SUNDAYS IN THE PARK WITH ANGEL
The current world health crisis that has led to UK theatres going dark has had a devastating impact on all those working in our industry. We thought of ways we could continue to plan and create, in preparation for when venues reopen and came up with an idea that allowed us to discover and explore new writing as well as giving creatives an opportunity to work and network safely by maintaining social distancing guidelines.
Since staging a piece of new writing has long been on our agenda, we decided that it would be an ideal time to continue the search. We gathered a selection of new plays that we felt had the potential to be produced and cast them from our database of professional actors. Over the summer months we held a workshop and rehearsed reading of each play. Sessions took place in the open air on Sundays in London parks, maintaining whatever government social distancing guidelines were in place at the time of each meeting.
The benefits of us facilitating creativity to continue at such a challenging time for the arts are obvious! We kept our trained minds, bodies and voices active and these 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 as a whole. All these sessions were LIVE and we met in person, not via zoom. We deplore the suggestion that theatre may have to become recorded and streamed to survive. This will not become our “new normal” as, for us, theatre is a LIVE EVENT or it is simply not theatre!
11TH JULY 2015
What a week! Our run of Can't Stand up for Falling Down at the New Wimbledon Studio Theatre played to packed houses this week. Thank you to everyone who came to support us. Audience feedback was more positive than we could have possibly hoped for.
CAN'T STAND UP FOR FALLING DOWN REVIEWS
Fantastic reviews of Can't Stand up for Falling Down published today. Use the following links to read them:
15TH OCTOBER 2015
Today we were extremly honoured to open the new Studio Theatre at Brooklands College in Weybridge with our production of Can't Stand up for Falling Down. We rehearsed the piece at the college earlier in the year, so going back to perform it in their new, state of the art theatre was like taking the show back home! Renowned theatre director, Jonathan Holloway, was also present to give our production his stamp of approval!! Thank you Jonathan for your kind words, encouragement, and endorsement of our work.
27TH JANUARY 2016
What a great couple of evenings working with graduates from GSA, Drama Centre, Arts Ed, The Bridge Theatre Training & ALRA during our first Masterclasses. Thank you to John Patterson for being our "Master" and sharing your expertise and vast knowledge of the industry to the new drama school graduates who participated.
1ST FEBRUARY 2016
We've had some lovely feedback about our recent Masterclasses with John, some of which you can read below:
"A big thank you for two great master classes over the last 2 nights. So much good advice!"
Warren Palmer, The Bridge Theatre Training
"A fantastic pair of workshops.Thanks so much, guys!"
George Johnston, Drama Centre graduate
"Big thanks for two really excellent workshops"
Camilla Watson, ALRA graduate
"Thank you very much for an excellent and informative evening!"
Cameron Potts, GSA graduate
"Extremely useful masterclass this evening. Thank you so much!"
Isaac Wight, GSA
"Thank you for a fantastic workshop this evening - Some great top tips!"
Emily Schofield, Arts Ed graduate
"Super useful masterclass tonight with John Patterson - thank you!!"
Fiona McGarvey, The Bridge Theatre Training graduate
CAREERS Q & A
After-show 'CAREERS Q & A / DISCUSSION' with director, John Patterson - for drama school students & recent graduates
"What you want to know is whether it’s worth your time and money to go, and the answer is definitively yes."
Roger Mortimer for Plays to See - Full review can be read at: http://playstosee.com/eavesdropping/
EAVESDROPPING AUDIENCE FEEDBACK
What a fantastic run - sold out performances and an amazing response to John Patterson's unique and original idea! Thank you to all our fabulous audience members for their support and positive messages.
Due to the overwhelming success of Eavesdropping at Barons Court, we are delighted to announce that we will be bringing a NEW production (using the same concept) back to Barons Court Theatre in Jan/Feb 2017. Details and booking information for the production, entitled More Eavesdropping, can be found on our CURRENT PRODUCTIONS page.
Angel Theatre Company will present Eavesdropping, an original piece of theatre. The production consists of a variety of scenes, each varying in length. Most plays are either scripted or devised, but Eavesdropping sits somewhere between the two! The piece is created by our company of actors who spend several weeks covertly recording real people engaged in genuine conversations. These recordings are then scripted and explored through rehearsal to find their dramatic potential. Each vignette is a miniature work of art in itself, but when presented as part of a sequence, the piece promises to take its audience on a unique, entertaining,
emotional and amusing journey.
The production will play at Barons Court Theatre
5th-9th July at 7.30pm (with a Saturday matinee on 9th at 2.30pm) & 11th-16th July at 7.30pm
Ron Phillips, Artistic Director of Barons Court Theatre has said:
"This is one of the most original concepts for a theatrical piece we have ever heard of
and it promises to be a fascinating production."
MORE EAVESDROPPING PROMO VIDEO RELEASED
The More Eavesdropping promo video is here!
You can view it on the CURRENT PRODUCTIONS page, or by using the following link to YouTube:
HUGE THANKS TO VAPEZ CLUB, ADDLESTONE
A massive thank you to Al at Vapez Club in Addlestone for donating vaping equipment for use in More Eavesdropping. It's heartwarming to find that there are still companies willing to support the arts.
MORE EAVESDROPPING - ANOTHER SELL OUT PRODUCTION
We are pleased to say that the run of More Eavesdropping was a complete sell out and delighted audiences for its two week run at Barons Court Theatre. Audience feedback can be found on our CURRENT PRODUCTIONS page.
John has recently travelled to New York City, where he had several meetings with Off Broadway theatres to discuss potential Angel Theatre Company projects in the Big Apple!
We are delighted to announce that our next production will be Sarah Kane's 4:48 Psychosis, which will be performed at Barons Court Theatre from 4th - 8th July 2017. Please see our CURRENT PRODUCTIONS page for more information.
AUDITIONS FOR 4:48 PSYCHOSIS
Applications for 4:48 Psychosis auditions are now closed. We have received an overwhelming number of high calibre applications and look forward to meeting our auditionees on 19th April.
FREE MASTERCLASS IN APRIL
On Friday 7th April 2017 our Artistic Director, John Patterson, will give a free masterclass to drama school students, recent graduates and professional actors. The focus of this session will be how to manage oneself as a business.
Please visit the WORK WITH US page for more details, including how to book a space in the masterclass.
APRIL MASTERCLASS FULLY BOOKED
Our free Masterclass on Friday 7th April is now fully booked. If you would like to be added to the wating list please email us at [email protected] and we will notify you if a space becomes available.
8TH APRIL 2017
A big thank you to John for the Masterclass yesterday - lots of great tips on how to manage yourself as a business. Thank you to the actors who attended and for your Twitter feedback, some of which can be seen below:
"Thank you so much @Angel_Theatre for a brilliant, informative masterclass this afternoon"
Sarah Coyne, ALRA North graduate
"Thank you so much to @Angel_Theatre & @John00Patterson for an informative session. Feeling inspired!"
Monica Sik Holm, LIPA graduate
"Informative and inspiring afternoon listening to @John00Patterson @Angel_Theatre 's masterclass"
Victoria Llewellyn, Oxford School of Drama graduate
"Really enjoyed listening to @John00Patterson today at the @Angel_Theatre masterclass. Insightful & amusing! Thankyou for sharing!"
Olivia Grace, PPA student
"Fantastic master class from @John00Patterson & @Angel_Theatre today. Covered things all actors should know! Thank you!"
Jay Parsons, GSA graduate
4:48 PSYCHOSIS CAST ANNOUNCED
Our production of 4:48 Psychosis has been cast! Please see our CURRENT PRODUCTIONS page for further details.
Angel Theatre Company is proud to support this fantastic charity by donating proceeds from programme sales to the cause. Papyrus is an organisation dedicated to saving lives by helping to prevent suicide in young people. More information about their work can be found on their website at: https://www.papyrus-uk.org/.
THAT'S A WRAP ON OUR 5 STAR PRODUCTION OF 4:48 PSYCHOSIS!
Thank you so much to the wonderful, attentive audiences who attended our sell-out run of 4:48 Psychosis. It's been a joy to share this unique and vital piece of theatre with so many people. Audience feedback, production photographs and our 5 star review are now available to view on our PAST PRODUCTIONS PAGE.
Our next production, No Exit by Jean Paul Sartre will run at Barons Court Theatre from 21st - 25th November 2017.
Full details, including how to book, can be found on our CURRENT PRODUCTIONS page.
OPPORTUNITY FOR WRITERS
In early 2018, we plan to produce a piece of new writing and over the next few months will be welcoming submissions from playwrights for consideration. This is a rare opportunity to have your work performed at an Off West End venue by a professional theatre company. We will fully finance the venture and you’ll share in any profits the production generates. Our company has excellent links within the industry and your work will potentially be seen by some very influential people.
In the first instance, please email us your biography, a character breakdown and a synopsis of your play, which will be considered by John Patterson, our Artistic Director. If he would like to take your proposal further, we will then ask you to submit a full script. Please note, we are only considering plays that have not yet had a professional premiere.
The deadline for submissions is 30th November 2017.
Please email us at [email protected] with your name and ‘Script Submission’ in the subject bar.
We look forward to receiving your ideas!
NO EXIT CAST ANNOUNCED
We are delighted to announce that the cast of No Exit is as follows; Ieuan Coombs as Vincent, Anna Bonnett as Inez, Sarah Kerr as Estelle and Zachary Barber as Valet.
Further details, including how to book, can be found on our CURRENT PRODUCTIONS page.
THE MAIDS TO TRANSFER
We are delighted to announce that following our sell-out London run of Genet’s The Maids, the production will transfer to Berko Fringe in Hertfordshire on 25th February 2018. Click here for details and to book tickets: http://www.berkofringe.co.uk/
LONDON THEATRE 1 - https://www.londontheatre1.com
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'SPOTLIGHT SURGERY' WORKSHOPS - WEDNESDAY 22ND & FRIDAY 24TH NOVEMBER
Please visit our WORK WITH US page for details of our latest workshops: 'Spotlight Surgery' with John Patterson.
THAT'S A WRAP ON NO EXIT
Thank you to our audiences who came to see Sartre's No Exit. We had an amazing week presenting this gem of a play and are happy that the production was so well received, playing to packed houses every night of the run. We truly appreciate the support of our audience members - without you, we could not produce the work we do.
THAT'S A WRAP ON THE MAIDS
Thank you to our audiences who came to see Genet's The Maids. We had an amazing time presenting this challenging play and are delighted that the production sold out in London and again when it transferred to Hertfordshire. We truly appreciate the support of our audience members - without you the company would not exist!
THE MAIDS REVIEW
THAT'S A WRAP ON AUTOBAHN
Thank you to all our wonderful, attentive audience members who came to see our sell-out run of Autobahn. We appreciate your support and look forward to welcoming you back to see our next production later in the year. Production photo’s and audience feedback can now be viewed on the AUTOBAHN page!
THAT'S A WRAP ON EAVESDROPPING AGAIN
Thank you to our wonderful audiences who came to see our production of Eavesdropping Again. Production photo’s and audience feedback can now be viewed on the EAVESDROPPING AGAIN page! Until next time...
THANK YOU TO GREG JOENS
The below image will be used in our publicity for our next production and we are very grateful to American artist Greg Joens for allowing us to use his beautiful drawing of Beckett. Greg's work can be viewed at: http://www.gregjoens.com
FOOTFALLS AND PLAY REVIEWS
Reviews are in for our current production. Read our 5 and 4 star reviews using the following links:
Please note that the lighting in this production is operated brilliantly by our talented Stage Manager, Francesca Coleman, not by Oliver Fretz. The lighting was designed by John Patterson and Karl Swinyard, following Beckett’s strict instructions in the text. Oliver is credited in the programme as an LX technician (not operator/designer) as he he programmed the lighting board. Therefore, any praise in the below reviews attributed to Oliver actually belongs to the aforementioned persons!
THAT'S A WRAP ON FOOTFALLS AND PLAY
Thank you to our fantastic and appreciative audiences who came to see our production of Samuel Beckett's Footfalls and Play. Production photo’s, reviews and audience feedback can now be viewed on the FOOTFALLS AND PLAY page!
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THAT'S A WRAP ON STRAY
Thank you to our wonderful and supportive audiences who came to see our production of Stray. Production photo’s and audience feedback can now be viewed on the STRAY page!
25th Feb - 7th March 2020 at 7.30pm
(No performances: Sundays and Mondays)
Our Artistic Director, John Patterson has been nominated for an OFFWESTEND THEATRE AWARD - DIRECTOR (PLAYS)
for Not I, Catastrophe & Rockaby
THAT'S A WRAP ON NOT I, CATASTROPHE & ROCKABY
Thank you to the appreciative and attentive audiences who came to see our production of Samuel Beckett's Not I, Catastrophe & Rockaby. Production photo’s, reviews and audience feedback can now be viewed on the NOT I, CATASTROPHE & ROCKABY page!
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.