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MaD bring Angels back to Manchester, Nov
Date: 1 October 2009
Following their huge success at the Library Theatre, Manchester MaD return to the region with Angels With Manky Faces this November, following sell out performances.
Jimmy Johnson is the leader of the Bengal Tigers, the most feared of all the scuttling gangs. Leading a life of gratuitous violence and casual sex, Jimmy is a lucky lad. But when a sultry Irish beauty arrives at his favourite brothel, trouble breaks out between the sheets and in the streets.
Angels With Manky Faces is inspired by The Gangs of Manchester, the best-selling book by Andrew Davies, which tells the story of the scuttlers, Britain's first youth cult. Set in the streets and gin shops of Ancoats in 1894, Angels With Manky Faces sees Manchester's enowned MaD Theatre Company at their tragi-comic best.
With a filmic backdrop capturing the bustle of Manchester's Victorian slums, the play is packed with Mancunian humour and swagger. Featuring cameo performances from some of the leading musicians of the Madchester era and a soundtrack you’d only hear in the most clued-up clubs in town, Angels is set to please fans of this off-the-wall theatre group.
Angels With Manky Faces plays at The Dancehouse from 6 - 8 November.
More details, can be found at the MaD website.
- by Glenn Meads
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