Must-see Award-winning, critically acclaimed Age is a Feeling returns to Soho Theatre.

    Soho Theatre presents


    Tue 14 Feb – Sat 11 Mar 2023 3.00pm, 7.15pm

    Following a critically acclaimed autumn run at Soho Theatre and five-star Edinburgh Fringe  reviews, Age is a Feeling from Haley McGee (The Ex-Boyfriend Yard Sale – now also a memoir  published by Penguin Random House) returns to Soho Theatre in February 2023. Celebrating both the light and the dark in life and imbued with breathtaking wisdom (The Daily Mail),  McGee’s Fringe First-winning imaginative show is a rallying cry against succumbing to cynicism  and regret.  

    In a unique format that The Daily Mail called seriously smart and smarting storytelling, every  performance, the audience chooses which storylines McGee performs, choosing six out of  twelve story cards that take them on a journey through one person’s lifespan as it unfolds  throughout the show. The six remaining unheard stories are left untouched and discarded, as a  poignant reminder of the things we may never know about even our closest friends. Depending  on the audience’s choices, there are 180 different potential versions to be heard with different  combinations of stories. 

    Described by The Times as the show that will give you a new lust for life, Age is a Feeling tells  the story of one person’s life from their 25th birthday until the end. Inspired by real life  interviews, the show explores the glorious and melancholy unknowability of human life, the joys  and tragedies of getting older, and the sides of people we never get to know.

    It’s a show which knows exactly what it’s doing and how it’s doing it, and it is prepared to take  its time so that it turns the screws before it pierces the heart… But make no mistake, it will make  you weep (Stagedoor, Lyn Gardner) 

    …tender, wry, wise, gut-wrenching monologue from a ladder-fashioned high-chair addressing  her 25-year-old self about the life ahead of her, until its last moment. The audience gets to  choose a selection of the stories heard en route; but won’t be able to duck the toughest  reflections ( ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ Dominic Cavendish, The Telegraph). 

    Age is a Feeling is an original Soho Theatre commission and production, directed and  dramaturged by its Associate Director Adam Brace (Liz Kingsman’s One Woman Show, Sh!t  Theatre’s Drink Rum with Expats). It is brought to life by scenic designer Zoë Hurwitz (winner,  2019 Linbury Prize for Stage Design; finalist, 2020 JMK awards) and lighting designer Daniel  Carter-Brennan (Liz Kingsman’s One Woman Show, Sh!t Theatre’s Drink Rum with Expats). This  dynamic team have created a show that wrestles with our endless chances to change course  while we’re alive.  

    David Luff, Soho’s Creative Director and Producer, said, We are delighted to welcome back Haley  McGee following a superb premiere presentation at Edinburgh Festival Fringe. The power and  beauty of her writing captivated audiences in Edinburgh and we can’t wait for her to bring this  brilliant piece of theatre back to Soho Theatre. 

    Production images Erin Hopkins

    Writer/performer Haley McGee  Director/dramaturg Adam Brace Producer Soho Theatre Scenic Designer Zoë Hurwitz Lighting Designer Daniel Carter-Brennan Stage Manager Rose Hockaday 

    Age Guidance Recommended for 16+ 

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