When You Pass Over My Tomb

When You Pass Over My Tomb

Three ghosts meet in a theatre. 

When You Pass Over My Tomb

When You Pass Over My Tomb

You know you’re in for a wild night at the Arcola Theatre when one of the content warnings is ‘Mentions of necrophilia’. 

THE LAST ONE

THE LAST ONE

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… 

Don't Destroy Me

Don't Destroy Me

August 1956. 

Electra Untitled

Electra Untitled

Electra becomes a modern antihero; tangled in violence that runs for generations of patriarchal suppression. 

Sputnik Sweetheart

Sputnik Sweetheart

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… 

Sputnik Sweetheart

Sputnik Sweetheart

Murakami’s much-loved novel about pining for the person you want and the person you want to be. 

Gentlemen

Gentlemen

From time to time a play comes along that ticks every box and gives a surprise treatment to a contemporary topic. 

The Brief Life & Mysterious Death of Boris III, King of Bulgaria

The Brief Life & Mysterious Death of Boris III, King of Bulgaria

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. 

The Wetsuitman

The Wetsuitman

Three actors, twenty-eight characters, one true story. 

Union

Union

A humorous odyssey through London exploring community, gentrification and the housing crisis 

Possession

Possession

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… 

The Misandrist

The Misandrist

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… 

The Mistake

The Mistake

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… 

Under the Black Rock

Under the Black Rock

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… 

Under the Black Rock

Under the Black Rock

“Yes, they haunt me, but not for one moment did I agoniseover what I did or ordered. 

The Mistake

The Mistake

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 Poltergeist

The Poltergeist

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. 

Rainer

Rainer

An award-winning one woman play about gig economy work and its toll on mental health. 

Fringe! presents: Writing characters: a queer creative writing workshop

Fringe! presents: Writing characters: a queer creative writing workshop

Workshop facilitated by Olumide PopoolaMost people read or watch stories not so much for plot but for company. 

Broken Lad

Broken Lad

Phil’s reluctant about his comeback gig. 

The Tango Collective: the piazzolla project

The Tango Collective: the piazzolla project

Classical music, tango and cabaret. 

Songs of Resistance

Songs of Resistance

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. 

The Game of Love and Chance

The Game of Love and Chance

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 … 

Women's Writes International Women's Day

Women's Writes International Women's Day

Prepare to see 6 short plays by female identifying playwrights with none of those boring archetypal forms. 

A Hero of Our Time

A Hero of Our Time

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. 

Evros | The Crossing River

Evros | The Crossing River

Follow Doaa who dreams of a better life amongst a backdrop of war, terror and enduring love. 

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�… 

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. 

Tinned Goods

Tinned Goods

It’s 1984 and the effects of the six-month-old Miner’s Strike is really starting to bite. 

Women Redressed

Women Redressed

After a sell-out run in November, Women Redressed returns. 

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. 

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 … 

Sarai

Sarai

Sarai, currently showing at the Arcola Theatre is a confused blend of spoken word set to music, contemporary dance and characterised monologue. 

Madama Butterfly

Madama Butterfly

Puccini’s iconic opera Madame Butterfly gets a gothic makeover at this year’s Grimeborn, the Arcola’s opera season. 

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 … 

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 th…