The Story of La traviata and OperaUpClose
Tue 5 Aug -- Sun 14 Sep
Following the success of La bohème and Don Giovanni, Olivier Award-winning company OperaUpClose and director/translator Robin Norton-Hale return to Soho Theatre with their new English version of La traviata.
The story of Violetta, a so-called 'fallen woman' who sacrifices her own happiness for the sake of her lover's family and future, this production is set in the 1920s underworld of speakeasies and bootlegging and reveals the hypocrisy and heartache behind the glittering façade of parties.
With Verdi's much-loved melodies orchestrated for a trio of clarinet, cello and piano by composer Harry Blake, this La traviata will serenade you, seduce you, and break your heart.
Press on previous OperaUpClose productions:
'A masterstroke... blissfully funny.'
★★★★ Guardian (on La bohème)
'A madly brilliant re-imagining.'
★★★★ The Times (on La bohème)
'Fizzes with fun and fabulousness.'
★★★★ Metro (on La bohème)
★★★★ Daily Express (on La bohème)
'A huge artistic success.'
New York Times (on La bohème)
'Opera with the gloves off.'
★★★★ WhatsOnStage (on La bohème)
'The whole thing fizzes from start to finish.'
★★★★ Daily Telegraph (on L'elisir d'amor)
'Fizzes with vitality... a real treat.'
★★★★ Time Out (on L'elisir d'amor)
'OperaUpClose is the brand leader.'
★★★★ Evening Standard (on L'elisir d'amor)
Blink in New York: Cast Interview
By Phil Porter
Until 29 June
Following sell-out performances in London and Edinburgh, and an acclaimed run at the Jagriti Theatre, India, smash-hit Blink returns for a 2014 tour of the UK and the US (New York).
Blink is the tale of Jonah and Sophie. It's a love story. A dysfunctional love story, but a love story all the same.
Against the lonely backdrop of London, the worlds of two shy individuals collide, and a charming, delicate and darkly funny story unfolds before your eyes.
Tue 8 -- Sun 13 Jul, 7pm.
Matinees: Sat 3.15pm, Sun 5.15pm.
In October 2013, Yve Blake created WhoWereWe.com, an interactive website which invites strangers to answer one question: 'Who do they feel they used to be?'
So far, strangers from 44 international cities have contributed stories, voicemails, pictures and playlists. Using handcrafted music and spectacular visuals, Yve brings this ever-growing collection of histories to life onstage in celebration of the idiots, strangers and heroes that we used to be.
'It will touch chords with everyone... manages to bring both laughter and tears.' ★★★★ Everything Theatre
'A truly special event.' A Younger Theatre
The Boss Of It All by Lars Von Trier: Trailer
A critically acclaimed, smart and fast-paced comedy, adapted from Lars Von Trier's cult classic film, comes to Soho Theatre.
The boss of an IT company is secretly selling up. To save face, he hires Kristoffer, an actor, to take the blame. In an office of misfit staff, he faces a bizarre dilemma: to sell off the company or try to save his new-found friends...
Fleabag: Interview with Phoebe & Vicky
Video interview with Phoebe Waller-Bridge and Vicky Jones, the team behind smash-hit sell-out Fleabag which returns to Soho for three weeks only!
A powerful story of truth and forgiveness comes to Soho Theatre, written by Belfast writer Owen McCafferty.
'GRIPPING. ★★★★ Evening Standard
'EXPLOSIVE.' ★★★★ Guardian
'PERFECTION.' ★★★★ Scotsman
'REMARKABLE.' ★★★★ Telegraph
'ELECTRIFYING.' ★★★★★ Financial Times
Blink (in New York): Trailer
3 - 29 June 2014, 59e59. For more info and to book tickets: http://bit.ly/1lYe1JJ
Following sell-out performances in London and Edinburgh, an acclaimed run at the Jagriti Theatre (India) and a UK tour, smash-hit Blink heads to New York.
#reachforthepie - David, Theatre Producer
With Told By An Idiot's Never Try This At Home in the building all this month, we've all got a bit excited with pies. Soho Theatre Producer David wasn't impressed...
Never Try This At Home: Audience Reactions!
"Energy, really good fun, takes me back a few years!"
"Plenty of fun, audience joined in, it was just really good!"
What our audiences thought of Never Try This At Home - at Soho until 27 April.
Bitch Boxer: Trailer
Fighting fit from a national tour and sell-out shows at the Edinburgh and Adelaide Fringe Festivals, award-winning Snuff Box Theatre return to Soho with the acclaimed one-woman show, Bitch Boxer.
'Filled with energy... her performance shines.'
'Sweat-slick and tough, yet sweet and gifted with terrific timing.'
'Sparkily written, feistily performed.'
★★★★ Evening Standard
★★★★★ A Younger Theatre
'An involving drama from a young company to watch.'
Never Try This At Home: Trailer
Critically-acclaimed theatre company Told By An Idiot bring their production to Soho Theatre in April 2014
NEVER TRY THIS AT HOME
Wed 2 - Sun 27 April
Soho Theatre, Dean Street, W1D 3NE
£10 - £20
Captain Amazing: Trailer
Wed 16 Apr - Sun 4 May, Soho Theatre
'Moving and funny in equal measure... a work of pure joy.' ★★★★★ WhatsOnStage
Abbey Theatre's Quietly: Trailer
Abbey Theatre in association with Soho Theatre present
by Owen McCafferty
Tue 27 May - Sun 22 Jun
Quietly is a powerful story of truth and forgiveness from Belfast writer Owen McCafferty. Having enjoyed huge international success at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe winning three major awards, now the Abbey Theatre brings this important new play to London.
The One: Interviews
A viciously funny and daring new play, written by London's most exciting new voice, Vicky Jones. Directed by Steve Marmion. Starring award-winning actress Phoebe Waller-Bridge.
The One cast wish good luck!
The cast of The One have a good luck marathon for our Brighton Half Marathon runners!
This February, we're putting on our trainers and heading to the seaside to run the Brighton Half Marathon, and all to raise money for Soho Theatre.