NEWS: Henry Naylor’s Award Winning Play Angel to Play at the Arcola Theatre

Following a successful run at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe last year, it has been announced that Henry Naylor’s play will run at the Arcola Theatre from the 11th September. 


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.

Henry Naylor’s play is inspired by the story of a modern legend; a female sniper – the Angel of Kobane – who held ISIS in check for over a year in war torn Syria. A young female law student, she joined the resistance when the town of Kobane was besieged – and quickly discovered that she had a talent for killing.

When the play premiered at the Edinburgh Fringe in 2016, it won two of the most prestigious prizes – the Fringe First Award and the Holden Street Theatres Edinburgh Award.

Directed by Michael Cabot, Naylor’s play will make its London premiere at the Arcola Theatre from the 11th September.

The production will see Avital Lvova star in the title role in this one woman show.

Angel will play at the Arcola Theatre from the 11th September until the 7th October. For more information visit:

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