Soft Animals

Soft Animals

Soho Theatre · 06 FEB - 02 MAR

A tender and unflinching story about motherhood, self destruction and the way women help each other heal.

Lyn Gardner avatar
29 January 2019  ·  Follow on Stagedoor
“Cracking first play from Holly Robinson, a two hander about two women whose paths would normally never cross but who are bought together by tragedy. It is heart-breaking but never mawkish and it has a real tonal certainty as it considers guilt, atonement, the way we demand sackcloth and ashes from those we think have sinned and the way we judge others.”


Sarah gets spat at in the street. Frankie doesn’t go to her lectures. In the aftermath of the tragic accident that brought them together, neither expects to find solace in the other's company.

Between hate mail and novelty teddy bears, the two women become something like friends. They want to punish themselves. They might just save each other.

Soft Animals is the debut play from Tony Craze Award shortlisted writer Holly Robinson, directed by Soho Resident Director Lakesha Arie-Angelo. (The Hoes, Hampstead Theatre).

Age Recommendation: 15+

Critic reviews

Holly Robinson’s debut play is a troubling drama about friendship, grief and self-destruction

Time Out

Soft Animals is a play which celebrates the restorative power of female relationships, but it is also a celebration of the collaborative nature which makes theatre such an arresting medium

A Younger Theatre

Delicate new writing about a friendship formed through tragedy

The Stage

A thoroughly enjoyable production throughout which demands to be seen by any serious theatre enthusiast

The Upcoming

Date & time

Show ended
Wed 6 Feb - Sat 2 Mar, 2.30pm & 7pm
Runtime: 1 hr 15 mins


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