Tag Archives: Soho Theatre

Touch

Soho Theatre, London (****)

© Helen Maybanks, James Clyde as `smoothie' Miles, Amy Morgan (Dee)

© Helen Maybanks, James Clyde as `smoothie’ Miles, Amy Morgan (Dee)

If there was such a thing as `chick-lit’ in theatre, this would be the nearest thing to it.

But that would neither be respectful nor entirely accurate. The phenomenon that has become Vicky Jones, Phoebe Waller-Bridge and the company they formed, DryWrite, carries far greater weight than that slightly disreputable moniker would suggest. Continue reading

Made in India

Soho Theatre, London (****)

© Robert Day, Ulrika Krishnamurti as Aditi in setting by Lydia Denno

© Robert Day, Ulrika Krishnamurti as Aditi in setting by Lydia Denno

Tamasha, first started by Khristine Landon-Smith and Sudhar Bhuchar over a quarter of a century ago, look to be in excellent health judging by their latest, Made in India. Continue reading

Girls

Soho Theatre, London (****)

© Creative Nation, Yvette  Boakye (Ruhab)

© Creative Nation, Yvette Boakye (Ruhab)

Theresa Ikoko’s debut play has already been lauded, first at the HighTide Festival where it launched this year but even before that, awarded the Alfred Fagon (2015) and George Devine (2016) awards. Continue reading

Monster Raving Loony

Soho Theatre, London (****)

© Steve Tanner, Samuel James as Screaming Lord Sutch

© Steve Tanner, Samuel James as Screaming Lord Sutch

With a long and honourable tradition of poking fun at our politics and politicians, James Graham has plundered the back catalogue of popular British comedy and satire to come up with this hilarious, rough and ready but affectionate portrait of one of the stranger phenomenon thrown up by our electoral system, Screaming Lord Sutch. Continue reading

How To Keep An Alien

Soho Theatre Upstairs, London (****)How to Keep An Alien, Soho Theatre, London. Dec 2015

Sonya Kelly’s hilarious and touching autobiographical account of falling love with Australian stage manager Kate rounds off a terrific year of solo performances in the Soho Theatre’s Upstairs Studio. Hugely impressive in their consistency, they’ve just kept coming, each distinctively different, but each exuding quality. Continue reading