/shows/jack-rooke-good-grief/">Book Here</a> </p> <p>Soho Theatre, London<br /> Mon 13 &#8211; Sat 17 Jun<br /> <a href="http://sohotheatre.com/whats-on/jack-rooke-good-grief-2017/">Book Here</a></p> <p>The Bike Shed, Exeter<br /> Tue 20 &#8211; Sat 24 Jun<br /> <a href="https://www.bikeshedtheatre.co.uk/shows/good-grief/">Book Here</a></p> ]]>
2017-03-27T19:30:00 2017-06-23T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Andrew Hunter Murray: Round One]]> Soho Theatre 0.00000000 0.00000000

Mon 27 - Tue 28 Mar, 7.45pm

From £11.50

Lead Quote: h4. Extra shows added due to phenomenal demand ,

Reviews: *'Exquisitely punchy'* ,Times , ,*'A comedy polymath'* ,Chortle , ,★★★★ List ,★★★★ Fest Mag ,★★★★ Broadway Baby ,

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<p>Andrew Hunter Murray, star of Fringe smash-hit <em>Austentatious</em> (★★★★★ Times), <em>No Such Thing as a Fish</em> and <em>No Such Thing as the News</em> (<span class="caps">BBC</span> Two), presents his sell-out Edinburgh Fringe solo show, a sizzling slab of character comedy and high-stakes idiocy. Comes complete with outlandish wordplay and an extremely exciting Music Round. Bring the spirit of adventure, a thrilling sense of the possibilities of life, and a biro.</p> <p>Directed by Dec Munro</p> <p><strong>Running Time:</strong> 60 mins<br /> <strong>Age Recommendation:</strong> 16+</p> ]]>
2017-03-02T20:30:00 2017-03-28T19:45:00
<![CDATA[Vir Das at The Kentish Town Forum]]>

Wed 27 Sep 2017, 8pm

£21

Lead Quote: *This show takes place at The Kentish Town Forum*

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<p><strong>This show takes place at The Kentish Town Forum</strong> </p> <p>Rapidly growing to international stardom after sell-out shows in the <span class="caps">USA</span> and touring worldwide, Vir Das has made his way in Bollywood, starring in India’s first Zombie film, <em>Go Goa Gone</em>, and films <em>BadMaash Company</em>, <em>Delhi Belly</em>, and <em>Revolver Rani</em>. Alongside the release of his first one-hour Netflix comedy special <em>Abroad Understanding</em> he now embarks on his first ever UK tour.</p> <p>Comedy and unparalleled story-telling from his uniquely Indian perspective, Vir shares stories about growing up in India to studying in America, Indian culture to world politics, losing virginity to cancelling weddings, drug addiction to flying an Air India plane…</p> <p><strong>Running Time:</strong> 60 mins<br /> <strong>Age Recommendation:</strong> 16+</p> ]]>
2017-03-27T20:00:00 2017-03-27T20:00:00
<![CDATA[John Hastings: Integrity]]> Soho Upstairs 0.00000000 0.00000000

Mon 27 – Wed 29 Mar 2017, 9pm

From £12

Lead Quote: *'Hastings' bold dramatic delivery is what really stands out when he is hammering a point home'* ,★★★★★ Mirror

Reviews: *'This fast-growing comic is a pleasure to watch'* ,★★★★ Times , ,*'Hastings' bold dramatic delivery is what really stands out when he is hammering a point home'* ,★★★★★ Mirror , ,*'Well crafted'* ,★★★★ Herald , ,*'This charming, lovable comic is truly engaging and well worth checking out'* ,★★★★ Three Weeks , ,★★★★ Herald ,★★★★ Fest ,

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<p>John&#8217;s visa is expiring, his friends are fighting and there&#8217;s been a murder (yes, an actual murder). This deft show about one disastrous day is a compelling piece of comedy storytelling. As seen on <span class="caps">BBC</span> Three&#8217;s <em>Seann Walsh&#8217;s Late Night Comedy Spectacular</em>. </p> <p><strong>Running Time:</strong> 60 mins<br /> <strong>Age Recommendation:</strong> 16+</p> ]]>
2017-03-27T21:00:00 2017-03-29T21:00:00
<![CDATA[Pappy's Presents: Secret Dudes Society ]]> Soho Downstairs 0.00000000 0.00000000

Mon 27 Mar 2017, 9.15pm

£12.50

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<p>PAPPY’S (two-time Edinburgh Comedy award nominees and stars of <span class="caps">BBC</span> Three’s <em>Badults</em>) continue their residency at Soho Theatre. Songs, sketches, stand-up and games collide in the most exciting live experience happening on a Monday night in this part of central London around 9pm.</p> <p>Join Tom, Ben and Matthew and become a member of the Secret Dudes Society!</p> <p>Featuring brand new comedy from Pappy’s and special guest appearances from some of the best comedians in the world (unless they get a better offer) prevoius guests have included Josh Widdicombe, James Acaster, Joel Dommett, Aisling Bea, Adam Riches, Kevin Eldon and many more!</p> <p>Plus sketches from our regular guests <strong>Lazy Susan</strong> (Edinburgh Comedy Award Best Newcomer Nominees 2014), <strong>Beasts</strong> (lovely guys) and live music from our house band Puddincup &amp; The Dudettes (featuring members of Spook School).</p> <p><strong>Guests</strong></p> <p>Mon 27 Mar<br /> <strong>Lolly Adefope &amp; Jayde Adams</strong></p> <p><strong>Running Time: 90 mins plus interval</strong><br /> <strong>Age Recommendation: 16+</strong></p> ]]>
2016-01-25T21:00:00 2017-03-27T21:15:00
<![CDATA[Lucy McCormick: Triple Threat ]]> Soho Downstairs 0.00000000 0.00000000

Tue 28 Mar - Sat 22 Apr 2017, 7.30pm

From £12

Lead Quote: *‘Joyously depraved.’* ,★★★★★ Time Out , ,★★★★ Stage ,★★★★ List ,★★★★ Herald ,★★★★ Scotsman

Reviews: *‘Filthy and utterly hilarious.’* ,★★★★ Stage , ,*‘An unholy mess.’* ,★★★★ List , ,*‘Joyously depraved.’* ,★★★★★ Time Out , ,*‘Triple Threat is a minor miracle.’* ,★★★★ WhatsOnStage , ,*‘A riotously messy and genuinely subversive theatrical hallelujah.’* ,★★★★ Herald , ,*‘Lucy McCormick has the moves of Beyonce, the lungs of Christina Aguilera and the morals of a punk iconoclast.’* ,★★★★ Scotsman , ,*‘A phenomenally watchable performer.’* ,Matt Trueman , ,*‘Hilarious, shocking and profound.’* ,Exeunt ,

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<p><strong><span class="caps">TOP</span> <span class="caps">TEN</span> <span class="caps">SHOW</span> OF 2016</strong><br /> (Brian Logan, Guardian) <br /> (Veronica Lee, Arts Desk)</p> <p>Following a smash-hit and sell-out 2016 Edinburgh Festival Fringe run, post-popular prodigy Lucy McCormick and her Girl Squad present a provocative, subversive cabaret retelling of the greatest story of all time.</p> <p>Casting herself in all the main roles, Lucy attempts to reconnect to her own moral conscience by re-enacting the New Testament via a nu-wave holy trinity of dance, power ballads and absurdist art.</p> <p>A wild, queer club performance from the <span class="caps">GETINTHEBACKOFTHEVAN</span> co-founder, directed by Ursula Martinez.</p> <p>Triple Threat was commissioned by hÅb and Contact for Works Ahead, with support from Soho Theatre, Cambridge Junction and the Marlborough and funding from Arts Council England.</p> <p><strong>Age Recommendation:</strong> Strictly 18+<br /> <strong>Running Time:</strong> 70 mins</p> ]]>
2017-03-28T19:30:00 2017-04-22T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Ellie Taylor: Infidelliety]]> Soho Downstairs 0.00000000 0.00000000

Tue 28 & Wed 29 Mar 2017, 9.30pm

£13 (£11)

Reviews: *'Radiates natural charisma… blessed with great flair'* ,Guardian , ,*'Smart, self-mocking and telegenic, it’s hard to see what else is going to stand in Taylor’s way.'* ,Scotsman ,

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<p>Ellie Taylor star of <span class="caps">BBC</span> 1’s <em>Live At The Apollo</em> &amp; <em>The John Bishop Show</em>, <span class="caps">BBC</span> 2’s <em>Mock the Week</em>, Radio 4’s <em>The Now Show</em> and C4’s <em>8 out of 10 Cats</em> is back with a new stand-up show dealing with that pesky bit of marriage known as monogamy. </p> <p>Directed By Dec Munro</p> <p><strong>Age Recommendation:</strong> 16+<br /> <strong>Running Time:</strong> 60 mins</p> ]]>
2017-03-28T21:30:00 2017-03-29T21:30:00
<![CDATA[Executioner Number One]]> Soho Upstairs 0.00000000 0.00000000

Wed 29 Mar - Sat 15 Apr 2017, 7pm

From £10

Reviews: Praise for previous work , ,*'A satisfyingly rich work, with strong characterisation, sharp dialogue and a powerful narrative drive... You leave convinced you have encountered a distinctive and hugely sympathetic talent.'* ,Telegraph, for _Jump Mr Malinoff Jump_ , ,*'Brilliantly funny and deceptively tender.'* ,Evening Standard for _Jump Mr Malinoff Jump_ , ,*'A terrific play, funny as hell.'* ,Sunday Times for _Blue Eyes and Heels_ , ,*'It really is a knockout.'* ,Metro for _Blue Eyes and Heels_ , ,*'The charm of the show lies in the delicate balance of engrossing drama and disarming humour'* ,New York Times for _Being Human_ , ,*'When you think about what this series has achieved – the closeness-to-the-bone of the writing – it still feels like the sort of landmark show that doesn't come along very often.'* ,Guardian for _Being Human_ , ,*'The Game is next-level entertainment, courtesy of smart scripts and a cast of finely drawn characters.'* ,Entertainment Weekly for _The Game_ , ,*'We are, of course, deep in le Carré country here, and the production already has something of the look and feel of the classic 1973-set Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy. There is little higher praise.'* ,Telegraph for _The Game_ , , , ,

Playwright: Toby Whithouse

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<p><strong>“What this job needs is an experienced pair of hands. It’s a sober business, not <em>Storage Hunters</em>.”</strong></p> <p>The world premiere of a new black comedy, written and performed by So You Think You’re Funny finalist and the award-winning creator of <em>Being Human</em> and writer of <em>Doctor Who</em>,Toby Whithouse, who had the opening production of Soho Theatre’s Dean Street home in 2000 with his Verity Bargate Award-winning play <em>Jump Mr Maniloff Jump</em>. </p> <p>After an overwhelming public vote brought back the death penalty 40 years ago, Ian has had one ambition: to be the country’s most senior hangman. With the death of the current Executioner Number One, his goal is within reach. </p> <p>Toby Whithouse joins forces with former Soho Associate Director Jonathan Lloyd, designer Andrew Purcell (<em>Being Human</em>), and lighting designer Chahine Yavroyan (<em>Let the Right One In</em>) to present the world premiere of a brilliant and devastating dark comedy.</p> <p><strong>Running Time:</strong> 60 minutes <br /> <strong>Age Recommendation:</strong> 16 +</p> <p>Watch the trailer <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=75frRtyOtDc">here</a></p> <p><strong>Soho Meets Toby Withouse</strong><br /> <a href="http://sohotheatre.com/news/soho-theatre-meets-toby-whithouse/">Read the interview here</a></p> <p><strong>Captioned Performance</strong><br /> Wed 12 Apr at 7pm</p> <p><strong>Q&amp;A with Toby Whithouse</strong><br /> Sat 1 Apr </p> <p>After the matinee performance, please stay for a Q&amp;A with Toby and the creatives behind Executioner Number One to discuss the play and the challenges of its, well, execution.</p> <p><strong>Post Show Discussion with Mark Gatiss &amp; Dawn King</strong><br /> Sat 8 Apr </p> <p>From Nineteen Eighty Four to The Hunger Games, dystopian worlds have thrilled and terrified us. Do they fascinate us because they are so reassuringly remote, or are they warnings of what might be? </p> <p>Join Toby Whithouse after the matinee and his very special guests Mark Gatiss, writer and star of <em>Sherlock</em> and <em>Doctor Who</em>, and Dawn King, multi award winning writer of <em>Foxfinder</em> and <em>Brave New World</em> to discuss the problems and delights of bringing these grim but all too plausible worlds to the stage and screen.</p> ]]>
0000-00-00T00:00:00 2017-04-15T19:00:00
<![CDATA[NT Connections 2017]]> Soho Theatre 0.00000000 0.00000000

Wed 29 Mar-Sat 1 Apr 2017, 7pm

£5

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<p>London youth theatres, schools and colleges perform at Soho Theatre in the National Theatre’s Connections festival, a celebration of young people, theatre-making and the importance of access to the arts.</p> <p>Each year the National Theatre commissions ten new plays for young people to perform, bringing together some of the most exciting writers with the theatre-makers of tomorrow.</p> <p><strong>Schedule</strong> </p> <p>Wed 29 March<br /> <strong><span class="caps">LSC</span> Expressive Arts</strong>: Extremism by Anders Lustgarten</p> <p>Thu 30 March<br /> <strong>St Saviour’s &amp; St Olave’s School</strong>: The Monstrum by Kellie Smith<br /> <strong>The Brit School</strong>: Extremism by Anders Lustgarten</p> <p>Fri 31 March<br /> <strong>Launch Theatre</strong>: Extremism by Anders Lustgarten<br /> <strong>Arts Ed</strong>: Status Update by Tim Etchells</p> <p>Sat 1 April<br /> <strong>Young &amp; Talented</strong>: Zero for the Young Dudes! by Alistair McDowall<br /> <strong>Lost Theatre</strong>: Three by Harriet Braun</p> <p><strong>There are 2 performances as a double bill beginning at 7pm each day. The double bill&#8217;s are around 2 hours including an interval</strong></p> <p>Connections is supported by Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation, Jacqueline and Richard Worswick, Susan Miller and Byron Grote, Hays Travel Foundation, Faithorn Farrell Timms and supporters of the Connections Appeal.</p> ]]>
2017-03-29T19:00:00 2017-04-01T19:00:00
<![CDATA[Wendy Wason: Tiny Me]]> Soho Upstairs 0.00000000 0.00000000

Thu 30 Mar – Sat 1 Apr 2017, 8.45pm

£13 (£11)

Lead Quote: *'She’s charming, clever and funny.'* ,★★★★ Sunday Times

Reviews: *'She’s charming, clever and funny.'* ,★★★★ Sunday Times

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<p>The world is a pretty daunting place right now. How can we make it better when we feel so tiny?</p> <p>Especially when we are so many different things to different people.<br /> Daughter, sister, mother, wife.</p> <p>The modern woman juggles all these roles and Wendy is no different. In her hilarious show, with her usual acerbic wit, we find out exactly who she is (today).</p> <p><strong>Running Time:</strong> 60 mins<br /> <strong>Age Recommendation:</strong> 14+</p> ]]>
2017-03-30T20:45:00 2017-04-01T20:45:00
<![CDATA[Found Footage Festival: Volume 8]]> Soho Downstairs 0.00000000 0.00000000

Thu 30 March – Sat 1 Apr 2017, 9.30pm

From £15

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<p>Joe Pickett (<em>The Onion</em>) and Nick Prueher (<em>Late Show with David Letterman</em>) are back in London with an all-new edition of the Found Footage Festival, featuring newly unearthed <span class="caps">VHS</span> gems found at thrift stores across the U.S. Highlights include:</p> <p>-A collection of satanic panic videos from the 80s, including “The Law Enforcement Guide to Satanic Cults”<br /> -Outtakes and on-air bloopers from over ten years of North Dakota local news<br /> -A star-studded Desert Storm parade sponsored by Taco Bell<br /> -Highlights from David Letterman&#8217;s Video Collection, inherited by the Found Footage Festival when Dave retired</p> <p><strong>Age Recommendation:</strong> 16+<br /> <strong>Running Time:</strong> 60 mins</p> ]]>
2017-03-30T21:30:00 2017-04-01T21:30:00
<![CDATA[Lucy McCormick Workshop]]> Soho Downstairs 0.00000000 0.00000000

Sat 1 Apr 2017, 12pm

£30

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<p>Self-confessed triple threat artist Lucy McCormick makes club installations, cabaret interventions and extravaganza theatre shows. </p> <p>This practical workshop will give participants an insight into Lucy&#8217;s performance-making practice via research, writing, devising, choreography and karaoke. Interests in pop iconography, image culture and mass consumption will make way for experimentations in mess, destruction and despair. </p> <p>The workshop will include heavy elements of dance and song, although no prior experience is necessary &#8211; amateurism is welcomed! (And don’t forget to wear clothes that you can move in!) </p> <p>*A limited number of bursaries are available for this event, for those receiving Job Seeker’s Allowance, welfare benefits, or participants who are in need of access support. Please contact Deirdre@sohotheatre.com for details.</p> <p>Running Time: 180 minutes </p> ]]>
2017-04-01T12:00:00 2017-04-01T12:00:00
<![CDATA[Alfie Brown: Scissor]]> Soho Downstairs 0.00000000 0.00000000

Mon 3 Apr 2017, 7.30pm

From £12

Lead Quote: *EXTRA SHOW ADDED DUE TO PHENOMENAL DEMAND* , ,*'Like a British Doug Stanhope.'* ,★★★★ "Guardian":https://www.theguardian.com/culture/2017/feb/23/alfie-brown-review-soho-theatre

Reviews: *'Like a British Doug Stanhope.'* ,★★★★ "Guardian":https://www.theguardian.com/culture/2017/feb/23/alfie-brown-review-soho-theatre , ,*'The perfect combination of big laughs and big ideas.'* ,★★★★ "Evening Standard":http://www.standard.co.uk/goingout/arts/alfie-brown-comedy-review-big-laughs-and-big-ideas-a3471831.html , ,*'Alfie Brown has evolved into an extraordinarily impressive comic'* ,★★★★ Scotsman , ,*'A superb return to form from this room splitting talent'* ,★★★★ List , ,*‘Thrilling... extremely funny... a distinctive dissenting voice’* ,★★★★ Evening Standard ,

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<p>Critically acclaimed Brown, known for being satirical, grotesque and fucked returns. He’ll be exploring alcohol, the Middle East and something hideous about our socialised collective sexual repression.</p> <p><strong>&#8216;The perfect combination of big laughs and big ideas.&#8217;</strong><br /> ★★★★ <a href="http://www.standard.co.uk/goingout/arts/alfie-brown-comedy-review-big-laughs-and-big-ideas-a3471831.html">Evening Standard</a></p> <p><strong>&#8216;Alfie Brown has evolved into an extraordinarily impressive comic&#8217;</strong> ★★★★ Scotsman</p> <p><strong>Age recommendation:</strong> 16+<br /> <strong>Age Recommendation:</strong> 60 mins</p> ]]>
2017-02-20T20:45:00 2017-04-03T19:30:00
<![CDATA[ATALANTA ]]> Soho Upstairs 0.00000000 0.00000000

Mon 3 Apr 2017, 8pm

£10

Lead Quote: *'A fresh dose of magic that you need in your life.'* ,Everything Theatre

Reviews: *'A tour-de-force of storytelling.'* ,Remote Goat ★★★★ , ,*'A fresh dose of magic that you need in your life.'* ,Everything Theatre ,

Playwright: Ben Haggarty

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<p><strong><span class="caps">MYTHS</span> <span class="caps">UNLEASHED</span> &#8211; <span class="caps">ATALANTA</span></strong><br /> <strong><span class="caps">PERFORMANCE</span> <span class="caps">STORYTELLING</span> BY <span class="caps">BEN</span> <span class="caps">HAGGARTY</span></strong></p> <p>A girl raised by a bear, Centaurs intent on rape, maniacal kings, troublesome boars and bitterly feuding deities contrive the bloodiest race to ever stain the soil of Arcady.</p> <p>Audaciously reshuffling epic Greek Mythology, Ben Haggarty brings to the stage a fierce tale of a remarkable virgin hunter and devotee of Artemis who sure as hell doesn’t want to have anything to do with men.<br /> Here the veneers of classical civilisation are stripped away and the truly awesome implications of the tales are made, sometimes unbearably, clear. Spend a moonlit night in the company of wild women, cocksure warriors and gods unleashed.</p> <p><span class="caps">BEN</span> <span class="caps">HAGGARTY</span>: Having been trained in mime, in theatre direction at East 15, and apprenticed as an image-maker with Welfare State, Ben is one of the world&#8217;s leading contemporary storytellers, renowned for his passionate and physical performances. He tours widely, has been a guest artist in over 100 International Storytelling Festivals in 25 countries and was for 10 years the official storyteller with Yo Yo Ma’s Silk Road Ensemble. Ben is a much sought after teacher and director of storytellers and Artistic Director of the legendary Crick Crack Club. He is Honorary Professor of Storytelling at the Arts University of Berlin (<span class="caps">UDK</span>). His graphic novel series <em>MeZolith</em> is published by Archaia. www.benhaggarty.com</p> <p><strong>Age Recommendation:</strong> 14+<br /> <strong>Running Time:</strong> 70 mins</p> ]]>
2017-04-03T20:00:00 2017-04-03T20:00:00
<![CDATA[Adam Kay: Fingering A Minor On the Piano]]> Soho Downstairs 0.00000000 0.00000000

Mon 3 Apr - Sat 15 Apr 2017, 9.30pm

Mon 3 Apr £12.50, Tue - Thur £15 (£13), Fri - Sat £18 (£16)

Lead Quote: *‘Intersperses horror stories from the NHS frontline with a catalogue of sublimely silly spoof songs, and some blissfully brilliant wordplay.’* ,★★★★★ Mail on Sunday

Reviews: *‘Intersperses horror stories from the NHS frontline with a catalogue of sublimely silly spoof songs, and some blissfully brilliant wordplay.’* ,★★★★★ Mail on Sunday , ,*‘Viscerally raw and passionately delivered.’* ,★★★★★ Chortle ,

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<p>Adam Kay sits at a grand piano and sings ‘bracingly intelligent, enormously funny songs’ (Times). In the key of A minor.</p> <p>In this brand new collection of wonderfully off-kilter music and stand-up, Adam Kay is in reflective mood &#8211; taking a look back at his former job as a hospital doctor.</p> <p>With sell-out tours and sell-out Edinburgh Fringe seasons, his cutting-edge, darkly humorous re-imaginings of modern day pop and rock classics have gained him a cult following throughout the UK.</p> <p>He is the frontman of <em>Amateur Transplants</em>, with over 20 million YouTube hits (including the iconic London Underground Song). He has sold out seven years at Edinburgh, is a regular voice on Radio 4’s <em>Now Show</em>, and a prolific sitcom writer (BBC1, BBC2, BBC3, C4).</p> <p>But before all that he was a doctor, and he’d like to tell you all about it.</p> ]]>
2017-04-03T21:30:00 2017-04-15T21:30:00
<![CDATA[Expensive Shit ]]> Soho Theatre 0.00000000 0.00000000 by Adura Onashile

Tue 4 - Sat 22 Apr 2017, 7.15pm. matinees 3pm

From £10

Lead Quote: *'An important truth told with formidable force through dance, music and fast-moving dialogue.'* ,★★★★ Scotsman

Reviews: *'An important truth told with formidable force through dance, music and fast-moving dialogue.'* ,★★★★ Scotsman , ,*'A heart-rending and twisted, yet laugh-out-loud funny triumph'.* ★★★★★ To Do List , ,*'Providing some powerful messages about gender politics and life’s inevitable disappointments.'* ,★★★★ British Theatre Guide , ,*'A play with a strong message and a powerful cast.'* ,★★★★ Edinburgh Festivals Magazine

Playwright: Adura Onashile

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<p><strong><span class="caps">WINNER</span>: 2016 <span class="caps">FRINGE</span> <span class="caps">FIRST</span> <span class="caps">AWARD</span></strong></p> <p>One toilet attendant. Two sets of toilets. Worlds apart. </p> <p>In the toilets of the Shrine nightclub in Lagos, young dancer Tolu dreams of being picked to join the revolutionary band of musician Fela Kuti.</p> <p>Now, decades later, she’s a toilet attendant in a Glasgow nightclub, servicing drunken revelers and taking tips from men looking for a cheap thrill.</p> <p>But all that glitters isn’t gold and when a line is crossed Tolu must choose between truth and power. </p> <p>An all female Black cast star in the Fringe First award winning play full of wry humour and euphoric dance. Splicing the story of the Shimmy club – prosecuted in 2013 for allowing male patrons to watch the women’s toilets through a ‘spy mirror’ &#8211; with flashbacks to the infamous Shrine nightclub in 1980s Lagos, this is an Afrobeat-filled exploration of freedom, power and exploitation. </p> <p><strong>Running Time:</strong> 60 mins<br /> <strong>Age Recommendation:</strong> 16+</p> ]]>
2017-04-04T19:15:00 2017-04-22T19:15:00
<![CDATA[Seymour Mace: Shit Title]]> Soho Upstairs 0.00000000 0.00000000

Tue 4 - Sat 8 April 2017, 8.45pm

From £10

Lead Quote: *‘Made me completely lose myself to laughter.’* ,Times ,

Reviews: *‘Made me completely lose myself to laughter.’* ,Times , ,*‘Like a terrifying clown hiding under your bed.’* , Skinny ,

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<p>Join Seymour as he struggles to live up to the promise of last year’s award nominated show. Can he drag himself from the morass of depression to dance around the stage like a monkey once more whilst encouraging the audience to laugh at his desperate life. Puppets, games, sing songs and magical prizes all come together in a laughably futile attempt to hide the bitterness, contempt and resentment of a lonely, lonely man.</p> <p><strong>Running Time:</strong> 60 mins<br /> <strong>Age Recommendation:</strong> 16+</p> ]]>
2017-04-04T20:45:00 2017-04-08T20:45:00
<![CDATA[Panti Bliss: High Heels in Low Places]]> Soho Theatre 0.00000000 0.00000000

Wed 5 – Sat 8 Apr 2017, 9pm

From £10

Lead Quote: *‘Leaves lipstick traces on both heart and mind.’* ,★★★★ Guardian

Reviews: *‘Leaves lipstick traces on both heart and mind.’* ,★★★★ Guardian , ,*‘A wise, hilarious, foul-mouthed jolt to the system.’* ,★★★★ Time Out , ,*‘Exquisitely tart-tongued comedy… electrically revealing and masterful.’* ,★★★★★ Irish Times , ,*‘Wickedly funny.’* ,★★★★ Guardian , ,*‘Comic genius.’* ,★★★★ Irish Independent ,

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<p>The Queen of Ireland, <span class="caps">PANTI</span>, invites you into her gender-discombobulating, stiletto-shaped world, exposing the stories behind the make-up – from performance giant to accidental activist – to reveal the National F*cking Treasure she is today.</p> <p>In 2014, Panti landed herself in a legal shitstorm, dubbed &#8216;Pantigate&#8217;. Her speech about homophobia went viral, was broadcast around the world, remixed by Pet Shop Boys, caused a parliamentary meltdown, and fed into Ireland’s marriage equality referendum success.</p> <p>Hilarious and poignant, Panti traces her journey from small-town boy kicking against traditions; to towering plastique woman in false lashes making history.</p> <p>Written &amp; performed by Panti<br /> Directed by Phillip McMahon</p> <p><strong>Running Time:</strong> 75 mins<br /> <strong>Age Recommendation:</strong> 14+</p> ]]>
2017-04-05T21:00:00 2017-04-08T21:00:00
<![CDATA[Pappy’s Flatshare Slamdown]]> Soho Downstairs 0.00000000 0.00000000

Mon 10 April 2017, 7pm

£12.50

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<p>Pappy’s Flatshare Slamdown is the hilarious and anarchic panel game hosted by award-winning sketch team Pappy’s and featuring great guests from the world of comedy.</p> Set in Pappy’s flat &#8211; with landlord Matthew in charge &#8211; each show sees unruly tenants Ben and Tom battle to avoid doing an annoying household chore. <p>To help them in this exciting high stakes contest they force their houseguests (who have previously included the likes of Adam Buxton, Bridget Christie, Kevin Eldon, Sara Pascoe, James Acaster, Aisling Bea and Nish Kumar) to take sides and help them fight it out over a number of stupid games.</p> <p><strong>Running Time:</strong> 90 mins<br /> <strong>Age Recommendation:</strong> 16+</p> ]]>
2017-04-10T19:00:00 2017-04-10T19:00:00
<![CDATA[Daniel Cook: He’s Simple, He’s Dumb, He’s Daniel Cook]]> Soho Upstairs 0.00000000 0.00000000

Mon 10 - Tue 11 Apr 2017, 8.45pm

£12

Lead Quote: *'Cook possesses a quality that simply makes him funny'* ,★★★★ ,List

Reviews: *'Cook possesses a quality that simply makes him funny'* ,★★★★ ,List , ,*'Had the crowd roaring with laughter'* ,★★★★ ,ThreeWeeks , ,★★★★ ,BroadwayBaby.com , ,★★★★ ,Edinburgh Festivals Magazine ,

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<p>A stand-up show based on a true story about how a man (me) went from being an idiot to a (spoiler alert) Nobel Peace Prize winner. </p> <p>Award-winning comedian Daniel Cook brings a show our way in the vain attempt to make sense of the world. </p> <p>As seen and heard on <span class="caps">BBC</span> One, Channel 4, <span class="caps">BBC</span> Radio 2 and <span class="caps">BBC</span> Radio 4. </p> <p><strong>Running Time:</strong> 60 mins<br /> <strong>Age Recommendation:</strong> 16+</p> ]]>
2017-04-10T20:45:00 2017-04-11T20:45:00
<![CDATA[TJ & Dave]]> Soho Theatre 0.00000000 0.00000000

Mon 10 – Sat 15 Apr 2017, 9pm

From £8

Lead Quote: *'One of these guys is the best improviser in the world. And the other one is better.'* ,Stephen Colbert

Reviews: *'One of these guys is the best improviser in the world. And the other one is better.'* ,Stephen Colbert , ,*'TJ Jagodowski and Dave Pasquesi, two of the world’s finest practitioners of the art of long-form improv, create an hour long one-act play. They’re both great actors and have amazing improv chops, but it’s always hard to notice these kinds of things when you’re peeing your pants laughing.'* ,Time Out Chicago

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<p>TJ Jagodowski and David Pasquesi miraculously improvise a one-hour play at every performance. This is an &#8216;Impressive feat of mental athletics, but the results are also observant, complex and frequently enormously funny &#8212; they are seasoned masters of long form improv.&#8217; (New York Times) </p> <p><strong>Running Time:</strong> 60 mins<br /> <strong>Age Recommendation:</strong> 16+</p> ]]>
2017-04-10T21:00:00 2017-04-15T21:00:00
<![CDATA[Lou Sanders: What’s That Lady Doing?]]> Soho Upstairs 0.00000000 0.00000000

Wed 12 - Sat 15 Apr 2017, 8.45pm

From £13

Lead Quote: *'One of the best innovators in comedy.'* ,★★★★ Fest

Reviews: *'One of the best innovators in comedy.'* ,★★★★ Fest , ,*'Genuinely different.'* ,★★★★ Scotsman , ,*‘Carving her own path.’* ,★★★★ Funny Women ,

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<p>As seen on Comedy Central, BBC1, BBC3, Channel 4 &amp; <span class="caps">ITV</span></p> <p>Recommended in Elle, Guardian &amp; Vogue.</p> <p><strong>Your host has no criminal offences &amp; is fully <span class="caps">CRB</span> checked.</strong></p> <p><strong>Running Time:</strong> 60 mins<br /> <strong>Age Recommendation:</strong> 16+</p> ]]>
2017-04-12T20:45:00 2017-04-15T20:45:00
<![CDATA[Comedy Club 4 Kids ]]> Soho Theatre 0.00000000 0.00000000

Sats 4 & 18 Mar, 15 Apr 2017, 12.30pm

£10 or £30 for a Family ticket for 4.

Lead Quote: *'A highlight for children in recent years, giving them a taste of some of the biggest names in comedy... with the fun, rowdy feel of a real comedy club.'* ,Guardian

Reviews: *'A highlight for children in recent years, giving them a taste of some of the biggest names in comedy... with the fun, rowdy feel of a real comedy club.'* ,Guardian , ,*'An essential treat.'* ,Fest Magazine , ,*'Absolutely hilarious.'* ,Yorkshire Times , ,*'The ethos is just right.'* ,Daily Telegraph , ,*'All in all this show was great.'* ,Scotsman , ,*'Comedy Club 4 Kids has stand-up sets from grown-up, high-quality acts who perform their usual sets, just without the swearing or rude bits.'* ,Independent , ,

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<p>It’s a comedy club, right, but for kids. Also any adults who enjoy a swear-free hour with the international circuit’s best stand-ups and sketch acts. Non-patronising. Pure awesome.</p> <p>Line Ups:</p> <p>Sat 4 Mar – Sally-Anne Hayward (MC), George Rigden, Rich Stokes and Andrew O’Neill</p> <p>Sat 18 Mar – Matt Highton (MC), John Hastings, Bethany Black and Bec Hill</p> <p>Sat 15 April &#8211; Glenn Moore, Mitch Benn and more to be announced</p> ]]>
0000-00-00T00:00:00 2017-04-15T12:30:00
<![CDATA[VBA Workshop with Inua Ellams: Exploring your Subject ]]>

Sat 15 Apr 2017, 3pm

£30

Lead Quote: *The Verity Bargate Award 2017*

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<p>Looking for the most exciting approach to telling your story? This practical workshop, led by Inua Ellams, explores playful and imaginative ways for playwrights to tackle their subject matter. </p> <p>Inua Ellams is an award-winning poet, playwright and performer. Inua was Soho Theatre’s Talawa Writer in Residence 2015. He is currently touring An Evening With An Immigrant and his play Barbershop Chronicles opens at the National Theatre in May. He has published three pamphlets of poetry, <em>Candy Coated Unicorns and Converse All Stars</em>, <em>Thirteen Fairy Negro Tales</em> and <em>The Wire-Headed Heathen</em>.</p> <p>*A limited number of bursaries are available for this event, for those receiving Job Seeker’s Allowance, welfare benefits, or participants who are in need of access support. Please contact Deirdre@sohotheatre.com for details. </p> <p><strong>Running Time:</strong> 180 mins</p> ]]>
2017-04-15T15:00:00 2017-04-15T15:00:00
<![CDATA[All The Things I Lied About ]]> Soho Upstairs 0.00000000 0.00000000

Tue 18 Apr – Sat 6 May 2017, 7pm

From £12.50

Lead Quote: *'A riveting, funny and discomfiting hour.'* ,★★★★★ Evening Standard

Reviews: *'A riveting, funny and discomfiting hour’.'* ,★★★★★ "Evening Standard":http://www.standard.co.uk/goingout/theatre/all-the-things-i-lied-about-edinburgh-festival-review-this-play-about-lying-is-riveting-funny-and-a3316176.html , ,*'Honest in its material, unparalleled in its performance and unmissable in its charm.'* ,★★★★★ "Upcoming":http://www.theupcoming.co.uk/2016/08/09/ed-fringe-2016-all-the-things-i-lied-about-at-summerhall-review , ,*‘A totally top of your Fringe list must see show.’* ,★★★★★ Edinburgh Reporter , ,*‘Moving, potent and personal’* ,★★★★ The Stage , ,★★★★ Herald , ,*‘Outstanding’* ,★★★★ The List , ,★★★★★ TV Bomb , ,★★★★★ Funny Women , ,★★★★ 1/2 Auditorium Magazine

Playwright: Katie Bonna

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<p>Fringe First winner Katie Bonna is giving a <span class="caps">TED</span> talk on the science of lying. Well, that’s not <em>quite</em> true. <span class="caps">TED</span> haven’t actually asked her to do one – yet.</p> <p>In a comic exploration of her past mistakes and inevitable future disasters, Katie unpicks how everyday lies can lead to a world of Trump and Brexit. A fearlessly honest show for the post-truth era.</p> <p><em>Dirty Great Love Story</em>, co-written and performed with Richard Marsh, won a Fringe First in 2012, and Katie was also nominated for Best Actress by The Stage. </p> <p>Directed by Joe Murphy.</p> <p><strong>Running Time:</strong> 60 mins<br /> <strong>Age Recommendation:</strong> 12+</p> ]]>
2017-04-18T19:00:00 2017-05-06T19:00:00
<![CDATA[Pierre Novellie Is Cool Peter]]> Soho Upstairs 0.00000000 0.00000000

Tue 18 - Thu 20 Apr 2017, 8.30pm

Tue - Wed £12 (£10), Thur £13 (£11)

Lead Quote: *'Hilarious'* ,Sunday Times

Reviews: *'Hilarious'* ,Sunday Times , ,*'The dawn of a major talent'* ,Guardian

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<p>Groovy! Woah! Pierre Novellie is not cool but he is trying. Is it cool to be depressed? Is it cool to have read a series of short stories about space elves? Come and see!</p> Appearances include <span class="caps">BBC</span> Radio 4&#8217;s <em>The Rest is History</em>, Channel 4&#8217;s <em>Comedy Blaps</em>, 4oD&#8217;s <em>Taxi Gags</em>, and <span class="caps">BBC</span> Three&#8217;s <em>Edinburgh Comedy Fest Live</em>. ]]>
2017-04-18T20:30:00 2017-04-20T20:30:00
<![CDATA[Ayesha Hazarika: The State of the Nation]]> Soho Theatre 0.00000000 0.00000000

Tue 18 – Sat 22 April 9pm

Tickets from £11

Lead Quote: *'Never less than entertaining, Hazarika’s return to stand up is also public service.'* ,Guardian

Reviews: 'Patently super smart and extremely eloquent, she offers an intriguing insight.' ,Herald , ,'Insightful, humorous and at times simply ‘hide behind the sofa’ stuff.' ,★★★★ Edinburgh Reporter ,

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<p>Politics, power and how we lost the plot</p> <p>Ayesha Hazarika, <span class="caps">MBE</span>, started her career as a stand-up comedian playing clubs across the country.</p> <p>She then took what she thought was a natural diversion into the Labour Party as a Special Adviser working for Gordon Brown, Harriet Harman and Ed Miliband. </p> <p>Since leaving front line politics she’s become a much sought after commentator writing for the FT, Guardian, Evening Standard, New Statesman and Grazia.</p> <p>Ayesha has also returned to her stand-up roots. Her one-woman show &#8216;Tales from the Pink Bus&#8217; was a sell out hit at the 2016 Edinburgh festival and she&#8217;s been in huge demand on TV and radio recently starring as a guest on Matt Forde’s Unspun for Dave. Further credits include regular appearances on Good Morning Britain (<span class="caps">ITV</span>), Sky Papers (Sky News), The Andrew Marr Show (BBC1), Newsnight (BBC2), The Agenda (<span class="caps">ITV</span>) and The Today Programme (<span class="caps">BBC</span> Radio4).</p> <p>Ayesha lifts the lid on what life’s really like behind the scenes at Westminster with brutal honesty and humour and asks what&#8217;s next for British politics. </p> <p>&#8216;The State of the Nation&#8217; is one of the best things to come out of British politics in a long time.</p> <p><strong>Running time: 60mins followed by a 10 min Q&amp;A</strong></p> ]]>
2017-04-18T21:00:00 2017-04-22T21:00:00
<![CDATA[Cuncrete]]> Soho Downstairs 0.00000000 0.00000000

Tue 18 Apr 2017 - Sat 22 Apr 2017, 9.30pm

From £10

Lead Quote: 'An exhilaratingly bleak swansong for the grey, hard dreams of powerful men.' ,★★★★ Stage

Reviews: 'An exhilaratingly bleak swansong for the grey, hard dreams of powerful men.' ,★★★★ Stage , ,'Silly and over the top and utterly hilarious.' ,★★★★ Fest

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Running Time: 55 minutes

Age Restriction: none


<p>A no-wave, drag-king, punk-gig musical about architecture, idealism and how we ended up in this mess. </p> <p>Hosted by washed up architect/proto-god figure Archibald Tactful (2014 IdeasTap Underbelly winner Rachael Clerke) with anti-virtuoso house band The Great White Males, Cuncrete is a gratuitously sleazy and joyfully noise critique of alpha-masculinity and the built environment. Expect original music, grotesque posturing, sharp suits and wet cement.</p> <p>&#8216;An exhilaratingly bleak swansong for the grey, hard dreams of powerful men.&#8217; <br /> ★★★★ Stage</p> ]]>
2017-04-18T21:30:00 2017-04-22T21:30:00
<![CDATA[VBA Workshop for Young People with Charlotte Josephine]]>

Wed 19 Apr 2017, 6.30pm

£20

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<p>Are you aged 18-26 and looking for some tips for getting your ideas on the page and quieting the voice of your inner critic? Charlotte Josephine shares her favourite exercises for conquering the blank page and writing through the fear. <br /> Charlotte Josephine is a playwright represented by The Agency. She’s co-artistic director of Snuff Box Theatre. </p> <p>Graduate of the Contemporary Theatre Course, East 15 Acting School, Charlotte’s first play <em>Perffection</em> won a <span class="caps">NSDF</span> Commendation For Writing. <em>Bitch Boxer</em> won the Soho Theatre Young Writers Award 2012 and the Old Vic New Voices Edinburgh Season 2012. <em>Blush</em> enjoyed a sell-out run at Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2016, winning a Stage Edinburgh Award and comes to Soho Theatre in May.</p> <p>*A limited number of bursaries are available for this event, for those receiving Job Seeker’s Allowance, welfare benefits, or participants who are in need of access support. Please contact Deirdre@sohotheatre.com for details. </p> <p><strong>Running Time:</strong> 180 mins</p> ]]>
2017-04-19T18:30:00 2017-04-19T18:30:00
<![CDATA[Diane Chorley: The Best Of]]>

Thu 20 – Fri 21 Apr 2017, 7.30pm (doors 6.30pm)

£14 plus £2 booking fee (£18 on the door)

Lead Quote: *This event takes place at Dick Collins Hall, Redhill Street, London, NW1 4DJ* , ,

Reviews: *‘She’s alluring, exciting, unique.’* ,Times , ,*‘A riot of a show… this is a party that you won’t want to miss.’* ,Time Out , ,*‘There’ll be comedy, there’ll be hair, there’ll be music… but most of all there’ll be a whole load of fun.’* ,Metro , ,*‘Raucously jolly…. as funny as a musical gig gets.’* ,Evening Standard ,

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<p><strong>This event takes place at Dick Collins Hall, Redhill Street, London, NW1 4DJ</strong></p> <p>Diane Chorley, the infamous 80’s chart topper and ex nightclub owner, is going back to her roots to bring you the very best of her adored hits. </p> <p>Bodyguard Ron and her misfit band The Buffet will be holding the musical doors of history open, as Diane takes you by the hand and pulls you down her gold cobbled and star studded memory lane. Expect dancing, laughter and a night with the Duchess you’ll never forget. </p> <p><strong>Age Restriction:</strong> 18+<br /> <strong>Running Time:</strong> 90 mins</p> ]]>
2017-04-20T19:30:00 2017-04-21T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Sophie Willan: On Record]]> Soho Upstairs 0.00000000 0.00000000

Fri 21 Apr - Sat 29 Apr 2017, 8.30pm

From £10

Lead Quote: *‘An exceptional new talent.’* ,★★★★★ Herald

Reviews: *'A two-fingered salute to the 'hangover of poverty’* ,★★★★ List , ,*'A remarkably assured Fringe debut.'* ,★★★★ Scotsman , ,*'An exciting new force in British stand up.'* ,★★★★ London is Funny , ,*‘A naturally engaging, garrulous comic and storyteller.’* ,★★★★ Scotsman , ,*‘Sophie Willan was born to do this.’* ,★★★★ Beyond The Joke , ,*‘Startlingly funny.’* ,★★★★ Female Arts , ,*'So hilarious and painfully true!'* ,★★★★★ Arts Awards Voice , ,*‘An uplifting hour, packed out with laughs.’* ,★★★★ One 4 Review , ,*'Storming the stage in a blur of twerking, grooving and gyrating, Sophie Willan is an energetic ball of humour.’* ,★★★★ Ed Fest Mag , ,*'Willan sandwiches one hell of a life story into a delightfully scripted performance.’* ,★★★★ Skinny , ,

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<p>Sophie Willan grew up in and out of the care system. At 23, the state unexpectedly handed over all of her personal files. Join this brilliantly bold and gloriously raucous young powerhouse as she explores who she is today through the eyes of the numerous experts who assessed her growing up.</p> <p>On Record was one of the breakout comedy shows of Edinburgh Festival 2016. With phenomenal critical acclaim and a sell out run, Sophie is fast becoming one of the most exciting rising stars in British Comedy.</p> <p><strong>Running Time:</strong> 60 mins<br /> <strong>Age Recommendation:</strong> 16+</p> ]]>
2017-04-21T20:30:00 2017-04-29T20:30:00
<![CDATA[Sean Hughes: Blank Book 2017]]> Soho Upstairs 0.00000000 0.00000000

Sat 22 Apr & Sat 13 May 2017, 5pm

£12

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<p>Sean Hughes and his team of comics make up a story live on stage, with the help of a special guest.</p> <p>The story will have a written start and a written finish, in between anything could happen!</p> <p>April/ May guests <span class="caps">TBC</span></p> <p><strong>Age Recommendation:</strong> 16+<br /> <strong>Running Time:</strong> 60 mins </p> ]]>
2017-04-22T17:00:00 2017-05-13T17:00:00
<![CDATA[Panti Bliss: High Heels in Low Places Tour 2017]]>

Fri 10 Mar - Tue 25 Apr 2017

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<p>The Queen of Ireland, <span class="caps">PANTI</span>, invites you into her gender-discombobulating, stiletto-shaped world, exposing the stories behind the make-up – from performance giant to accidental activist – to reveal the National F*cking Treasure she is today.</p> <p>In 2014, Panti landed herself in a legal shitstorm, dubbed &#8216;Pantigate&#8217;. Her speech about homophobia went viral, was broadcast around the world, remixed by Pet Shop Boys, caused a parliamentary meltdown, and fed into Ireland’s marriage equality referendum success.</p> <p>Hilarious and poignant, Panti traces her journey from small-town boy kicking against traditions; to towering plastique woman in false lashes making history.</p> <h2>Tour Venues</h2> <p>Take Me Somewhere, Glasgow<br /> Fri 10 Mar<br /> <a href="https://takemesomewhere.co.uk/panti/">Book Here</a> </p> <p>Sherman Theatre, Cardiff<br /> Sat 1 Apr<br /> <a href="http://www.shermantheatre.co.uk/performance/comedy/panti-bliss/">Book Here</a> </p> <p>London, Soho Theatre<br /> Wed 5 &#8211; Sat 8 Apr<br /> <a href="http://sohotheatre.com/whats-on/panti-bliss-high-heels-in-low-places-2017/">Book Here</a></p> <p>Manchester, <span class="caps">HOME</span><br /> Tue 25 Apr<br /> <a href="https://homemcr.org/production/panti-high-heels-low-places/">Book Here</a></p> ]]>
0000-00-00T00:00:00 2017-04-25T00:00:00
<![CDATA[The Lounge ]]> Soho Theatre 0.00000000 0.00000000

Tue 25 Apr – Sat 20 May 2017, 7.15pm. Matinees 2pm

From £10

Lead Quote: *'Funny, clever and breathtakingly moving.'* ,★★★★ Scotsman

Reviews: *'Funny, clever and breathtakingly moving.'* ,★★★★ Scotsman , ,*'Mischievous and pleasing, with a generous dash of the fantastical.'* ,★★★★ Stage , ,*'Hilariously funny… it’s our future we’re looking at.'* ,Total Theatre , ,★★★★ Herald ,★★★★★ Three Weeks ,★★★★★ Broadway Baby , , ,*On Inspector Sands* , ,*'They are brilliant and reckless, precise and inventive, intelligent and frank. They are kaleidoscopic creators. Don’t miss them!'* ,New York Theatre Guide ,

Playwright: Inspector Sands

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<p>97 years go by in a flash. An afternoon lasts an eternity</p> <p>In a care home lounge somewhere off the A1, 97 year old Marsha Hewitt begins the last day of her life. But she cannot go quietly. As the radiators burn and Jeremy Kyle blares, rivalries, relatives and murderous impulses jostle for space on the Axminster carpet. </p> <p>By teatime, a riot is brewing.</p> <p>The award-winning Inspector Sands (<em>A High Street Odyssey</em>, <em>If That’s All There Is</em>, <em>Hysteria</em>) and China Plate shine a spotlight on how we cope, or fail to cope, with ageing.</p> <p>Supported by South Street Arts Centre &amp; artsdepot. Funded by a Wellcome Trust Arts Award, Arts Council England and The Sackler Trust.</p> <p><strong>Running Time:</strong> 80 mins<br /> <strong>Age recommendation:</strong> 12 +</p> ]]>
2017-04-25T19:15:00 2017-05-20T19:15:00
<![CDATA[Fancy Chance: Flights of Fancy ]]> Soho Downstairs 0.00000000 0.00000000

Tue 25 - Sat 29 Apr 2017, 7.30pm

Tue £10, Wed-Thu £13 (£11), Fri-Sat £15 (£13)

Lead Quote: *‘Politically charged social critique with powerful feminist undertones.’* ,Exeunt

Reviews: *‘Twisted. Sick, even. But that’s the point.’* ,Independent , ,*‘Politically charged social critique with powerful feminist undertones.’* ,Exeunt , ,*‘Consistently hilarious.’* ,Stage , ,*‘Fancy Chance is an exceptional performing artist who combines rare circus skills with high art aesthetics and old world cabaret charm.’* ,Marisa Carnesky , ,*‘A giant in the world of performance.’* ,Andrew Logan , ,

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<p>Fancy Chance invites you aboard her debut solo show: a globe-trotting, time-travelling mini-spectacle – with turbulent polemics and unexpectedly poignant stop-offs – taking you from her humble origins as Korean refugee to darling of the London cabaret scene. In-flight entertainment will include offbeat comedy, original song, and outrageous film. Directed by Nathan Evans.</p> <p>Fancy’s work incorporates burlesque, drag, circus, and live art. In 2009 she was crowned ‘Alternative Miss World’ and in 2010 ‘London’s Top Tranny’. She was also shortlisted for ‘Best Alternative Performer’ in the 2013 London Cabaret Awards, was recently part of Live Lates for Penny Woolcock’s Utopia and is currently collaborating on <em>Dr. Carnesky’s Incredible Bleeding Woman</em> playing at Soho Theatre this Christmas.</p> <p><strong>Age Recommendation:</strong> 16+<br /> <strong>Running Time:</strong> 60 mins</p> ]]>
2017-04-25T19:30:00 2017-04-29T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Jamali Maddix: Chickens Come Home to Roost]]> Soho Downstairs 0.00000000 0.00000000

Thu 27 Apr 2017, 9.30pm

From £12

Lead Quote: *EXTRA SHOW ADDED DUE TO PHENOMENAL DEMAND* , , ,*'It’s a failing of the comedy industry that there aren’t more voices like Jamali Maddix on the circuit.'* ,★★★★ Chortle

Reviews: *'If you are easily offended stay away. If you think you’re not, prepare to be challenged.'* ,★★★★★ Edinburgh Festivals Magazine , ,*'Something to offend everyone'* ,★★★★ Sunday Times , ,*'It’s a failing of the comedy industry that there aren’t more voices like Jamali Maddix on the circuit.'* ,★★★★ Chortle ,

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<p>Rising star Jamali has been seen on <em>Live at the Apollo</em> (BBC2), <em>The John Bishop Show</em> (BBC1) as well as his own series <em>Hate Thy Neighbour</em> on Viceland. </p> <p><strong>&#8216;If you are easily offended stay away. If you think you’re not, prepare to be challenged.&#8217;</strong><br /> ★★★★★ Edinburgh Festivals Magazine </p> <p>Jamali has supported Jim Jefferies in Hyde Park and performed throughout Europe and the Middle East. </p> <p>Fresh from a complete sell out run at the Edinburgh festival Jamali brings his debut hour here. Do not miss this highly anticipated debut from a truly unique talent. </p> <p><strong>Age recommendation:</strong> 16+<br /> <strong>Running Time:</strong> 60 mins</p> ]]>
2017-02-27T20:45:00 2017-04-27T21:30:00
<![CDATA[Al Porter: At Large]]> Soho Downstairs 0.00000000 0.00000000

Fri 28 Apr – Sat 6 May 2017, 9.30pm

From £15

Lead Quote: *‘A steamroller crowd pleasing talent.’* ,★★★★ Guardian , ,*‘Enough charisma to fill the 02.’* ,★★★★ Evening Standard ,

Reviews: *‘A steamroller crowd pleasing talent.’* ,★★★★ Guardian , ,*‘Hilarious.’* ,★★★★ Times , ,*‘Enough charisma to fill the 02.’* ,★★★★ Evening Standard , ,*‘Shades of Dave Allen... born to be on stage.’* ,★★★★ Chortle , ,*‘Every syllable is mined for laughs.’* ,★★★★ List , ,*‘Star essence to burn.’* ,★★★★ Scostman , ,*‘A master of his art.’* ,★★★★ Scotsgay , ,*‘Arenas await.’* ,★★★★ iNews ,

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<p><strong><span class="caps">NOMINEE</span>: <span class="caps">LASTMINUTE</span>.COM <span class="caps">EDINBURGH</span> <span class="caps">COMEDY</span> <span class="caps">AWARDS</span> – <span class="caps">BEST</span> <span class="caps">SHOW</span> 2016</strong> </p> <p>Irish star Al Porter, as seen on <span class="caps">BBC</span>&#8217;s <em>Michael McIntyre’s Big Show</em>, <em>Live at the Apollo</em>, <em>Insert Name Here</em> and more, follows up his hugely successful debut with his Edinburgh hit (nominated for Best Show in 2016). Having played to over 50,000 people on his Irish tour, Al Porter At Large comes to Soho full of cheekiness, honesty and sparkling showmanship! Still at home in Dublin, 23-year-old Al gives a feel good hour full of his trademark council-estate camp.</p> <p><strong>Running Time:</strong> 60 mins<br /> <strong>Age Recommendation:</strong> 16+</p> ]]>
2017-04-28T21:30:00 2017-05-06T21:30:00
<![CDATA[VBA Workshop with Phoebe Eclair-Powell and Theresa Ikoko]]>

Sat 29 Apr 2017, 10am

£30

Lead Quote: *The Verity Bargate Award 2017*

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<p>How do you write a play that makes the Verity Bargate Award shortlist 2015 shortlisted-writers Phoebe Eclair-Powell and Theresa Ikoko share their favourite exercises and advice for writers who are starting out. </p> <p>Phoebe Eclair-Powell is a writer from South East London. In 2015 Phoebe’s debut play <em><span class="caps">WINK</span></em> at Theatre 503 received rave reviews and four Off West End Nominations including ‘Most Promising New Playwright’. Her latest play, <em>Fury</em>, was runner up for the Verity Bargate Award 2015, and subsequently won the Soho Young Writer’s Award and had its run extended at Soho theatre due to popular demand. Off the back of this success, Phoebe became Soho Theatre’s Channel 4 Playwright in Residence 2016/2017.</p> <p>Theresa Ikoko enjoyed a hugely successful five week season in our theatre with her play <em>Girls</em>, co-produced by Soho Theatre, HighTide and Talawa Theatre Company. The play won her the Alfred Fagon Award 2015, George Devine award 2016 and was shortlisted, with judges commendation, for Verity Bargate Award 2015. She is currently under commission and in residence at Soho Theatre as part of the Soho Six programme. </p> <p>*A limited number of bursaries are available for this event, for those receiving Job Seeker’s Allowance, welfare benefits, or participants who are in need of access support. Please contact Deirdre@sohotheatre.com for details. </p> <p><strong>Running Time:</strong> 180 mins</p> ]]>
2017-04-29T10:00:00 2017-04-29T10:00:00
<![CDATA[Spencer Jones: Presents the Herbert in Eggy Bagel]]> Soho Downstairs 0.00000000 0.00000000

Mon 1 - Sat 13 May 2017, 7.30pm

From £12

Lead Quote: *‘There are officially 1,170 comedy shows in this year’s Fringe... But there is only one like Spencer Jones’s.’* ,★★★★½ Chortle

Reviews: *‘There are officially 1,170 comedy shows in this year’s Fringe... But there is only one like Spencer Jones’s.’* ,★★★★½ Chortle , ,*‘Riotously funny... Touched with a baffling brilliance.’* ,★★★★ iNews , ,*'You will not encounter a show that puts a bigger smile on your face... Surrender to the sheer infectious fun of this latterday Tommy Cooper.'* ,★★★★ Evening Standard , ,★★★★½ Chortle ,★★★★ Evening Standard ,★★★★ Scotsman ,★★★★ iNews ,★★★★ List ,★★★★ Fest ,★★★★ Skinny ,★★★★ Broadway Baby ,★★★★ EdFringe Review ,★★★★ Edinburgh Festivals Magazine ,

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<p>The multi award-winning, <span class="caps">BAFTA</span>-nominated star Spencer Jones returns with his comedy alter ego and total idiot, The Herbert in his brand new show, <em>Eggy Bagel</em>. A story about wheelbarrows, dads, evil water and eating too much chocolate. </p> <p><strong>‘Riotously funny&#8230; Touched with a baffling brilliance.’</strong><br /> ★★★★ iNews</p> <p>After his smash hit sell out Soho Theatre presented run at the 2016 Edinburgh Festival Fringe and appearing on the <em>Live at the Apollo Christmas Cpecial</em> , Spencer is back with this incredible mash-up of visual comedy, strange music, props and characters. </p> <p><strong>&#8216;You will not encounter a show that puts a bigger smile on your face.&#8217;</strong><br /> ★★★★ Evening Standard</p> <p>★★★★½ Chortle<br /> ★★★★ Evening Standard<br /> ★★★★ Scotsman<br /> ★★★★ iNews<br /> ★★★★ List<br /> ★★★★ Fest<br /> ★★★★ Skinny<br /> ★★★★ Broadway Baby<br /> ★★★★ EdFringe Review<br /> ★★★★ Edinburgh Festivals Magazine</p> <p><strong>Running Time:</strong> 60 mins<br /> <strong>Age Recommendation:</strong> 16 +</p> ]]>
2017-05-01T19:30:00 2017-05-13T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Sofie Hagen: Shimmer Shatter]]> Soho Upstairs 0.00000000 0.00000000

Mon 1 - Sat 6 May 2017, 8.30pm

From £10

Reviews: Praise for Bubblewrap , ,‘Hilarious… clever, touching and funny” ,★★★★★ Mirror , ,‘Compelling, beautifully constructed.’ ,★★★★ Guardian , ,‘A charming show.’ ★★★★ Sunday Times , ,‘Few comedians … make a room as warm as (she) does.’ ,★★★★ Times , ,‘Plenty of big laughs and bizarre anecdotes.’ ,★★★★ Evening Standard , ,‘Plenty of wry wit.’ ,★★★★ Time Out , ,‘Consistently funny, personal, and a slyly powerful show...this certainly is the show of a winner.’ ,★★★★ ½ Chortle ,

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<p>Foster’s Edinburgh Comedy Award- Best Newcomer 2015 and Chortle Best Newcomer 2015 winner, takes her brand new show on tour this autumn. </p> <p>Join one of the fastest rising stars in comedy as she attempts to tackle her inner and outer demons in this hilarious and very personal show.</p> <p>Sofie has appeared on BBC2’s <em>Live from the <span class="caps">BBC</span></em>, Comedy Central’s <em>Russell Howard’s Stand Up Central</em>, Radio 4’s <em>The Now Show</em> amongst many others. Her popular <em>Guilty Feminist</em> podcast has reached 250,000 downloads.</p> <p>Directed by Dec Munro</p> <p><strong>Running Time:</strong> 60 mins<br /> <strong>Age recommendation:</strong> 16+</p> ]]>
0000-00-00T00:00:00 2017-05-06T20:30:00
<![CDATA[The Comedian’s Comedian Podcast with Stuart Goldsmith ]]> Soho Downstairs 0.00000000 0.00000000

Mon 20 Feb, 8 May, 5 June 2017, 7.30pm

£10

Lead Quote: *'An endlessly riveting listen.'* ,Guardian

Reviews: *'An endlessly riveting listen.'* ,Guardian , ,*'The British answer to Maron.'* ,Independent

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<p>Shining a light on the most furtive creative secrets of your favourite comics and interrogating their joke writing process in depth.<br /> Previous guests include <em>Russell Howard</em>, <em>Bill Burr</em> and <em>Jimmy Carr</em>. Chortle Internet Award nominee, 2013, 2014 &amp; 2015 and over 6 million downloads worldwide.</p> <p><strong>Guests:</strong></p> <p>20 Feb – Paul Chowdhry<br /> 8 May – Jeremy Hardy<br /> 5 June – Jo Brand</p> <p><a href="http://www.comedianscomedian.com/">comedianscomedian.com</a></p> <p><strong>Running Time:</strong> 60 mins<br /> <strong>Age Recommendation:</strong> 16+</p> ]]>
2017-01-23T19:30:00 2017-06-05T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Uncaged]]> Soho Upstairs 0.00000000 0.00000000

Mon 8 May 2017, 8pm

£10 (£8)

Lead Quote: *'Mesmerising.'* ,Sunday Times

Reviews: *'Mesmerising.'* ,Sunday Times

Playwright: Michael Harvey

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<p><strong><span class="caps">FAIRYTALES</span> <span class="caps">FOR</span> <span class="caps">GROWN</span>-<span class="caps">UPS</span> &#8211; <span class="caps">UNCAGED</span></strong></p> <p><strong><span class="caps">PERFORMANCE</span> <span class="caps">STORYTELLING</span> BY <span class="caps">MICHAEL</span> <span class="caps">HARVEY</span></strong></p> <p>A wild man in a cage is holding the exact thing you&#8217;ve been looking for, and you don&#8217;t have the key&#8230;<br /> In a charm-your-socks-off performance, Michael Harvey brings us a story of uncaged wonder and transformation, complete with cross-dressing, a huge hairy man, attempted seduction, and a plot that twists and turns.<br /> This story comes from a place where everyday life and the fantastic collide – somewhere simultaneously earthy, ethereal and real. Michael unearths a Breton version of a famous Grimms fairytale which will blow your mind. Hang on to your hats &#8211; this one’s a corker!</p> <p><span class="caps">MICHAEL</span> <span class="caps">HARVEY</span> tells stories throughout the UK, Europe, North and South America. A highly popular festival performer, his repertoire is international in nature. He draws particular inspiration from the Welsh oral heritage and landscape and combines depth of material with lightness of delivery, minted fresh for every audience. In 2011 he was awarded a Major Creative Wales Award and is currently taking part in the third Lab at La Maison du Conte in Paris. In 2012 he won a <span class="caps">BASE</span> Award for Hunting the Giant’s Daughter and the same team is on tour again with a new show inspired by Welsh mythology Dreaming the Night Field. Michael&#8217;s book, ‘O Pássaro e os Dois Mundos’, a Scottish firebird story in Portuguese illustrated by Renata Bueno, is published in Brazil, by Larousse. He is the author of the Amazon kindle bestseller Celtic Folktales of Wales. www.michaelharvey.org</p> <p><strong>Age Recommendation:</strong> 14+<br /> <strong>Running Time:</strong> 60 mins</p> ]]>
2017-05-08T20:00:00 2017-05-08T20:00:00
<![CDATA[Jonny & The Baptists: Eat The Poor]]> Soho Downstairs 0.00000000 0.00000000

Mon 8 - Wed 10 May 2017, 9.30pm

From £10

Lead Quote: *'The political edge of 80s alternative comedy – a pop-soul voice to win X Factor'* ,Stewart Lee, Observer

Reviews: *'Wickedly amusing'* ,★★★★ Times , ,*'Spirited comedy... broad, daft & punchy'* ,★★★★ Guardian , ,*'Superbly crafted... very funny'* ,★★★★ Metro , ,*'Uproarious satire from a double-act at the height of their powers'* ,★★★★ Stage , ,*'The political edge of 80s alternative comedy – a pop-soul voice to win X Factor'* ,Stewart Lee, Observer ,

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<p>Three quarters of MPs are millionaires. A third of the country lives below the poverty line. Whatever your politics, Jonny &amp; the Baptists think it&#8217;s worth talking about.</p> <p>Fresh from a smash hit Edinburgh Fringe premiere, <em>Eat The Poor</em> is a riotously funny musical comedy about inequality, revolution, friendship and betrayal. Join acclaimed musical comedians Jonny &amp; the Baptists – stars of Radio 4’s <em>The Now Show</em> and <em><span class="caps">BBC</span> Live at Television Centre</em> – for an epic tale of modern Britain.</p> <p>Setting out to explore the gap between rich and poor, Jonny &amp; the Baptists’ lives turn upside down when Jonny betrays Paddy for financial gain. As Jonny enjoys the highlife with Andrew Lloyd Webber and Jerry Hall, Paddy falls into homelessness and despair.</p> <p><strong>Running Time:</strong> 60 mins<br /> <strong>Age Recommendation:</strong> 14+</p> ]]>
2017-05-08T21:30:00 2017-05-10T21:30:00
<![CDATA[In Tents and Purposes]]> Soho Upstairs 0.00000000 0.00000000

Tue 9 & Wed 10 May 2017, 7pm

£15 (£12.50)

Reviews: ‘A breath of fresh air.’ THE TIMES , ,‘Daft enjoyable meta-theatre comedy.’ THE GUARDIAN , ,‘An hour well spent in the company of two future stars.’ ,SUNDAY MAIL , ,‘Very funny stuff and the performances are excellent.’ ,DAILY MAIL , ,‘Two exceptionally talented performers.’ ,COLIN MOCHRIE (Whose Line Is It Anyway?) , ,‘What's the plural of genius? These two are that word.’ ,PATERSON JOSEPH (Johnson - C4'S Peep Show) , ,‘A funny and fiendishly clever bast of theatrical fresh air.’ ,MAX AND IVAN , , ,

Playwright: Roxy Dunn

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<p>Ten years. Two Friends. One fortune-teller. </p> <p>Following their ★★★★★ sell-out run at the Edinburgh Fringe, Roxy Dunn (C4’s Babylon, <span class="caps">BBC</span> Three’s Top Coppers) and Alys Metcalf (Olivier Award-winning The Play That Goes Wrong) compete with their egos to tell a comic, time-hopping story, exploring whether our lives are predetermined or shaped by our choices.</p> <p><strong>Age Recommendation:</strong> 16+<br /> <strong>Running Time:</strong> 60 mins</p> ]]>
2017-05-09T19:00:00 2017-05-10T19:00:00
<![CDATA[John-Luke Roberts Builds A Monster]]> Soho Upstairs 0.00000000 0.00000000

Tue 9 - Sat 13 May 2017, 9pm

From £10

Lead Quote: *'This is alternative comedy close to its pinnacle.* ,★★★★ Chortle

Reviews: *'This is alternative comedy close to its pinnacle.* ,★★★★ Chortle , ,*'A show as bafflingly stupid as this should rightly divide an audience down the middle, but through some strange alchemy the crowd absolutely lap it up... a consistently hilarious hour of measured madness.'* ,★★★★ List , ,*'Often baffling, but invariably brilliantly funny.'* ,★★★★ Fest ,

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<p>Cult-favourite-absurdist-comic John-Luke Roberts returns to the Soho Theatre with some little rubber tentacles, a heap of jokes, and this hilario-terrifying weirdo of a show. An actual monster from the world of nightmares has a stab at a comedy hour. Be afraid: he is.</p> <p>John-Luke Roberts is the co-creator and host of <em>The Alternative Comedy Memorial Society</em>, and co-writer of UK Gold sitcom <em>Bull</em> starring Maureen Lipman and Robert Lindsay. Trained by PhillippeGaulier.</p> <p><strong>Running Time:</strong> 60 mins<br /> <strong>Age Recommendation:</strong> 16+</p> ]]>
2017-05-09T21:00:00 2017-05-13T21:00:00
<![CDATA[LETTERS TO WINDSOR HOUSE]]> Soho Upstairs 0.00000000 0.00000000

Thu 11 - Sat 13 May 2017, 7.00pm

From £12

Lead Quote: *‘Hilarious and heartbreaking.’* ,★★★★ Sunday Times ,

Reviews: *'A distinctive style of music-hall agitprop theatre imbued with wit and heart'* ,★★★★ Times , ,*‘Pertinent social theatre’* , ★★★★ Guardian , ,*‘Brave and bruising’* ,★★★★ The Stage , ,*‘A painfully funny look at the housing crisis... a show that’s a kind of twenty-first-century ‘Withnail & I’'* ,★★★★ Time Out , ,*'Clever, hilarious and thoughtful...fierce original songs with a hard edge of pure punk'* ,★★★★ Scotsman ,

Playwright: Sh!t Theatre

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<p><strong><span class="caps">FRINGE</span> <span class="caps">FIRST</span> <span class="caps">AWARD</span> <span class="caps">WINNER</span> 2016</strong> <br /> <strong>One of the Time Out Top 10 Theatre Picks of 2016</strong></p> <p>A loophole in the Postal Services Act says you can open other people’s mail under certain circumstances. This is that certain circumstance…</p> <p>The multi award-winning Sh!t Theatre follow up their smash-hit show <em>Women’s Hour</em> with their Fringe First award-winning and Total Theatre award-nominated <em>Letters to Windsor House</em>. </p> <p>With songs, politics, dodgy landlords and detective work, the national housing crisis gets deeply personal in a ‘clever, hilarious and thoughtful’ (★★★★ Scotsman) show for Generation Rent. </p> <p>Watch the trailer <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uo_fOPYnEhg&amp;feature=youtu.be"><span class="caps">HERE</span></a></p> <p>Commissioned by Harlow Playhouse<br /> Supported by Camden People’s Theatre. </p> <p><strong>Running Time:</strong> 60 mins<br /> <strong>Age Recommendation:</strong> 16+</p> ]]>
2017-01-31T19:15:00 2017-05-13T19:00:00
<![CDATA[Mae Martin & Friends ]]> Soho Downstairs 0.00000000 0.00000000

Fri 12 May 2017, 11.30pm

£12.50

Lead Quote: *'An intelligent bag of cartoonish energy.’* ,★★★★★ Mirror

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<p>Mae Martin (‘An intelligent bag of cartoonish energy’ ★★★★★ Mirror) presents her renowned anarchic new material night.</p> <p>With help from the audience it promises to be a sloppy, raucous, and unforgettable night.</p> <p>Line ups <span class="caps">TBC</span>.</p> <p><strong>Age Recommendation:</strong> 16+<br /> <strong>Running Time:</strong> 80 mins </p> ]]>
2017-05-12T23:30:00 2017-05-12T23:30:00
<![CDATA[Michael McIntyre: Work in Progress ]]> Soho Downstairs 0.00000000 0.00000000

Mon 15 May 2017, 7.30pm

£15

Lead Quote: On Sale to Soho Theatre Friends: Mon 20 Feb 10am ,General Sale: Mon 20 Feb 12pm

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<p>Michael McIntyre returns, testing new material in this work in progress performance.</p> <p><strong>Age recommendation:</strong> 16+<br /> <strong>Running Time:</strong> 60 mins</p> ]]>
2017-05-15T19:30:00 2017-05-15T19:30:00
<![CDATA[David Elms: Goody Boy]]> Soho Upstairs 0.00000000 0.00000000

Mon 15 & Tue 16 May 2017, 9pm

£12.50

Lead Quote: *'As if someone has squeezed all the sweet and nice out of Stewart Lee and made a whole new comic with it.'* ,★★★★ Scotsman

Reviews: *'As if someone has squeezed all the sweet and nice out of Stewart Lee and made a whole new comic with it.'* ,★★★★ Scotsman , ,*'A born performer.'* ,★★★★ List , ,*'For the first time in God knows how long, here is a musical comic who offers something that feels entirely new.'* ,Guardian , ,*'Elms is creating an alternate aesthetic that values the quiet and thoughtful over the loud and brash.'* ,Steve Bennett, Chortle , ,*'The comedic equivalent of having a big mug of tea on a rainy day: warming and worth it.'* ,★★★★ Broadway Baby ,

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<p>Lucky pup Elms is back chasing his tail again; this time he&#8217;s learning about sacrifice, guilt, and, as always, love. </p> <p>Musical Comedian of the Year 2014. As seen in <em>Mr Swallow- Houdini</em>, <em>Adam Riches is Coach Coach</em>, and TV&#8217;s <em>Borderline</em>. </p> <p><strong>Running Time:</strong> 60 mins<br /> <strong>Age Recommendation:</strong> 16+</p> ]]>
2017-05-15T21:00:00 2017-05-16T21:00:00
<![CDATA[BLUSH]]> Soho Upstairs 0.00000000 0.00000000

Tue 16 May - Sat 3 Jun 2017, 7pm & Sat Matinee 3.30pm

From £10

Lead Quote: *'Essential viewing.'* ,★★★★★ WhatsOnStage

Reviews: *'Essential viewing.'* ,★★★★★ WhatsOnStage , ,*'Vital and timely show.'* ,★★★★★ Broadway Baby , ,*'Zips along at a thrillerish pace.'* ,★★★★Time Out , ,*'A sobering hour.'* ,★★★★ Evening Standard , ,*'Riveting.'* ,★★★★ Times , ,*'Powerful and important theatre.'* ,★★★★Telegraph , ,*'Pitch-perfect.'* ,★★★★ Scotsman ,

Playwright: Charlotte Josephine

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<p><strong>Winner: The Stage Edinburgh Award</strong></p> <p><em>‘She just needs to understand that it&#8217;s not her fault, that she&#8217;s not to blame, that she&#8217;s not a slut.&#8217;</em></p> <p>Three women and two men swim in shame. <br /> Everyone&#8217;s exposed. <br /> Everyone wants revenge. <br /> No one&#8217;s talking about it. </p> <p>Five candid stories about revenge porn and all its many victims. <br /> <em><span class="caps">BLUSH</span></em> is a slap in the face and a call to arms.</p> <p>Following a sell-out run at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Charlotte Josephine, co-founder of Snuff Box Theatre presents her third play following the success of her award-winning <em>Bitch Boxer</em> which received five stars from Guardian and Times.</p> <p>Directed by Ed Stambollouian, (<em>Awkward Conversations with Animals I’ve Fucked</em> and <em>Old Vic 12</em>).<br /> Performed by Snuff Box Theatre’s co-founder Daniel Foxsmith.</p> <p>Presented in association with Sphinx Theatre and supported by the Peggy Ramsay Foundation and Unity Theatre.</p> <p><strong>Running Time:</strong> 60 mins<br /> <strong>Age Recommendation:</strong> 16+</p> ]]>
2017-05-16T19:00:00 2017-06-04T15:30:00
<![CDATA[Goose: Hydroberserker]]> Soho Downstairs 0.00000000 0.00000000

Tue 16 - Sat 20 May 2017, 7.30pm

From £10

Lead Quote: *'Brilliant stuff... a niftily constructed, frenetical hour.'* ,★★★★ Guardian

Reviews: *'Brilliant stuff... a niftily constructed, frenetical hour.'* ,★★★★ Guardian , ,*'Excellent crafted... quickfire jokes, rich call-backs and expensive stunts rattle past.'* ,★★★★ Sunday Times , ,*'Irrepressibly funny... it's phenomenal... just go.'* ,★★★★★ Fest , ,*'A frenetic, ambitious spectacle... superb.'* ,★★★★ Skinny , ,*'Crams more gags into a show than any other.'* ,★★★★★ TV Bomb , ,*'Bloody good... meticulously crafted.'* ,★★★★★ One4Review , ,*'Precision-engineered chaos.'* ,★★★★ Broadway Baby , ,*'Hilariously unique.'* ,★★★★ EdFestMag , ,*'Will split your sides and pull at your heart strings.'* ,★★★★ ThreeWeeks , ,

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<p>One of the best reviewed acts of the last two Edinburgh Festivals. Strobe-speed sketch-pinball from a corybantic one-man cartoon. Live band, obviously. Award-winning, less obviously. As seen on Comedy Central and <span class="caps">BBC</span> Three.</p> <p><strong>Running Time:</strong> 60 mins<br /> <strong>Age Recommendation:</strong> 16+</p> ]]>
2017-05-16T19:30:00 2017-05-20T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Goodbear]]> Soho Upstairs 0.00000000 0.00000000

Weds 17 - Sat 20 May 2017, 9pm

From £10

Lead Quote: *‘Very funny’* ,★★★★ Telegraph

Reviews: *‘Very funny’* ,★★★★ Telegraph , ,*‘Slick, classy performances. Ones to watch for sure.’* ,★★★★ Chortle , ,*‘A hilarity that deserves to be experienced.'* ,★★★★★ Ed Fest Magazine , ,*‘The writing is exceptional.’* ,★★★★★ A Younger Theatre , ,*‘Incredible.’* ,★★★★ List , ,*‘Magnetic.’* ,★★★★ Skinny , ,*‘Side-Splittingly funny.’* ,★★★★ Three Weeks , ,*‘Excellent.’* ,Edinburgh 2016: The Shows we recommend – Guardian ,

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<p>Five-Star comedy sketch duo Goodbear bring their critically acclaimed Edinburgh show to us.</p> <p>Accompanied by an original score, Joe Barnes and Henry Perryment take us through a day in the life of hilarious and extraordinary characters from across the globe. </p> <p><strong>Running Time:</strong> 60 mins<br /> <strong>Age Recommendation:</strong> 16+</p> ]]>
2017-05-17T21:00:00 2017-05-20T21:00:00
<![CDATA[VBA Workshop with James Graham: Structure and Storytelling ]]>

Sat 20 May 2017, 10am

£30

Lead Quote: *The Verity Bargate Award 2017*

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<p>Need some tips for structuring your story? This intensive workshop, led by James Graham, will help you hone your storytelling skills as the Verity Bargate Award submissions window approaches. </p> <p>James Graham is a playwright and screenwriter. At the Soho Theatre, his work has included <em>Monster Raving Loony</em> in 2016 (with Plymouth Theatre Royal) and Tory Boyz (with National Youth Theatre, 2008). Other theatre includes <em>This House</em> (West End, 2016; National Theatre 2012), which was nominated for the Evening Standard and the Olivier Best Play award; <em>Privacy</em> (Public Theater New York, 2016; Donmar Warehouse, 2014); <em>The Vote</em>, which was broadcast live from the Donmar Warehouse on More4 on the night of the general election 2015; <em>Finding Neverland</em> on Broadway 2015; <em>The Angry Brigade</em> (Paines Plough and Bush Theatre 2015); <em>The Whisky Taster</em> (Bush Theatre, 2010). </p> <p>On screen, his single film <em>Coalition</em> (Channel 4) was broadcast in the run up to the election in 2015. His first feature film <em>X+Y</em> was selected for both the Toronto International and the London Film Festival in 2014 before its international release in cinemas in 2015.</p> <p>*A limited number of bursaries are available for this event, for those receiving Job Seeker’s Allowance, welfare benefits, or participants who are in need of access support. Please contact Deirdre@sohotheatre.com for details. </p> <p><strong>Runnign Time:</strong> 180 mins</p> ]]>
2017-05-20T10:00:00 2017-05-20T10:00:00
<![CDATA[Scott Gibson: Life After Death ]]> Soho Upstairs 0.00000000 0.00000000

Mon 22 – Sat 27 May 2017, 8.45pm

Mon – Thu £14 (£12), Fri – Sat£16 (£14)

Lead Quote: *‘You need to remember his name because he’s going to be big… Scott Gibson is one to watch – both at the Fringe and in years to come.’* ,★★★★★ Mirror

Reviews: *‘A natural gifted storyteller’* Frankie Boyle , ,*‘You need to remember his name because he’s going to be big… Scott Gibson is one to watch – both at the Fringe and in years to come.’* ,★★★★★ Mirror , ,*‘Gibson strings together a fantastic hour of stand-up and storytelling. You’ll be left howling throughout his set – this guy has no shortage of talent.’* ,★★★★★ Broadway Baby , ,*‘Gibson [has] a real savour for the comedy of life’s unglamorous underside – you’ll be thoroughly entertained.’* ,★★★★ Guardian , ,*‘A big, bold, belter of a debut. Riotously funny... his storytelling skills are undoubtedly degree level standard.’* ,★★★★ Herald , ,*‘The most I’ve laughed this week is in Scott Gibson’s snortingly hilarious hour... a superb debut hour – a huge number of laughs from beginning to end.’* ,★★★★ Chortle ,

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<p><strong><span class="caps">WINNER</span>: <span class="caps">LASTMINUTE</span>.COM <span class="caps">EDINBURGH</span> <span class="caps">COMEDY</span> <span class="caps">AWARDS</span> – <span class="caps">BEST</span> <span class="caps">NEWCOMER</span> 2016</strong></p> <p>One summer, Scott Gibson returned from a friend’s stag weekend in Blackpool and his brain exploded – he had suffered a massive brain hemorrhage. So, Scott did what any self-respecting Glaswegian man would do: he went back to bed and slept for 4 days, eventually waking up to discover he was now blind in one eye.</p> <p>Life After Death tells the story of the three weeks that changed Scott’s life forever. From Blackpool to Glasgow to the Neurology Capital of Europe (…Govan), Scott Gibson’s debut is at once a darkly hysterical and inspiring show, delivered with the trademark filthy charisma that Scott has rapidly become renowned for. <em>Life After Death</em> is a tale of love and pain, and fear and hope. It’s about overcoming insurmountable odds, and how comedy can bring you back to life.</p> <p><strong>Running Time:</strong> 60 mins<br /> <strong>Age Recommendation:</strong> 16+</p> ]]>
2017-05-22T20:45:00 2017-05-27T20:45:00
<![CDATA[Fred Macaulay: Live]]> Soho Downstairs 0.00000000 0.00000000

Tue 23 May 2017, 7.30pm

£15 (£13)

Lead Quote: *‘Fred is one of the best Stand-Ups Britain has ever produced.’* ,Richard Osman

Reviews: *‘Fred is one of the best Stand-Ups Britain has ever produced.’* ,Richard Osman

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<p>Having presented the very funny and eventful MacAulay and Co on <span class="caps">BBC</span> Radio Scotland for almost 18 years and with a string of TV appearances since 1995, Fred’s on air witticisms and on screen reputation are drawn from years of experience on the live circuit, including a stint as the first ever-Scottish compere at the Comedy Store in London.</p> <p>Fred’s numerous appearances on <span class="caps">BBC</span> Radio 4 include <em>I&#8217;m Sorry I Haven&#8217;t a Clue</em>, <em>Just A Minute</em>, <em>The Unbelievable Truth</em> and <em>The News Quiz</em>. He has successfully featured in and presented many programmes for <span class="caps">BBC</span> TV: still fondly remembered for co-hosting the hugely popular talk show <em>McCoist and MacAulay</em>. As well as appearances on <em>Mock the Week</em>, <em>QI</em> and <em>Have I Got News For You</em>. In addition, he was a guest on <em>The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson</em> twice on US television and his performance at The Montreal Comedy Festival has been shown coast to coast in North America.</p> <p>This summer Fred is touring in preparation for his 29th appearance at the Edinburgh Fringe and this will be one of only 2 opportunities to see Fred in England. </p> <p><strong>Age recommendation:</strong> 16+<br /> <strong>Running Time:</strong> 60 mins</p> ]]>
2017-05-23T19:30:00 2017-05-23T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Bilal Zafar: Cakes ]]> Soho Downstairs 0.00000000 0.00000000

Thu 25 - Sat 27 May 2017, 7.30pm

Thu £13 (£11), Fri & Sat £15 (£13)

Lead Quote: *'Rising Muslim comic Bilal Zafar tackles Islamophobia from a disarmingly daft angle. Catch him before he hits the mainstream.'* ,Guardian ,

Reviews: *‘Witty and absorbing…highly entertaining. I look forward to whatever Zafar cooks up next.’* ,Times , ,*'Rising Muslim comic Bilal Zafar tackles Islamophobia from a disarmingly daft angle. Catch him before he hits the mainstream.'* ,Guardian , ,*‘Fascinating and hilarious in equal measure.’* , i-D , ,*‘Zafar really delivers on the absurdity of an escalating social media farce running in parallel with growing prejudice and tensions, joyously exposing the stupidity on all sides.’* ,★★★★ Skinny , ,*‘Endearing, relaxed and naturally funny…hilarious.’* ,★★★★ EdFest Mag ,

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<p><strong><span class="caps">NOMINEE</span>: <span class="caps">LASTMINUTE</span>.COM <span class="caps">EDINBURGH</span> <span class="caps">COMEDY</span> <span class="caps">AWARDS</span> – <span class="caps">BEST</span> <span class="caps">NEWCOMER</span> 2016</strong></p> <p>Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee 2016 and New Act of the Year award winner Bilal Zafar brings us his highly anticipated debut show Cakes.</p> <p>Join Bilal as he takes you on a fascinating and hilarious journey of how his Twitter handle, @zafarcakes, became a focal point for the misguided rage of the global far right when it was mistaken for the account of a Muslim-only bakery. Having provoked the outrage of such defenders of Britishness as Katie Hopkins, <span class="caps">EDL</span> supporters and the Daily Star, Cakes shows how Bilal used humour to respond to the prejudice and abuse increasingly faced by British Muslims today.</p> <p>Bilal joined the company of previous winners such as Joe Wilkinson, Ardal O’Hanlon, Stewart Lee and Londa Smith when he came top of the bill at this year’s New Act of the Year Awards at the Bloomsbury Theatre. </p> <p>In 2015 he was the runner up at the Leicester Square Theatre New Comedian of the Year competition, and has previously written about his faith for The Independent.</p> <p><strong>Running Time:</strong> 60 mins<br /> <strong>Age Recommendation:</strong> 16+</p> ]]>
0000-00-00T00:00:00 2017-05-27T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Roller Diner ]]> Soho Theatre 0.00000000 0.00000000

Fri 26 May – Sat 24 Jun 2017, 7pm

From £10

Lead Quote: *The 2015 Verity Bargate Award Winner by Stephen Jackson*

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<p><strong>Home of the full English Brexit</strong></p> <p>Welcome to Eddie Costello’s Roller Diner &#8211; a faded Brummie beacon of a deep fried American dream. The staff can’t skate and there’s a whiff of burnt sausages and disappointment.</p> <p>So when new waitress Marika arrives from somewhere foreign looking for a slice of a better life, hearts are set alight in a fiery recipe of love, jealousy and murder. </p> <p>A theatrical jukebox sizzling with songs, sexual tension and failed dreams… all served with extra ketchup. </p> <p>Directed by Soho Theatre Artistic Director Steve Marmion, <em>Roller Diner</em> is the professional debut of Birmingham writer Stephen Jackson and the winner of Soho Theatre’s prestigious Verity Bargate Award for new writing.</p> <p>A savage sweet musical comedy, it opens up the heart of middle England and the universal search for a place to call home. </p> ]]>
2017-05-26T19:00:00 2017-06-24T19:00:00
<![CDATA[Tom Neenan: Vaudeville]]> Soho Upstairs 0.00000000 0.00000000

Mon 29 -Weds 31 May 2017, 8.45pm

From £10

Lead Quote: *'Sustained and consistent brilliance'* ,Guardian

Reviews: *'Sustained and consistent brilliance'* ,Guardian , ,*'Very funny... Neenan inhabits the rogues' gallery of characters with great panache'* ,★★★★ Telegraph , ,*'Hilariously chilling.'* ,★★★★ Metro , ,*‘A master class in arch, tongue-in-cheek, but still incredibly clever comedy.’* , ★★★★★ Three Weeks , ,*‘What a comedy-theatre experience should be.’* ,★★★★ List , ,*‘An accomplished show.’* ,★★★★ Skinny , ,★★★★★ Fringe Biscuit ,★★★★ Herald ,★★★★ BroadwayBaby ,★★★★ ArtsAward Voice ,★★★★ DarkChat ,

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<p>Backstage at the Vaudeville Theatre, hear dark and hilarious tales of magic, malevolence and misfortune in this one-man portmanteau horror comedy from master storyteller, comedian and writer Tom Neenan.</p> <p><strong>Running Time:</strong> 60 mins<br /> <strong>Age Recommendation:</strong> 16+</p> ]]>
2017-05-29T20:45:00 2017-05-31T20:45:00
<![CDATA[Stuart Goldsmith: Compared to What]]> Soho Downstairs 0.00000000 0.00000000

Tue 30 May - Sat 3 Jun 2017, 7.30pm

Tue £10, Wed & Thu £13 (£11), Fri & Sat £15 (£13)

Lead Quote: *'A charming, expert stand-up'* ,Sunday Times

Reviews: *'A charming, expert stand-up.'* ,Sunday Times , ,*'Endlessly riveting.'* ,Guardian , ,*'Makes it look easy.'*Chortle ,

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<p>Fresh from appearances on <em>Russell Howard’s Stand Up Central</em> (Comedy Central), <em>As Yet Untitled</em> (Dave) and a month of packed houses at the Edinburgh Fringe, Stuart Goldsmith presents a new hour of funny, not entirely about becoming a parent.</p> <p>The host of the <em>Comedian’s Comedian Podcast</em> (over 6 million downloads) finally shakes off an invigoratingly misspent youth. Finding himself uprooted from his adoptive city and press-ganged into a pastoral existence by a cunning girl, Stu considers the big questions and wonders: how much compromise is too much?</p> <p><strong>Running Time:</strong> 60 mins<br /> <strong>Age Recommendation:</strong> 16+</p> ]]>
2017-05-30T19:30:00 2017-06-03T19:30:00
<![CDATA[KATE LUCAS: WHATEVER HAPPENED TO KATE LUCAS?]]> Soho Upstairs 0.00000000 0.00000000

Thu 1- Sat 3 Jun 2017. 8.45pm

£11

Lead Quote: *‘Comedy perfection.’* ,★★★★★ To Do List

Reviews: *‘Comedy perfection.’* ,★★★★★ To Do List , ,*‘A true musical genius’* ,★★★★ Ed Fest Mag , ,*‘Wickedly naughty and deliciously dark.’* ,★★★★ Broadway Baby , ,*‘Belly laughs and wide-eyed did-she-really-say-that horror.’* ,Fest Magazine , , ,★★★★★ LDN Life ,★★★★ Herald ,★★★★ Broadway Baby ,★★★★ Arts Awards Voice ,★★★★ Shortcom ,

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<p>The incredible Kate Lucas brings her smash hit Edinburgh Fringe show to Soho Theatre. </p> <p>On a particularly dull Tuesday afternoon multi-award winning musical comedian Lucas thought she was moments from death. Join this deliciously dark rising star as she dissects her final thoughts. Expect an hour riddled with what not to say, what not to think and how not to behave.</p> <p>Kate is known for her razor sharp and deliciously dark songs. She combines catchy melodies with original lyrics to showcase her playfully bitter musings on life. In 2014 she took home the title for the prestigious Leicester Mercury New Comedian of the Year and her performances since have been met with huge critical acclaim. With this kind of phenomenal track record, Kate Lucas is most definitely one to watch.</p> <p><strong>Running Time:</strong> 60 mins<br /> <strong>Age Recommendation:</strong> 16+</p> ]]>
2017-06-01T20:45:00 2017-06-03T20:45:00
<![CDATA[The Frog Princess Punked ]]> Soho Upstairs 0.00000000 0.00000000

Mon 5 Jun 2017, 8pm

£10 (£8)

Lead Quote: *'Disgusting! Get out before the doors close!'* ,Guardian

Reviews: *'Disgusting! Get out before the doors close!'* ,Guardian

Playwright: Sally Pomme Clayton

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<p>Crazed Russian fairytale meets punk rock. Ivan is forced to marry a frog. Baba Yaga meets Koschey the Deathless. And the patriarchy is challenged&#8230;</p> <p>Pioneering storyteller Sally Pomme Clayton and an all-girl band weld the noise of punk with a surreal narrative about the perils of annexing the wild, and the wisdom of letting the women loose. Together they create a cacophony of spoken word, song and distortion, amidst a scratch collage of images. It’s gonna be angry. It’s gonna be loud!</p> <p>Music by Georgia Kalogeropoulou &amp; Dawn Rose<br /> Images by Fotios Begklis</p> <p><strong>Age Recommendation:</strong> 14+<br /> <strong>Running Time:</strong> 70 mins</p> ]]>
2017-06-05T20:00:00 2017-06-05T20:00:00
<![CDATA[Aparna Nancherla]]> Soho Downstairs 0.00000000 0.00000000

Tue 6 - Sat 10 Jun 2017, 7.30pm

From £15

Lead Quote: *Featured in Variety’s “Top Ten Comics to Watch 2016.”*

Reviews: *Shorty Nomination for “Best Comedian on Social Media 2016.”* , ,*Vulture’s “50 Comedians You Should Know in 2015.”* , ,*Marie Claire’s “Funniest Women of 2015.”* , ,*Time Magazine’s “140 Top Tweeters of 2014.”* , ,*Jezebel’s “Comedy Queens of 2014.”* , ,*Time Out NY’s “10 Funniest Women in New York.”* , ,*Flavorpill’s “11 Essential Young Comedians in New York City.”* , ,*LA Weekly’s “12 Comedy Acts to Watch.”* , ,*Serial Optimist’s “10 Comics You Must Know.”* , , ,

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<p>Aparna Nancherla is delighted you are here. She’s a comedian of the stand-up variety, but can often be seen sitting. She recently worked as a writer and performer for <em>Late Night with Seth Meyers</em> on <span class="caps">NBC</span>. You can also catch her on the current season of <em>Inside Amy Schumer</em> on Comedy Central and in Judd Apatow’s <em>Love</em> on Netflix.</p> <p>Other credits include writer and performer on <em>Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell</em> and appearances on <em>Conan</em>, <em>Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail</em>, <em>@midnight</em>, <em>Adam Devine’s House Party</em>, <em>Last Comic Standing</em>, and <em>Night Train with Wyatt Cenac</em>. She has also done videos for Above Average, Refinery29, Funny or Die, Slate V, and <span class="caps">MTV</span> Other. </p> <p>Aparna has accumulated a list of ‘top comedian’ lists and awards including: Variety’s “Top Ten Comics to Watch 2016,” Shorty Nomination for “Best Comedian on Social Media 2016,” Vulture’s “50 Comedians You Should Know in 2015,” Marie Claire’s “Funniest Women of 2015,” Time Magazine’s “140 Top Tweeters of 2014,” Jezebel’s “Comedy Queens of 2014,” Time Out NY’s “10 Funniest Women in New York,” Flavorpill’s “11 Essential Young Comedians in New York City,” LA Weekly’s “12 Comedy Acts to Watch” and Serial Optimist’s “10 Comics You Must Know.”</p> <p><strong>Running Time:</strong> 60 mins<br /> <strong>Age recommendation</strong> 16+</p> ]]>
2017-06-06T19:30:00 2017-06-10T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Zoe Lyons: Little Misfit]]> Soho Upstairs 0.00000000 0.00000000

Thu 8 - Sat 10 Jun 2017, 9.15pm

From £15

Lead Quote: *'Lyons has what it takes to delight any crowd.'* ,Guardian

Reviews: *'Lyons has what it takes to delight any crowd.'* ,Guardian , ,*'Confident and razor sharp.'* ,Observer , ,*'Quick fire observational gags delivered with utter conviction.'* ,Chortle , ,*'Proper laugh out loud one liners.'* ,Herald ,

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<p>Zoe hits the road with a brand new show after a year that has seen her appear on Live at the Apollo (BBC2), The John Bishop show (BBC1) and win the Chortle Best comic award. </p> <p>You might also recognise her from_ Alan Davies as Yet Untitled_, and her regular stints on <em>Mock the Week</em> and <em>The News Quiz</em>.<br /> Not bad for a girl who has never really felt part of the gang. She was the awkward gay kid at school with a different accent and quite a severe bout of alopecia. Never easy for a girl to fit in if she is sporting a massive comb over while harbouring secret desires for Charlies Angels (The blonde one mostly, but with a comb over, who can afford to be fussy?).</p> <p>Thankfully Zoe has reached that point in her life when the thought of actually fitting in would be utterly terrifying. She doesn’t want to be in anybody’s gang, she is now far happier being a Little Misfit.</p> <p><strong>Age Recommendation:</strong> 16+<br /> <strong>Running Time:</strong> 60 mins</p> ]]>
2017-06-08T21:15:00 2017-06-10T21:15:00
<![CDATA[Ursula Martinez: Free Admission Tour 2017]]>

Lead Quote: *‘One of theatre’s most nonconformist talents.'* ,Guardian

Reviews: *‘One of theatre’s most nonconformist talents.'* ,Guardian , ,*‘Catherine Tate meets Marina Abramovic.’* ,Time Out , ,*‘A charmingly transgressive solo performer... A wryly honest, endearingly vulnerable comedienne.’* ,★★★★ Times , ,★★★★ Evening Standard ,

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<p>The Olivier Award-winning performance provocateur is back on her dirty soap box.</p> <p>Following on from the success of My Stories, Your Emails, Olivier Award-winning performance provocateur Ursula Martinez is back on her dirty soapbox.</p> <p>In the current social-media obsessed climate of self-promotion, Martinez brings her unique style of positive self-deprecation, baring her soul (and possibly more), in an attempt to understand the absurdity of modern living.</p> <p>A show that celebrates the inconsistencies and contradictions that make us human, whilst having a dig at some of the mess that is of our own making.</p> <p>Directed by Mark Whitelaw<br /> Co-commissioned by SouthBank and Fierce</p> <h2>Tour Venues</h2> <p>Project Arts Centre, Dublin<br /> Fri 9 &amp; Sat 10 Jun<br /> <a href="http://projectartscentre.ie/event/ursula-martinez-free-admission/">Book Here</a></p> Arts Centre, Colchester Wed 14 Jun <p>Birmingham Rep<br /> Thu 15 &#8211; Sat 17 Jun<br /> <a href="https://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/whats-on/ursula-martinez-free-admission.html">Book Here</a></p> <p>Reading South Street Arts Centre<br /> Wed 21 Jun</p> <p>Soho Theatre<br /> Mon 26 Jun – Sat 1 Jul<br /> <a href="http://sohotheatre.com/whats-on/ursula-martinez-free-admission-2017/">Book Here</a></p> ]]>
2017-06-09T00:00:00 2017-06-21T00:00:00
<![CDATA[Lady Bunny in Trans-Jester!]]> Soho Downstairs 0.00000000 0.00000000

Mon 12 Jun - Sat 1 Jul 2017, 9.30pm

From £12

Lead Quote: *‘Crap-your-pants funny… poking merciless fun at PC norms’* ,Out.com

Reviews: *'Eye-wateringly funny... the existence of Lady Bunny makes the world outside seem a little less threatening.'* ,Tribune , ,*‘Crap-your-pants funny… poking merciless fun at PC norms’* ,Out.com , ,*‘A scream for sanity from the nastiest, most big-hearted comic around'* ,John Cameron Mitchell , ,*'A gag-worthy show you can’t miss'* ,Huffington Post Gay Voices ,

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<p><strong>&#8216;We&#8217;ve become so politically correct that they just made Dick Van Dyke change his name to Penis Von Lesbian.&#8217;</strong><br /> Lady Bunny</p> <p>Foul-mouthed drag legend Lady Bunny usually shies away from politics – because it&#8217;s one hell of a train wreck right now. But she doesn’t shy away from gender politics. </p> <p>From the new pronoun we&#8217;re forced to learn every time Will Smith&#8217;s son puts on a dress, to Caitlyn Jenner reaching out to Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz to become his ‘trans ambassador’, Bunny feels that it&#8217;s time for the gloves to come off.</p> <p>Featuring new parodies of Adele, <em>Rent</em> and Bruno Mars punctuated by some actually insightful social commentary (well, she thinks so anyway).</p> <p>Trashing the current overemphasis on political correctness, Bunny breaks down some of the latest buzzwords that we&#8217;re all supposed to remember for every occasion. </p> <p>The self proclaimed ‘pig in wig’ brings her trademark huge hair to astound and offend – prepare to be challenged.</p> <p><strong>Running Time:</strong> 90 mins<br /> <strong>Age Recommendation:</strong> 16+</p> ]]>
2017-02-14T21:30:00 2017-07-01T21:30:00
<![CDATA[GROOMED]]> Soho Upstairs 0.00000000 0.00000000

Tue 13 Jun - Sat 1 Jul 2017, 7.15pm. Matinees, 4pm.

From £10

Lead Quote: *'With exemplary honesty Patrick Sandford sheds much needed light on some dark places.'* ,★★★★ Michael Billington, Guardian

Reviews: *'With exemplary honesty Patrick Sandford sheds much needed light on some dark places.'* ,★★★★ Michael Billington, Guardian , ,*'The acting is superb... this important piece tackling abuse, self worth, man, woman, old, young, me and you, needs to be seen.'* ,★★★★★ Arts Award Voice , ,*'One of the most moving pieces I have ever seen. I left the theatre educated and entertained, the rarest combination.'* ,Sandi Toksvig , ,*'It's extraordinary , important... you have such a light touch as a performer, so engaging and accessible.'* ,Audience member ,

Playwright: Patrick Sandford

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<p><strong>Brighton Festival Fringe 2016 Winner of 3 Awards including Outstanding Theatre and Best of the Festival.</strong></p> <p>How can a Truth be told?<br /> How can a Secret be spoken?</p> <p>A betrayed schoolboy, a Japanese soldier, and the inventor of the saxophone. Three gripping narratives show how a story can save your life. </p> <p>Bold, provocative, theatrical; not for a moment depressing. Audiences are spellbound.</p> <p>Written and performed by Patrick Sandford.<br /> Directed by Nancy Meckler.</p> <p><strong>Running Time:</strong> 90 mins (60 minute show, 30 minute post-show discussion. No interval) <br /> <strong>Age Recommendation:</strong> 16+</p> ]]>
2017-06-13T19:15:00 2017-07-01T19:15:00
<![CDATA[Jack Rooke: Good Grief ]]> Soho Downstairs 0.00000000 0.00000000

Tue 13 – Sat 17 Jun 2017, 7.30pm

From £12.50

Lead Quote: *'Engaging, frank and humorous.'* ,New York Times

Reviews: *'Engaging, frank and humorous.'* , New York Times , ,*'Good Grief wins you over with openness and hilarity.'* ,Lyn Gardner, Guardian , ,*Rooke is a delight to spend an hour with, cheerily but sensitively tackling the most painful of subjects and finding hope in them.'* ,★★★★ Scotsman , ,*'A mesmerising whirlpool of cleverly-written, tenderly shocking and awfully funny anecdotes'* ,★★★★★ Gay Times

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<p>With a coffin full of sympathy snacks, Jack Rooke and his 85-year old Nan Sicely invite you to the happiest town in Britain, where Dad’s dead and the only thing to eat is lasagne. </p> <p>Celebrating finding happiness after tragedy, Rooke’s critically acclaimed debut blends comedy, storytelling and film to explore how we treat the bereaved and the state of welfare for grieving families.</p> <p>Another compelling production from Soho Theatre, <em>Good Grief</em> was shortlisted for the Best Show by an Emerging Artist in the Total Theatre Awards 2015. </p> <p>Jack Rooke is a comedian, writer and regular panellist on <span class="caps">BBC</span> Radio 1’s <em>The Surgery</em>. He has presented a <span class="caps">BBC</span> Radio 4 comedy adaptation of <em>Good Grief</em> and his own <span class="caps">BBC</span> Three documentary about happiness, due to air in early 2017.</p> <p>Directed by Gabriel Bisset-Smith<br /> Initial development by Leisa Rea</p> <p><strong>Running Time:</strong> 60 mins<br /> <strong>Age Recommendation:</strong> 14+</p> ]]>
2017-06-13T19:30:00 2017-06-17T19:30:00
<![CDATA[VBA Workshop with Vinay Patel: Finishing Touches ]]>

Thu 15 Jun 2017, 6.30pm

£30

Lead Quote: *The Verity Bargate Award 2017*

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<p>Need some inspiration as the Verity Bargate Award deadline approaches? Vinay Patel shares his top tips for redrafting and applying the finishing touches to your script. </p> <p>Vinay Patel is a playwright &amp; screenwriter. His debut play, <em>True Brits</em>, premiered at the Edinburgh Fringe 2014, before transferring to the Bush Theatre and Vault Festival. The follow up, <em>Free Fall</em>, ran at the Pleasance Islington in October 2014 and was nominated for three Off West End Awards. His first piece for television, <em>Murdered By My Father</em>, was released on BBC3 in March 2016, to critical acclaim, and was repeated on BBC1. For this, he was selected as a 2016 <span class="caps">BAFTA</span> Breakthrough Brit.</p> <p>He is currently under commission to the Bush Theatre, as well as developing projects for the <span class="caps">BBC</span>, <span class="caps">ITV</span> and the <span class="caps">BFI</span>.</p> <p>*A limited number of bursaries are available for this event, for those receiving Job Seeker’s Allowance, welfare benefits, or participants who are in need of access support. Please contact Deirdre@sohotheatre.com for details. </p> <p><strong>Running Time:</strong> 180 mins</p> ]]>
2017-06-15T18:30:00 2017-06-15T18:30:00
<![CDATA[Rose Matafeo Is Finally Dead ]]> Soho Upstairs 0.00000000 0.00000000

Thu 15- Sat 17 Jun 2017, 9.15pm

£14 (£12)

Lead Quote: *‘This debut solo show is one of the undoubted highlights of the Fringe.’* ,★★★★★ Telegraph

Reviews: *‘The whole thing feels as fresh and invigorating as an ice-cold bottle of Steinlager. This debut solo show is one of the undoubted highlights of the Fringe.’* ,★★★★★ Telegraph , ,★★★★ ,Times , ,*‘A blizzard of youthful energy in one of the Fringe’s most memorable comedy debuts.’* ,Guardian ,

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<p>Following on from her sell out debut Soho Theatre shows earlier this year, Rose Matafeo returns to put the fun back into funeral. Unhappy with the fact she won’t be around for the best celebration of her life, Rose is giving herself the send-off she deserves while she’s still on earth.</p> <p>Sell-out show at the Edinburgh Fringe, New Zealand and International comedy Festivals. </p> <p>As seen on <em>Have I Got News For You</em>, (BBC1), <em>Jono and Ben at Ten</em> (TV3, NZ), writer and star of <em>Funny Girls</em>(TV3). </p> <p><strong>Running Time:</strong> 60 mins<br /> <strong>Age Recommendation:</strong> 16+</p> ]]>
2017-06-15T21:15:00 2017-06-17T21:15:00
<![CDATA[Zazu: Raisins To Stay Alive]]> Soho Upstairs 0.00000000 0.00000000

Mon 19 - Thur 22 Jun 2017, 9.15pm

From £10

Lead Quote: *'A playful delight…stylish and bizarre throughout.'* ,★★★★★ Edfringe Review

Reviews: *'A playful delight…stylish and bizarre throughout.'* ,★★★★★ Edfringe Review , ,*'Surreal, quirky recurring characters realised by a keen & talented cast.'* ,★★★★★ ThreeWeeks , ,*'The surrealism is well built and admirably sustained…Quick and clever'* ,★★★★ Broadway baby , ,*WINNER OF THREE WEEKS EDITORS CHOICE AWARD 2016* ,

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<p>This is the story of the end of the world.</p> <p>Not this world. Another world.</p> <p>Returning to the Soho Theatre after a previous sell-out run of <em>A Fete Worse Than Death</em> ‘Side splittingly funny’ ★★★★ (Broadway Baby) surreal comedy group zazU present their latest epic and award winning comedy adventure. Step inside their strange alternate reality, richly inhabited by a plethora of strange and deranged characters all played by a cast who have appeared on <span class="caps">BBC</span>, E4, Comedy Central and Dave. It’s all (in the words of Josie Lawrence) ‘very funny’.</p> <p>With 24 hours left to live, this is a tale of forbidden love, a reluctant hero and raisins. In fact, this is everything you might expect from a pre-apocalyptic day in a parallel universe.</p> <p><strong>Running Time:</strong> 60 mins<br /> <strong>Age Recommendation:</strong> 16+</p> ]]>
2017-06-19T21:15:00 2017-06-22T21:15:00
<![CDATA[Jordan Brookes: The Making Of]]> Soho Upstairs 0.00000000 0.00000000

Fri 23 & Sat 24 Jun 2017, 9.15pm

From £12

Lead Quote: *'A breathtaking, hugely original hour.'* ,★★★★★Fest Magazine

Reviews: *'A breathtaking, hugely original hour.'* ,★★★★★Fest Magazine , ,*‘Superbly crafted, he cleverly switches between characters, stand-up and something a little more avant-garde. Easily one of the most creative but funny shows I’ve seen this year.’* ,★★★★★ Mirror , ,*'Caustically funny and surprising… you’re advised to see Brookes fast before word of mouth fills every seat.'* ,★★★★ Scotsman , ,*‘Jordan takes all of the stand-up rules in the book and proceeds to snap them in two. Perfectly and intricately performed.’* ,★★★★ List , ,*‘A compelling performer who doesn’t sacrifice laughs for the sake of artistic stretch.’* ★★★★ Chortle , ,

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<p>One man. One walk. 2016 Chortle Award Best Newcomer nominee Jordan Brookes brings his underground hit show of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2016 to Soho Theatre. ‘A tricksy nugget of meta-comedy’ (Guardian) featuring a bundle of silly faces, uncomfortable poses and unnecessary confessions. </p> <p><strong>Running Time:</strong> 60 mins<br /> <strong>Age recommendation:</strong> 16+</p> ]]>
2017-06-23T21:15:00 2017-06-24T21:15:00
<![CDATA[Ursula Martinez: Free Admission ]]> Soho Theatre 0.00000000 0.00000000

Mon 26 Jun – Sat 1 Jul 2017, 7pm

From £10

Lead Quote: *‘One of theatre’s most nonconformist talents.'* ,Guardian

Reviews: *‘One of theatre’s most nonconformist talents.'* ,Guardian , ,*‘Catherine Tate meets Marina Abramovic.’* ,Time Out , ,*‘A charmingly transgressive solo performer... A wryly honest, endearingly vulnerable comedienne.’* ,★★★★ Times , ,★★★★ Evening Standard ,

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<p>The Olivier Award-winning performance provocateur is back on her dirty soap box.</p> <p>Following on from the success of My Stories, Your Emails, Olivier Award-winning performance provocateur Ursula Martinez is back on her dirty soapbox.</p> <p>In the current social-media obsessed climate of self-promotion, Martinez brings her unique style of positive self-deprecation, baring her soul (and possibly more), in an attempt to understand the absurdity of modern living.</p> <p>A show that celebrates the inconsistencies and contradictions that make us human, whilst having a dig at some of the mess that is of our own making.</p> <p>Directed by Mark Whitelaw<br /> Co-commissioned by SouthBank and Fierce</p> <p><strong>Running Time</strong>: 60 mins<br /> <strong>Age Recommendation:</strong> 16+ (contains nudity)</p> ]]>
0000-00-00T00:00:00 2017-07-01T19:00:00
<![CDATA[Kiri Pritchard-McLean: Hysterical Woman]]> Soho Upstairs 0.00000000 0.00000000

Mon 26 - Wed 28 Jun 2017, 9.15pm

From £10

Lead Quote: *'One to look out for.'* ,Leicester Mercury

Reviews: *'One to look out for.'* ,Leicester Mercury , ,*‘She balances affection with an acute eye for the ridiculous to bring you a stand-up set of well delivered, increasingly funny anecdotes.’* ,Three Weeks , ,Praise for Gein’s Family Giftshop: , ,*‘Among the very best are Gein’s Family Giftshop… they work harder and tighter than James Brown, with the kind of sensibilities that would unsettle even the darkest of League of Gentleman fans.'* ,★★★★★ Sunday Times ,

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<p>Chortle Award-nominated comedian Kiri Pritchard McLean performs her inadvisably ambitious debut hour, tackling genetics, gender and being a comedian who happens to be a woman. </p> <p>Also, she sticks her white, middle class nose into racial inequality. (I know, it has nothing to do with her, but she won&#8217;t be told.) </p> <p>Join her for an hour of whipsmart stand-up that&#8217;s as funny as it is clever &#8211; or turn up to see if she commits an accidental hate crime. </p> <p>Tour support: Sarah Millican&amp; Justin Moorhouse. <br /> Writer/director Gein&#8217;s Family Giftshop</p> <p><strong>Running Time:</strong> 60 mins<br /> <strong>Age Recommendation:</strong> 16+</p> ]]>
2017-06-26T21:15:00 2017-06-26T21:15:00
<![CDATA[JOHNNY COCHRANE: APPEAL]]> Soho Upstairs 0.00000000 0.00000000

Thu 29 Jun – Sat 1 Jul 2017, 9.15pm

From £11

Lead Quote: *’The perfect Fringe debut? Pretty damn close.’* ,★★★★ Times ,

Reviews: *’The perfect Fringe debut? Pretty damn close.’* ,★★★★ Times , ,*‘Slick, smart and very ambitious.’* ,★★★★ Herald , ,*‘Charismatic and effortlessly funny.’* ,★★★★ Arts Awards Voice ,

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<p><span class="caps">NOMINATED</span> <span class="caps">FOR</span> 2 <span class="caps">RTS</span> <span class="caps">NORTH</span> <span class="caps">WEST</span> <span class="caps">AWARDS</span> <br /> <span class="caps">BEST</span> <span class="caps">COMEDY</span> <span class="caps">SHOW</span> &amp; <span class="caps">BEST</span> <span class="caps">PERFORMANCE</span> IN A <span class="caps">COMEDY</span> </p> <p>Multi award-nominated comedian Johnny Cochrane knows how to nail a debut show. He’s sure of it. Join this rising star as he presents this outlandishly inventive and daringly experimental stand-up show. Prepare yourself. </p> <p>Essex boy Johnny Cochrane’s infectious charisma and cheeky charm landed him his own comedy sketch series on <span class="caps">CBBC</span>, alongside sidekick Inel Tomlinson. The Johnny &amp; Inel Show was met with huge critical praise leading to nominations for two Royal Television Society Awards including Best Comedy Programme and Best Performance in a Comedy. As creator, writer and star of all 26 episodes, Cochrane quickly established himself as a bold and staggeringly ambitious Writer/Performer. Cochrane has since become a TV regular with appearances on <span class="caps">BBC</span> Three, ITV2 and Channel 4 and as heard on <span class="caps">BBC</span> Radio 1.</p> <p>In 2016 Johnny’s debut stand up show <span class="caps">APPEAL</span> was met with great critical acclaim at the Edinburgh Fringe solidifying his place as one of the UK’s brightest up and coming comic talents.</p> ]]>
2017-06-29T21:15:00 2017-07-01T21:15:00
<![CDATA[Touch]]> Soho Theatre 0.00000000 0.00000000

Thu 6 July - Sat 26 Aug 2017, evenings 7.15pm, matinees 3pm

From £10

Lead Quote: h4. From the creators of the cult hit Fleabag ,

Reviews: On Vicky Jones' debut play _The One_: , ,‘Like Fleabag, it’s going to make an awful lot of other plays look pallid, meal-mouthed and, frankly, just a bit boring.’ ,Exuent , ,Vicky Jones’s astonishing debut play vents opinions and shows you things on stage with a temerity that puts you in mind of someone skipping through a minefield as if looking for daisies.’ ,Daily Telegraph , ,

Playwright: Vicky Jones

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<p><strong>From the creators of the international cult hit Fleabag</strong></p> <p>Dee’s sexual escapades are messy and temporary &#8211; just like her shoe box London flat.</p> <p>New to the city and in a stop-gap job, Dee has the chance to reinvent herself. But how can you change your life when you don’t know what you want?</p> <p>Welcome to the secret life of a 33 year old woman.</p> <p>Following the international success of <em>Fleabag</em> and the Verity Bargate Award-winning play <em>The One</em>, Soho Theatre and DryWrite reunite with <em>Touch</em>, a shamelessly funny and brutally honest play about sex, connection and control. Starring Amy Morgan (<em>Mr Selfridge</em>, <em>The Beaux’ Stratagem</em>, <em>Hay Fever</em>, and <em>Travesties</em>), with the full cast to be announced in the new year.</p> <p><a href="http://www.standard.co.uk/goingout/theatre/theatre-in-london-2017-20-shows-not-to-miss-next-year-a3429026.html">One of the Evening Standard&#8217;s 20 shows not to miss in 2017</a></p> <p><strong>Captioned Performance</strong><br /> Wed 16 Aug at 7.15pm</p> <p><strong>Audio Described Performance</strong><br /> Tue 25 Jul at 7.15pm<br /> Touch tour at 5.45pm</p> <p><strong>&#8216;What Vicky’s managed to do with Touch is create a hilarious unpredictable fascinating creature that I can’t wait to be in a dark room with. DryWrite is so excited to be back at Soho, working on this new play’</strong><br /> Phoebe Waller-Bridge (<em>Fleabag</em> writer and performer and Co-Artistic Director of DryWrite)</p> <p><strong>&#8216;<em>Fleabag</em> sells out in ten minutes to become Soho Theatre&#8217;s hottest ticket ever&#8230;audiences are fighting for a ticket&#8217;</strong> Evening Standard</p> ]]>
2017-07-06T19:15:00 2017-08-26T19:15:00
<![CDATA[Tim Heidecker & Neil Hamburger]]> Soho Downstairs 0.00000000 0.00000000

Mon 21 Aug – 2 Sep 2017, 7.30pm

From £18

Lead Quote: *Tickets on Sale 10am Wed 8 Mar 2017*

Reviews: *'A genuine one-off; a unique, appalling voice that anyone with an interest in comedy needs to see at least once.'* ,Chortle (on Neil Hamburger) , ,*'Neil Hamburger remains the greatest comedian I’ve seen the greater majority of an audience walk out on... No one was leaving their seats this evening though, as this peerless performer shocked and delighted in equal measure... Hamburger is a condemned showbiz lag, doomed to perform his antagonistic anti-comedy to potential hostility forever.'* ,Scotsman , ,*'Hamburger is the clapped-out husk of a decorous Southern gentleman, now coughing in painful hacks, suppurating filth through his tuxedo, and here to tip a slurry of abuse all over celebrity and modern life... a combination of malignance and desiccated vaudeville.'* ,Guardian , ,*‘One of the funniest comedians in the country… Hamburger excels at picking comedy traditions apart.’* ,New York Times

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<p>Two of the most distinctive voices in comedy come together in this incredible double bill headlining show, as Tim Heidecker makes his UK stand up debut alongside ‘America’s Funnyman’ Neil Hamburger.</p> <p>Comedian Tim Heidecker is often recognised for his collaborations with fellow comedian Eric Wareheim. The duo created and starred in two successful Adult Swim series <em>Tom Goes to the Mayor</em> (2004) and <em>Tim and Eric Awesome show</em>, <em>Great Job!</em> (2007). </p> <p>The two have also released several comic albums, created and starred in the film <em>Tim and Eric’s Billion Dollar Movie</em> (2012) and co-directed a series of popular Old Spice commercials starring actor Terry Crews. </p> <p>Heidecker has featured in films including <em>Bridesmaids</em> (2011) and <em>The Comedy</em> (2012) and released a number of comic albums including a collection of onetime presidential candidate Herman Cain-inspired music and Vice Magazine’s best album of 2013 Urinal St. Station. Heidecker has performed as his stand up comedian persona for sold out audiences across the <span class="caps">USA</span> and Canada.</p> <p>For 20 years Neil Hamburger has worked every imaginable stage, from New York’s Madison Square Garden and the UK’s Reading Festival, to a Hollywood cemetery, Tasmanian pubs, and an abandoned monkey cage in a decrepit Catskills zoo. With his unique brand of comedy, he has thrilled, perplexed and repulsed audiences worldwide, and now makes his long awaited return for his 4th engagement at Soho Theatre. </p> <p>Neil Hamburger was the subject of the critically-acclaimed dramatic 2015 feature film Entertainment, which premiered at the Sundance and Locarno Film Festivals and co-starred John C. Reilly, Tye Sheridan, and Michael Cera.</p> <p>This run of shows will also include a one-off matinee event on Saturday 2 September &#8211; a special screening hosted by the stars of the hit web series <a href="http://sohotheatre.com/whats-on/on-cinema-at-the-cinema/">On Cinema at the Cinema</a>, Tim Heidecker and Gregg Turkington.</p> <p><strong>Running Time:</strong> 70 mins<br /> <strong>Age Recommendation:</strong> 16+</p> ]]>
2017-08-21T19:30:00 2017-09-02T19:30:00
<![CDATA[How (Not) To Live in Suburbia]]> Soho Upstairs 0.00000000 0.00000000

Tue 29 Aug – Sat 2 Sep 2017, 7.15pm evenings, 4 pm matinee Sat

From £15

Lead Quote: *Annie Siddons returns to the Soho for after her sellout run in February.*

Reviews: *'Subtle, sincere, riotously funny and endearingly raw.’* ,★★★★★ Broadway Baby , ,*‘Heartbreaking autobiographical performance.’* ,★★★★ FestMag , ,*‘Frank, funny and compassionate.’* ,★★★★ Stage , ,*‘Witty, wry, tough, poetic and brilliant’* ,★★★★ The Upcoming , ,*‘Forthright, funny, affectionately raw, spunky!’* ,★★★★★ West End Wilma , , ,*'A powerful, hilarious and honest testimony which comforts and confronts in unflinching and equal measure.'* , Jackie Montague, Exeunt

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<p><strong>“Who the Fuck are you?”</strong></p> <p><strong>“I’m the Walrus of Loneliness. Let me in.”</strong></p> <p>A few years ago in the middle of a shitstorm of life events, single mother, artist and proud Londoner Annie Siddons found herself living in suburbia by accident. This show is a hilarious, brutal and poignant attempt to describe what happened next.</p> <p>With films by Richard DeDomenici. </p> <p>Performed by Annie Siddons and Nicki Hobday.</p> <p>★★★★★ ‘Subtle, sincere, riotously funny and endearingly raw&#8217; Broadway Baby</p> <p>★★★★ ‘Siddons’ distress is our pleasure…witty and profound&#8217; Evening Standard</p> <p>★★★★★ ‘Forthright, funny, affectionately raw. Spunky!’ West End Wilma</p> <p>★★★★ Heartbreaking Autobiographical performance FestMag</p> <p>“Highly Recommended!” Alan Davies on my Radar, Observer </p> <p>Lyn Gardner’s Picks of the Week, Guardian.</p> <p>Annie recently made her first appearance on Radio 4’s Midweek with Libby Purves and TV’s Alan Davies “As Yet Untitled.” </p> <p><strong>Running Time:</strong> 60 mins<br /> <strong>Age Recommendation:</strong> 18+ </p> ]]>
2017-08-29T19:15:00 2017-09-02T19:15:00
<![CDATA[On Cinema At The Cinema]]> Soho Downstairs 0.00000000 0.00000000

Sat 2 Sep 2017, 4.30pm

From £18

Lead Quote: h4. With Tim Heidecker and Gregg Turkington ,*Tickets on Sale 10am Wed 8 Mar 2017*

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<p>A special screening hosted by the stars of the hit web series <em>On Cinema At The Cinema</em>, Tim Heidecker and Gregg Turkington.</p> <p><strong>Age recommendation:</strong> 16+<br /> <strong>Running Time:</strong> 70 mins</p> ]]>
2017-09-02T16:30:00 2017-09-02T16:30:00
<![CDATA[Vir Das: The Boarding Das World Tour]]>

Fri 15- Wed 27 Sep 2017

Lead Quote: *‘Nobody owns the stage like Vir Das.’* ,Mumbai Mirror , ,

Reviews: *‘Nobody owns the stage like Vir Das.’* ,Mumbai Mirror , ,*‘The material shines… He’s a consummate pro, giving arena quality craft to a fringe-sized room.’* ,Chortle , ,*‘Das exhibits a deft comic timing and a winning vulnerability… A sparkling comicperformance.’* ,Hollywood Reporter ,

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<p>Rapidly growing to international stardom after sell-out shows in the <span class="caps">USA</span> and touring worldwide, Vir Das has made his way in Bollywood, starring in India’s first Zombie film, Go Goa Gone, and films BadMaash Company, Delhi Belly, and Revolver Rani. Alongside the release of his first one-hour Netflix comedy special ‘Abroad Understanding’ he now embarks on his first ever UK tour.<br /> Comedy and unparalleled story-telling from his uniquely Indian perspective, Vir shares stories about growing up in India to studying in America, Indian culture to world politics, losing virginity to cancelling weddings, drug addiction to flying an Air India plane…</p> <p>Dates and Venues </p> <p>City Varieties, Leeds <br /> Fri 15 Sep <br /> <a href="www.cityvarieties.co.uk">Book Now</a></p> <p>Oran Mor, Glasgow<br /> Sat 16 &amp; Sun 17 Sep <br /> <a href="http://www.seetickets.com/event/vir-das-the-boarding-das-world-tour/oran-mor/1080684/">Book Now</a></p> <p>Glee Club, Nottingham <br /> Wed 20 &amp; Thu 21 Sep <br /> <a href="https://www.glee.co.uk/performer/vir-das/">Book Now</a></p> <p>Dancehouse, Manchester <br /> Fri 22 Sep <br /> <a href="http://www.seetickets.com/event/vir-das-the-boarding-das-world-tour/the-dancehouse-theatre/1079895">Book Now</a></p> <p>Just The Tonic, Leicester <br /> Sat 23 Sep <br /> <a href="http://www.justthetonic.com/leicester-comedy/shows/saturday-23-sep-2017/3672/">Book Now</a></p> <p>Glee Club, Birmingham <br /> Mon 25 &amp; Tue 26 Sep <br /> <a href="https://www.glee.co.uk/performer/vir-das/">Book Now</a></p> <p>O2 Forum Kentish Town, London <br /> Wed 27 Sep <br /> <a href="https://www.Ticketweb.co.uk/event/GDP2709V">Book Now</a></p> ]]>
2017-09-15T20:00:00 2017-09-27T20:00:00
<![CDATA[Daniel Sloss: NOW]]> Soho Downstairs 0.00000000 0.00000000

Mon 4 - Sat 9 Dec 2017, 7.15pm

Mon £10, Tue - Thur £15 (£12.50), Fri - Sat £20 (£17.50)

Lead Quote: *‘Deliciously dark stand-up.’* ,★★★★ Mail on Sunday , ,*‘Endearingly unabashed... Hilarious.’* , ★★★★ Herald Sun, Australia , ,*‘Dirty, sweet and clever.’* ,New York Times , ,*‘Funny, intelligent and charming.’* ,★★★★ Edinburgh Evening News , ,*‘Sloss is a festival highlight. See him.’* ,★★★★½ Age, Australia ,

Reviews: *‘An endearingly unabashed blend of arrogance, awkwardness and self-effacing anecdotes delivered with precision timing, perfectly-placed silence and unfettered confidence… Nothing is off limits… Sloss skilfully weaves sensitive subject matter into a hilarious tapestry of politically incorrect and sexually inappropriate zingers… his humour intelligently and ironically calling out the hypocrisy of human nature.’* ,★★★★ Herald Sun, Australia , ,*‘Dirty, sweet and clever’* ,New York Times , ,*‘Deliciously dark stand-up’* ,★★★★ Mail on Sunday , ,*‘Irreverent wit… devastating!’* ,Advertiser, Australia , ,*‘Brilliantly dark’* ,Sunday Times , ,*‘Dazzling wit… Unstoppable!’* ,Telegraph , ,*‘Funny, intelligent and charming’* ,★★★★Edinburgh Evening News , ,*‘Genuinely funny!’* ,Time Out , ,*‘Sloss is a festival highlight. See him’* ,★★★★½ Age, Australia

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<p><span class="caps">NOW</span> is the stunning new show from Scotland’s internationally acclaimed and award-winning stand-up.</p> <p>Star of TV’s <em>Conan</em> (a record seven appearances), to-date Daniel has performed nine sell-out Edinburgh Fringe’s, two solo off-Broadway seasons, released a <span class="caps">DVD</span>, given a ‘Tedx’ Talk (aged 19) and tours extensively to rave reviews throughout Australasia, <span class="caps">USA</span>, UK and Europe. </p> <p><span class="caps">NOW</span>, what’s next….?</p> <p><strong>Running Time:</strong> 75 mins<br /> <strong>Age Recommendation:</strong> 16+</p> ]]>
2017-12-04T19:15:00 2017-12-09T19:15:00