The Soft Subject (A Love Story) makes its Fringe debut
Today’s lesson is about love, heartbreak and The Little Mermaid. Chris Woodley’s autobiographical solo show The Soft Subject (A Love Story) invites us back into the classroom to learn about loss, survival, and Brazil nuts!
In this highly-energetic, pop-fuelled, heart-on-the-sleeve account, Woodley playfully explores the peaks and troughs of wanting it all in the modern world. He also asks some challenging questions about how our culture shapes our assumptions about love. This is a play about family, failure, mental health, and the fact that not all lessons can be learnt in school…
“A captivating piece of theatre […] this is a beautifully crafted script that dances through the years with a deceptive lightness of touch – quite capable of spinning on a sixpence and packing a powerful punch where and when required […] a masterpiece.” ★★★★★ Gay Times
Following a sold-out London run of its first full-length play Next Lesson in October 2015, Hyphen Theatre Company is excited to be taking its Fringe debut The Soft Subject (A Love Story) to Edinburgh in the summer of 2017. The company is a collaboration formed in 2013 between actors Esmé Patey-Ford and Chris Woodley.
The Soft Subject (A Love Story) is written and performed by Chris Woodley, developed with multi-award-winning theatre maker Agnes Wild, directed by Amy Liptrott, and produced by Hyphen Theatre Company. The show has been developed in London and Iceland with support from Shoreditch Town Hall, Greenwich Theatre and Arts Depot, and in connection with mental health charity MQ for which Chris Woodley is an Ambassador.
Venue: Assembly Hall, Baillie Room, Mound Place, Edinburgh, EH1 2LU
Time: 16:25 Running Time: 60mins
Dates: 03 – 28 August. Previews 3-4 August. No show Mon 14 August.
Tickets: Previews £6; 5 & 6, 9 & 10, 15-17, 21-24 & 28 August £9 (£12); 7 & 8, 11-13, 18-20, 25-27 August £11 (£10)
Bookings: assemblyfestival.com, 0131 623 3030 or Assembly box offices at Assembly Hall and Assembly Roxy, Assembly George Square, Assembly Checkpoint and Assembly Rooms