Directed by Paul Miller. With John Simm, Adrian Bower, Jonathan Cecil, Keir Charles and Ingrid Lacey.
West End (Trafalgar Studios)
The Guardian – ‘The most blissfully funny and touching evening I’ve had in the theatre for ages… Simm and Bower are sensational.’
Financial Times – ‘This strange, humane little play is an unexpected winner.’
Evening Standard – ‘Elling is one of those rare, precious pieces of spoken-word drama that persuades even sour old cynics like me to go home riding high on waves of joie de vivre. There is no better theatrical tonic in town.’
Record-smashing, sell-out tour with one of the world's most popular YouTubers. Performed live to around million audience members in nearly 100 venues around the world - including Broadway (Beacon Theatre), West End (Apollo), Sydney Opera House, LA Dolby Theatre.
Premiered at the Edinburgh Fringe, short run at Battersea Arts Centre, transferred to Trafalgar Studios (London). Toured to Prague Festival and Adelaide Fringe Festival. Produced on off-Broadway by Urban Stages.
Produced by MahWaff Theatre Company.
Metro – ‘Exceptional… a nimble satire on the duplicitous nature of popular attitudes to immigration… Painstakingly crafted, visually stunning and full of mirth.’ ★★★★★
Daily Telegraph – ‘For one delirious hour, they extracy mighty, guilty guffaws of laughter from the flashpoint subject of immigration… ‘Angry Young Man’ deserves a longer West End life at a later date.’ ★★★★
Evening Standard – ‘Brisk, funny and slicker than an oil spill in a tuxedo’ ★★★★★
Broadway Baby – ‘I firmly believe Ben Woolf is one of the most originally talented writers in the world… fantastically clever stuff… intelligent, contemporary and side-achingly funny.’ ★★★★★
Hollywood Reporter – ‘Observant and funny stuff… very entertaining… fine and amusing entertainment.’
Winner of Adelaide Fringe Festival Best Play and Best Show Overall.