Runtime: 1h 15m
First seen at the Royal Exchange in 2021 and at the Traverse during last year’s Edinburgh Fringe, it’s good to see London getting a bite of this bittersweet love story. It’s a tour de force for Lauryn Redding, who writes, composes, and performs a piece of solo gig theatre that fizzes with the joys and agonies of first love. When Elle meets Evie in an Oldham chip shop, it’s love at first sight. But Evie’s a posh girl, and Elle comes from a close-knit working-class community. Soon, class and tensions around identity are ensuring that the path of true love is not running smoothly. But this 90-minute show certainly does. It’s gorgeous, irresistible stuff, very craftily put together.
After a sell-out run during the 2022 Edinburgh Festival Fringe, the award-winning Bloody Elle comes to Soho Theatre. Eve’s eyes are green like guacamole, she has posh-hair and a freckle on her chin and when she puts her hand on Elle’s arm… This heart-warming and belly-achingly funny story is stuffed full of those stomach-flipping-time-stopping moments, a touch, a glance, a kiss, that everyone will recognise. Set to an original live score that builds loops and layers of sound to make you feel like there is a ten-piece band on stage, audiences are transported to a sweaty, packed out gig in the back of a pub or a 10,000 seat arena. Original production made in association with Rebel Productions. Age Recommendation: 14+