‘Never Try This at Home’ at the Soho Theatre was an outrageous and hilarious look at life in a fictional 1970s children’s TV show, called “SHUSHI”. It allowed us to laugh at how TV used to be in the UK, as we followed the past with the help of a smug present-day documentary presenter, Niall Ashdown. The show outlines the underbelly of British television from that era, including sexism and racism, but leaves the audience feeling that maybe the darker side of television has not completely left us.
The audience is not allocated seat numbers at the Soho Theatre, and you choose where to sit. Make note that the front two rows are given plastic overalls for the pie throwing elements of the show, so expect to be involved if you sit at the front.
The Soho Theatre is a great venue, with a large modern bar on the ground floor. Well worth a visit.
Custard pies and forced smiles. Welcome to Saturday morning TV… that means pie fights, buckets of water, casual sexism and thoughtless misogyny!