How scary is it to tussle with a gun-toting American immigration officer? Check out this arresting new trailer for The Special Relationship, HassanAbdulrazzak’s new play about transatlantic deportation that premieres at Soho Theatre this month. Time to get booking!
Huawei? Trump? Brexit? Are you worried about strains being put on the so-called “special relationship” between the UK and the US? Whatever your thoughts, Hassan Abdulrazzak’s new play The Special Relationship will make you reassess… starting with these interviews with writer, director and three deportees whose real-life experiences inform the piece.
Alexis Gregory’s script for Sex/Crime takes an uncomfortable glance at our obsession with serial killers, sexual violence and 21st century homosexuality.
Multi-award-winning Iraqi-born playwright Hassan Abdulrazzak returns to London’s Soho Theatre, where he had a breakthrough hit in 2007 with Baghdad Wedding, now returns with his timely new play The Special Relationship. Time to get booking!
Ought To Be Clowns barely saw 250 shows this year, quiet by his standards. And as is the way of these things, here’s a rundown of some of the productions that moved me most…
Ell Potter and Mary Higgins return with Fitter, their second devised show to dance their way through a interrogation of masculinity, using almost 50 interviews of cis, transidentifying men.
Comedy and vulgarity join forces as Lucy McCormick chronicles history’s strong women in Post Popular at the Soho Theatre.
Believe in ideas? David Baddiel’s new play God’s Dice stars Alan Davies as a scientist drawn to religion.
Loud, bold & full of heart, What Girls Are Made Of is full of dynamic performances – a true testament to the power of music & storytelling.
Cora Bissett’s What Girls Are Made Of is an engaging story, framed – in truth or hope, as one of naivety, overreach and reinvention. But it’s also a tale told from a single perspective;
I had just enough time to wipe away my tears – I was sobbing – at the end of The View Upstairs before jumping up after the curtain call to announce this post-show Q&A at Soho Theatre.
Ask people below a certain age what palliative care is and there might not be recognition for the term. But as one gets older, and family and friends succumb to the effects of time, there is greater awareness of end-of-life care – an appreciation of its importance.
“Another corker”, “beautiful, warm and moving” – audiences have taken to social media to share their love of Crowded Room’s new play about facing up to death, The Colours. See what’s being said, then book your tickets!
Harriet Madeley’s The Colours is a verbatim play based on interviews with people with life-limiting illnesses and those working in palliative care.
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Discover what critics have made of the the European premiere of new musical The View Upstairs now playing at the Soho Theatre…
The View Upstairs at the Soho Theatre was reminded me just how transformative theatre can be.
Jonathan O’Boyle has directed a moving production of The View Upstairs which feels like an homage to those fighting for gay rights in the past, those fighting now and those who are yet to realise they need to fight.
Max Vernon’s musical The View UpStairs making its European debut at the Soho Theatre and running for just five weeks, commemorates the 1973 arson attack on a gay bar in New Orleans which was the most significant event of its kind until 2016’s Florida shootings.
“There is nobody this is not relevant to.” It’s a bold claim, but when your new play concerns looking death in the face, it’s hard to argue with. Take a look at the cast and creators of The Colours talking about their new production, and explaining why they use headphones during the show, then book your tickets!