Three ghosts meet in a theatre.
You know you’re in for a wild night at the Arcola Theatre when one of the content warnings is ‘Mentions of necrophilia’.
When 24 year old Bess Malone steals from the local ice cream van she doesn’t expect it to impact her life at all, and she certainly doesn’t expect to find a new friendship with…
Electra becomes a modern antihero; tangled in violence that runs for generations of patriarchal suppression.
Partly a story of love and loneliness, partly a detective story, Haruki Murakami’s novel is brought to stage by Bryony Lavery (Frozen, The Book of Dust) and Melly Still (My B…
Murakami’s much-loved novel about pining for the person you want and the person you want to be.
From time to time a play comes along that ticks every box and gives a surprise treatment to a contemporary topic.
The play’s excessively long title has a folktale ring to it and with only limited knowledge of Balkan history sounds like a work of comic fantasy.
Three actors, twenty-eight characters, one true story.
A humorous odyssey through London exploring community, gentrification and the housing crisis
Possession is a tale of four mother’s lives interweaving across continents and time…
Kasambayi, recently arrived in the UK from the Democratic Republic of Congo, start…
Lisa Carroll (writer of the ‘intoxicating to watch’ Cuckoo) returns with a penetrating new comedy about the quest for true intimacy, sexual equality, and top-notch tupp…
Featuring two actors – Michael Mears and Emiko Jane Ishii – and partly using verbatim testimonies, The Mistake explores the circumstances surrounding the explosion of the atomi…
Promoted as ‘a twisting and darkly comic thriller’, Under the Black Rock, at the Arcola Theatre, has each of those elements in different measures, but probably doesn’t achiev…
“Yes, they haunt me, but not for one moment did I agoniseover what I did or ordered.
Featuring two actors – Michael Mears and Emiko Jane Ishii – and partly using verbatim testimonies, THE MISTAKE explores the circumstances surrounding the explosion of the atomi…
The frantic moto perpetuo of Philip Glass’s Rubric fills the auditorium as an overture to Philip Ridley’s breathtaking work, The Poltergeist, at the Arcola Theatre.
An award-winning one woman play about gig economy work and its toll on mental health.
Workshop facilitated by Olumide PopoolaMost people read or watch stories not so much for plot but for company.
Phil’s reluctant about his comeback gig.
Classical music, tango and cabaret.
Following a sold-out run at the Barbican Art Gallery and a performance featuring songs from the Weimar Cabarets for Bono and Chris Martin, the “cabaret kings” return.
As if so-called ‘Freedom Day’ had not generated enough excitement on Monday 19th July, the Arcola Theatre had its planned reopening that evening and showcased its fabulous new …
Prepare to see 6 short plays by female identifying playwrights with none of those boring archetypal forms.
Mikhail Lermentov’s novel A Hero of Our Time has been newly adapted for the stage by Oliver Bennett, who also plays the lead - Pechorin, and Vladimir Shcherban.
Follow Doaa who dreams of a better life amongst a backdrop of war, terror and enduring love.
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�…
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.
It’s 1984 and the effects of the six-month-old
Miner’s Strike is really starting to bite.
After a sell-out run in November, Women Redressed returns.
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.
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 …
Sarai, currently showing at the Arcola Theatre is a confused blend of
spoken word set to music, contemporary dance and characterised monologue.
Puccini’s iconic opera Madame Butterfly gets a gothic makeover at this year’s Grimeborn, the Arcola’s opera season.
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 …
“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 th…
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