Angry Alan


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“Looking out over the country, this country, where I was born and raised, I wonder what’s going to become of us. Because this can’t be the future, can it? Everyone just… changing the rules?”

Roger thinks the world’s gone mad. He hates his job, his ex-wife torments him and to top it all, his girlfriend just discovered feminism. Roger’s about to lose his shit. Until he discovers Angry Alan: online activist and “voice of reason”…

A darkly comic play about masculinity in crisis by award-winning playwright Penelope Skinner, created with and performed by Donald Sage Mackay.


Writer and Director: Penelope Skinner
Cast: Donald Sage Mackay
Original Lighting Design: Zak Macro
Lighting Designer: Peter Small
Sound Designer: Dominic Kennedy
Video Designer: Stanley Orwin-Fraser
Stage Manager: Anuska Zaremba-Pike


Francesca Moody Productions in association with Popcorn and SEArED Productions


“Packs a giant punch” ★★★★ The Scotsman

“It is a fierce, clear warning of what is going on, and it is utterly terrifying” ★★★★ Whatsonstage

“Ruthlessly funny” ★★★★ FEST

Played with butter-wouldn’t-melt amiability by an excellent Donald Sage Mackay” ★★★★ The Guardian

“Sharply observed” ★★★★ The Independent

“Quietly Breathtaking” New York Times

“Sage Mackay is brilliant” ★★★★★ i Newspaper

“Brilliantly skewers the meninist movement” ★★★★ Timeout

“How one man’s fury can escalate into a forest fire” ★★★★ The Times

“A piece of taut, gut-punching writing” ★★★★★ The National

“Shows like Angry Alan, attempting to understand how men like Roger are bewitched by them, are a good, necessary thing and there should be more of them” ★★★★★The Skinny

“A powerful and critical assessment of dangerous men and where they go online” ★★★★ A Younger Theatre

Anyone leaving this performance unmoved has to be made of stone. Challenging, provocative and dark, with a powerful gut punch that will leave you speechless and forever changed” ★★★★★ Broadway Baby

“Like a punch to the stomach” ★★★★ Broadway World

“A force to be reckoned with” ★★★★★ Theatre Weekly


WINNER Scotsman Fringe First 2018


Soho Theatre
5 – 30 March 2019

Underbelly, Edinburgh Festival
2 – 26 August 2018