After months of behind-the-scenes planning and redeveloping, nabokov invite you to a one-off gig to celebrate their relaunch.
With a brand new website, new team, major productions on the way, and yet more ambitious projects in the pipeline for next year – now’s the moment to mark what they’ve achieved in the first 10 years, and hear their plans for the next 10!
In a sizzling event at Soho Theatre, they’ll have live performances from some of their favourite artists, and work from a new generation of nabokovians.
Catch up, touch base, or meet them for the first time! Whatever it is – come and join the conversation.
Here’s some more info on the other great acts they will have have on offer:
Joe Stilgoe has performed at the Royal Albert Hall, Ronnie Scott’s, The Queen Elizabeth Hall and many of the major jazz venues throughout the world, while in 2011 his debut at the Edinburgh Festival was an award winning show, attracting critical praise. His latest album We Look To The Stars was a critical and commercial success, reaching No.1 in the jazz charts. He has appeared on BBC TV and Radio in Never Mind The Buzzcocks, The Now Show, Loose Ends, The Horne Section, Parkinson’s Sunday Supplement, Graham Norton on Saturday and Richard Madeley on Sunday, amongst others. At nabokov Re-Loaded, Joe performs some originals, a medley of all the songs you can think of and an improvised 3 minute musical.
Katie Bonna is a performance poet, playwright and actress. Her poetry play Dirty Great Love Story, co-written with Richard Marsh, won a Fringe First Award at the 2012 Edinburgh Fringe Festival, where she was also nominated for Best Actress by The Stage. It went on to run here at Soho Theatre upstairs and then in New York as part of the Brits Off Broadway festival 2013. Other writing includes rapid response poetry piece Underlay (nabokov at Soho Theatre), one woman show The Celebrated Mrs Inchbald (Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds and the U.S.); The Glass Tower (Red Handed Theatre Company) and Liquorice & Smoke-Rings (PULSE Festival). Katie is currently creating a new show I Love You 44% with nabokov’s Joe Murphy, for which she is travelling back to her teenage years and facing the forgotten horrors and delights which lurk there. She has performed poetry at Latitude, Larmer Tree and Meadowlands festivals, appeared on Channel 4 as part of the Random Acts series and at nights including Hammer & Tongue, Apples & Snakes and Homework. Katie will be performing an extract from her new piece exploring what makes us stop. Using poetry, story-telling and other people’s memories, the show is based on recorded interviews with women of all ages.
Sara Mitra is a jazz singer, songwriter and bandleader. Mitra’s debut album April Song was launched at The Vortex Jazz Club and has garnered considerable critical acclaim since its release, with tracks played across Jazz FM, BBC Radio 1, 2, 3 and 6Music. Playing a combination of eerie alt-folk murder-ballads, delicate originals and Leadbelly blues reworkings, at nabokov Re-Loaded Sara will be presenting work from her forthcoming second album, showcasing a powerful development in her vocal ability.