The Angry Brigade


Produced by

Theatre Royal Plymouth & Paines Plough

Written by

James Graham


A bold new play by James Graham, writer of sell-out smash hits This House and Privacy.

“Its government has declared a vicious class war.
A one-sided war…
We have started to fight back…
…with bombs.”

Against a backdrop of Tory cuts, high unemployment and the deregulated economy of 1970s Britain, a young urban guerrilla group mobilises: The Angry Brigade.

Their targets: MPs. Embassies. Police. Pageant Queens.

A world of order shattered by anarchy; the rules have changed. An uprising has begun. No one is exempt.

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.


Theatre Royal Plymouth
Saturday 4th – Saturday 11th October 2014

Oxford Playhouse
8th – 11th October 2014

Warwick Arts Centre
14th – 17th October 2014

Watford Palace Theatre
21th – 25th October 2014

The Bush Theatre, London
30 April 2015 – 13 June 2015




“Memorably adventurous…a timeless depiction of young people agitating against a world that appears to exclude them.”
The Times

“Thrilling, exciting, unpredictable… James Graham marches triumphantly onwards.”
Evening Standard

“An explosive account of ideological war... what emerges is a world with chilling similarities to our own.”
The Guardian


Henderson and Anna
Patsy Ferran

Hilary, Girlfriend, Parker, The Expert and Miss World
Scarlett Alice Johnson

Morris, Commander, Prophet, Snitch, Manager and Jim
Harry Melling

Smith and John
Felix Scott


Creative Team

James Graham

James Grieve

Lucy Osborne

Charles Balfour

Tom Gibbons

Movement Director
Polly Bennett

Assistant Director
Hannah Bannister

Garry Hoare