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 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.
Philip Ridley developed Angry over a four-year period in a close partnership with director Max Lindsay.
“Phil and I started exploring things that made us, well angry, and the play sort of grew out of that.” says Lindsay, “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.
The cast is promising: Georgie Henley shot to worldwide fame aged eight when she was cast as the lead, Lucy Pevensie, in the Oscar-winning Chronicles of Narnia series and Tyrone Huntley received an Olivier Award nomination and was featured by ES Magazine as one of 10 of London’s hottest new talents to watch in 2016.
The show is being produced by Tramp, whose Offie-nominated production of Tennessee Williams’ Confessional broke Southwark Playhouse’s box office record last year for their studio space, The Little.
Angry will be performed at Southwark Playhouse from Weds, 14th February to Sat, 10th March 2018 (Not Sundays)
Venue: Southwark Playhouse, 77-85 Newington Causeway, Inner London, Greater London SE1 6BD
Time: Mon to Sat – 8.00pm (Tues & Sat Matinee – 3.30pm)
Price £20 | £16 concessions | All previews £12
More info and tickets: www.southwarkplayhouse.co.uk/show/angry/#booking