★★★★★ “Riveting … I would see it again, in an instant”—The Times
Syria, 2014. In the town of Kobane, there’s a siege as fierce as Stalingrad. ISIS, having steam-rollered through Iraq, are expecting to take the town easily. But the citizens have found a heroine: a crackshot sniper with 100 kills to her name. And she appears indestructible. She’s the legendary Angel of Kobane.
Inspired by an extraordinary true story, Angel is the critically-acclaimed new drama from playwright Henry Naylor. Following a sold-out run in Edinburgh, where it won a prestigious Fringe First award, it premieres in London for four weeks only. Michael Cabot (Marat Sade, Pera Palas) returns to Arcola to direct Avital Lvova in the title role.
Formerly a head writer of Spitting Image, Henry Naylor has written for some of the most famous names on television, including Alistair McGowan, Lenny Henry and Rory Bremner. Following The Collector and Echoes, Angel is the third of his ‘Arabian Nightmares’ to transfer to Arcola.
WINNER, Scotsman Fringe First for innovation and outstanding new writing
WINNER, Holden Street Theatre Award
NOMINATED, Amnesty Freedom of Expression Award
NOMINATED, Carol Tambor Best Of Edinburgh Award
“One of the most powerful pieces of theatre I’ve seen in a long time”
“★★★★ Outstanding new writing… A magnificent, challenging show”
“★★★★ Riveting, thought-provoking piece of theatre ...
The monologue, ably directed by Michael Cabot, is hypnotic, and Bragança’s energetic performance outstanding.”
“★★★★ A terrific tour de force”
“★★★★ A compelling story of success against adversity”
a compelling, thought-provoking, symbolic piece of theatre.”
“★★★★ Completely compelling…
Filipa Bragança commands the stage”
“★★★★ Utterly gripping”
“★★★★ Powerful and moving and, sadly, still incredibly relevant”
“★★★★ An example of masterful storytelling”
“★★★★ Anyone who has a serious interest in what is happening in the Middle East should see this play. Excellent writing, excellent direction, excellent acting”
“★★★★★ A real stand out in the Fringe’s theatre programme this year”
“A powerful demonstration of how a single performer can have the punch of a large cast. Naylor has surely delivered another hit here.”