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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Jack Rooke: Good Grief
This hour of storytelling, film and comedy from 21-year-old wunderkind Jack Rooke explores the effect of grief on families. As the government plots to cut support available to bereaved parents, Rooke looks at the importance of welfare and how to find...Comedy Monday March 27 2017
Lucy McCormick: Triple Threat
'Triple Threat' will return to Soho Theatre in March 2017. This review is from the 2016 Edinburgh Fringe run. Sometime member of live art provocateurs GETINTHEBACKOFTHEVAN, Lucy McCormick makes her solo debut with what is either the best or the worst...Contemporary theatre Tuesday March 28 2017 - Saturday April 22 2017
Executioner Number One
Remember 'Hangmen'? Well, this new dark comedy by Toby Whitehouse (creator of 'Being Human' and writer on 'Doctor Who') has basically the opposite plot: the death penalty is reintroduced, and one man is on a quest to be the best hangman in town. 'Executioner...Comedy Wednesday March 29 2017 - Saturday April 15 2017
Found Footage Festival: Volume 8
This cult American showcase of odd and hysterical undiscovered videos is a riot. Hosts Nick Prueher and Joe Pickett introduce clips from their 20-year-old collection of VHS videos found at garage sales and thrift shops across the US. It's totally bizarre...Solo shows Thursday March 30 2017 - Saturday April 1 2017
A toilet attendant in a Glasgow nightclub dreams of stardom in this comedy by Adura Onashile. 'Expensive Shit' won a Fringe First for its mix of reminisces of Lagos life, observations on today's Glasgow, and dance set to Nigerian visionary Fela Kuti's...Comedy Tuesday April 4 2017 - Saturday April 22 2017
High Heels in Low Places
Performance artist, 'gender illusionist', drag act and activist Panti Bliss performs her stand-up show about life after a speech she made about homophobia went viral and was remixed by the Pet Shop Boys.Cabaret and burlesque Wednesday April 5 2017 - Saturday April 8 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.