Some favorite upcoming shows at Soho Theatre, London
1. HALF BREED
“I am that mixed raced kid, like 50/50, on the fence, luke warm, in-between maybe. Trust me, around here I’m about as black as it goes…”
Jazmin feels different. She doesn’t want to stay in the village. She doesn’t want to have a baby. She doesn’t want to laugh at racist jokes in the local pub. She’s got to get out.
Following its world premiere at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2017, a run at Soho Theatre and a five week tour across India as part of Soho Theatre’s international touring programme, Natasha Marshall’s semi-autobiographical dark comedy about finding your voice returns.
2. FRANKIE VAHBY LUKE WRIGHT
We all want something to believe in.
It’s 1987 and Frankie Vah gorges on love, radical politics, and skuzzy indie stardom. But can he keep it all down?
Following the multi award-winning What I Learned From Johnny Bevan, Luke Wright’s second verse play deals with love, loss and belief, against a backdrop of grubby indie venues and 80s politics. Expect frenetic guitars, visceral verse, and a Morrissey-sized measure of heartache.
3. ONE GREEN BOTTLEBY HIDEKI NODA, TRANSLATED AND ADAPTED BY WILL SHARPE
Boo, Bo and Pickle have all made plans tonight. But someone has to stay home and look after Princess.
People are waiting, start times are looming. No one’s budging and petty bickering soon spirals into a ludicrous battle of wills and, possibly, the end of the world.
Renowned Japanese writer, performer and Artistic Director of the Tokyo Metropolitan Theatre Hideki Noda paints a portrait of a disconnected family on a self-destructive course in this satirical comedy about consumerism and technology in a ‘selfie’ society.
4.SUGAR BABYBY ALAN HARRIS
Marc avoids his mum, disguises his cannabis plants with fake tomatoes at the allotment, and now has to bail his old man out of £6,000 owed to local loan shark Oggy. When he meets Lisa for the first time in years, things get even messier. Oggy wants Lisa. Lisa wants Marc. Marc wants to survive the day.
5. The One
Following on from last summer’s smash-hit Touch, Vicky Jones returns with her award-winning debut play.
Harry and Jo are up all night drawing the battle lines of their relationship with sex, violence and Wotsits. A viciously funny and daring play, The One invites you into the world of a couple trapped in a destructive and violent cycle of love and lust.