Preview: Eavesdropping Again at Barons Court Theatre

Eavesdropping Again Baron's Court Theatre
Eavesdropping Again Baron's Court Theatre

Angel Theatre Company are to present a third instalment of their ‘eavesdropping’ projects! Eavesdropping Again will play at Barons Court Theatre, Tuesday 2nd – Saturday 13th October 2018 at 7.30pm (with a matinee performance on Saturday 6th October at 2.30pm).

In July 2016 John Patterson, Artistic Director of Angel Theatre Company, created Eavesdropping – a unique piece of verbatim theatre. Unlike most plays which are either scripted or devised, Eavesdropping was different in that it was neither. The piece was created by John’s company of actors who spent several weeks covertly recording real people engaged in genuine conversations. These recordings were then scripted, explored and reinterpreted through rehearsal to find their dramatic potential. Each vignette became a miniature work of art, offering the audience a great insight into the world around us. It proved to be a more honest, poignant, funny and genuine reflection of society than most conventionally written plays could hope to be! The show was so successful, John repeated the project and produced More Eavesdropping in January 2017. Again, the unique concept proved to be so popular that the entire run of the production sold out.

Following the same formula as its predecessor projects, 2018 sees the company create Eavesdropping Again – a new social commentary, reflecting the attitudes and opinions of those living their lives in and around London. Patterson said, “In response to countless requests for us to produce a new ‘eavesdropping’ project, we are currently developing Eavesdropping Again.  Throughout the summer my cast have been gathering material and, yet again, we have been fascinated at our findings. The pieces we have so far explored range from the deeply moving to the hilarious! These raw and revealing observations of real life are more genuinely reflective of the world around us than much conventionally scripted drama! Each of the vignettes work as short plays in themselves but, when presented as part of a sequence, they will create a full-length show which will take audiences on an entertaining, emotional and amusing journey.”

Angel Theatre Company is a professional organisation founded in 2015, which is dedicated to producing London fringe theatre of the highest calibre. They create work which is entertaining, challenging, engaging and thought provoking. Although often performing in small venues, they aim to give audiences the same quality of production as a West End theatre, but for a fraction of the cost! The company has an impressive history of producing successful theatre, boasting a catalogue of 5-star reviews and sell out runs. These include; Cameron’s Can’t Stand up for Falling Down, Eavesdropping, More Eavesdropping, Kane’s 4:48 Psychosis, Sartre’s No Exit, Genet’s The Maids and LaBute’s Autobahn.

Previous productions include Can’t Stand up for Falling Down, Eavesdropping, More Eavesdropping, 4:48 Psychosis, No Exit, The Maids and Autobahn.

Tickets for Eavesdropping Again are priced at £18 and £12 concessions (Students, Equity members and Senior Citizens) and can be booked via the Angel Theatre Company website at Early booking is advised as some performances are already sold out.

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