14th - 18th June 2022


Angel Theatre Company
Forsaking Others
a new play by John Patterson

Laura has it all... She comes from a loving, wealthy family, is well educated, has a good job and owns her own apartment in Wimbledon. She is engaged to Michael, the man of her dreams... or so she thought! Life takes an unexpected turn when she receives a visitor bearing some distressing news. Forsaking Others provokes us to question those things we might be afraid to ask ourselves. How well do we know those we become closest to? Who can we really trust in life? In an age where we all too often rely on the internet and social media for answers, can they always be found there?


John Patterson - Director

John graduated from the University of Hull with an honours degree in drama before training as an actor at ALRA. He has worked extensively in the industry for 25 years both as an actor and director. Recent acting credits include: The Intern (Channel 4), New Tricks(BBC), Murder on the Home Front(ITV), adverts for Bid TV, Netflix, Cineworld (Christmas advert 2019) and Schweppes (for Israeli television). Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, in December 2020 John appeared opposite Tamer Hassan in an online promotional series for Reem Products Ltd, playing the role of David.

In addition to acting, John is an experienced director and the Artistic Director of Angel Theatre Company. Throughout his career he has directed over 70 productions, including the following for Angel Theatre Company: Can't Stand up for Falling Down (New Wimbledon Studio Theatre), EavesdroppingMore Eavesdropping4:48 PsychosisNo ExitThe MaidsAutobahnEavesdropping Again (all at Barons Court Theatre), Samuel Beckett’s Footfalls and Play (The Jack Studio Theatre), Stray (White Bear Theatre) and Beckett's Not ICatastrophe and Rockaby (The Jack Studio Theatre) for which he received an OffWestEnd Theatre Award nomination for Best Director.

When theatres initially closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, John organised and directed Sundays in the Park With Angel, a series of research and development workshops for new writing which took place in London parks in the summer of 2020. When doing this, he was inspired to write his first play, Forsaking Others, followed by Innocence.

John’s first project in 2021 was Gobstoppers, a filmed production of solo vignettes. He conceptualised, directed and performed in the piece which streamed online in March and April, and raised over £500 for the charity Acting for Others. In June 2022 John will direct the premiere of Forsaking Others at the White Bear Theatre. Future directing plans for 2022 include Shakespeare’s Measure for Measure.

John has taught, mentored and nurtured many successful actors, including BAFTA winner/Academy Award nominee Vanessa Kirby and the late Ingrid Pitt. He gives regular masterclasses to actors which have recently been delivered at ALRA, Arts Ed, Italia Conti, Drama Studio London, Royal Holloway University of London, University of Sussex and The Royal Ballet School. In February 2021 John gave a seminar titled 'Samuel Beckett - From Page to Stage' to students studying for their PhD at The University of Cambridge. He has led many sessions on behalf of Angel Theatre Company to give advice and guidance to established actors as well as those who are new to the profession



Anna Bonnett - Laura

Anna trained at the Academy of Live and Recorded Arts in London.


Previous Angel Theatre Company productions include; Can’t Stand up for Falling Down (New Wimbledon Studio Theatre), EavesdroppingMore Eavesdropping4:48 PsychosisNo ExitThe MaidsAutobahnEavesdropping Again (all at Barons Court Theatre) Samuel Beckett’s Footfalls and Rockaby (both at The Jack Studio Theatre) and Stray (White Bear Theatre).


Other stage work includes; Henna Night (The Courtyard Theatre - London), The Revenger’s Tragedy (The Rose Theatre - Kingston), Snow White(The Tristan Bates Theatre) and the original cast of As We Forgive Those(various fringe venues).

Films include; The Iron Lady, directed by Phyllida Lloyd and short films Gobstoppers and Gone Unnoticed.



Louis Fox- Michael

Louis trained at Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts.


Louis made his professional stage debut in Angel Theatre Company’s production of Samuel Beckett’s Catastrophe at The Jack Studio Theatre in early 2020, just before theatres closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Further credits include: Gobstoppers.



Christie Silvester - Jess

Christie trained at Drama Studio London.

Previous Angel Theatre Company productions include; More Eavesdropping4.48 Psychosis and The Maids at Barons Court Theatre.

Other theatre includes pantomimes for Wimbledon and Richmond theatres, a production of My New Life at the Courtyard Theatre, London and, most recently, Bareface at The Southwark Playhouse.

Christie has featured in commercials for SKY TV, The NSPCC and BT. She has also worked on several short films including Hench MeetingTerminal and Gobstoppers.


£16 Full Price

£13 Concessions

Performance Times

Tuesday - Saturday 7:30pm

Concessions Notice

Concessions are only accepted for pensioners, unemployed, students and under16s.

Please Note:

This performance runs for 70 mins without an interval

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