Angel Exit in association with Lighthouse, Poole's Centre for the Arts

Angel Exit's new two hander show has been supported by grants from Arts Council England, Borough of Poole Culture Fund, Activate Performing Arts, Marine Theatre R&D by the Sea, West Dorset Leisure Fund and Lighthouse Poole's Centre for the Arts where the show was created.

"A touching physical whirlwind full of quirky humour and high energy"  (Review of preview, Sophie Huggins, Reviews Hub)

An original story developed by Lynne Forbes and Tamsin Fessey with dramaturgical support from playwrights Nell Leyshon and Amy Rosenthal, The Drive sees two women on an unexpected road trip from London to Oslo. The further they get from home, the closer they get to confronting the demons of their shared past. It's show about truth, friendship, the fragility of memory and coming of age in the 1990s. And who owns the truth when there is no proof. We're excited to be working with international designer Yoon Bae, Elliot Manches on projection design, Tom Ball on a thrilling original soundtrack, Zoe Spurr on lighting design and of course Matt Llewellyn Smith our stage manager who gets involved with everything. The show has been created with Hannah Boyde and Caroline Garland as devisor collaborators.

Remaining preview tour dates: 

Friday 21st July, 7.30pm, Boatshed Festival, Exeter Bikeshed

and then...

Friday 4th -Saturday 19th August, 11.45am, ZOO (Venue 124), Edinburgh Fringe Festival


Production photos by Jack Offord


Angel Exit are delighted to have been one of three finalists for an Offie (Off West End Award) for Otto and the Robin in the Best Production for Under 7s Category 2017.


Formed by graduates of the prestigious Ecole Lecoq, Angel Exit Theatre is a shifting ensemble of performers with a shared passion for new dynamic physical theatre, under the artistic direction of Tamsin Fessey and Lynne Forbes.

To date Angel Exit have devised, produced and performed six original pieces of theatre, all critically acclaimed. They have very different stories, but what the shows have in common is a strong emphasis on storytelling through physical ensemble theatre, using the European traditions of clown, chorus, melodrama and buffoonery.

“Angel Exit... is weaving stories with more than a little theatrical magic... There is so much vivid theatricality and inventiveness at work here.

Lyn Gardner, The Guardian

The company was previously based in Dublin, but is now based in Dorset, South West England. They are associate artists of Lighthouse Poole’s Centre for the Arts and have strong connections to Dorchester Arts and Bridport Arts Centre.