FEATURED SHOW: Philip Ridley’s Angry at Southwark Playhouse, ★★★★★ reviews are in & Twitter is buzzing!

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Philip Ridley’s explosive new collection of gender-neutral monologues ANGRY has just received its world premiere at London’s Southwark Playhouse, where it runs until 10 March 2018. What have critics and audiences been saying so far? We’ve rounded up some of our favourite review quotes and Twitter buzz – as well as full production photography – below… 

Georgie Henley and Tyrone Huntley, directed by Max Lindsay, perform Philip Ridley’s series of six monologues on subjects as diverse as refugees, millennial anger, and interstellar travel.

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.

Post-show Q&As

Mates co-founder Terri Paddock chairs a series of Angry Q&As on 21 & 28 February, 5 March 2018.

Both actors have learned all six monologues, but, with two versions of the show, who performs which alternates from night to night. When “She follows Him”, monologues 2, 4, and 6 are performed by the “Her” (and the others by “Him”) and when “He follows Her”, monologues 2, 4, and 6 are performed by “Him” (and the others by “Her”).

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.

ANGRY runs at London’s Southwark Playhouse from 14 February to 10 March 2018, with performances (90 minutes) Mondays to Saturdays at 8pm, Tuesday and Saturday matinees at 3.30pm. Tickets are priced £20, concessions £16. CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE!


Review highlights

The Arts Desk – ★★★★★
Aleks Sierz: ‘Watching this 90-minute show makes you feel as if you’ve downed several super-alcoholic drinks — and then rushed out into the freezing cold night, under the cold unfeeling stars. Yes, welcome to Ridleyland, a place of precarious uncertainty, full of comic missteps and grotesquerie… Our world, warns Ridley, is a bad place that can easily turn into a very bad place. Max Lindsay’s excellent production delivers the goods with a punch in the gut and a burst vein in the head… Fans of Ridley will not be disappointed.’
Carn’s Theatre Passion – ★★★★★
Michael Moor: ‘I particularly admired the truly theatrical nature of the writing, no sets, props or chairs required, sparse simple lighting and staged in the round – the skill, openness and vulnerability of the actor at the centre of the work.. Philip Ridley‘s dialogue is a gift… this gift is seized upon by the charismatic Huntley and Henley – who give near-perfect performances.’
Upcoming – ★★★★
Ella Navarro: “Angry is a masterpiece to see twice, as the monologues will be alternated between the actors. This is a performance for people with imagination, who want to be surprised, where it is not about how it’s interpreted, but rather about enjoying the show.’
Breaking the Fourth Wall – ★★★★
Michael Davis: ‘The monologues vary in length and intensity, but most importantly all feature moments of anger (or anger-based incidents integral to their backstory)… Ridley deserves credit for writing, Henley deserves all the credit she can get bringing it to life [her character] with such veracity, rawness and sincerity.’
LoveLondonLoveCulture – ★★★★
Emma Clarendon: “By turns, each of Philip Ridley’s six monologues put together here are angry, passionate and ultimately heart wrenching in terms of the range of subjects they cover, wrapped in two electrifying performances from Georgie Henley and Tyrone Huntley.”
Litro
Simon Fearn: “The pieces in Angry are like steroid shots in the arm, brief flashes of a hyperreal world which shows how easily things can fall apart. Ridley’s characteristic themes are all here: nostalgia, imagination, and violence.”
The Play’s the Thing
Joanna Trainor: “Philip Ridley’s ability to write about the most grotesque scenarios with the most beautiful language will never cease to amaze… Theatre that packs a punch.”
London Theatre 1
Mark Shenton: ‘The power comes from the command of the actors over both the material and the audience. It is also evocatively staged by director Max Lindsay in a sunken stage, over which is hung a canopy of neon lights that flicker and change colour throughout.’
Time Out
Fine performances light up Philip Ridley’s new collection of bleak monologues… Max Lindsay’s direction brings out big, gesturing performances from the two performers… Henley is the surprise… This is her professional stage debut – and it’s a bloody knockout.’
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