Angels With Manky Faces

Inspired by the book, Gangs of Manchester by Andrew Davies, Angels with Manky Faces tells the story of the Scuttlers, Britain’s first youth cult. Set in the streets and gin shops of Ancoats in 1894 ~ against a filmic backdrop capturing the bustle of Manchester’s Victorian slums ~ the play is packed with Mancunian humour and swagger.

Jimmy Johnson is the leader of the Bengal Tigers, the most feared of all the scuttling gangs. Leading a life of gratuitous violence and casual sex, Jimmy is a lucky lad. But when a sultry Irish beauty arrives at his favourite brothel, trouble breaks out between the sheets and in the streets.

Performed at The Unity Theatre, Liverpool, The Library Theatre, Manchester and The Dancehouse Theatre Manchester Between July 2009 and July 2010.

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