Ages 11+ 
(The Producers reserve the right to deny entry to anyone under the age of 11)

Previews (8th - 14th November) 
General £11
Concession £10

Performances (15th November - 8th December)
General £25

Concession £22

Back Row (20 per night) £17.50

Early Bird (26 per night) £12.50


FANATICAL is a brand new musical, ideal for fans of musicals and all things science fiction. This hilarious musical comedy with really catchy songs; tells the story of how fans of beloved comic book turned TV show Angel 8, can save the day.

Here are the latest reviews of FANATICAL:
★★★★ "Fanatical, a musical which, despite its small size, meets its mighty ambitions"
Scott Matthewman - Musical Theatre Review 

★★★★ "A talented cast that work brilliantly together" Musical Theatre Musing
★★★★ "Fanatical is a love letter to fandom, and you should definitely RSVP"
Starburst Magazine

FANATICAL is set in a UK convention centre; where Angel 8 fans eagerly await the arrival of author and keynote speaker Scott Furnish (played by Stephen Frost).

Fans, led by Trix (played by Suanne Braun); cannot wait to meet Furnish as the first season TV show of Angel 8 has just finished airing.

With a pop score, it is a fast-paced, upbeat comedy celebrating what it means to be passionate about the things you love.

Anyone that is a fan of Stargate, Star Trek, Dr Who, Red Dwarf, Blake's 7 or Comic Con 
- it is time to get your geek on -
book tickets for the world premiere of FANATICAL on at The Playground Theatre.

Performances run 8 November thru 8 December.

Please feel free to arrive in costume! 

This play is recommended for ages 11+ 

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8th - 13th November (Excluding 11th and 12th)  7:30pm

Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th November 3:00pm

14th November 2018 7:30pm

Evening Performances 7:30pm
15th November until 8th December (Excluding Mondays and Sundays)  

Matinees 3:00pm
Wednesday 21st and 28th November, 5th December 

Saturday 17th and 24th November, 1st and 8th December 

Sunday  25th November, 2nd December

Post Show Talks

On 20th join Terri Paddock of Stage Faves post show for a Q and A with cast and creatives. 

 On 27th it’s come as your favourite sci-fi character with a prize for best costume! 


Music & Lyrics Matt Board
Book Reina Hardy
Directed by Grace Taylor

Designed by P J McEvoy

Musical Supervisor Jim Henson
Original Dramaturgy by Lotte Wakeham 
Movement Director Anthony Whiteman
Sound Design Andy Graham


Sophie Powles (Holly Barton in Emmerdale/Britannia High/Holby City/Dalziel and Pascoe & The National Tour of Rehearsal for Murder for Bill Kenwright Ltd) plays Andra, superfan of cult hit sci-fi TV series Angel 8.

Suanne Braun plays the hapless events organiser (West End credits include Tanya in Mamma Mia, Fraulein Kost in Rufus Norris' Cabaret and Onassis opposite Robert Lindsay. She is better known to Stargate fans for her portrayal of series favorite Hathor).

Stephen Frost (Whose Line Is It Anyway/Blackaddder/Have I Got News For You/Mr Bean) plays series writer and creator of Angel 8 - Scott Furnish

Tim Rogers (West End leads include Ravenal in Hal Prince’s Showboat, and Frederick in Pirates Of Penzance at The Savoy Theatre. He recently played Judas in the National Tour of jesus Christ Superstar) plays Craig, a journalist at the convention.

Amy Lovatt plays Lizette – She is an actress and theater vlogger whose youtube videos involve talking about musicals and the life of being an actress 

Amber Sylvia Edwards (20th Century Boy) plays Jillian, a cosplayer who works alongside Trix, organisisng Angel 8’s first ever convention EIGHT CON ONE.

Eddy Payne plays teenager Baxter who is at his first convention without his family – Eddy originated the role in the Mountview production which was part of the show’s development process and now reprises it, in the professional world premiere.

Theo Crosby plays Bernard – part of the Angel 8 fandom – he is a British songwriter and actor who recently returned to the UK from America.


The Playground Theatre
Latimer Rd London W10 6RQ

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