Ben Woolf’s madcap farce meticulously helmed by Stephen Hamilton is now playing at Guild Hall through June 18, 2017.
Angry Young Man, an entertaining gem by Ben Woolf, about Yusef, a surgeon from an unidentified Middle Eastern country, who comes to London after a bungled operation is wowing critics on the East End after an acclaimed recent run at Urban Stages in New York City.
A superb cast meticulously helmed by Stephen Hamilton keeps the fast-paced farce moving at a deliciously brisk pace for 75 minutes. The gifted ensemble of four includes Christopher Daftsios, Rami Margron, Max Samuels, and Nazli Sarpkaya, two men and two women, who intermittently play Yussef and the other misfits he encounters. They seamlessly switch roles and accents with comic panache playing broad physical comedy that never becomes dull under Stephen Hamilton’s clever guidance.
You may laugh at playwright Ben Woolf’s farce, yet his candy-coated message is no laughing matter. The evening may be an entertaining charade, however there is no hiding the bigotry just beneath the surface.
Angry Young Man is now playing at Guild Hall through June 18, 2017. For Tickets Click Here
Opening Night June 3, 2017 Photography: Barry Gordin