Angry Alan - Soho Theatre

Wednesday 21 November 2018

Off-West End - Shows

Penelope Skinner's Fringe-First award winning play, Angry Alan, transfers to Soho Theatre for a run from 5 to 30 March 2019.
Angry Alan at Soho Theatre

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Following a smash-hit sell-out run at the Edinburgh Festival, Penelope Skinner's Fringe-First award winning play, Angry Alan, will transfer to Soho Theatre, playing there from 5 to 30 March 2019.

This darkly comic play about masculinity in crisis is written and directed by multi-award-winning playwright Penelope Skinner (The Village Bike, Royal Court Theatre; Linda, Royal Court and Manhattan Theatre Club) and co- created and performed by Donald Sage Mackay (True West, Vaudeville Theatre; Deep State, Fox TV; Linda, Manhattan Theatre Club).

In 2016, in the wake of Trump's election, Penelope Skinner was inspired to write a play about the anger which is dominating today's political landscape.

In doing so she stumbled across the Men's Right's Movement and, along with American actor Donald Sage Mackay, began creating Angry Alan, a story about Roger, an ordinary American man being radicalised online by an extremist movement.

Angry Alan explores how any extreme political viewpoint can take root in

someone's consciousness if they are vulnerable to it and how those who propagate such views may not be all that they seem.

Angry Alan is a ruthlessly funny, timely and powerful play by one of the UK's most significant feminist playwrights.

Penelope Skinner and Donald Sage Mackay commented ...

"We were delighted with the response to Angry Alan in Edinburgh and are so pleased to be coming to the Soho Theatre.

Soho feels like the perfect home for this piece.

And in this fraught and polarised political climate, we are grateful for the opportunity to keep telling this story."


"Looking out over the country, this country, where I was born and raised, I wonder what's going to become of us.

Because this can't be the future, can it?

Everyone just … changing the rules?"

Roger thinks the world's gone mad.

He hates his job, his ex-wife torments him and to top it all, his girlfriend just discovered feminism.

Roger's about to lose his shit.

Until he discovers Angry Alan: online activist and "voice of reason" …

A darkly comic play about masculinity in crisis by award-winning playwright Penelope Skinner, created with and performed by Donald Sage Mackay.


Donald Sage Mackay


Author: Penelope Skinner, created with Donald Sage Mackay
Director: Penelope Skinner
Lighting: Zak Macro
Sound: Dominic Kennedy
Projections: Stanley Orwin-Fraser
Production: Francesca Moody Productions and Popcorn Group in association with Aspen Fringe Festival and SEARED


Soho Theatre - Soho Theatre
21 Dean Street


From: Tuesday 5 March 2019

Closes: Saturday 30 March 2019


Standard: From £11

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