From the writer of ‘The Collector’ (which came to our stage on 22 Oct, 2016) comes…
Angel – by Henry Naylor
A city under siege by IS forces.
The beseigers have modern tanks, howitzers and thousands of machine guns. The desperate people of Kobane are armed only with determination and ageing Russian rifles. Washington is predicting an inevitable defeat.
But against all expectations, the brutal attackers are driven back. A team of Amazons – a group of female snipers called the YPJ – are instrumental in turning the tide..
At the centre of the fighting: a pistachio farmer’s daughter called Rehana.
She used to be a law student, but upon joining the resistance, she discovered she had a talent for killing..
And now 100 jihadis lie dead. Shot by her hand. Now, she becomes the centre of an ISIS manhunt…
Inspired by a true story.
“One of the most powerful pieces of theatre I’ve seen in a long time.” – KIRSTY LANG, BBC RADIO 4, FRONT ROW
ANGEL AWARDS, EDINBURGH 2016
1. Fringe First Winners
2. The Holden Street Theatre Award Winners
3. Best of Edinburgh – Nominees
4. Amnesty International Freedom of Expression Award – Shortlist
“Outstanding new writing… a magnificent, challenging show… Naylor’s tight, beautifully-structured script […] poses tough questions about our own complicity in the chaos” – The Scotsman ★★★★
“A powerful demonstration of a how a single performer can have the punch of a large cast. Naylor has surely delivered another hit here. Top pick” – The Guardian