Tag: Soho Theatre

News: Soho Theatre is the next stop on Annie Siddons’ latest tour

News: Soho Theatre is the next stop on Annie Siddons’ latest tour

How not to Live in Suburbia – a funny, brutal and poignant autobiographical show about living with chronic loneliness.

Annie Siddons takes a look at the time in her life when she found herself – performance maker, part Greek, part Egyptian, full Londoner – as a single mum living in the nuclear family haven of curtain-twitching Twickenham, the most married place in London.

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Review: Blush

Review: Blush

Also published on A Younger Theatre.


The opening is punchy, the dialogue sharp. Charlotte Josephine and Daniel Foxsmith jump right in – tales of revenge porn and teenage sex education fly out the gates. Josephine’s writing is quick to climax, but like a trained professional it comes, subsides and builds up again for another round. Edward Stambollouian’s vision is clear – Blush is the intention, for character and audience alike.

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Interview: Inspector Sands, “We’ve always approached whatever we’ve been making work about with a sense of humour”

Interview: Inspector Sands, “We’ve always approached whatever we’ve been making work about with a sense of humour”

The fear of getting older is something that many of us grapple with our entire lives. Milestone birthdays turn into worrisome days where we mourn the years we have lost instead of looking forward to those we have ahead; we spend money on products to hide or supposedly slow signs of the ageing process. But being old is not synonymous with being disabled, or being frail, or being unable to enjoy yourself. Inspector Sands and China Plate bring The Lounge to Soho Theatre, a show that ultimately reminds us about our perceptions of age, the elderly and the concept of “being old”.

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Review: The Lounge

Review: The Lounge

Getting older is often confused with getting sicker, becoming frail and disabled or ending up confined to a vegetative-like state in an old people’s home. But there is still vitality in the later years of life – the personality, likes and dislikes of a human don’t disappear with age. Inspector Sands’ latest work, The Lounge, opens up the stark and often considered bleak world of the care home, struggling to cope with minimal resources and heightened emotions.

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