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Omid Djalili to perform in early 2020 season at the Soho Theatre

Sophie Thomas
Sophie Thomas

The Soho Theatre has announced the complete list of shows that will be staged as part of the theatre's early 2020 season. The season includes Omid Djalili returning to a one-man comedy and Alexis Gregory's latest play, previously listed in's top 10 openings of January 2020.

Shows at Soho Theatre

As part of London International Mime Festival, physical comedian Trygve Wakenshaw will perform the world premiere of Only Bones V1.4 in an ode to Thomas Monckton's Only Bones. Having trained at the prestigious Gaulier School in Paris, Wakenshaw will perform a story with "no language, no set, no props and only one light". Only Bones V1.4 is at the Soho Theatre to 25th January.

Lucy McCormick returns to the Soho Theatre from 10th to 22nd February to perform her latest one-woman play. Titled Post Popular, the play aims to explore power through history, later joined by her 'friends with benefits' Samir and Ted.

Having appeared in West End shows including Oliver! and What the Butler Saw, Omid Djalili returns to London's theatre scene with A Strange Bit of History. Marking the bicentenary of the birth of the Prophet Founder of the Baha'i Faith, Djalili explores religious claims and experiences against a Persian backdrop. Omid Djalili is at the Soho Theatre from 17th 22nd February.

Synergy Theatre Projects present Hassan Abdulrazzak's The Special Relationship at Soho Theatre from 26th February to 21st March. Having interviewed ex-prisoners and immigration experts, Abdulrazzak's play gives insight into individuals that have been deported and what it means to be separated from loved ones.

Award-winning playwright Chloë Moss returns to the Soho Theatre with her latest play. Titled Run Sister Run, the play sees two sisters follow different paths, with their unbreakable bond keeping them connected. Run Sister Run is at the Soho Theatre from 25th March to 2nd May.

In a new play by James Fritz, Lava sees human connections and self-expression tested, when a young man named Vin loses his ability to speak. Lava will ask what lengths people will go to in order to make sense of sadness. Lava is at the Soho Theatre from 5th May to 16th May.

Shows at Soho Upstairs

Following performances at The Glory, Alexis Gregory's Sex/Crime transfers to Soho Upstairs from 21st January to 1st February. The two-hander drama sees two men meeting up to recreate the killings of a famous serial killer to seek pleasure, in a play that explores the powers of violence and queerness.

Inspired by conversations that a mother and daughter may never have had, Hannah Morris' After You will be performed at Soho Upstairs from 17th to 22nd February. By looking into her mum's past, After You explores the impact of forgotten and hidden dreams and the consequences of motherhood.

Written and performed by Rachael Ofori, she will star in So Many Reasons, a sociocultural play that centres on a British-Ghanaian woman looking for sexual pleasure, while keeping polite face with her mother at the same time. So Many Reasons is at Soho Upstairs from 2nd to 7th March.

Two mothers share the hardship of protecting their sons in seeds, a fictional drama by Mel Pennant to be staged from 24th March to 11th April. Asking questions about what should be said during life and death, seeds will explore human stories through the eyes of those left behind.


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