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Created & directed by John Patterson


In December 2019 we bring a new, original piece of verbatim theatre to the White Bear.


Stray explores the plight of London’s homeless community. This verbatim theatre project offers a unique insight into a world that surrounds us; one we constantly encounter but may rarely engage with. Every word spoken on stage has been taken directly from interviews with homeless people and the general public around them. A bold, provocative and visceral theatrical experience guaranteed to leave a lasting impression.









by Samuel Beckett



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3rd – 7th December 2019

at 7.30pm


Tickets: £16 (£13 concessions)


Box office: 0333 012 4963      


Directly following the performances on 4th, 5th and 6th, director John Patterson will host a post show Q & A. This is free of charge and open to all who have booked a ticket for these nights. John will discuss his approach to creating the piece and offer insight into the process of developing a piece of verbatim theatre.



White Bear Theatre

at The White Bear pub

138 Kennington Park Road

London SE11 4DJ


Nearest tube: Kennington (2 mins walk)

Free on-street parking (after 6.30pm)   

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25th February - 7th March 2020 at 7.30pm

(No performances: Sundays and Mondays)


£16 (£13 concessions)


Directly following the performances, director John Patterson will host a post show Q & A. This is free of charge and open to all who have booked a ticket for these nights. John will discuss his approach to directing the pieces and offer insight into the complex and fascinating theatrical world of Samuel Beckett.


(Please note there are NO post show discussions on Tues 25th, Thurs 27th & Sat 7th.)


Box office: 0333 666 3366

(£1.50 booking fee on phone sales)            



Jack Studio Theatre

at the Brockley Jack

410 Brockley Road

London SE4 2DH


Nearest tube: Honour Oak Park (5 mins walk)

Free on-street parking

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Directed by John Patterson


Following our critically acclaimed sell out run of Samuel Beckett’s Footfalls and Play at The Jack Studio in 2019, we return with three more of his short plays; Not I, Catastrophe and Rockaby.


Samuel Beckett

The unique style of Samuel Beckett’s plays revolutionised theatre and secured his place as one of the greatest dramatists of the twentieth century. He was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1969. Beckett’s plays offer a bleak, yet tragicomic, view of human existence and often explore the futility of life itself. Other notable works include; Waiting for Godot, Krapp’s Last Tape and Happy Days.


Not I

A disembodied mouth suspended in mid-air spews out dialogue at ferocious pace...



An autocratic director and his assistant put the finishing touches to their final scene...



An elderly woman recounts her past, driven by the motion of her rocking chair...

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All profits generated from this production will be donated to Crisis, the national charity for homeless people, to help fund


This production has been kindly supported by ALRA and has received a generous grant from the R C Sherriff Trust.



their Christmas campaign. Every pair of tickets we sell will give a homeless person Christmas dinner, a shelter for the night, access to medical help and the chance to have a shower... all the things we'll take for granted this festive season.

We are delighted to support Hoodies for the Homeless, who are also raising money for Crisis. For every hoodie sold, one will be donated to the Crisis at Christmas appeal. An example of one of their hoodies will be worn by one of our actors on stage.



"A stunning piece of verbatim theatre. Moving, thought provoking and funny. Five excellent ensemble performances, sensitively directed."

Maggie Saunders


"Really fantastic verbatim piece surrounding the topic of homelessness. Neither preaches nor dictates a singular message, but leaves you asking questions. Affecting and unnerving. We love theatre that changes you."

Jay O'Connell


"Insightful and thought provoking. We spoke about it until the wee hours of the morning."

Jonathan Rice


"Powerful stuff."

Laura Shipler


"Really thought provoking. Beautiful acting and directing."

Sarah Kerr


"Insightful and well performed, if at times uncomfortable to watch. It gives a voice to homeless people - so often ignored or invisible."

Tim Larkfield


"Superb thought provoking production."

Michelle Hollywood


"Very insightful and moving. Another great show from Angel Theatre Company."

Joseph Richard Thomas


"An important, thought provoking and at times hard to watch piece of theatre. A really powerful insight in to how homelessness affects lives!"

Shannon Lumbard


"Incredible! Such a thought provoking performance."

Hoodies for the Homeless


"Such a truthful and thought provoking piece! It really does give a warm and honest insight into homelessness."

Kieran Dooner


"Extremely moved by Stray. Guaranteed to make you think."

Giselle Whiteaker


"Thought provoking, honest and moving, and for a great cause."

Mary Tillett


"Amazing and viewpoints from all sides. Makes you think twice about homelessness."

Gillian Broderick