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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.
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.
80 mins, 2019
LIMITED AVAILABILITY: Wed 6 May 7pm – Wed 27 May Comedian and storyteller Desiree Burch (Netflix’s Too Hot To Handle and Flinch, The Mash Report and Live at the Apollo, BBC) was born late, bloomed late, and generally has difficulty with the present moment. At a moment in recent history where decades of societal progress swung right back around to authoritarianism and disintegration, Desiree embarks on a spiritual journey of mythically ridiculous proportions into the Black Rock Desert of Nevada, to figure out how she, and all of us, have gotten here, and maybe, possibly, hopefully fix the suckiness for us all. ‘A near-perfect example of comedic storytelling.’ ★★★★ Evening Standard ‘A mesmerising performance... myriad thematic strands all coalesce into one magnificent whole.’ ★★★★★ Fest 'Downright hilarious and genuinely profound.' ★★★★★ Ed Fest Mag Directed by Sarah Chew, this is an exclusive archive recording of the show filmed during its run in our Downstairs space in November 2019, following a critically-acclaimed run at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. 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.
80 mins, 2019
NOW PLAYING 'TIL 30 JUNE This is Fleabag for £4. If you feel you can pay more and donate more to our chosen charities, please see other Fleabag products in the main menu. See the hilarious, award-winning, one-woman show that inspired the BBC’s hit TV series Fleabag, captured by NT Live. Written and performed by Phoebe Waller-Bridge and directed by Vicky Jones, Fleabag is a rip-roaring look at some sort of woman living her sort of life. Fleabag may seem oversexed, emotionally unfiltered and self-obsessed, but that's just the tip of the iceberg. With family and friendships under strain and a guinea pig café struggling to keep afloat, Fleabag suddenly finds herself with nothing to lose. ***** 'Filthy, funny, snarky and touching.' Daily Telegraph Fleabag the Play was originally performed at the Edinburgh Festival in 2013 before transferring to Soho Theatre for an extended run where it was revived in its main house a year later. Subsequently the production toured the UK and Australia, returning to the Edinburgh festival in 2018 to huge acclaim with the title role played by actress Maddie Rice. In 2019 Waller-Bridge played to a sell-out run at SoHo Playhouse in New York before returning home to London to perform the last ever run of the play. DryWrite, Soho Theatre and Annapurna presented Fleabag at the Wyndham’s Theatre in the West End in late summer 2019, where this recording was filmed and broadcast to cinemas worldwide by National Theatre’s NT Live. Soho Theatre On Demand. The best shows from London’s most vibrant producer of new theatre, comedy and cabaret. For those in the UK and Ireland, of the rental fee, 67p is paid in VAT, processing costs are broken down as follows: 30p to the payment provider Stripe, 40p to Easel TV platform, 30p to Soho Theatre and 30p the National Theatre. The remaining £2.03 is a contribution to the charities outlined. For those renting internationally, processing costs vary. If you wish to know exactly how much you are contributing to the charities contact us at email@example.com
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.
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.
61 mins, 2018
AVAILABLE TO MONDAY 29 JUNE The show that won Jordan Brookes critical acclaim, a year before winning the Edinburgh Comedy Award. Critically acclaimed and adored by his peers, Jordan is riding high. There's been so much buzz about him. I've heard he does absurd stuff on stage? Yeah sort of, but it's also very accessible. Apparently, he's a really nice guy in real life too. Yeah he is. Very charming. Yes, very charming. Got a lot of time for him. Shall we give him a go then? Oh, absolutely not. Bleed sees more of Jordan's trademark subversive psychological gameplaying, boundary-pushing audience interaction, and performance innovation (but don't worry, you can sit in the front row for this one - he can't get you up on stage through your laptop screen). ‘Deeply unsettling and very funny.’ ★★★★ Guardian 'A rictus-grinned latterday Lee Evans who constantly stares into the existential abyss.' ★★★★ Beyond The Joke Created and developed by Jordan Brookes, Ciaran Clarke and Bríd Kirby. This is an exclusive archive recording of the show filmed during its run at Soho Theatre Upstairs in November 2018.. Soho Theatre On Demand. The best shows from London’s most vibrant producer of new theatre, comedy and cabaret.
64 mins, 2017
LIMITED AVAILABILITY: Wed 29 Apr 7pm - Wed 20 May 2020 This is the £4 rental of the show* In these worrying times of global pandemics and lockdowns, who better to lift your spirits than the eccentric tour de force that is Mr. Swallow, a man willing to pay the ultimate homage to Houdini himself by recreating the master’s legendary underwater escape (and you thought your lockdown was bad??) Mr. Swallow is once again joined by his trusty assistants Mr. Goldsworth (David Elms) and Jonathan (Kieran Hodgson) as he charts his own imitable interpretation of Houdini’s life, fusing daredevil magic (his words), hilarious comedy (also his words) and a series of musical numbers that are, frankly, to die for (…yep). ***** ‘One of the most incontrovertibly hilarious hours in town.’ Guardian ***** ‘A spellbinding feat of comic perfection.’ Stage Produced by Nick Mohammed, The Pleasance, Soho Theatre and United Agents, Mr. Swallow: Houdini played a sold-out six week run at Soho Theatre in January 2017. This is an exclusive archive recording of the show filmed during the original run Soho Theatre On Demand. The best shows from London’s most vibrant producer of new theatre, comedy and cabaret. *You will also find the show available at £10, £20, £50 and £100. Please consider renting another price point if you think you can, so we can donate more money to our chosen charities. For those in the UK and Ireland, on a £4 rental 67p is paid in VAT, processing costs are broken down as follows: 30p to the payment provider Stripe, 40p to Easel TV platform and 30p to Soho Theatre. The remainder is a contribution to the charities outlined. On rentals above £4 and for those accessing internationally, processing costs vary. If you wish to know exactly how much you are contributing to the charities contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org Funds are being raised on behalf of the Pleasance to distribute.
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.