Sofka: New One-Woman Show at the Calder Bookshop Theatre
Based on Red Princess, Sofka Zinovieff’s biography of her grandmother Sofka Skipwith.
Russian princess, wife, mother, WWII internee, secretary to Laurence Olivier, active member of the Communist Party and promoter of Russian cuisine: the extraordinary life of Sofka Skipwith (nÃ©e Princess Sofka Dolgorouky) is the subject of a new one-woman show at the Calder Bookshop Theatre in Waterloo.
In the warmth of her kitchen in 1970s London, Sofka prepares her specialty Russian beetroot soup and regales us, her guests, with stories from her eventful life. Familiar smells and objects evoke colourful memories of Tsarist Russia and bohemian London, continental travel, internment in France, passionate love affairs, and her increasing commitment to Communism: a personal journey that illustrates the changing history of 20th century Europe.
Come and break bread with Sofka and share her traditional borsch, seasoned with a lifetime of dramatic adventure!
Directed by Sergio Amigo and performed by Paddy Glynn.
Thursday/Friday/Saturday/Sunday evenings at 8pm. To 8th July.
Tickets: £10, £8 concessions.
Contacts: 020 7620 2900, firstname.lastname@example.org
Address: Calder Bookshop & Theatre, 51 The Cut, London SE1 8LFShareThis