God of Soho

Chris Hannan

God of Soho

In heaven a thief steals the gods' divinity, whilst here on earth, some fetish items have been stolen from a reality television star. Set in Essex, Chris Hannan's comedy-drama is laden with both filthy language and dirty content. 2.0 out of 5 based on 11 reviews
God of Soho

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Location London - South Bank
Venue Shakespeare's Globe
Director Raz Shaw
Cast Miranda Foster, Phil Daniels, Richard Clews, Edward Hogg, Sarita Piotrowski, Michael Camp, Beatriz Romilly, Jade Williams, Emma Pierson, Iris Roberts Will Mannering
From August 2011
Until September 2011
Box Office 02074019919
 

In heaven a thief steals the gods' divinity, whilst here on earth, some fetish items have been stolen from a reality television star. Set in Essex, Chris Hannan's comedy-drama is laden with both filthy language and dirty content.

Reviews

Time Out

Nina Caplan

The casting is superb... and it's clear that director Raz Shaw, an ex-gambling addict, knows a thing or two about toxic patterns of behaviour. Best of all, though, is Hannan's writing, which is dense, beautiful and shit-spattered - rather like Soho.

04/09/2007

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The Guardian

Maddy Costa

At heart, this is a soppy play, a plea for more romance, more gentleness, more humanity in our dealings with each other. But Hannan conceals that soppiness beneath a clipped, aggressive, scatological language that invites winningly vivacious performances

01/09/2007

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The Independent

Paul Taylor

Chris Hannan has revealed that, when Dominic Dromgoole invited him to write a play for Shakespeare's Globe, he spent a couple of years resisting. Having seen The God of Soho, I fear it might have been wiser for him to go on holding out.

04/09/2007

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The Independent on Sunday

Kate Bassett

Hannan manifests some freewheeling boldness, but most of his script is bemusingly garbled. Director Raz Shaw resorts to kitsch spectacular parades

03/09/2007

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The Evening Standard

Henry Hitchings

The God of Soho doesn't fit this space... it presents a succession of half-developed ideas and asks a huge amount of the committed cast.

01/09/2007

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The Financial Times

Alex Newman

A hectic, occasionally funny and at times self-defeating affair

05/09/2007

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The Daily Telegraph

Charles Spencer

The sprawling chaos of both play and production is a shame, because the issues are timely and some of the performances excellent

04/09/2007

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The Stage

Ben Dowell

There is rarely a moment where Hannan does not want to deck his stage in women in lingerie, bondage gear or men dancing in hotpants. My guess is for want of ideas.

01/09/2007

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The Daily Mail

Quentin Letts

I have never seen the Globe so empty - particularly after the interval

31/08/2007

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The Observer

Rachel Cooke

ITV3 as styled by an ex-drama student who once, long ago, hurriedly read Euripides.

03/09/2007

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The Times

Libby Purves

It never flowers. There was some laughing, a faint groundling cheer after a prolonged bad-sex scene. The Globe audience is patient and loyal. But the response was muted, even in the age group who laugh at anything.

04/09/2007

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