Its cool blue neon lights, front-of-house café and occasional late-night shows may blend it into the Soho landscape, but since taking up residence on Dean Street in 2000 Soho Theatre has made quite a name for itself.
If every there were a place in London to get a year-round taste of the Edinburgh Fringe it's here: because comedians and cabaret are an integral part of its bill, because so much theatre work from the Fringe transfers down here, and because with its multiple rooms, late shows and ever-buzzing bar, it does feel like an Edinburgh Fringe venue – and a good one too.
It has to be said that Soho excels in almost every area apart from the production of good in house work, something it's consistently struggled with (though it has many fine co-productions). But this barely impacts on anybody's good time, and it's hard to hold it against the most fun theatre in central London.
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Mr Swallow: Houdini
Nick Mohammed resurrects his alter ego Mr Swallow for a zany biopic of arch-escapologist Houdini. This slice of magical character comedy is a look at the history of conjuring from Mohammed, who's appeared in 'Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie' and 'Bridget...Magic Until Saturday February 18 2017
Nath Valvo: Happy Idiot
With sell-out shows across Australia and at Soho Theatre this Aussie rising star makes his Fringe debut. From his dysfunctional family to '90s suburbia, his fear of sport to accidental orgies - Nath's brutally honest and razor sharp comedy is winning...Stand-up Until Saturday January 21 2017
Festival of the Spoken Nerd
Festival of the Spoken Nerd, an unashamedly geeky celebration of comedy, science, maths, music and experiments, is very much a fixture on the London scene these days. So much so that stand-up mathematician (yes, they exist!) Matt Parker, musician Helen...Character Until Saturday January 21 2017
Katy Brand: I Was A Teenage Christian
The title of Katy Brand's show says it all: ‘I Was a Teenage Christian’. The comic, a fitful presence on the telly since the mid-2000s ('Katy Brand's Big Ass Show', 'Peep Show'), spills the beans on her teenage years as a fundamentalist Christian – an...Stand-up Monday January 23 2017 - Saturday January 28 2017
This ingenious show unfolds on a tiny, one metre square stage. Acclaimed circus performerThomas Monckton creates a micro piece of physical theatre that uses the weird energy of his body to say a lot, in a very little space.Contemporary and experimental Monday January 23 2017 - Saturday February 4 2017
Bilal Zafar: Cakes
A hit at the 2016 Edinburgh Fringe, where he picked up a Best Newcomer nod, Bilal Zafar lands in London with his acclaimed debut show. After being mistaken for a Muslim-only cake shop on Twitter, Zafar tells the story of how he became a target for rabid...Stand-up Monday January 23 2017 - Saturday January 28 2017
Chris Gethard: Career Suicide
Chris Gethard has enjoyed success Stateside with his subversive talk show The Chris Gethard Show and bit-parts in ‘Broad City’, ‘The Office’ and ‘Parks and Rec’. But was still very much an unknown quantity in the UK until he brought this brave solo show...Stand-up Monday January 23 2017 - Saturday February 4 2017
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Just a minute or two off Shaftesbury Avenue , yet the theatregoing experience is so different here. I love this place. The bar is worth a visit all on its own. The performances and spaces are varied. I have seen everything from the bonkers Rubber Bandits downstairs to some pretty cool theatre and comedy in spaces upstairs. I wish London had more places like this right in the heart of town.
Right in the heart of Soho with nice eating and drinking establishments nearby, there is always a good show on here without the prices of larger venues - I love it.