After enjoying a successful out-of-town run James Graham’s story of amateur terrorists, The Angry Brigade, comes to London’s Bush Theatre.
Harry Potter’s Dudley, Harry Melling, is all grown up and spreading revolution in this quirky tale, based on a true story, from Paines Plough (read Stage Review’s verdict from its run at Watford Palace Theatre bit.ly/1sORUZg).
The cast also includes Mark Arends, whose credits include Headlong’s 1984 and the RSC’s Two Gentlemen of Verona, Pearl Chanda who recently appeared in Crave at Sheffield Crucible and Godchild at Hampstead Theatre, and Lizzy Watts, who last appeared at the Bush in Mike Bartlett’s Artefacts.
The Angry Brigade is the story of modern Britain’s first home-grown terrorist group. Set against a Britain of spending cuts, high unemployment and economic instability, The Angry Brigade tells the story of a group of four British anarchists who terrorised the country in the 1970s, and the police manhunt that tracked them down.
Directed by Paines Plough’s artistic director James Grieve as part of the company’s 40th anniversary The Angry Brigade is co-produced with long standing partner Theatre Royal Plymouth.
The Angry Brigade runs from tomorrow until June 13.