Third Angel & Northern Stage present


  • 31 March 2020 - 2 April 2020
  • The Studio

The Department of Distractions: an organisation so clandestine you won’t have heard of them. Until now.

A single glove in the street,
A torn up love letter in a Metro carriage,
A pair of shoes hanging from a telephone wire,
A phone box that rings as you walk past…

You see their work - but you never see them. So subtle you might not even notice. Snags in the fabric of everyday life. Objects, moments, the seeds of stories, the odd little things you come across every day that make you think, what’s going on there…?

They say their job is to plant stories in the world “to make life more interesting.” Others would argue that their job is as much to stop us looking in certain directions. But things are starting to unravel, a story they started has got out of hand, they’ve lost control of it and now they’re in danger of being exposed. How far will they go to maintain their anonymity? How much are you willing to believe?

Third Angel brings you a conspiracy-theory documentary-exposé detective story for the 21st century that asks: What aren’t you looking at?

“...engaging with the big issues about how we live with a fierce intelligence” The Guardian on Third Angel

  • Event Information
  • VENUE: The Studio

    PERFORMANCE DATE & TIME: Tuesday 31 March, 7.30pm, Wednesday 1 April, 7.30pm, Thursday 2 April, 2.30pm and 7.30pm

    RUNNING TIME: 80 minutes, no interval

    TICKET INFORMATION: Adults £13 / £11 Concessions / £7 Under 26s and Student tickets (limited availability)

    AGE GUIDANCE: 14+. This performance contains strong language and some discussion of violence.

    BOOK TICKETS: Book online or call Box Office 0161 833 9833.


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