Soho Theatre announce Autumn Winter 2011 Season


The Soho Theatre, an off west end venue in central London, has announced its Autumn/Winter season, which includes...

7 Oct to 5 Nov 2011 (In the Main House)
Fit and Proper People, By Georgia Fitch. Directed by Steve Marmion . Co produced with RSC. Casey Layton is back home. She's here to sort her club out and plans to get them back in the Premier League.

10 Nov to 3 Dec 2011 (In the Main House)
Ex - A Play With Songs,By Rob Young. Music by Ross Lorraine . Directed by Tricia Horns. Co produced with Two’s Company. An unlikely couple: Ruby is funny and gawkily attractive, Jack a bit of a scruff but cocky. When they were together she let him walk all over her, but now Ruby looks great, is full of confidence and has a new lover, Keith, who she is about to emigrate to America with. But will her feelings for Jack return when she decides to meet him one last time…

15 Nov to 10 Dec 2011 (In the Theatre Downstairs)
A Walk on Part: The Fall of New Labour , from the diaries of Chris Mullin. Adapted for the stage by Michael Chaplin. Co produced with Live Theatre. Directed by Max Roberts. Chris Mullin's irreverent take on contemporary politics to the stage, reflecting three worlds during a time of crisis and change - the febrile political village of Westminster, the flash points of Africa he toured as a Minister and the fragile community he served as an MP.

6 Dec 2011 to 7 Jan 2012 (In the Main House)
Audience, by Joeri Smet, directed by Alexander Devriendt. An Ontroerend Goed and Richard Jordan Productions Ltd In Association With Vooruit (Ghent), The Drum Theatre Plymouth, And Soho Theatre

22 Dec 2011 to 8 Jan 2012 (In the Main House)
Bagpuss, Based on the original series by Oliver Postgate and Peter Firmin. Original music by Sandra Kerr and Jon Faulkner. Adapted by Jonathan Lloyd. A Soho Theatre & Birmingham Stage Company Production. Everyone’s favourite saggy old cloth cat, Bagpuss, featuring storytelling, songs and puppetry.

10 to 21 Jan 2012 (In the Main House)
The Table, Created by Blind Summit. A 2012 London International Mime Festival Production In Association With Soho Theatre. A visual journey that takes in a ballet of disembodied heads, a story told entirely by pictures emerging from a briefcase, and a tiny Moses with a cardboard head full of lonely wisdom. Told with few words, beautiful, three-person operated figures, dark humour and flat pack technology. No man is an island…but sometimes a puppet can be a table.

24 Jan to 11 Feb 2012 (In the Main House)
The Bee, by Hideki Nod. Adapted by Colin Teevan. A Soho Theatre & Tokyo Metropolitan Theatre Production In Association With Noda-Map. What would you do if your family were taken hostage?

Also at the Soho are many other events at the theatre's three spaces, including...

Comedy & Cabaret shows: Adam Hills: Mess Around (19 Sep – 01 Oct); Doctor Brown: Becaves (26 Sep – 01 Oct); Paul Foot: Still Life (26 Sep – Sat 01 Oct); Chilly Gonzales: The Unspeakable Chilly Gonzalez (plus special guests) (28 Sep – 08 Oct); Eugene Mirman: And Pretty Good Friends (05 – 16 Oct); Josie Long: The Future is Another Place 18 – 22 Oct); Angie Le Mar: In My Shoes (14 Oct – 05 Nov); Scott Capurro’s Position (09 – Sat 12 Nov); Jonny Woo: This is Jonny Woo (09 – 12 Nov); Richard Herring: What is love, anyway? (15 – 19 Nov); Edward Aczel: Doesn’t Exist (18 – 19, 25 – 26 Nov); Sean Hughes: Life Becomes Noises (21 – 26 Nov); Andy Zaltzman’s Political Animal (22 Nov, 29 Nov, 06 Dec); Katherine Ryan: Little Miss Conception (23 Nov – 03 Dec); Carl-Einar Hackner: Swedish Meatballs (28 Nov – 3 Dec); Marlon Davis (02 – 03 Dec); Tim Key: Masterslut (08 Dec – Sat 07 Jan (no shows Sundays & 24, 26, 31 Dec); Sam Simmons: Meanwhile (14 Dec – 07 Jan); Bourgeois & Maurice: FA LA LA LA LA (14 Dec – 07 Jan).

Soho Downstairs Monthlies: So Comedy (11 Oct, 08 Nov, 13 Dec) An evening showcase of the best stand up and sketch groups; Gay Bingo: The Show With Jonny Woo, Ma Butcher & John Sizzle (02 Oct, 06 Nov, 04 Dec) The alt-drag-performance-art-game-show-party that is the stuff of legends; Soho Later: with Sarah Kendall (Saturdays 11.30pm from 15 Oct).

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