Soho Theatre presents

soft animals

by Holly Robinson Wed 6 Feb – Sat 2 Mar 19 75 minutes
The outstanding debut play from two of Soho's hottest new talents, writer Holly Robinson and director Lakesha Arie-Angelo.

Sarah gets spat at in the street. Frankie doesn’t go to her lectures. In the aftermath of the tragic accident that brought them together, neither expects to find solace in the other’s company.

Between hate mail and novelty teddy bears, the two women become something like friends. They want to punish themselves. They might just save each other.

“a rare tonal certainty, spinning between the sharply funny and the heart-breaking…A really terrific debut.”
Lyn Gardner

A tender and unflinching story about motherhood, self destruction and the way women help each other heal.

soft animals is the debut play from Tony Craze Award shortlisted writer Holly Robinson, and is directed by Soho Resident Director Lakesha Arie-Angelo, director of the critically acclaimed The Hoes, Hampstead Theatre and assistant director on Vicky Jones’ The One and Touch at Soho Theatre.

‘soft animals’ is kindly supported by:
Cockayne – Grants for the Arts and The London Community Foundation,  Angela Hyde-Courtney and Unity Theatre Trust.

Warning: Themes of child bereavement, suicide and references to sexual violence. Please contact the box office should you require further details.

Captioned performance: Mon 18 Feb – to book your tickets for this, please contact our Box Office team directly, email, or call 0207 478 0100, option 1, or pop in to book in person.


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