A story of unexpected friendship for everyone aged 10 years and above

A story of unexpected friendship for everyone aged 10 years and above

Directed by Ruth Cooper

Designed by Bek Palmer

Sound Design by Ed Heaton


Theatre Hullabaloo brings their new show Angel to The Atkinson on Wednesday 29 October at 4pm as part of Kidsfest-The Atkinson’s family festival for all ages.


Angel is the story of Bill who returns an old woman’s shopping bag on an afternoon when she had nothing better to do and finds her life is never the same again.


The old woman, Miriam, lives between then and now. She keeps her watch in the fridge, plays guns with bananas and has an imaginary dog called Satan.


She may be losing her marbles, but she definitely isn’t losing her sense of humour.


When Bill, who is a girl by the way, realises that Miriam needs help she decides to sort things out – and if that means not going home, telling lies and kidnapping a man in order to mend the past, then that is what she will have to do.


This brilliantly funny and heart-warming new play about childhood and ageing is a fantastic piece of new writing for audiences aged 10 years and above.


Shortlisted for The Writer’s Guild of Great Britain, Best Play for Young Audiences 2012 and The Brian Way Award 2013.


“A play about the relationship between young and old, dealing with dementia and memory loss… Angel is an unqualified success… This is children’s theatre at its best!”

British Theatre Guide, 2012


Tickets for Angel are priced at £8 adults, £6 children , £24 family ticket and are available online at theatkinson.co.uk or by calling The Atkinson box office on 01704 533333. You can also purchase your tickets over the counter during The Atkinson’s opening hours.


Take advantage of the special offer running for Angel during the festival. Book for Angel and get Comedy 4 Kids half price. There is also the 3 for 2 offers on children’s theatre this season (September-December). Please note 3 for 2 cannot be used in conjunction with any other special ticket offers and restrictions apply.


Love The Atkinson’s family programme? Then don’t forget to pick up a copy of the Kidsfest leaflet now available. It has information on all the events and activities taking place as part of the family festival during the October half term including Ghoulish Workshops, Hugless Douglas and Angel (theatre for all ages), Comedy 4 Kids and more!

*Please be advised there is a £2 booking fee for booking over the phone and online bookings.



Wednesday 29 October
Tickets: £8 adults (£6 children, £24 family)


Thursday 23 October – Friday 31 October


The Atkinson
Lord Street



In person: Visit the Box Office, The Atkinson, Lord Street, Southport.

For tickets: visit the website theatkinson.co.uk*or call box office on 01704 533333*

*Subject to a £2 booking fee.


Notes to Editors

For more information, interviews, images or review tickets, please contact Emma Lloyd at The Atkinson on 0151 934 2129 | emma.lloyd@sefton.gov.uk

About The Atkinson

The Atkinson is Southport’s beautiful new home for music, theatre, art, poetry, literature and history, right in the middle of Lord Street in Southport. Significant investment has been made in refurbishing the stunning 19th century buildings, to create a really welcoming multi art-form venue with a strong contemporary feel.

The Atkinson offers an exciting and varied destination for families, cultural tourists and arts enthusiasts alike, with a full day and night time offer. Wile the day away visiting the new shop, that sells gifts and contemporary crafts from regional makers and then relax in the Bakery, choosing from a selection of artisan bread sandwiches, cakes and sharing platters. You can even take little bit of The Atkinson home with you from the delicatessen. Wonder through the major exhibitions and see performances from some of the UK’s foremost musicians, actors, performers and companies, films, family activities and much more.

In October 2014 The Atkinson becomes something even more exciting for visitors, with the opening of the museum which will tell the story of Southport and Sefton as well as the area’s dramatic maritime history. It will also be the new home for the Goodison Egyptology Collection, a remarkable collection of archaeology that has not seen for over 40 years.



Posted on 20 October 2014 under General news

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