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Wendy Hoose Coming To Soho Theatre This April/May

March 31, 2016

A press release:





Co-directed by Johnny McKnight and Robert Softley Gale

Tues 12 Apr – Sat 7 May 2016, 7.30pm, Thu & Sat matinees 3pm

Soho Theatre

Press night: Thu 14 April

Tickets: £10 – £20

Two twenty-somethings looking for love in all the wrong places.

The creative forces of leading Scottish theatre companies Birds of Paradise and Random Accomplice come together to bring their award-winning and brilliantly funny sex comedy, Wendy Hoose, to Soho Theatre.

“rude, ribald and hilariously off-colour.” ★★★★ The Guardian

A contemporary comedy starring James Young and Amy Conachan, Wendy Hoose explores the dilemmas of body image, disability, sex and love in the fickle and flirty world of online dating. The story of two young people looking for love in all the wrong places, Wendy Hoose follows Laura and Jake’s late night quest for sex; Friday night drunken sex with no strings attached. Narrated by a volley of sexting and deadpan commentary from a satirical audio-describer, Wendy Hoose is a romantic-comedy navigating the twists and turns of true love, or in this case just sex, in the modern age of dating.

“unstintingly well acted, totally on the mark and painfully funny” ★★★★ The Herald

Placing disabled artists and underrepresented actors on Soho Theatre’s largest stage, Wendy Hoose presents the realities of disability from a modern and honest perspective. Co-directed by Johnny McKnight of Random Accomplice and Birds of Paradise’s Artistic Director Robert Softley Gale, this frank production paves the way for Gale’s new co-leadership of the company at its first visit to Soho Theatre and sees the return of Random Accomplice for a second time since Promises Promises in 2010. Following performances on tour across Scotland and at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe last year, the production comes to Soho Theatre before touring across Spain, Brazil and China.

The production is presented as part of A Nation’s Theatre Festival and celebrates the breadth and variety of theatre being made across the UK.

All performances include audio description, BSL and animated surtitles in the comedic style of the production. Wendy Hoose contains strong language and scenes of a sexual nature.

Watch the trailer here:


Winner of the Edinburgh49 Certificate of Distinctive & Memorable Theatre 2014

Nominated for the Critics Award for Theatre in Scotland – Best Technical Presentation 2014

Runner-Up for the Edinburgh Fringe Award to Promote Disabled Access 2015


Laura Steele / / 020 7478 0128

Lornette Harley / / 020 7478 0142

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