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Soho Boy (LAMBCO Productions) 

By | Published on Wednesday 17 August 2022

The all singing, all dancing ‘Soho Boy’ is a new musical by Paul Emelion-Daly. This one-man show touches on themes of queer male identity and everything that comes along with it. The narrative follows Spencer, who lives in Camden, works in retail and is looking for love. His first love to be exact. Although the lighting and sound leave much to be desired, Owen Dennis’s charming portrayal of Spencer is a shining light throughout, and the performance is packed with new songs that may not be catchy enough to get stuck in your head, but are certainly an engaging way to spend an hour. Some of the bigger themes get lost against the more tongue-in-cheek elements, but the heart of the piece shines through regardless. 

theSpace @ Symposium Hall, until 27 Aug.
tw rating 3/5 | [Raphael Highgate-Betts]