Conceptualised and Directed by John Patterson
In October 2018, we produced Eavesdropping Again, the third instalment of our 'Eavesdropping' projects.
In July 2016 John Patterson, Artistic Director of Angel Theatre Company, created Eavesdropping - a unique piece of verbatim theatre! Unlike most plays which are either scripted or devised, Eavesdropping was different in that it was neither! The piece was created by John’s company of actors who spent several weeks covertly recording real people engaged in genuine conversations. These recordings were then scripted, explored and reinterpreted through rehearsal to find their dramatic potential. Each vignette became a miniature work of art, offering the audience a great insight into the world around us. It proved to be a more honest, poignant, funny and genuine reflection of society than most conventionally written plays could hope to be! The show was so successful, John decided to repeat the project and created More Eavesdropping in January 2017. Again, the unique concept proved to be so popular that the entire run of the production sold out.
Following the same formula as its predecessor projects, John created a new social commentary, reflecting the attitudes and opinions of those living their lives in and around London.
“Such great performances by all members of the cast and a very interesting concept!”
“It was brilliant, funny, and moving.”
“Verbatim theatre at its best! Hilarious, poignant, slick work and of course masterfully acted.”
“Thought provoking and often funny, little glimpses of the world around us. Do go see it.”
“An honest, exposing and thought provoking piece of Verbatim Theatre.”
“Thought provoking, funny and real. Brilliant theatre!”
“Beautiful performances all round, and such a slick production!”
“Brilliant verbatim theatre. Disclosure: you will be moved.”
“So many laughs and a truly brilliant cast.”
“An exceptionally strong cast and entertaining from start to finish.”
“What a fabulously entertaining evening. Such a talented group of performers.”
“Thoroughly enjoyed watching this unique piece of theatre last night. It was thought provoking, at times disturbing, bizarre and hilarious.”
“Such a humanistic approach to theatre that intrigues you, yet makes you feel like you’re not alone.”
“So original. So fantastic. We loved it!”
“Cracking & relevant theatre, & cracking & moving performances”
“Thought provoking, funny & real glimpses of the world that surrounds us.”
“A triumphant tapestry of talking wild.”
“A very fascinating concept and great performances all round!”
“I was so engrossed by the concept and how accurately it shows how warped, wacky and wonderful we really are.”
“13 talented and focused actors presenting a wide swathe of real life.”