Angel Theatre Company is a professional organisation dedicated to producing London fringe theatre of the highest calibre. Our aim is to create work which is entertaining, challenging, engaging and thought provoking. Although we often perform in small venues, we want our audiences to experience the same quality of production as they would in any West End theatre, but for a fraction of the price! We achieve this through only casting professionally trained actors, having high production values and by working to the exacting standards of John Patterson, our Artistic Director.
Previous productions include Can’t Stand up for Falling Down, Eavesdropping, More Eavesdropping, 4:48 Psychosis, No Exit and The Maids. Our latest venture, Neil LaBute's Autobahn, was performed at Barons Court Theatre in May 2018. Full details can be viewed on the PAST PRODUCTIONS page.
We are always keen to support emerging talent and have given many recent drama school graduates their first paid job! So far we have employed graduates from The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, Drama Centre, Manchester School of Theatre, GSA, Rose Bruford, ALRA, Italia Conti, East 15 Acting School, Drama Studio London, Mountview, Oxford School of Drama and The Royal Birmingham Conservatoire.
JOHN PATTERSON - Artistic Director of Angel Theatre Company
John graduated from the University of Hull with an honours degree in drama before training as an actor at ALRA. He has worked extensively in the industry for over 20 years both as an actor and director. Recent acting credits include The Intern (Channel 4), New Tricks (BBC), Murder on the Home Front (ITV) and adverts for Bid TV and Netflix. In December 2017, John played the role of Gerry in a rehearsed reading of Richard Bickley’s new play Signal Failure. This was directed by Richard Cameron, writer of Can’t Stand up for Falling Down.
In addition to acting, John is an experienced director and throughout his career has directed over 60 productions. Recent credits include an agents showcase for graduate actors in the West End, a production of Can't Stand up for Falling Down at the New Wimbledon Studio Theatre and Mark Ravenhill’s Citizenship as part of the Royal National Theatre Connections Project 2016 at Watermans Arts Centre. In the summer of 2016 he conceptualised Eavesdropping, which he directed for Barons Court Theatre. Due to its overwhelming success he created More Eavesdropping in February 2017, which enjoyed another sell-out run. In July 2017, John directed Sarah Kane's 4:48 Psychosis, which received 5 star reviews. This was followed in November 2017 with Sartre's masterpiece No Exit. Iin 2018 he has so far directed sell-out runs of Jean Genet's The Maids and Neil LaBute's Autobahn, both of which transferred to Berko Fringe in Hertfordshire.
John has taught, mentored and nurtured many successful young actors entering the profession. He gives regular masterclasses to actors which have recently been delivered at ALRA, Arts Ed, Italia Conti, Royal Holloway University of London and The Royal Ballet School. He has also led several sessions on behalf of Angel Theatre Company to give advice and guidance to established actors as well as those who are new to the profession.