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Angel In The Abattoir (Comedians Theatre Company)

By | Published on Monday 31 August 2015


Phil Nichol offers a performance that is utterly convincing. To be frank, I had not done my research before seeing ‘Angel In The Abattoir’ – I had no idea that it had been written by the playwright Dave Florez – and I left with the impression that the show was being largely improvised, or had been written by Nichol himself, such was his ease with it. The play centres on Angel, a man originally from Spain who becomes embroiled in the life of Lorna, a young woman who has been sexually abused, who heads into a life of prostitution. Nichol’s performance was so gripping that an hour went by without my even noticing it.

Gilded Balloon, until 31 Aug.
tw review 4/5 | [Megan Wallace]