Spring 2015

New shows in development

Angel Exit have been commissioned by Lighthouse Poole to produce a Christmas show for under 8s in their studio space for Christmas 2015. We know there will be a robin involved and there are all sorts of other ideas which we will workshop this spring. We will also be developing a new show for adult audiences with a cast of two which is flexible, adaptable and easy to tour to smaller venues at short notice. The details of this project are secret for now, but watch this space!



The Ballad of
Martha Brown

Our most recent show was devised from a true story about the last woman to be hanged in Dorset. Complete with live music, striking physicality and dark gallows humor, it was also a moving and very human tale of a relationship breaking down. We had a successful tour of this show in Spring 2014 playing spaces as varied as village halls in Wales and the main house at Lighthouse Poole where we had an audience of over 300 people. We're delighted to be bringing this show back out in Autumn 2015 and taking it around the UK. If you are a venue interested in receiving the show, please contact info@angelexit.co.uk and we will send you a tour pack.




Angel Exit spent summer in the garden! We were commissioned by the Royal Botanical Gardens at Kew to create a new piece of interactive theatre to engage the public with the healing power of plants. The company collaborated with Kew scientists and Hattie and Flora to create Plant Family Croquet, part of their Plantasia Festival.  This Autumn Angel Exit worked with science communicator Frank Burnet on a one off performance at Canterbury Festival, Chaos Cabaret, looking at the Chaos Theory in action. We brought some chaos to the beautiful old Spiegeltent where it was performed.




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.