Written by award winning playwright and director Ben Woolf, Angry Young Man tells the story of Yuri, a brilliant Eastern European surgeon who arrives in London in search of work and a new life. Instead he meets Patrick, a young man offering help, friendship and a trip to the heart of the English countryside. But what they find there reveals some cold truths about England. And what Yuri discovers about Patrick forces him to choose between a life in Britain and his honour.
The show plays at The Studio, Holden Street Theatres, 34 Holden Street Hindmarsh from 12 February (previewing 12,13,14 Feb) through until 17 March. Check Fringe Guide and online for performance times. Duration 60 mins. Tickets are $16.50 (Preview) $18.60 concession to $26.90 Adults and available through Venuetix, FringeTIX or may be purchased at the door.
Following the Angry Young Man's original Edinburgh season it embarked on a UK regional tour before returning to London to play a sold-out run at the Tristan Bates Theatre. In 2006 the show transferred to the Adelaide Fringe Festival as a co-production with the Holden Street Theatres where received 5-star reviews and sell-out houses, ultimately winning both The Advertiser's Best Fringe Show Overall Award and the Fringe's own Best Play Award. This tour planted the seed for the Holden Street Theatres Edinburgh Award and the rest is history.
MahWaff Theatre Company was founded in 1999 by Artistic Director Ben Woolf and Company Directors Hywel John and MyAnna Buring. It is now an internationally respected producer of new writing. Based in North London, the young company produces and seeks out work that is challenging but accessible, entertaining but relevant.
Ben Woolf is an award-winning playwright and director. As writer-director his plays include Angry Young Man, Western and Monologue for an Ensemble. Ben was Staff Director of The History Boys (National Theatre) and Associate Director of Ivanov with Kenneth Branagh and Serenading Louie Elling with John Simm and Sunset Boulevard (nominated for 4 Olivier Awards).
As a filmmaker, Ben has made numerous documentaries and short films. He recently won the Young Directors' Award at the Cannes Lions Festival and the Best International New Director Award at the Kinsale Sharks Festival.