Olivier Award nominee Tyrone Huntley stars with Chronicles of Narnia’s Georgie Henley in the premiere of Philip Ridley’s Angry, at Southwark Playhouse this February.
Huntley, who was nominated for Best Actor in a Musical at this year’s awards for his role as Judas in Jesus Christ Superstar, was part of the original London casts of Dreamgirls and Book of Mormon.
Huntley and Henley will perform the series of five monologues on subjects as diverse as refugees, millennial anger, and interstellar travel.
All five monologues will be performed by each actor over the course of the run, but which actor performs each individual monologue will alternate night-to-night.
A spaceship hurtles towards a black hole. A book-loving couple flee a burning city. A bloodshot eye conjures
up kisses and wild animals….
Angry, directed by Max Lindsay, is a menacing, magical, and darkly comedic collection of stories that vibrate with the lingering unease of our times.
Philip Ridley developed Angry over a four-year period in a close partnership with Lindsay.
“Phil and I started exploring things that made us, well angry, and the play sort of grew out of that,” says Lindsay.
“We were drawn to this idea of what it means to be a man and to be a woman in the modern world, and where the differences are.
“Having the same words said by both a man and a woman over the course of the run will give the audiences the chance to see the how the same events can have a very different impact.
“What’s incredible is how relevant Angry feels today. Phil wrote it before President Trump, Weinstein and #MeToo but it feels like it could have been a direct response to current events.
“He’s always a dozen steps ahead of the rest of us, it’s part of his genius.”
Georgie Henley shot to worldwide fame aged eight when she was cast as the lead, Lucy Pevensie, in the Oscar-winning Chronicles of Narnia series.
She took time out of acting to study English at Cambridge before returning to star opposite Ella Purnell in indie film Access All Areas.
Tyrone Huntley most recently reprised his critically acclaimed role as Judas in Jesus Christ Superstar at Regents Park Open Air Theatre for which he received an Olivier Award nomination and was featured by ES Magazine as one of 10 of London’s hottest new talents to watch in 2016.
He also won the Evening Standard Award for Emerging Talent at last year’s Awards.
The show is being produced by Tramp, whose Offie-nominated production of Tennessee Williams’ Confessional broke Southwark Playhouse’ s box office record last year for their studio space, The Little.
Angry runs in The little at Southwark Playhouse from February 14 – March 10.