Following a spring of world premieres and a summer returning to Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Soho Theatre is excited to announce its autumn 2022 theatre season, featuring returning Soho Theatre legends and world premieres from vibrant new playwrights.
The season starts with the first return since 2016 of cult comedian and performance artist Kim Noble with Lullaby for Scavengers, the final part of his trilogy about loneliness and connection – which also co-stars a dead squirrel; the dynamic new gig theatre show Follow The Signs telling the true story of Deaf dancer Chris Fonseca and his search for identity, using fully integrated British Sign Language and hip hop; the Edinburgh to Soho transfer of Haley McGee’s (The Ex-Boyfriend Yard Sale) Age Is a Feeling, a spellbinding exploration of life and ageing and a call to seize our time; Karim Khan’s lyrical coming-of-age tale Brown Boys Swim examines the pressures faced by young Muslim men today; Fran Bushe’s (Ad Libido) 2019 Tony Craze Award-winning A Gig for Ghosts, a big warm folk musical story of love, loss and loneliness (and ghosts); the ever-brilliant Sh!t Theatre (Drink Rum with Expats) are back at Soho with Evita Too, a performance-art mega musical about the life of the first ever female president; the world premiere stage adaptation of the hit BBC Sounds podcast Brown Girls Do It Too: Mama Told Me Not To Come; Nathan Ellis’s (work.txt) 2020 Verity Bargate Award-shortlisted Super High Resolution, directed by Blanche McIntyre (Hymn, Almeida Theatre), a play about the realities of being a doctor in the modern NHS and the limits of anyone’s ability to fully care for other people; and finally, Lesbian Space Crime by Airlock Theatre, a comedy with slapdash songs about intergalactic queer dirtbags.
Also featuring this season will be the return of past hit productions Not F**kin’ Sorry, an evening of shameless sexy punk crip cabaret by the collective of learning disabled and neurodivergent performers Not Your Circus Dog; cult cabaret icon David Hoyle’s Ten Commandments, a light-hearted antidote to the rat-infested dystopia in which we currently find ourselves; and comedian and poet Tim Key’s show Mulberry, his critically-acclaimed response to life in lockdown.
David Luff, Soho Theatre’s Creative Director, said: ‘Our ambitious new season of work sees Soho back to its festival best, welcoming a heady mix of theatre, comedy and cabaret, world premieres and Edinburgh transfers, returning artists and future stars. Brilliant, provocative shows that make up a vibrant Soho cocktail of theatre.’