Autumn 2015

The Ballad of Martha Brown

Angel Exit are excited about taking their popular show from last year back out onto the road this Autumn. The Ballad of Martha Brown is based on the true story of the last woman to be publicly hanged in Dorset for murdering her husband with an axe and blaming it on the horse. Filled with Live music, striking choreography and plenty of dark gallows humour this show is suitable for 12+. See here for more info.

Shelley Theatre, Boscombe (preview)
Friday 18th Sept 7.30pm

Newbury Corn Exchange
Wednesday 23rd Sept 7.45pm

Bay Theatre, Weymouth College
Thursday 24th Sept 7.30pm

Kington Langley Village Hall
Saturday 26th Sept 8.00pm

Parabola Arts Centre, Cheltenham
Monday 28th Sept 7.00pm
Tuesday 28th Sept 2.00pm

Quartz Festival, Queens College, Taunton
Thursday 1st Oct 7.30pm
Friday 2nd Oct 2.00pm

Merlin Theatre, Frome
Saturday 3rd Oct 7.45pm

The Plough Arts Centre, Torrington
Tuesday 6th Oct 8.00pm

The Flavel, Dartmouth
Wednesday 7th Oct 7.30pm

Burton Bradstock Village Hall
Saturday 10th Oct 7.30pm

New Barn Theatre, Milton Abbey School
Sunday 11th Oct 4.00pm

Powell Theatre, Sherborne School
Tuesday 13th Oct 8.00pm

Square Chapel, Halifax
Thurs 15th Oct 8pm

Shelley Theatre, Boscombe
Weds 21st Oct 7.30pm

Stamford Arts Centre
Thurs 22nd Oct 7.30pm

Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury
Fri 23rd Oct 8pm

Comrades Hall, Broadwindsor
Sat 24th Oct 7.30pm

Stage manager Matt Lewellyn Smith and performers Morag Cross, Tamsin Fessey and Lynne Forbes will be joined by Pete Ashmore (Calcraft) and Myles Nicol (John Brown) on this tour. We are very excited about working with such lovely talented performers.

We're delighted to be bringing this Dorset tale back to life and taking it around the UK. We are also running workshops on devising, physical theatre and Brechtian techniques to accompany the show. Please contact  to find out more.


Christmas 2015

Otto and the Robin

For under 8s and their families.

You are invited to the Piddle under Puddle annual Christmas party!

Everyone will be there

Well nearly everyone...Otto would like to go but he's just too shy.

Then one day a robin flies in through Otto's window and changes his life forever. 

A tale of making friends and overcoming our fears filled with festive cheer, fun songs and gorgeous puppetry. This brand new show from Dorset based Angel Exit Theatre promises to delight both young and old.

The show has been commissioned by Lighthouse Poole's Centre for the Arts and was created with support from Marine Theatre Lyme Regis R&D by the Sea and Arts Council England.

Shows run at Lighthouse from 8th - 24th December 2015. Tickets on sale now through Lighthouse.

A non-seasonal version of the show will be available for touring in 2016. Contact us for further information. 


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.