The world premiere of SOHO – a thrill ride of circus, street and theatre performance, re-creating the exciting, edgy and voyeuristic world of London’s Soho — created by rock’n’roll global power house Stufish, opens at West End’s The Peacock from Saturday 6 – Saturday 20 May 2017.
SOHO – just one word conjures up London’s world famous district full of sounds, vibes and its unique buzz: a place filled with gloriously diverse characters. SOHO — It’s not just a place, it’s a state of mind…
SOHO‘s seriously crazy and multi talented international cast tell the fast-paced story of a young man’s walk on the wild side, as the colourful characters he meets reveal an unexpected and darkly fantastical world, where glamour and sleaze rub shoulders.
Soaring aerial acrobatics on moving trapezes take the energetic world class performers on a rollercoaster ride. With the pulsating sound of the underground, and the music scene that is Soho’s heartbeat = 21st century indie, buskers, the burlesque of the 50s, the 60s love and peace Carnaby Street generation, disco and punk of the 70s, Cool Britannia pop of the 80s and rave of the 90s — SOHO has THE iconic soundtrack that is….Soho. SOHO’s soundtrack includes: The Sex Pistols God Save The Queen, David Bowie Changes, Donovan Mellow Yellow, Emily Simon The Egg, Etta James Don’t Talk To Strangers, Daft Punk Alive, Nu-Tone Beatnick, Paolo Conte Elisir and even Mozart who lived in Soho aged 8 – all seamlessly brought together with new compositions by Peter Coyte.
SOHO celebrates every inch of the magical square mile, with state-of-the-art multi-layered projections and visuals: from China Town, Gay Pride, the underground, Bar Italia and Theatreland to Madame Jo Jo’s, models’ doorbells, strip clubs, bars and its vibrant streets and dark alleys.
The hugely original ensemble cast, each with their own creative disciplines includes: Anton Simpson-Tidy (Martial Artist - UK), Kayla Lomas-Kirton (Hip Hop Dancer - UK), Daniel Ash (Drag Ariel Tissue - UK), Peter Freeman & Loric Fouchereau (Hand to Hand acrobats – Australia & France), Alessio Motta (Chinese Poles - Italy), Charlee DeBolla (Aerial Straps - UK), Rebecca Rennison (Dance Trapeze - UK), Camille Tremblay (Handstand - Canada), Leah Wolff (Hoop - Canada), Xander Taylor & Mélanie Dupuis (Doubles Trapeze - Canada).
The name Stufish, renowned worldwide for their creative and cutting edge entertainment architecture, now bring their extraordinary production values to SOHO. Stufish design arena productions for: Lady Gaga, Madonna, Queen, Pink Floyd, Robbie Williams and shows including: Jesus Christ Superstar, Bear Grylls Endeavour, Monty Python Live (Mostly), Dragon Quest (Japan). Stufish create stunning visual performances with their innovative application of technical arts, and their talents now present the world premiere of SOHO. Creative team includes: director — Abigail Yeates, creative producer — Chris Hynes, choreographer — Eleni Edipidi, lighting designer — Richard Godin, original music — Peter Coyte, costume design — Abby Grewcock: working in association with The National Centre for Circus Arts.
As well as SOHO, Stufish also have The Pink Floyd Exhibition – Their Mortal Remains opening at the V&A on 13th May – Stufish taking London by storm in May 2017. SOHO - It’s not just a place, it’s a state of mind….
For further information please contact:
Deborah Goodman at DGPR
+44 (0)20 8959 9980