conceptualised and directed by John Patterson
produced by Angel Theatre Company
Another Eavesdropping is a unique piece of verbatim theatre!
The play has been created by our company of actors who spent several weeks recording members of the public engaged in genuine conversations. These recordings have been scripted word-for-word and explored through rehearsal to discover their dramatic potential. Each vignette is a miniature work of art, offering the audience a great insight into the world around us.
It is an honest, poignant, funny and genuine reflection of society that captivatingly reflects the attitudes and opinions of people living their lives in and around London in 2022
An exciting and original concept. SeekNplayUK
Like a theatrical rendering of Gogglebox. A funny snapshot of modern Britain! Sean Turner, Artistic Director of Trinity Theatre, Royal Tunbridge Wells
Verbatim theatre taken more literally than I’ve ever seen it. The Stage
Angel Theatre Company is dedicated to producing bold, challenging, dynamic and thought-provoking London fringe theatre. Their aim is to offer the same quality of performance as audiences might experience in any West End theatre, but for a fraction of the price!
Previous productions at The Jack include: Samuel Beckett’s Footfalls, Play, Not I, Catastrophe and Rockaby. Other productions include: Can’t Stand up for Falling Down (New Wimbledon Studio Theatre), Eavesdropping, More Eavesdropping, 4:48 Psychosis, No Exit, The Maids, Autobahn, Eavesdropping Again (all at Barons Court Theatre), Stray, Forsaking Others (The White Bear Theatre), Gobstoppers (a piece specifically created for screen which streamed online in March and April 2021) and Innocence (The Bread & Roses Theatre).
Press for this production
An intriguing portrait of city living, it’s an enjoyable and energetic production. ★★★★ London Theatre 1
Bravo! for the Jack Studio Theatre and the Angel Theatre Company for engaging with life as it’s lived today, taking on a relatively rare and always tricky form and getting as many laughs from the house as I’ve heard pretty much anywhere this year. London needs this cheeky, affectionate look at itself right now to sutain it through the dark nights to come – and you do gain a renewed faith that the men and women we’ve seen in the play will get through. ★★★★ Broadway World
Some of the characters are instantly sympathetic, while others are harder to like – but each of them has something to say, and that’s the key point…Strong performances and an ear for the often unintentional humour that’s all around us is what makes Another Eavesdropping an enjoyable show to watch Theatre Things
It’s very finely observed…There is a lot of talent in this show Sardines
It is in this cumulative effect of digging into the emotion in these exchanges that the show gains its power, pointing almost towards a Caryl Churchillian way of probing into ideas about the way we communicate with each other and indeed what we think we get away when we think no one else is listening. There Ought to be Clowns
you should go. The acting is uniformly excellent London Pub Theatres
an evening of amusing and sometimes poignant observations British Theatre Guide
Conceptualised and directed by John Patterson
Produced by Angel Theatre Company
Ben Armitage, Anna Bonnett, Georgia Dawson, Kieran Dooner, Kitty Evans, Beatrice Hyde, Gordana Kostic, James Lee, Taylor Pope, Laura Shipler Chico, Christie Silvester, Ricky Zalman