THE DRIVE 2017
Angel Exit's new two hander show is currently in development. It has been supported by grants from Arts Council England, as well as Marine Theatre R&D by the Sea, Activate and Lighthouse Poole's Centre for the Arts.
An original story developed by Lynne Forbes and Tamsin Fessey with playwright Amy Rosenthal, The Drive sees two women on an unexpected road trip from London to Oslo. The further they get from home, the closer they get to confronting the demons of their shared past. It's show about friendship, the fragility of memory and coming of age in the 1990s. We're excited to be working with Jack Offord on projection design and Tom Ball on a thrilling soundtrack.
We expect to do a pilot tour in Spring 2017 followed by a run at Edinburgh Festival 2017. Watch this space for more details.
Formed by graduates of the prestigious Ecole Lecoq, Angel Exit Theatre is a shifting ensemble of performers with a shared passion for new dynamic physical theatre, under the artistic direction of Tamsin Fessey and Lynne Forbes.
To date Angel Exit have devised, produced and performed six original pieces of theatre, all critically acclaimed. They have very different stories, but what the shows have in common is a strong emphasis on storytelling through physical ensemble theatre, using the European traditions of clown, chorus, melodrama and buffoonery.
“Angel Exit... is weaving stories with more than a little theatrical magic... There is so much vivid theatricality and inventiveness at work here.”
Lyn Gardner, The Guardian
The company was previously based in Dublin, but is now based in Dorset, South West England. They are associate artists of Lighthouse Poole’s Centre for the Arts, resident company of Dorchester Arts and have strong connections to Bridport Arts Centre.