Soho Theatre - Upcoming events http://www.sohotheatre.com/whats-on/rss Upcoming events at Soho Theatre en-gb <![CDATA[Fancy Chance: Flights of Fancy ]]> Soho Downstairs 0.00000000 0.00000000

Tue 25 - Sat 29 Apr 2017, 7.30pm

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

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

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

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

Fri 21 Apr - Sat 29 Apr 2017, 8.30pm

From £10

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

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

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

Mon 24 - Wed 26 Apr 2017, 9.30pm

From £13 (£11)

Lead Quote: *'Fresh, accessible and hilarious… boasting a typically Gallic flair for elegant, flowery insults and an instinctive feel for the seamier side of life.'* ,Guardian ,

Reviews: *'Fresh, accessible and hilarious… boasting a typically Gallic flair for elegant, flowery insults and an instinctive feel for the seamier side of life.'* ,Guardian , ,*'Who can resist Marcel Lucont?… Pulling clever punchlines out of every interaction with his audience… Sometimes, arrogance is bliss.'* ,★★★★ Scotsman , ,*'Wonderful French wit… his elegant, sardonic turns of phrase are an utter joy.'* ,★★★★ Time Out , ,*'Witty, intelligent and pitch-perfect.'* ,★★★★ The List , ,*'Perfect… Smart and funny… had the audience laughing throughout… Definitely one to see.'* ,★★★★★ Three Weeks , ,*'Truly excellent… the laughter continued for the entire hour… comedy at its best.'* ,★★★★★ Fringe Review , ,*'Consistently brilliant… moments of genuine spontaneity… An essential Fringe show.'* ,★★★★★ Skinny , ,*'Very funny, quick-witted and exceedingly sharp.'* ,British Comedy Guide , ,*'The shameless foie gras of the Fringe… an absolute must-see.'* ,West Australian, Fringe World Festival, Perth , ,

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<p>The UK’s favourite flâneur, raconteur and bon-viveur returns to Soho Theatre as part of his 29-date “United” Kingdom Tour.</p> <p>Marcel Lucont’s Whine List is a new interactive show from the deadpan Frenchman. A kind of group therapy where everyone potentially leaves more depressed. Expect louche musings, deadpan wit and Gallic superiority.</p> <p><strong>&#8216;Who can resist Marcel Lucont?… Pulling clever punchlines out of every interaction with his audience… Sometimes, arrogance is bliss.&#8217;</strong><br /> ★★★★ Scotsman</p> <p>As seen on BBC1’s <em>The John Bishop Show</em>, <em>Comedy Central At The Comedy Store</em>, BBC3’s <em>Russell Howard’s Good News</em> and Sky Atlantic’s <em>Set List</em>.</p> <p><strong>&#8216;Wonderful French wit… his elegant, sardonic turns of phrase are an utter joy.&#8217;</strong><br /> ★★★★ Time Out</p> <p><strong>Age Recommendation:</strong> 16+</p> <p><strong>Running Time:</strong> Approx 60mins</p> ]]>
2017-04-24T21:30:00 2017-04-26T21:30:00
<![CDATA[All The Things I Lied About ]]> Soho Upstairs 0.00000000 0.00000000

Tue 18 Apr – Sat 6 May 2017, 7pm

From £12.50

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

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

Playwright: Katie Bonna

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

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

From £10

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

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

Playwright: Inspector Sands

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<p>97 years go by in a flash. An afternoon lasts an eternity</p> <p>In a care home lounge somewhere off the A1, 97 year old Marsha Hewitt begins the last day of her life. But she cannot go quietly. As the radiators burn and Jeremy Kyle blares, rivalries, relatives and murderous impulses jostle for space on the Axminster carpet. </p> <p>By teatime, a riot is brewing.</p> <p>The award-winning Inspector Sands (<em>A High Street Odyssey</em>, <em>If That’s All There Is</em>, <em>Hysteria</em>) and China Plate shine a spotlight on how we cope, or fail to cope, with ageing.</p> <p>Supported by South Street Arts Centre &amp; artsdepot. Funded by a Wellcome Trust Arts Award, Arts Council England and The Sackler Trust.</p> <p><strong>Running Time:</strong> 80 mins<br /> <strong>Age recommendation:</strong> 12 +</p> <p><strong>Audio Described Performance</strong><br /> Wed 17 May at 7.15pm<br /> Touch tour at 5.45pm</p> <p><strong>Captioned Performance</strong><br /> Thu 18 May at 7.15pm#</p> <p><strong><span class="caps">BEYOND</span> <span class="caps">THE</span> <span class="caps">LOUNGE</span>: <span class="caps">PANEL</span> <span class="caps">DISCUSSIONS</span></strong> <br /> <strong>Moving to live &#8211; is ageing inevitable? A lecture / workshop based in the Feldenkrais technique.</strong> Thu 4 May, 1pm (£3.50/£2 with a ticket to show). <a href="http://www.sohotheatre.com/whats-on/beyond-the-lounge-panel-discussions/">Book here</a></p> <p><strong>Are there ways of improving care for the older generation that don’t involve moving the earth?</strong> Sat 6 May, 3.30pm (free to matinee audiences) <a href="http://sohotheatre.com/whats-on/beyond-the-lounge-are-there-ways-of-improving-care/">Click here for more information</a></p> <p><strong>We need to talk about ageing: How and when do we confront the realities of getting older and mortality?</strong> Thu 11 May, 3pm (£3.50/£2 with a ticket to show). <a href="http://www.sohotheatre.com/whats-on/we-need-to-talk-about-ageing/">Book here</a></p> ]]>
2017-04-25T19:15:00 2017-05-20T19:15:00
<![CDATA[Jamali Maddix: Chickens Come Home to Roost]]> Soho Downstairs 0.00000000 0.00000000

Thu 27 Apr 2017, 9.30pm

From £12

Lead Quote: h4. EXTRA SHOW ADDED DUE TO PHENOMENAL DEMAND , , ,*'It’s a failing of the comedy industry that there aren’t more voices like Jamali Maddix on the circuit.'* ,★★★★ Chortle

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

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

Mon 27 Mar - Sat 24 Jun 2017

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

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

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<p>With a coffin full of sympathy snacks, Jack Rooke and his 85-year old Nan Sicely invite you to the happiest town in Britain, where Dad’s dead and the only thing to eat is lasagne.</p> <p>Celebrating finding happiness after tragedy, Rooke’s critically acclaimed debut blends comedy, storytelling and film to explore how we treat the bereaved and the state of welfare for grieving families.</p> <p>Another compelling production from Soho Theatre, Good Grief was shortlisted for the Best Show by an Emerging Artist in the Total Theatre Awards 2015.</p> <p>Jack Rooke is a comedian, writer and regular panellist on <span class="caps">BBC</span> Radio 1’s The Surgery. He has presented a <span class="caps">BBC</span> Radio 4 comedy adaptation of Good Grief and his own <span class="caps">BBC</span> Three documentary about happiness, due to air in early 2017.</p> <h2>Tour Venues</h2> <p>Oxford Playhouse &#8211; Burton Taylor Studio<br /> Mon 27 &#8211; Tue 28 Mar<br /> <a href="https://www.oxfordplayhouse.com/whats-on/all-shows/good-grief/4640">Book Here</a></p> <p>Seven Arts, Leeds<br /> Fri 28 Apr <br /> <a href="http://www.sevenleeds.co.uk/event/jack-rooke-good-grief/">Book Here</a></p> <p>Pontio Arts and Innovation Centre, Bangor University<br /> Sat 29 Apr<br /> <a href="https://www.pontio.co.uk/Online/default.asp">Book Here</a></p> <p><strong>Machynlleth Comedy Festival</strong> <br /> Sun 30 Apr<br /> <a href="http://machcomedyfest.co.uk/goodgrief">Book Here</a></p> <p>Tom Thumb Theatre, Margate <br /> Wed 3 &amp; Thu 4 May<br /> <a href="http://www.wegottickets.com/f/10681">Book Here</a></p> <p>Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury<br /> Fri 5 May<br /> <a href="http://www.marlowetheatre.com/page/3120/Jack-Rooke-Good-Grief/1354">Book Now</a></p> <p>Live, Newcastle<br /> Wed 10 &amp; Thu 11 May<br /> <a href="http://www.live.org.uk/whats-on-book/jack-rooke-good-grief">Book Now</a></p> <p>Hull Truck Theatre, Studio<br /> Fri 12 &amp; Sat 13 May<br /> <a href="http://hulltruck.co.uk/whats-on/contemporary-theatre/jack-rooke-good-grief/">Book Now</a></p> <p><span class="caps">HOME</span>, Manchester<br /> Wed 17 &#8211; Fri 19 May<br /> <a href="https://homemcr.org/production/jack-rooke-good-grief/">Book Here</a></p> <p>Royal Spa Centre &amp; Town Hall, Studio, Leamington <br /> Sat 20 May <br /> <a href="https://www.warwickdc.gov.uk/royalspacentre/events/event/795/jack_rooke_good_grief">Book Here</a></p> <p>Brighton Old Market, Brighton Fringe<br /> Mon 29 May<br /> <a href="http://theoldmarket.com/shows/jack-rooke-good-grief/">Book Here</a> </p> <p>Pulse Festival at The New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich <br /> Wed 7 Jun<br /> <a href="https://www.wolseytheatre.co.uk/shows/pulse17-good-grief/">Book Here</a></p> <p>Soho Theatre, London<br /> Mon 13 &#8211; Sat 17 Jun<br /> <a href="http://sohotheatre.com/whats-on/jack-rooke-good-grief-2017/">Book Here</a></p> <p>The Bike Shed, Exeter<br /> Tue 20 &#8211; Sat 24 Jun<br /> <a href="https://www.bikeshedtheatre.co.uk/shows/good-grief/">Book Here</a></p> ]]>
0000-00-00T00:00:00 2017-06-24T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Al Porter: At Large]]> Soho Downstairs 0.00000000 0.00000000

Fri 28 Apr – Sat 6 May 2017, 9.30pm

From £15

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

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

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

Sat 29 Apr 2017, 10am

£30

Lead Quote: *The Verity Bargate Award 2017*

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

Mon 1 - Sat 13 May 2017, 7.30pm

From £12

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

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

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

Mon 1 - Sat 6 May 2017, 8.30pm

From £10

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

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

Tue 2 - Fri 5, Wed 17 May, 9.15pm, Fri 2, Fri 9, Mon 12 - Tue 13 Jun 2017, 9.45pm

£17

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<p>Frankie Boyle is doing some shows at Soho Theatre to try out some new jokes.</p> <p>With support.</p> <p><strong>Running Time:</strong> Approx 65mins </p> <p><strong>Age Recommendation:</strong> 16+</p> ]]>
2017-05-02T21:15:00 2017-06-13T21:45:00
<![CDATA[Beyond The Lounge: Moving to live - is ageing inevitable?]]> Soho Theatre 0.00000000 0.00000000 Beyond The Lounge: Panel Discussions

Thu 4 May 2017, 1pm

£3.50, £1.50 off when also booking for The Lounge

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<p>Moving to live &#8211; is ageing inevitable? A lecture/ practical workshop based in the Feldenkrais Method, looking at a recent Brazilian study that uses the simple act of moving from sitting to standing as a predictor of longevity. We explore how our sense of our age is connected to the degree to which we are able to remain mobile. </p> <p>Led by expert Feldenkrais practitioner Ryan Jansen and Inspector Sands co-director Lucinka Eisler. </p> <p>Following their hugely successful panel discussion ‘Old Age is for the Brave’ at the Southbank Centre’s <span class="caps">WOW</span> Festival 2017. Inspector Sands have programmed a series of discussions and panel debates inspired by their production The Lounge. Taking place during the run at Soho Theatre, &#8216;Beyond The Lounge&#8217; aims to further explore some of the most pressing issues of our time</p> <p><strong>Running Time:</strong> Approx 120mins</p> ]]>
2017-05-04T13:00:00 2017-05-04T13:00:00
<![CDATA[Late Night Late Night Gimp Fight and Enemies]]> Soho Downstairs 0.00000000 0.00000000

Fri 5 May and Sat 3 Jun 2017, 11.30pm

£10

Lead Quote: *'Quite brilliant.'* ,Times ,

Reviews: *'Quite brilliant.'* ,Times , ,*'A Gloriously funny Spunkstorm of bad taste.'* ,Chortle , ,*'All Hail Late Night Gimp Fight.'* ,Independent ,

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<p>Late Night Gimp Fight are returning to their spiritual home. A basement in the heart of Soho late at night. Come join them as they smash through an hour of the greatest new sketches in the world or your money back!*</p> <p>And just in case they&#8217;re shit? They&#8217;re bringing in some special guests to win the audience back. </p> <p><strong>Featuring Tamsyn Kelly and Edinburgh Comedy Award Winner Adam Riches.&#8217;</strong></p> <p>There&#8217;s no excuse for not being there.</p> <p>*Of course there will be no refunds. But you knew this.</p> <p><strong>Running Time:</strong> Approx 60mins</p> <p><strong>Age Recommendation:</strong> 16+</p> ]]>
2017-05-05T23:30:00 2017-06-03T23:30:00
<![CDATA[Beyond The Lounge: Are there ways of improving care for the older generation that don't involve moving the earth? ]]> Soho Theatre 0.00000000 0.00000000

Sat 6 May 2017, 3.30pm

Free, for matinee attendees

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<p>Are there ways of improving care for the older generation that don&#8217;t involve moving the earth? A discussion on how to make changes when resources are scarce.</p> <p>Features leading psychologists and researchers working in the field of ageing and care, chaired by Lu Kemp, director of The Lounge. </p> <p>Panelists to be announced soon.</p> <p>Following their hugely successful panel discussion ‘Old Age is for the Brave’ at the Southbank Centre’s <span class="caps">WOW</span> Festival 2017. Inspector Sands have programmed a series of discussions and panel debates inspired by their production The Lounge. Taking place during the run at Soho Theatre, &#8216;Beyond The Lounge&#8217; aims to further explore some of the most pressing issues of our time.</p> ]]>
2017-05-06T15:15:00 2017-05-06T15:15:00
<![CDATA[The Comedian’s Comedian Podcast with Stuart Goldsmith ]]> Soho Downstairs 0.00000000 0.00000000

8 May and 5 June 2017, 7.30pm

£10

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

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

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

Mon 8 May 2017, 8pm

£10 (£8)

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

Reviews: *'Mesmerising.'* ,Sunday Times

Playwright: Michael Harvey

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

Tue 18 – Sat 22 April 9pm & Mon 8 - Tue 9 May 9.15pm

Tickets from £11

Lead Quote: h4. EXTRA DATES ADDED DUE TO PHENOMENAL DEMAND , ,*'Never less than entertaining, Hazarika’s return to stand up is also public service.'* Guardian

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

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<p>Politics, power and how we lost the plot</p> <p>Ayesha Hazarika, <span class="caps">MBE</span>, started her career as a stand-up comedian playing clubs across the country.</p> <p>She then took what she thought was a natural diversion into the Labour Party as a Special Adviser working for Gordon Brown, Harriet Harman and Ed Miliband. </p> <p>Since leaving front line politics she’s become a much sought after commentator writing for the FT, Guardian, Evening Standard, New Statesman and Grazia.</p> <p>Ayesha has also returned to her stand-up roots. Her one-woman show <em>Tales from the Pink Bus</em> was a sell out hit at the 2016 Edinburgh festival and she&#8217;s been in huge demand on TV and radio recently starring as a guest on <em>Matt Forde’s Unspun</em> for Dave. Further credits include regular appearances on <em>Good Morning Britain</em> (<span class="caps">ITV</span>), <em>Sky Papers</em> (Sky News), <em>The Andrew Marr Show</em> (BBC1), <em>Newsnight</em> (BBC2), <em>The Agenda</em> (<span class="caps">ITV</span>) and <em>The Today Programme</em> (<span class="caps">BBC</span> Radio4).</p> <p>Ayesha lifts the lid on what life’s really like behind the scenes at Westminster with brutal honesty and humour and asks what&#8217;s next for British politics. </p> <p><em>State of the Nation</em> is one of the best things to come out of British politics in a long time.</p> <p><strong>Running time: 60mins followed by a 10 min Q&amp;A</strong></p> ]]>
2017-04-18T21:00:00 2017-05-09T21:15:00
<![CDATA[Jonny & The Baptists: Eat The Poor]]> Soho Downstairs 0.00000000 0.00000000

Mon 8 - Wed 10 May 2017, 9.30pm

From £10

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

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

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

Tue 9 & Wed 10 May 2017, 7pm

£15 (£12.50)

Reviews: *‘A breath of fresh air.’* ,Times , ,*‘Daft enjoyable meta-theatre comedy.’* ,Guardian , ,*‘An hour well spent in the company of two future stars.’* ,Sunday Mail , ,*‘Very funny stuff and the performances are excellent.’* ,Daily Mail , ,*‘Two exceptionally talented performers.’* ,Colin Mochrie (Whose Line Is It Anyway?) , ,*‘What's the plural of genius? These two are that word.’* ,Paterson Joseph (Johnson - C4'S Peep Show) , ,*‘A funny and fiendishly clever bast of theatrical fresh air.’* ,Max and Ivan , , ,

Playwright: Roxy Dunn

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

Tue 9 - Sat 13 May 2017, 9pm

From £10

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

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

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

Thu 11 May 2017, 3pm

£3.50, £1.50 off when also booking for The Lounge

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<p>We need to talk about Ageing: How and when do we start a conversation with family and friends about the realities of growing older and mortality? </p> <p>A panel discussion featuring leading psychologists and researchers working in the field of ageing and care.</p> <p>Panelists to be announced soon.</p> <p>Following their hugely successful panel discussion ‘Old Age is for the Brave’ at the Southbank Centre’s <span class="caps">WOW</span> Festival 2017. Inspector Sands have programmed a series of discussions and panel debates inspired by their production The Lounge. Taking place during the run at Soho Theatre, &#8216;Beyond The Lounge&#8217; aims to further explore some of the most pressing issues of our time.</p> <p><strong>Running Time:</strong> Approx 90mins</p> ]]>
2017-05-11T15:00:00 2017-05-11T15:00:00
<![CDATA[LETTERS TO WINDSOR HOUSE]]> Soho Upstairs 0.00000000 0.00000000

Thu 11 - Sat 13 May 2017, 7.00pm

From £12

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

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

Playwright: Sh!t Theatre

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

Thu 11 - Sat 13 May 2017, 9.15pm

From £9

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

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

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<p>Andrew Hunter Murray, star of Fringe smash-hit <em>Austentatious</em> (★★★★★ Times), <em>No Such Thing as a Fish</em> and <em>No Such Thing as the News</em> (<span class="caps">BBC</span> Two), presents his sell-out Edinburgh Fringe solo show, a sizzling slab of character comedy and high-stakes idiocy. Comes complete with outlandish wordplay and an extremely exciting Music Round. Bring the spirit of adventure, a thrilling sense of the possibilities of life, and a biro.</p> <p><strong>Running Time:</strong> 60 mins<br /> <strong>Age Recommendation:</strong> 16+</p> ]]>
2017-05-11T21:15:00 2017-05-13T21:15:00
<![CDATA[Desiree Burch: This Is Evolution]]> Soho Downstairs 0.00000000 0.00000000

Thu 11 - Sat 13 May, 9.30pm

From £13 (£11)

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

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

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

Fri 12 May 2017, 11.30pm

£12.50

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

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

Sat 22 Apr, Sat 13 May, Sat 10 Jun and Sat 29 Jul 2017, 5pm

£12

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<p>Sean Hughes and his team of comics make up a story live on stage, with the help of a special guest.</p> <p>The story will have a written start and a written finish, in between anything could happen!</p> <p>April special guest <strong>Carl Donnelly</strong><br /> May special guest <strong>Dave Fulton</strong><br /> June special guest <strong>Adam Hills</strong><br /> July special guest <strong>Andy Smart</strong></p> <p><strong>Age Recommendation:</strong> 16+<br /> <strong>Running Time:</strong> 60 mins </p> ]]>
2017-04-22T17:00:00 2017-07-29T17:00:00
<![CDATA[Michael McIntyre: Work in Progress ]]> Soho Downstairs 0.00000000 0.00000000

Mon 15 May 2017, 7.30pm

£15

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

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

Mon 15 & Tue 16 May 2017, 9pm

£12.50

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

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

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

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

From £10

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

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

Playwright: Charlotte Josephine

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<p><strong>Winner: The Stage Edinburgh Award</strong></p> <p><em>‘She just needs to understand that it&#8217;s not her fault, that she&#8217;s not to blame, that she&#8217;s not a slut.&#8217;</em></p> <p>Three women and two men swim in shame. <br /> Everyone&#8217;s exposed. <br /> Everyone wants revenge. <br /> No one&#8217;s talking about it. </p> <p>Five candid stories about revenge porn and all its many victims. <br /> <em><span class="caps">BLUSH</span></em> is a slap in the face and a call to arms.</p> <p>Following a sell-out run at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Charlotte Josephine, co-founder of Snuff Box Theatre presents her third play following the success of her award-winning <em>Bitch Boxer</em> which received five stars from Guardian and Times.</p> <p>Directed by Ed Stambollouian, (<em>Awkward Conversations with Animals I’ve Fucked</em> and <em>Old Vic 12</em>).<br /> Performed by Snuff Box Theatre’s co-founder Daniel Foxsmith.</p> <p>Presented in association with Sphinx Theatre and supported by the Peggy Ramsay Foundation and Unity Theatre.</p> <p><strong>Running Time:</strong> 60 mins<br /> <strong>Age Recommendation:</strong> 16+</p> <p><strong><span class="caps">BSL</span> Interpreted Performance</strong><br /> Thu 1 Jun at 7pm<br /> Interpreted by Jacqui Beckford</p> ]]>
2017-05-16T19:00:00 2017-06-04T15:30:00
<![CDATA[Goose: Hydroberserker]]> Soho Downstairs 0.00000000 0.00000000

Tue 16 - Sat 20 May 2017, 7.30pm

From £10

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

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

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

Tue 16 – Wed 17, Mon 22 – Wed 24 May 2017, 9.30pm

£15

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<p>Dom Joly reveals the secrets inside his phone.</p> <p>Join Dom as he opens up his digital life, tweets the trolls, FaceTimes some famous friends to say <span class="caps">HELLO</span> and offers a photographic glimpse into some extraordinary travel and showbiz adventures.</p> <p>This is your chance to see all new material as a Work In Progress ahead of his appearance at Latitude Festival.</p> <p><strong>Age recommendation:</strong> 16+<br /> <strong>Running Time:</strong> 60 mins</p> ]]>
2017-05-16T21:30:00 2017-05-24T21:30:00
<![CDATA[Goodbear]]> Soho Upstairs 0.00000000 0.00000000

Weds 17 - Sat 20 May 2017, 9pm

From £10

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

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

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<p>Five-Star comedy sketch duo Goodbear bring their critically acclaimed Edinburgh show to us.</p> <p>Accompanied by an original score, Joe Barnes and Henry Perryment take us through a day in the life of hilarious and extraordinary characters from across the globe. </p> <p><strong>Running Time:</strong> 60 mins<br /> <strong>Age Recommendation:</strong> 16+</p> ]]>
2017-05-17T21:00:00 2017-05-20T21:00:00
<![CDATA[Adam Kay: Fingering A Minor On the Piano]]> Soho Downstairs 0.00000000 0.00000000

Mon 3 Apr - Sat 15 Apr & Thu 18 May - Sat 20 May 2017, 9.30pm

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

Lead Quote: h4. extra dates added due to phenomenal demand , ,*'ELECTRIFYING'* ★★★★ "Guardian":https://www.theguardian.com/stage/2017/apr/11/adam-kay-soho-theatre-london-review-comedy-nhs

Reviews: *‘Intersperses horror stories from the NHS frontline with a catalogue of sublimely silly spoof songs, and some blissfully brilliant wordplay.’* ,★★★★★ Mail on Sunday , ,*‘Viscerally raw and passionately delivered.’* ,★★★★1/2 Chortle , ,*'ELECTRIFYING'* ★★★★ "Guardian":https://www.theguardian.com/stage/2017/apr/11/adam-kay-soho-theatre-london-review-comedy-nhs , ,*'Grand guignol meets Carry On Nurse.'* ★★★★ "Evening Standard":http://www.standard.co.uk/goingout/arts/adam-kay-comedy-review-grand-guignol-meets-carry-on-nurse-a3508571.html , ,*'Hilariously droll and brilliantly captivating.'* Metro ,

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<p>Adam Kay sits at a grand piano and sings ‘bracingly intelligent, enormously funny songs’ (Times). In the key of A minor.</p> <p>In this brand new collection of wonderfully off-kilter music and stand-up, Adam Kay is in reflective mood &#8211; taking a look back at his former job as a hospital doctor.</p> <p>With sell-out tours and sell-out Edinburgh Fringe seasons, his cutting-edge, darkly humorous re-imaginings of modern day pop and rock classics have gained him a cult following throughout the UK.</p> <p>He is the frontman of <em>Amateur Transplants</em>, with over 20 million YouTube hits (including the iconic London Underground Song). He has sold out seven years at Edinburgh, is a regular voice on Radio 4’s <em>Now Show</em>, and a prolific sitcom writer (BBC1, BBC2, BBC3, C4).</p> <p>But before all that he was a doctor, and he’d like to tell you all about it.</p> ]]>
2017-04-03T21:30:00 2017-05-20T21:30:00
<![CDATA[VBA Workshop with James Graham: Structure and Storytelling ]]>

Sat 20 May 2017, 10am

£30

Lead Quote: *The Verity Bargate Award 2017*

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<p><strong><span class="caps">THIS</span> <span class="caps">WORKSHOP</span> <span class="caps">WILL</span> <span class="caps">HAVE</span> <span class="caps">LIVE</span> <span class="caps">SUBTITLES</span></strong></p> <p>Need some tips for structuring your story? This intensive workshop, led by James Graham, will help you hone your storytelling skills as the Verity Bargate Award submissions window approaches. </p> <p>James Graham is a playwright and screenwriter. At the Soho Theatre, his work has included <em>Monster Raving Loony</em> in 2016 (with Plymouth Theatre Royal) and Tory Boyz (with National Youth Theatre, 2008). Other theatre includes <em>This House</em> (West End, 2016; National Theatre 2012), which was nominated for the Evening Standard and the Olivier Best Play award; <em>Privacy</em> (Public Theater New York, 2016; Donmar Warehouse, 2014); <em>The Vote</em>, which was broadcast live from the Donmar Warehouse on More4 on the night of the general election 2015; <em>Finding Neverland</em> on Broadway 2015; <em>The Angry Brigade</em> (Paines Plough and Bush Theatre 2015); <em>The Whisky Taster</em> (Bush Theatre, 2010). </p> <p>On screen, his single film <em>Coalition</em> (Channel 4) was broadcast in the run up to the election in 2015. His first feature film <em>X+Y</em> was selected for both the Toronto International and the London Film Festival in 2014 before its international release in cinemas in 2015.</p> <p>*A limited number of bursaries are available for this event, for those receiving Job Seeker’s Allowance, welfare benefits, or participants who are in need of access support. Please contact Deirdre@sohotheatre.com for details. </p> <p><strong>Runnign Time:</strong> 180 mins</p> ]]>
2017-05-20T10:00:00 2017-05-20T10:00:00
<![CDATA[Set List: Stand Up Without a Net]]> Soho Downstairs 0.00000000 0.00000000

Sat 20 May and Sat 10 Jun 2017, 11.30pm

£12.50

Lead Quote: *‘For anyone genuinely interested in comedy and comedians, this is the must-see show of the festival.’* ,★★★★★ Scotsman

Reviews: *‘It is completely urgent and pertinent that any comedy geek see this wonderful cluster-fuck of comedy brilliance.’* ,Huffington Post , ,*‘Though it might sound impossible and no doubt intimidating, Set List comes out incredibly funny, like a sharp Whose Line Is It Anyway? for stand-up comedy.’* ,Punchline Magazine , ,

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<p>Fast, furious, reliably brilliant, different every night! Literally as they walk on stage, in full view of the audience, comedians are flashed a never-before-seen “set list” of topics and must instantly create a spontaneous and original <span class="caps">NEW</span> stand-up set, right then and there. No existing material allowed: it’s all improvised!</p> <p>Previous fearless Set Listers have included Trevor Noah, Jimmy Carr, Dara O&#8217;Briain, Tim Minchin, Greg Proops, Drew Carey, Roseanne Barr, Rich Hall, Wil Anderson, Daniel Sloss, Richard Herring, Robin Ince, Josie Long, Simon Munnery, Dave Gorman, Axis of Awesome, Pajama Men, Bob Odenkirk, Bobcat Goldthwait plus many more. </p> <p>The late Robin Williams <a href="http://youtu.be/93464gfTA50">raved about it</a> and here he is with that actual bit <a href="http://setlistshow.com/video/robin-williams-the-introvert-dictator">on Sky Atlantic’s TV series</a></p> <p><strong>Age Recommendation:</strong> 16+</p> <p><strong>Running Time:</strong> Approx 60mins</p> ]]>
2017-05-20T23:30:00 2017-06-10T23:30:00
<![CDATA[Andy Parsons: Slacktivist Action Group ]]> Soho Downstairs 0.00000000 0.00000000

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

£10

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<p>Have you ever been so fed up with the world that you’ve decided to sit on your arse and do sod all about it? Then come and join the support group for fellow slacktivists and do some more sitting on your arse in a group. </p> <p>Occurring monthly with MPs, journalists, experts &amp; ‘read-a-couple-of-newspapers’ comedians such as chairman Andy Parsons (<em>Mock The Week</em>, <em>Live At The Apollo</em> etc etc), the <em>Slacktivist Action Group</em> will thrash over 3 current topics and then decide to try and achieve one piece of action before the next month’s meeting, knowing this will be unlikely/poorly attended/sparsely engaged with. The group will then adjourn to the bar.</p> <p><strong><span class="caps">GUESTS</span>:</strong></p> <p>Mon 27 Mar<br /> Guardian columnist Owen Jones, Jess Phillips MP and Rich Hall</p> <p>Mon 24 Apr<br /> Nick Clegg MP, The Spectator columnist Katy Balls &amp; Matt Forde</p> <p>Mon 22 May<br /> Romesh Ranganathan, Lucy Powell MP and Times columnist Daniel Finkelstein</p> <p>Mon 26 Jun <br /> Labour Lord, Peter Hain &amp; Observer columnist Catherine Bennett</p> <p>Mon 24 Jul<br /> Clive Lewis MP, Miranda Sawyer and John O’Farrell</p> <p><strong>Running Time: 60mins</strong><br /> <strong>Age Recommendation: 16+</strong></p> <p>Details of each month’s guests, topic, direct action and where to post amusing apologies for absence will be available at <a href="http://www.andyparsons.co.uk">www.andyparsons.co.uk</a>. </p> <p>Live Podcast recording available via Acast</p> <p><iframe width="300" height="400" src="http://embed.acast.com/slacktivistactiongroup" scrolling="no" frameborder="0" style="border:none;overflow:hidden;"></iframe></p> ]]>
2015-10-26T19:00:00 2017-07-24T19:15:00
<![CDATA[Scott Gibson: Life After Death ]]> Soho Upstairs 0.00000000 0.00000000

Mon 22 – Sat 27 May 2017, 8.45pm

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

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

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

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

Tue 23 May 2017, 7.30pm

£15 (£13)

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

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

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

Thu 25 - Sat 27 May 2017, 7.30pm

Thu £13 (£11), Fri & Sat £15 (£13)

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

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

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

Fri 26 May – Sat 24 Jun 2017, 7pm

From £10

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

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<p><strong>Home of the full English Brexit</strong></p> <p>Welcome to Eddie Costello’s Roller Diner &#8211; a faded Brummie beacon of a deep fried American dream. The staff can’t skate and there’s a whiff of burnt sausages and disappointment.</p> <p>So when new waitress Marika arrives from somewhere foreign looking for a slice of a better life, hearts are set alight in a fiery recipe of love, jealousy and murder. </p> <p>A theatrical jukebox sizzling with songs, sexual tension and failed dreams… all served with extra ketchup. </p> <p>Directed by Soho Theatre Artistic Director Steve Marmion, <em>Roller Diner</em> is the professional debut of Birmingham writer Stephen Jackson and the winner of Soho Theatre’s prestigious Verity Bargate Award for new writing.</p> <p>A savage sweet musical comedy, it opens up the heart of middle England and the universal search for a place to call home. </p> <p><strong>Audio Described Performance</strong><br /> Wed 14 Jun at 7pm<br /> Touch tour at 5.30pm</p> <p><strong>Captioned Performance</strong><br /> Thu 15 Jun at 7pm</p> ]]>
2017-05-26T19:00:00 2017-06-24T19:00:00
<![CDATA[DENIM & Friends]]> Soho Downstairs 0.00000000 0.00000000

Fri 26 May, Fri 30 Jun and Fri 28 Jul 2017, 11.30pm

£15

Lead Quote: *‘A hysterical cabaret-musical.’* ,Vogue

Reviews: *‘London’s hottest new girl band.’* ,Vice , ,*‘The Queens steal the show.’* ,Evening Standard , ,*‘A hysterical cabaret-musical.’* ,Vogue , ,*‘I think they’re called Denim.'* ,Kate Moss ,

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<p>Drag super-group <span class="caps">DENIM</span> are hitting Soho with some of their comedy and cabaret friends on a mission to change your world. Presenting their hotly-anticipated Soho debut, revel in DENIM’S unique brand of explosive pop. </p> <p>You are invited to join <span class="caps">DENIM</span> for a once in a lifetime opportunity to have your mind blown.</p> <p>It’s Pop in a dazzling new costume. It’s Drag as you’ve never before experienced.</p> <p><strong>‘London’s hottest new girl band.’</strong><br /> Vice</p> <p><strong>Age recommendation:</strong> 16+</p> <p><strong>Running Time:</strong> Approx 60 mins</p> ]]>
2017-05-26T23:30:00 2017-07-28T23:30:00
<![CDATA[Magic Challenge]]> Soho Theatre 0.00000000 0.00000000

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

£15

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

Sat 27 May, Sat 24 Jun and Sat 29 Jul 2017, 11.30pm

£13

Lead Quote: *‘NOT TO BE MISSED.’* ,Guardian

Reviews: *‘One of the funniest sights around, don’t miss it.’* ,Daily Telegraph , ,*‘You have to see the Dark Room at 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. Abandon Hope? C. Darren? </p> <p>Come and play the world’s only live-action text-based adventure game! It’s a choose-your-own-adventure, so choose it! </p> <p>The Dark Room is an anarchic comedy game show that fuses retro gaming, improv and sadism into an incredible immersive event. The whole audience play as contestants in a challenge that’s racked up over 4 million YouTube hits, won awards at the Brighton and Edinburgh Fringes, and alarmed special guests including Mark Watson, Robin Ince, the bloke who played Xander in Buffy, Sam Simmons and gaming industry legend Ian Livingstone. </p> <p>The rules are simple:<br /> 1 – Options appear on the screen.<br /> 2 – Audience calls out the option they want.<br /> 3 – You’re either right, or dead.<br /> 4 – <span class="caps">TERRIBLE</span> <span class="caps">PRIZES</span> <span class="caps">FOR</span> <span class="caps">EVERYONE</span>! <br /> Sell out shows: <span class="caps">HONG</span> <span class="caps">KONG</span>, <span class="caps">MANCHESTER</span>, <span class="caps">BRIGHTON</span>, <span class="caps">EDINBURGH</span> <span class="caps">FRINGE</span>, <span class="caps">INSOMNIA</span> <span class="caps">GAMING</span> <span class="caps">FESTIVAL</span>, <span class="caps">MCM</span> <span class="caps">COMIC</span>-<span class="caps">CON</span><br /> <span class="caps">WINNER</span>: ThreeWeeks Editors Choice Award, EdFringe 2016, Argus Angel Brighton Fringe 2014, Arts Award Voice Pick of the Edinburgh Fringe 2016 </p> <p>Stars John Robertson www.thejohnrobertson.com </p> <p><strong>‘You must see this show.’</strong><br /> ★★★★★ British Comedy Guide</p> <p><strong>Running Time:</strong> Approx 60mins</p> <p><strong>Age Recommendation:</strong> 16+</p> ]]>
2017-05-27T23:30:00 2017-07-29T23:30:00
<![CDATA[Steve Bugeja: Unpronounceable]]> Soho Downstairs 0.00000000 0.00000000

Mon 29 May 2017, 7.30pm

From £13 (£11)

Lead Quote: *‘A polished hour of plentiful jokes and compelling storytelling.’* ,Scotsman

Reviews: *‘Truly hilarious.’* ,Fest , ,*‘A polished hour of plentiful jokes and compelling storytelling.’* ,Scotsman , ,*‘Puts gags front and centre of a compelling narrative.’* ,Chortle , ,*‘Big laughs and gentle pathos.’* ,Guardian , ,*‘An instinctive genuine comic.’* ,Shortcom.co.uk , ,*‘You'll like this new stand-up, an out and proud nerd.’* ,Independent ,

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<p>Last August Steve almost got his first ever girlfriend&#8230; almost and now he&#8217;s got a big decision to make &#8211; join him as he debates whether to follow his head or his heart. </p> <p>A <span class="caps">BBC</span> New Comedy Award winner, Steve can be seen on <em>Russell Howard’s Stand Up Central</em> (Comedy Central), <em>Dog Ate My Homework</em> (<span class="caps">CBBC</span>) and <span class="caps">BBC</span> 3’s <em>Top Tens</em> and heard on <span class="caps">BBC</span> Radio 4 and <span class="caps">BBC</span> Radio 4 Extra. </p> <p><strong>Age Recommendation:</strong> 16+<br /> <strong>Running Time:</strong> Approx 60mins</p> ]]>
2017-05-29T19:30:00 2017-05-29T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Tom Neenan: Vaudeville]]> Soho Upstairs 0.00000000 0.00000000

Mon 29 -Weds 31 May 2017, 8.45pm

From £10

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

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

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

Tue 30 May - Sat 3 Jun 2017, 7.30pm

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

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

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

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

Thu 1- Sat 3 Jun 2017. 8.45pm

£11

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

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

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

Mon 5 Jun 2017, 8pm

£10 (£8)

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

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

Playwright: Sally Pomme Clayton

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

Tue 6 - Sat 10 Jun 2017, 7.30pm

From £15

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

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

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

Tue 6 - Wed 7 Jun 2017, 9.15pm

From £12 (£10)

Lead Quote: *'Very gifted... Has the talent to one day have the world at his feet.'* ,★★★★ List

Reviews: *'Very gifted... Has the talent to one day have the world at his feet.'* ,★★★★ List , ,*'Real talent... It takes some flair to mix script, tangent, conversation, heartbreak and make it all look so effortless.'* ,★★★★ Skinny , ,*'Excellent... Full of interesting ideas.'* ,★★★★ Mirror , ,*'Very funny, well crafted stand-up.'* ,★★★★ Broadway Baby , ,*'Promises laughter from start to finish'* ,★★★★ Edinburgh Festivals Magazine , ,*'Inspiring... People bowled over from laughing. The circuit could use more comedians like Chris Stokes.'* ,★★★★★ Funny Women , ,*'One impressive comic.'* ,New Statesman , ,*'Genuine, uncontrived epiphanies as well as laughs.'* ,Chortle , ,*'Hilarious'* ,Scotsman , ,★★★★ Three Weeks , ,★★★★ Arts Awards Voice , ,★★★★ One4Review , ,★★★★ The Mumble ,

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<p>Chris Stokes? Yes. Comedian? Absolutely. Award-winning? You betcha. Man&#8230;? Can you be more specific?</p> <p>Ostensibly a human, Chris (<span class="caps">BBC</span> Three, Dave, Radio 4) comes to the Soho Theatre for the first time with a show about you. Well, the species that you have in common with him.</p> <p>Ever experienced the sweet justice of saying, “You’re welcome,” to a “Thank you” that never came? This might be the show for you.</p> <p><strong>Running time:</strong> Approx 60mins</p> <p><strong>Age Recommendation:</strong> 16+</p> ]]>
2017-06-06T21:15:00 2017-06-07T21:15:00
<![CDATA[Zoe Lyons: Little Misfit]]> Soho Upstairs 0.00000000 0.00000000

Thu 8 - Sat 10 Jun 2017, 9.15pm

From £15

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sat 10 Jun 2017, 9.45pm

From £12 (£10)

Lead Quote: *‘Simply hilarious.’* ,Skinny ,

Reviews: *‘Simply hilarious.’* ,Skinny , ,*‘Very funny… pure guilt-free pleasure.’* ,Guardian

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<p>Ever felt like you should be better at feminism?</p> <p>Join comedian Deborah Frances-White and guest host Aparna Nancherla for her comedy podcast, recorded in front of a live audience.</p> <p>Each episode Deborah and her guests discuss topics ‘all 21st century feminists agree on’ while confessing their insecurities, hypocrisies and fears that underlie their lofty principles. The podcast has been a huge success with over 2,000,000 downloads in its first year.</p> <p>Deborah Frances-White is a stand-up comedian whose award-winning <span class="caps">BBC</span> Radio 4 series Rolls The Dice aired in 2015 and 2016. As well as her solo comedy shows, she speaks about Diversity and Inclusion in the corporate world and presents the Global Pillage podcast. As a screenwriter, she is currently working on a sit-com for the <span class="caps">BBC</span> and an independent film shooting in 2017.</p> <p><strong>Running Time:</strong> Approx 75mins</p> <p><strong>Please note: Strictly no latecomers</strong> </p> ]]>
2017-06-10T21:45:00 2017-06-10T21:45:00
<![CDATA[Lady Bunny in Trans-Jester!]]> Soho Downstairs 0.00000000 0.00000000

Mon 12 Jun - Sat 1 Jul 2017, 9.30pm

From £12

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

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

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

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

From £10

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

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

Playwright: Patrick Sandford

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<p><strong>Brighton Festival Fringe 2016 Winner of 3 Awards including Outstanding Theatre and Best of the Festival.</strong></p> <p>How can a Truth be told?<br /> How can a Secret be spoken?</p> <p>A betrayed schoolboy, a Japanese soldier, and the inventor of the saxophone. Three gripping narratives show how a story can save your life. </p> <p>Bold, provocative, theatrical; not for a moment depressing. Audiences are spellbound.</p> <p>Written and performed by Patrick Sandford.<br /> Directed by Nancy Meckler.</p> <p><strong>Running Time:</strong> 90 mins (60 minute show, 30 minute post-show discussion. No interval) <br /> <strong>Age Recommendation:</strong> 16+</p> <p><strong><span class="caps">BSL</span> Interpreted Performance</strong><br /> Thu 29 Jun at 7pm<br /> Interpreted by Jacqui Beckford</p> ]]>
2017-06-13T19:15:00 2017-07-01T19:15:00
<![CDATA[Jack Rooke: Good Grief ]]> Soho Downstairs 0.00000000 0.00000000

Tue 13 – Sat 17 Jun 2017, 7.30pm

From £12.50

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

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

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<p>With a coffin full of sympathy snacks, Jack Rooke and his 85-year old Nan Sicely invite you to the happiest town in Britain, where Dad’s dead and the only thing to eat is lasagne. </p> <p>Celebrating finding happiness after tragedy, Rooke’s critically acclaimed debut blends comedy, storytelling and film to explore how we treat the bereaved and the state of welfare for grieving families.</p> <p>Another compelling production from Soho Theatre, <em>Good Grief</em> was shortlisted for the Best Show by an Emerging Artist in the Total Theatre Awards 2015. </p> <p>Jack Rooke is a comedian, writer and regular panellist on <span class="caps">BBC</span> Radio 1’s <em>The Surgery</em>. He has presented a <span class="caps">BBC</span> Radio 4 comedy adaptation of <em>Good Grief</em> and his own <span class="caps">BBC</span> Three documentary about happiness, due to air in early 2017.</p> <p>Directed by Gabriel Bisset-Smith<br /> Initial development by Leisa Rea</p> <p><strong>Running Time:</strong> 60 mins<br /> <strong>Age Recommendation:</strong> 14+</p> ]]>
2017-06-13T19:30:00 2017-06-17T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Jake Yapp: One In A Million]]> Soho Upstairs 0.00000000 0.00000000

Tue 13 - Wed 14 Jun 2017, 9.15pm

From £12 (£10)

Lead Quote: *'This is the art and the craft of comedy at such a high level my ears were popping.'* ,Scotsman

Reviews: *'This is the art and the craft of comedy at such a high level my ears were popping.'* ,Scotsman , ,*'Clarity, intelligence, and brilliant comic instinct.'* ,Broadway Baby , ,

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<p>Jake Yapp, comedian, writer, and broadcaster, does some comedy stuff. There probably won’t be an overarching theme or message about tolerance or the <span class="caps">NHS</span> or anything, which will be a huge disappointment to his parents, but then again, they’ve dealt with worse.</p> <p><strong>&#8216;Clarity, intelligence, and brilliant comic instinct.&#8217;</strong> <br /> Broadway Baby</p> <p><strong>Running Time:</strong> approx 60mins</p> <p><strong>Age Recommendation:</strong> 16+</p> ]]>
2017-06-13T21:15:00 2017-06-14T21:15:00
<![CDATA[Andrew Maxwell]]> Soho Theatre 0.00000000 0.00000000

Wed 14 - Sat 17 Jun 2017, 9.45pm

From £10

Lead Quote: *DOUBLE EDINBURGH COMEDY AWARD NOMINEE WINNER: TIME OUT LIVE AWARD, BEST STAND UP*

Reviews: *‘Excellent, he delivers a superb set.’* ,★★★★★ Sunday Times , ,*‘Searing topical material delivered in his trademark laid-back style.’* ,★★★★★ Independent ,

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<p>A regular on Radio 4’s News Quiz, he is renowned for his cutting-edge comedy and intrepid social commentary, but Andrew is also the recognisable voice of MTV’s hit show Ex On The Beach, which is now in its sixth series. As seen on Live at The Apollo (<span class="caps">BBC</span> One), Have I Got News For You (<span class="caps">BBC</span> One), Celebrity Juice (ITV2) and Mock The Week (<span class="caps">BBC</span> Two). </p> <p><strong>‘Excellent, he delivers a superb set.’</strong><br /> ★★★★★ Sunday Times</p> <p><a href="http://www.andrewmaxwellcomedian.com">www.andrewmaxwellcomedian.com</a></p> ]]>
2017-06-14T21:45:00 2017-06-17T21:45:00
<![CDATA[VBA Workshops - Around the UK & ROI]]>

Lead Quote: *The Verity Bargate Award 2017*

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

Thu 15 Jun 2017, 6.30pm

£30

Lead Quote: *The Verity Bargate Award 2017*

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

Thu 15- Sat 17 Jun 2017, 9.15pm

£14 (£12)

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

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

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

Mon 19 - Thur 22 Jun 2017, 9.15pm

From £10

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

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

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

Fri 23 & Sat 24 Jun 2017, 9.15pm

From £12

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

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

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

Fri 23 Jun and Fri 21 Jul 2017, 11.30pm

£15

Reviews: _Praise for Luisa Omielan's previous shows:_ , ,*‘Feminism’s pop culture princess.’* ,★★★★ Times , ,*‘We need more comics like Omielan: bold as brass, ambitious, proud of her gorgeous, wobbly body, and, above all else, wonderfully funny.’* ,★★★★ The Skinny , ,*‘Uplifting, intense and fearless…the ‘Queen B’ of comedy.’* ,★★★★★ WhatsOnStage , ,*‘Omielan is crystal-clearly a mainstream star in the making.’* ,Guardian

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<p>Soho Theatre has collaborated with one of the UK’s hottest new comic talents Luisa Omielan to host a monthly residency giving Luisa and her cherry-picked guests a platform to perform tried and tested, and new material at Luisa Omielan’s <span class="caps">FRESH</span>. </p> <p>A chance to check out some of the comedy circuit’s ‘fresh’ talent in an intimate venue, way ahead of the pack.</p> ]]>
2017-06-23T23:30:00 2017-07-21T23:30:00
<![CDATA[Ursula Martinez: Free Admission ]]> Soho Theatre 0.00000000 0.00000000

Mon 26 Jun – Sat 1 Jul 2017, 7pm

From £10

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

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

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

Mon 26 - Wed 28 Jun 2017, 9.15pm

From £10

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

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

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<p>Chortle Award-nominated comedian Kiri Pritchard McLean performs her inadvisably ambitious debut hour, tackling genetics, gender and being a comedian who happens to be a woman. </p> <p>Also, she sticks her white, middle class nose into racial inequality. (I know, it has nothing to do with her, but she won&#8217;t be told.) </p> <p>Join her for an hour of whipsmart stand-up that&#8217;s as funny as it is clever &#8211; or turn up to see if she commits an accidental hate crime. </p> <p>Tour support: Sarah Millican&amp; Justin Moorhouse. <br /> Writer/director Gein&#8217;s Family Giftshop</p> <p><strong>Running Time:</strong> 60 mins<br /> <strong>Age Recommendation:</strong> 16+</p> ]]>
2017-06-26T21:15:00 2017-06-28T21:15:00
<![CDATA[Judith Lucy & Denise Scott: Disappointments]]> Soho Downstairs 0.00000000 0.00000000

Tue 27 Jun - Fri 7 Jul 2017, 7.30pm

from £12

Lead Quote: *‘Either of these performers is capable of tickling an audience pink; together, you can expect to be red raw.’* ,Age

Reviews: *‘Either of these performers is capable of tickling an audience pink; together, you can expect to be red raw.’* ,Age , ,*‘Hilariously unrestrained and unembarrassed.’* ,Herald Sun (on Judith Lucy) , ,*‘Eye-opening, edgy, fun and life-affirming.’* ,Sydney Morning Herald (on Denise Scott) ,

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<p><strong>Two of Australia’s comedy icons join forces in this riotous new show</strong></p> <p>Scotty and Jude couldn’t be happier; every element of their lives is simply perfect. They love their bodies, their careers, the people they have chosen to be surrounded by and they love who they are, the women that they have become. Their souls are fit to bursting! Every day is another perfect gift from the universe!</p> <p>Well that’s certainly what they’ve written on their Facebook pages. Come along and see what a crock of shit that actually is. Truthfully their lives are full of&#8230; disappointments.</p> <p>We guarantee that this show will make you feel better about your lives or at least help you accept the rut that you’re in. <strong>Lucy</strong> and <strong>Scott</strong> will help you embrace your mediocrity along with your shattered dreams and what’s more you’ll walk out feeling proud! </p> <p>They’ll sing, they’ll dance, they’ll lie down a lot and they’ll learn to love their disappointments.</p> <p>It’s been three years since two of Australia’s comedy icons, Judith Lucy and Denise Scott, shared the stage with their smash-hit show, The Spiral. Since then, Judith made the hilarious Judith Lucy Is All Woman for <span class="caps">ABC</span> TV and picked up the 2015 Helpmann Award for Best Comedy Performance for her smash-hit solo show, Ask No Questions of the Moth. Meanwhile, Denise Scott had a runaway hit with her live show Mother Bare, winning the 2014 Barry Award for Best Show at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival and selling out across Australia.</p> <p>Judith last delighted audiences at Soho Theatre in 2012, this will be Scotty’s London debut!</p> <p><strong>Age Recommendation:</strong> 16+</p> <p><strong>Running Time:</strong> Approx 70mins</p> ]]>
2017-06-27T19:30:00 2017-07-07T19:30:00
<![CDATA[JOHNNY COCHRANE: APPEAL]]> Soho Upstairs 0.00000000 0.00000000

Thu 29 Jun – Sat 1 Jul 2017, 9.15pm

From £11

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

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

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

Mon 3 Jul 2017, 7pm

£8

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

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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> ]]>
2017-07-03T19:00:00 2017-07-03T19:00:00
<![CDATA[Rob Cawsey: Just Cruising (Edinburgh Preview)]]> Soho Upstairs 0.00000000 0.00000000

Mon 3 Jul 2017, 8.30pm

£10

Lead Quote: *‘Nothing short of genius.’* ,★★★★★ Gay Times _(Praise for Guilt & Shame)_

Reviews: _Praise for Rob Cawsey / Simon Slack:_ , ,*'Stupidly funny. This is an extraordinary mix of comedy genres.'* ,Kate Copstick , ,*'An innovative, weird and beautiful show... the kind of show the fringe is all about.'* ,★★★★ List , ,_Praise for Guilt & Shame:_ , ,*'Nothing short of genius.'* ,★★★★★ Gay Times , ,*'Rob revels in exceptional physical comedy.'* ,★★★★ Ed Fringe Review ,

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<p>Unhinged physical comedy from Rob Cawsey on dating, sex and trying to find love. </p> <p>Rob&#8217;s debut solo show ‘Simon Slack: The Fantasist&#8221; premiered at Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2016 to great acclaim. He is also one half of comedy duo Guilt &amp; Shame who have played festivals all over the UK.</p> <p>Performed by: Rob Cawsey<br /> Directed by: Gabriel Bisset-Smith<br /> Written by: Robert Cawsey &amp; Gabriel Bisset-Smith </p> <p><strong>Running Time:</strong> Approx 60mins</p> ]]>
2017-07-03T20:30:00 2017-07-03T20:30:00
<![CDATA[Touch]]> Soho Theatre 0.00000000 0.00000000

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

From £10

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

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

Playwright: Vicky Jones

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

Mon 15 - Thu 27 Jul 2017, 9.15pm

From £9

Lead Quote: *‘A gloriously funny spunkstorm of bad taste.’* ,★★★★★ Chortle.co.uk

Reviews: *‘A gloriously funny spunkstorn of bad taste.’* ,★★★★★ Chortle.co.uk , ,*‘Sketch Comedy doesn’t get much better than this.’* ,Scotsman ,

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<p>The washed-up boyband of sketch comedy are back for 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.<br /> Edinburgh Comedy Awards nominees. Chortle Award Winners. Huge Disappointment to their parents.</p> <p><strong>Age recommendation:</strong> 16+</p> <p><strong>Running Time:</strong> Approx 60mins</p> ]]>
2017-07-14T21:15:00 2017-07-27T21:15:00
<![CDATA[Wil Greenway: The Way The City Ate The Stars]]> Soho Upstairs 0.00000000 0.00000000

Tue 18 & Wed 19 Jul 2017, 9pm

£13 (£11)

Lead Quote: *WINNER: Three Weeks Editor’s Choice Award* , ,*WINNER: Bouquets & Brickbats – Bouquet Award* ,

Reviews: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ Ed Fringe Review , ,★ ★ ★ ★ ★ Bouquets & Brickbats , ,★ ★ ★ ★ ★ Fresh Air , ,★ ★ ★ ★ Three Weeks , ,★ ★ ★ ★ Grace Calvert – Ed Fringe Review , ,★ ★ ★ ★ Fringe Guru , ,★ ★ ★ ★ Broadway Baby ,

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<p>Margaret is counting the minutes between her contractions. I’m in a car, closing in on the hospital, rushing towards her. Unfortunately… so is Uncle Sven. </p> <p>Award-winning comedy storyteller Wil Greenway returns with his smash-hit fringe show to make you laugh, cry and feel good about the world.</p> <p><strong>&#8216;This is absolutely gorgeous storytelling with some bloody lovely songs thrown in for good measure. It’s dense and rich and fanciful and somehow still entirely grounded. I, genuinely, at the end, after laughing and thinking and feeling for an hour, had a single tear rolling down my right cheek. Not, bloody, bad.&#8217;</strong><br /> Daniel Kitson</p> <p><strong>&#8216;The packed classroom fills with warmth from the exhilarating power of this surreal love story&#8217;</strong><br /> ★ ★ ★ ★ Fest</p> <p><strong>&#8216;Impossible not to like… envelops you like a warm hug and holds you there for hours afterwards. It’s a soulful, engrossing, nourishing hour… delivered by one of the most charming storytellers at the Fringe.&#8217;</strong><br /> ★ ★ ★ ★ Reviews Hub</p> <p><strong>Running Time:</strong> Approx 60mins</p> <p><strong>Age Recommendation:</strong> 14+</p> ]]>
2017-07-18T21:00:00 2017-07-19T21:00:00
<![CDATA[John Robertson: Arena Spectacular]]> Soho Upstairs 0.00000000 0.00000000

Thu 20 - Sat 22 Jul 2017, 8.30pm

£13 (£11)

Lead Quote: *'Utterly unique.'* ,★★★★★ Skinny

Reviews: *'A splendid comedy beast.'* ,★★★★ Kate Copstick, Scotsman , ,★★★★★ ThreeWeeks ,★★★★ Edinburgh Festivals Magazine ,★★★★ List , , ,

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<p>Dirty jokes! A nice suit! Sit near the front! It’s an arena show… in a 100-seater. <br /> After a hugely successful sixth year at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, the Australian wild man and insult comic unleashes 60 minutes of whatever comes into his head. Get ready for a party, and everyone’s the pinata. </p> <p><strong>&#8216;A splendid comedy beast.&#8217;</strong><br /> ★★★★ Kate Copstick, Scotsman</p> <p><strong>Running Time:</strong> Approx 60mins</p> ]]>
2017-07-20T20:30:00 2017-07-22T20:30:00
<![CDATA[Luke Heggie: Rough Diamanté]]> Soho Upstairs 0.00000000 0.00000000

Tue 1 - Sat 5 Aug 2017, 8.30pm

From £11 (£9)

Lead Quote: *WINNER: Comics’ Choice Award, Melbourne International Comedy Festival 2017*

Reviews: *‘Absolutely rips along.’* ,★★★★ Herald Sun , ,*‘A unique, powerful and insightful Australian comic voice.'* ,★★★★1/2 Sydney Morning Herald ,

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<p>Luke Heggie brings his unique sense of Aussie humour to the UK for the first time.</p> <p>He is known widely for speaking to audiences as their equal, offering them a temporary escape from their banal, stupid, and largely pointless lives.</p> <p>If you are the kind of person who eats a banana with the string still on, you play competition frisbee, you wear velcro shoes despite being an adult with more than zero arms, you&#8217;ve changed your mind after a chef has begun cooking your meal, you&#8217;re in charge of a blog, your signature takes longer than 3 seconds to complete, you say “everybody” at the end of a lot of your sentences, you say “that&#8217;s a great age” about someone&#8217;s children, or you engage in unsolicited traffic direction, then do not come to this show.</p> <p>There will be adult themes, and foul language. If that&#8217;s not acceptable to your sensibilities, grow up.</p> <p><strong>‘Absolutely rips along.’</strong><br /> ★★★★ Herald Sun </p> <p><strong>Age Recommendation&#8217;</strong>: 16+</p> <p><strong>Running Time&#8217;</strong>: Approx 60mins</p> ]]>
2017-08-01T20:30:00 2017-08-05T20:30:00
<![CDATA[Tim Heidecker & Neil Hamburger]]> Soho Downstairs 0.00000000 0.00000000

Mon 21 Aug – 2 Sep 2017, 7.30pm

From £18

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

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

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

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

From £15

Lead Quote: *Annie Siddons returns after her sellout run in February.*

Reviews: *'Subtle, sincere, riotously funny and endearingly raw.’* ,★★★★★ Broadway Baby , ,*‘Heartbreaking autobiographical performance.’* ,★★★★ FestMag , ,*‘Frank, funny and compassionate.’* ,★★★★ Stage , ,*‘Witty, wry, tough, poetic and brilliant.’* ,★★★★ The Upcoming , ,*‘Forthright, funny, affectionately raw, spunky!’* ,★★★★★ West End Wilma , ,*‘Siddons’ distress is our pleasure…witty and profound.’* ,★★★★ Evening Standard

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

Sat 2 Sep 2017, 4.30pm

From £18

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

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<p>A special screening hosted by the stars of the hit web series <em>On Cinema At The Cinema</em>, Tim Heidecker and Gregg Turkington.</p> <p><strong>Age recommendation:</strong> 16+<br /> <strong>Running Time:</strong> 70 mins</p> ]]>
2017-09-02T16:30:00 2017-09-02T16:30:00
<![CDATA[The Magic Flute ]]> Soho Theatre 0.00000000 0.00000000

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

From £10

Lead Quote: *From the Olivier Award winning team behind _La Bohème_ and _Carmen_* , ,

Reviews: 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>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</p> ]]>
2017-09-06T19:00:00 2017-10-07T19:00:00
<![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[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[Daniel Sloss: NOW]]> Soho Downstairs 0.00000000 0.00000000

Mon 4 - Sat 9 Dec 2017, 7.15pm

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

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

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

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