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75 mins, 2020
The Jinkx & DeLa Holiday Special is the story of two queens who set out to create a classic Christmas TV variety show, but just can’t agree on how. With the help of a chorus of dancers and DeLa’s deceased grandmother—whose spirit lives on in a glass of eggnog—DeLa tries her hardest to uphold the cheery Christmas traditions of her childhood. Meanwhile, Jinkx is much more interested in bawdy jokes, cute boys, and boozy libations. As they sing and dance their way through numbers about everything from St. Nick to the Christ child, the tension between them mounts, culminating in an all-out battle for control of the show. After some hilarious insight into the ghosts of their very different Christmas pasts, and with the help of a mysterious naked man with a surprising holiday secret, the two realize that tradition can be whatever we make of it, and family is whomever we choose. This high camp, side-splitting romp is equal parts sacrilegious and sweet, with a sharp tongue and a heart of gold. The Jinkx & DeLa Holiday Special is sure to be a new holiday tradition for all the lost toys who know that the best traditions are the ones we create ourselves.
66 mins, 2017
Filmed exclusively for Soho Theatre's Home Collection. The Queen of Ireland, Panti, invites you into her gender-discombobulating, stiletto-shaped world, exposing the stories behind the make-up to reveal the National Treasure she is today. In 2014, Panti landed herself in a legal sh*tstorm, dubbed ‘Pantigate’. Her speech about homophobia went viral, was broadcast around the world, remixed by Pet Shop Boys, caused a parliamentary meltdown, and fed into Ireland’s marriage equality referendum success. Hilarious and poignant, Panti traces her journey from small-town boy kicking against traditions; to towering plastique woman in false lashes making history. ‘Courageous and hilariously honest…fabulously entertaining’ ★★★★★ Edinburgh Festivals Magazine ‘Complete bliss.’ ★★★★ Guardian Soho Theatre On Demand. The best shows from London’s most vibrant producer of new theatre, comedy and cabaret.
53 mins, 2017
Filmed exclusively for Soho Theatre's Home Collection. Jessie opens up her DIY heart and explains in definitely too much detail her insecurities, jealousies, fantasies and her exact current relationship status via shadow puppetry, masks and her little book of confessions. 'Cave has charm and an infectious enthusiasm.' Evening Standard ‘A charming hour of character comedy and loving literary silliness.’ Independent Soho Theatre On Demand. The best shows from London’s most vibrant producer of new theatre, comedy and cabaret.
62 mins, 2020
Filmed exclusively for Soho Theatre's Home Collection. Rising comedy star and author of 'The Other Mother' Jen Brister performs her critically acclaimed show. As seen on Live at the Apollo (BBC2), Frankie Boyles's New World Order (BBC2), Sara Pascoe's Comedy Lectures (Dave) and Hypothetical (Dave), Jen uses her hilarious ranting to rail against period poverty, the perimenopause and why her Mum needs to get out of her bloody house now. 'Relentlessly funny.' Sunday Times Soho Theatre On Demand. The best shows from London’s most vibrant producer of new theatre, comedy and cabaret.
90 mins, 2020
Filmed at Soho Theatre in March 2020, a darkly funny and biting satire which exposes the complex and heart-breaking stories behind the deportations of ex-prisoners from the US. A grain of cocaine, a digit on a breathalyser, a forged cheque, a DEA sting or murder one? Caught in the transatlantic tango between Trump and May and smugly presented by a gun-toting immigration officer, these are verbatim stories of double punishment and separation. Gripping accounts of justice and separation are brought to vivid life in a fast-paced and theatrically daring production using savage comedy, surreal metaphor and verbatim testimony from those who ended up on the wrong side of the criminal justice system. The Special Relationship was developed from interviews with ex-prisoners and experts in immigration and criminal law, the award-winning playwright Hassan Abdulrazzak carves a rich dramatic narrative and uncovers vital questions around identity and place as he gets behind the political rhetoric of those caught up in the quagmire of immigration detention and deportation. ‘A powerful force’ ★★★★ Sunday Times ‘A fascinating insight into the arbitrary nature of deportation’ ★★★★ Theatre-News Written by Hassan Abdulrazzak Directed by Esther Baker With Amrita Acharia, Moyo Akandé, Nicholas Beveney, Yvette Boakye, Miranda Foster, Fergal McElherron, Duncan Wisbey. This is an exclusive archive recording of the show filmed during its run in our Theatre space in March 2020. Presented by Synergy Theatre Project, which creates ground-breaking work across theatre and the criminal justice system. www.synergytheatreproject.co.uk Soho Theatre On Demand. The best shows from London’s most vibrant producer of new theatre, comedy and cabaret.
57 mins, 2017
Filmed exclusively for Soho Theatre's Home Collection. The multi award nominated comedian Dane Baptiste presents an exclusive collection of his favourite, previously unseen material spanning the last five years. Original, provocative and exceptionally prolific, Dane is already being hailed as one of the most exciting comic talents to break in years. His hour gives you the chance to see him at his best. ‘Dane Baptiste is equipped with the quiet confidence you only get from knowing that you’ve got gags to reduce any audience to hysterics.’ Guardian 'Observational comedy at its finest.' ★★★★ Independent Soho Theatre On Demand. The best shows from London’s most vibrant producer of new theatre, comedy and cabaret.
55 mins, 2017
Winner of Voice’s Pick of the Fringe and Funny Women’s Best Show award, the exceptional debut play from Soho Theatre Writers’ Lab alumna Naomi Sheldon comes to Soho Theatre On Demand, filmed at the Old Red Lion Theatre in December 2017 before its Trafalgar Studios transfer in 2018. ‘One of these days, am I going to evaporate? Right here?’ Growing up in the 90s, GG and her mates obsess over music, vaginas and witchcraft. But there’s a problem. Living feels too extreme. To be one of the good girls, GG learns to make herself numb, but at what cost? A bold, provocative and laugh-out-loud funny coming-of-age tale, Good Girl interrogates the experience of a young girl growing up in the 90s, a timely and distinctive piece that offers a vital new perspective to current dialogue about female experience. Sheldon’s inclusive and disarming form of storytelling allows her to candidly explore sex, masturbation and mental health and examines the dangers of defining ourselves by the opinions of others. ‘Cutting edge truth and hilarity from one of the freshest young voices of the century. Don’t miss Good Girl.’ Emma Thompson ‘Flawless’ ★★★★★ Voice ‘Contemporary, relevant and, most importantly, incessantly funny’ ★★★★ WhatsOnStage Written and performed by Naomi Sheldon Directed by Matt Peover Designed by Alison Neighbour Photography by Felicity Crawshaw Filmed by Daniel Frampton www.immanentproductions.com Soho Theatre On Demand. The best shows from London’s most vibrant producer of new theatre, comedy and cabaret.
55 mins, 2019
How can a Truth be told? How can a Secret be spoken? Combining three gripping narratives, a Japanese soldier who refuses to stand down, the inventor of the saxophone and the personal story of a betrayed schoolboy, GROOMED pushes past sensationalist news headlines, and shows the lasting impact of abuse into adulthood. Presented at Soho Theatre in 2017, the play won the Broadway Baby Bobby Award, Fringe Review Outstanding Theatre Award and the Fringe Guru Brighton Fringe Award for Theatre at the 2016 Brighton Fringe. In 2019 GROOMED was powerfully reinvented as a film, shot entirely on location in a primary school classroom. Honest and provocative but never depressing, three poignant narratives are brought together to show how, when a story is told, it can save your life. ‘With exemplary honesty Patrick Sandford sheds much needed light on some dark places’ ★★★★ Guardian ‘A remarkable piece of theatre’ ★★★★ Financial Times Written and performed by Patrick Sandford (former Artistic Director of Nuffield Theatre Southampton) Directed by Nancy Meckler Music by Simon Slater Presented by Ingenious Purpose. For a list of support in all areas of the UK visit thesurvivorstrust.org Soho Theatre On Demand. The best shows from London’s most vibrant producer of new theatre, comedy and cabaret.