Live comedy returns to Soho Theatre | London venue back in use after eight months

Live comedy returns to Soho Theatre

London venue back in use after eight months

Live comedy is returning to London’s Soho Theatre this week for the first time since the first lockdown bit on March 16.

Shappi Khorsandi, Dane Baptiste and Tim Key are among the comedians playing the venue’s downstairs cabaret space before Christmas.

The theatre is usually a thriving hub for comedy, with several acclaimed hour-long shows running across three spaces every day, and a lively bar. But in keeping with the rules for Tier-2 venues, there will now be a socially distanced seating plan among other measures.

David Luff, Soho Theatre’s creative director, said: ‘It’s been quite a year but, whisper it, live shows are on the way back!’

Last month the venue announced that it would be producing 20 new stand-up specials next year for Amazon Prime, as 10 previously-released shows from the likes of  Nish KumarJosie Long and Joel Dommett  joined the platform.

Four new non-comedy shows will  join the Soho Theatre On Demand platform from Wednesday, featuring  singer Camille O’Sullivan, The Tiger Lillies, OperaUpClose’s and New Perspectives’ adaptation of Lars Von Trier’s cult film The Boss Of It All.

The full schedule of live comedy shows at Soho Theatre is available here.

Published: 7 Dec 2020

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