Soho Theatre


Soho Theatre

Infobox Theatre
name = Soho Theatre


caption =
address = 21 Dean Street
city = London
country = UK
designation =
latitude = 51.5143
longitude = -0.1330
architect =
owner =
capacity = 144-160
type =
opened = 2000
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rebuilt =
closed =
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website = www.sohotheatre.com

The Soho Theatre is a theatre in the eponymous district of the City of Westminster. It presents new works of theatre, together with comedy and cabaret.

The theatre is also home to a Writers' Centre, which provides support to new writers, aimed at developing writers to work in theatre as well as film, TV and radio. The Centre accepts unsolicited scripts sent by budding writers.

The theatre has a late night stand-up comedy, cabaret, and performance programmes. It often features new comedians of the Edinburgh Festival, as well as established comedians such as Eddie Izzard, Ricky Gervais and Russell Brand working on brand new material.

Formation of the Company

Soho Theatre Company was formed in 1969 by Verity Bargate and Fred Proud. It performed in Old Compton St. Soon, the company moved to the Soho Poly, where it would remain for eighteen years.

In 1990, the Soho Company entered a brief migrational period, where it visited the venues of the Royal Court, Riverside Studios, and ICA. Falling into a slow decline, the company was revitalized when it joined the Cockpit Theatre of Marylebone. During this "renaissance", the Soho Theatre company expanded its now famous Writers' Development programme, as well as its number of writers.

The building on Dean Street opened in 2000, with a 144 seat auditorium and an 85 seat studio plus a small performance bar overlooking the street and Cafe Lazeez, an Indian restaurant and bar occupying the ground floor.

Its current Artistic Director is Lisa Goldman, formerly Artistic Director of radical, new writing company The Red Room.

Playwrights

oho Poly period

*Sue Townsend
*Hanif Kureishi
*Timberlake Wertenbaker
*Tony Marchant
*Pam Gems
*Barrie Keeffe
*Brian Clarke
*David Edgar
*Mary O´Malley
*Colin Spencer

External links

* [http://www.sohotheatre.com Soho Theatre] Official website


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