BRIGHTER: Shows and performances in the Angel: September 2019

September brings an abundance of shows, events and performances to the Angel.  Below is just a selection of what our cultural venues have to offer over the coming month…



 Until 28 September – The Doctor

Almeida Associate Director Robert Icke and Juliet Stevenson reunite at the Almeida for their third collaboration, following Mary Stuart and Hamlet.



Until 14 Sept – Skin in the Game

Infused with the spirit of Philip Ridley and Irvine Welsh, Paul Westwood’s debut full-length play is a startling new thriller that lifts the lid on gambling addiction, survival on the edges of society, and what happens when you lie to those who know you best.

17  Sept to 5 October – DANELAW

DANELAW was originally inspired by reports in the anti-Fascist magazine Searchlight of an attempt by neo-Nazi group Combat 18 to establish a white-supremacist homeland in East Anglia with Chelmsford as the capital. This failed, however, when the group’s leaders were convicted of the murder of another party member, involving disputes over funds gained from Combat 18’s interests in the music industry.



4 to 14 September  – Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre – Programme A – Lazarus / Revelations

5 to 13 September – Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater — Programme B — EN / The Call / Juba / Revelations

10 to 14 September – Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater — Programme C — Ounce of Faith / Members Don’t Get Weary / Ella / Revelations

“The Basquiat of the US contemporary dance scene” (Sunday Times), Rennie Harris thrilled audiences with the UK premiere of Exodus at Sadler’s Wells in 2015. He now returns to Sadler’s Wells for his latest series of three works.



Until 21 Sept – World’s End

November 1998. As the war in Kosovo plays out, two families in London fight for their own freedom. But freedom takes courage and all Ben wants to do is finish his new video game. James Corley’s debut play is a love story that explores war, single parenthood and sexuality.

Until 21 Sept – Voldemort and the Teenage Hogwarts Musical Parody

Fresh from sold out performances at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, two of the co-creators of Fringe sell-out smash-hit Thrones! The Musical bring you a Harry Potter musical parody that is sure to leave you spellbound.

1 to 16 September – Stripped

Ollie is a self-proclaimed Beta Male. He’s into ultimate frisbee, vegan barbecues and playing the Hamilton soundtrack on repeat. When he volunteers to model nude for an artist, he’s hell bent on showing her just how woke he is… Stripped is a tense comic drama that asks whether those “nice guys” are really all that they seem.



Until 8 September – We’re Going on a Bear Hunt

Little Angel Theatre’s acclaimed adaptation returns to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Michael Rosen’s beloved book. This production is ideal for brave hunters and bear lovers alike.

12 Sept to 6 October – The Bed

Most Beds are Beds for sleeping and resting, but the best Beds are much more interesting! This enchanting poem by Sylvia Plath, written for her own children, is brought to life in a special show for babies and toddlers.

14 Sept to 10 November (various performance dates) – The Dong with a Luminous Nose

With a huge and colourful cast of abstract and figurative puppets, this absurd take on Lear’s nonsense classic explores that difficult age between being a child and becoming an adult. Brought to you by the designer/director and composer partnership behind Little Angel Theatre’s Alice in Wonderland and The Giraffe and the Pelly and Me.