Edinburgh hit and Fringe First winning, Ben Target: LORENZO is transferring to Soho Theatre this autumn. Created by multi-award-winning comedian and performance artist Ben Target, LORENZO is a life affirming story about death that has been leaving Edinburgh audiences spellbound.
In 2020, Target (Leicester Mercury Comedian Of The Year; Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee; Amused Moose Best Show Comedy Award winner) gave up his creative work to become a live-in carer for Lorenzo. Lorenzo was an irascible prankster and architect, who lived and worked in London for over forty years. Discover their adventures at the end of Lorenzo’s life in this beautiful and wise (Time Out) story, produced by Soho Theatre and directed by Adam Brace (Age is a Feeling; Liz Kingsman: One Woman Show; Alex Edelman: Just for Us).
Ben Target comments, To return to the Fringe after a five year absence in which I thought I’d never be able to make a show again and to have it so warmly embraced by audiences and critics feels like magic, but the good kind of magic, not the stuff magicians do.
I share the Fringe First award with the late, great Director, Adam Brace, who nurtured this show and so many others. He’s still here in the stories we share and long may we share them. I am so excited to have the show return to Soho Theatre and a massive thank you to the entire Soho Theatre family and all the glorious creatives who’ve been a part of this journey and for giving this show wings.
Target has a history of working in care, from being a teacher of secondary school students with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities to volunteering at the Highgate Mental Health Centre, where he taught stand-up comedy to residents of the schizophrenia care wards during the COVID-19 lockdowns. He has worked in elderly care over many years, from volunteering as a teenager to co-founding the social arts initiative The Care Home Tour in 2017, taking stand-up shows into care homes for the elderly to perform to people living with dementia.
Ben Target: LORENZO is at Soho Theatre Wednesday 27th September – Saturday 14th October 2023.