BRIGHTER – What’s on in the Angel this August

August 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 24 August – Southern Belles: Two one-act plays by Tennessee Williams

Presented together for the very first time, these startling tales of love, loneliness and longing will headline the King’s Head Theatre’s Queer Season.



10 August to 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.



7 to 31 August – Matthew Bourne’s Romeo and Juliet – New Adventures

Matthew Bourne’s Romeo and Juliet is a passionate and contemporary re-imagining of Shakespeare’s classic love story. Confined against their will by a society that seeks to divide, our two young lovers must follow their hearts as they risk everything to be together.



Until 4 August – The Slightly Annoying Elephant

What’s big, blue, bossy, and turns up uninvited? A slightly annoying elephant, of course! This hilarious story by comedian and author David Walliams is brought to life through puppetry.

29 August to 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.



Until 17 Aug – Crystal Clear
Crystal Clear is a raw and humbling examination of sudden loss and our attempts to cope with it. It tells a story of love undone by fear and self-destruction, and exposes our fundamental need for human connection.