To label the show ‘So-ho-w-boating’ would be a fitting pun for what is a truly dazzling exhibition of circus stunts and several examples of daily life in arguably London’s prime hotspot. As described by the production company Stufish, ‘Soho is not just a place, it’s a state of mind’. Indeed, the variations and extremities illustrated are befitting of such a description tag.

 

Upon entering the auditorium at The Peacock Theatre, there is an open plan and spacious feel about the environment. Therefore comfort is no issue and one’s eyes can remain fixated on the cast’s willingess to entertain.

Whilst anticipating the start of the show, a voice on the intercom was announcing service updates on various London Underground lines. Indeed, it reflected the propensity for delays that commuters experience more times than they wish to remember! It did sound like a genuine announcement at first until the audience realised seconds later that this was a pretence for what to expect in the show. Indeed, the laughter was synchronised.

 

The stunts were highly illustrative of flexibility, adaptability and utter madness all at once. Scenes ranged from performers creating human ladders that were pure genius, to spins and loops from suspended curtains at the most acute of angles. As such The Soho Show let’s the showboating do the talking. Furthermore, the performers weren’t shy to flex their muscles for the audience!

There were cultural scenes to illustrate the diversity prevalent in present day Soho, including the plethora of Chinese restaurants. Elsewhere you will find the local nightlife, sex shops and coffee shops which are permanent hangout features of Soho.

 

It’s Oh-So-Ho is the feeling one walks away with upon conclusion of the show. The duration is perfectly timed at one hour and 55 minutes with a welcomed 20 minute break to let you absorb the swashbuckling and daring entertainment displayed.

For further information and to book to look at Soho from up to down, please visit the following site:

 

http://peacocktheatre.com/whats-on/soho/

 

 

 

 

Ranjit

About Ranjit Shergill

I love opinions whether I agree or disagree with them and as such writing presents me with the golden opportunity to share my views across a large landscape of readers. My aspiration is to draw viewership from all backgrounds, thereby reaching out to a worldwide audience. Whilst on a flight to India when I was seven years old I sang jingle bells for the whole duration of the flight. This subsequently led to my growing interests in aviation and indeed travelling. I currently work in Sports Analytics and see my job as a privilege getting to watch sport which most followers would do for free! It is safe to say that I am addicted to travelling, whether it be going on off the beaten track experiences that I endured during my trip through the backroads of Central America or going on city bike tours in glamorous settings such as the River Danube. I embrace cultural hotspots and feel that travelling combines exciting adventures with humbling life experiences. I currently reside in my hometown of Harrow in London, United Kingdom. Given that London is one of the most visited and storied cities in the world, I feel very privileged to have grown up in such an environment. !