In a distant Galaxy - the ragtag misfit crew of cargo ship Angel 8 are under the command of fearless pilot Iris Aucht.
Meanwhile…at a conference centre, somewhere in England – a ragtag misfit collection of 1,000 fans gather from all across the UK for Eight Con One, the first ever official convention of the cult TV show Angel 8.
Angel 8 started as a comic created by reclusive British Sci-fi author Scott Furnish. Its first TV outing ended on a shocking cliffhanger. With eager anticipation at the promise of a second series, these enthusiastic devotees have come together to celebrate their beloved series and to meet Scott face-to-face and hear his keynote speech.
Fanatical is about being true to oneself, finding love against the odds,and snatching triumph from the jaws of disaster - proving that no power in the universe can keep a story from its fans.
This production is recommended for ages 11 +
Previews 8th - 13th November (Excluding 11th and 12th) 7:30pm
Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th November 3:00pm
Opening 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 Choreographed by 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.