James Graham

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The Angry Brigade

Director James Grieve Writer James Graham Starring
  • Pearl Chanda
  • Mark Arends
  • Lizzy Watts
  • Harry Melling
    Theatre Royal Plymouth

    Against a backdrop of Tory cuts, high unemployment and the deregulated economy of 1970s Britain, a young urban guerrilla group mobilises. The Angry Brigade's targets are MPs, embassies, police and pageant queens. As a special police squad hunt the home-grown terrorists whose identities shocked the nation, James Graham's heart-stopping thriller lures us into a frenzied world that looks much like our own.

    The Angry Brigade by James Graham - Official Trailer
    The Angry Brigade
    The Angry Brigade

    James Graham's counterpart characters nicely raise questions of facets of personality and values. Karen Bussell
    What's On Stage

    Playwright James Graham has a gimlet eye for newsworthy subjects… Though his new play explores the seemingly remote territory of early 1970s anarchism, what emerges is a world with chilling similarities to our own.

    Andrew Dickson
    The Guardian

    the play explodes into life in Act II with a welcome infusion of edgy drama ramping up the tension.

    Roger Malone
    The Stage

    Graham paints a picture of a society in crisis. The author takes a swipe at the usual suspects of politicians and cuts, but hints at childhood roots and more complexity. The similarities with our modern version of home grown terrorism are pertinent

    Joan Phillips
    The Public Reviews