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Karagula by Philip Ridley

Richard Brownlie-Marshall | Posted 18.06.2017 | UK Entertainment
Richard Brownlie-Marshall

Before seeing any performance, I quite like the idea of not knowing a great deal about the story or production beforehand. Even if I had researched th...

Anne Edmonds: You Know What I'm Like

Lucy Karsten | Posted 10.01.2017 | UK Comedy
Lucy Karsten

Edmonds' show is excellent. It is funny and thoughtful and polished and well-worth seeing. It is so good, in fact, that I sent my father off to see it, despite his worried protestations that he 'wasn't sure he liked comedy'.

Hello Sweet Art: Dazzled By a Man Who Works at B&Q

Jessie Thompson | Posted 17.12.2016 | UK Entertainment
Jessie Thompson

I don't think I've ever laughed so much in one hour. I've never seen a show where somebody taxidermies a pigeon, or sh*ts in a church, or wanks into a piece of fruit, all the while pretending he has a job in B&Q, but that's all just by the by.

Hello Sweet Art: I Call Myself a Soldier

Jessie Thompson | Posted 05.11.2016 | UK Entertainment
Jessie Thompson

By all means take a pinch of Romeo and Juliet to show that falling in love when you are a teenager makes you think you can do anything in the world, but also makes you sort of want to die. But it all gets a bit out of hand when you bring contracting TB into the equation.

Five Worst Pets For Children

Stuart Laws | Posted 14.03.2015 | UK Comedy
Stuart Laws

I spoke to two people, who were children in the past, about the awful time in their lives, when they owned stick insects. Sarah & Lizzie are real life sisters and perform inappropriate sketches, in a bid to win their mother's affection.

Wet House Review

Neil Simpson | Posted 28.12.2014 | UK Entertainment
Neil Simpson

Wet House, Paddy Campbell's first play, does a fantastic job of exploring these complex questions. Campbell's writing is fantastic, evoking the wit, depth of character and moral ambiguity that we've become accustomed to on programmes like The Wire or Breaking Bad.

Lost In Spaces - Of Memoirs and Mirrors

Mik Scarlet | Posted 10.11.2014 | UK Entertainment
Mik Scarlet

The irony of Lost In Spaces is that the phase that I think best describes it is Triumphing Over Tragedy, a phrase that every disabled artist will have had printed about them at some point and one that Ms Penny rails against during the show

Microcosm - Soho Theatre - 3 1/2 Stars

Pete Strauss | Posted 12.07.2014 | UK Entertainment
Pete Strauss

Microcosm is primarily focused on our anti-hero Alex, whose steady capitulation is not dissimilar to a modern day Othello. And indeed the Policeman, played by Christopher Brandon, serves as a kind of unknowing, kind hearted, Iago whose lack of constructive advice only serves to fan the flames of Alex's mania.

James Rhodes' One Man Classical Music Revolution Gathers Pace

Victoria Sadler | Posted 26.05.2014 | UK Entertainment
Victoria Sadler

It's not often that I get excited about a classical music concert. Too often they're staid and aloof. But it's all so different when James Rhodes is playing and this week sees him kicking off a packed schedule with a string of shows at Soho Theatre.

Theatre Review: The One, Soho Theatre

Victoria Sadler | Posted 29.04.2014 | UK Entertainment
Victoria Sadler

On the face of it, an evening watching a play on the deterioration of a relationship from discontent to abuse might not seem desirable. But when the talent behind it is one of the country's finest up and coming theatre companies, then it most definitely is.

Review: Fleabag, Soho Theatre

Victoria Sadler | Posted 08.11.2013 | UK Entertainment
Victoria Sadler

Holy Mother of God! Fleabag really is as good as they say. Winner of a Fringe First at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe last month, the West-End transfer of this much-talked about show had me very excited. And boy did it deliver.

Rethinking Language with Russell Brand

Katie Found | Posted 16.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Katie Found

Last week, I had the pleasure of seeing Russell Brand perform at Soho Theatre. It was an intimate affair; a test run before he shoves his jokes into a duffel bag and sets off on tour.

Review: James Rhodes, Soho Theatre

Victoria Sadler | Posted 25.09.2013 | UK Entertainment
Victoria Sadler

The show itself was almost like a James Rhodes' mixtape - a collection of short pieces from a range of James' favourite composers. Indeed even the man himself hinted at such an approach when he stood up next to his piano and bashfully said that the theme he'd picked for the evening was "Love", surely the only true reason any mixtape has been made?

Dr Brown - Befrdgth at Soho Theatre - 5 Stars

Pete Strauss | Posted 28.05.2013 | UK Comedy
Pete Strauss

The whole show lives in the implied context that we give to his actions which he exploits to add an air of sexual menace to proceedings. The mimes become graphic, violent, sexual, etc because of the meaning we apply which makes every action as uncomfortable as they are hilarious.

An Interview With Mr Gee

Pete Strauss | Posted 13.05.2013 | UK Entertainment
Pete Strauss

I first got into Spoken Word around 2001. I was a part of a DJ outfit & we used to play Funk/Hip Hop/Garage/R&B at clubs up and down the UK (And even hit Ibiza). We were planning a special Valentine's night & there was this guy who wanted to propose to his girlfriend by reading her a poem.

The Underground Beast That Is Spoken Word

Pete Strauss | Posted 13.05.2013 | UK Entertainment
Pete Strauss

The most immediately striking thing about an evening of spoken word is the almost tangible electricity in the air. No one is quite sure what to expect because every act differs in tone, delivery, style and content which turns the evening into a mad up and down trajectory of individuals pouring their hearts and minds into a microphone for an appreciative audience.

God's Property at the Soho Theatre

Neil Simpson | Posted 02.05.2013 | UK Entertainment
Neil Simpson

God's Property is a new play set in 1982 - a time of inner city tensions, unemployment and riots. The timing of the play, written by Soho Six writer Arinze Kene, is apt.

Bottleneck - Soho Theatre - 4.5 Stars

Pete Strauss | Posted 27.04.2013 | UK Entertainment
Pete Strauss

As a Liverpool fan, this reviewer must admit that he had a vested interest in seeing this play. Few subjects pull at the heartstrings quite so much as the Hillsborough tragedy, so it was with morbid curiosity that I sat down to watch Luke Barnes' Bottleneck at the Soho Theatre.

Lady Rizo at the Soho Theatre

Neil Simpson | Posted 26.04.2013 | UK Entertainment
Neil Simpson

Describing Lady Rizo is a bit like trying to explain 'Django Unchained' or 'Pulp Fiction' to someone who has never seen a Tarantino movie. Both deliberately push against categorisation. She's funny, yes, but not at the expense of being dark and thoughtful.

Live Comedy Review - Tony Law's Maximum Nonsense at the Soho Theatre

Pete Strauss | Posted 22.04.2013 | UK Comedy
Pete Strauss

Surreal comedy treads a fine line; it either seems to work emphatically or leave the audience bemused and alienated.

Protect Your Surfaces!

Nick Revell | Posted 07.04.2013 | UK Comedy
Nick Revell

Imagine a world where everyone had enough, a world with no famine ot poverty and where every child had access to free education. Admittedly, there is a superficial attraction, but think again: a fair world would be a world with no need for charity and glamorous fundraising events.

Lift, A New Musical - Theatre Review

Chris Cox | Posted 04.04.2013 | Home
Chris Cox

There's always a glimmer of excitement when a new British musical arrives on the scene, we wonder if we'll discover the next Lloyd Webber and if we'll find a show to celebrate.

Sam Simmons - About The Weather - Soho Theatre - 3 1/2 Stars

Pete Strauss | Posted 08.02.2013 | UK Comedy
Pete Strauss

Watching a man shake sandwich ham from his head without the aid of his hands is an experience that I won't forget in a hurry. Indeed going to see Sam...

Merrie Hell at the Soho Theatre

Neil Simpson | Posted 04.02.2013 | Home
Neil Simpson

Merrie Hell, which features the writer of Jerry Springer, Richard Thomas, is a much more intimate affair than the opera. It's also a lot sleazier. But it's still got the same sledge-hammer approach to the delicate issue of faith, politics and sexuality.

This Is Jack Thorne

Jason Holmes | Posted 29.01.2013 | Home
Jason Holmes

A perfectionist, Jack forever perceives imperfections in past work. 'I wish there was a button I could push to right the wrongs, but I don't consciously try to steer myself away from imperfections in my writing. I just write.'