‘Among Angels’ at The Courtyard Theatre.

‘Her Royal Lowness/ with just one push of that hypodermic/needle/into the vein/will write her name/with your blood/and claim/the innermost part of you.’

(‘Among Angels’)

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It was only a few months ago that the opening of my play ‘Among Angels’ was performed at The Arcola Theatre in Dalston as part of The New Writing Festival.

Just before Christmas, I received the good news that The Courtyard Theatre in Hoxton were keen to host a production of ‘Among Angels’. The show will open on the main stage on Wednesday 3rd April 2019 for a four week run. I’m pleased to announce that the director will be Peter Taylor, whose critically acclaimed play ‘Glitter Punch’ was performed at The Edinburgh Fringe Festival and The Kings Head Theatre in Islington.

The cast includes Andrew Armitage (who features as Craig in EastEnders this month), Mohsen Ghaffari (‘The Treatment’ – The Almeida Theatre), Stephen Papaioannou (‘After Liverpool’ – The Albany), Kieran Faulkner (‘Feel/More’ – The Kings Head), Christopher Hardcastle, and Tommy Papaioannou from The Arcola Queer Collective.

Rehearsals start next month and tickets will go on sale at the beginning of March. (available from The Courtyard Theatre and also online via Stagedoor.)

‘A cross between Mark Ravenhill and ‘Angels in America’ ‘

(Peter Taylor, director of ‘Glitter Punch’ and more recently, ‘Weird’.)

‘ ‘Among Angels’ is a witty, thought-provoking and poignant play. Graves manages to convey a sense of fragility through his characters and also experiments with theatrical form. It will be really exciting to see this on stage.’

(Kimberley Andrews, playwright and tutor at RADA)

 

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