EdFringe 2019: Shellshock

Written and Directed by Louis Catliff, Composed by Joey Baker

A new musical satire exploring the themes of greed, fanaticism and how many turtle puns are too many turtle puns.

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Check out my favourite tune from the show...

Cult of HumanityPhoebe Angeni and Elliot Douglas
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...and click here for our Cast Album: ShellSongs!

Click here for a highlight reel of the show!

'A wild, inventive, spoons-for-trousers crazy new show that will make you laugh as much as it will make you scratch your head'

**** - Theatre Weekly 

'Special mention must go to both Phoebe Angeni in the role of arch-villainess Venetia Von Van Clief and Molly Williams as her right-hand woman Darryl, as the sheer force of their voices is worth the price of entry alone'

*** - The Wee Review

'Special mention must be given to Angeni and her super-impressive vocal chops' ****- Bouquets and Brickbats

'Laugh out loud musical pastiche, but with a dark underbelly'

**** - Musical Theatre Review 

'Hilarious and Involving'

**** - All Edinburgh Theatre

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On The Rocks 2019 : Calypso

Written, Directed, Performed by Phoebe Angeni

where the land meets the sea and the waves kiss the sky // I believe in Strong Women

Performed at the edge of Castle Sands, Calypso is an eco-feminist exploration of liminal space. Ritualistic and otherworldly, the piece calls into question modern notions of femininity, selfhood, social and geographical displacement through fractured amalgamations of opera, devised movement, burlesque, and experimental poetry.

'Unique... Astonishing... Resplendent... One of the best pieces of art I have seen in my five years in St Andrews.'

***** - The Tribe

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EdFringe 2018: Bacchae

Written and Directed by Gabriele Uboldi

 

Two visions. No director. Opening night.

 

Greece, 2400 years ago. When Pentheus, the King of Thebes, refuses to recognise Dionysus in his divinity, the god goes to the city to punish him. Or, this should be the plot, if the theatre company weren't arguing over how to stage the show on the night of the premiere.

 

An ensemble-based exploration of whether and how classical texts can be relevant today, featuring physical theatre elements, devised sequences, and choreographed dance.

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'Funny...Politically relevant... captures its audience with both lighthearted jokes and serious intensity' - St.Art Magazine

'Most notable is the lead, the female Dionysus... Angeni utterly inhabits the role in every facet of her being, effortlessly intertwining mock seduction, gleefulness, and ferocity.' - Broadway Baby

St Andrews 2018: Citizen Kaneasaurus

​Written and Directed by Joe Irvine

 

 

Charles Foster Kaneasaurus, newspaper tycoon and large dinosaur, dies, prompting an investigation into his last words: 'Rosebud'.

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'The stand-out performance...was Phoebe Angeni as Miss Thompson. Angeni brought excellent humour in her portrayal of a hungry journalist sniffing for blood and her moody monologues, poking fun at film noir, were a favourite with the audience.'

- The Tribe, St Andrews

'Phoebe Angeni served as the backbone of the play: her hilarious and measuredly-hammy narrative scenes as a film noir-style journalist lit only by a single street lamp...contrasted with a more serious interviewing style which allowed her equally amusing castmates to shine.'

- Owl Eyes, St Andrews

St Andrews 2017: Spark

Written and Directed by James Montgomery and Matthew Usher

 

 

I need to know we're doing this for each other.

Following two relationships, Spark contrasts the thrill of newfound passion with the enduring strength of old love. It deals with the fragility of life, stability of friendship and struggle of personal identity in the modern world.

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'Phoebe [Angeni] showed us all how it’s done with an understated and devastatingly human portrayal of Sally. Her training really showed its teeth in her disciplined physicality – delicate gestures built the character, and at one point provided a perfectly judged moment of levity in a deeply sad scene'

- Owl Eyes, St Andrews