The Southwark Playhouse will present the world premiere of Philip Ridley’s five gender-neutral monologues from the 14th February.
A spaceship hurtles towards a black hole. A book-loving couple ﬂee a burning city. A bloodshot eye conjures up kisses and wild animals. The world premiere of Philip Ridley’s Angry is a menacing, magical, and darkly comedic collection of stories that vibrate with the lingering une.
Director Max Lindsay makes his London debut with Angry, which is set to star Chronicles of Narnia star Georgie Henley, making her professional stage debut.
Henley will be joined on stage by Tyrone Huntley to perform the series of five gender-neutral monologues on subjects as diverse as refugees, millennial anger, and interstellar travel. All five 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.
Developed over four years by Philip Ridley and Max Lindsay, Angry is a collection of stories that reflect the unease of our times.
Georgie Henley first shot to worldwide fame aged eight when she was cast as Lucy Pevensie, in the Chronicles of Narnia series. She took time out of acting to study English at Cambridge before returning to star opposite Ella Purnell in indie film Access All Areas.
Talking about the show Max Lindsay said: “What’s incredible is how relevant Angry feels today. Phil wrote it before President Trump, Weinstein and #MeToo but it feels like it could have been a direct response to current events. He’s always a dozen steps ahead of the rest of us, it’s part of his genius.”
Angry will play at the Southwark Playhouse from the 14th February until the 10th March 2018. For more information and to book tickets visit: http://southwarkplayhouse.co.uk/show/angry/