thought-provoking theatre





Angel
Take This Body
Reviews
play synopsis and background



"Annus's performance elicits sympathy, the sadness behind his angry words making the unnaturalistic dialogue work"
viewsfromthegods.co.uk


"insightful performance" "wonderfully believable character"
Everything Theatre
Angel: Take This Body, by Martin Foreman



An intense one-man play is like Marmite - you either love or hate it. Here is every review we have come across of Angel; some include reviews to the companion plays Now We Are Pope and Tadzio Speaks . . . . Production dates:


Edinburgh Festival Fringe, 18 - 23 August 2014
Etcetera Theatre, Camden, 8 - 13 July 2014
The London Theatre, 18 - 23 March 2014



They liked it

broadwaybaby.com
review posted August 2014; confirmed online August 2015
"four stars . . . strong performance of a well-written script tackling hefty issues"
everything-theatre.co.uk
review posted March 2014; confirmed online August 2015

"words that carry the audience into the turbulent and troubled mind of Foreman's wonderfully believable character."

thepublicreviews.com
review posted March 2014; confirmed online August 2015

"engaging"

TheGayUK
"strong performance . . . powerful . . . sinister theme that packed a punch"
Christopher Annus as the Priest
Christopher Peacock as the priest

"four stars" "engaging performance" "spoke to the heart"
this quote comes from a review on What's Peen Seen which is no longer online . . .
J B Priestley's The Rose and Crown
The Rose and Crown
Edinburgh Fringe 2016


edinburghguide.com

britishtheatreguide.info


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Not so keen

playstosee.com
review posted July 2014; last confirmed online August 2015



"In his quieter or emotionally exhausted moments, Peacock captures the essence of a tormented priest fighting his inner demons. However, with a script prone to poetics and fire and brimstone, Peacock often turns to histrionics, becoming painful to watch. Nonetheless, Angel proves a solid start to delving into the inner conflicts in a man devoted to the soul yet tempted by the body."
everythingtheatre.co.uk (a different reviewer from above)
review posted July 2014; last confirmed online August 2015



"I liked that these pieces were challenging, and charged headfirst into the tricky areas of religion and sexuality. Unfortunately, the structure and execution weren't strong enough to really connect with this reviewer."
thepublicreviews.com (a different reviewer from above)
review posted July 2014; last confirmed online August 2015



"While Peacock is adept at showing us the inner workings of the priests mind as he turns the problem over and over, at times he tries too hard, making the action a little overwrought."









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