by James Bridie
Presented by Robyn Bennett in association with Neil McPherson for the Finborough Theatre
"You had your suspicions and you should have had the guts to speak out.”
Glasgow, 1920. Earnest young doctor George Johnson has just been made partner in the medical practice of his eccentric senior colleague Dr Angelus. It seems like the perfect start to his career. When Dr Angelus’ treatment of his own mother-in-law results in her death, George remains fiercely loyal to his mentor. But as suspicions of murder multiply and the true nature of his partner is revealed, he finds himself caught in a web of deceit…
A classic psychological thriller, Dr Angelus draws on James Bridie’s own background as a doctor and the true life case of Dr Edward Pritchard, the last person to be publicly hanged in Glasgow. Laced with gallows humour, Bridie’s surreal and sinister play asks what price the individual will pay if they speak out, and what is at stake if they do not.
This revival premiered at the Finborough theatre on November 27th 2016
Directed by Jenny Ogilvie
Starring Alex Bhat, Lesley Harcourt, Vivien Heilbron, Rosalind McAndrew, Malcolm Rennie & David Rintoul
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PRAISE FOR DR ANGELUS
“Producer Robyn Bennett has endowed Dr Angelus with an edginess that would be expected of a Theatre503 alumnus”
“may be just the ticket for the West End’s next big production”
“Brilliant Bridie revival splendidly performed.”
"a solid revival of an interesting play"
"A gripping black comedy which is funny, frightening and full of surprises."
“David Rintoul is outstanding”