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Wed 6 Sep - Sat 7 Oct 2017, 7pm (Thu and Sat 2pm matinees excluding Thu 7 Sep)

From £10

Lead Quote: ‘Clever and satisfying…Punchy and gag-strewn. Will spread more than a little happiness as it goes. Don't hesitate.’ ★★★★ WhatsonStage , ,

Reviews: ‘Clever and satisfying…Punchy and gag-strewn. Will spread more than a little happiness as it goes. Don't hesitate.’ ,★★★★ WhatsOnStage , ,'Several excellent modern savvy jokes too good to give away.' ,★★★★ Independent , ,‘Inventive, piquant and sometimes exquisite..so witty.’ ,Evening Standard , ,‘An infectious sense of fun’ ,The Stage , ,Praise for OperaUpClose's previous production of _Carmen_: , ,*'Gripping, thrilling and though-provoking.'* ,★★★★ Whatsonstage , ,*‘...makes a powerfully direct impact no opera house can match’* ,★★★★ Stage , ,*'Brutally convincing.'* ,★★★★ Evening Standard , ,*'Touchingly vigorous'* ,★★★★ Observer , ,*'Opera with intimacy,'* ,★★★★ The Scotsman , , , ,Praise for OperaUpClose's previous production of _La Traviata_: , ,*‘Compelling… striking music theatre of considerable integrity and force.’* ,★★★★ Guardian , ,*‘As much emotional truth as in any production I have seen.’* ,★★★★ Evening Standard , ,*‘Expertly done and finely performed… hits all the right notes in this excellent revival.’* ,★★★★ Stage , ,*‘The whole thing looks terrific… Norton-Hale’s cunning English libretto allows the story to unfold convincingly with just five soloists.’* ,★★★★ What’s On Stage , ,

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<p><strong>From the Olivier Award winning team behind <em>La Bohème</em> and <em>Carmen</em></strong></p> <p>Invited behind the velvet rope at London’s most exclusive club, Tamino doesn’t have time to stop for beggars, paparazzi, or even his girlfriend Pamina.</p> <p>Going to bed after a blazing row later that night, this ordinary couple relive the events and encounters of the evening in dreams made extraordinary by the lateness of the hour, their befuddled senses, and yes, a touch of magic.</p> <p>Following their hugely popular and critically acclaimed re-imaginings of operas including <em>La Boheme</em> and <em>Carmen</em>, OperaUpClose return to Soho Theatre with this bold new take on a classic. </p> <p>With magic supplied by Glyn Maxwell’s mischievous poetry, Alex Beetschen’s witty orchestration and Valentina Ceschi’s theatrical creativity, this production will re-invent <em>The Magic Flute</em> in fabulous new robes for the era of Trump and recessions, casting rays of light and love into the darkness.</p> <p><strong>Age Recommendation:</strong> 14+</p> <p><strong>Running Time:</strong> Approx 120mins incl. interval</p> <p><strong>Captioned Performance</strong> <br /> Sat 30 Sep at 2pm</p> ]]>
2017-09-06T19:00:00 2017-10-07T19:00:00
<![CDATA[Half Breed]]> Soho Upstairs 0.00000000 0.00000000

Mon 11 - Sat 30 Sep 2017, 7.15pm. Sat Matinees 2.30pm

From £10

Lead Quote: ‘Funny, gripping show packs a punch’ ,★★★★ Evening Standard ,

Reviews: *'Marshall...captures you...I think she's going to be a star.'* ,★★★★ Times , ,*‘A little cracker: full of fierce wit.’* ,Guardian , ,*‘Funny, gripping show packs a punch.’* ,★★★★ Evening Standard , ,*‘Heartbreakingly relevant and is undoubtedly one of the most important shows you’ll see this Festival....’* ,*‘More powerful than words can convey. Shocking, emotional and triumphant.’* ,★★★★ Edinburgh Festivals Magazine , ,*‘Natasha Marshall has a lot going for her. She is a talented and very energetic performer capable of creating memorable characters…powerful piece.’* ,★★★★ British Theatre Guide , ,*‘I thought I would not see anything else so finely crafted, so movingly delivered for the rest of the fringe. And then I saw Tash Marshall.’* ,*‘Vivid characters: split second changes, intelligent analysis delivered with emotional intensity – breathtaking.’* ,Observer , ,*'Marshall gives an impressive performance, incorporating elements of physical theatre, and slipping dexterously in and out of verse.'* ,★★★★ Financial Times , ,'Compelling and impressive performance from Natasha Marshall ... slick, clear and ... humorous transitions. The writing is excellent ...' ,★★★★½ To Do List

Playwright: Natasha Marshall

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<p><strong>Nominated for Best new play in the 2017 UK Theatre Awards</strong></p> <p>Half Breed by Tash Marshall, Talawa Theatre Company and Soho Theatre</p> <p>‘I am that mixed raced kid, like 50/50, on the fence, luke warm, in-between maybe. Trust me, around here I’m about as black as it goes…’</p> <p>Jazmin feels different. She doesn’t want to stay in the village. She doesn’t want to have a baby. She doesn’t want to laugh at racist jokes in the local pub. She’s got to get out.</p> <p>Developed by Talawa Theatre Company and <a href="http://www.sohotheatre.com/writers/writers-lab-16-26s/">Soho Theatre Writer&#8217;s Lab</a>, this is a partly autobiographical dark comedy about finding your voice. Written and performed by Alfred Fagon Award and Soho Young Writers’ Award 2016 shortlisted writer Natasha Marshall.</p> <p><a href="https://storify.com/sohotheatre/half-breed">See what audiences have been saying on Twitter</a></p> <p><strong>Age Recommendation:</strong> 14+<br /> <strong>Running Time:</strong> Approx 60mins</p> <p><strong><span class="caps">BSL</span> Interpreted Performance</strong><br /> Thu 28 Sep at 7.15pm Interpreted by Jacqui Beckford</p> ]]>
2017-09-11T19:15:00 2017-09-30T19:15:00
<![CDATA[Ahir Shah: Control]]> Soho Downstairs 0.00000000 0.00000000

Tue 26 Sep - Sat 7 Oct 2017, 7.30pm

From £9

Lead Quote: *NOMINEE: LASTMINUTE.COM EDINBURGH COMEDY AWARD 2017 - BEST SHOW*

Reviews: 'A call to arms against political complacency.' ,★★★★ Guardian , ,'One of his generation’s most eloquent comic voices.' ,★★★★ Telegraph , ,'Fiendishly clever and furious.' ,★★★★ Times , ,★★★★★ List ,★★★★ Sunday Times ,★★★★ Scotsman ,

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<p>Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee for Best Show, Ahir Shah explores the current global socio-political turmoil in a show about freedom, fascism, history, hope, and resistance. </p> <p>Ahir&#8217;s last show enjoyed packed runs with us and at the Edinburgh Fringe, as well as going on a national tour. In it, he theorised that we were being tugged in contradictory directions by a potential brighter future and the resurgent worst of the past. He&#8217;s currently trying to work out what the future now looks like in a time when the past appears to be winning. He&#8217;s got loads of jokes about it.</p> <p><strong>Age Recommendation:</strong> 16+<br /> <strong>Running Time:</strong> Approx 60mins</p> ]]>
2017-09-26T19:30:00 2017-10-07T19:30:00
<![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[RashDash: Two Man Show Tour]]>

Wed 13 Sep - Sat 21 Oct 2017

Various

Lead Quote: ‘Tremendously fun, a fizzily provocative romp that crackles with punk rock energy’ ★★★★ Time Out

Reviews: ‘Smart, potent and exhilaratingly physical attack on patriarchy’ ,★★★★ Stage , ,‘Tremendously fun, a fizzily provocative romp that crackles with punk rock energy’ ★★★★ Time Out , ,‘A terrifically generous piece of writing’ ★★★★ Independent

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<p><strong>Winner: 2016 Fringe First Award</strong><br /> <strong>Winner: The Stage Award for Excellence in Acting</strong><br /> <strong>Winner Three Weeks Editor’s Award</strong><br /> <strong>Nomination: Total Theatre Award</strong></p> <p>RashDash are off across the UK with their award winning, genre-defying hit about gender, language and humankind.</p> <p>Men have all the power.</p> <p>John and Dan keep hearing people say that men have all the power, but it doesn’t feel like that to them.</p> <p>Abbi and Helen are making a show about Man and men. They want to talk about masculinity and patriarchy but the words that exist aren’t good enough, so there’s music and dance too. It’s loud and raucous.</p> <p>See what audiences are saying <a href="https://storify.com/sohotheatre/rash-dash-two-man-show"><span class="caps">HERE</span></a></p> <p><strong>Tour</strong></p> <p>Circomedia, Bristol<br /> Wed 13 &#8211; Sat 16 Sep<br /> <a href="http://www.mayk.org.uk/whats-on/two-man-show">Book Now</a></p> <p>The New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich<br /> Mon 18-Sep<br /> <a href="https://www.wolseytheatre.co.uk/shows/pulse-presents-two-man-show/">Book Now</a></p> <p>West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds<br /> Thu  21 Sep &#8211; Fri 22 Sep<br /> <a href="https://www.wyp.org.uk/events/two-man-show/">Book Now</a></p> <p>Royal Exchange, Manchester<br /> Sat 23 Sep<br /> <a href="http://bookings.royalexchange.co.uk/single/PSDetail.aspx?psn=15338">Book Now</a></p> <p>South Street Arts Centre, Reading<br /> Tue 26 Sep<br /> <a href="http://www.readingarts.com/south-street/whats-on/two-man-show">Book Now</a></p> <p>Tron Theatre, Glasgow<br /> Thu 28 &#8211; Fri 29 Sep<br /> <a href="https://www.tron.co.uk/event/two-man-show/">Book Now</a></p> <p>Soho Theatre, London<br /> Mon 9th &#8211; 14th Oct <br /> <a href="http://sohotheatre.com/whats-on/two-man-show-oct-2017/">Book Now</a></p> <p>The Drum, Theatre Royal, Plymouth<br /> Tues 17 &#8211; Sat 21 Oct <br /> <a href="https://www.theatreroyal.com/whats-on/2017/two-man-show/">Book Now</a></p> <p><strong>Running Time</strong>: 75 mins<br /> <strong>Contains full nakedness: non threatening and non sexual</strong></p> ]]>
2017-09-18T19:45:00 2017-10-21T19:45:00
<![CDATA[Colin Hoult / Anna Mann in How We Stop The Fascists]]> Soho Upstairs 0.00000000 0.00000000

Mon 25 - Sat 30 Sep 2017, 8.45pm

From £10

Lead Quote: *‘Funnier than almost all other shows at this year’s Fringe.’* ,★★★★ Telegraph ,

Reviews: *‘As Anna would lovingly say - ' oh f*ck off that's good'.’* ,★★★★★ ThreeWeeks , ,*‘Utterly uniqe, painfully hilarious and an absolute must-see.'* ,★★★★★ Shortcut , ,*'Endlessly entertaining... warm, life-affirming and above all else, very funny. One that everyone will love.'* ,★★★★★ The New European , ,*'A hugely enjoyable, slyly satirical hour.'* ,★★★★ Times , ,*'Beautifully written stuff.'* ,★★★★ Scotsman , ,*'Dazzlingly silly... will keep you giggling far down the road from the venue.'* ,★★★★ Fest , ,*'Genuinely side splitting... an extremely entertaining hour.'* ★★★★ Ed Fest Mag , ,*'He's just so good as Anna... A vivid, vibrant creation, incredibly funny.'* ,★★★★ Wee Review , ,*‘Funnier than almost all other shows at this year’s Fringe.’* ,★★★★ Telegraph , ,*‘His most joyful effort to date… Deliciously funny.’* ,★★★★ Times , ,*‘You don’t know where the next laugh will come from, but it’ll be coming soon… smart, absurd and unpredictable.’* ,★★★★ Chortle , ,*‘Unique and darkly brilliant talent.’* ,★★★★ Guardian , ,*‘Sheer comic gold.’* ,★★★★ Metro , ,*‘Master class in character comedy.’* ,★★★★ Time Out , ,*‘Joyously inventive.’* ,★★★★ Scotsman , ,*‘More than a little Spike Milligan about him.’* ,Exeunt Magazine ,

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<p>Having effectively cured all depression in last year’s smash-hit hour, actress Anna Mann returns to take on the terrifying rise of fascism. Fear not, gentle liberals, Mother Mann is here.</p> <p>Star of her very own Sky Arts Short, Anna Mann’s Valentine. As seen in Murder in Successville, Porridge, Derek, Nurse, Life’s Too Short, and Being Human.</p> <p>Directed by Phoebe Bourke for Berk’s Nest.</p> <p><strong>Running Time</strong>: Approx 60mins</p> ]]>
2017-09-25T20:45:00 2017-09-30T20:45:00
<![CDATA[Mae Martin: Dope]]> Soho Downstairs 0.00000000 0.00000000

Mon 18 - Sat 30 Sep 2017, 9.30pm

From £9

Lead Quote: *NOMINEE: LASTMINUTE.COM EDINBURGH COMEDY AWARD 2017 - BEST SHOW* , ,*‘Her best set yet - will have you hooked from start to finish.’* ,★★★★ Evening Standard

Reviews: *'Effortlessly amusing – Mae’s gentle charm is highly watchable.’* ,★★★★ Times , ,*‘Quietly radical - expertly splices comedy, opinion and enlightenment.’* ,Guardian , ,*‘An intelligent bag of cartoonish energy.’* ,★★★★★Mirror , ,*‘She has mass appeal, is interesting, hugely likeable, and above all else is very funny.’* ,★★★★ Chortle , ,*‘Infectious laughs – deftly delivered.’* ,★★★★ Evening Standard ,

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<p>The award-winning stand-up and star of <span class="caps">BBC</span> Radio Four’s Mae Martin’s Guide to 21st Century Sexuality presents her debut UK tour. Mae Martin is comedy’s most naturally charismatic young storyteller, fresh from sell-out seasons in Australia, Edinburgh and London.</p> <p>In her new show Dope, she examines a lifetime of obsessions, fandom and addiction and shines a light on that one weird shrimp we all have in our brains that is happy to pursue short-term pleasure despite long-term consequences.</p> <p>As seen on BBC3’s <em>Russell Howard’s Good News</em>, BBC2’s <em>Live From The <span class="caps">BBC</span></em>, Comedy Central and more. As heard on <span class="caps">BBC</span> Radio Four’s <em>The Now Show</em>, as well as her own award-nominated series in 2016.</p> <p><strong>Age Recommendation:</strong> 16+<br /> <strong>Running Time:</strong> Approx 60mins</p> ]]>
2017-09-18T21:30:00 2017-09-30T21:30:00
<![CDATA[John Kearns: Don’t Worry They’re Here]]> Soho Theatre 0.00000000 0.00000000

Fri 15 - Sat 30 Sep 2017, 9.45pm

From £7

Lead Quote: *'Heading for the comedy stratosphere... you're in the hands of a master.'* ,Guardian

Reviews: *‘Now this is how you do absurd comedy… a bold, hilarious debut… he has forged comedy gold.’* ,Chortle , ,*'A true comedy original.'* ,Time Out , ,*'Kearns could be your new King of Comedy.'* , Evening Standard , ,*'Heading for the comedy stratosphere... you're in the hands of a master.'* ,Guardian ,

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<p>The only winner of the Best Show and Best Newcomer Edinburgh Comedy Awards returns for the first time.</p> <p>As seen/heard on <em>Top Coppers, Cats Does Countdown, Drunk History and <span class="caps">BBC</span> Radio 4</em>.</p> <p>Directed by Jon Brittain</p> <p><strong>Age Recommendation:</strong> 16+<br /> <strong>Running Time:</strong> Approx 60mins</p> ]]>
2017-09-15T21:45:00 2017-09-30T21:45:00
<![CDATA[Vir Das at The O2 Forum Kentish Town]]>

Wed 27 Sep 2017, 8pm

£21

Lead Quote: *This show takes place at The O2 Forum Kentish Town*

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<p><strong>This show takes place at The O2 Forum Kentish Town</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> ]]>
2017-09-27T20:00:00 2017-09-27T20:00:00
<![CDATA[Twist]]> Soho Upstairs 0.00000000 0.00000000

Mon 2 - Wed 4 Oct 2017, 4.30pm and 7.15pm

£15 (£12.50)

Reviews: _Praise for Amongst the Reeds by Chino Odimba_: ,★★★★ Broadway Baby , ,_Praise for Layla's Room by Sabrina Mahfouz & Theatre Centre_: ,★★★★ Reviews Hub ,

Playwright: Chino Odimba

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<p>His home is dust. His friends are few. His hands are as rough as the seas he has crossed.</p> <p>Humanising the anonymous plight of our generation, we follow one refugee’s desperate journey, buffeted between borders and bad company.</p> <p>In a radical adaptation of Dickens’ classic novel, Chino Odimba and Theatre Centre transform Oliver’s struggle for sanctuary into a modern tale framed by the global phenomenon fast defining the 21st century.</p> <p><em>Twist</em> is one boy’s search for home among the nameless millions they call ‘migrant’.</p> <p><strong>Running Time:</strong> Approx 60mins<br /> <strong>Age Recommendation:</strong> 13+</p> ]]>
2017-10-02T16:30:00 2017-10-04T19:15:00
<![CDATA[The Horne Section]]> Soho Downstairs 0.00000000 0.00000000

Mon 18 Sep, 2 Oct and 13 Nov at 7.30pm & Fri 8 Sep, 13 Oct and 10 Nov 2017 at 11.30pm

From £15

Lead Quote: *'We can’t recommend The Horne Section highly enough.'* ,★★★★★Time Out

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<p>Following their hit <span class="caps">BBC</span> Radio 4 series, and many years of sell-out shows at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and London’s West End, don’t miss everyone’s favourite Dictionary Corner regulars on <em>8 out of 10 Cats Does Countdown</em> and the first band to ever host <em>Never Mind The Buzzcocks</em> (<span class="caps">BBC</span> 2). </p> <p>Expect a heady mix of spontaneous stand-up, spectacular performance and outlandish musical talent led by the brilliant comedian Alex Horne (Bafta nominated <em>Taskmaster</em>, Dave).</p> <p><strong>Special guest Fri 8 Sep &#8211; Tim Key</strong></p> <p><strong>Running Time:</strong> Approx 60mins</p> ]]>
2017-09-08T23:30:00 2017-11-13T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Rhys Nicholson - I’m Fine]]> Soho Upstairs 0.00000000 0.00000000

Mon 2 - Sat 7 Oct 2017, 9pm

From £10

Lead Quote: *‘Clever, a bit below-the-belt... blatantly very funny. Audiences are in safe hands.’* ,★★★★ Sydney Morning Herald

Reviews: *‘So clearly match fit. The most powerful he's ever been. He comes in peace and leaves you in pieces.’* ,★★★★½ Herald Sun, Melbourne , ,*‘The epitome of the urbane raconteur… so naturally conversational.’* ,Chortle , ,*‘Clever, a bit below-the-belt... blatantly very funny. Audiences are in safe hands.’* ,★★★★ Sydney Morning Herald ,

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<p>Rhys Nicholson, the impeccable sartorialist, returns from the Fringe with a brand new show. </p> <p>In his own words – ‘Last year went pretty ok. People came to the show, reviews were good and it was nominated for a respected award. Why not come again to the Soho Theatre in 2017 and watch me desperately try and back that up? C’mon. Why wouldn’t you? Even if it’s not good, hating on something is super fun (no refunds).’</p> <p>2017 heralds Rhys’ fifth Edinburgh Fringe season, sitting alongside two solo stints at Soho Theatre, as well as appearing at <em>Just For Laughs</em> Montreal &amp; Sydney. He has appeared on successive Melbourne Comedy Festival Galas as well as competing in the winning team in <em>The Great Debate (<span class="caps">ABC</span> TV)</em>.</p> <p><strong><span class="caps">BEST</span> <span class="caps">SHOW</span> <span class="caps">NOMINEE</span> – Melbourne Comedy Festival</strong></p> <p><strong>Running Time:</strong> Approx 60mins</p> ]]>
2017-10-02T21:00:00 2017-10-07T21:00:00
<![CDATA[Goodbear]]> Soho Downstairs 0.00000000 0.00000000

Mon 2 - Wed 4 and Sat 7 Oct 2017, 9.30pm

From £9

Lead Quote: *'Side-splittingly funny.'* ,★★★★ ThreeWeeks

Reviews: *'The writing is exceptional... Goodbear is not only pretty exciting and pretty cool; it's also pretty damn funny.'* ,★★★★★ AYoungerTheatre.com , ,*'A particularly satisfying and unusual hour of sketches.'* ,★★★★ Telegraph , ,*‘Bristling with charisma, quirk, and silliness.’* ,★★★★ Wee Review , ,*‘An excellently performed and well executed show, jam packed with eccentric characters.’* ,★★★★ Voice Mag , ,*'The pair excel at physical comedy... incredible.'* ,★★★★ List , ,*'Fluid, elegant and skilfully executed... ones to watch, for sure.'* ,★★★★ Chortle , ,*'Excellent.'* ,Guardian

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<p>The critically acclaimed sketch comedy duo are back. Join Joe Barnes and Henry Perryment as they confirm your reservation at the world’s most mysterious hotel, inhabited above and below stairs by all manner of wonderfully eccentric characters. Accompanied by an original score!</p> <p><em>Directed by</em> George Chilcott<br /> <em>Devised with</em> Phoebe Bourke for Berk&#8217;s Nest</p> <p><strong>Running Time:</strong> Approx 60mins </p> ]]>
2017-10-02T21:30:00 2017-10-07T21:30:00
<![CDATA[Tony Law: Absurdity for the Common People]]> Soho Theatre 0.00000000 0.00000000

Mon 2 - Sat 7 Oct 2017, 9.45pm

From £7

Lead Quote: *‘Chaos has rarely been so finely constructed and this much fun.’* ,★★★★ Times

Reviews: *‘The King of post-modern nonsense.’* ,Telegraph , ,*‘Chaos has rarely been so finely constructed and this much fun.’* ,★★★★ Times ,

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<p>Multi award-winning surreal wizard of comedy, Tony Law is heading back to the top. The punk ethos is alive and well. Whimsy ain’t just for students. Tony Law is your Maverick Sunday. Ridiculousness for the people. Hysteria for nurses, teachers, mothers and plumbers. Important nonsense for you. Unite in art. Escape with purpose. The doctor is in and he has what you need. (Funny.)</p> <p><strong>Age Recommendation:</strong> 16+<br /> <strong>Running Time:</strong> Approx 60mins</p> ]]>
2017-10-02T21:45:00 2017-10-07T21:45:00
<![CDATA[Ari Eldjarn: Pardon my Icelandic]]> Soho Upstairs 0.00000000 0.00000000

Thu 5 - Sat 7 Oct 2017, 7.15pm

£14 (£12)

Lead Quote: *‘Hilarious… This modest-seeming man has some impressive comic tricks up his sleeves.’* ,★★★★ Scotsman

Reviews: *‘A smart, savvy comedian with a hugely assured set.’* ,★★★★ Chortle , ,*‘Eldjárn is funny, quick-witted, incredibly expressive … He is already a household name in Iceland, it won’t be long before he is one in the UK.’* ,★★★★ EdFestMag , ,*‘Very talented comic. An Icelandic treat.’* ,Jim Gaffigan

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<p>Following a completely sold out Edinburgh Fringe run, Ari Eldjárn brings his critically acclaimed debut show in English to London for the first time.</p> <p>Ari Eldjárn is Iceland’s biggest comedian. Born and raised in Reykjavík, he has made numerous TV specials, sold out the National Theatre for months on end, mixed comedy and classical music with the Icelandic National Symphony and performed with the likes of Ari Shaffir, Bill Burr and Ed Byrne.</p> <p>Pardon my Icelandic hilariously explores Scandinavian stereotypes and offers unique insights into fatherhood, working as a flight attendant and living in a country with a population the size of Coventry.</p> <p><strong>Age Recommendation:</strong> 14+<br /> <strong>Running Time:</strong> Approx 60mins</p> ]]>
2017-10-05T19:15:00 2017-10-07T19:15:00
<![CDATA[Diane Chorley: Rhythm of Live]]> Soho Downstairs 0.00000000 0.00000000

Thu 5 and Fri 6 Oct 2017, 9.30pm

From £13

Lead Quote: *'She's alluring, exciting, unique.'* ,Times ,

Reviews: *'There'll be comedy, hair, music... a whole load of fun.’* ,Metro , ,*'Hugely entertaining.'* ,Scotsman , ,*'She had the audience on their feet.'* ,★★★★ Edinburgh Evening News , ,★★★★ Evening Standard , ,★★★★★ Broadway Baby , ,★★★★★ Wee Review , , ,

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<p>Fallen 80s icon Diane Chorley and genius multi-instrumentalist Milky Bar Chris De Burgh perform from her seminal 1986 album Rhythm of Live. An honest, funny, moving account of one woman&#8217;s struggle for creativity whilst battling prejudice and a life-threatening addiction to Calpol.</p> <p>Following a year of sell-out shows across London and the UK Diane is back at Soho Theatre with her barnstorming Edinburgh smash hit show Rhythm of Live. </p> <p><strong>Age Recommendation:</strong> 16+ <br /> <strong>Running Time:</strong> Approx 60mins</p> ]]>
2017-10-05T21:30:00 2017-10-06T21:30:00
<![CDATA[Sean Hughes: Blank Book]]> Soho Upstairs 0.00000000 0.00000000

Sat 7 & 21 Oct, 4 & 18 Nov and 2 Dec 2017, 5pm

£14 (£12)

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<p>Join Sean Hughes and his team of comics as they 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><strong>Age Recommendation:</strong> 16+<br /> <strong>Running Time:</strong> Approx 60mins</p> ]]>
2017-10-07T17:00:00 2017-12-02T17:00:00
<![CDATA[RashDash: Two Man Show ]]> Soho Upstairs 0.00000000 0.00000000

Mon 9 - Sat 14 Oct 2017, 7pm

From £18.50 (£16)

Lead Quote: *‘Tremendously fun, a fizzily provocative romp that crackles with punk rock energy.’* ,★★★★ Time Out

Reviews: *‘Smart, potent and exhilaratingly physical attack on patriarchy.’* ,★★★★ The Stage , ,*‘Tremendously fun, a fizzily provocative romp that crackles with punk rock energy.’* ,★★★★ Time Out , ,*‘A terrifically generous piece of writing.’* ,★★★★ Independent ,

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<p><strong>Winner: 2016 Fringe First Award</strong><br /> <strong>Winner: The Stage Award for Excellence in Acting</strong><br /> <strong>Winner: Three Weeks Editor’s Award</strong></p> <p>Men have all the power.</p> <p>John and John keep hearing people say that men have all the power, but it doesn’t feel like that to them. </p> <p>Abbi and Helen are making a show about Man and men. Because we all need to pull together now. </p> <p>We want to talk about masculinity and patriarchy but the words that exist aren’t good enough. So there’s music and dance too. </p> <p>Following the sell-out success of their 2016 &amp; 2017 runs, RashDash return to Soho with their playful show about gender and language. </p> <p>Two women play two women playing two men.</p> <p>Commissioned by Soho Theatre and Northern Stage.</p> <p><a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=USu-bMFemKc">Watch the trailer here</a></p> <p><strong>Running Time:</strong> Approx 75mins<br /> <strong>Age Recommendation:</strong> 16+ </p> <p>Please note at points during the show performers will be naked (non threatening and not sexual nudity)</p> ]]>
2017-10-09T19:00:00 2017-10-14T19:00:00
<![CDATA[Kerry Godliman: Stick or Twist]]> Soho Downstairs 0.00000000 0.00000000

Mon 9 - Fri 13 Oct 2017, 7.30pm

From £10

Lead Quote: *‘The best comic timing on the fringe…You quite literally have to be there.’* ,★★★★ Sunday Times

Reviews: *‘Intelligent, silly and – at all the right moments – laced with righteous ire.’* ,Guardian , ,*‘A great comic who oozes personality.’* ,Evening Standard ,

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<p>Kerry Godliman is back on tour. Her straight talking brand of quick wit and bewilderment will be covering more of life’s anomalies. Why is there a Buddha at the garden centre? Why collect her children’s teeth? And even though she can’t stand aubergines, why is it her favorite emoji? There’s loads to get sorted. Be there. She’ll do all the talking.</p> <p>Both an incredibly talented comedian and a phenomenal actor, Kerry is best known for her appearances on BBC’s <em>Live at The Apollo, Mock The Week, Jack Dee’s Referendum HelpDesk</em>, Channel 4’s <em>Derek</em> and <em>Comedy Gala in aid of Great Ormond Street Hospital</em>. Kerry is also a regular on Radio 4 with appearances on the esteemed <em>News Quiz, The Now Show</em> and <em>Just a Minute</em> as well as her own series <em>Kerry’s List</em>. Kerry is currently starring in the Sky 1 series <em>Carters Get Rich</em>.</p> <p><strong>Age Recommendation:</strong> 16+<br /> <strong>Running Time:</strong> Approx 60mins</p> ]]>
2017-10-09T19:30:00 2017-10-13T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Desiree Burch: Unf*ckable]]> Soho Upstairs 0.00000000 0.00000000

Mon 9 - Sat 14 Oct 2017, 9pm

From £10

Lead Quote: *'The funniest comedian I have ever seen in person. She left me breathless with laughter.’* ,★★★★★ Scotsgay ,

Reviews: *‘The funniest comedian I have ever seen in person. She left me breathless with laughter.’* ,★★★★★ Scotsgay , ,*‘A comedian deservedly on the rise.’* ,★★★★ Guardian , ,*‘A funny, frank, eloquent, entertaining and perceptive raconteur.’* ,★★★★ The Scotsman ,

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<p>At the intersection of sex, race and capitalism, sits a black woman who can&#8217;t be f*cked.</p> <p>A raw and raucous hour from a virtuoso story teller, Desiree Burch lays out a roadmap for escaping the cycle of silence and self-loathing that comes from always being taken for a ride. From dealing with sex in the workplace, to adventures in sex work, Desiree investigates the drives women have to stop sex from becoming work.</p> <p>Unf*ckable celebrates the transformation that happens when you get in the driving seat, stop getting f*cked and start getting f*£%$@!cked.</p> <p>Directed by Sarah Chew</p> <p><strong>Age Recommendation:</strong> 16+<br /> <strong>Running Time:</strong> Approx 60mins</p> ]]>
2017-10-09T21:00:00 2017-10-14T21:00:00
<![CDATA[The End of Hope]]> Soho Theatre 0.00000000 0.00000000

Tue 10 Oct - Sat 11 Nov 2017, 7.15pm. Sat matinees 3pm

From £10

Lead Quote: *'Complex, hilarious and fascinating.’* ,★★★★ Scotsman

Playwright: David Ireland

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<p>A dark new comedy by David Ireland</p> <p>‘Everywhere in the world where there’s a war about religion, two people from each side should have sex. That would bring world peace. We should literally make love and not war’ </p> <p>Dermot and Janet are about to have a one night stand. Before sealing the deal, though, Dermot must:<br /> a) Check she agrees that Tony Blair&#8217;s a war criminal.<br /> b) Establish whether she killed her ex-husband <br /> c) Find out why she’s dressed as a giant mouse</p> <p>By the end of the night, no taboo is left untouched. An outrageous and revealing roller-coaster of a comedy from award winning writer David Ireland following his critically-acclaimed Cyprus Avenue (Royal Court Theatre). </p> <p>Returning to Soho Theatre following Vicky Jones’ The One, Rufus Wright performs alongside Elinor Lawless (<em>King Charles <span class="caps">III</span></em>- Almeida)</p> <p>Directed by Max Elton</p> <p><em>This production originated in a collaboration between the Orange Tree Theatre and St Mary’s University</em></p> <p><strong>Running Time:</strong> Approx 60mins </p> ]]>
2017-10-10T19:15:00 2017-11-11T19:15:00
<![CDATA[Hari Kondabolu]]> Soho Downstairs 0.00000000 0.00000000

Tue 10 and Wed 11 Oct 2017, 9.30pm

From £15

Lead Quote: *'One of the most exciting political comics in standup today.'* ,New York Times

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<p>Brooklyn-based comedian Hari Kondabolu returns to London for the first time in 2 years for 2 nights only. </p> <p>He has performed on the <em>Late Show with David Letterman, Conan, Jimmy Kimmel Live</em> and has his own half-hour Comedy Central special. In the UK, he has appeared on <em>Russell Howard&#8217;s Good News, 8 out of 10 Cats</em> and was a regular on <em>Live at the Electric</em>. He has released 2 critically-acclaimed standup records, &#8220;Waiting for 2042&#8221; and &#8220;Mainstream American Comic,&#8221; with legendary indie rock label Kill Rock Stars., Kondabolu currently is the co-host of the podcast <em>Politically Re-Active</em> with fellow comedian W. Kamau Bell. His documentary <em>The Problem with Apu</em>, about the stereotypical Simpsons character, will be released on truTV in the US later this year.</p> <p><strong>Age Recommendation:</strong> 16+<br /> <strong>Running Time:</strong> Approx 60mins </p> ]]>
2017-10-10T21:30:00 2017-10-11T21:30:00
<![CDATA[Tim Key: Megadate]]> Soho Theatre 0.00000000 0.00000000

11 – 14 Oct 8.45pm, 16 – 21 Oct 2017, 10.15pm

From £10

Lead Quote: *‘This is one art house form-buster who can really give you a good time.’* ,★★★★★ Times

Reviews: *‘He is a genius plain and simple.’* ,★★★★★ Time Out , ,*‘This is sublime, busy and evocative work from a man who keeps getting better and better.’* ,★★★★★ List , ,*'In any other sphere apart from comedy, we’d probably class this way of looking at the world as certifiable. Here it feels like genius.’* ,Telegraph

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<p>A brand new 65 minutes, blending poeticals, talking, standing, spotlights, cables, Kronenburg, foot-stamping and old school wistfulness. Key&#8217;s first new show for ages drips into the heart of London in the depths of Autumn.</p> <p>Edinburgh Comedy Award winner years ago.</p> <p>Key has appeared in <em>Taskmaster</em> and <em>Inside Number 9</em> and the <em>Alan Partridge</em> franchise.</p> <p><strong>Age Recommendation:</strong> 16+<br /> <strong>Running Time:</strong> Approx 65mins</p> ]]>
2017-10-11T20:45:00 2017-10-21T22:15:00
<![CDATA[Mat Ewins: Presents Adventureman 7 – The Return of Adventureman]]> Soho Downstairs 0.00000000 0.00000000

Thu 12 - Sat 21 Oct 2017, 9.30pm

From £9

Lead Quote: ★★★★★ Beyond the Joke

Reviews: ★★★★ Times ,★★★★ Chortle ,★★★★ Scotsman ,★★★★ List ,★★★★ Sunday Times ,★★★★ Fest ,★★★★★ Beyond the Joke ,★★★★★ Skinny ,★★★★★ Short.com ,

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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">AWARD</span> 2017 – <span class="caps">BEST</span> <span class="caps">SHOW</span></strong></p> <p>Multimedia, Adventure, Jokes! Join Adventureman on another Adventure.</p> <p>&#8216;[A] cracking hour of nonsense comedy [elevated] into something else: a declaration of independence from serious-mindedness; a hymn to doodling, daftness and the imagination unplugged. It’s a blast.&#8217; ★★★★ Guardian</p> <p><strong>Running Time:</strong> Approx 60mins</p> ]]>
2017-10-12T21:30:00 2017-10-21T21:30:00
<![CDATA[What Women Want with Amy Annette]]> Soho Downstairs 0.00000000 0.00000000

Sat 14 Oct and Sat 25 Nov 2017, 4.30pm

From £11

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<p>A panel of comedians discuss everyone&#8217;s favourite topic – women. Hosted by Amy Annette (co-editor of critically acclaimed <em>I Call Myself A Feminist</em>) in conversation with her more famous comedy friends.</p> <p>Guest comedians share personal responses to this age-old question, discussed by philosophers, rom-com scriptwriters and many a helpful internet meme. They&#8217;ll be talking misconceptions, misadventures, misogyny, and mystique (the feminine one). </p> <p>Previous guests include Josie Long, Nish Kumar, Lolly Adefope, James Acaster, Desiree Burch, Sofie Hagen, Joe Lycett, Shappi Khorsandi, Mae Martin, Suzi Ruffell, Tom Allen, Jessie Cave, Phil Wang, Rose Matafeo, Kiri Pritchard Maclean and Stuart Goldsmith.</p> <p><em>Line-ups <span class="caps">TBC</span></em></p> <p><strong>Running Time:</strong> Approx 60mins</p> ]]>
2017-10-14T16:30:00 2017-11-25T16:30:00
<![CDATA[Aditi Mittal: Global Village Idiot]]> Soho Downstairs 0.00000000 0.00000000

Sat 14 - Sat 28 Oct 2017, 7.30pm

From £9

Lead Quote: *‘Acerbic and cutting edge.’* ,Mumbai Mirror

Reviews: *'Relaxed and utterly assured.'* ,★★★★ Skinny , ,*'Fresh, insightful and sharp.'* ,★★★★ Edinburgh Festivals Magazine , ,★★★★ Fringe Guru

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<p>Trailblazing Indian comic Aditi Mittal is back at Soho Theatre, fresh from her Edinburgh Festival debut and the release of her Netflix comedy special <em>Things They Wouldn’t Let Me Say</em>.</p> <p>Mixing topical stand-up with frank talk, Aditi’s new show explores how her place in our global village makes her feel she belongs nowhere and everywhere at the same time. Confusing for someone who’s always been the village idiot, no matter how global it is. A show packed with her trademark ‘acerbic and cutting edge’ comedy (Mumbai Mirror) and charming (possibly litigious) parodies of people she’s met along the way. </p> <p>Aditi has appeared on every major English and Hindi network in India and starred in her own <span class="caps">BBC</span> Radio 4 series, <em>A Beginner’s Guide to India</em>.</p> <p><strong>Running Time:</strong> Approx 60mins <br /> <strong>Age Recommendation:</strong> 16+</p> ]]>
2017-10-14T19:30:00 2017-10-28T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Sanspants Radio Live and Up Late ]]> Soho Downstairs 0.00000000 0.00000000

14 Oct 2017, 11.30pm

£15

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<p>Sanspants Radio and Soho Theatre have joined forces to make the impossible happen, one final London show date on their sold out UK tour. Sanspants Radio Live and Up Late.</p> <p>Join Jackson, Duscher, Zammit and their good friend Adam for a late night live comedy podcast odyssey which will take elements from their well known podcasts like Plumbing the Death Star and Shut Up a Second and blend that with incredible tiredness to create something truly spectacular. It’ll be an irrelevant pop culture fever dream where the boys attempt to answer the important questions like “Is Clark Kent Good at His Day Job?” while simultaneously asking “Why did we think a late night live podcast was going to be good for our wellbeing?”. </p> <p>It is sure to be a time!</p> <p><strong>Running Time:</strong> Approx 75mins</p> ]]>
2017-10-14T23:30:00 2017-10-14T23:30:00
<![CDATA[Anuvab Pal: The Empire]]> Soho Upstairs 0.00000000 0.00000000

Mon 16 Oct 2017, 7pm

From £12

Lead Quote: *'India's Most Intelligent Comedian.'* ,New York Times

Reviews: *'India's answer to British wit.'* ,BBC , ,*'Incredible. A mind bogglingly funny and necessary take on the British Empire in India.'* ,Financial Times , ,*'Spectacular.'* ,CNN , ,*'A mad genius.'* ,Times Of India ,

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<p>Anuvab Pal, one of India’s top stand up comedians is on a journey to understand why he has no country of his own. The British came and gave him a colonial accent, British values, decorum, all that and left. He lives in contemporary India – a billion confident humans fed on social media, American consumerism and way past their colonial hangover. How does this man still under the influence- the British influence – survive in ‘New India’? Nobody knows, the least of all him.<br /> Yes, the British came to India, they saw, but who conquered? Nobody knows. The quest for Empire and The Empire striking back is the journey of this stand up special. Who says the tragedies of history aren’t comedy? Everyone. Oh well, too late. </p> <p><strong>Running Time:</strong> Approx 60mins</p> ]]>
2017-10-16T19:00:00 2017-10-16T19:00:00
<![CDATA[The Kagools: Tutti - Amused Moose Comedy Award winner 2017]]> Soho Downstairs 0.00000000 0.00000000

Mon 16 Oct 2017, 7.30pm

From £12

Lead Quote: *‘Beautifully executed. Perfect viewing for all ages and nationalities.’* ,★★★★ Chortle

Reviews: *‘Pure genius... Clever and entertaining... Comedy gold... Side-splittingly hilarious.'* ,★★★★ Broadway Baby , ,*‘Beautifully executed. Perfect viewing for all ages and nationalities.’* ,★★★★ Chortle , ,*’See the Kagools now before they make it big on TV.’* ,Adelaide Advertiser , ,*‘Brimming with wit and imagination... surely one of the outright funniest pieces of the entire festival.’* ,★★★★★ TV Bomb ,

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<p>Physical comedy sensation The Kagools bring their multi award-winning show Tutti to Soho Theatre. </p> <p>The Kagools are the UK&#8217;s newest award winning comedy double-act, making a real splash at international comedy festivals. </p> <p>This unique show is spontaneous, anarchic fun for everyone! Completely wordless though far from silent, with interactive film. </p> <p><strong>Running Time:</strong> Approx 60mins </p> ]]>
2017-10-16T19:30:00 2017-10-16T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Joseph Morpurgo: Hammerhead ]]> Soho Theatre 0.00000000 0.00000000

Mon 16 - Sat 28 Oct 2017, 8.45pm

From £9

Lead Quote: *‘Uproariously funny - you could watch it twice and not stop laughing.’* ,★★★★ Guardian ,

Reviews: *‘Uproariously funny - you could watch it twice and not stop laughing.’* ,★★★★ Guardian , ,*‘A monster hit - it crackles with energy.’* ,★★★★ Telegraph , ,*'A meticulously put-together multi-media extravaganza of high concept and even higher laugh count.’* ,★★★★½ Chortle , ,*‘Dazzling in its scope and creativity - inventively deranged and hugely enjoyable.’* ,★★★★ Scotsman

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<p>Outlandishly funny multimedia comedy and new voodoo from the distinguished mind of the 2015 Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee, three-time 2016 Chortle Award winner and soon-to-be <span class="caps">BBC</span> Radio Four star Joseph Morpurgo, featuring surreal set-pieces, vivid comic writing, subliminal pulse signals – and monsters.</p> <p><strong>Running Time:</strong> Approx 60mins </p> ]]>
2017-10-16T20:45:00 2017-10-28T20:45:00
<![CDATA[Ivo Graham: Educated Guess]]> Soho Upstairs 0.00000000 0.00000000

Mon 16 - Sat 21 Oct 2017, 9pm

From £10

Lead Quote: *'Honed to within a whisker of perfection... a joyous show.'* ,Evening Standard

Reviews: *'Honed to within a whisker of perfection... a joyous show.'* ,Evening Standard , ,*'Sharp punchlines, topper gags and the unmistakable sense of a young comic finding another gear.'* ,Scotsman , ,*'Like Hugh Grant’s less well-adjusted younger brother.'* ,Guardian ,

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<p>After an eventful year off (got a new laptop, etc.), the boy&#8217;s back in town, with resolutions galore but less courage in his convictions than ever. How much has Ivo learnt? And what good has it done him? As seen on <em>Mock The Week, Live At The Apollo, As Yet Untitled, Live From The <span class="caps">BBC</span>, Fighting Talk</em>.</p> <p><strong>Running Time:</strong> Approx 60mins </p> ]]>
2017-10-16T21:00:00 2017-10-21T21:00:00
<![CDATA[Amused Moose Comedy Awards Showcase 2017]]> Soho Downstairs 0.00000000 0.00000000

Mon 16 Oct 2017, 9.15pm

From £12

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<p>Exceptional breakthrough comedy talent is showcased together to &#8220;delight any true comedy fan&#8221; (BroadwayBaby)&#8217; &#8211; this brilliant bunch have all beaten hundreds of aspiring comedians in the Amused Moose Comedy Awards, handpicked by comedy cognescenti and comedygoers at the Edinburgh Fringe. </p> <p>Tonight they will excite you with tastes of the laughter and fun from the Amused Moose Comedy Awards finals, that makes them so very special:</p> <p><strong><span class="caps">ROB</span> <span class="caps">KEMP</span> in The Elvis Dead:</strong> Outstanding Fringe Comedy Show 2017</p> <p><strong><span class="caps">IAN</span> <span class="caps">SMITH</span> in Snowflake:</strong> People&#8217;s Champion Fringe Comedy Show 2017</p> <p><strong><span class="caps">HARRIET</span> <span class="caps">BRAINE</span> in Total Eclipse of the Art:</strong> Amused Moose Comedy Award Fringe Show finalist 2017</p> <p><strong><span class="caps">MARK</span> <span class="caps">SIMMONS</span> in Onelinerer:</strong> Amused Moose Comedy Award Fringe Show finalist 2017</p> <p><strong><span class="caps">JACK</span> <span class="caps">GLEADOW</span>:</strong> National New Comic Award Winner 2107</p> <p><strong><span class="caps">ROB</span> <span class="caps">OLDHAM</span>:</strong> Breakthrough Comic of the Year Award 2017</p> <p><strong>Running Time:</strong> Approx 75mins</p> ]]>
2017-10-16T21:15:00 2017-10-16T21:15:00
<![CDATA[Hear Me Raw]]> Soho Upstairs 0.00000000 0.00000000

Tue 17 - Sat 21 Oct 2017, 7pm

From £10.50

Lead Quote: *Written and performed by Daniella Isaacs* ,*Directed by Rosy Banham* , ,*'Perfectly controlled tone and execution… honest, insightful and uplifting.'* ,★★★★ Scotsman ,

Reviews: *'Perfectly controlled tone and execution… honest, insightful and uplifting.'* ,★★★★ Scotsman , ,*'Hear Me Raw is as timely and necessary a corrective to the fad of clean eating as Anthony Warner’s The Angry Chef, perhaps even more important as it’s written by someone who understands all too well the damage such thinking can do.'* ,★★★★ Stage , ,*'Superbly written and fantastically acted.'* ,★★★★★ ThreeWeeks , ,*'Isaacs moves convincingly from portraying the perfect Instagram stars we are told to believe in, to the out of control and dark reality that lies behind the photos... Completely original and entirely brilliant.'* ,★★★★★ A Younger Theatre , ,*'Brilliant and raw… a blistering one-woman show.'* ,Exeunt , ,

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<p><strong><span class="caps">SHORTLISTED</span> <span class="caps">FOR</span> <span class="caps">THE</span> SCOTSMAN’S <span class="caps">MENTAL</span> <span class="caps">HEALTH</span> <span class="caps">FRINGE</span> <span class="caps">AWARD</span></strong></p> <p><em>“Do you want all the answers to health, happiness and eternal bliss?”</em> </p> <p>Meet Green Girl. She’ll make you clean. She’ll eradicate dirty. She’ll force-feed you gluten-free, dairy-free, sugar-free brownies. She. Will. Make. You. <span class="caps">WELL</span>. Until she starts getting really, really sick. </p> <p>Daniella Isaacs peels back the Instagram filter to reveal the dirty truth behind clean living. <em>Hear Me Raw</em> is an autobiographical account of one woman’s journey through the world of contemporary wellness. A blistering piece of theatre about restriction, control and too much turmeric.</p> <p><strong>Running Time:</strong> Approx 60mins</p> ]]>
2017-10-17T19:00:00 2017-10-21T19:00:00
<![CDATA[Mae Martin & Friends ]]> Soho Downstairs 0.00000000 0.00000000

Fri 20 Oct 2017, 11.30pm

From £13

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<p>Mae Martin (‘an intelligent bag of cartoonish energy’ ★★★★★ Mirror) presents her renowned anarchic new material night.<br /> With help from the audience it promises to be a sloppy, raucous, and unforgettable night.</p> <p><em>Line ups <span class="caps">TBC</span></em>.</p> <p><strong>Please note line-up is subject to change</strong></p> <p><strong>Running Time:</strong> Approx 60mins</p> ]]>
2017-10-20T23:30:00 2017-10-20T23:30:00
<![CDATA[The Dark Room]]> Soho Downstairs 0.00000000 0.00000000

Sat 21 Oct and Sat 18 Nov 2017, 11.30pm

From £9

Lead Quote: *‘One of the funniest sights around, don’t miss it.’* ,Daily Telegraph

Reviews: *‘NOT TO BE MISSED.’* ,Guardian , ,*‘You have to see the Dark Room as least once in your life.’* ,★★★★★ Sun , ,*‘You must see this show.’* ,★★★★★ British Comedy Guide , ,*‘Great fun, nostalgic, but also a fresh angle for comedy.’* ,★★★★ Den of Geek

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<p>You awake to find yourself in a Dark Room! You, the audience must choose an option. Will you: A) Find the Light Switch? B) Cry for Help? C) Go North?<br /> Come and play the world’s first live-action text-based adventure game! It’s a choose-your-own-adventure! So choose it!<br /> The Dark Room blurs the lines between comedy and game show and is enjoyed by gamers, non-gamers, teens and parents. <br /> The audience play as contestants and the rules are simple.<br /> 1 &#8211; Options appear on the screen.<br /> 2 &#8211; Audience calls out the option they want.<br /> 3 &#8211; You’re either right, or dead.<br /> 4 &#8211; In the end, everybody plays!<br /> Originally an interactive YouTube game, the Dark Room went viral and attracted more than 4 million views. Comedian John Robertson then transformed the game into a live show, and so far has enjoyed sell out shows at Insomnia Gaming Festival, the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, EB Games Expo and <span class="caps">MCM</span> Comic Con.</p> <p><strong>Running Time:</strong> Approx 60mins<br /> <strong>Age Recommendation:</strong> 18+</p> ]]>
2017-10-21T23:30:00 2017-11-18T23:30:00
<![CDATA[Geek Chic's Weird Science presents: THE SCIENCE OF VAMPIRES]]> Soho Downstairs 0.00000000 0.00000000

Mon 23 Oct 2017, 7.30pm

From £11

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<p>Come join us this Halloween and explore The Science of Vampires in a special live recording of award winning podcast, Geek Chic&#8217;s Weird Science. Do Vampires really exist? What were the ghoulish real-life conditions that brought them to popular culture? And can drinking blood really make us younger? </p> <p>Lliana Bird and Dr Jack Lewis will explore all this and more in this bloodcurdlingly brilliant Halloween show, with special guests mortician Carla Valentine and &#8220;The Prof Of Goth&#8221;, Professor Nick Groom. </p> <p><strong>Running Time:</strong> Approx 60mins</p> ]]>
2017-10-23T19:30:00 2017-10-23T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Tricksterland]]> Soho Upstairs 0.00000000 0.00000000

23 Oct 2017, 8pm

£10 (£8)

Lead Quote: *'A mercurial and captivating performer.'* ,Exeunt Magazine

Reviews: *'A mercurial and captivating performer.'* ,Exeunt Magazine , ,*‘…kooky, creative and off the wall.’* ,Everything Theatre ,

Playwright: Nell Phoenix

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<p>There is a place where that which is broken can be mended;<br /> thoughts can be heard;<br /> old bones speak;<br /> and rocks want revenge&#8230;</p> <p>In Trickster&#8217;s wonderland a man mimics a waterfall and almost gets away with it, a woman hides her doll-sized sister in her plaited hair, and we all journey to the edge of the earth.</p> <p>Expect gleeful deceit, anarchic tomfoolery and everything earthy, brutal and bold</p> <p><strong><span class="caps">NELL</span> <span class="caps">PHOENIX</span></strong> has been performing professionally since graduating from Goldsmiths College in 1984. With an utterly engaging intimate storytelling style, Nell balances beautifully the comedic, the magical, and occasionally the downright rude. Recent work includes stories told at Highgrove, Hackney Library, Kensington Palace and for <span class="caps">NTS</span> Live, Dalston’s own digital radio station. She also creates stories for charities and companies; recent commissions incl. V&amp;A, Brit Museum, 40 Winks Bedtime Stories, <span class="caps">WWF</span>, Arts for Human Rights, and Selfridges. She runs <em>StoryNight</em> at Torriano. </p> <p><strong>Running Time:</strong> Approx 75mins</p> ]]>
2017-10-23T20:00:00 2017-10-23T20:00:00
<![CDATA[Rattle Snake]]> Soho Upstairs 0.00000000 0.00000000

Tue 24 - Sat 28 Oct 2017, 7pm

From £15 (£12.50)

Playwright: Catrina McHugh

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<p>A story with no ending; a chance meeting with one man changes the lives of two women forever. Now they both live trying to predict the unpredictable.</p> <p>Rattle Snake is an epic tale, based on real life stories of women who have faced and survived coercive controlling domestic abuse.</p> <p>This sharp, moving and unflinching new play is from the company behind the hugely successful Key Change which won The Carol Tambor Best of Edinburgh Award in 2015 and featuring as a New York Times Critics’ Pick in 2016.</p> <p>Coinciding with the change in UK law in 2015 making coercive control in relationships a crime, Rattle Snake was originally commissioned by Durham University and Durham Constabulary and funded by Durham <span class="caps">PCC</span> and the <span class="caps">AHRC</span> and is used in the training of frontline police officers.</p> <p><strong>Age Recommendation:</strong> 13+</p> <p><strong>Running Time:</strong> Approx 60mins</p> ]]>
2017-10-24T19:00:00 2017-10-28T19:00:00
<![CDATA[Nathan Caton: The Pursuit of Happiness]]> Soho Upstairs 0.00000000 0.00000000

Tue 24 - Sat 28 Oct 2017, 9pm

From £10

Lead Quote: *‘Laidback, on-the- nose material, chopping down fools of all colours, both in day-to- day life and in the media.’* ,Guardian

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<p>Following the success of last year’s Straight Outta Middlesex tour, the prolific Nathan Caton is back! He’s keeping it real and keeping it funny, dissecting all things from the personal to the political in this hilarious show.<br /> Regarded as one of the best young comics in the UK, Nathan’s award winning combination of personal and topical anecdotes has lead to appearances on BBC1’s <em>Live at the Apollo</em>, BBC2’s <em>Mock The Week</em>, <em>The Premier League Show</em>, Channel 4’s <em>Comedy Gala, The Superhuman Show and It Was Alright in The 70’s</em>, BBC3’s <em>Russell Howard’s Good News</em>, <span class="caps">BBC</span> Radio 4’s <em>Now Show, News Quiz</em>, BT Sport’s <em>The Football’s On</em> and his hit <span class="caps">BBC</span> Radio 4 sitcom, <em>Can’t Tell Nathan Caton Nothing</em>.</p> <p><strong>Running Time:</strong> Approx 60mins</p> ]]>
2017-10-24T21:00:00 2017-10-28T21:00:00
<![CDATA[Jinkx Sings Everything! at The Leicester Square Theatre ]]>

Tue 24 - Sat 28 Oct 2017, 9.30pm

From £22

Lead Quote: h4. This event will take place at The Leicester Square Theatre

Reviews: *Praise for Jinkx Monsoon* , ,*'Jinkx Monsoon delivers what Drag Race fans suspected. She's talented up the ying yang and lovable too.'* ,BroadwayWorld , ,*'Jinkx shows off talent that was only glimpsed at on Drag Race, and proves to be a real star onstage.'* Huffington Post , ,*'Worthy of being mentioned in the same breath as Taylor Mac, John Kelly and Justin Vivian Bond.'* ,DramaQueenNYC , ,*'Girlfriend has pipes of steel… a cabaret treasure.'* ,TheaterMania , ,*'Cabaret at it's very best… this lady's for real.'* ,Theater Is Easy , , ,*Praise for The Vaudevillians* , ,*'Jinkx Monsoon is blessed with charisma, uniqueness, nerve and talent… The music is as funny as it is chair-dancing-inducing.'* ,★★★★ Time Out , ,*‘Straight or gay, everyone leaves this show with sides aching from laughter.’* ,New York Times , ,*‘Straight or gay, everyone leaves this show with sides aching from laughter.’* ,New York Times , ,*‘Intelligent and entertaining… Jinkx Monsoon and Major Scales are the millennial Kiki and Herb.’* TheaterMania ,

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<p><em>RuPaul&#8217;s Drag Race</em> winner Jinkx Monsoon returns with an evening of Broadway show stoppers chosen by the audience nightly.</p> <p>An avid Broadway enthusiast Jinkx loves nothing more than belting out a show stopper. And that&#8217;s exactly what she plans on doing! In <span class="caps">JINKX</span> <span class="caps">SINGS</span> <span class="caps">EVERYTHING</span>!, the audience will be able to suggest and request their favourite Broadway songs to be performed on-the-spot by this boozy chanteuse. </p> <p>Her improv skills and memory will be put to the test as she stumbles her way through this unforgettable show. No two performances will be the same!</p> <p><strong>This event will take place at The Leicester Square Theatre, please collect your tickets from The Leicester Square Theatre Box Office on the day of the performance.</strong></p> ]]>
2017-10-24T21:30:00 2017-10-28T21:30:00
<![CDATA[Frank Skinner: The Man With No Show]]> Soho Downstairs 0.00000000 0.00000000

Tue 24 - Sat 28 Oct & Tue 7 - Sat 11 Nov 2017, 9.30pm

£5

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<p>What happens when a man wants to do stand up comedy but doesn’t have any stand up comedy to do? He stands in front of an audience and just hopes for the best.</p> <p>Frank Skinner jumps off a cliff. Catch him while you can.</p> <p><strong>Age Recommendation:</strong> 16+<br /> <strong>Running Time:</strong> Approx 60mins</p> ]]>
2017-10-24T21:30:00 2017-11-11T21:30:00
<![CDATA[LoveHard: Murdered By Murder]]> Soho Upstairs 0.00000000 0.00000000

Mon 30 Oct 2017, 7pm

From £13 (£11.50)

Lead Quote: *'Tear-jerkingly funny.'* ,★★★★★ Fringe Biscuit

Reviews: *'The sort of show that makes you excited about the Fringe again.'* ,★★★★★ Broadway Baby , ,*'Tear-jerkingly funny.'* ,★★★★★ Fringe Biscuit

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<p><strong>Finalists: Leicester Square Theatre Sketch-Off 2017</strong></p> <p>1934. Devon. Six old friends. Exposition. A small get-together at the household of Lord and Lady Titan, Drenchblood Heights. Reason: A Murder Mystery Party. It promises to be the night of their lives. By which we mean: the night of their, er, deaths.</p> <p>But with long-held grudges, egos on a knife-edge and somewhat dubious motives, the mystery becomes not the murder mystery, but the murder. Mystery. The six are being picked off one by one, and time is running out. (We have an hour.)</p> <p>The brand-new show from the award-winning double-act LoveHard, featuring a live score by Nick Charlesworth.</p> <p><strong>Running Time:</strong> Approx 60mins</p> ]]>
2017-10-30T19:00:00 2017-10-30T19:00:00
<![CDATA[Andy Parsons: Slacktivist Action Group ]]> Soho Downstairs 0.00000000 0.00000000

Mon 30 Oct, 27 Nov and 18 Dec 2017, 7.30pm

From £10

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<p>An MP, a journalist and a stand-up walk into a bar – and there’s an audience there…</p> <p>Ever been so fed up with the world that you’ve been unable to do anything but 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 this time in a group. </p> <p>Three guests talk passionately about what is currently getting them fired up and hopefully some of that energy rubs off, so that we think about getting off our arses at some point in the future – at least to go to the bar upstairs afterwards. Hosted by Andy Parsons.</p> <p><strong><span class="caps">GUESTS</span>:</strong></p> <p><strong>Mon 25 Sep</strong><br /> Norman Lamb MP,Times Chief Football Writer Henry Winter &amp; Tiff Stevenson (People Just Do Nothing)</p> <p><strong>Mon 30 Oct</strong> Co-leader of the Green Party Jonathan Bartley, John O&#8217;Farrell &amp; Angela Barnes</p> <p><strong>Mon 27 Nov</strong><br /> Clive Lewis MP &amp; Catherine Conway (Founder of Unpackaged) plus <span class="caps">TBC</span></p> <p><strong>Mon Dec 18</strong><br /> Lucy Powell MP plus special guests</p> <p><strong>Running Time:</strong> Approx 60mins<br /> <strong>Age Recommendation:</strong> 16+</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> ]]>
2017-10-30T19:30:00 2017-12-18T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Sasha Ellen: Accidents Happen to Sasha Ellen]]> Soho Upstairs 0.00000000 0.00000000

Mon 30 Oct 2017, 9pm

From £13 (£11.50)

Lead Quote: *'Genuinely fresh.'* ,★★★★ Scotsman

Reviews: *'Cheeky humour... upfront and witty.'* ,★★★★ Broadway Baby , ,★★★★ Edinburgh Guide , ,*'Ellen is surely destined for great things.'* ,Washington Square Post , ,*'Always engaging.'* ,Chortle

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<p>At the tender age of three Sasha Ellen accidentally killed a kitten&#8230; And she hasn&#8217;t stopped murdering since. A heartwarming stand-up show about family ties and murdered pets. </p> <p>Directed by Ria Lina (nominated for the Amused Moose Laughter Awards, Dave TV’s Top 10 Jokes of the Festival, commissioned by Radio 4).</p> <p>Sasha has had 2 previous successful Edinburgh shows, one of which transferred to the Soho Playhouse in New York. </p> <p><strong>Running Time:</strong> Approx 60mins</p> ]]>
2017-10-30T21:00:00 2017-10-30T21:00:00
<![CDATA[Pajama Men: Pterodactyl Nights]]> Soho Downstairs 0.00000000 0.00000000

Mon 30 Oct - Sat 4 Nov 2017, 9.30pm

From £12

Lead Quote: *‘One of the most dazzling displays of comedy theatre I’ve ever seen. It's weird. And it's wonderful.'* ,★★★★★ Times

Reviews: *‘The Pajama Men create a cartoon of the mind – a shape-shifting world in which anything seems not ,just possible, but imminent.’* ,★★★★★ Guardian , ,*‘Every now and again — though all too rarely — a comedy show comes along that casts things in a ,new light...this American duo ultimately possesses a marvellously unique appeal.’* ,★★★★★ Evening Standard , ,*‘One of the most dazzling displays of comedy theatre I’ve ever seen. It's weird. And it's wonderful.'* ,★★★★★ Times , ,*‘Allen and Chavez are improvisers' improvisers. Actors' actors. Comedians' comedians.’* ,Chicago Tribune , ,*‘Did you miss the Pajama Men? Then you f**ked up.’* ,★★★★★ Time Out, Sydney ,

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<p>Drawing on their huge comic catalogue, always introducing new material, and lacing it all together with bizarre and hilarious improvised tangents, the Pajama Men create an anarchic night of jubilant, anarchic and inventive sketch comedy. Whether you’ve been watching them for<br /> years or are seeing them for the first time, Pajama Men’s Pterodactyl Nights will get you where you need gettin’.</p> <p>Shenoah Allen and Mark Chavez are a world-renowned double act known for their unique style of narrative-sketch comedy that incorporates elements of stand-up, sketch, improv, and outlandish characters, all narrowly contained in surreal storylines. </p> <p>Shenoah and Mark’s unique and surprising style has garnered them high acclaim all over the international comedy circuit, where they’ve been performing to packed houses for the last few years. </p> <p><strong>Age Recommendation:</strong> 16+<br /> <strong>Running Time:</strong> Approx 70mins</p> ]]>
2017-10-30T21:30:00 2017-11-04T21:30:00
<![CDATA[Quarter Life Crisis]]> Soho Upstairs 0.00000000 0.00000000

Tue 31 Oct 2017, 7pm

From £13 (£11.50)

Lead Quote: *Artist to watch 2017 - British Council* , ,*'Yolanda Mercy is one to watch.'* ,★★★★★ West End Wilma ,

Reviews: *'Heart felt and Humorous.'* ,★★★★★ Norwich Radical , ,*'Yolanda Mercy is one to watch.'* ,★★★★★ West End Wilma , ,*'Yolanda Mercy is Enormously engaging in Quarter Life Crisis.'* ,Lyn Gardner

Playwright: Yolanda Mercy

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<p>Alicia is a hot mess. She doesn’t know what she’s doing with her life. Swiping left, swiping right to find the perfect match.<br /> Even though she’s a Londoner, born and bred, the scent of Lagos peppers her existence in the ends. Everyone around her seems to know where they’re going in life, but she’s just trying to find ways to cheat growing up and keep her 16-25 railcard. What does it mean to be an adult and when do you become one?</p> <p>Quarter Life Crisis mixes addictive baselines, spoken word and audience participation.</p> <p><em>Written and Performed by</em> Yolanda Mercy <br /> <em>Directed by</em> Jade Lewis </p> <p><strong>Running Time:</strong> Approx 50mins</p> ]]>
2017-10-31T19:00:00 2017-10-31T19:00:00
<![CDATA[Le Gateau Chocolat: Icons]]> Soho Downstairs 0.00000000 0.00000000

Tue 31 Oct - Sat 4 Nov 2017, 7.30pm

From £16 (£14)

Lead Quote: *'AWESOME… The hardest thing about seeing Le Gateau Chocolat is resisting the urge to join in.’* ,★★★★ Time Out ,

Reviews: *‘A truly unique show, not to be missed.’* ,★★★★★ RIP IT UP , ,*‘That voice, that perfect, rich, fruity and delightful voice!’* ,★★★★★ Australian Times , ,*‘The biggest voice in town. Global domination awaits!’* ,Time Out ,

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<p>After a smash-hit run over Christmas last year, Le Gateau Chocolat is back with an encore of the incredible <em>Icons</em> – 5 nights only!</p> <p>Walking the tightrope between his public and private personas, Le Gateau Chocolat explores relationships with our icons – the people, the moments, the books, the relationships that have come to shape us, or the ideal we aspire to.</p> <p><strong>Running Time:</strong> Approx 60mins </p> ]]>
2017-10-31T19:30:00 2017-11-04T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Lucy Farrett: LadyFace]]> Soho Upstairs 0.00000000 0.00000000

Tue 31 Oct 2017, 9pm

From £13 (£11.50)

Lead Quote: "Leftfield and unhinged creations with impeccable delivery." ,★★★★ List ,

Reviews: *'Lucy Farrett is a real talent.'* ,★★★★ Wee Review , ,*'Leftfield and unhinged creations with impeccable delivery.'* ,★★★★ List ,

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<p>A white-knuckle ride on a character comedy carousel from chameleon woman-host LadyFace aka Lucy Farrett, said to be “funny” (Neil Gaiman) and “mesmerising” (Scotsman). So roll up, roll up and take a journey through her multi-faced person world! See character wonders such as a Middle Age poet (literally Medieval, from the past, not a woman of 45+ years of age) to Audrey Hepburn (the <span class="caps">REAL</span> Audrey Hepburn giving <span class="caps">GREAT</span> advice), even a woman <span class="caps">WHO</span> <span class="caps">OWNS</span> A <span class="caps">DOG</span> <span class="caps">WOW</span> and many more faces to amuse, beguile and outrage. The Mighty Boosh/Victoria Wood lovechild of solo character comedy. </p> <p><strong>Running Time:</strong> Approx 60mins</p> ]]>
2017-10-31T21:00:00 2017-10-31T21:00:00
<![CDATA[Swan Bake ]]> Soho Upstairs 0.00000000 0.00000000

Wed 1 Nov 2017, 7pm

From £13 (£11.50)

Playwright: Samson Hawkins

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<p><strong>&#8220;I&#8217;m really annoyed at my parents for letting me follow my dreams because now I can&#8217;t get a job.&#8221;</strong> </p> <p>Bell wants to get into the Royal Ballet school, but that&#8217;s much easier when you aren&#8217;t tripping balls. Splicing alt-ballet, punk puppetry and sketch Swan Bake is a surreal look into the mind of 3 people addicted to hallucinogens, and asks if being addicted to drugs is really that bad, or is everyone just trying to harsh your mellow. </p> <p><em>Swan Bake</em> has been shortlisted for the <span class="caps">NSDF</span> Edinburgh Award &amp; nominated for a Brighton Fringe Award for Excellence. Written &amp; directed by award-winning (Syresham Under 14s Most Improved Player 2007) Theatre maker Samson Hawkins &amp; produced by Second Sons.</p> <p><strong>Running Time:</strong> Approx 60mins</p> ]]>
2017-11-01T19:00:00 2017-11-01T19:00:00
<![CDATA[Archie Maddocks: IlluminArchie]]> Soho Upstairs 0.00000000 0.00000000

Wed 1 Nov 2017, 9pm

From £13 (£11.50)

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<p>IlluminArchie is the hilarious new show by ‘super cool, super smart storyteller’ (Bruce Dessau, Evening Standard), award-winning comedian, Archie Maddocks. </p> <p>He is described as ‘poignant, inventive and razor-sharp’ (BroadwayBaby.com) and as having ‘a corking, almost cinematic story’ (Chortle.co.uk). </p> <p>Join Archie for his new show, which looks at how he wishes someone would take control of his life so he didn’t have to, an accidentally racist girlfriend and a incident on a Mexican pyramid.</p> <p><strong>Running Time:</strong> Approx 60mins</p> ]]>
2017-11-01T21:00:00 2017-11-01T21:00:00
<![CDATA[Busking It]]> Soho Upstairs 0.00000000 0.00000000

Thu 2 Nov 2017, 7pm

From £13 (£11.50)

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<p>A tube tunnel in London. A busker steps up to perform her last ever pitch. She&#8217;s dragged along two musicians and she stops you with a story that needs to be told. About a chance encounter that opened her eyes and changed everything. Together, you journey through a year on the London Underground, meeting weird and wonderful people. The city’s unseen stories unfold as you start to stop and listen.</p> <p>Inspired by 10 years of singing on the tube, Busking It is an honest exploration of loneliness in the crowd. With live and all-original songs, this is a play about love, music, and reaching each other. It&#8217;s funny, sometimes brutal, but filled with hope. Despite all our flaws, people really can be wonderful. Especially when they think no-one is looking.</p> <p><em>Busking It</em> was originally developed at the <span class="caps">RSC</span>. Written and performed by Danusia Samal. Directed by Guy Jones. Music by Adam Cross and Joe Archer, with lyrics by Danusia Samal.</p> <p><strong>Running Time:</strong> Approx 60mins </p> ]]>
2017-11-02T19:00:00 2017-11-02T19:00:00
<![CDATA[Isa Bonachera: Wow!]]> Soho Upstairs 0.00000000 0.00000000

Thu 2 Nov 2017, 9pm

From £13 (£11.50)

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<p>Wow! is a stand up show about the upside of quitting and the importance of irreverence.</p> <p>Some months ago, failed scientist Isa Bonachera decided to quit her PhD in Physics at Cambridge to pursue her passion of not being miserable doing a PhD in Physics at Cambridge.</p> <p>In her debut Edinburgh show, Isa will explore the absurdity of everything to prove that there is no reason why we should endure shitty situations. Finding humour in unemployment, loneliness, and broken dreams, Isa examines the upside of quitting and navigating life without a direction.</p> <p><strong>Running Time:</strong> Approx 60mins</p> ]]>
2017-11-02T21:00:00 2017-11-02T21:00:00
<![CDATA[Replay]]> Soho Upstairs 0.00000000 0.00000000

Fri 3 Nov 2017, 7pm

From £13 (£11.50)

Lead Quote: *'A touching celebration of sibling relationships… played with beautiful understatement.'* ,Scotsman ,

Reviews: *'[A] deft monologue. Wren is a talent to watch.'* ,Guardian , ,*'Absorbing and bittersweet.'* ,★★★★ Stage , ,*'Cleverly written and expertly performed.'* ,★★★★ Theatre Weekly , ,*'“An exceptional play.'* ,★★★★★ Peg Review , ,*'A resounding and rich script.'* ,★★★★★ Everything Theatre , ,*'Powerful and emotive [with] excellent acting.'* ,★★★★ Broadway Baby , ,*'Emotionally-astute.'* ,★★★★ Breaking The Fourth Wall , , , ,

Playwright: Nicola Wren

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<p>When a fiercely independent, workaholic police officer receives an old cassette tape with a message from her big brother on it, she is propelled back to her vibrant childhood and forced to confront a tremendous loss. </p> <p>Written and performed by Nicola Wren and brought to you by Edinburgh Fringe favourites, DugOut Theatre (<em>Inheritance Blues, The Sunset Five, Swansong</em>), Replay is an intimate, moving and life-affirming story about learning to celebrate the past, however painful it may be</p> <p><strong>Running Time:</strong> Approx 60mins</p> ]]>
2017-11-03T19:00:00 2017-11-03T19:00:00
<![CDATA[Jinkx Monsoon & Major Scales: The Vaudevillians Tour]]>

Fri 3 Nov - Sat 9 Dec 2017

Lead Quote: *‘The laughs are jam-packed and the musicianship is flawless… It’s an expert blend of comedy, song and theatre and I’m going to do my best to see it a second time.’* ,★★★★ Time Out, Melbourne

Reviews: *‘The laughs are jam-packed and the musicianship is flawless… It’s an expert blend of comedy, song and theatre and I’m going to do my best to see it a second time.’* ,★★★★ Time Out, Melbourne , ,*‘Straight or gay, everyone leaves this show with sides aching from laughter.’* ,New York Times , ,*‘Intelligent and entertaining… Jinkx Monsoon and Major Scales are the millennial Kiki and Herb.’* ,TheaterMania ,

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<p>After selling out an often-extended Off-Broadway run, Australian tour and London run at Soho Theatre, RuPaul&#8217;s Drag Race winner Jinkx Monsoon heads out across the UK with The Vaudevillians, a bawdy, rowdy musical comedy co-starring composer and musician Major Scales.</p> <p>Throughout the 1920&#8217;s Kitty Witless and Dr. Dan Von Dandy toured the United States as The Vaudevillians, wowing audiences with their edgy, original music. One day, while touring through Antarctica, they were victims of a devastating avalanche and were buried under two tons of sleet and snow &#8211; instantly freezing them alive. But thanks to Global Warming, they recently thawed out only to discover that pop artists had stolen their music and passed it off as their own. Now, at long last, they are taking to the stage to reclaim their songs, performing their music as originally composed. It’s a vintage cabaret with a twist of drag.</p> <p><strong>Liverpool Homotopia, Unity Theatre</strong> <br /> Fri 3 Nov<br /> <a href="http://www.unitytheatreliverpool.co.uk/whats-on/vaudevillians.html">Book Now</a></p> <p><strong>Pavilion Arts Centre, Buxton</strong><br /> Sat 4 Nov <br /> <a href="https://buxtonoperahouse.org.uk/event/the-vaudevillians-jinkx-monsoon-and-major-scales">Book Now</a></p> <p><strong>Gatehouse,Stafford</strong><br /> Sun 5 Nov <br /> <a href="https://www.staffordgatehousetheatre.co.uk/en-GB/shows/the%20vaudevillians-%20jinx%20monsoon%20-%20major%20scales/info">Book Now</a></p> <p><strong>Gala Theatre, Durham</strong><br /> Mon 6 Nov <br /> <a href="https://www.galadurham.co.uk/galapost/the-vaudevillians-jinkx-monsoon-major-scales/">Book Now</a></p> <p><strong>Northern Stage, Newcastle</strong><br /> Tue 7 Nov<br /> <a href="https://www.northernstage.co.uk/whats-on/44444?spektrix_bounce=true">Book Now</a></p> <p><strong>Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough</strong><br /> Wed 8 Nov <br /> <a href="https://www.sjt.uk.com/event/395/the_vaudevillians__jinkx_monsoon_&amp;_major_scales">Book Now</a></p> <p><strong>Westlands Entertainment &amp; Conference Centre, Yeovil</strong><br /> Tues 14 Nov <br /> <a href="https://www.westlandsyeovil.co.uk">Book Now</a></p> <p><strong>Northcote Theatre, Exeter</strong><br /> Wed 15 Nov <br /> <a href="https://exeternorthcott.co.uk/calendar/the-vaudevillians-jinkx-monsoon-major-scales/o.uk">Book Now</a></p> <p><strong>Sherman Theatre, Cardiff</strong> <br /> Thurs 16 Nov <br /> <a href="http://http://www.shermantheatre.co.uk/performance/theatre/the-vaudevillians/">Book Now</a></p> <p><strong>Komedia, Bath</strong><br /> Fri 17 Nov <br /> <a href="https://www.komedia.co.uk/bath/cabaret/jinkx-monsoon-major-scales-vaudevillians/">Book Now</a></p> <p><strong>Birmingahm Hippodrome, Patrick Center</strong><br /> Sunday 19 Nov<br /> <a href="https://www.birminghamhippodrome.com/calendar/vaudevillians-jinkx-monsoon-major-scales/">On Sale</a> Tue 5 Sep, 11am </p> <p><strong>Junction, Cambridge</strong><br /> Tues 21 Nov <br /> <a href="https://www.junction.co.uk/jinkx-monsoon-and-major-scales">Book Now</a></p> <p><strong>Norden Farm Centre for the Arts, Maidenhead</strong><br /> Thurs 23 Nov <br /> <a href="https://norden.farm/events/jinkx-monsoon-major-scales-the-vaudevillians">Book Now</a></p> <p><strong>Y Theatre, Leicester</strong><br /> Sat 25 Nov <br /> <a href="https://tickets.leicesterymca.co.uk/en-GB/shows/the%20vaudevillians-%20jinkx%20monsoon%20-%20major%20scales/info">Book Now</a></p> <p><strong>Colchester Arts Centre</strong><br /> Tues 28 Nov <br /> <a href="http://www.colchesterartscentre.com/events/comedy/the-vaudevillians-jinkx-monsoon-major-scales-/">Book Now</a></p> <p><strong>The Old Market, Brighton</strong><br /> Thurs 30 Nov &#8211; Fri 1 Dec <br /> <a href="http://theoldmarket.com/shows/the-vaudevillians-jinkx-monsoon-major-scales/">Book Now</a></p> <p><strong>The Glee Club, Nottingham</strong> <br /> Tues 5 Dec <br /> <a href="https://www.glee.co.uk/performer/the-vaudevillians-jinkx-monsoon-major-scales/">Book Now</a></p> <p><strong>Contact Theatre, Manchester</strong> <br /> Thurs 7 &#8211; Sat 9 Dec <br /> <a href="http://contactmcr.com/whats-on/73492-the-vaudevillians-jinkx-monsoon-major-scales/">Book Now</a></p> ]]>
2017-11-03T19:30:00 2017-12-09T19:45:00
<![CDATA[Jen Wakefield: Girl In Da Corner]]> Soho Upstairs 0.00000000 0.00000000

Fri 3 Nov 2017, 9pm

From £13 (£11.50)

Lead Quote: *‘A novel show that finds a way to stand out…very slick and accomplished.’* ,List

Reviews: *‘Bringing fresh attitude to the comedy section.’* ,Fest Mag , ,*‘A novel show that finds a way to stand out…very slick and accomplished.’* ,List

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<p>If there was ever a show that ticks all the diversity boxes, then Jen&#8217;s got it all. Not only has she got the unique ability of having mixed heritage, she&#8217;s got mixed Indian heritage and she&#8217;s a woman! </p> <p>Although she feels like a 20-year-old sprite from London, she&#8217;s closer to 30 and has realised she&#8217;s got some stuff she wants to share with you. Let’s just say that she has exploited her ethnic ambiguity and is fully aware of the pros and cons of having a melanin passport.</p> <p>Jen Wakefield&#8217;s debut show fresh from the Fringe will be a high energy hour of fun, with beats, bars, characters and sketches. There’ll be a grime tutorial that’s Peri-Peri hot, the quirkiest hybrid cleaner you’ll ever meet, a dating show with a questionable premise and a daring girl from Delhi. Come and see why nobody&#8230; puts Jen&#8230; in the corner. </p> <p><em>Written and performed by</em> Jen Wakefield <br /> <em>Directed by</em> Steph Van Geete</p> <p><strong>Running Time:</strong> Approx 60mins</p> ]]>
2017-11-03T21:00:00 2017-11-03T21:00:00
<![CDATA[Bang Said the Gun]]> Soho Downstairs 0.00000000 0.00000000

Fri 3 Nov and 1 Dec 2017, 11.30pm

From £15

Lead Quote: *‘Like all the best things in life, Bang Said The Gun is done with commitment, belief and passion.’* ,Phil Jupitus

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<p>Bang Said The Gun is poetry for people who don’t like poetry.</p> <p>Voted the best poetry night in the UK by <em>The Times</em>, Bang Said The Gun has made poetry cool again.</p> <p>A rollercoaster of emotions, it’s loud, raucous, political, trivial, serious and very funny. Normal rules do not apply here. Featuring a rich mix of the best and freshest talent, they will grab you by the collar and drag you into another world.</p> <p>As recommended by Kate Tempest, ‘It’s like mud wrestling with words’, or as ex poet laureate, Andrew Motion puts it ‘BSTG is a vortex of energy and enthusiasm’.</p> <p><strong>Age Recommendation:</strong> 16+<br /> <strong>Running Time:</strong> Approx 75mins</p> ]]>
2017-11-03T23:30:00 2017-12-01T23:30:00
<![CDATA[A Dangerous Woman]]> Soho Upstairs 0.00000000 0.00000000

Sat 4 Nov 2017, 7pm

From £13 (£11.50)

Lead Quote: *'Mann has charm that grips the audience with her every ,word.'* ,★★★★★ BehindTheArras.com (_praise for Flying Solo_) ,

Reviews: *Manjeet Mann is delightful as Miranda.'* ,Time Out (_praise for The Tempest_) , ,*'In a vital role, Manjeet Mann humanises the whole affair.* ,British Theatre Guide (_praise for Blue Sky_) ,

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<p><em>We all had the desire to leave. I felt it from them. A pulse. A real flesh and blood pulse. I know they felt it, you couldn’t ignore it, couldn’t speak of it. So we silenced it’s beat.</em></p> <p>A Dangerous Woman tells the story of one woman’s struggle to carve her own path in a<br /> family of six women. Women who are both allies and enemies. Based on Manjeet’s own<br /> experience this bold and unapologetic new play explores what happens when you dare to<br /> challenge conformity, and make your voice heard. Recently labeled as a dangerous woman,<br /> Manjeet Mann explores what it means to be strong and dangerous.<br /> Following a successful UK tour of her debut show Flying Solo, A Dangerous Woman is being<br /> developed with support from the Birmingham Repertory Theatre, Soho Theatre, Arcola Theatre and Quarterhouse Theatre. </p> <p>Directed by Jerwood Directors Award recipient Yael Shavit, known for her work on critically acclaimed solo performances. Her most recent credits include <em>Until You Hear That Bell</em> by Sean Mahoney (<span class="caps">BAC</span>/ Tour), <em>How To Die Of A Broken Heart</em> by Femi Martin (Talawa) and Mouth Open Story Jump Out by<br /> Polarbear (Unicorn/Tour).</p> <p>Be the first to see this honest and unflinching brand new show.</p> <p><strong>Age Recommendation:</strong> 14+, contains strong language.<br /> <strong>Running Time:</strong> Approx 60mins</p> ]]>
2017-11-04T19:00:00 2017-11-04T19:00:00
<![CDATA[Isobel Rogers: Elsa]]> Soho Upstairs 0.00000000 0.00000000

Sat 4 Nov 2017, 9pm

From £13 (£11.50)

Lead Quote: *'One of the most incredible young artists that we've worked with. Her ability to turn her musical ears and hands to a blissful mix of satire and performance is truly unique.'* ,Roundhouse London

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<p>Elsa works in a cafe, eavesdropping on the &#8220;coffee mornings with the girls&#8221; as she waitresses. She listens to the lives of others, drifting between satire and song to make sense of a world that doesn&#8217;t feel like her own.</p> <p>Half open mic, half play: Rogers uses her talents as a theatre maker, singer and actress to transform into characters who conceal the truth, transporting us elsewhere with her unique lyrical songwriting. </p> <p><strong>Running Time:</strong> Approx 60mins</p> ]]>
2017-11-04T21:00:00 2017-11-04T21:00:00
<![CDATA[Candy Gigi: Becky Rimmer’s Bat Mitzvah!]]> Soho Upstairs 0.00000000 0.00000000

Mon 6 Nov 2017, 7pm

From £12

Lead Quote: *'Magnificently insane.'* ,★★★★★ List

Reviews: *'Hilarious raw insanity that's rarely matched.'* ,Chortle , ,*'Charisma and stage presence bursting out of every facial orifice.'* ,★★★★ Skinny , ,★★★★ Jewish Chronicle

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<p><strong>Winner: Malcom Hardee Award for Comic Originality 2014</strong></p> <p>Becky Rimmer, along with her father and mother, Mervyn and Gaye Rimmer, invite you to join them in the celebration of Becky&#8217;s Bat Mitzvah! Gaye asks that any young boys coming to the party stay behind for the interview process afterwards, in which she will choose a partner for Becky, who is 12 now and ready to settle down.</p> <p><strong>Age Recommendation:</strong> 16+<br /> <strong>Running Time:</strong> Approx 60mins</p> ]]>
2017-11-06T19:00:00 2017-11-06T19:00:00
<![CDATA[Lloyd Griffith in:Undated]]> Soho Downstairs 0.00000000 0.00000000

Mon 6 Nov 2017, 7.30pm

From £9

Lead Quote: *‘Disarmingly good.’* ,Times

Reviews: *'This is a warm, relatable and hilarious show. Lloyd bounces off the audience and has everyone laughing along with him. An hour of uplifting stand-up that’ll have you smiling for days.'* ,★★★★ Sunday Post , ,*'Griffith stands out from the Edinburgh pack with his hour long narrative of a love lost, carried along by his giggly, affable persona.'* ,★★★★ Broadway Baby ,

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<p>inundated: <span class="caps">VERB</span> [with object]<br /> 1) To overwhelm (someone) with things or people to be dealt with<br /> E.g. ‘Online dating is inundated with vacuous superficial people looking for meaningless interactions based on a photo where you have to look hot, with no substance’<br /> 2) Flood<br /> E.g. &#8216;A man crying his eyes out&#8217;</p> <p>Fresh from supporting Jack Whitehall and Rob Beckett on tour, Lloyd embarks on his first nationwide tour in:Undated. A show about overcoming the overwhelming.</p> <p>Host of <em>Soccer AM</em> (Sky), Star of <em>Taxi To Training</em> (<span class="caps">BBC</span>), <em>Drunk History</em> (Comedy Central), <em>The Premier League Show</em> (<span class="caps">BBC</span> 2), and Football Republic’s <em>Every Premier League Football Fan in 90 seconds</em>.</p> <p><strong>‘Punchy gags and jaw-dropping voice.’</strong><br /> Evening Standard</p> <p><strong>Running Time:</strong> Approx 60mins</p> ]]>
2017-11-06T19:30:00 2017-11-06T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Natalie Palamides: LAID]]> Soho Upstairs 0.00000000 0.00000000

Mon 6 - Sat 18 Nov 2017, 8.30pm

From £10

Lead Quote: *WINNER: LASTMINUTE.COM EDINBURGH COMEDY AWARD 2017 – BEST NEWCOMER* , ,*'One minute you are roaring with laughter, the next stifling a tear.'* ,★★★★ Times

Reviews: *'Deserves all the standing ovations she receives.'* ,★★★★½ Chortle , ,*'One minute you are roaring with laughter, the next stifling a tear.'* ,★★★★ Times , ,*'Imagine a Margaret Atwood novel adapted by Vic Reeves.'* ,★★★★ Telegraph , ,*'Unsettling comedy played with just the right amount of surprises and sassypants confidence.'* ,★★★★ List , ,*‘Palamides makes a solo show that’s so absurd and funny, it might almost be in a unique category of its own.’* ,Comedy Bureau (Los Angeles) , ,*‘Imaginative and wild leaving her audience simultaneously bewildered and entertained.’* ,McGill Tribune (Canada) , ,*‘Painfully hilarious and genuinely traumatic within the same heartbeat.’* ,★★★★ Broadway Baby , ,*‘An utterly surreal voyage…LAID is a thoroughly bonkers romp.’* ,★★★★ Reviews Hub , ,*‘Natalie Palamides one-woman show is so captivating… jump onto the bizarre-bus and commit to this remarkable ride.’* ,★★★★½ The Latest ,

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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">AWARD</span> 2017 – <span class="caps">BEST</span> <span class="caps">NEWCOMER</span></strong></p> <p>Laying an egg every day, a woman faces the decision: to raise it or eat it. Natalie Palamides, LA based comedian, Upright Citizens&#8217; Brigade performer and Just for Laughs vet, explores motherhood with absurd dilemmas, silly routines and surreal physical comedy. A melodrama of yolks, shells and funerals – Palamides brings her playful and cunning character to life in the madness of Laid. </p> <p>Co-devised and directed by Edinburgh Comedy Award winner Doctor Brown.</p> <p><strong>Age Recommendation:</strong> 14+<br /> <strong>Running Time:</strong> Approx 60mins</p> ]]>
2017-11-06T20:30:00 2017-11-18T20:30:00
<![CDATA[Am I Dead Yet?]]> Soho Upstairs 0.00000000 0.00000000

Tue 7 - Sat 18 Nov 2017, 7pm. Matinee Sat 11, 4pm.

From £14 (£12.50)

Lead Quote: *'Vibrantly theatrical and typically absorbing.'* ,★★★★ Independent

Reviews: *'Vibrantly theatrical and typically absorbing.'* ,★★★★ Independent , ,*'Chris Thorpe and Jon Spooner’s electric view on the dying process will rewrite your expectations for your final end.'* ,★★★★ Stage , ,'An enjoyable, poignant cabaret piece about death in the distant and all-too-near future.'* ,Guardian ,

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<p><em>Death is no longer a moment. It is a process. A process that can be reversed.</em></p> <p>Two friends, talking (and singing) about what happens when we die, how we think about dying, and how some of us might be brought back.</p> <p>Performed by Unlimited founding members Jon Spooner and Chris Thorpe, <em>Am I Dead Yet?</em> is filled with stories and songs about death and dying and about how we don’t talk about it enough. </p> <p><em>Am I Dead Yet?</em> is the new show from Unlimited Theatre inspired by research into contemporary developments in resuscitation science and made in collaboration with Emergency Care professionals.</p> <p>Supported by the Wellcome Trust and Arts Council England. </p> <p><strong>Age Recommendation:</strong> 14+<br /> <strong>Running Time:</strong> Approx 55mins </p> <p><strong><span class="caps">BSL</span> Interpreted Performance</strong><br /> Fri 10 Nov at 7pm</p> ]]>
2017-11-07T19:00:00 2017-11-18T19:00:00
<![CDATA[Dave Johns: I, Fillum Star]]> Soho Downstairs 0.00000000 0.00000000

Tue 7 - Sat 18 Nov 2017,7.30pm

From £10

Lead Quote: *'Poignant, warm and very funny. A delight.'* ,★★★★ iNews

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<p>What happens to a comedian when he’s plucked from obscurity by master film maker Ken Loach and cast in the title role of one of the most acclaimed and talked about British films in recent years?</p> <p><em>I, Daniel Blake</em> became a beacon for social realism and, for Dave Johns, a rollercoaster ride of red carpet surrealism. From Cannes to the <span class="caps">BAFTA</span>s, chatting to Woody Allen in a lift and accepting awards alongside Hollywood’s greatest… he was there, wide-eyed… through it all.</p> <p>Now, he’s back doing the thing he loves best – making people laugh.</p> <p><strong>Age Recommendation:</strong> 16+<br /> <strong>Running Time:</strong> Approx 60mins</p> ]]>
2017-11-07T19:30:00 2017-11-18T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Jordan Brookes: Body of Work]]> Soho Upstairs 0.00000000 0.00000000

Thu 9 - Sat 25 Nov 2017, 10pm

From £10 (Previews)

Lead Quote: *NOMINEE: LASTMINUTE.COM EDINBURGH COMEDY AWARD 2017 - BEST SHOW* , ,*‘Wildly entertaining stand-up that demolishes the conventions of comedy.’* ,★★★★ Guardian

Reviews: *‘Compelling, mercurial, unconventional and smart, Brookes has produced one of the must-see shows of the Fringe.’* ,★★★★1/2 Chortle , ,*‘Intense, insane and exceptional – an exhilarating hour… there is no comedic skill he can’t deploy.’* ,★★★★★ Skinny , ,*‘A crazy, wonderful show – Brookes is a startlingly talented comedian.’* ,★★★★ Scotsman , ,*‘A clever, but superbly dark hour of stand-up.’* ,★★★★ ThreeWeeks , ,*‘A magnetic display – gamely playful, messing about with the conventions of mime, character and confessional comedy.’* ,★★★★ Fest Mag , ,*‘Brookes bends the stand-up format until it shatters into tiny little pieces.’* ,★★★★ Beyond The Joke

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<p>In August 2015 Jordan’s Nanna, Gwendoline Martha Brookes, passed away. She was 95. This show is a geuine attempt to pay tribute to her. </p> <p>That can’t be the whole thing, can it? I thought Jordan Brookes did absurdist stuff? Like, bits that go on for ages and horrible physical stuff, daft faces, etc? Is he just going to talk about his Nan for an hour? Surely not. </p> <p>Brookes’ third solo hour of high wire stand-up and absurdism started out at a Free Festival venue before transferring to the Pleasance Courtyard to become the word-of-mouth success story of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2017. </p> <p><strong>Age Recommendation:</strong> 16+<br /> <strong>Running Time:</strong> Approx 60mins</p> ]]>
2017-11-09T22:00:00 2017-11-25T22:00:00
<![CDATA[David Hoyle: Diamond]]> Soho Theatre 0.00000000 0.00000000

Mon 13 - Sat 18 Nov 2017, 7.15pm

From £7

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<p>Diamond explores <span class="caps">LGBT</span> history spanning the 60-year period from 1957 to 2017 through the personal biography of David Hoyle. Weaving together intimate personal accounts and landmark events Diamond charts David’s rise from gay adolescent in Blackpool in the north of England, to famous Channel 4 anti-drag queen cult phenomena.</p> <p>Revisiting landmark events such as the Wolfenden Report, the partial decriminalisation of homosexuality, the repeal of Section 28 and the lives of prominent gay figures such as Alan Turing, and more recent <span class="caps">LGBT</span> political activists, Diamond offers moments of reflection and insights into this history and on-going struggle for equality.</p> <p>&#8220;The show is a celebration of survival against overwhelming odds. We have a <span class="caps">LGBT</span> history we are proud of.&#8221; &#8211; David Hoyle</p> <p>Diamond is a piece of theatre that navigates counter-cultures, queer gender and sexuality, and British attitudes, and will appeal to all with liberation in their heart.</p> <p>With special guests <strong>The LipSinkers</strong></p> <p><em>Commissioned by Contact.</em></p> <p><strong>Age Recommendation:</strong> 16+<br /> <strong>Running Time:</strong> 75mins Approx</p> ]]>
2017-11-13T19:15:00 2017-11-18T19:15:00
<![CDATA[Danny Bhoy: Make Something Great Again For Stronger Better Future Tomorrow Together]]> Soho Theatre 0.00000000 0.00000000

Tue 14 - Sat 18 Nov 2017, 9pm

From £10

Lead Quote: *‘He creates a remarkable intimacy with his audience. A must see.’* ,Age (Aus)

Reviews: *‘His routines have the mark of those which are quoted from for years to come.’* ,Herald , ,*‘This is a show you could see time and time again. Exceptional.’* ,Sunday Mail, (Aus) ,

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<p>Scottish comedian Danny Bhoy embarks on his maiden tour of his brand-new show this autumn in selected theatres throughout the UK. Don’t miss this internationally renowned and critically acclaimed comedian who regularly sells out tours all over the world with his unique brand of observational story telling.</p> <p><strong>Age Recoomendation:</strong> 16+<br /> <strong>Running Time:</strong> Approx 70mins</p> ]]>
2017-11-14T21:00:00 2017-11-18T21:00:00
<![CDATA[Rob Kemp: The Elvis Dead]]> Soho Downstairs 0.00000000 0.00000000

Tue 14 - Sat 18 Nov, 9.30pm & Fri 24 - Sat 25 Nov, Fri 8 - Sat 9 Dec 2017, and Fri 5 - Sat 6 and Fri 19 - Sat 20 Jan 2018, 11.30pm

From £9 (Previews)

Lead Quote: *NOMINEE: LASTMINUTE.COM EDINBURGH COMEDY AWARD 2017 – BEST NEWCOMER* , ,*'Twisted genius.'* ,★★★★ Sunday Times

Reviews: *‘A mind-bending, very funny and extraordinary performance - and you never stop laughing at the crazy juxtaposition of it all.’* ,★★★★★ Beyond the Joke , ,*‘This is the archetypal outsider hit: unlikely, made on a shoestring with love, and weirdly inspired.’* ,Guardian , ,*'A truly rollicking affair… an instant Fringe cult classic.’* ,★★★★ List , ,*‘So filled with love and joy that only a deadite would fail to be entertained. Hail to the King.’* ,★★★★ Skinny , ,*‘Genius.’* ,★★★★ Fest

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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">AWARD</span> 2017 – <span class="caps">BEST</span> <span class="caps">NEWCOMER</span></strong></p> <p>The multi award winning and critically acclaimed show comes to Soho Theatre. A tribute concert to the sequel to the ultimate in gruelling terror… and the King of Rock‘n’Roll.</p> <p>Rev up the Delta and come on a trip to a cabin in the Tennessee backwoods via Graceland, to witness: Cult classic horror movie Evil Dead 2 reinterpreted through the songs of Elvis.</p> <p><strong>Age Recommendation:</strong> 18+<br /> <strong>Running Time:</strong> Approx 60mins</p> ]]>
2017-11-14T21:30:00 2018-01-20T23:30:00
<![CDATA[Harry Hill: Adventures in Entertainment (work in progress)]]> Soho Downstairs 0.00000000 0.00000000

Mon 20 - Sat 25 Nov 2017, 7.15pm

From £14

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<p>Join Harry Hill as he test drives his latest idea of what a joke is. Laugh with him as he succeeds, distance yourself from him as he fails,track him down in the bar and get a selfie, ask him if he’s bringing TV Burp back, phone your mum and get him to wish her a happy birthday. Let’s Mattress!</p> <p><strong>Age Recommendation:</strong> 16+<br /> <strong>Running Time:</strong> Approx 60mins</p> ]]>
2017-11-20T19:15:00 2017-11-25T19:15:00
<![CDATA[Jon Pointing: Act Natural]]> Soho Upstairs 0.00000000 0.00000000

Mon 20 - Sat 25 Nov 2017, 8.30pm

From £10

Lead Quote: *'Keenly observed and impeccably performed.'* ,★★★★ Chortle

Reviews: *'Mesmerisingly ghastly, deliciously daft.'* ,★★★★ Guardian , ,*'Consistently hilarious.'* ,★★★★ Scotsman , ,*'A majestic hour... astonishing debut.'* ,★★★★ Fest , ,*'The Fringe equivalent of David Brent.'* ,★★★★ Wee Review

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<p>In this much-anticipated debut show, Jon Pointing (Pls Like, Bucket) presents Cayden Hunter, an actor, who will demonstrate the importance of selflessness and sharing through this (non-participatory) workshop.</p> <p><strong>Running Time:</strong> Approx 60mins</p> ]]>
2017-11-20T20:30:00 2017-11-25T20:30:00
<![CDATA[Fin Taylor: Lefty Tighty Righty Loosey]]> Soho Downstairs 0.00000000 0.00000000

Mon 20 - Sat 25 Nov 2017, 9.15pm

From £9

Lead Quote: *'Phenomenal…Taylor is on top of both his game and the zeitgeist.’* ,★★★★ Chortle

Reviews: ★★★★★ Edinburgh Festivals Magazine ,★★★★★ Broadway Baby ,★★★★ Times ,★★★★ Scotsman ,★★★★ List ,★★★★ Skinny ,★★★★ Fest ,★★★★ Three Weeks ,

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<p>The Centre&#8217;s fallen out of British politics. Taylor picks it up, dusts it off, and mounts a full on attack on the present-day Left and its moral high ground. It&#8217;s been a globe-trotting year for one of the most critically acclaimed comedians of his generation. He&#8217;s been to the US, Australia, toured the UK; everywhere he&#8217;s gone he&#8217;s found people who say they&#8217;re &#8216;too left-wing&#8217; to vote for centrists, and he&#8217;s decided to call bullshit.</p> <p>Lefty Tighty Righty Loosey was one of the top 10 best reviewed shows of the 2017 Fringe, and was Taylor&#8217;s second sell-out run in as many years. Book now!</p> <p><strong>Age Recommendation:</strong> 16+<br /> <strong>Running Time:</strong> Approx 60mins</p> ]]>
2017-11-20T21:15:00 2017-11-25T21:15:00
<![CDATA[Ronny Chieng]]> Soho Theatre 0.00000000 0.00000000

Mon 20 - Sat 25 Nov 2017, 9.30pm

From £9

Lead Quote: ‘Hilarious... quick, testy... quietly subversive.’ ,★★★★ Times

Reviews: 'Chieng has a rapid-fire, confident style that never lets up.' ,★★★★1/2 The Age, Melbourne , ,‘Hilarious... quick, testy... quietly subversive.’ ,★★★★ Times , ,‘Witheringly condescending... bluntly funny... impressive.’ ,★★★★ Chortle , ,'Solidly funny and eye-opening.' ,★★★★ Herald Scotland

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<p>Internationally acclaimed comedian Ronny Chieng returns to the UK for the first time in 2 years!</p> <p>Audiences in London will have a chance to see the star of <em>The Daily Show with Trevor Noah</em> (US) when he performs a limited run of his new show this November. </p> <p>The New York-based Malaysian comedian has had a huge couple of years with his role on <em>The Daily Show</em>, his new TV series, <em>Ronny Chieng: International Student</em> which has aired in Australia to rave reviews plus recently wrapped filming on the highly-anticipated Hollywood film, <em>Crazy Rich Asians</em>.</p> <p>Don’t miss your chance to see Ronny <span class="caps">LIVE</span>!</p> <p><strong>Age Recommendation:</strong> 16+<br /> <strong>Running Time:</strong> Approx 60mins</p> ]]>
2017-11-20T21:30:00 2017-11-25T21:30:00
<![CDATA[The Butch Monologues ]]> Soho Upstairs 0.00000000 0.00000000

Tue 21 - Sat 25 Nov 2017, 7pm

From £15 (£12.50)

Playwright: Laura Bridgeman

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<p>A powerful and often humorous collection of secret stories exploring sexuality, vulnerability and desire taken from interviews with butches, masculine women, gender rebels and transmen, living world-wide.</p> <p>The Butch Monologues brings together a collaboration between &#8211; </p> <p><strong>hotpencil press</strong>: an independent not for profit UK publishing house promoting high quality, unique, contemporary and re-visited works, largely ignored by the mainstream, under the leadership of Laura Bridgeman; <strong>Vital Xposure</strong>, a bold, dynamic touring theatre company under the creative leadership of disabled artist, Julie McNamara; and <strong>The Drakes</strong>, a group of butches, transmen and gender rebels, who joined together in the spirit of masculine solidarity, with the aim of promoting female masculinity and butch pride.</p> <p>The publication of <em>The Butch Monologues</em> will be launched in Autumn 2017, bringing together a number of these unique and extraordinary stories. </p> <p><strong>Age recommendation:</strong> 16+<br /> <strong>Running Time:</strong> Approx 60mins </p> <p><strong><span class="caps">BSL</span> Interpreted Performance</strong><br /> Fri 24 Nov at 7pm</p> ]]>
2017-11-21T19:00:00 2017-11-25T19:00:00
<![CDATA[Wild Bore ]]> Soho Theatre 0.00000000 0.00000000

Tue 21 Nov - Sat 16 Dec 2017, 8pm. Sat matinees 3.30pm

From £10

Lead Quote: *'...truly, outrageously funny.'* ,★★★★★ Guardian (Aus)

Reviews: *'...truly, outrageously funny.'* ,★★★★★ Guardian (Aus) , ,‘One of the best shows at the Fringe this year, for no apparent reason....’ ,★★★★★ To Do List , ,'A battle cry against the legion of monstrous critics.' ,★★★★★ The List , ,‘It will make you laugh like a loon’ , ★★★★ ,Evening Standard , ,‘An excellent, wayward interrogation and piss-take of theatre criticism.’ ,★★★★ ,The Stage , ,‘Always one step ahead with its ass out in front’. ,★★★★ ,What's On Stage , ,‘Outrageously funny’ ,★★★★★ ,The Guardian , ,‘An acerbic performance piece...sees critics coming a mile off and there is almost no analysis I can offer of it that it hasn’t already pre-empted with an ironic smirk.’ , ,‘a deliberately and amusingly puerile swipe at the ladies and gentlemen of the press’ ,★★★★ ,Time Out , , ‘Self referential, stage-centric' ,‘Sometimes, very funny’ , ★ Times , , ,*'These whip-smart comediennes are brazen, tasteless and hilarious.'* ,Sydney Morning Herald , ,*'...wild, incredibly beautiful, bravely defiant...'* ,★★★★★ themusic.com.au

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<p><strong>The first rule of making art is: don’t respond to your critics</strong></p> <p>In Wild Bore, three masters of smart, spiky, political performance delve into the torrent of critical fury that has been aimed at baffling, misunderstood and downright awful works of art (including their own).<br /> Alternative comedy and theatre superstars Zoe Coombs-Marr (Barry Award winner), Ursula Martinez (Olivier Award winner) and Adrienne Truscott (Edinburgh Comedy Award Panel Prize winner) team<br /> up for the first time in an international supergroup to prove they too are not afraid to talk out of their arses.</p> <p><strong>A show for anyone who has ever had an opinion on art</strong><br /> What&#8217;s yours? #WILDBORE</p> <p><strong>Created and performed by</strong> Zoe Coombs Marr, Ursula Martinez &amp; Adrienne Truscott<br /> <strong>Designer</strong> Danielle Brustman </p> <p><strong>Age Recommendation:</strong> Strictly 18+<br /> <strong>Running Time:</strong> Approx 70mins</p> ]]>
2017-11-21T20:00:00 2017-12-16T20:00:00
<![CDATA[Night’s End ]]> Soho Upstairs 0.00000000 0.00000000

Mon 27 Nov - Sat 2 Dec 2017, 7pm

From £15 (£12.50)

Playwright: Gowri Ramnarayan

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<p>Set in a reserve forest in Rajasthan, India, Night&#8217;s End unfolds the story of Krishnan Nair. Born into a family of Kathakali artistes and trained in the art from childhood, Krishnan runs away from his native village in Kerala, and becomes a forest guard in a tiger sanctuary. In moments of emotional intensity, the Kathakali artiste in him finds solace dancing.</p> <p>The plot moves through his attempts to enlist the help of the tiger hunting Mogiya tribals to save the tiger, his friendship with Billu Mogiya the drummer, his romance with the tribal woman Chandni Mogiya, and his encounters with the poaching mafia.</p> <p>Night&#8217;s End is a tale of betrayal, abandonment and loss in which the actions of humans —indigenous peoples, settlers, tourists, the state, the media—powerfully affect the fragile eco-system we inhabit. It is also a love story.</p> <p><strong>Running Time:</strong> Approx 90mins</p> ]]>
2017-11-27T19:00:00 2017-12-02T19:00:00
<![CDATA[Nick Cody: On Fire]]> Soho Downstairs 0.00000000 0.00000000

Mon 27 Nov - Sat 2 Dec 2017, 9.15pm

From £9

Lead Quote: *'Supremely good stand up.'* ,★★★★ Scotsman

Reviews: *'Nick Cody is a revelation… Both uncontrollably-laugh-out-loud funny and hang-your-head-in-shame funny.'* ,★★★★ Herald Sun , ,*'Hilarious… Accomplished, funny and, very much in its own way, a tender(ish) reflection on manhood.'* ,★★★★★ ThreeWeeks , ,*'Hilarious… Gimmick-free comedy from the acclaimed Australian funny man… Cody's deceptively laid-back style of delivery means that it packs one hell of a punch when he lets slip a big old, close-to-the-bone gag. Nothing, it seems, is off limits, from diabetes, terrorist attacks and tales of his 'loose unit' parents…A Fringe must-see.'* ,★★★★ The List , ,*'On Fire is the quintessential Aussie stand-up show. No-one is safe…. And it’s funny… This is stand and deliver comedy. ,No props, no movement. Just a sharp tongue and a quick wit… Genius.'* ,AU Review , ,*'A master class in stand-up.'* ,★★★★ Herald , ,*'Consistently funny … impressive.'* ,★★★★ Time Out , ,*'Supremely good stand up.'* ,★★★★ Scotsman , ,*'Pushes all the major laugh buttons.'* ,★★★★ Daily Mirror , ,*'Hilarious… belly-aching audacity, belligerence, confidence, faultless delivery.'* ,★★★★★ Arts Award Voice ,

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<p><strong>Australia’s acclaimed comedy super-nova is back with his sweet facial hair and a brand-new hour of kickass stand-up!</strong></p> <p>Returning to the Soho theatre this December, <em>Nick Cody: On Fire</em> is a smouldering hour of superb, no-frills, world-class stand-up from the 30 year old who is already one of the most sought after live comedians around the globe. His 2015 UK debut took Edinburgh by storm landing him in the <strong>Top 10 highest reviewed shows</strong> &#8211; this will be Nick’s third season at the Soho Theatre, hot on the heels of his third smash-hit Edinburgh fringe season and is the latest UK instalment in his already impressive body of work. </p> <p>Nick has headlined sold-out comedy clubs all over the world including performing his solo shows at all the major Australian festivals over the last seven years and being invited to play at <strong>Montreal’s Just for Laughs Festival</strong>. He has also toured extensively around Australia and Asia as part of the <strong>Melbourne Comedy Festival Roadshow</strong> and <strong>Sydney Comedy Festival Showcase</strong> tours. As well as his own shows, Nick was chosen to support <em>Jim Jefferies, Bill Burr</em> and <em>Anthony Jeselnik</em> on their tours. If selling-out all over the world wasn’t enough, Nick has also been invited by the Australian Defence Force to perform for the troops in Afghanistan and has performed on board the <span class="caps">HMAS</span> Melbourne whilst it was at sea. </p> <p>As well as his live work, Nick made his US late night television debut on <em>Conan</em> and is one of only a handful of Australians invited to perform on <strong>US Comedy Central</strong>. Back at home, Nick starred in the hit sketch show <em>Kinne</em> (7Mate) and on Josh Thomas&#8217; award-winning comedy/drama <em>Please Like Me</em> (ABC2). His stand-up has been featured on the <span class="caps">ARIA</span>-nominated <span class="caps">DVD</span> <em>Dave Hughes Is Handy</em> (Roadshow Films), ABC2&#8217;s <em>Comedy Up Late, Best Of The Sydney Comedy Fest, Just For Laughs Sydney</em> (Comedy Channel) as well as the <em>Melbourne Comedy Festival Opening Night Allstar Supershow</em> (Channel 10).</p> <p>Nick has also recorded two solo stand-up specials, <em>Here’s Trouble</em> and <em>What Of It?</em> </p> <p><strong>Age Recommendation:</strong> 16+<br /> <strong>Running Time:</strong> Approx 60mins</p> ]]>
2017-11-27T21:15:00 2017-12-02T21:15:00
<![CDATA[Phil Wang: Kinabalu]]> Soho Downstairs 0.00000000 0.00000000

Tue 28 Nov - Sat 9 Dec 2017, 7.15pm

From £9

Lead Quote: *'Hugely entertaining...a unique and properly funny stand-up comic.'* ,★★★★ Times ,

Reviews: *'Stand-up dreamland.'* ,★★★★ Guardian , ,*‘Certain belly laughs.’* ,★★★★ Sunday Times , ,*'Perfectly intertwined personal-political belly laughs.'* ,★★★★ Scotsman , , ,*‘Humorous self-deprecation, killer punchlines and just the right amount of risqué.'* ,★★★★ List , ,*‘Intoxicating stuff, with the jokes coming thick and fast.’* ,★★★★ Telegraph , ,★★★★ Metro , ,★★★★ Chortle , ,

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<p><strong><span class="caps">DIRECT</span> <span class="caps">FROM</span> A <span class="caps">SELL</span>-<span class="caps">OUT</span> <span class="caps">RUN</span> AT <span class="caps">THE</span> <span class="caps">EDINBURGH</span> <span class="caps">FRINGE</span></strong></p> <p>Phil Wang is a son of the British Empire. But in a world suddenly intent on building walls and bolstering borders, what is a Commonwealth man to do? A blistering new hour of comedy gold &#8211; that’s what. </p> <p>Phil is a laidback Eurasian stand-up comic with cerebral charm and a dorky swagger. He has been on <em>Have I Got News For You, Live At The Apollo, 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown</em> and the short-lived but much-loved BBC3 sitcom <em>Top Coppers</em></p> <p><strong>Running Time:</strong> Approx 60mins<br /> <strong>Age Recommendation:</strong> 16+</p> ]]>
2017-11-28T19:15:00 2017-12-09T19:15:00
<![CDATA[Elf Lyons: Swan]]> Soho Upstairs 0.00000000 0.00000000

28 Nov - 2 Dec 2017, 9pm

From £10

Lead Quote: *NOMINEE: LASTMINUTE.COM EDINBURGH COMEDY AWARD 2017 - BEST SHOW* , ,*'A fast-talking, smart-thinking stand-up for whom the adjective “kooky” could have been invented for.’* Guardian (_Praise for Pelican_)

Reviews: *'It’s adaptation on another level, clowning at its most accessible, and just amazing.'* ,★★★★★ Three Weeks , ,*'The funniest thing you'll see.'* ,★★★★★ Voice Mag , ,*'Elf Lyons has more creativity in her first five minutes than half the other comics here have in their entire show.'* ,Scotsman , ,★★★★★ Broadway Baby ,★★★★★ Funny Women ,★★★★★ To Do List ,★★★★ Scotsman ,★★★★ Fest ,★★★★ The Skinny ,★★★★ One4Review ,★★★★ Fringe Guru , , , ,

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<p><strong>Edinburgh Comedy Awards – Nominee for ‘Best Show’ 2017</strong><br /> <strong><span class="caps">BBC</span> New Talent Hot List 2017</strong></p> <p>The giraffe-limbed clown and raconteur is delighted to bring her Edinburgh Comedy Award-nominated show to the Soho theatre. Think big. Think weird. Mathew Bourne would be proud. It&#8217;s going to be fun. And sexy. Yeah, let&#8217;s throw that word in there too. Graduate of L&#8217;Ecole Philippe Gaulier. </p> <p><strong>Running Time:</strong> Approx 60mins</p> ]]>
2017-11-28T21:00:00 2017-12-02T21:00:00
<![CDATA[Ongals: Babbling Comedy]]> Soho Theatre 0.00000000 0.00000000

Mon 4 Dec 2017 - Sat 6 Jan 2018, 6.30pm. Matinees Saturdays 9, 16, 23, 30 Dec 6 Jan and Thu 21, Fri 22, Wed 27, Thu 28, Fri 29 Dec, 2pm

From £9

Lead Quote: *'This wave of K-Comedy is truly side-splitting fun for all generations and a show you won’t want to miss!'* ,★★★★★ Broadway Baby

Reviews: *'Ongals’ Babbling Comedy is skilful, organised comedy chaos that is often gob-smacking, sometimes alarming and always riotously funny. K-Komedy rules!'* Herald Sun , ,*'A high-energy physical comedy spectacular to tickle the funny bone of every age.'* ,★★★★★ Fringe Review , ,*'This wave of K-Comedy is truly side-splitting fun for all generations and a show you won’t want to miss!'* ,★★★★★ Broadway Baby , ,★★★★ List

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<p><strong><span class="caps">WINNER</span>: Asian Arts Awards 2017 &#8211; Best Comedy</strong></p> <p>With breathtaking magic, effortless circus and formidable beatboxing skills, Ongals will have you laughing your hat off. A high energy non-verbal comedy spectacular tickling the funny bone of every age, this wave of K Comedy is truly side-splitting fun for all generations and a show you won&#8217;t want to miss. </p> <p>If ever in doubt over what to see over the festive season – this is the show you can take your nan, your three-year-old or your work colleague to with guaranteed tears of laughter for all! Prepare to become hooked on K Comedy!</p> <p><strong>Age Recommendation:</strong> 3+<br /> <strong>Running Time:</strong> Approx 60mins</p> ]]>
2017-12-04T18:30:00 2018-01-06T18:30:00
<![CDATA[Samantha Baines: 1 Woman, a High-Flyer and a Flat Bottom]]> Soho Upstairs 0.00000000 0.00000000

Mon 4 - Wed 6 Dec 2017, 9.15pm

From £13 (£11)

Lead Quote: *‘Beg, borrow or steal a ticket.’* ,★★★★★ Physics World

Reviews: ★★★★ Funny Women , ,★★★★ New European , ,*'One of the ones to watch.'* ,Evening Standard , ,*'Very funny.'* ,BeyondTheJoke.co.uk , ,*'One of the punniest comedians in the land.'* ,Metro ,

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<p>Award-winning comedian Samantha Baines (<em>The Crown, Sunny D, <span class="caps">BBC</span> Radio 4</em>) brings her complete sell-out, critically acclaimed Edinburgh 2017 show to The Soho Theatre for three nights only. This year she&#8217;s exploring the lost women of science. Expect facts, puns and an ear trumpet attached to a whiskey bottle. It&#8217;s science meets funny.</p> ]]>
2017-12-04T21:15:00 2017-12-06T21:15:00
<![CDATA[Daniel Sloss: NOW]]> Soho Downstairs 0.00000000 0.00000000

Mon 4 - Sat 9 Dec 2017, 9.30pm

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> ]]>
2017-12-04T21:30:00 2017-12-09T21:30:00
<![CDATA[Kai Humphries: Punch Drunk]]> Soho Upstairs 0.00000000 0.00000000

Thu 7 - Sat 9 Dec 2017, 9pm

From £10

Lead Quote: *'Glows with positive vibes… massively funny… See this show, it’s four stars and five tissues. You may actually feel a little punch drunk when you come out – but you’ll be grinning like a loon.'* ,★★★★ Scotsman

Reviews: *'I did not expect a stand-up comedy to become one of the most inspirational and emotional shows I'd ever seen... something incredible… It's intensely emotional, incredibly inspirational and wonderfully told, and still littered with Humphries' brilliant humour...Kai Humphries: Punch-Drunk surprised me in so many wonderful ways, and I cannot sing its praises enough.'* ,★★★★★ Voice Magazine & Winner Voice Magazine Pick Of The Fringe , ,*'Awesome… Amazing… massive laughs… a festival highlight.'* ★★★★★ Times (Aus) , ,*'This is a touching, lovely comedy show and also a glowing testament to people doing good things in bad times. Warning, you may just get something in your eye when you see some of the clips onscreen towards the end. If a film producer is not already making a movie version they really ought to get their skates on.'* ,★★★★ Beyond The Joke , ,*'Humphries’ perpetually upbeat charisma, pushing and pulling us between laughter and empathy… Endearing and confident…through the lucrative stylings of Kai Humphries’ story-telling we are eventually brought to view his hometown as one that is caring and misunderstood in such a way that strums delicately upon the heart strings… Grateful and richer for the experience, take to heart the rewarding message behind the laughter: “Never ever quit”.'* ,★★★★★ Broadway Baby

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<p>In the boxing ring, the only thing more powerful than sibling rivalry is brotherly love. </p> <p>Acclaimed award-winning comedian Kai and his brother Gav grew up on a council estate in the mean streets of Blyth, a socially deprived town on the outskirts of Newcastle. Gavin wasn&#8217;t just an older bro but also occasionally also a bodyguard, his “protection” allowing Kai to develop the cocky, fearless personality that would equip him to go on to become an internationally successful stand-up. </p> <p>This wonderfully affirming and downright hilarious story is how a life-changing accident in 2013 led the brothers to create one of the country’s most prestigious comedy chains – “Punch-Drunk Comedy” and how Punch-Drunk’s regular stand-up events along with their associated food-bank collections, community outreach programmes as well as the now infamous and literally life-saving Comedians Boxing charity fundraiser ‘Fight For Kian’ * has brought some of the biggest names in live comedy to the working men’s clubs in the North East of England and has both reignited and rejuvenated a community’s spirit. Feel good comedy of the highest order and jokes which (literally) pack a punch!</p> <ul> <li>‘Fight For Kian’ brought together 20 of the biggest and best comedians from the UK comedy circuit and was hosted by Rhod Gilbert. A sold-out audience of 800 packed the biggest local sporting arena to cheer on the event (under the watchful eye of Millennium Martial Arts) which was staged to raise money for pioneering and life saving neuroblastoma treatment urgently needed by local lad Kian Musgrove, which was only available in America and would cost no less than half a million dollars. The headline fight on the card would see the two brothers pulling on their boxing gloves and fighting in front of their home crowd, against each-other.</li> </ul> <p><strong>Age Recommendation:</strong> 16+<br /> <strong>Running Time:</strong> Approx 60mins</p> ]]>
2017-12-07T21:00:00 2017-12-09T21:00:00
<![CDATA[Spencer Jones: The Audition]]> Soho Downstairs 0.00000000 0.00000000

Mon 11 Dec 2017 - Sat 6 Jan 2018, 7.15pm

From £10

Lead Quote: *NOMINEE: LASTMINUTE.COM EDINBURGH COMEDY AWARD 2017 - BEST SHOW* , ,*‘Riotously funny… touched with a baffling brilliance.’* ,★★★★ iNews

Reviews: *‘Riotously funny… touched with a baffling brilliance.’* ,★★★★ iNews , ,*'A masterclass in clowning.'* ,★★★★★ Broadway Baby , ,★★★★★ The Wee Review ,★★★★½ Chortle ,★★★★ Times ,★★★★ Fest ,★★★★ Scotsman ,★★★★ Guardian ,★★★★ Sunday Times ,★★★★ Fringe Explosion ,★★★★ Beyond the Joke ,★★★★ Edinburgh Festivals ,★★★★ Skinny ,★★★★ Telegraph ,★★★★ List

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<p>A day in the life of an idiot. A life changing email, a son with big questions and a lot of tennis balls.</p> <p>Spencer Jones is back with a mash-up of music, prop and chacarter comedy.</p> <p>Creator and star of BBC’s <em>Big Babies</em>. As seen on <em>Live at the Apollo</em>, <em>Upstart Crow</em> series 1 &amp; 2, <em>Skins</em>, <em>Mr Winner</em> and <em>Tim Vine&#8217;s Travels in Time</em>.</p> <p><strong><span class="caps">WINNER</span>: Broadcast Digital Award, Best Scripted Online Short &#8211; Sky Comedy&#8217;s <em>Spencer Jones&#8217; Christmas</em></strong></p> <p><strong><span class="caps">NOMINEE</span>: Lastminute.com Edinburgh Comedy Awards 2017 &#8211; Best Show</strong></p> <p><strong>Age Recommendation:</strong> 10+<br /> <strong>Running Time:</strong> Approx 60mins</p> ]]>
2017-12-11T19:15:00 2018-01-06T19:15:00
<![CDATA[Jayde Adams: Jayded]]> Soho Downstairs 0.00000000 0.00000000

Mon 11 - Sat 16 Dec 2017, 9.15pm

From £10

Lead Quote: *‘She is a natural performer, a phenomenal talent and also has the ability to make an audience laugh and cry. . . A work of genius.’* ,★★★★★ ITalkTelly

Reviews: *'Third funniest woman in the world. Fact.'* ,Dawn French , ,*'Fearless force of nature.'* ,Independent , ,*'Britain's funniest woman comic.'* ,Daily Mail (and they hate women, so it must be true) , ,*‘She is a natural performer, a phenomenal talent and also has the ability to make an audience laugh and cry. . . A work of genius.’* ,★★★★★ ITalkTelly , ,*‘You’ve never seen someone pack so much life into an hour.’* ,★★★★ Fest Mag , ,*‘Jayde Adams has found an oddball niche with excellent underdog charm.’* ,★★★★ List , ,*‘A glowing talent.’* ,★★★★ Fringe Biscuit , ,*‘With every gesture and facial expression, she is rewarded with a room full of laughter – no half measures.’* ,★★★★ Voice Mag , ,

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<p><strong><span class="caps">WINNER</span>: Sun (Scotland) Best Female Comedian 2017</strong><br /> <strong><span class="caps">WINNER</span>: Sun (Scotland) Best Show of Edinburgh Fringe 2017</strong><br /> <strong><span class="caps">NOMINEE</span>: Lastminute.com Edinburgh Comedy Award 2016 &#8211; Best Newcomer</strong><br /> <strong><span class="caps">NOMINEE</span>: Chortle Awards 2017 &#8211; Best Newcomer</strong><br /> <strong><span class="caps">NOMINEE</span>: The Barry Awards 2017 (UK) aka Comedians Choice for &#8211; Best Performer</strong><br /> <strong><span class="caps">WINNER</span>: Funny Women Award 2014</strong><br /> <strong><span class="caps">WINNER</span>: London Cabaret Audience Award 2013</strong></p> <p>Hot off the back of a sell-out run at the Edinburgh Festival, 2016 Lastminute.com Edinburgh Comedy Award Best Newcomer nominee, Jayde Adams is back with a new show and it&#8217;s about popularity. Ridiculous in her pursuit of acceptance, Jayde has always found it hard fitting in and now fitting in is currency. In this show, Jayde turns ‘a story of lifelong loneliness into an irresistible hymn to self-realisation.&#8217; (Guardian)</p> <p><strong>Age Recommendation:</strong> 16+<br /> <strong>Running Time:</strong> Approx 60mins</p> ]]>
2017-12-11T21:15:00 2017-12-16T21:15:00
<![CDATA[Casual Violence: The Grot In The Grotto]]> Soho Upstairs 0.00000000 0.00000000

Thu 14 - Sat 16 Dec and Thu 21 - Fri 22 Dec 2017, 10.30pm

From £12

Lead Quote: *'Creative, strange and brilliantly performed stuff.'* ,Scotsman

Reviews: *'Mixes Game of Thrones, the League of Gentlemen and Roald Dahl… twists strands of gothic camp and penny dreadful thrills… Leading the new wave of sketch comedy.* ,Sunday Times , ,*Inventive sketches wrapped in a warped sense of humour from this experienced team… If a sketch group can get you laughing before the show even starts, they’re clearly doing something right.'* ,Evening Standard , ,*'Innovative, expertly crafted and outrageously creative.'* ,★★★★★ ThreeWeeks , ,*'Another outstanding show by Casual Violence.'* ,★★★★★ Brighton Argus , , *'Dark, twisted and superb.'* ,★★★★★ Skinny , , *'This generation’s answer to Monty Python... a fantastic lesson in how to write comedy.'* ,★★★★★Broadway Baby , ,*'Casual Violence deserve massive success.* ,★★★★★ Reviews Hub , , *'Riotous... had to be seen to be believed.'* ,★★★★★ Latest 7 , ,

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<p>Triple award winning comedy troupe Casual Violence -stars of <span class="caps">BBC</span> Radio 4&#8217;s <em>Sketchorama</em> and podcast sitcom <em>Hector Vs The Future</em> &#8211; present the ghoulish tale of a sinister organisation that brainwashes homeless people into becoming department store Father Christmases. It&#8217;s not enough for the children to believe in Santa, after all: Santa has to believe it too&#8230;</p> <p>Expect a festive, fiendish and f**ked up blend of Westworld, Inception, and your worst childhood nightmares. In fact, expect whatever you like. We&#8217;ll be delivering the same show regardless of what you bring to the table. </p> <p>Written by James Hamilton (writer for Cartoon Network&#8217;s <em>The Amazing World of Gumball</em> and Disney Channel&#8217;s upcoming <em>Space Chickens In Space</em>), with a musical score by Odinn Orn Hilmarsson (<em>Hector Vs The Future; Story Etc</em>), and directed by Lee Griffiths (<em>Late Night Gimp Fight</em>). </p> <p><strong>Age Recommendation:</strong> 16+</p> <p><strong>Running Time:</strong> Approx 60mins</p> ]]>
2017-12-14T22:30:00 2017-12-22T22:30:00
<![CDATA[Jeff Garlin ]]> Soho Theatre 0.00000000 0.00000000

Mon 18 - Sat 30 Dec 2017, 8pm

From £18

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<p>We’re thrilled to welcome US comedy star Jeff Garlin to Soho Theatre for an extended run this December. Best known as <em>Curb Your Enthusiasm’s</em> Jeff Greene in the critically acclaimed <span class="caps">HBO</span> series, Garlin’s talent encompasses writing, producing, directing, acting and performing stand-up.</p> <p>Alongside being the co-star and Executive Producer of <em>Curb Your Enthusiasm</em>, which returns for its 9th season this Autumn, Garlin stars in the <span class="caps">ABC</span> hit comedy <em>The Goldbergs</em>, which was recently picked up for a fifth and sixth season and was most recently seen in the Columbo-style mystery comedy <em>Handsome</em>, which he directed and co-wrote.</p> <p>Garlin’s adapted his solo stage show <em>I Want Someone to Eat Cheese With</em> into an acclaimed independent film in 2007, his second feature as writer, director and star, <em>Dealin’ With Idiots</em>, was released in 2013. Garlin most recently served as executive producer on the 2014 Academy Award-nominated documentary <em>Finding Vivien Maier</em>. He has extensive voice-over acting credits, including Disney Pixar’s <em>Wall-E</em> (the Captain), Toy Story 3 (Buttercup the Unicorn) and <em>Cars 2</em> (Otis).</p> <p>In 2012, Garlin authored the nonfiction book <em>Curbing It</em>, in which Garlin shares his eye-opening journey to reduce his waistline and his carbon footprint during the production of the 7th season of <em>Curb Your Enthusiasm</em>.</p> <p>Garlin hosts a live show at the Largo theatre in Los Angeles. Guests have included Larry David, Conan O’Brien, Zach Galifianakis, Will Ferrell, J.J. Abrams, Vince Gilligan, Lena Dunham, Michael Moore, Amy Poehler, Jeff Tweedy and Judd Apatow among others.</p> <p><strong>Age Recommendation:</strong> 16+<br /> <strong>Running Time:</strong> Approx 60mins</p> ]]>
2017-12-18T20:00:00 2017-12-30T20:00:00
<![CDATA[Andy Zaltzman: 2017 – The Certifiable History]]> Soho Downstairs 0.00000000 0.00000000

Mon 18 Dec - Sat 6 Jan 2017, 9.15pm

From £13

Lead Quote: *‘Political comedy at its best.’* ,Sunday Times

Reviews: *‘Political comedy at its best.’* ,Sunday Times , ,*‘Fiendishly sharp satirist.’* ,Evening Standard ,

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<p>Unarguable, definitive, and irrefutably indisputable.</p> <p>Andy Zaltzman – anchor of the recently-reborn global-hit satirical podcast, The Bugle – gives his verdict on a year that will go down in history. As indeed, do all years. But 2017 will be written in unusually fluorescent ink, flecked with furious spittlings, and in the cranky handwriting of a volcanically stroppy planet.</p> <p>Zaltzman, a Soho Theatre regular, Radio 4 irregular, and veteran of all 12 months of 2017, will attempt to bag and label an action-packed year in which the world – Britain and non-Britain alike – has barked furiously at its own reflection, punched itself angrily in the face, and taken several long, hard, tearful baths with itself.</p> <p>Featuring the new and improved Equivocax SubtExtricator 6000P, a complimentary referendum, an app that will save and/or end democracy, and minor outbreaks of cricket.</p> <p><strong>Age Recommendation:</strong> 16+<br /> <strong>Running Time:</strong> 60mins</p> ]]>
2017-12-18T21:15:00 2018-01-06T21:15:00
<![CDATA[Late Night Gimp Fight]]> Soho Theatre 0.00000000 0.00000000

Mon 18 Dec 2017 - Sat 6 Jan 2018, 9.45pm

From £9

Lead Quote: *'A riotous, rollicking, all-singing, all-dancing celebration of bad-taste comedy with production values other sketch groups can only dream of.'* Chortle

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<p>The washed-up boy band of sketch comedy are back with their first new show in four years. Now in their thirties and with no other career options they have decided to abandon their wives, jobs and in one case their child, to jump back in the gimpy saddle. Strap yourselves in for a blistering hour of mind-blowing nonsense. Edinburgh Comedy Award nominees. Chortle Award winners. Huge disappointment to their parents. </p> <p><strong>Running Time:</strong> Approx 60mins</p> ]]>
2017-12-18T21:45:00 2018-01-06T21:45:00
<![CDATA[Rob Newman’s Total Eclipse of Descartes]]> Soho Theatre 0.00000000 0.00000000

Mon 8 - Sat 20 Jan 2018, 8.30pm

From £9 (Previews)

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<p>In a world gone crazy, can philosophy help? Rob Newman attempts to piece together a philosophy for our troubled times by sifting through 3000 years of thought: from Pythagoras to Artificial Intelligence by way of Pavlov’s dogs, Jane Goodall’s chimpanzees and Frankie Howerd’s trousers.</p> <p><strong>Age Recommendation:</strong> 16+<br /> <strong>Running Time:</strong> Approx 60mins</p> ]]>
2018-01-08T20:30:00 2018-01-20T20:30:00
<![CDATA[Darren Harriott: Defiant]]> Soho Upstairs 0.00000000 0.00000000

Fri 19 - Sat 27 Jan 2018, 7.15pm

From £12 (£10)

Lead Quote: *NOMINEE: LASTMINUTE.COM EDINBURGH COMEDY AWARD 2017 – BEST NEWCOMER* , ,*'Now this is how to make your Fringe debut… he’s properly funny.'* ,★★★★ Sunday Times

Reviews: *'Passionate, articulate, witty.'* ,★★★★ Evening Standard , ,★★★★ The Scotsman , ,*'Now this is hour to make your Fringe debut… he’s properly funny.'* ,★★★★ Sunday Times

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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">AWARD</span> 2017 – <span class="caps">BEST</span> <span class="caps">NEWCOMER</span></strong></p> <p><strong>Edinburgh Festival 2017: The shows we recommend – Guardian</strong></p> <p>Best Newcomer Nominee 2017, and star of <span class="caps">BBC</span>&#8217;s Live at the Apollo and Comedy Central&#8217;s Stand Up Central, brings his critically acclaimed debut show to the Soho Theatre. Three things are guaranteed in life: failure, strong opinions, and death &#8211; Darren&#8217;s debut is about all three. </p> <p><strong>Running Time:</strong> Approx 60mins</p> ]]>
2018-01-19T19:15:00 2018-01-27T19:15:00
<![CDATA[Chris Washington: Dream Big (Within Reason)]]> Soho Upstairs 0.00000000 0.00000000

Mon 22 - Wed 24 Jan 2018, 8.45pm

From £10 (Preview)

Lead Quote: *NOMINEE: LASTMINUTE.COM EDINBURGH COMEDY AWARD 2017 – BEST NEWCOMER* , ,*'Funny, relatable and heartwarming.'* ,Broadway Baby

Reviews: *'A timeless storytelling jokesmith.'* ,Beyond The Joke , ,*'A comic with full potential and a bright future.'* ,Arts Award Voice , ,*'Funny, relatable and heartwarming.'* ,Broadway Baby

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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">AWARD</span> 2017 – <span class="caps">BEST</span> <span class="caps">NEWCOMER</span></strong></p> <p>Chris has always kept his dreams in check; in 2005 he saw a shooting star and wished for Brookside to be recommissioned. However, small dreams should never be confused with a lack of ambition, because things are shaping up quite nicely for the lad who cried genuine tears of joy when his girlfriend won a Dyson.</p> <p>Rising star Chris Washington continues to wow audiences with his northern charm by &#8220;conjuring big laughs from those small, ordinary things in life&#8221;, and has recently supported Jason Manford and Tom Stade on tour.</p> <p><strong>Running Time:</strong> Approx 60mins</p> ]]>
2018-01-22T20:45:00 2018-01-24T20:45:00
<![CDATA[Kwame Asante: Open Arms]]> Soho Upstairs 0.00000000 0.00000000

Thu 25 - Sat 27 Jan 2018, 8.45pm

From £13 (£11)

Lead Quote: *NOMINEE: LASTMINUTE.COM EDINBURGH COMEDY AWARD 2017 – BEST NEWCOMER* , ,*'A calmly assured, impressive performance.'* ,★★★★ Scotsman

Reviews: *'A classy, laugh-out-loud hour of stand up.'* ,★★★★ Chortle , ,*'A calmly assured, impressive performance.'* ,★★★★ Scotsman

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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">AWARD</span> 2017 – <span class="caps">BEST</span> <span class="caps">NEWCOMER</span></strong></p> <p>Between moving to a new city, starting a new career, and gaining new responsibilities, award-winning comedian Kwame Asante has had to embrace a lot of changes over the past few years. He’s been doing his best to process it all, but could do with your help! His eagerly anticipated debut show sees him work through a collection of his best observations and anecdotes from his recent transitions. Listeners, nodders, smilers, and laughers will all be welcomed with open arms!</p> <p><strong>Running Time:</strong> Approx 60mins</p> ]]>
2018-01-25T20:45:00 2018-01-27T20:45:00
<![CDATA[Lauren Pattison: Lady Muck]]> Soho Upstairs 0.00000000 0.00000000

Mon 29 Jan - Sat 3 Feb 2018, 7.15pm

From £10 (Preview)

Lead Quote: *NOMINEE: LASTMINUTE.COM EDINBURGH COMEDY AWARD 2017 – BEST NEWCOMER* , ,*'Tremendous coming-of-age tale with razor wit and brutal honesty...'* ,★★★★★ List

Reviews: *'a breath of feisty fresh air.'* ,★★★★★ Herald , ,*'a spiky, deliciously bawdy and remarkably assured debut hour that deserves to be one of the break-out hits of this year's Fringe.'* ,★★★★ Telegraph , ,*'robust and impressive.'* ,★★★★ Scotsman , ,*'Yet even when packing a punch, her demeanour is breezy, frank and friendly, making her wickedly engaging company.'* ,★★★★ Chortle , ,*'Because of Pattison’s Geordie roots and indecent subject matter, comparisons will no doubt be made with Sarah Millican, who also arrived on the Fringe (some years ago now) and blew everyone away. Those comparisons would be unfair, though: whisper it, but Pattison might just turn out to be a whole lot funnier.'* ,★★★★ Telegraph , ,*'stunning youthful debut.'* ,★★★★ Sunday Times , ,*'Fast, Forthright and Filthy.'* ,Guardian

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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">AWARD</span> 2017 – <span class="caps">BEST</span> <span class="caps">NEWCOMER</span></strong></p> <p>One of the brightest young talents on the comedy scene, Lauren Pattison has arrived at the Soho Theatre after a sell-out run at the Edinburgh Fringe with her Best Newcomer nominated debut hour about embracing your flaws. </p> <p>A fresh and fierce female voice, Lauren has supported Katherine Ryan and Matt Richardson on tour and was featured on the <span class="caps">BBC</span> New Talent Hotlist 2017.</p> <p><strong>Running Time:</strong> Approx 60 mins</p> ]]>
2018-01-29T19:15:00 2018-02-03T19:15:00
<![CDATA[DUST]]> Soho Upstairs 0.00000000 0.00000000

Tue 20 Feb - Sat 17 Mar 2018, 7.15pm

From £10 (Previews)

Lead Quote: *'Milly Thomas might just be the next Phoebe Waller-Bridge.'* ,★★★★★ British Theatre Guide

Reviews: *'Dust Deserves a standing ovation.'* ,★★★★★ Edinburgh Fest Magazine , ,*'Incredible show not to miss.'* ,★★★★★ GQ Magazine , ,★★★★ ,Times ,

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<p>Fresh from an award-winning, sell-out run at Edinburgh Fringe 2017, Dust by Milly Thomas (<em>Clique</em>, BBC3; <em>Clickbait</em> and <em>A First World Problem</em>, Theatre503), directed by Sara Joyce, now transfers to London’s Soho Theatre.</p> <p>‘I&#8217;ve been dead for three days.’ A woman. A suicide. A choice. A lie. A truth. An ending. Of sorts. </p> <p>Life, Alice thinks, isn&#8217;t worth living. So she kills herself. But she’s stuck. A fly on the wall. Forced to watch the aftermath of her suicide and its ripple effect on her family and friends, Alice quickly learns that death changes people. And discovers that death isn&#8217;t the change she hoped for.</p> <p><strong>Running Time:</strong> Approx 70mins</p> ]]>
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