WELCOME TO A CHRISTMAS SEASON LIKE NO OTHER. TERRIFYING CABARET, KILLER COMEDY, HOT NEW PLAYS, AND A CHARGED, STEAMY VERSION OF ANTHONY BURGESS’S SEMINAL NOVEL A CLOCKWORK ORANGE .
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JOSIE LONG: ROMANCE & A
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Delightful, charmin Josie Long unites a her call to arms to things wonderful.
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Tue 6 – Sat 10 Nov OH THE HUMANITY BLINK
OH THE HUMANITY COMEDY BLINK
ROISIN CONA LIFEHUNTER
‘Blending gag-pack deprecating storie observational hum
Tue 6 – Sat 10 Nov THE KINGDOM MARTYN NEW JACQUES ART CLUB
COMEDY THE KINGDOM – Tickets MARTYN NEW JACQUES ART CLUB
DOCTOR BROWN BROWN BROWN BROWN BROWN & HIS SINGING TIGER Join Doctor Brown and his Singing Tiger (Stuart Bowden) for half term fun on a madcap adventure from breakfast to bedtime. The sell-out family hit of Edinburgh. For ages 5+ WINNER, BEST PRESENTATION FOR CHILDREN 2012, ADELAIDE FRINGE ‘A relentless hour of fun and daftness.’ The Skinny Tue 30 Oct – Sat 3 Nov, 1pm FAMILY – Tickets £10
Soho Theatre & The Mason Sisters @ PBJ Present
DOCTOR BROWN: BEFRDFGTH
International comedy sensation Doctor Brown comes home to Soho Theatre with his 2012 Foster’s Edinburgh Comedy Award winning show Befrdfgth. This award winning show has sold out it’s autumn run so we’ve just announced more dates in Spring - get in quick! FOSTERS’ EDINBURGH COMEDY AWARD WINNER 2012 ‘The most purely, convulsively funny live experience that this reviewer has ever had.’ Fest
GAY BINGO THE SHOW WITH JONNY WOO, MA ‘Terrifying and titillating… BUTCHER AND JOHN SIZZLE alarming and alluring… fantastic.’ ‘It’s Bingo. It’s got gays in it. You can’t go wrong.’ Gay Times Sun 4 Nov, 2 & 16 Dec, 7.30pm CABARET – Tickets £10
‘Thrillingly unpredictable.’ Time Out
SOHO THEATRE & DOCTOR BROWN (AKA PHIL BURGERS) We first saw Phil (Doctor Brown) late at night on the first day of the Edinburgh Festival in 2010, performing his brilliantly anarchic show Because - we loved it so much we brought it back to Soho later that year. Since then we’ve continued to support the development of Phil’s work, presenting his 2011 follow up show, Becaves, at Edinburgh before bringing it back to Soho Theatre twice. 2012 saw Phil debut his new show, Befrdfgth, at the Melbourne Comedy Festival, winning the Barry Award, before we again took him to Edinburgh where he went on to win the biggest prize in comedy - the Foster’s Edinburgh Comedy Award, as well as a Total Theatre Award. Tue 30 Oct – Sat 10 Nov SOLD OUT EXTRA DATES JUST ADDED! Mon 25 Mar – Sat 20 Apr, 7.30pm COMEDY – Tickets £15 – £20
JOSIE LONG: ROMANCE & ADVENTURE Delightful, charming and very funny, Josie Long unites audiences with her call to arms to celebrate all things wonderful. FOSTER’S EDINBURGH COMEDY AWARD NOMINEE 2012 Tue 6 – Sat 10 Nov, 8pm COMEDY – Tickets £10 – £17.50
ROISIN CONATY: LIFEHUNTER ‘Blending gag-packed, selfdeprecating stories and neat observational humour.’ Guardian Tue 6 – Sat 10 Nov, 9.30pm COMEDY – Tickets £12.50 – £15
DOCTOR BROWN I ❤ PETERBOROUGH SOHO CINDERS
Glynis Henderson Productions and Soho Theatre present Action To The Word’s production of
A CLOCKWORK ORANGE This critically acclaimed, electrifying, testosterone-fuelled adaptation exquisitely captures and transcends the spirit of Anthony Burgess’s original literary masterpiece, 50 years on from its publication. Energetic and sexy, this all-male version of A Clockwork Orange makes its London debut following its fivestar, sell-out Edinburgh run.
An unapologetic jubilation of the human condition, it remains as terrifyingly relevant today with current political and social unrest as when the book was published in 1962. ‘The pure physicality and energy is astonishing. This is a show that everyone should experience.’ WhatsOnStage ‘Physical, dynamic and arresting.’ The Economist ‘Snarling machismo and musclebound charisma.’ Telegraph
‘Electric, thought-provoking A Clockwork Orange lures its and thrilling.’ audience into the glorious glass Three Weeks edged nastiness of Manchester’s underworld. A playtime of ‘[It] won rave reviews last year orgiastic ultraviolence and when it debuted at the Fringe. sexuality, it is the story of little A year on, it seems even more Alex and his Droogs in their battle relevant as a commentary on against the tedium of adolescence. the “disaffected youth” of last summer’s riots.’ Independent
50 YEARS OF A CLOCKWORK ORANGE Despite being written in sunny seaside suburb Hove, in South East England in 1962, A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess is a dark, dystopian novella portraying a society of extreme youth violence and society’s attempts to control and manipulate. This groundbreaking book was adapted into a cult film starring Malcolm McDowell by director Stanley Kubrick in 1971, and caused a stir with its visual portrayals of extreme violence.
Mon 19 Nov – Sat 5 Jan, 7.15pm THEATRE – Tickets £15 – £22.50
ANTHONY BURGESS’S A CLOCKWORK ORANGE
KRYSTLE WARREN Catch acclaimed blues & jazz musician Krystle as she unveils tracks from her album Love Songs.
BRENDON BURNS: HOME STRETCH BABY! Edinburgh Comedy Award winner 2007 and world-renowned cult comic Brendon Burns returns with a brand new show of noholds-barred material laced with explosive punchlines.
‘A deep, breathy voice easing between soulful balladry and scat jazz, with echoes of ragtime, gospel and country’ Guardian
Guardian, Time Out
Wed 7 Nov, 7.30pm
Mon 12 – Sat 17 Nov, 9.30pm
MUSIC – Tickets £12.50
COMEDY – Tickets £10 – £20
THE THINKING DRINKER’S GUIDE TO ALCOHOL
SUSAN CALMAN: THIS LADY’S NOT FOR TURNING EITHER
Sit back and sip six sublime spirits to celebrate alcohol’s indisputable influence on life, love, literature and learning.
Soho Theatre and Token Artists present
JUDITH LUCY: NOTHING FANCY
Judith Lucy, an Australian household name thanks to two decades as a standup comedian, columnist, author and TV regular is back in London with Nothing Fancy. No singing, no dancing, just gags about everything from meditation to beards. ‘She is fast, she’s clever and most of all very, very funny.’ Sunday Telegraph, Sydney ‘Great comedians have time for a sip of water after delivering a punchline. There were times when Lucy could have gone to the bar for a glass of red and we’d still be laughing when she got back.’ The Age, Melbourne
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‘For devotees of legal recreational consumables this show is your bible.’ Dan Aykroyd
Susan knows her own mind and wants to share it with you. Shooting from the hip in her most personal and political show yet. She won a Scottish Bafta for Channel 4 Comedy Lab, Blowout. You can totally trust her.
Thu 8 – Sat 10 Nov, 7.30pm
Tue 13 – Sat 24 Nov, 7.45pm
COMEDY – Tickets £15 (£12.50)
COMEDY – Tickets £10 – £17.50
NO PRESSURE TO BE FUNNY
CRICK CRACK CLUB: THE KING OF LIES
This topical and satirical panel show and podcast continues - no captions, no captains, no competitions, just funny, informed and acerbic discussion of the world.
An enchanting dark play inspired by Rafik Schami’s Damascus Nights.
Tue 20 Nov, 8pm
THEATRE – Tickets £9 (£7)
NEIL DELAMERE: DELAMERE MORTAL
Join the star of BBC’s Fighting Talk and C4’s Stand Up For The Week as he figures out which is the better version of himself – idealistic teen or world-weary adult.
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Sundays 11 Nov & 9 Dec, 7pm COMEDY – Tickets £10 (£8)
BLAST OFF! Fresh from its first sell out show, the latest episode of Blast Off brings together a brand new line up of sciencefiction plays by five of the best new writers in theatre.
‘An hour of comedy joy.’ Scotsman
Mon 12 Nov, 7pm
Tue 20 – Wed 21 Nov, 9.30pm
THEATRE – Tickets £10
COMEDY – Tickets £10 – £12.50
Mon 19 Nov – Sat 1 Dec, 9pm COMEDY – Tickets £10 – £20
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JOSH WIDDICOMBE: THE FURTHER ADVENTURES OF... Josh brings us his anticipated follow up to his critically acclaimed debut show. ‘One of the most individual, accomplished, hilarious and unforgettable hours.’ Scotsman Thu 22 – Sat 24 Nov, 9.30pm COMEDY – Tickets £15 (£12.50)
SHEEPS: DANCING WITH LISA Sheeps are really going to try their best to put on a funny comedy show. ‘One of the most exciting sketch acts to emerge in years.’ Time Out
Metta Theatre presents
ARAB NIGHTS An Arabian Nights for a modern age responding to the revolutions across the Middle East in this compelling collection of short plays by writers from Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Lebanon, Palestine and Syria. Infused with vivid story-telling, live music and puppetry, Metta Theatre’s magical new production rides the wave of international change. Shahrazad needs to survive for just one more night. Can her stories save her? The audience decide – after each story – if she lives or dies. Featuring diabolical djinnis, 1000 perfect plastic dolls on the banks of the Nile, a modern-day Sindbad and a shoe-obsessed dictator’s wife.
METTA THEATRE Since forming in 2005 Metta Theatre have taken their imaginative and compelling theatre across the country including the Young Vic, V&A Museum and Royal Opera House. Using all the story-telling tools in the book from music to puppetry to opera and circus they create meta-theatrical works – telling stories that include the audience in the act of telling. It’s theatre that wears its theatricality on its sleeve. Wed 21 Nov – Sat 1 Dec, 7.45pm THEATRE – Tickets £12.50 (£10)
Thu 22 Nov – Sat 1 Dec, 9.45pm COMEDY – Tickets £10 – £15
ALTERNATIVE COMEDY MEMORIAL SOCIETY The experimental comedy night is back! Mon 26 Nov, 8pm COMEDY – Tickets £12.50
SARA PASCOE: THE MUSICAL Direct from a sell out Edinburgh run, this is the uplifting and inspiring tale of ‘Sara’ who lived from the 1980’s to 2012. . ‘Nothing less than full mega-watt charisma.’ Guardian Tue 27 Nov – Sat 1 Dec, 7.30pm COMEDY – Tickets £10 – £12.50
ARAB NIGHTS THE KINGDOM
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DAVID HOYLE & RICHARD THOMAS’
MERRIE HELL Get nasty this nativity… ‘The Divine’ David Hoyle and Richard ‘Jerry Springer’ Thomas come together with a trashy, meaty buffet of festive filth and sick songs. Stick your big toe into a laddered stocking stuffed with Crimbo melodies redolent of tangerines, tinsel, telly, tears and terror. Having previously worked together on award-winning feature film Uncle David, our two bad fairies Hoyle and Thomas bring their own alternative Christmas celebration to Soho Downstairs for nights of sin and song. Join them … or else! ‘[David Hoyle is] the outstanding figure of London’s current cabaret scene… scandalisingly entertaining.’ Time Out Thu 29 Nov – Sat 5 Jan, 9.30pm COMEDY – Tickets £10 – £20
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SAM SIMMONS: ABOUT THE WEATHER
The maestro of suburban absurdism is back. A man is standing next to another man, they have nothing in common and nothing to speak of - perhaps they can talk about the weather.
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WINNER – BEST COMEDY, ADELAIDE FRINGE 2011 ‘He is quite brilliant at what he does… you will enjoy yourself in ways you never thought possible.’ Scotsman ‘A fantastically funny hour of lunacy… little short of perfect.’ Telegraph Mon 3 Dec – Sat 5 Jan, 9pm COMEDY – Tickets £10 – £20
BRIDGET CHRISTIE: WAR DONKEY What are Tory feminists? Why isn’t there a Spielberg blockbuster about donkeys? Why does the Women’s Studies section in Waterstones smell of farts? Bridget Christie knows. ‘The most original act I have seen for years.’ Harry Hill Tue 4 – Sat 8 Dec, 9.15pm COMEDY – Tickets £10 – £15
TREVOR NOAH: THE RACIST Fresh from a sell-out season at Edinburgh, Soho Theatre is proud to bring South African comedian Trevor Noah’s critically acclaimed show for his London debut.
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‘Slick, intelligent, blissfully funny... insightful, warm, classy comedy.’ Time Out
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Wed 5 Dec – Sat 5 Jan, 7.30pm
COMEDY – Tickets £10 – £20
LATE NIGHT GIMP FIGHT CHRISTMAS The country’s most daring sketch group are back home with an hour of inventive sketch comedy directed by Soho Artistic Director Steve Marmion. Late Night Gimp Fight bring the best from their Edinburgh 2012 show with some extra special Christmas treats to spread their own brand of festive cheer this season. WINNER 2011 CHORTLE AWARD FOR BEST SKETCH ACT ‘Sketch comedy doesn’t get much better than this.’ Scotsman Thu 6 Dec – Sat 5 Jan, 10.30pm COMEDY – Tickets £10 - £15
A Drywrite Production
BY JACK THORNE
Drywrite presents a brand new play by Jack Thorne about a relationship witnessed in minute, devastating detail. Mydidae pours light over the intimate, private and sometimes disturbing moments a couple share in a contained space, and challenges what becomes of relationships when society is breaking down, and what holds people together is not only love but fear, guilt and despair. ‘Jack Thorne confirms his position as a powerful voice for Britain’s youth… fresh and compelling.’ Independent (on Bunny)
JACK THORNE Jack Thorne is one of Britain’s most exhilarating young writers for theatre, radio, film and TV with a plethora of groundbreaking new writing to his name. With a reputation for young, groundbreaking TV writing, Jack won an BAFTA for TV hits The Fades and This Is England ‘88, and is best known for his work on Skins. His theatre writing includes Edinburgh Festival Fringe First winner Bunny (Soho Theatre), Greenland (National Theatre) and 29 May 1997 (Bush Theatre). Wed 5 – Sat 22 Dec, 7.30pm THEATRE – Tickets £12 (£10)
CRICK CRACK CLUB: THE EMPTY HAND Internationally celebrated storyteller Daniel Morden takes us to hell and back with this premiere performance of a pair of fairytales for grownups. Written and performed by Daniel Morden. Tue 18 Dec, 8pm THEATRE – Tickets £9 (£7)
BORIS & SERGEY’S VAUDEVILLIAN ADVENTURE Following their sell-out smash at Edinburgh, puppetry’s Balkan bad boys Boris & Sergey take on Soho. An improvised crossover cabaret featuring Bunraku Puppetry and character comedy for discerningly twisted adult audiences. ‘I was left in awe, astonishment and fits of laughter.’ Three Weeks Wed 19 – Sat 22 Dec, 7.30pm Thu 27 – Sat 29 Dec, 7.45pm THEATRE – Tickets £10 – £15
MYDIDAE VICTORIA MELODY
Soho Theatre Winter 2012 Guide