Angel Theatre Company

COVID-19 Statement

The ongoing Covid-19 crisis has had an unimaginable impact on our industry. We have several productions planned for 2021 and will begin work on these as soon as theatres open again and can operate as normal. In the meantime...

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Our Beckett Trio is a Broadway World Top Pick

We are delighted that our trio of Samuel Beckett plays, presented at The Jack Studio Theatre in March, have been selected as one of Broadway World’s top theatre picks for 2020!! Click here to read the full article.

Beckett's Catastrophe, Not I & Rockaby (2020)

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 and Rockaby. Full details of each show can be viewed on the PAST PRODUCTIONS page.

Our Artistic Director, John Patterson has been nominated for an OFFWESTEND THEATRE AWARD - DIRECTOR (PLAYS) for 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 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. Recent credits include an agents showcase for graduate actors in the West End and Mark Ravenhill’s Citizenship at Watermans Arts Centre which was part of the Royal National Theatre Connections Project. For Angel Theatre Company John has directed: 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. Over the summer months of 2020, he gathered six new plays that he believed had potential and held weekly workshops to produce an open-air rehearsed reading of each play in various London parks. The aim of the project was to facilitate creativity to continue in the most challenging of times for the arts. The gatherings also provided an opportunity for creatives to meet new contacts, network and share not only their concerns, but hopes for the future of our jobs and industry. John was adamant that all these sessions were live and in person, not via Zoom. He deplores the suggestion that theatre may have to become recorded and streamed to survive. This will not be his “new normal” as, for John, theatre is a live event, or it is simply not theatre!

John has taught, mentored and nurtured many successful actors, including 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 and The Royal Ballet School. He has also 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. 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.

Data Protection Policy

Once we are in contact with you, Angel Theatre Company will hold your name and email address on our database to inform you of upcoming productions and opportunities that might be of interest to you. This information will never be shared with any third party and is only accessible to our Artistic Director and Administrator.