Circus Meets Street in SOHO, Coming to The Peacock This May

Circus Meets Street in SOHO, Coming to The Peacock This MayThe 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. (Press night: Wednesday 10 May at 7.30pm.)

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.

Watch a trailer for the show below!


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.

IF YOU GO:

SOHO

Saturday 6 May - Saturday 20 May 2017
Press night: Wednesday 10 May at 7.30pm

At THE PEACOCK Portugal St, London WC2A 2HT

Performances:
Tuesday - Saturday at 7.30pm
Saturday matinee at 2.30pm
Sunday performances at 2pm and 6pm

Tickets: £25 - £35
Ticket Office: 020 7863 8222 or www.peacocktheatre.com

Stufish: Architecture, Design and Production under one roof on a global scale. Their work for world famous artists and acts redefines the live show experience and has allowed this studio to become the leading practitioners of the complete show delivery package.

As entertainment Architects, Stufish delivers every element from designing the building and set to show creation and production

Sadler's Wells: World-leading dance house, committed to producing, commissioning and presenting new works and to bringing the best international and UK dance to London and worldwide audiences. Under the Artistic Directorship of Alistair Spalding, the theatre's acclaimed year-round programme spans dance of every kind, from contemporary to flamenco, Bollywood to ballet, salsa to street dance and tango to tap. Sadler's Wells supports 16 Associate Artists, three Resident Companies, an Associate Company and three International Associate Companies. It also nurtures the next generation of talent through research and development, running the National Youth Dance Company and a range of programmes including Wild Card, New Wave Associates, Open Art Surgery and Summer University.

Photo Credit: Kristina Kashtanova

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