Andrew Doyle shares his contempt for his Vox Pop team members

Last Sunday night I found myself at the very top of the Eiffel Tower, forcing my way through jostling throngs to get a better view of the Seine.  The Eiffel Tower is a large monument in Paris, France, which was made famous by the 1985 film “A View To A Kill” in which Grace Jones jumps off the top with a parachute to escape the clutches of Roger Moore.

The ticket office had clearly admitted far too many tourists.  We could barely move up there, and the situation was not improved by the ear-splitting alarm that suddenly reverberated throughout the viewing balcony.  There was an audible collective intake of breath from the tourists, who knew full well that if a fire had broken out there would be no chance of survival.  Unlike Grace Jones, we had not had the foresight to bring parachutes. 

Worse still, there was the very real possibility of a terrorist attack, especially considering that this day marked the one hundredth anniversary of the Titanic disaster.  As all educated people know, the sinking of the Titanic was one of Al-Qaeda’s most devastating blows to Western civilisation. 

It was at this point that the director of our Vox Pop team, Dan Herd, phoned to inform me of the outcome of the public vote on the nabokov website.  The public had voted overwhelmingly in favour of the Spanish Prostitute news story.  This, they felt, was more in need of a theatrical response than uranium enrichment in Iran, the victims of rendition to Libya, security concerns at the Olympic Games, or the continued erosion of civil liberties by the coalition government. 

This is precisely why I do not believe in democracy.

Dan was annoyed that I had been unable to make the meeting in person, and that I had instead been, as he put it, “gallivanting around the continent”.  Over the course of this week I have discovered that this kind of brusque, boorish sentiment is not untypical of Mr Herd.  But more of that later.

Now a lesser writer would be daunted by the prospect of writing to such a strict deadline.  Thankfully, I am up to the task.  I believe it was George Bernard Shaw who said “any play that takes more than a week to write is not worth writing”.   (Well, he may not have said exactly those words, but he’s long dead and unlikely to sue.)

Our team consists of two actors (Rosie Wyatt and Harry McEntire), a group of minstrels known as Jonny and the Baptists, and the aforementioned Mr Herd.   I would like to be able to say that the collaborative process has been a pleasure, and that working with such a diverse range of artists has been an intellectually and emotionally stimulating experience.  But that would be dishonest.  These people really are a lot of hard work. 

Against all the odds, I managed to produce a rough draft of a script in time for our first rehearsal on Tuesday.  To say that the group failed to appreciate the brilliance of my work is to understate the case enormously.  They just didn’t get it.  I had written a layered, nuanced, moving piece that defied all known modern conventions of British theatre.  It was a kind of mini-masterpiece, a devastating deconstruction of societal norms and sexual rectitude, an extravaganza of blood, bile, and broken dreamsAt the risk of sounding arrogant, it was easily as good as anything written by Pinter. 

So when Dan suggested that I, in fact, “couldn’t write for shit”, I was most disgruntled. 

To be fair, people often find me intimidating, and their reaction is usually one of unmitigated hostility.  It’s probably a combination of my artistic prowess and my chiselled good looks.  Also, I wonder whether deep down Dan realises that in taking on one of my scripts he is clearly out of his depth. 

There’s also undoubtedly a certain degree of sexual tension.  I mean, Dan claims to be “straight” but I think if we’re being honest we all know that heterosexuality is a hoax. 

By Wednesday, Jonny and the Baptists had written a number of songs and incorporated them into the piece.  They have, effectively, sabotaged the whole project.  I will not mince my words as they have minced my script.  There comes a time when one has to take a stand. 

Now I love music as much as the next man.  I was once introduced to Adamski at a cocktail party.  But music has its place, and that place is about a million miles away from groundbreaking, subversive theatre.  (Also, Jonny’s comments about my supposed sexual predilection for crayfish were so wide of the mark that I shan’t waste my breath on a retort.)

And as for the “actor” Harry McEntire, I am not for one moment fooled by his cherubic, embryonic face.  Within that tiny chest beats the heart of a spiteful egomaniac, insanely jealous of my superior talents.  He has attempted to undermine me at every turn, and has even insisted in delivering his lines in a Scottish accent.  It will not do. 

But I will not be browbeaten.  My parents didn’t spend all those years lashing me with cheese wire for nothing.  I am made of stern stuff indeed, and I am confident that this Sunday’s audience will ultimately be able to see through these various attempts to destroy my play.  Beneath the vulgar veneer of music, slapstick, and unnecessarily regionalised characterisations, the sensitive viewer will discern the bare bones of a theatrical tour de force. 

I know that I am better than this. And, as the only Catholic in the group, I will at least have the consolation of eternal salvation.

Send my regards to Satan, bitches.

 

VOX POP

22 April 2012 // Time 6pm

Soho Theatre // Dean Street // London // W1D 3NE // Closest Tube: Tottenham Ct Rd / Leicester Sq.

Tickets // Price £10 // 020 7478 0100, www.sohotheatre.com

 

Josh Roche explains why when it comes to weird smut, only puppets will do...

Puppets with beer guts and gambling addictions

As a puppet virgin my experience of puppets was fairly bland. It’s limited to Team America: World Police or, for the more retro-cool – Thunderbirds and those Papier Mache Tracy Island models that some of us made when Blue Peter still ruled the roost. In other forms the comfortable friendliness of the glove puppet has brought solace to many, not to forget the harrowing Punch and Judy shows which are still very much in vogue in Weston Super-Mere.

However in recent years the puppet has come out of his box even further. Handspring Puppetry Company are fairly credited as the engine behind the phenomenal success of Warhorse – and if you’re unsure as to whether this is true, you need only go and watch the movie. Blind Summit have recently created yet another hit with The Table, which lets us into the existential crisis of Bunraku puppet Moses. The Table started at the Edinburgh Festival and has since been shown at the Soho Theatre.

However the big unanswered question has always been where are the puppets who swear, drink and fart in bed?

Boris and Sergey, two immigrant criminal ‘confidence tricksters’ from eastern Europe, are the creation of Flabbergast Theatre, a company that’s taking puppets out of Tracy Island and Michael Morpurgo novels and placing them in cabaret bars and poker pits. They’re rude, devious, motivated solely by greed and leather-to-leather lust.

So you can imagine their delight when Spanish hookers popped up!

Working with Flabbergast and Annabel Wigoder has all but converted me. When union action gets involved with the wet and sticky bodily fluids of hedge fund managers and market analysts, the situation has clearly become too odd, admirable and bizarre to be portrayed by anything other than a sarcastic lump of leather with far more attitude than sense...

VOX POP

22 April 2012 // Time 6pm

Soho Theatre // Dean Street // London // W1D 3NE // Closest Tube: Tottenham Ct Rd / Leicester Sq.

Tickets // Price £10 // 020 7478 0100, www.sohotheatre.com

Katie Bonna shares the strange life of the Vox Pop artist

Two Underground staff have just leapt, American cop drama style, onto my carriage; the woman seemingly watching the door, whilst the heavy set man rifles carefully through a backpack apparently left on the train and posing a threat. A woman on the nearest seat to him leans away and pulls a sort of ‘Oh dear’ face at the woman opposite her. This seems to me an entirely ineffectual way in which to prevent death by bomb. This dramatic Northern Line moment, however, is probably the most involved in the rest of the world that I have been for the last week. In anticipation of our Nabokov Vox Pop challenge I spent the three days leading up to it deep in rewrites of my Edinburgh show, Dirty Great Love Story, which I am penning with fellow poet and playwright Richard Marsh. Since we were given the news of our Spanish sex strike story on Sunday night, I have felt slightly guilty even sleeping, time tugging at my sleeve like an annoying younger brother who won’t piss off when you tell him to. I can quite confidently say that I have never written this much this quickly before.

I am currently trying to work out what object links the Spanish recession to prostitution, what object distills this relationship? Is it a can of Coke or a matchstick? A €10 note or an eyelet in a Converse trainer? It is something, or at least it has to be something by tomorrow - my self-appointed deadline for redrafts. Maybe it’s one of those bath radios shaped like a duck. It’s probably not a bath radio shaped like a duck.

Justin Audibert, who’s directing, has been fantastic. He’s a busy man as the new Resident Director at the National and deservedly so. The process so far has involved me knocking a few ideas his way, like random sex industry themed ping pong balls, him knocking some back, me writing some very bad poetry, followed by some better poetry, followed by Justin’s excellent dramaturgy which helped me write some acceptable poetry and now (hardly magically but still excitingly) we have a little piece. This, on day three, is a massive relief. I still have to learn it rehearse it and ultimately perform it, though, so there’ll be no celebratory clinking of pint glasses quite yet.

I’m launching a new poetry event tomorrow in South London, Pyjama Poetry, which is a sort of adventure in listening with poems and surprises chucked in. I’m not allowed to think about that till tomorrow, though, having discovered that multi-thinking is not the way to be productive this week. It leads to sleeplessness and excessive caffeine consumption, both of which lead to bad rhymes. I rhymed ‘this’ with ‘this’ at one point last night, that was when I decided to go to bed. For this reason, I am living by the timer function on my phone and allotting specific times to each activity I undertake. And here we are at Leicester Square, which means that it is time for my blogging to cease. Wish me luck in my quest for significant objects......could it be a cut price Easter Egg?

 

The first of the Vox Pop teams...

We're very excited to start announcing our devastatingly talented teams for the second edition of Vox Pop on Sunday April 22nd at the Soho theatre.

We'll be announcing the teams over the next couple of days, so keep your eyes peeled for the exciting talent on offer.

Team 1: Justin Audibert and Katie Bonna

Justin Audibert is the current recipient of the National Theatre Studio’s Emerging Director Bursary and Education Associate Practitioner for the Royal Shakespeare Company.

As a director, his own productions include: The Tempest (RSC, ‘Shakespeare in a Suitcase’ edited by Ben Power) Mojo (RSC, Hampstead): Future Regrets (RSC, Live Theatre Newcastle): Company along the Mile (West Yorkshire Playhouse/Arcola/The Lowry); Kings Cross Voices (ArtsEd, London) Armley: the Musical (Interplay/I Love West Leeds Festival) and Born Abroad (West Yorkshire Playhouse).

From January 20009 to August 2011 he was Assistant Director on the Long Ensemble at the Royal Shakespeare Company, where he has assisted Lucy Bailey (Julius Caesar), Gregory Doran (Twelfth Night, Morte D'Arthur), and David Farr and Filter on Silence.

Katie Bonna is an actress, playwright and poet. She is Resident Poet at the Balham Bowls Club, where she creates word installations and runs her new adventure poetry night, Pyjama Poetry. She is an Associate Artist at Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds and a member of Dirty Hands Poetry Collective. Catch her this Summer performing Dirty Great Love Story, a poetic comedy written with Richard Marsh, at Latitude Festival and the Pleasance in Edinburgh as part of the Festival Fringe. Follow her on Twitter @KatieBonna.

Tickets from http://www.sohotheatre.com/whats-on/vox-pop

And don't forget to vote!

http://nabokov.typepad.com/newsblog/2012/04/the-vox-pop-vote-is-now-open.html

 


The Vox Pop vote is now open!

Oh yes ladies and gentlemen it’s time to vote for the Vox Pop story!

We have a mouth-watering line up of artists ready and waiting to create work directly in response to what you feel is the most urgent story on the news agenda.

Here’s how it works:

Below are four links to four current news stories listed A to E.

All you have to do is read them, then pick the one you think feels most urgent or of most interest to you, and then send us an e-mail saying either A, B, C, D or E (depending on your choice) to:

hello@nabokov-online.com 

Or just tweet us A, B, C, D or E at @nabokovtheatre 

Whichever story gets the most votes will be chosen.  

The voting closes at 5.00pm on Sunday 15 April 

The winner will be announced and given to our artists on Sunday 15 April and they will then have exactly seven days to create their pieces before they are performed live at the Soho Theatre on Sunday 22 April.

So get voting, and then get booking and we’ll see you there! 

The Stories 

A - From The Telegraph: Olympics: Boat Race protest swimmer Trenton Oldfield 'serves as a reminder of Olympic Games threat’

Click here to read

B - From The Guardian: Rendition ordeal that raises new questions about secret trials

Click here to read 

C - From The Independent: Grassroot activists vent their anger over threat to civil liberties posed by 'Big Brother' proposals 

Click here to read

D - From The Guardian: Iran nuclear talks: west demands closure of Fordo underground facility 

Click  here to read

E - From The Daily Mail: A national sex strike! Spain's 'high-class hookers refuse to sleep with bankers until they open up credit lines to cash-strapped families'

Click here to read

 

VOX POP

22 April 2012 // Time 6pm

Soho Theatre // Dean Street // London // W1D 3NE // Closest Tube: Tottenham Ct Rd / Leicester Sq.

Tickets // Price £10 // 020 7478 0100, www.sohotheatre.com

Vox Pop / 2 - Sunday 22 April

Vox Pop:  

Pronunciation: /vɒks ˈpɒp/ noun [mass noun] / British informal /

Meaning: the voice of the people; popular opinion.

Arthur-VP
It is back, and it’s looking right at you!

Vox Pop collides writers and multi-dsiciplinary artists head on, challenging the UK’s most exciting emerging talent to respond to what the public decides is the most important story on the news agenda.

Here’s how it works:

From Sunday 8 April we’ll be asking you to vote online for what you consider to be the hottest topic of the moment.  

On Sunday 15 April our artists will be presented with your decision.

Then they’ll have just 7 days to create pieces of work in response before they are performed live at the awesome Cabaret Space at The Soho Theatre!

Get ready for a night of theatrical innovation in the heart of the capital.

Line up to be announced soon!

 

VOX POP

Sunday 22 April // Time 6pm

Soho Theatre // Dean Street // London // W1D 3NE // Closest Tube: Tottenham Ct Rd / Leicester Sq.

Tickets // Price £10 // 020 7478 0100, www.sohotheatre.com

Vox Pop is tonight!

The toughest creative challenge in town is nearly upon us. Our artists have had a week to come up with a response to the story you chose. That story was:

The Trader who Lifted the lid on what the City Really Thinks...

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/people/news/the-trader-who-lifted-the-lid-on-what-the-city-really-thinks-2361431.html

Our incredible teams of artists this time round are:

TEAM ONE
Director- Charlotte Bennett
Writer- Gabriel Bisset-Smith
Music- Gwilym Gold

Cast:
Christian Contreras
Sammy Kissin
Phillip Langhorne
Sam Wilkin

TEAM TWO
Director – Sam Pritchard
Writer – James Graham
The Fitrovia Radio Hour

Cast:
Phoebe Waller Bridge
Michael Shelford
Jon Edgley Bond
Dan Starkey

TEAM THREE
Director – Jack Lowe
Writer – Evan Placey
Sound – Jo Walker
Video/Lighting – Megan Murphy

Cast:
Reuben Johnson
Katie McGuinness
Ony Uhiara
Russell Woodhead

TEAM FOUR
Director – Joe Murphy
Writer – Ella Hickson
Projection – Greg Wohead

Cast:
Rosie Wyatt

Vox Pop - 7.45pm (90 mins) - Monday 10th October
Soho Theatre
21 Dean Street
London
W1D 3NE

Tickets are £10 only from:
http://www.sohotheatre.com/whats-on/vox-pops/
or 020 7478 0100

Evan Placey battles illness...nobody said Vox Pop was gonna be easy...

I'm knackered. I feel like I've given birth to a small child that was only conceived the day before it was born. But with the relief of a script written, it's now the director's turn to get anxious and I can get some sleep. While post-labour I'm finding it tricky to make coherent sentences for a blog post...

Perhaps a recap?

After an enthusiastic start with my director Jack on Monday night, I found myself spending much of Tuesday staring out my window.

Wednesday was when the fingers started going and the typing started to happen. Wednesday was also the day that I came down with something. This put the typing to an abrupt stop and I went to bed at 5pm. Have you ever gone to bed at 5pm? It's amazing. People are still at work then, making important decisions, trading big money, and others like me are not at work, and are not making important decisions or money and are blissfully curled up in a duvet with cold lemsip on the bedside table.

So did this bout of illness bring inspiration?

No. But it did allow me to put off writing the rest of it for another day.

Thursday I awoke still feeling horrible (maybe it was a psychological condition brought on by the sudden end of the October summer) but fuelled with drugs and vitamins forced myself to get to work without leaving my bed – breaking my rule of never doing work in the bedroom.

It's amazing what a combination of vitamin B, vitamin C, paracetamol, and vegetarian-replacement of fish oil will produce in one's writing...

Well I can't really remember what it produced. But I guess we'll see on Monday.

So as the day wore on, I checked my email to find Jack had emailed the cast to say a full script would be with them by 10pm. I'm not sure if this was a time I'd said I'd be done or had agreed to in an ill stupor, but there's nothing to get a writer writing than a deadline. And at 9:56pm, I finished. And then I slept again.

Needless to say when I woke up, I felt much better. Nothing like the weight of a script of the chest to begin healing the pain.

VOX POP

10 October 2011 // Time 7:45pm

Soho Theatre // Dean Street // London // W1D 3NE // Closest Tube: Tottenham Ct Rd / Leicester Sq.

Tickets // Price TBC // 020 7478 0100, www.sohotheatre.com

 

Vox Pop - Full line up of artists announced

With just three days to go and tensions rising the toughest creative challenge in town is in full swing. Check out our incredible teams of artists and their fantastic casts:

TEAM ONE
Director- Charlotte Bennett
Writer- Gabriel Bisset-Smith
Music- Gwilym Gold

Cast:
Christian Contreras
Sammy Kissin
Phillip Langhorne
Sam Wilkin

TEAM TWO
Director – Sam Pritchard
Writer – James Graham
The Fitzrovia Radio Hour

Cast:
Phoebe Waller Bridge
Hugh Skinner
Jon Edgley Bond
TBC

TEAM THREE
Director – Jack Lowe
Writer – Evan Placey
Sound – Jo Walker
Video/Lighting – Megan Murphy

Cast:
Reuben Johnson
Katie McGuinness
Ony Uhiara
Russell Woodhead

TEAM FOUR
Director – Joe Murphy
Writer – Ella Hickson
Projection – Greg Wohead

Cast:
Rosie Wyatt

VOX POP

10 October 2011 // Time 7:45pm

Soho Theatre // Dean Street // London // W1D 3NE // Closest Tube: Tottenham Ct Rd / Leicester Sq.

Tickets // Price TBC // 020 7478 0100, www.sohotheatre.com

 

James Graham shares his early morning thought process...

 

I’m on a train so early that it’s dark outside. Got on it at 6.27am from Sheffield and I don’t have enough cash in my wallet to buy a breakfast bap from the nice East Midland Trains lady, so it’s just a coffee for me and I’m a bit sad about that.
 
I’ve dedicated this journey to working out how the hell I’m going to respond to the VOX POP stimulus. In order to research this I’ve had to pay East Midlands Trains £4.00 to get on their wifi and have made a mental note to put this in as expenses for my tax return and in so doing have just realised I won’t be doing that tax return until January 2013, and that makes me a bit sad I suppose, it seems so futuristic and far away and I have a real problem with time passing and getting old, and my God I’m realising that 6.42 in the morning on a train when it’s dark outside is probably not the best time to blog. Oh well.
 
The things that have struck me while researching the stimulus – City Trader speaks his mind – is ideas around him breaking a code by talking about this stuff; people think this stuff in the City but no one says it publicly, he’s broken some kind of trust, the first rule of fight club etc. Also, something about him being a ‘day trader’, not an institutional trader so essentially he’s not part of the club, he’s doing this on his own, by himself, at home. An outsider? Attention seeking? Desperate?
 
He has no privacy settings on his facebook profile so I’ve been on that, and thought about posting something on his wall but can’t think of anything funny or interesting.
 
Man or woman behind me typing SO LOUDLY on his or her laptop – is that the new ‘smacking your lips while you eat’ train faux pas? Listen, I’m typing and you can’t hear me can you, my fingers are gracing the keys so elegantly and quietly, yhy are you smashing your keyboard so thuggishly, as if you’re saying to the whole train LOOK AT ME I’M TYPING AT 6.51 IN THE MORNING THEREFORE I MUST BE IMPORTANT AND SUCCESSFUL, I’M TYPING DAMMIT.TYPING!
 
I’m going to write my piece tonight and tomorrow morning, I expect. But I don’t know what it will be like yet, what form it will take, what style, its length, who’ll be in it and why. Pressure for these things to be funny and biting and cynical I think. Maybe instead I’ll try something sincere. Heartfelt. Or just a knob gag. Dunno.

VOX POP

10 October 2011 // Time 7:45pm

Soho Theatre // Dean Street // London // W1D 3NE // Closest Tube: Tottenham Ct Rd / Leicester Sq.

Tickets // Price TBC // 020 7478 0100, www.sohotheatre.com

 

Vox Pop is under way!

Below is the first contribution from our artists to our blog about the week of madness that is Vox Pop. But first, facing stiff competition, the story that won is....

B - The Trader who Lifted the lid on what the City Really Thinks!

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/people/news/the-trader-who-lifted-the-lid-on-what-the-city-really-thinks-2361431.html

 

Here, Jack Lowe explains the process of starting the process...

It’s exactly 168 hours, 10,080 minutes and 604,800 seconds until we begin the first ever audience led show from Nabokov – VOXPOP. The votes are in but Paul isn’t letting us know whether it’s A,B,C,D until the exact moment when the clock hits 19:45. What a purist. And we’ve gathered in a small corner of the Soho bar – and there’s a really exciting group of writers, directors, musicians and projection artists sat in a circle. I’m sat in shorts (short ones) and we discuss how the week is going to work.

Paul: So Jack & Even Who’s your cross art form collaborator?

Jack: Er…we’re kind of waiting to see what the story is…I think we’ve a cluster of people who’re up for it.

Evan: Yep we’re going to wait and see.

Paul: Ah. Ok let me know as soon as possible!

The pressure is well and truly on, punctuated by the fact it’s well and truly the last day summer. We head downstairs to see the new space Soho Downstairs. It’s a crazy space, full of possibilities. And we’re looking forward to exploring it all.
After announcing option B has gathered the most interest, Evan and I head upstairs and start riffing on ideas with pencils in exactly the same style of notepad from ryman’s (a good omen). We’re drafting over the next few days and starting to piece together ideas. We think it’s going to explore a sense of what a LIVE broadcast means in terms of rules for content. And we’re pretty sure it’s going to involve playing around with live video feed. But it’s all very up in the air. Evan is showing me something this evening and we’re going to evolve, shape and grow it into something from there. See you in 6 days!

 

The Vox Pop vote is now open!

Oh yes ladies and gentlemen it’s time to vote for the first EVER Vox Pop story!

We have a mouth-watering line up of artists ready and waiting to create work directly in response to what you feel is the most urgent story on the news agenda!

Here’s how it works:

Below are four links to four current news stories listed A to B.

All you have to do is read them, then pick the one you think feels most urgent or of most interest to you, and then send us an e-mail saying either A, B, C or D (depending on your choice) to:

hello@nabokov-online.com

Whichever story gets the most votes will be chosen.  

The voting closes at 5.00pm on Monday October 3rd.

The winner will be announced and given to our artists on Monday 3rd October and they will then have exactly seven days to create their pieces before they are performed live at the Soho Theatre on Monday 10th October.

So get voting, and then get booking and we’ll see you there! 

The Stories

A - France is in Denial as Fragile Banks add to Economic Woes 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/business/2011/sep/29/france-banks-unemployment-debt-growth

B - The Trader who Lifted the lid on what the City Really Thinks

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/people/news/the-trader-who-lifted-the-lid-on-what-the-city-really-thinks-2361431.html

C - CERN Scientists ‘break the speed of light’

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/8782895/CERN-scientists-break-the-speed-of-light.html

D - Orwell Prize Accuses Johann Hari of Plagiarism

http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/2011/sep/27/johann-hari-fresh-plagiarism-allegations

 

VOX POP

10 October 2011 // Time TBC

Soho Theatre // Dean Street // London // W1D 3NE // Closest Tube: Tottenham Ct Rd / Leicester Sq.

Tickets // Price TBC // 020 7478 0100, www.sohotheatre.com

 

Vox Pop Writers Announced!

Oh yes we can now reveal the mouth wateringly exciting line up of writers for our brand new Vox Pop event! 

Drum roll please…

 

    Ella Hickson 

    James Graham

    Evan Placey

    Gabriel Bisset-Smith

 

Next week we'll be asking you to vote on what you think is the most important story on the news agenda and then these writers will have just seven days to write pieces of work in response!

And as if that wasn’t exciting enogh, watch this space because we will be announcing the directors and multi-disciplinary artists who will be collaborating with this disgustingly talented group of writers very soon!

 

VOX POP

10 October 2011 // Time TBC

Soho Theatre // Dean Street // London // W1D 3NE // Closest Tube: Tottenham Ct Rd / Leicester Sq.

Tickets // Price TBC // 020 7478 0100, www.sohotheatre.com

Vox Pop - 10 October 2011

 

Vox Pop:  

Pronunciation: /vɒks ˈpɒp/ noun [mass noun] / British informal /

Meaning: the voice of the people; popular opinion.

Arts Club_May09_025 There’s a new challenge in town, and it’s looking right at you!

Vox Pop challenges the UK’s most exciting emerging talent to respond to what the public decides is the most important story on the news agenda.

Here’s how it works:

From Monday 26 September we’ll be asking you to vote online for what you consider to be the hottest topic of the moment.  

On Monday 3 October our artists will be presented with your decision.

Then they’ll have just 7 days to create pieces of work in response before they are performed live at the brand new Cabaret Space at The Soho Theatre!

Get ready for a night of theatrical innovation in the heart of the capital.

Line up to be announced soon!

 

VOX POP

10 October 2011 // Time TBC

Soho Theatre // Dean Street // London // W1D 3NE // Closest Tube: Tottenham Ct Rd / Leicester Sq.

Tickets // Price TBC // 020 7478 0100, www.sohotheatre.com