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The Soho Theatre at 50

November 23, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

To mark the 50th anniversary of London’s renowned Soho Theatre, the University of Westminster has invited its co-founder, and original artistic director, Fred Proud to direct a reading of the theatre’s very first production – Friedrich Dürrenmatt’s One Autumn Evening. The play is a darkly comic thriller which examines where the responsibilities of the artist begin and end.

The reading takes place in the ‘reclaimed’ Soho Poly basement, which became Soho Theatre’s home throughout the 1970s and 80s. Here, through its pioneering model of ‘lunchtime theatre’, it helped to launch the careers of actors, writers and directors such as Pam Gems, David Edgar, Timberlake Wertenbaker, Bob Hoskins and Barrie Keeffe. To be followed by an interview with Fred Proud, and a drinks reception.

This event will take place between 1:00pm and 3:30pm on Friday 23 November.

Photograph by Nobby Clark, courtesy of ArenaPAL1

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Contact email address

morrisma@wmin.ac.uk

Booking required?

Yes


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Date:
November 23
Time:
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Website:
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-soho-theatre-at-50-tickets-48588889677

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To mark the 50th anniversary of London’s Soho Theatre, its co-founder Fred Proud directs a reading of the inaugural production, Friedrich Dürrenmatt’s 'One Autumn Evening', in the reclaimed Soho Poly basement. Followed by an interview with Proud, and drinks.
Is booking required?
Yes
Contact email address
morrisma@wmin.ac.uk
Event partners
N/A
Region
London
City/town
London
Accessibility information
Unfortunately, the venue does not have disabled access. However, we will be live-streaming the event.
Image copyright information
Fred Proud. Photograph by Nobby Clark, courtesy of ArenaPAL

Venue

‘Soho Poly’ basement
Meet: 4–12 Little Titchfield Street
London, W1W 7BY United Kingdom
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Accessibility information
Unfortunately, the venue does not have disabled access. However, we will be live-streaming the event.
Website:
https://www.westminster.ac.uk/law-society-and-popular-culture/projects/the-soho-poly-project