First Love is the Revolution

Soho Theatre presents

First Love is the Revolution

  • By Rita Kalnejais
  • Fri 23 Oct - Sat 21 Nov, 7.15pm. Sat and Thus mat 3pm
  • £12.50 - £20

A viciously funny new play about love, lust and foxes

‘Pure animal magic’ ★★★★★ Time Out
‘A cult hit in the making’ ★★★★ Evening Standard

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“I’m not tame ‘cause I want to be with you”

Basti and Rdeca are pulling all-nighters. When their paths cross, the sparks fly and an impossible bond spirals dangerously out of control.

A viciously funny and unforgettable play about first love, teenage lust and nature vs nurture.

Rita Kalnejais’s audacious new play directed by Steve Marmion is a Soho Theatre commission written whilst on attachment to the Soho Six

£10 U26 Tickets (Limited availability. Valid for performances up to and including Weds 4 Nov)
£12.50 Fri 23 – Tue 27 Oct
£17.50 (£12.50) Thu 29 Oct – Sat 7 Nov
£20 (£17.50) Mon 9 – Sat 21 Nov
£15 (£12.50) all Matinees

Fri 13 Nov, 7.15pm. Tickets £15. For people who are Deaf, deafened or hard-of-hearing. Book tickets by calling the box office on 020 7478 0100

Wed 18 Nov, 7.15pm (Touch Tour at 6pm). Tickets £15. For people who are Blind or visually impaired. Book tickets by calling the box office on 020 7478 0100.

Sat 14 Nov, 4.45pm
Post show Q&A with the writer Rita Kalnejais

Running Time: 90mins
Age Recommendation: 16+
Contains scenes of a violent nature

‘Brilliantly twisted and original premise so endearing and so engaging. Pure animal magic’
★★★★★ Time Out

‘A cult hit in the making’.
★★★★ Evening Standard

‘Viciously funny and frankly daring…measuring urban dysfunction against feral instinct.’
★★★★ Stage


Emily Burnett, Hayley Carmichael, Samson Kayo, Simon Kunz, Lucy McCormick, James Tarpey

Creative team

Steve Marmion
Set Design and Costume Design
Anthony Lamble
Lighting Design
Philip Gladwell
Sound Design
Gareth Fry
Production Manager
Bernd Fauler

This performance is part of

Autumn Season 2015: Love Against the Odds

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