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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'Frankie Vah' review
Shame. I actually feel shame after watching Luke Wright’s thunderously passionate one-man poem play. Set during Thatcher’s 80s, ‘Frankie Vah’ is about an idealistic young Essex lad, Labour supporter and performance poet who aches for his country, and...Comedy Tuesday April 24 2018 - Saturday May 5 2018
One Green Bottle
It's not often London audiences get to see a play from Japan: here's a chance to see Hideki Noda's fusion of satirical comedy and kabuki tradition. 'One Green Bottle' is a surreal look at a technology-obsessed family, locked in a battle of wills. It's...Comedy Friday April 27 2018 - Saturday May 19 2018
Rachel Parris: Keynote
Unless you’ve given up social media for lent, chances are Rachel Parris has popped into your timeline recently. The Leicester-born comic has been on the circuit for over a decade, performing sharp-witted musical comedy and improvising faux-Jane Austen...Musical Monday April 30 2018 - Wednesday May 2 2018
Desiree Burch: Unf*ckable
New Yorker Desiree Burch settles in at Soho Theatre with her smart, gritty examination of sex, ‘Unf*ckable’. Burch won the Funny Women competition in 2015, and is now a TV regular, popping up on all sorts of stand-up and panel shows.Stand-up Monday May 7 2018 - Saturday May 12 2018
Catrina McHugh's play is a harrowing exploration of coercive control and domestic violence that's been used to help train police officers. It builds on real life stories, in an emotive look at how two women's lives are affected by abuse. Staged by Open...Drama Tuesday May 8 2018 - Saturday May 19 2018
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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.