Soho Theatre reveals political summer season

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Soho Theatre will present a new season of political productions this summer that will include a stage adaptation of Kathrine Kressmann Taylor’s novella Address Unknown, which was originally banned in 1930s Germany for exposing Nazism.

Based on correspondence between a German art dealer and his Jewish friend before the Second World War, the stage adaptation of Address Unknown by Frank Dunlop will be directed by Steve Marmion.

The show will be performed in both English and French, with the latter version starring actors Christian Clavier and Thierry Lhermitte.

There will be 1,000 tickets priced at £10 for under 26-year-olds to see the production, which runs from June 13 to July 27.

Belgian director Valentijn Dhaenens will perform his one-man multilingual show Bigmouth, which is based on famous speeches of the last 2,500 years, from July 1 to 13.

Meanwhile, political journalist Steve Richards will perform stand-up show Rock N Roll Politics from July 2 to 6 and Francesca Martinez will bring her piece What the **** is Normal?! to the venue’s downstairs space on June 18 and 19.

Marmion, artistic director of Soho Theatre, said: “I’m thrilled to announce our summer of international political performances, with a Soho twist. We are working across different languages, with new work referencing events across the globe and history, shining a light on our here and now.”