Angry Alan might appear at first glance to be a comedy (albeit a pretty dark one), and there are plenty of laughs to be had at the expense of both Roger and his new friends in the men’s right movement. But ironically, what this intelligent and thought-provoking play teaches us above all is that such toxic and damaging views are anything but funny.
There’s something very timely in Angry Alan, Penelope Skinner’s portrait of a lost man finding refuge in the “men’s rights movement”.
Angry Alan is an angry little show with huge impact that smartly appropriates the rampant misogyny of its subject flipping the mirror so all its flaws are magnified.
Kit Harington and Johnny Flynn prove themselves agile performers with quick-fire dialogue and sharp comic timing in True West at the Vaudeville Theatre.
I booked my ticket for Penelope Skinner’s new play, Angry Alan, before the Fringe started and it has subsequently won a Fringe First Award which raised expectations – and it didn’t disappoint.