Angel Theatre Company


About Angel Theatre Company

Angel Theatre Company is 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!


Previous productions include Can’t Stand up for Falling Down, Eavesdropping, More Eavesdropping, 4:48 Psychosis, No Exit, The Maids, Autobahn, Eavesdropping Again, Footfalls, Play, Stray, Not I, Catastrophe, Rockaby, Gobstoppers (a piece specifically created for screen which streamed online in March and April 2021) and Innocence. Full details of each of our previous shows can be viewed on the PAST PRODUCTIONS page.


Our next production will be Forsaking Others, written and directed by our Artistic Director, John Patterson, premiering at The White Bear Theatre in January 2022. Future plans include an abridged version of Shakespeare’s Measure For Measure.


Nominated for an OFFWESTEND THEATRE AWARD - DIRECTOR (PLAYS) for his work on Not I, Catastrophe & Rockaby

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 25 years both as an actor and director. Recent acting credits include: The Intern (Channel 4), New Tricks (BBC), Murder on the Home Front (ITV), adverts for Bid TV, Netflix, Cineworld (Christmas advert 2019) and Schweppes (for Israeli television). Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, in December 2020 John appeared opposite Tamer Hassan in an online promotional series for Reem Products Ltd, playing the role of David.

In addition to acting, John is an experienced director and the Artistic Director of Angel Theatre Company. Throughout his career he has directed over 70 productions, including the following for Angel Theatre Company: Can't Stand up for Falling Down (New Wimbledon Studio Theatre), Eavesdropping, More Eavesdropping, 4:48 Psychosis, No Exit, The Maids, Autobahn, Eavesdropping Again (all at Barons Court Theatre), Samuel Beckett’s Footfalls and Play (The Jack Studio Theatre), Stray (White Bear Theatre) and Beckett's Not I, Catastrophe and Rockaby (The Jack Studio Theatre) for which he received an OffWestEnd Theatre Award nomination for Best Director.

When theatres initially closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, John organised and directed Sundays in the Park With Angel, a series of research and development workshops for new writing which took place in London parks in the summer of 2020. When doing this, he was inspired to write his first play, Forsaking Others, followed by Innocence.


John’s first project in 2021 was Gobstoppers, a filmed production of solo vignettes. He conceptualised, directed and performed in the piece which streamed online in March and April, and raised over £500 for the charity Acting for Others. In November 2021, John directed the premiere of his play, Innocence at The Bread & Roses Theatre. In January 2022 John will direct Forsaking Others at the White Bear Theatre. Future directing plans for 2022 include Shakespeare’s Measure for Measure.

John has taught, mentored and nurtured many successful actors, including BAFTA winner/Academy Award nominee Vanessa Kirby and the late Ingrid Pitt. He gives regular masterclasses to actors which have recently been delivered at ALRA, Arts Ed, Italia Conti, Drama Studio London, Royal Holloway University of London, University of Sussex and The Royal Ballet School. In February 2021 John gave a seminar titled 'Samuel Beckett - From Page to Stage' to students studying for their PhD at The University of Cambridge. He has led many 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.



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