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Club Talkback Readings

Hounded Terror

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ARINZE Comedy in

KENE Schools Ontroerend

Fit and Proper

GoedPeople

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gEORGIA FITCH

Kathryn Hunter

JOSIE LONG

The Bee Hideki Noda and

Blind Summit

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PAJAMA

SAM SIMMONS

MEN

Key Eugene

TIM CARROLL

THORNE

Tim

JULIAN

BARRATT

MATTHEW

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CARL GROSE

ADAM

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Bagpuss Jack CHRIS MULLINS

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Woo

Angie Le Mar

SeanMichael Hughes

Moore SEPTEMBER 2011 – JANUARY 2012

Stewart Lee

SOHOTHEATRE.COM

020 7478 0100


SOHO UPSTAIRS OUR STUDIO SPACE FOR THE BRAVEST AND MOST THRILLING YOUNG COMPANIES AROUND

SOHO THEATRE

OUR MAIN THEATRE THE HOME OF THE MOST THEATRICAL AND INSPIRING WORK WE CAN MAKE AND FIND

SOHO BAR & RESTAURANT MEET, EAT AND DRINK

1AM LICENCE, GREAT NEW MENU AND A FANTASTIC ATMOSPHERE IN THE HEART OF SOHO

SOHO DOWNSTAIRS OUR CABARET & COMEDY DEN

SIT AROUND TABLES, DRINK AND LAUGH INTO THE EARLY HOURS

SOHO ELSEWHERE

WE ARE PRESENTING OUR ARTISTS ACROSS THE WEST END, BRITISH ISLES AND WORLDWIDE

‘IF MARMION’S ZIPPY OPENING PRODUCTION IN THE MAIN HOUSE IS ANYTHING TO GO BY, THERE’S GOING TO BE SOME PUNCHY NEW WRITING TO SAVOUR’ EVENING STANDARD

So, Season #2 at the revamped Soho Theatre... We have an incredible range of work, from brave new plays and musicals, to brilliant and bizarre comedy and cabaret.

18 new plays, 26 comedy and cabaret shows, 10 readings and writers’ events, 5 new monthly nights, 1 NEW WEBSITE and brand new youth theatre, writing, comedy and cabaret groups. Across our three performance spaces (and even in our Seminar Room) we are bringing you the best and bravest entertaining, inspiring and challenging live performances. Some nights we have as many as seven different shows for you to choose from (and if none of those take your fancy, the bar and restaurant have had a makeover and now have a 1am licence). Because the building is so full we have had to spread out across London and on tour. Bagpuss is doing a lap of the country, The Bee is playing in Japan, New York and Hong Kong, and in the West End there’s Michael Moore, Stewart Lee, John Leguizamo and the Pajama Men. There’s more - and we are constantly adding shows, so keep an eye on our new website sohotheatre.com. I hope to see you for a drink and a show or two.

STEVE MARMION ARTISTIC DIRECTOR


Emerging companies Brave new writing YOUNG PEOPLE WRITERS’ EVENTS

nabokov presents

Directed by Joe Murphy Designed by Hannah Clark

By Jack Thorne

Edinburgh Fringe First Award winner 2010

SOHO THEATRE ASSOCIATE

Bunny ‘I don’t like thinking. But I do. Think. All the time.’

****

This award-winning, deeply personal new play from one of Britain’s most exhilarating young writers is an unflinching, heartbreakingly vulnerable look at the complexities of growing up and the complications of racial diversity in Britain today.

Look out for our Associate Company nabakov’s Bunny, Gideon Reeling’s Xmas Starties offering up the most bizarre office Christmas party you will ever attend, and some boundary-pushing work-in-progress sessions from our attached writers, the Soho Six.

SOHO THEATRE

****

Scorching heat. A fight. A ‘Jack Thorne confirms his car-chase. A siege. Feisty position as a powerful 18-year-old Katie is thrust voice for Britain’s youth… on a white-knuckle ride fresh and compelling’ through one extraordinary Independent evening when her boyfriend Wed 12 – is attacked on the street. Sat 29 October, 8pm Amidst the baying for blood 2.30pm matinees Fri 14, Sat 15, and the longing for love, Katie Fri 21, Sat 22, Sat 29 Oct is forced to decide her future.

SOHO UPSTAIRS

SOHO UPSTAIRS

‘Electrifying’ Scotsman

SOHO DOWNSTAIRS BUNNY

Tickets £10 12–13 October £12.50 14–20 October and matinees £15 21–29 October


Darbourne Luff and Upstart Theatre present

Gideon Reeling presents

Xmas The Maddening STARTIES Gideon Reeling is proud to Rain present the return of last by Nicholas Pierpan

You think you can live by your own rules... until you work in the City. One man battles to find his way in the tough worlds of love and finance in this brutally funny new play. Directed by Matthew Dunster With Felix Scott

‘An hour and a half of solo power’ The Observer Mon 5 – Sat 10 December, 8pm Tickets £10 5–6 December £15 7–10 December

year’s sell-out Xmas Starties. … like a Christmas party but it’s before the main one and it’s better. Expect music, passion, laughs, games, dances, prizes and crafting. And hats, expect hats. Come join in - our santa’s grotty & our acts are alive... with the sound of Holly and the smell of Plum Duff! Wed 14 – Sun 18, Tue 20, Thu 22 – Fri 23 December, 8pm Sun 18 December, 5pm 10pm late performances on 16, 17, 22, 23 December Tickets £15 (£12.50)

THE MADDENING RAIN

XMAS STARTIES

Supporting Wall presents

SHALLOW SLUMBER by Chris Lee

‘Kids love their parents. They can’t help loving. So I have to ask, what’s the limit?’ Dawn never thought being a mother would feel like this. Moira never thought she’d have a case like this. How far would you go for someone who ruined your life? Unfolding backwards to the heart-rending moment when everything changed, Shallow Slumber looks past the headlines to the lives beneath. A story for social workers everywhere and anyone with a heart.

SHALLOW SLUMBER

Chris Lee is an award-winning playwright, social worker, and former Pearson playwright-inresidence at the Finborough. His explosive new play is produced by Supporting Wall, following their sell-out world premiere of Philip Ridley’s Tender Napalm. ‘Heart-stopping’ Times on Tender Napalm

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‘Challenging originality... stunning... a great achievement’ Time Out on Chris Lee’s Hummingbird POST SHOW TALK Tue 31 Jan, Tue 14 Feb For full details please see our website Tue 24 January – Sat 18 February, 8pm 4pm matinees on Saturdays Tickets £10 24–26 Jan £12.50 27 Jan – 4 Feb and matinees £15 6–18 Feb


Fringe Finest

The oh fuck moment

We’ve searched the Edinburgh Festival Fringe for the most exciting and interesting work, and we are bringing it back with us for a short London run.

You just fucked up. Now what? Sometimes, fuck-ups are so massive, there’s no way back. Poet Hannah Jane Walker and Fringe First winner Chris Thorpe examine the poetic guts of mistakes in a bundle of words and strip lighting. Fucking up is the truest, funniest, most terrifying moment you can experience.

Riot

Wardrobe Ensemble 10 February 2005. At the stroke of midnight the British public punch, kick, strangle and eventually stab their way to £45 sofas and £35 bed frames at the opening of their favourite Swedish furniture store. RIOT is a true comic tragedy set in a lamp-lit flat-pack universe bursting with violence, chaos and more characters than you can throw a meatball at. ‘Energetic, engaging and pleasingly cohesive... clearly a company to watch’ The Stage Wed 28 September – Sat 1 October, 8pm Tickets £12 (£10)

Written and performed by Hannah Jane Walker and Chris ThorpE

Guardian **** Fri 30 September 7pm –

Sat 1 October, 7 & 9.15pm Tickets £12 (£10)

BAC Take Out presents

Hannah Ringham’s

THE Crick Crack Club Promising further adventures in performance storytelling, The Crick Crack Club, London’s treasure house of myth, rumour and romance, presents a season of adult, urban fairytales - plus The Crick Crack Club Christmas Cabaret. The Court Of The Queen Of Claywood Flats by Tim Ralphs Wed 21 September, 8pm

Stuart Silver

You Look Like Ants

Bringing us his first solo show after a 10 year Perrier Award-winning, BAFTA-nominated partnership with Kim Noble, a technically stripped back, musical Stuart Silver returns to Soho Upstairs. An intimate, humorous, tragi-ballad. A conversational and textually rich epic journey where Stuart seeks to get a hold on what life is really about, under the crush of great advice. With ukulele when you least expect it. And when you expect it.

Love in the Shadows by Sally Pomme Clayton

‘Sensational...an original, spellbinding experience’

Fairytales for Grownups: The Grateful & the Dead by Ben Haggarty

‘A radical and sublime achievement’

Tue 25 October, 8pm

Free Show (Bring Money) by Glen Neath

Wed 23 November, 8pm

At the heart of this show lies the question of its worth. It is free! You come in for free and in the show it is up to you how much you pay. We tell the story of a woman whose relationship with a man went wrong, of the birth of her daughter whom she couldn’t afford to bring up, we go into the audience and we play with value. What’s it worth? What do we value?

Christmas Cabaret, with Xanthe Gresham, Nell Phoenix, Ben Haggarty, TUUP & Sally Pomme Clayton Wed 21 December, 8pm

***** Guardian Observer ***** Wed 19 –

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Sat 29 October, 9.45pm Tickets £10 19–20 Oct £15 (£12.50) 21–29 Oct

Suitable for adults and children 12+ Tickets £8 (£6)

Thu 6 – Sat 8 October, 7.15pm Tickets FREE

THE OH FUCK MOMENT

THE CRICK CRACK CLUB


SOHO THEATRE HUB WRITERS The Hub is a group of writers at the heart of Soho Theatre. Its members are writers on commission, redrafting, developing new ideas or perhaps experimenting with new practice. It is a programme to suit established writers and those just starting out, international practitioners as well as collaborative teams. The four main platforms that make up the Hub are commissions, development, showcases and community.

Soho Six SERIES

God’s Property by Arinze Kene

A rehearsed reading of a new play about sibling rivalry between two estranged brothers. Fri 7 October, 4pm Tickets £5 (£3)

HUB NIGHT Hub writers contribute to regular monthly nights of new work. Contributors include Inua Ellams, Ed Hime, Greg McLaren and Hattie Naylor.

Attention Seekers in association with Eduardo Barreto Limited presents

Short Shrifts: 12 short plays by Peter Oswald

Beautiful, grotesque, absurd - an illusive journey of surprising twists and turns; two people lost in a desert, a ventriloquist and his dummy, cannibalism... Alice Oswald, Peter Oswald, Martin Holland and Josephine Larsen combine poetry, live music, drama and dance in performances that embrace the realms between the forms. By constantly shifting from one form to another, they hope to lift the audience to a new level of attention.

Mon 7 November, 8pm

Directed by Tim Carroll

Tickets £5 (£3)

Wed 2 – Sat 5 November, 8pm Tickets £12.50

Apples and Snakes: The Word’s Stage Four poets unveil four new masterpieces. It’s simple: top performance-poetry bods Apples and Snakes have kidnapped some of their favourite wordsmiths, and sent them to poetry boot-camp to pummel their writing into shape. Narratives, novellas and monologues – all in punchy, poetic form. Tue 15 November, 8pm Tickets £8 (£6)

Kali Theatre presents

Talkback Readings Kali actively seeks out and nurtures exciting new South Asian women playwrights who are pushing the boundaries and exploring issues for today. Now an annual event, Talkback presents a week of rich and diverse readings of plays by some of the freshest and most original voices in new theatre writing. Mon 21 – Sat 26 November, 8pm (no show Wed 23) Tickets £6

ARINZE KENE

KALI THEATRE


SlingShot presents

Hounded

The smells of the city tell a story. Follow your nose across town to uncover invisible trails. But as you move through the streets you leave a scent trail and the hounds are closing in. Can you make it to the end of the tale before your tail catches you? Hounded is a spectacular chase game for 100 players. You are a fox. You and your team sniff out game scent trails and follow them to discover secret words. These get you points, but as you move through the city, your smell leaves a trail. The Huntsman sets dogs off down these trails, chasing you down and trying to claim your fox tail. Can you outwit the toff and make it to the end, tail intact? Hounded is an outside event, so please dress accordingly. Fri 11 Nov, 7pm & 9pm £12 (£10)

COMING SOON: Mustafa

by Naylah Ahmed, directed by Janet Steel (Kali Theatre)

Egusi Soup

by Janice Okoh (VBA 2011 finalist), directed by Paul Bourne (Menagerie Theatre)

Gold Dust

by Andrew Muir, directed by Paula Garfield (Deafinitely Theatre)

Made Up

by Cartoon De Salvo

PLEASE CHECK THE WEBSITE FOR MORE

SOHO THEATRE ASSOCIATES Alongside our writers and education work, there’s a lot more going on behind the scenes. Soho Theatre has a network of partnerships and associations across the industry and the globe. These enable us to support, collaborate and be at the heart of more of the work on our stages, and make work for other people. ASSOCIATE COMPANIES Tiata Fahodzi

Building on years of working together, The Estate (2006), Joe Guy (2007) and Iya-Ile (2009), we continue to collaborate with this leading African theatre company. Jasmin Vardimon Dance Company

In association with Sadlers Wells, we placed a writer at the centre of Jasmin’s dance process in the internationally acclaimed 7734. nabakov

One of the most exciting young theatre companies in London. They will be bringing some special nights to our new Downstairs space and bringing the Fringe First-winning Bunny to Soho Upstairs. OperaUpClose

Following the massive success of our collaborations on La Boheme and Don Giovanni, this innovative opera company are reaching new audiences.

Watershed

One of the country’s cutting edge digital media companies. We are exploring groundbreaking theatrical devices and engaging wider audiences through new digital initiatives. Late Night Gimp Fight

Now one of the county’s leading sketch groups Soho has supported the company as they have progressed in the industry. They have enriched our work from grassroots education to full productions. Associate Venues Jagriti Theatre, Bangalore

Jagriti has a great new venue in Bangalore, India. We have worked with them on our Under 11s writing project, and are collaborating on other programmes. Drum Theatre Royal, Plymouth

Our partner in the South West has a track record of top class new writing. This season they are working with us on Audience. Live Theatre, Newcastle

This acclaimed new writing venue has a reputation of taking their work to other stages. This season we are coproducing A Walk On Part together. Associate artists Gordon Anderson (Director) Kathy Burke (Actor/Director) David Johnson (Producer) Anthony Neilson (Writer/Director) Tom Scutt (Designer) Paul Sirett (Writer) Roy Williams (Writer)

HOUNDED

JAGRITI THEATRE, BANGALORE


Soho THEATRE Education SOHO YOUNG COMPANY WRITERS’ GROUP Like telling stories? So do we. Whether you dream of writing the next West End smash or you like your tales dark and dangerous, we’d love to hear from you. Come and bounce ideas off other young writers and get advice from some of the hottest new playwrights in London theatre. Finished plays at the end of the course will premiere to the public at our Departures Lounge performance, on 12 December 2011 and 2 April 2012. For ages 12–16 Weekly Monday sessions from 19 September, 5–7pm Fee £3* per session

Tickets for Young People We have a limited amount of £10 tickets for young people aged 25 and under for all our theatre shows in our main space.

COMEDY & CABARET GROUP Think you’re funny? Want to try and make a living telling jokes? If you’re looking for a way into the weird and wonderful worlds of comedy & cabaret then look no further. Here at Soho Theatre we’ve seen some of the best comedians and cabaret stars perform their new material, from Michael McIntyre and Josie Long to The Tiger Lillies and Meow Meow. With tons of industry know-how, knock-out microphone skills, not to mention a big bag of glitter, we can help you work on your writing and practise your performance skills. For ages 12–16 Weekly Tuesday sessions from 20 September, 5–7pm Fee £3* per session

WRITERS’ LAB Need some help with your play or writing skills? Maybe you’ve had a stab at writing a play. Perhaps you’ve already done a student show or two. Writers’ Lab Sessions serve up support, inspiration and guidance from professional theatre makers and experts from our Writers’ Centre. Writers’ Lab participants can enter plays for the Soho Young Writers’ Competition, with winning plays shown at performances, on 16 and 17 July 2012. For ages 17–25 Monthly Saturday sessions from 3 September, 10am–1pm Fee £5* per session

COMEDY LAB Got some good gags and fancy trying an open mic night? Where better to hone your comedy craft than at Soho Theatre’s weekly Comedy Lab. Meeting on Saturday mornings (but not too early), Lab Sessions are the perfect environment to work through new material and meet likeminded performers. There’s also the chance to showcase your new work at the Laugh Out Loud performances, on 13 December 2011 and 3 April 2012. For ages 17–25 Monthly Saturday sessions from 10 September, 10am - 1pm Fee £15 (£7.50)* per session

Soho Young Company Performances Come and see the quality comedy, writing and cabaret performances produced in Soho Young Company workshops and Soho Young Company Labs. Departures Lounge

12 December 2011 – 7pm, £5 (£3)

Laugh Out Loud!

13 December 2011 – 7pm, £5 (£3)

Departures Lounge

2 April 2012 – 7pm, £5 (£3)

Laugh Out Loud!

3 April 2012 – 7pm, £5 (£3)

Soho Young Writers’ Competition Winner

16 & 17 July 2012 – 7 pm, £8 (£6)

Comedy in Schools Workshops Piloted in Westminster in 2011, our workshops are for primary and secondary schools. Using comedy improvisation and role-play our new workshops are tailor-made for schools to explore anything from the expressive arts to PSHE subjects.

Late Edition: For ages 60+ Are you over 60 and live or work in Westminster? Do you enjoy discussing plays as much as seeing them? Then our new play reading group could be for you! Late Edition Play Reading group meets on alternate Wednesday mornings at 10.30am in the theatre cafe. To talk through any of these courses or events give us a call on 020 7478 0114 / 020 7478 0100 or email education@sohotheatre.com * Bursaries and supported places available on request.


SOHO THEATRE WRITERS

The Writer’s Voice and Vision: Developing your UNIQUE SELLLING POINT

THE STORY UNFOLDS: Writing About Today’s World as it Changes

Part 1: Every great scriptwriter has a ‘voice’. Everyone is looking for an original, new voice. But what IS voice? Can you nurture it? Can you create one? Or is it something that just comes naturally?

Georgia Fitch leads an open access workshop drawing on her experience of researching and writing Fit and Proper People, her upcoming drama set in the world of professional football. How can the writer effectively research and penetrate closed worlds? With a mix of practical exercises, discussion and examples drawn from the Soho Theatre production (in association with the RSC) this is a unique opportunity for playwrights aiming to create dynamic and topical work. Georgia Fitch was a member of the 2005 Writers’ Attachment Programme at Soho Theatre. Her previous plays include Adrenaline...Heart , Dirty Dirty Princess and I Like Mine With A Kiss.

Wed 19 October, 7–10pm Seminar Room Tickets £30 (£25)

GEORGIA FITCH

In partnership with Spread The Word, led by Paul Ashton and Nina Steiger.

Part 2: Armed with insight about your voice, the second half of the session looks at how to choose subjects that suit your skills, exploring a variety of approaches to some of the most resonant topics of the day, discussing, promoting and pitching your work.

SOHO THEATRE FRIENDS GET CLOSER TO THE VERY BEST THEATRE, COMEDY & CABARET

– Priority booking – E xclusive tickets to sold out shows – Meet the actors, writers and comedians – Special guest events throughout the year Join Soho Friends from just £50 a year (£25 if you are 25 or under) and you can have all of this and more.* You’ll also be doing something great - supporting our education and writing projects and helping us produce new talent and fresh, original work.

Thu 10 November, 10am–3pm Tickets £40 (£30) Paul Ashton is the Development Producer at BBC Writersroom, where he finds, nurtures and promotes new writers for BBC drama and comedy.

For more information, please go to sohotheatre.com/support, email friends@sohotheatre.com or pick up a leaflet next time you visit us.

Nina Steiger is Associate Director at Soho Theatre where she leads the Writers’ Centre.

If you’re a writer and want to stay in touch with our events, workshops and talks, please email us on writers@sohotheatre.com, become a friend on facebook or follow us on twitter @sohotheatre

PAUL ASHTON

– First to find out what’s on

Or just call us on 020 7478 0111 and say ‘I want to be a friend’ we’d love to hear from you. *Benefits vary according to Friends level

REALISM

SHAPPI KHORSANDI


DRINKING AND EATING Soho Theatre Bar: hang out, meet, eat and drink in the heart of Soho Free WiFi and a great new menu, with something for everyone, Soho Theatre Bar is the perfect setting for lunchtime meetings and a great place to eat and drink any evening.

BECOME A FRIEND AND DRINK LATER To enjoy our late 1am licence, become a member for just £50 a year (£25 if you are 25 or under) and you’ll never be stuck for somewhere to have a late night drink in the West End.

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And with Soho Theatre presenting the best, funniest and most inventive new performers and cabaret legends in town, you never know who you might run in to. To join, visit us in person or go to sohotheatre.com/support Soho Theatre Bar 21 Dean Street, London W1D 3NE 0207 434 9393

SOHO THEATRE First up, I’m directing a new play, in association with the RSC, about the sleazy state of English football - Fit and Proper People. There’s a magical bar room, lost love story (with songs) called Ex. Over Halloween we have a series of new horror pieces in our basement with Terror. Also downstairs we bring you former MP Chris Mullin’s love affair with New Labour in A Walk on Part. Over Christmas, you take centre stage, as Ontoerend Goed, examine mob culture with Audience. Saggy old Bagpuss is back, bringing the family Christmas fun. In the new year we open the London International Mime Festival with the acclaimed show The Table. And finally, we bring you the 2006 smash hit The Bee, directed by the legendary Hideki Noda and featuring Kathryn Hunter, on its world tour.

Steve Marmion SOHO UPSTAIRS XXXXX

SOHO THEATRE

SOHO DOWNSTAIRS


Soho Theatre in association with Royal Shakespeare Company presents

‘Wildly inventive, always entertaining, and ultimately moving’ Times on Steve Marmion’s Realism

Georgia Fitch’s

Fit and Proper People why does everyone steal from the twelfth man?

Some people say football is a matter of life and death. I don’t like that attitude, it’s more important than that. Bill Shankley

Casey is back home. She’s here to sort her club out and they have some problems to solve. The solution is obvious. Money. And Casey knows where to get it. Inspired by real backstage football events Fit and Proper People exposes the backstage dealings that manufacture our national heroes and addresses the topical question: who is running our social and cultural instituations and how are they running them? We will transform the theatre into a football stadium with real turf, floodlights and constant media coverage. Come and be transported for 90 minutes of spectacular action. Directed by Steve Marmion, Designed by Tom Piper Cast: Zahra Ahmadi, Mark Anthony Brighton, Kerron Darby, Russell Floyd, Steven Hartley, Katy Stephens and David Yip

‘I sometimes say to footballers’ agents; the difference between you and me is that, if tomorrow there was no more money in football, I’d still be here, but not you.’ Arsene Wenger .

‘Impressive. Very impressive indeed... Georgia Fitch announces herself as a name to watch’ Telegraph on Adrenalin...Heart

Performances Fri 7 October – Sat 5 November, 7.30pm 3pm matinees Sat 15, Thu 20, Sat 22, Thu 27, Sat 29 Oct, Thu 3, Sat 5 Nov Turn up to the show in a football shirt and get a free drink.

Tickets £8 Terrace / £10 Stands 7–15 October £10 Terrace / £15 Stands 17–22 October £15 Terrace / £20 Stands 24 October – 5 November £10 ages 25 and under (limited availability) Limited corporate hospitality seats available from £50


‘An evening of macabre fun’ Telegraph

The Sticking Place in association with Seabright Productions presents

Terror Where there is no imagination there is no horror. Arthur Conan Doyle

Be afraid... Be very afraid. The UK’s only annual festival of horror theatre returns for its 8th year. A controversial event that has consistently sold out and divided critics, prepare to be both terrified and thrilled by an evening of twisted tales, magic, cabaret and Halloween oddities.

Contributors include: Lucy Kirkwood, Julian Barratt, Jack Thorne, Tom Holloway, Carl Grose, Des O’Connor, Jonny Woo, Laura Corcoran, Sarah-Louise Young and Dusty Limits.

Performances Wed 19 Oct – Sat 5 Nov, 7.15pm

Tickets £10 19–20 Oct £15 (12.50) 21–29 Oct £20 (17.50) 31 Oct – 5 Nov £10 ages 25 and under (limited availability)


Two’s Company and Soho Theatre present

Ex

Do we mean love, when we say love? Samuel Beckett

a sour-sweet, funny-sad, and shamelessly romantic play with songs. Two former lovers meet in a bar. They are an unlikely couple: Ruby is funny and gawkily attractive, Jack is scruffy and cocky. When they were together, she let him walk all over her and he regularly cheated. Ruby went to South America to escape Jack when she’d had enough of being put down. Now, the formerly downtrodden Ruby looks great and is full of confidence. She has a new lover, Keith, and is about to emigrate to America with him. But she did love Jack, and has arranged to see him one last time to make sure she’s doing the right thing… Directed by Tricia Thorns Words by Rob Young, music by Ross Lorraine

‘Lurid emotional intimacy combines with strong dramatic conceit. Young’s language is alternatively sensual and surgical.’ Time Out (Critics Choice) on Rob Young’s Obsession ‘It’s difficult to fault this play’s slick, stylish progress… what impresses most in this consummately professional show is Young’s deft, funny and deep command of the contemporary idiom’ Evening Standard on Rob Young’s Obsession

Performances Thu 10 November – Sat 3 December, 7.30pm 3pm matinees Sat 19, Thu 24, Sat 26 Nov, Thu 1, Sat 3 Dec

Tickets £10 10–12 November £15 (£12.50) 14–26 November £20 (£17.50) 28 November – 3 December £12.50 matinees £10 ages 25 and under (limited availability)


‘Fast-paced and very funny theatrical entertainment’

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SOHO THEATRE ASSOCIATE (Live THEATRE NEWCASTLE )

A Live Theatre & Soho Theatre co-production in association with New Writing North

From the diaries of Chris Mullin Adapted for the stage by Michael Chaplin

Guardian

A Walk On Part

‘The most enjoyable and stimulating of all the political dairies I have read’ Jonathan Dimbleby I didn’t come into politics to change the Labour Party. I came into politics to change the country. Tony Blair

The Fall of New Labour Take a ringside seat and enjoy an insider’s view of the last and most turbulent decade in politics as the critically acclaimed and witty diaries of former MP for Sunderland South, Chris Mullin, return to the stage after a sell-out run at Newcastle’s Live Theatre. A witty and irreverent insight into the Blair and Brown years and produced by the award-winning team behind The Pitmen Painters, A Walk on Part unveils the febrile political village of Westminster in all its chaotic and darkly comic glory. Directed by Max Roberts

‘The funniest thing I’ve read all year’ Telegraph on Chris Mullin’s A Walk on Part Chris Mullin book signing and Q&A

Photo: Tom Stoddart / Getty Images

Sat 3 December, 5pm - Tickets £5

Performances Tue 15 November – Sat 10 December, 7.15pm 2.30pm matinees Sat 19, Thu 24, Sat 26 Nov, Thu 1, Sat 3, Thu 8, Sat 10 Dec

Tickets £10 15–17 November £15 (12.50) 18–26 November £20 (£17.50) 27 November – 10 December £12.50 (£10) matinees £10 ages 25 and under (limited availability)


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SOHO THEATRE ASSOCIATE (Drum Theatre Plymouth)

Ontroerend Goed and Richard Jordan Productions Ltd in association with Vooruit (Ghent), the Drum Theatre Plymouth, and Soho Theatre present

British Theatre Guide

Ontroerend Goed’s

AUDIENCE

What’s On Stage

Herald

Man as an individual is a genius. But men in the mass form the headless monster, a great, brutish idiot that goes where prodded. Charlie Chaplin

THE MOST TALKED ABOUT SHOW IN EDINBURGH Enter the world of Ontroerend Goed, one of the world’s most exciting, sexy, and dangerous theatre companies. Direct from its sell-out Edinburgh season and European tour, Audience looks at mob mentality and the role of the audience. Created and produced by the multi-award winning team behind global hits Internal, The Smile Off Your Face and Once and For All We’re Gonna Tell You Who We Are So Shut Up and Listen. Developed with the support of The National Theatre Studio. Presented with the support of the Flemish community, the Province of East-Flanders & the City of Ghent Directed by Alexander Devriendt, Written by Joeri Smet, Alexander Devriendt & the cast. Cast: Maria Dafneros, Tiemen Van Haver, Aaron De Keyzer, Matthieu Sys & Angelo Tijssens. For ages 16+

‘Cleverly deployed, awkwardly funny and not a little unsettling’ Times

**** **** Times

Scotsman

‘The most memorable show of the festival… powerfully unnerving’ Time Out

Performances Tue 6 December – Sat 7 January 2012 5pm matinees Sat 10, Sat 17, Sun 18 Dec

Tickets £10 6–10 Dec £15 (£12.50) 12–23 Dec £20 (£17.50) 27 Dec – 7 Jan £12.50 (£10) matinees £10 ages 25 and under (limited availability)


2012 London International Mime Festival in association with Soho Theatre presents

Blind Summit’s

The Table Absolutely sublime, the best thing this excellent company has ever done. Time Out

CONTAINS EXTREME PUPPETRY! The new show from the innovators who created memorable puppetry for Anthony Minghella’s award winning Madam Butterfly, Simon McBurney’s A Dog’s Heart and their own sell-out hits, 1984 and Low Life. Join them on a visual journey that takes in a ballet of disembodied heads, a story told entirely by pictures emerging from a briefcase, and a tiny Moses with a cardboard head full of lonely wisdom. Told with dazzling inventivness, beautiful, three-person operated figures, dark humour and flat pack technology. No man is an island… but sometimes a puppet can be a table. Supported by Jackson’s Lane. Commissioned by YaD Arts and JCC

‘Remarkable... with considerable wit, Blind Summit once again prove that when you are working in miniature, you don’t have to think small’ Guardian

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‘Astonishingly accomplished puppetry... heartbreaking’ Daily Telegraph

****

‘As infectiously energetic as it is ingenious’ Three Weeks

Photo: Blind Summit

****

EDINBURGH FRINGE FIRST AWARD WINNER 2011 ‘Dazzling inventiveness’ Scotsman

Performances Tue 10 Sat 21 Jan, 7.30pm 3pm matinees Thu 12, Sat 14, Thu 19, Sat 21 Jan

Tickets £10 10 Jan £15 (£12.50) 11-14 Jan £20 (£17.50) 16-21 Jan £12.50 (£10) matinees £10 ages 25 and under (limited availability)


***** ****

A Soho Theatre and Tokyo Metropolitan Theatre production in association with NODA .MAP

Time Out

Written by Hideki Noda and Colin Teevan, based on the original story by Yasutaka Tsutsui

The Bee

Evening Standard It’s an honour to be collaborating with this company of brilliant theatre makers again. It promises to be a beautiful and powerful night of theatre. Steve Marmion

What would you do if your wife and child WERE held hostage? First performed at Soho Theatre in 2006, The Bee met with rapturous applause from both the British media and theatre lovers; it then transferred to Tokyo in 2007 where it made a clean sweep of all of the major theatre awards earning further acclaim for writer, director and performer Hideki Noda. He is joined by Olivier award-winning Kathryn Hunter on the London stop of a new world tour. Transferring from New York, on its way to Hong Kong and back to Tokyo – don’t miss the opportunity to see this play based on the short story Plucking at Each Other written by Yasutaka Tsutsui. Originally produced by NODA.MAP and Soho Theatre in 2006

‘This is a highly unusual theatrical gem: part slapstick comedy, part satire, part macabre dance’ Time Out

Tickets £15 (£12.50) 24-28 Jan £20 (£17.50) 30 Jan – 11 Feb £10 ages 25 and under (limited availability)

THE BEE ON TOUR NEW YORK, UNDER THE RADAR FESTIVAL 5 – 15 January 2012

‘This is vivid, imaginative work’ Times

HONG KONG, ARTS FESTIVAL 17 – 19 February 2012 TOKYO, TOKYO METROPOLITAN THEATRE 24 February – 11 March 2012

Photo: Keith Pattison

‘Swings from hyperactive satire to thought-provoking nightmare... Make a beeline for it’ Telegraph

Performances Tue 24 Jan – Sat 11 Feb, 7.30pm 3pm matinees Thu 26, Sat 28 Jan, Thu 2, Sat 4, Thu 9, Sat 11 Feb


Soho Theatre and Birmingham Stage Company present

Bagpuss

Bagpuss, dear Bagpuss, old fat furry cat-puss...

Take a trip back to the world of Emily, the mice and their mice organ, Gabriel the toad, Madeleine the rag doll and Professor Yaffle the wooden woodpecker. All this within the shop where your broken and lost possessions will not be bought, but found!

COMEDY+ CABARET

Everyone’s favourite saggy old cloth cat, Bagpuss, takes to the stage in this magical production featuring storytelling, songs and puppetry. The perfect treat for children and nostalgic parents alike! Based on the original series by Olivier Postgate and Peter Firmin. Adapted by Jonathan Lloyd. Original music by Sandra Kerr and John Faulkner Directed by Suzanne Gorman

‘There are so many things the producers have got right in this beautifully constructed production it’s impossible to list them all’ The List

*****

‘It is hard to know who is the most thrilled: the children or the parents’ Time Out

****

Performances Thu 22 December – Sun 8 January, 11am & 1pm 3pm matinees 29 & 30 Dec, 7, 8 Jan

Tickets £13.50 Adults £11.50 Children £40 Group of 4 people £7.50 Per ticket groups 8+

Bagpuss on tour BIRMINGHAM, OLD REP THEATRE Tue 15 – Sat 26 November                      SUTTON, THE SECOMBE THEATRE Mon 28 November - Thu 1 December CANTERBURY, GULBENKIAN THEATRE Tue 6 - Tue 20 December                       

Sam Simmons is back from Oz with his warped, surreal comedy, Chilly Gonzales is crossing waters to wow you with his rhythms, Tim Key is filling up his bath and Bourgeois and Maurice will be festively sullying our minds with their Christmas song and patter. If you fancy a bit of everything try our new Soho Lates weekend sessions – who knows what will happen... Premium Table Seats - Reserve a table for upto four people with a pitcher of beer or a bottle of wine - available for Soho Downstairs shows, where indicated

SOHO UPSTAIRS

SOHO THEATRE

SOHO DOWNSTAIRS


Adam Hills

DOCTOR BROWN

Chilly Gonzales

Mess Around

BECAVES

After a sold-out run at Soho Theatre last year, Australian Adam Hills is back to make it all up on the spot again. Mess Around is an hour of spontanious, ad-libbed stand up, from one of Australia’s best known comedians. No script, no plan, no idea.

After his hugely successful Soho Theatre presented Edinburgh run, where he was nominated for a Total Theatre award, Dr Brown is back. Steadily becoming an international comedy sensation, Becaves is a sublimely surreal and hilarious hour from a master clown and performer.

‘Stand up so effortlessly brilliant you wonder why some comedians even get out of bed’ Guardian

****

Mon 19 September – Sat 1 October, 10pm

Tickets £10 19–20, 26–27 Sep £15 (£12.50) 21–24, 28 Sep – 1 Oct

‘His combination of clowning, oddity and low-level menace constitute one of the funniest shows on the fringe’ Guardian

**** ****

‘So visceral it is addictive’ Scotsman Mon 26 September Sat 1 October, 8pm

  

Tickets £10 26 Sep £15 (£12.50) 27 Sep – 1 Oct

The Unspeakable Chilly GonzaleS (plus special guests)

Pianist, rapper, director, Grammy nominated producer and selfappointed ‘musical genius’, Chilly Gonzales celebrates the release of his incredible, genre-defying new album The Unspeakable Chilly Gonzales. A rare chance to see this unique performer with his latest theatrical exploration of sound and rhythm. In association with Eat Your Own Ears

‘Unlike anyone else... hugely entertaining’ Guardian

****

Wed 28 September – Sat 8 October, 9.30pm

Tickets £10 28–29 Sep £15 (£12.50) 30 Sep – 8 Oct Premium table seats available

Eugene Mirman

AND Pretty Good Friends A cornerstone of the New York alternative comedy scene, you’ll probably know Eugene from Flight of the Conchords, Aqua Teen Hunger Force and Bob’s Burgers. He’s at Soho with an intimate evening of innovative standup comedy and polished chaos that sometimes includes short films or music, and the occasional pig roast. Voted New York magazine’s Best Indie Comedy Night, previous special guests have included David Cross, Sarah Silverman and Yo La Tengo.

‘This man is so consistently, delightfully silly’ Time Out, New York Wed 5 – Sun 16 October, 7.45pm

  

Tickets £15 (£12.50) 5–6, 9, 12–13, 16 Oct £17.50 (£15) 7–8, 14–15 Oct Premium table seats available

ADAM HILLS

DOCTOR BROWN

CHILLY GONZALES

EUGENE MIRMAN


Angie Le Mar

IN MY SHOES

Co-devised and directed by Femi Elufowoju, Jr

‘Anarchic spirit... stand-up pioneer’ Guardian

****

The limitless Angie Le Mar, television and radio personality, ‘To define Angie Le Mar actress, writer and renowned as, “just a comedienne” stand-up comedienne, steps is to limit her giant talent’ into her shoes and performs Scotsman as she has never been seen Fri 14 October – before, in a theatrical tour    Sat 5 November, 9.30pm de force that transports her straight to comedy’s edge. Tickets In My Shoes, Angie’s new one woman show, charts the perils and fortunes of six distinct, intricately woven individuals.

ANGIE LE MAR

£12.50 14 Oct £17.50 (£15) 17–19, 24–26, 31 Oct, 1–2 Nov £20 (£17.50) 15, 20–22, 27–29 Oct, 3–5 Nov Premium table seats available

Tim Key Masterslut

After storming this years Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Key is back. Still doing his poems. Staying at his mate’s house. Double Bed. Key’s done his bit in Newswipe, Mid Morning Matters, Cowards and We Need Answers. Key won The Edinburgh Comedy Award 2009. Key was nominated for a Bafta (2008). An Invisible Dot production

‘This is one art house formbuster who can really give you a good time’ Times

****

‘At times it’s like a wind up; elsewhere, it’s so lovely you could bathe in it’ The Guardian

****

‘This is sublime, busy and evocative work from a man who keeps getting better and better’ The List

*****

Thu 8 December – Sat 7 January, 9.30pm

Tickets £10 8–10 December £15 (£12.50) 12–14, 19–21, 27–28 Dec, 2–4 Jan £20 (£17.50) 15–17, 22–24, 29–31 Dec, 5–7 Jan

TIM KEY


SAM SIMMONS MEANWHILE

The multi award-winning maestro of suburban absurdism is back. Sam Simmons returns to Soho Theatre after taking the Edinburgh Fringe by storm. Sam won fans, sold out shows and walked away with more rave reviews than he knows what to do with. He describes the experience as ‘like being high fived by Robert De Niro whilst I’m riding on the back of a white tiger wearing a silver cape gorging on lobster and champagne.’

FOSTERS EDINBURGH COMEDY AWARD NOMINEE 2011 ‘A breathlessly inventive psycho-comedy that thrives off Simmons’s warped whimsicality… suggests a series of The Mighty Boosh run through a shredder’

***** Independent on Sunday ***** Telegraph

‘Hilariously batty... hits transcendent levels of daftness’ Guardian

****

Wed 14 December – Sat 7 January, 7.45pm

  

Tickets £10 14 – 17 Dec £15 (12.50) 19–21, 27–28 Dec, 2–4 Jan £17.50 (£15) 22–24, 29–31 Dec, 5–7 Jan

Bourgeois & Maurice Fa La La La La

Last Christmas, due to the credit crunch, Bourgeois & Maurice didn’t give each other gifts. Luckily this year they have been fortunate enough to come across a couple of HD TVs, 14 left-footed trainers and a bin bag of Immodium and they could NOT be happier. Alt cabaret’s most peculiar musical siblings will be spreading joy by inviting you to celebrate the most wonderful day in the

capitalist’s calendar with their award-winning combination of musical comedy, cutting satire and fashion that’s so high you’ll wonder what you’ve taken. ‘Talented to within an inch of their lives, Bourgeois & Maurice define neo-cabaret. You’ll fall in love’ Time Out ‘What you need to remember is that if you don’t like it, you’re boring’ Pink Paper Wed 14 December – Sat 7 January, 9.45pm

  

Tickets £10 14 – 17 Dec £15 (£12.50) 20 Dec – 7 Jan Premium table seats available

Premium table seats available

SAM SIMMONS

BOURGEOIS AND MAURICE


Paul Foot

JOSIE LONG

The Future Is Another Place

SCOTT CAPURRO’s Position

What is love anyway?

Star of Never Mind the Buzzcocks and Big Brother’s Big Mouth, cult comedian Paul Foot brings his uniquely arcane style of comedy to Soho Theatre.

Josie Long is back at Soho with her fifth solo show. Come along! Her new show is about feeling newly tormented by the world around you, optimism and despair. But that sounds more serious than it is. It’ll mainly be a silly, manic round up of all kinds of things, with two clear aims: 1. Fight some sort of a cool gang or something. 2. Fight injustice.

Comedy chat show hosted by the sharp-edged and riotous Scott Capurro. Ably supported by droll second banana David Mills, expect hilarious banter and exclusive insider gossip.

Does anybody love anybody anyway? So asked insane, Welsh, poet philosopher Howard Jones in 1983. Richard seeks to define and destroy love. Before love destroys him. Again.

Still Life

‘Comedy genius… Sublime, original and brilliant’ Independent Mon 26 September – Sat 1 October, 7.45pm

  

Tickets £10–15 Premium table seats available

Pistol & Jack

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SMASH GLAM SEX MUSIC Raucous. Heart-wrenching. Badass. She’s an American pop princess. He’s a depraved Cockney rocker. Preaching the filth and mashing up hits from Beyonce to Bowie, Pistol & Jack will grope your soul and bring you to your knees… ‘A fine-tuned show… big laughs, deft character work and impressive musicality’ Time Out

FOSTERS EDINBURGH COMEDY AWARD NOMINEE 2011 ‘Josie Long is poised to become the most important voice in British comedy’ Theskinny.co.uk

Scott Capurro

Wed 9 – Sat 12 November, 7.45pm

Richard Herring

  

Tickets £15 Premium table seats available

Jonny Woo

THIS IS JONNY WOO

****

A collection of Jonny’s most popular and his own personal favourite pieces from his 10 years as an alt/drag artist. Woo likes to get dark and deliciously twisted and relishes playing the fool. This Is Jonny Woo is maybe wiser but probably sillier than ever.

Tickets £10–15 (£12.50)

‘Jonny Woo is a tranny superstar’ Time Out

‘Strikes an adroit balance between fun, moral outrage and indignant mockery of our hideous powers-that-be’ Guardian Tue 18 – Sat 22 October, 9.45pm

*****

Wed 9 – Sat 12 November, 9.45pm

Fridays, 21 & 28 October, 11.30pm

Tickets £10–15 (£12.50)

Tickets £10

Premium table seats available

Premium table seats available

‘Stimulating, exhilarating…. Utterly Hilarious’ Chortle

*****

Tue 15 – Sat 19 November, 10pm Tickets £15–17.50

Edward Aczel

Doesn’t Exist

‘Britain’s greatest living anticomedian’ (Guardian) presents an evening of moderately amusing stand-up comedy in order to gain some meaningful television exposure. Aczel is planning on ad libbing a bit this year (with varying levels of success). ‘One of the strangest, and indeed, finest hours of comedy I’ve ever seen’ The New Yorker Fri 18 – Sat 19, Fri 25 – Sat 26 November, 10pm

  

Tickets £15 (£12.50) Premium table seats available

PAUL FOOT

JOSIE LONG

EDWARD ACZEL

JONNY WOO


Katherine Ryan

¨ ckner Carl-Einar Ha

Sean Hughes

Andy Zaltzman’s Political Animal

Little Miss Conception

Swedish Meatballs

Still edgy, still dark, Sean’s everevolving stand-up tackles the issues of the day and the topics that matter most to him, ranging from capital punishment to his mother’s hearing aid. Best known to TV audiences for Never Mind the Buzzcocks and the critically acclaimed Sean’s Show, Sean’s back at Soho doing what he does best – explosive and quick-fire stand-up.

One of London’s best and only political stand up gigs takes issue with a planet that has been even naughtier than usual this year. Hosted by Andy Zaltzman with a different bill of universe-leading comedians each night, this show leaves no socioeconomicpolitical hot potato unbuttered.

The product of a strict Irish father and a glitzy Canadian ‘stagemom’, Katherine Ryan won neither friends nor pageant titles growing up. A dazzling debut with hilarious stories, twisted observations, and invigorating pop music parodies from this fresh, award-winning newcomer. As seen on C4’s Campus.

Our favourite oddball Swedish megastar, the bell-bottomed buffoon from La Clique, is back with more ideas than Ikea in his tatty bag of tricks.

Life Becomes Noise

‘A hugely impressive and intelligent comic... sometimes dark and always very entertaining’ Time Out Mon 21 – Sat 26 November, 10pm Tickets £10 21 Nov £15 (£12.50) 22 - 24 Nov £17.50 (£15) 25 - 26 Nov

‘A show buzzing with ideas’ Evening Standard Tue 22, Tue 29 November, Tue 6 December, 10pm  

‘Warped wit... striking presence... killer lines... calm confidence’ Scotsman 30 November – 3 December, 10pm

Tickets: £10 Premium table seats available

Tickets £10 30 Nov – 1 Dec £15 (£12.50) 2 – 3 Dec Premium table seats available

‘A hilariously backward comedy magician in a jumpsuit - if I laugh more at anything this Christmas, call me an ambulance’ Times Mon 28 November – Sat 3 December, 10pm Tickets £10 28 Nov £15 (£12.50) 29 Nov – 1 Dec £17.50 (£15) 2 – 3 Dec

Marlon Davis FHM Stand Up Hero Winner and rising comedy star, Marlon Davis brings his warped and funny observations to Soho Theatre for the first time. Marlon has recently supported Alan Carr, Sean Lock and Kevin Bridges on tour. ‘A breath of fresh air, with an impish grin, boyish enthusiasm and an effortlessly open, confident style’ Chortle Fri 2 – Sat 3 December, 8pm Tickets £15 (£12.50)

KATHERINE RYAN

CARL-EINAR HACKNER

ANDY ZALTZMAN


SOHO THEATRE COMEDY & CABARET ELSEWHERE JOHN LEGUIZAMO GHETTO KLOWN

Multi-faceted performer and Emmy Award winner John Leguizamo makes his UK debut in his award-winning Broadway hit Ghetto Klown, at the Charing Cross Theatre for 18 performances only. In Leguizamo’s trademark style, Ghetto Klown explodes with energy, leading audiences

JOHN LEGUIZAMO

on a fever-pitch adventure and heating up the stage with vivid accounts of where he’s been and the colourful characters that have populated his life, from the early days of his acting career to his roles opposite some of Hollywood’s biggest stars. ‘It’s hilarious and irresistible – Leguizamo bops, boogies and break-dances across the stage as he re-lives his rollicking subway ride of life from obscurity to celebrity in Hollywood and New York’ The New York Times

David Johnson and John Mackay in association with Soho Theatre presents

Michael Moore Live here comes trouble!

Oscar winning filmmaker, satirist and international rabble-rousing writer Michael Moore (Stupid White Men, Fahrenheit 9/11, Bowling For Columbine) makes a rare UK live appearance to celebrate the publication of his new book, Here Comes Trouble: Stories From My Life.

‘A wake-up call, a call to action, a kick in the mental backside … Remarkable … a stand-up comic in the grand tradition’ Guardian

****

‘Devastatingly funny’ Metro ‘Highly Entertaining … artful, observant and funny. Theatre should be more like this’ Sunday Times LYRIC THEATRE, WEST END Mon 24 October, 7.30pm Tickets £15 / £20 / £25

CHARING CROSS THEATRE Tue 25 Oct - Sat 12 Nov, 7.30pm Mon – Sat Tickets £19.50/£15 25–26 Oct £25/£19.50 27 Oct – 12 Nov

MICHAEL MOORE


David Johnson and John Mackay in association with Soho Theatre presents

‘Heralds a new kind of political comedy’ Guardian

**** Stewart Lee ‘The most exciting comedian CARPET REMNANT WORLD

A new full length touring show from the acclaimed star of BBC2’s Stewart Lee’s Comedy Vehicle. Formerly stand-up’s youthful iconoclast, Lee now gawps blankly at News 24 as Britain burns down around him, and blinks weirdly at the vast wayside retail outlets during endless journeys to and from increasingly indistinct provincial theatres. Once he lived on the pleasure planet. Now he is trapped in Carpet Remnant World. And so are you.

STEWART LEE

in the country, bar none’ Times

****

‘Thrilling’

***** Metro

‘About as funny as bubonic plague’ The Sun LEICESTER SQUARE THEATRE

Tue 15 Nov – Sat 28 Jan, 7.30pm 4.30pm matinees Sats, Fri 30 Dec, Sun 15 Jan Additional eve perf 23 Jan, 7.30pm No perf 24-28 & 31 Dec – 2 Jan, 8, 25 Jan Tickets £17 15–23 November £20 weekday tickets £23 weekend tickets £17 limited availability for each performance

David Johnson and John Mackay in association with Soho Theatre presents

‘Moment after moment of jaw-dropping wonder… a feast of comic invention’ Times

PAJAMA MEN ****

In The Middle of No One

Following a sell out run at Soho Theatre in June, In The Middle of No One transfers to the West End! A fast-paced comedy thriller about love, alien abduction, the pressure cooker of solitude and the spirit of adventure. Presented in the Pajama Men’s trademark style of blink-ofan-eye character switches and plot twists, underscored with unflinching joke telling, In The Middle of No One is a bizarre flight of fancy-pants.

‘Oddball, seriously deranged and cleverly funny…. There is nothing else going on in comedy quite like this at the moment. Not really a must-see show, more a must-experience event’ Evening Standard

**** ***** ***** ***** *****

Daily Telegraph Evening Standard Scotsman Guardian

CHARING CROSS THEATRE Mon 9 Jan – Sat 3 March, 7.30pm 5.30pm matinees Fri, Sat Tickets £25.50 Thu – Sat eves £21.50 Mon – Weds eves + matinees

PAJAMA MEN


SOHO DOWNSTAIRS REGULARS

SO Comedy Graham Norton’s So Television is proud to bring you.......So Comedy! An evening showcase of the best stand up and sketch groups.

Soho LATER...

WITH SARAH KENDALL

A fantastic monthly line-up of laugh-out-loud comedians to brighten up your midweek.

It’s late, it’s the weekend, it’s Soho Later.

Tuesdays, 11 Oct, 8 Nov, 13 Dec, 7.45pm

An 11.30pm start and a 1am license, who’s going to entertain you tonight? Hosted by comic Sarah Kendall and featuring comedy and cabaret acts from across the programme and special guest stars, these are sure to be nights to remember… if you can. Check the website nearer the time for full line-ups, or pay your money and take your chance. Saturdays, 11.30pm Tickets £15 (£12.50) Premium table seats available

Tickets £15 (£12.50) Premium table seats available

Gay Bingo The Show

with Jonny Woo, Ma Butcher & John Sizzle

The alt-drag-performance-artgame-show-party that is the stuff of legends, with a stellar cast headed by tranny superstar, Jonny Woo. ‘Get your balls in a frenzy as ‘Gay Bingo: The Show’ takes over Soho Theatre for debauched daubing and diva fever’ Time Out Sundays, 2 Oct, 6 Nov, 4 Dec, 7pm Tickets £10

Access

Soho Theatre is committed to making the venue and programme as accessible as possible, with facilities including an infra–red hearing system and wheelchair accessibility on every floor. Please notify the box office of your requirements when booking.

For more information about assisted performances, visit sohotheatre.com/access or email boxoffice@ sohotheatre.com

CAPTIONED PERFORMANCES Fit & Proper People Wed 9 Oct

Premium table seats available

EX, a play with songs Thu 24 Nov

SOHO SCRATCH

Walk on Part - Mon 28 Nov

Soho Theatre Downstairs opens its doors to some of theatre’s hottest companies for nights of wild ideas and experimentation.

AUDIO DESCRIBED PERFORMANCES

More details will be announced in the run up to each event at sohotheatre.com Featuring work from Nabokov, Scratch My City and the Soho Theatre Hub Writers.

Fit & Proper People - Wed 26 Oct (touch tour: 6.45pm) EX, a play with songs Mon 28 Nov Audience - Wed 4 Jan

10, 30 Oct and 7 Nov Tickets vary by performance Premium table seats available

BSL INTERPRETED PERFORMANCE Adam Hills - Mon 26 Sep Fit & Proper People Mon 24 Oct Bunny - Tue 25 Oct Shallow Slumber - Thu 16 Feb

SARAH KENDALL

BOOKING 020 7478 0100 sohotheatre.com 21 Dean Street London W1D 3NE 10am–10pm Monday–Saturday TICKET DISCOUNTS

Most shows at Soho Theatre have an escalating price structure. Tickets are cheapest in the first week, and increase for later performances. Concessions are available to students, ages 25 and under, senior citizens, children, unwaged, disabled, Westminster ResCard holders, Soho Theatre Friends and groups of 10+.

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AGE RESTRICTIONS

We welcome people of all ages, but age restrictions do apply for certain shows - please see our website or telephone the box office for more details.


SOHO THEATRE Calendar: SEP 2011 – JAN 2012 T - THEATRE / W - WRITERS / C - COMEDY AND CABARET Adam Hills: Mess Around The Court of the Queen of Claywood Flats Doctor Brown: Becaves Paul Foot: Still Life Chilly Gonzales Fringe Finest Gay Bingo: The Show Eugene Mirman Nabokov: Bunny Fit and proper People God’s Property Soho Scratch So Comedy Angie Le Mar: In Her Shoes Josie Long Terror Stuart Silver: You Look Like Ants The Story Unfolds Pistol and Jack Love in the Shadows Edward Aczel: Doesn’t Exist Short Shrifts Hub Monthly Night Scott Capurro’s Position Jonny Woo: This is Johnny Woo EX – A PLAY WITH SONGS The Writer’s Voice and Vision Hounded A WALK ON PART Apples and Snakes Fairytales for Grownups Richard Herring Kali Theatre: Talkback Readings Sean Hughes: Life Becomes Noise Andy Zaltzman’s Political Animal Carl-Einar Hackner Katherine Ryan Marlon Davis The Maddening Rain Audience Tim Key: Masterslut Sam Simmons: Meanwhile Bourgeois & Maurice: Fa La La La La Gideon Reeling: Xmas Starties Christmas Cabaret Bagpuss The Table The Bee Shallow Slumber

C T C C C T C C T T T T/W/C C C C T C W C T C T W/T C C T W T T W/T T C W/T C C C C C T T C C C T C T T T T

19 Sep – 1 Oct 21 Sep 11 26 Sep – 1 Oct 26 Sep – 1 Oct 28 Sep – 8 Oct 28 Sep – 8 Oct 2 Oct, 6 Nov, 4 Dec 5 – 16 Oct 12 – 29 Oct 7 Oct – 5 Nov 7 Oct 11 10, 30 Oct, 7 Nov 11 Oct, 8 Nov, 13 Dec 14 Oct – 5 Nov 18 – 22 Oct 19 Oct – 5 Nov 19 – 29 Oct 19 Oct 21, 28 Oct 25 Oct 18-19, 25-26 Nov 2 – 5 Nov 7 Nov 9 – 12 Nov 9 – 12 Nov 10 Nov – 3 Dec 10 Nov 11 Nov 15 Nov – 10 Dec 15 Nov 23 Nov 15 – 19 Nov 21 – 26 Nov 21 – 26 Nov 22, 29 Nov, 6 Dec 28 Nov – 3 Dec 30 Nov – 3 Dec 2 – 3 Dec 5 – 10 Dec 6 Dec – 7 Jan 8 Dec – 7 Jan 14 Dec – 7 Jan 14 Dec – 7 Jan 14–18, 20, 22–23 Dec 21 Dec 22 Dec – 8 Jan 10 – 21 Jan 24 Jan – 11 Feb 24 Jan – 18 Feb

SOHO THEATRE ELSEWHERE Michael Moore Live John Leguizamo Stewart Lee Pajama Men

C C C C

24 Oct Lyric Th 25 Oct – 12 Nov Charing X Th 15 Nov – 28 Jan Leicester Sq Th 9 Jan – 3 Mar Charing X Th

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Soho Theatre September 2011 - January 2012 Guide  

The best in new theatre, comedy and cabaret at Soho Theatre.

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