ANGEL by Henry Naylor playing at the Arcola Theatre 11th September to 7th October 2017
“ONE OF THE MOST POWERFUL PIECES OF THEATRE I’VE SEEN IN A LONG TIME” Kirsty Lang, Front Row, BBC Radio 4.
Since its premiere at Edinburgh ‘16, Angel has become one of the most decorated and critically-acclaimed plays on the International Fringe circuit.
Now, three-time Fringe First Award Winner, Henry Naylor is delighted to present the London premiere of his Multi-Award-winning global hit at London’s Arcola Theatre for a month-long season this autumn.
“IT IS RIVETING; WAR REPORTAGE IN VERBAL FORM…I WOULD SEE IT AGAIN, IN AN INSTANT.” Ann Treneman, Times
Angel is inspired by the story of a modern legend; a female sniper – the Angel of Kobani – who held ISIS in check for over a year in war torn Syria. A young female law student, she joined the resistance when the town of Kobani was besieged – and quickly discovered that she had a talent for killing. In the midst of the fiercest fighting since Stalingrad, it is alleged that she shot and killed 100 extremists – making her particularly feared by ISIS, as they believe that if they are killed by a woman they cannot enter Paradise…
“A POWERFUL DEMONSTRATION OF HOW A SINGLE PERFORMER CAN HAVE THE PUNCH OF A LARGE CAST. NAYLOR HAS SURELY DELIVERED ANOTHER HIT HERE.” Mark Lawson, Guardian
Angel features a stellar solo performance by Avital Lvova, which was described by one New York critic as the ‘most brilliant and harrowing’ she’d ever seen. and is energetically directed by London Classic Theatre’s Michael Cabot
“A MAGNIFICENT, CHALLENGING SHOW… NAYLOR’S TIGHT, BEAUTIFULLY-STRUCTURED SCRIPT… BREAKS THE HEART.” Joyce MacMillan, Scotsman.
The play was chosen by The Times as one of the Ten Best Shows of 2016. It Is one of the most decorated shows on the International Fringe Circuit this year – winning 7 major awards, including leading theatre prizes at Edinburgh, Adelaide and Prague.
WINNER, Scotsman Fringe First – WINNER, Holden Street Theatre Edinburgh Fringe Award – WINNER, Overall Critics’ Choice Award, Adelaide Fringe – WINNER, Best Theatre, Adelaide Advertiser, Adelaide Fringe – WINNER, Creative Award, Prague Fringe – NOMINATED, Amnesty Freedom of Expression Award – NOMINATED, Carol Tambor Best Of Edinburgh Award – NOMINATED, Outstanding Performance Award, Prague Fringe.
Has already received over 30 five- and four-star reviews, including: Adelaide Theatre Guide ★★★★★ The Advertiser ★★★★★ Arts Award Voice ★★★★The Arts Desk ★★★★ Barefoot Review ★★★★★ Broadway Baby ★★★★ Collage ★★★★1/2 The Clothesline ★★★★★ The Daily Mail ★★★★ Edinburgh Festival Magazine ★★★★★ EdinburghGuide.com ★★★★ Entertainment Hive ★★★★★ Fest ★★★★ Fringe Guru ★★★★★ Glam Adelaide ★★★★★ Great Scott Media ★★★★ Kryztoff ★★★★1/2 The List ★★★★ The Scotsman ★★★★ Spiked ★★★★ The Stage ★★★★ Theatre Extra ★★★★ Three Weeks ★★★★★ The Times ★★★★★ TV Bomb ★★★★ WhatsOnStage ★★★★ Young Perspective ★★★★
Sold Out every show at Edinburgh ’16 – Transferred off-Broadway for a month to 59E59 Theaters. Here it received enormous critical acclaim, and achieved a Show-Score of 86-87%, which consistently placed it as one of the top three critically-received plays in all of New York (on- and off-Broadway) for the duration of its run. Has also been translated into French, and after a sell-out run at the Avignon Off, is now transferring to the Theatre Tristan Bernard in Paris.
“AS COMPELLING, ACTION-PACKED AND EPIC IN ITS SCOPE AS ANY BIG-SCREEN BLOCKBUSTER” ★★★★★ THE ADVERTISER (AUSTRALIA)
Produced By Redbeard Theatre
Written By Henry Naylor
Directed by Michael Cabot
Starring Avital Lvova
Lighting Design by Andy Grange
Tickets and booking – Arcola Theatre 24 Ashwin Street, Dalston, London, E8 3DL
020 7503 1646 – www.arcolatheatre.com
Standard £17, Concessions £14, Opening Performances £12
Monday-Saturday at 8pm – Saturday Matinee 3.30pm – No Performances Sunday – Pay What You Can Tuesdays
Running Time: 60 mins approx