This November our Soho Rising festival hosts a bunch of the brightest new Soho Theatre Labs voices, over a fortnight.
Our relationship with DryWrite and its co-Artistic Directors, Vicky Jones and Phoebe Waller-Bridge, now spans nine years.
Founded in 2007, DryWrite is a multi award-winning and Olivier nominated new-writing theatre company.
Building on from Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s professional stage debut here with us in Steve Thompson’s acclaimed five-hander Roaring Trade (2008), DryWrite approached us to do an evening of shorts. The night included the first outings for Fleabag and Crashing.
DryWrite’s first full-length production with us was Jack Thorne’s lauded two-hander Mydidae (2012). Starring Waller-Bridge and Kier Charles, and directed by Jones, the play later transferred to the West End.
Fleabag, written and performed by Waller-Bridge, directed by Jones, previewed with us ahead of its hugely successful Edinburgh Fringe Festival premiere in 2013. The production returned to us twice in 2013 and 2014 before touring to South Korea. In 2015 Fleabag toured UK, this time with Maddie Rice performing. Becoming TV’s must-see hit of 2016, DryWrite reprised their original production with us in a run which sold out in just over ten minutes.
Our latest collaboration with DryWrite was the smash-hit Touch. Written and directed by Jones, starring Amy Morgan, the production played over summer 2017 to sold-out houses and critical acclaim.
Fleabag toured Australian festivals in 2018, before a UK national tour starring Maddie Rice. In 2019, co-produced by DryWrite, Soho Theatre and Annapurna Theatre, Waller-Bridge performed her multi award-winning production of Fleabag in month-long sold-out runs in New York and in the West End.
Vicky Jones’ viciously funny and daring debut play, The One, won our 2013 Verity Bargate Award.
Staged in our theatre in 2014 and directed by Artistic Director Steve Marmion, the critically acclaimed production starred Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Rufus Wright and Lu Corfield.
‘Astounding and astonishing…hypnotic to watch’Telegraph
The fourth exciting new collaboration between Soho Theatre and DryWrite, Touch was the hit of summer 2017.
Starring Amy Morgan, it’s a shamelessly funny and brutally honest play about sex, connection and control.
‘A glorious cocktail of sex and self-discovery.’Guardian