Opening production announced for brand new West End Theatre @sohoplace

It has been announced that the opening production of @sohoplace will be the New Vic’s much acclaimed production Marvellous, directed by Theresa Heskins. The production will run 15 October – 26 November 2022.

The New Vic theatre is the oldest purpose built, in-the-round theatre in the UK and @sohoplace is the first new West End theatre in 50 years, with a flexible, 602-seat auditorium, purpose built and opening in-the-round.

Marvellous is the joyful, inspiring true story of Neil ‘Nello’ Baldwin who, defying all expectations, has led and continues to lead, the most amazing life.

Growing up in the 1950’s in less enlightened times, Neil Baldwin was not expected to be a success. But Neil decided he was destined to do wonderful things and that his life was going to be marvellous. And it is.

He hitchhiked across the country, became a famous clown, got an honorary degree from Keele University, was appointed Stoke City’s legendary kit man, appeared on the Queen’s New Year Honours list and accepted a BAFTA award for the film made about his life. A friend to anyone he meets, he became a local hero and an inspiration to the world. A reminder to us all not to let anything stand in the way of your dreams, just go out and make them happen.

The show is performed by a talented company including neuro-divergent actors.

BSL interpreted performance: Wed 16 November, 2.30pm Audio described performance: Thurs 17 November, 7.30pm Relaxed performance: Wed 23 November, 2.30pm Captioned performance: Fri 25 November, 7.30pm