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.
Our first production was Richard Cameron's Can’t Stand up for Falling Down, which played to great critical acclaim at the New Wimbledon Studio Theatre in July 2015. We followed this with John Patterson's unique and original piece of verbatim theatre, Eavesdropping, which played to full houses at Barons Court Theatre in July 2016. Due to the success of Eavesdropping, we created More Eavesdropping, which played another sell out run in February 2017. Our most recent production, Sarah Kane’s
4:48 Psychosis sold out before the run began! It attracted 5 star reviews and widespread critical acclaim.
Our next production will be Jean Paul Sartre's No Exit, which will be performed at Barons Court Theatre 21st - 25th November 2017. In 2018, we plan to produce up to 5 productions, one of which we hope will be the American premiere of
Can't Stand up for Falling Down at an Off Broadway theatre.
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 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. Last summer 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. Most recently, John directed Sarah Kane's 4:48 Psychosis, which recieved 5 star reviews.
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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.
John is proud to be a member of the British Actors' Equity Association and the Directors Guild of Great Britain.