Soho Theatre announces its spring-summer 2022 season featuring five new shows in its Main House venue: Iman Qureshi’s The Ministry of Lesbian Affairs (a Soho Six co-commission with Damsel Productions), Bourgeois & Maurice’s Pleasure Seekers (with Tim Whitehead), Claudia Rankine’s The White Card (with Northern Stage, Leeds Playhouse & Birmingham Repertory Theatre in association with HOME Manchester), David Hoyle’s Ten Commandments (with Switchflicker and Tim Whitehead) and RashDash with their brand new production Oh Mother.
Following the successful reopening of the Upstairs Studio with Ifeyinwa Frederick’s Sessions (a Soho Six co-commission with Paines Plough) the first new full season of work has been announced for the Upstairs Studio, featuring Emily Aboud’s Splintered, Nathan Ellis’s work.txt, Will Jackson’s Yours Sincerely, Ryan Calais Cameron’s Human Nurture, James Fritz’s Lava, Stephanie Martin’s Juniper and Jules, Majid Mehdizadeh’s Y’MAM: Young Man’s Angry Movements and Eleanor Tindall’s Before I Was a Bear.
With this new season, Soho Theatre continues its commitment to present work created from outside of London and touring new work around the UK:
Claudia Rankine’s The White Card is a European premiere of an American play which will be created in Newcastle; James Fritz’s Lava is produced by Nottingham company Fifth Word, Y’MAM: Young Man’s Angry Movements was created with Liverpool Everyman Playhouse and Ryan Calais Cameron’s Human Nurture is co-produced by Theatre Centre and Sheffield Theatres.
Originally programmed for 2020, Soho Theatre’s rescheduled Jinkx Monsoon & Major Scales’ Together Again, Again tour includes dates in London, Newcastle, Edinburgh, Leeds, Hull, Coventry, Manchester, Brighton, Birmingham, Cardiff and Nottingham.
Soho Theatre’s inaugural Soho Theatre On Demand Festival will increase its reach to new audiences around the country with the Soho Theatre On Demand premiere releases of five new films created over the past 12 months including: Cassiopeia Berkeley-Agyepong & Simone Ibbett-Brown’s Shuck’n’Jive, David Hoyle’s Hedda and Natasha Marshall’s Half Breed. Full programme to be announced next month.
David Luff, Soho Theatre’s Creative Director, said: “Soho Theatre is back to its festival best with brand new shows across our three stages. We have a world premiere from Iman Qureshi, a brilliant talent we’ve watched rise through our Writers’ Lab and Soho Six commissioning programmes. We welcome back long-time collaborators Bourgeois & Maurice and RashDash with shows about hedonism in Soho and the love, exhaustion and chaos of motherhood. And we co-produce a devastatingly sharp and smart European premiere by Claudine Rankine, with Northern Stage.
Alongside the full relaunch of the Upstairs Studio and reaching new UK and international audiences with our digital and touring shows, we continue to build towards the opening of our new venue in Walthamstow. 2022 promises to be a fantastic year of work.”