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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Given that ‘Roller Diner’ is a musical comedy about a Polish woman working in a knackered Birmingham restaurant, chances are you’re wondering how many more seconds it’ll be until you start reading a nuanced dissection of a politically charged satire about...Musicals Until Saturday June 24 2017
Patrick Sandford’s solo show is a study in how the events of a few short months can ripple through an entire life. He’s 65, with an impressive directing career under his belt. But it’s taken him over half a century to overcome the pain of being groomed...Contemporary theatre Until Saturday July 1 2017
Jordan Brookes: The Making Of
This inventive, rubber-faced comic's debut solo show was a word-of-mouth hit at last year's Edinburgh Fringe. New hour 'The Making Of' makes good on that promise with an inventive show that delves into Brookes' life with smart philosophical gags alongside...Stand-up Until Saturday June 24 2017
Lady Bunny In Trans-Jester!
If you’re easily offended, then I wouldn’t bother reading on, because you’re not going to want to see this show. RuPaul’s best friend – soz, Michelle – drag veteran and wearer of wigs that are approximately as high as Trump Tower, Lady Bunny, is back...Until Saturday July 1 2017
Jerry Sadowitz presents Magic Challenge
Jerry Sadowitz tones down his trademark ragingly offensive stand-up in this magic panel show, suitable for all audiences. In Magic Challenge, Sadowitz – who is one of the world's finest close-up magicians, as well as one the best comics in the country...Magic Saturday June 24 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.