The Angry Brigade

by James Graham
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A Paines Plough and Theatre Royal Plymouth production

A bold new play by James Graham, writer of sell-out smash hits This House (Royal National Theatre) and Privacy (Donmar Warehouse).

“Its government has declared a vicious class war.

A one-sided war…

We have started to fight back…

…with bombs.”

Against a backdrop of Tory cuts, high unemployment and the deregulated economy of 1970s Britain, a young urban guerrilla group mobilises: The Angry Brigade.

Their targets: MPs. Embassies. Police. Pageant Queens.

A world of order shattered by anarchy; the rules have changed. An uprising has begun. No one is exempt.

 

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“A timeless depiction of young people agitating against a world that appears to exclude them.”
The Times
“Our brightest political playwright.”
Evening Standard
“An explosive account of idealogical war”
The Guardian
“Hits the heart as much as it hits the head.”
Londonist

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Lizzy Watts
Lizzy's theatre credits include Merit (Plymouth Drum), A Midsummer Nights Dream (The Globe International Tour), BLINK (Soho/Nabokov), Twelfth Night (Filter Theatre/UK Tour/Mexico), Wasted, (Paines Plough/Camden Roundhouse and UK tour), The Man (Finborough/UK Tour), One Million Tiny Plays About Britain (Latitude), Dr Faustus (Watford Place), Eight (Ringling Festival Sarasota/Tantrum), Artefacts (Bush Theatre/UK Tour/ New York Run) and The Grizzled Skipper (Nuffield Theatre). Television credits include Midsomer Murders (ITV) and Hidden (BBC Wales). Film credits include One In The Dark, Sprawlers (Firesnake Films) and Footsteps (Random Films).
Mark Arends
His theatre credits include Two Gentleman Of Verona (Royal Shakespeare Company), 1984 (Almeida Theatre)(Headlong/Nottingham Playhouse), At the End of Everything Else (Unicorn Theatre), Love’s Comedy (Orange Tree Theatre), Something Very Far Away (Unicorn Theatre), Cat in the Hat (Theatre de la Ville)(National Theatre/Young Vic), Macbeth (Liverpool Everyman), Beauty and the Beast (National Theatre), Alison’s House (Orange Tree Theatre), Hallelujah (Theatre 503), The Glass Menagerie (Royal Exchange), Marianne Dreams (Almeida Theatre), Henry V (Royal Exchange). His television credits include New Tricks (Wall to Wall/BBC), Doctors (BBC), Skins Series 4 (Company Television Productions), The Innocence Project (Tightrope North/BBC), The Bill (Talkback Thames), Silent Witness (BBC), Casualty at Holby (BBC). His film credits include Draw on Sweet Night (Capriol Films), Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll (Lipsync Productions), Pride And Prejudice (Working Title).
Pearl Chanda
Pearl’s theatre credits include Crave (Sheffield Crucible Theatre), Two Gentleman of Verona (Royal Shakespeare Company), Godchild (Hampstead Theatre), The Seagull (Headlong Theatre), The Acid Test, The Grace of Mary Traverse, As You Like It, The Relapse, Jeddermann, Hobson’s Choice, Hedda Gabler (Royal Academy of Dramatic Art). Television credits include Arthur and George (Buffalo Pictures/ITV), Holby City (BBC). Film credits include The Final Haunting (Fierce Cat Media), Mr Turner (Thin Man Films).
Harry Melling
Harry’s theatre credits include Peddling (High Tide/NYC/Arcola), King Lear (Chichester & New York), The Hot House (Trafalgar Studios), Smack Family Robinson (Trafalgar Studios), I Am a Camera (Southwark Playhouse), When Did You Last See My Mother? (Trafalgar Studios), School for Scandal (Barbican), Coalition: Bedrooms, Dens and Other Forms of Magic (Theatre 503), Women Beware Women (Royal National Theatre), and Mother Courage (Royal National Theatre). On screen Harry is known for playing Dudley Dursley in the Harry Potter films (Warner Brothers) as well as roles in Joe Mistry (ITV), Garrow’s Law (BBC), Merlin Shine (BBC), Just William (CBBC), Friends and Crocodiles (BBC).

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