HOME   ARCHIVE   GALLERY   SHOP   ABOUT US      
 

 
REVIEW OF ANGELS WITH DIRTY ACCENTS AT SALFORD ARTS THEATRE
 

Star date: 22nd September 2017

STREET ANGELS, DRUGS AND RIPPED WINGS FEELS LIKE HEAVEN

Swearing, drug taking, warring, robbing, homeless angels? It certainly feels like heaven - not - in a slick, new production by R.Kid, where the halos have unravelled big time, and the dark side rears its horns. Angels With Dirty Accents runs at Salford Arts Theatre until 23rd and then from 27th to 30th September.

Full review here...


Angels With Dirty Accents Angels With Dirty Accents
click image to enlarge

OMG!!! No, literally OMG!!! Welcome to heaven on some kind of earth where angels are forced to live homeless, skint and wacked out on the drug wallop, while waiting to enter the pearly gates sometime in the future on a promise and a prayer.

Purgatory is depicted in this new slick production by R.Kid as some kind of street hell, where Saint Peter (Ross McCormack) is a tramp pushing a shopping trolley full of his belongings; while permanently pissed and stoned cherubs scurry around grovelling for pennies and sleeping rough as yuppies walk by ignoring them.

Angels With Dirty Accents is an immersive drama, where the audience is greeted to ironic slurs of classic pop songs about angels and heaven, where the stage spills off the stage in a delicatessen of bins, bottles and fag ends, and the auditorium is dressed celestially rough. Occasionally some street angels even go begging around the audience.

Here, the real heaven is full of 'bell-ends and losers' and Saraquel (Chris Nickols), enforcer for the shining angel, Gabriel (Julia Walsh), looks like he's come straight from a stormtrooping session, with a gob to match. 

Into this mess comes a new dealer in the 'hood, with a wonder drug, ambrosia, that sends you inside out, back to front and into a zombie state that makes Spice come on like Love Hearts...For a free hit, he might want something in return.

Angels With Dirty Accents is a good v evil scenario, although, with lots of twisted characters and turns, somewhere amidst the absurdity the play's message gets blurred. It comes across as some kind of allegory of homelessness, despair, hope and Paradise Lost.

John Milton spent years and zillions of chapters trying to "justify the ways of God to men", with warring angels and epic scenarios. Here, it's like 'fuck that'. As one of the street angels says, God is an 'old twat'. This production is not for the happy, clappy brigade...

With a big cast of twelve, there's great acting all over the place, as characters like Danny, the deceased boxer (Paul Bell), Asmodeus, the dealer (Alex Eagles), Snatch the old hobo (Scott Berry) and ingénue Squid (Tom Lewin) try to figure out whether to wing it with the fucked faith...

Is the end nigh? Is there an angel playing with my heart? Does this feel like heaven? Angels With Dirty Accents is certainly an off its head night out and well recommended as something completely different, and definitely not diffident...

Angels With Dirty Accents
On tonight, Friday 22nd and Saturday 23rd September
Then Wednesday 27th September to Saturday 30th September 7:30pm (doors open 7pm)

Salford Arts Theatre M5 4BS

Tickets £10/£8 – to book click here
For more details see the Angels With Dirty Accents Facebook page – click here and Facebook event page – click here

The play is produced in memory of Paul Longshaw

Review by Stephen Kingston


Please enter your comment below:
 
 
 
Salford Star Hoodies
Salford Star contact
Deli Lama
advertisement
 
Contact us
phone: 07957 982960
Facebook       Twitter
 
 
Recent comments
article: MIND NUMBING £18MILLION PFI COSTS PER YEAR FOR SALFORD CITY COUNCIL
It's all pure bullshit, pure high grade 100% bullshit. Star bullshiters who win these contracts are good at their work, and are mo... [more]
article: MIND NUMBING £18MILLION PFI COSTS PER YEAR FOR SALFORD CITY COUNCIL
What I will say is this. Salford Labour Council are true believers in Socialism. Especially our beloved leader, Mayor Paul. But th... [more]
article: SALFORD COUNCIL REFUSES TO REVEAL WHO PAID FOR CITY MAYOR TRIP TO SOUTH OF FRANCE
A good journalist should be like a good barrister , and should only ask questions that they already know the answer to. I have a ... [more]
article: COURT RULES SALFORD MAN WRONGLY EVICTED BY SALIX HOMES AFTER HE SPENT NINE MONTHS ON THE STREETS
Well, all the great housing providers in this city,Salix ,City west, Pendleton togeother all got their houses and flats for nothin... [more]
article: COURT RULES SALFORD MAN WRONGLY EVICTED BY SALIX HOMES AFTER HE SPENT NINE MONTHS ON THE STREETS
This man of boundless compassion and decency, that Phil goes on about, would he like to give his great admirer a few tips on how p... [more]
 
 
 
 
 
Days
Hours
Minutes
Seconds
 
 
 

Donate

Help the Salford Star...

all donations welcome

 
 

More articles...

MIND NUMBING £18MILLION PFI COSTS PER YEAR FOR SALFORD CITY COUNCIL

Star date: 25th June 2018

COUNCIL SCREWED FOR £18.7MILLION PER YEAR PFI SCHOOLS AND HOUSING COSTS

Schools and Pendleton Together Housing schemes set up under the Private Finance Initiative, or PFI, are costing Salford Council £18.7million per year – after Government grants.

Over the life of the schemes, interest payments alone will be over £242million, with a total PFI liability of £804,931,000. Much of this money will end up in offshore companies.

Full details here...

SALFORD POLICE ATTEND WASHING MACHINE OPENING IN ECCLES

Star date: 24th June 2018

POLICE CUT RED RIBBON AS ECCLES GETS NEW WASHING MACHINE

Salford PCSOs, a representative from UNISON and other guests celebrated the opening of a new washing machine in Eccles this week.

While the idea of a formal unveiling of a washing machine is hilarious, this particular washing machine is very special indeed.

Full details here...

SALFORD SAVE OUR NURSERIES CAMPAIGN FAMILY FUN DAY

Star date: 24th June 2018

CAR BOOT AND KIDS' FUN IN BUILE HILL PARK

Save Our Nurseries Family Fun Day/Car Boot Sale
Sunday 1st July Car boot 10am-2pm/Fun Day 12 noon-4pm
Buile Hill Park

The Salford Save Our Nurseries Campaign is having a car boot sale followed by a Family Fun Day next Sunday to raise funds for the next stage of the fight to save the city's five outstanding Council run nurseries.

Full details here...

SALFORD CHARITY NIGHT FOR SPRINGWOOD PRIMARY SCHOOL

Star date: 24th June 2018

HOMEGROWN PLAY KERSAL CLUB FOR SPRINGWOOD

Springwood Primary Charity Night
Friday 19th October 7:30pm
Kersal Club £10

Tickets have now gone on sale for a Charity Night at the Kersal Club in October, with headline act, Homegrown, the ace UB40 tribute band. The night is a fundraiser for Springwood Primary School which caters for children with Special Education Needs, and organisers are looking for anyone to donate raffle prizes.

Full details here...

RUBBISH SHAKESPEARE COMES TO SALFORD

Star date: 23rd June 2018

ROMEO AND JULIET DONE RUBBISH

The Rubbish Shakespeare Company presents…
Romeo and Juliet
Friday 13th July 6pm
Salford Arts Theatre £10/£6

Just what every kid needs – Shakespeare done very silly. Yep the Rubbish Shakespeare Company is doing Romeo and Juliet at Salford Arts Theatre, complete with an all male cast, a comic twist and bad wigs, as Ian Leslie discovers.

Full details here...

 



written and produced by Salfordians for Salfordians
with attitude and love xxx