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Ikechukwu Ufomadu opens his Amusements at the Soho Theatre

Ike Ufomadu / Amusements / Image by: Zach DeZon


Ikechukwu Ufomadu opens his Amusements at the Soho Theatre

Be amused with Ikechukwu Ufomadu…

Following a phenomenal debut Edinburgh Fringe run in 2023 comedian Ikechukwu Ufomadu is delighted to bring his solo hour Amusements, a rigorously non-sensical piece of comic entertainment that examines universal themes like “Numbers”, “The Alphabet”, and “Humankind’s Unyielding Search for Meaning in a World That Denies Us Easy Answers” to the Soho Theatre.

Operating somewhere in the space between solo theatre, stand-up, sketch and character-comedy, Ike’s work defies genre while respecting the bounds of international law. His cheerful deadpan and professional air create the atmosphere an increasingly surreal academic seminar that ushers the audience oh-so-gently into a haze of mirthful absurdity.

At the same time, Ike is not afraid to put the “Show” in “Show Business”. Channelling the consummate showmen of yesteryear like Frank Sinatra and Sammy Davis, Jr., he relishes enthralling his audiences with jazzy, wry renditions of Mother Goose’s Greatest Hits.

He’s also not afraid to ludicrously put the “Business” in “Show Business” by using Microsoft PowerPoint® – the gold-standard of slide-show applications – to periodically address audience concerns and provide insight into such important questions as “What is happening right now?” There are also times when he throws aside the conventions of “Show” and “Business” entirely, with an Andy Kaufman-like glee. Audiences are delightfully dumbfounded when his mild-mannered introspection and steady delivery gives way to truly weird material, like his signature yodels.

Ike is an Emmy-nominated and Drama Desk Award-winning actor, writer and comedian.


Soho Theatre, Dean Street, London, Monday 26th February to Saturday 2nd March 2024. From 7.30pm


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