Two free workshops took place on Tuesday 26th January & Wednesday 27th January 2016.
These practical workshops were intended for recent Drama School graduates and those in their final year of study.
They were led by John Patterson.
The first session focussed on 'Taking Direction'. Actors were invited to participate in or observe this workshop. John pre-selected three monologues/duologues (suggested by potential participants) to work on. He discussed the approach each actor/pair had taken in preparing their pieces for presentation, before exploring their interpretation with them. Observers took notes and participated in an open Q and A towards the end of the session.
The second session looked at 'How to Make the Best Impression in Commercial Castings'. This took the format of exploring the expectations of the actor in a casting session, before participants had the opportunity to take part in a mock casting.
"Brilliant workshop with John Patterson. Some really useful stuff"
Emily Schofield, Arts Ed graduate
"Super useful masterclasses with John Patterson. Thank you"
Fiona McGarvey, The Bridge Theatre Training
"Thank you very much John for an excellent and informative evening. So much learned!"
Cameron Potts, GSA graduate
Camilla Watson, ALRA graduate
"Two great masterclasses. So much good advice"
Warren Palmer, The Bridge Theatre Training graduate
"So grateful to John for sharing his knowledge and advice. Incredibly helpful"
Anna Bonnett, ALRA graduate
"Fantastic pair of workshops with the lovely John Patterson."
George Johnston, Drama Centre graduate
"Extremely useful masterclass"
Isaac Wight, GSA
Our productions are cast through appointment only auditions. We advertise details of how to apply to audition for our projects on this page. Keep an eye on our Twitter feed and News page for announcements.
Please note, we only accept applications from Drama School trained actors and are always keen to hear from new and emerging talent as well as more experienced actors.
FEBRUARY 2017 - FREE Q & A FOR DRAMA SCHOOL STUDENTS
Drama School students from various training establishments who came to see the matinee performance of More Eavesdropping were treated to a free post show Q and A with director John Patterson. In the session, John discussed the process of creating the verbatim production. He also took questions on any aspect of working as an actor within the industry. This included tips and advice on how to make a positive impression to directors, communicate effectively when using social media to promote oneself and how to manage yourself effectively as a business. He also shared exactly what he looks for when casting actors in his productions.
APRIL 2017 - FREE MASTERCLASS IN 'MANAGING YOURSELF AS A BUSINESS'
On Friday 7th April 2017 our Artistic Director, John Patterson, gave a free masterclass at Barons Court Theatre. This was attended by Drama School students, recent graduates and more experienced professional actors. The focus of this session was how to manage oneself as a business and included tips and advice on how to use social media, how best to contact companies, directors, agents and casting directors as well as discussion of where and how is best to market yourself. There was also an opportunity for individuals to ask questions directly related to their own personal career progression, and actors brought along their CV’s, headshots, business cards etc for advice (and to leave with us)!
"Fantastic Masterclass from John Patterson and Angel Theatre Company today. Covered things all actors should know! Thank you!"
Jay Parsons, GSA graduate
"Thank you so much to Angel Theatre Company and John Patterson for an informative session. Feeling inspired!"
Monica Sik Holm, LIPA graduate
"Informative and inspiring afternoon listening to John Patterson at Angel Theatre Company's masterclass"
Victoria Llewellyn, Oxford School of Drama graduate
"Really enjoyed listening to John Patterson today at the Angel Theatre Company masterclass. Insightful & amusing! Thank you for sharing!"
Olivia Grace, PPA student
"Thank you so much for a brilliant, informative Masterclass this afternoon"
Sarah Coyne, ALRA North graduate
When we are between productions, we hold free masterclasses for actors. This is a great way to make a personal connection with us. Keep an eye on our Twitter feed for announcements of upcoming workshops.
We also take free outreach workshops and masterclasses into Drama Schools in a bid to meet and connect with the next generation of performers! If you are an actor in training and are interested in us coming to deliver a session at your Drama School, please ask your tutor to email us at email@example.com for details.
We welcome invitations from actors in their final year of training for us to see their showcases. However, we only come out to see actors that have made personal contact and we are not likely to attend on the strength of a general invitation from your drama school alone. If you would like to invite us to a showcase, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
JUNE 2017 - MASTERCLASS AT ITALIA CONTI IN 'CREATING YOUR OWN WORK'
This discussion based session covered how to set up and run a small-scale theatre company. John looked at key areas such as selecting performance material, funding, budgeting, choosing a venue, marketing and the general administration involved in operating a professional theatre company. There was also an opportunity for students to ask questions they had about any aspect of running themselves as a business, post training. This session was attended by over 30 students.
Some of their comments can be seen below:
"A really insightful talk. Left feeling inspired"
"A very informative and inspiring session!"
"A very interesting and helpful workshop session"
"A brilliant workshop for our graduating 3rd years"
JANUARY 2016 WORKSHOPS
For more info on our current productions please click here
Following our sell out run and 5 star reviewed production of Sarah Kane’s 4:48 Psychosis, we return to Barons Court Theatre in November 2017 with Jean Paul Sartre’s No Exit, directed by John Patterson. Auditions will be held on Thursday 28th September, 10am – 5pm at Barons Court Theatre. A character breakdown is given below.
In this classic yet timeless play, two women and one man find themselves in a room. The door is locked and the windows are bricked up. There is no exit! Who are they? What has brought these strangers together? How long must they endure each other’s company? The answers are gradually revealed in Sartre’s fascinating examination of human behaviour.
This is a great opportunity to appear in a rarely performed masterpiece with an established theatre company at a respected off West End venue. We therefore invite submissions from actors directly or via their agents.
Before submitting, please be advised of the following:
* The rehearsal and performance schedule detailed below is set and not flexible.
You must be fully available for all rehearsal and performance dates.
* This is a profit share production. Whilst we can make no payment guarantees, all our previous productions have
made a profit and our actors have always received a healthy payment for their work.
* We only accept applications from Drama School trained actors and are always keen to hear from new and emerging talent as well as more experienced actors.
* Auditions are by appointment only. You will be notified of the outcome of your application once submissions have closed and will receive a time slot and further audition guidelines if successful.
If self-submitting, please send a brief e-mail of introduction, your Spotlight link (a link, not a view pin) and specify which character you are interested in being seen for. Please put your name and No Exit in the subject box. E-mails to email@example.com. The deadline for submissions is Thursday 14th September.
NO EXIT CHARACTER BREAKDOWN
A coward, a deserter and lacking feeling. He is unfaithful to his wife. He is attracted to Estelle and dislikes Inez.
Playing age could be anywhere from mid 20’s – mid 40’s.
A lesbian. She is manipulative, painfully blunt and honest with people. Freely admits she is a cruel person.
Playing age could be anywhere from mid 20’s – late 50’s.
A socialite. Married an older man for money but has affairs with younger men. She is deceitful, lustful and murderous.
Playing age could be anywhere from mid – late 20’s.
A smaller but significant role. He is quite camp, almost effeminate yet authoritative. Would suit a recent graduate.
Playing age is early – mid 20’s.
REHEARSAL AND PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE
Thursday 28th September – Auditions (Barons Court Theatre)
Monday 16th October 7pm – Company read through (Royal Victoria Patriotic Building, SW18 3SX)
Monday 6th – Friday 10th November, 10am – 5pm – Rehearsals (Barons Court Theatre)
Monday 13th – Friday 17th November, 10am – 5pm – Rehearsals (Barons Court Theatre)
Monday 20th November – Technical rehearsal, 10am – 7pm (Barons Court Theatre)
Tuesday 21st November – Dress rehearsals and opening night, call time 10am. Performance at 7.30pm (Barons Court Theatre)
Wednesday 22nd – Friday 24th November – Call time 5.30pm for performances at 7.30pm nightly (Barons Court Theatre)
Saturday 25th November - Call time 12.30pm for performances at 2.30pm and 7.30pm (Barons Court Theatre)
NO EXIT AUDITIONS - 28TH SEPTEMBER 2017 - APPLICATIONS OPEN