The Daughter-in-Law

The Daughter-in-Law

A rare production of D H Lawrence’s The Daughter-in-Law, a searing and unforgettable drama about heartache, inequality and the ties that bind, set in the heat of the 1912 miners’ strike, is receiving its first London production in over 15 years, staged in the round... 

Kenny Morgan

Kenny Morgan

When a smell of gas emerges from flat three of a boarding house in Camden, the residents gather to find the body of a resident, Kenny Morgan, laid out by the fire. He is alive still; the meter has run out and though weak, he pulls through... 

Tinned Goods

Tinned Goods

It’s 1984 and the effects of the six-month-old Miner’s Strike is really starting to bite. Mining communities feel they are being “starved” back to work by an oppressive government and living in a “Police State” of abuse by the system... 

Women Redressed

Women Redressed

After a sell-out run in November, Women Redressed returns. The aptly named festival, showcasing new writing and excerpts from published plays, plants female characters centre stage and probes our perceptions and expectations of gender. 

A Steady Rain

A Steady Rain

Keith Huff's best-known work is found in the hallowed spaces of US television, as a writer for potent office dramas such as AMC's Mad Men and Netflix's House of Cards. But before this was A Steady Rain, Huff's 2009 Broadway debut about the love and anger of two best friends struggling to keep their jobs in the Chicago Police Department intact... 

Howard Barker Double Bill

Howard Barker Double Bill

This double bill of Howard Barker’s work features the London premiere of The Twelfth Battle of Isonzo alongside a revival of Judith: A Parting from the Body, both directed by Robyn Winfield-Smith... 

Sarai

Sarai

Sarai, currently showing at the Arcola Theatre is a confused blend of spoken word set to music, contemporary dance and characterised monologue. Although the premise is interesting, a contemporary retelling of the biblical tale of Abraham as seen through his wife Sarah’s eyes, the amalgamation of these disparate modes of storytelling make it meandering and dull... 

Madama Butterfly

Madama Butterfly

Puccini’s iconic opera Madame Butterfly gets a gothic makeover at this year’s Grimeborn, the Arcola’s opera season. With £15 ticket prices and further discounts available when booking multiple shows Grimeborn aims to introduce new audiences to the art form... 

Clarion

Clarion

Like the best headline grabbers, Clarion, a play at the Arcola Theatre about a fictional hated British newspaper, shines the most when full of punchy, clever zingers striking left right and centre column... 

Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Carousel

Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Carousel

"When the children are asleep we’ll sit and dream" Voted the best musical of the 20th Century by Time Magazine, Carousel is the classic American musical, with a timeless score that includes the songs If I Loved You, June Is Bustin’ Out All Over and the iconic You’ll Never Walk Alone...