Soho theatre

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Patrick Kielty: Borderline review – cautionary Northern Irish tales
At a crisis point for his country, Kielty’s ‘module on borders’ is warm and engaging, though his even-handedness dims some of the laughter

Brian Logan

28, Jun, 2022 @2:06 PM

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Bangers review – a joyous party of a play celebrating the rousing power of music
Twin stories of self-discovery are enacted by scintillating, energetic performers stacked with natural talent

Anya Ryan

16, Jun, 2022 @12:00 PM

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Chris Redd: Why Am I Like This? review – Saturday Night Live star’s random gags
The SNL cast member has some impressive off-the-cuff riffs with the audience but never crafts an answer to his own question

Brian Logan

27, May, 2022 @1:21 PM

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Athena Kugblenu review – class act flips conventional thinking on its head
The daughter of an aspirational mum and an overqualified dad, Kugblenu ruminates on privilege, parenthood and Nigella recipes

Brian Logan

20, May, 2022 @11:40 AM

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Snatched review – former Corrie star’s solo show is sharp and funny
Melissa Johns articulates how she learned to navigate an ableist world as a woman with one and a half arms

Kate Wyver

18, May, 2022 @11:38 AM

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Juniper and Jules review – this funny and sweet romance is a must-see
Featuring scintillating performances, Stephanie Martin’s play sidesteps schmaltz with bold and sharply original verve

Arifa Akbar

09, May, 2022 @10:23 AM

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Schalk Bezuidenhout review – a fun introduction to a genial misfit
The South African storyteller’s expressive presence and assured comedy chops ensure easy laughs

Brian Logan

05, May, 2022 @2:15 PM

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Chloe Petts review – cheery comedy confronting thorny issues
Skilful standup’s Covid-delayed debut, Transience, takes the heat out of fraught conversations about gender and is well worth the wait

Brian Logan

05, May, 2022 @1:03 PM

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‘I want to create a lesbian mecca’: Iman Qureshi on her play about a glorious women’s choir
After seeing how moved gay men were by The Inheritance, the playwright wanted to write something that would strike a chord with women – so came up with The Ministry of Lesbian Affairs

Kate Wyver

02, May, 2022 @7:00 AM

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The best theatre to stream this month: Red Pitch, Constellations and more
Our roundup of plays to watch at home in May includes The Tempest with Jessie Buckley, Robert Icke’s The Doctor staged in Amsterdam and Amanda Wilkin’s superb solo show Shedding a Skin

Chris Wiegand

01, May, 2022 @8:45 AM

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Jack Docherty: Nothing But review – fantasy and tragedy at the Edinburgh fringe
As he tells the story of a one-night stand from 30 years ago, the comic explores youthful dreams and midlife disappointment

Brian Logan

28, Apr, 2022 @11:55 AM

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Comedian Chloe Petts: ‘I thought I’d resolved all of this stuff about masculinity’
The standup talks about touring with Ed Gamble, how comics enjoy the life of a retiree and the importance of exploring gender and its presentation

Ella Braidwood

25, Apr, 2022 @6:30 AM

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