First newly built West-End venue in 50 years enjoys ‘glorious’ opening night

The owner of the first newly built West-End theater in 50 years says the venue’s opening night was a “glorious and thrilling” evening, which brought her “huge relief.” .

ica Burns said the venue was “received” by audiences, but still needed to “earn its place” in the world-famous theater district.

@sohoplace opened Thursday night with a performance from Marvelous, and is the culmination of a 12-year project orchestrated by Ms Burns.

The new theater is adjacent to the site of the old Astoria theatre, in central London, which was demolished for the construction of the Crossrail.


Nimax Credit Geraint Lewis Theater

Speaking to the PA news agency after wrapping up the venue’s first performance, Ms Burns said she felt “an overwhelming sense of relief” that her achievement had sunk in the right direction.

“At the beginning of the evening it was a powerful blend of adrenaline and fear… the attention to detail was truly millimeters – so much passion, thought and care went into it. ,” she said.

“But in the end, it doesn’t matter what I think, we will be judged by the public.

“People love buildings, which of course for me is ‘thank goodness’ – because when you’re working this close on something, you can lose perspective.”

It’s exciting to be open but we have to earn our place among all these amazing buildings.Owner @sohoplace, Nica Burns

Ms Burns said that @sohoplace was built to “offer something different and potentially different” between the grandeur and history of the West End.

“It’s exciting to be open but we have to earn our place among all these amazing buildings,” she told PA.

“It was a glorious, suspenseful evening and it was wonderful to hear the waves of laughter that came with the silence of the emotional moments.”

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Marvelous follows the inspirational true story of Neil “Nello” Baldwin, who, despite all expectations, led, and continues to lead, the best of lives.

“We have all been through very difficult times… where everyone’s life was turned upside down and what was normal came to a halt,” Ms. Burns said.

“This play is an inspirational true story about someone who was told they couldn’t follow their dreams (but) told I didn’t accept any of this and got through it all. challenge to have the most wonderful life.

“It’s an inspiring story for today.”

She added: “I’m a very, very happy woman tonight, but we just need to keep working to excel in everything we do.” First newly built West-End venue in 50 years enjoys ‘glorious’ opening night

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