Soho Theatre announces new season

Soho Theatre has announced its autumn season that includes a site-specific re-interpretation of Puccini’s opera Madam Butterfly and play I Heart Peterborough, which will transfer from this year’s Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Finding Butterfly is adapted and directed by Stephen Tiller with musical direction from Andrew Charity and will show in October. I Heart Peterborough, a new play about growing up gay in the city, is written by Joel Horwood.

Returning horror season Terror will also feature on the programme from October to November, which includes cabaret performances and plays that aim to “terrify and thrill” the audience.

Metta Theatre’s Arab Nights, a collection of short plays by six writers from the Middle East about the recent Arab spring, is to show from November to December. The production includes live music and puppetry, promising to be an “Arabian Nights for a modern age”.

A total of 16 comedy and cabaret performances also feature on the bill, including Pajama Men: Improv Show in September, which transfers from the West End, and David Baddiel’s first full stand-up set in 15 years in October.

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