Got your tickets yet for the world premiere of Philip Ridley’s new gender-neutral collection of ANGRY monologues? Chronicles of Narnia‘s Georgie Henley and award-winning West End musical star Tyrone Huntley perform this unmissable evening of comedy and drama. Watch the brand-new show trailer – and then get booking!
Philip Ridley‘s ANGRY, directed by Max Lindsay, gets its world premiere at London’s Southwark Playhouse in a strictly limited season from 14 February to 10 March 2018, with a press night on Friday 16 February.
Georgie Henley and Tyrone Huntley perform the series of six gender-neutral monologues on subjects as diverse as refugees, millennial anger, and interstellar travel. All six monologues will be performed by each actor over the course of the run, but which actor performs each individual monologue will alternate night-to-night.
A spaceship hurtles towards a black hole. A book-loving couple flee a burning city. A bloodshot eye conjures up kisses and wild animals. Angry is a menacing, magical, and darkly comedic collection of stories that vibrate with the lingering unease of our times.
Philip Ridley developed ANGRY over a four-year period, working in close partnership with director Max Lindsay, who comments:
“Phil and I started exploring things that made us, well angry, and the play sort of grew out of that. We were drawn to this idea of what it means to be a man and to be a woman in the modern world, and where the differences are. Having the same words said by both a man and a woman over the course of the run will give the audiences the chance to see the how the same events can have a very different impact.
“What’s incredible is how relevant ANGRY feels today. Phil wrote it before President Trump, Weinstein and #MeToo, but it feels like it could have been a direct response to current events. He’s always a dozen steps ahead of the rest of us, it’s part of his genius.”
Philip Ridley’s many previous stage works include The Fastest Clock in the Universe, Radiant Vermin, The Pitchfork Disney, Tender Napalm, Dark Vanilla Jungle, Tonight with Donny Stixx and Mercury Fur, as well as the screenplay for the 1990 film The Krays.
The premiere production of ANGRY is designed by James Turner Donnelly and produced by Tramp, whose Offie-nominated production of Tennessee Williams’ Confessional broke Southwark Playhouse’s box office record last year for their studio space. Jack Silver, artistic director of Tramp, said: “It’s amazing to be back at Southwark Playhouse with such an incredible piece of writing. When I first read it I was just blown away, but it wasn’t until we started auditions that I realised quite how incredible Phil’s writing is. Seeing so many actors give their take on the monologues was mesmerising. It gives the actors a blank canvas and yet there’s a magnetic rhythm to the words.”
Mates co-founder Terri Paddock chairs post-show Q&As with Philip Ridley, cast and creatives on 21 February, 28 February and 5 March. Tickets are priced £20, concessions £16, previews £12. CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE!
Georgie Henley shot to worldwide fame aged eight when she was cast as the lead, Lucy Pevensie, in the Oscar-winning Chronicles of Narnia film series. She took time out of acting to study English at Cambridge before returning to star opposite Ella Purnell in indie film Access All Areas.
Tyrone Huntley recently reprised his critically acclaimed role as Judas in Jesus Christ Superstar at Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre for which he won an Evening Standard Award, was nominated by an Olivier Award and was named by ES Magazine as one of London’s ten hottest new talents to watch. His many other musical credits include Dreamgirls, Memphis and The Book of Mormon in the West End. ANGRY marks his non-musical stage debut.
**HUGE news** Philip Ridley’s #ANGRY @swkplay has a brand new TRAILER #Narnia‘s @geohenleyreal & #OlivierNominee @TyroneHuntley star in the #WORLDPREMIERE of this breathtaking show directed by @maxlindsay!
— Philip Ridley’s Angry – WORLD PREMIERE (@wearetramp) January 25, 2018