• The Story Project

    Tuesday 6th January 2015 - Saturday 10th January 2015

    One evening. Ten tales. A million possibilities.

    The Story Project's signature event, now in its sixth year, returns to Arcola Theatre.

  • Mahmud İle Yezida

    Tuesday 6th January 2015 - Sunday 11th January 2015

    Part of the 2015 Creative Engagement Winter Season

    Arcola'nın Türk ve Kürt Dili tiyatro grubu Ala-Turka'nın yeni prodüksiyonu Mahmud ile Yezida, Ocak 2015 te sınırlı bir süre için sahnelenecek.

  • PlayWROUGHT #3

    Monday 12th January 2015 - Saturday 17th January 2015

    Part of the 2015 Creative Engagement Winter Season

    PlayWROUGHT is the Arcola’s week-long festival of new writing. For this, its third successful year, over a hundred new plays were submitted and considered. Now experience twelve of the most exciting stories in live, one-off rehearsed readings.

  • Taksim Meydanı / Taksim Square

    Sunday 18th January 2015 - Monday 19th January 2015

    2015 Orient Express Sezonunun Parçası / Part of the 2015 Orient Express season

    Türk polisi 28 Mayıs 2013'te Taksim Meydanında kamp kuran çevrecilere ait elli çadırı yaktı. İstanbul'un son kalan halka açık parklarından birini korumak amacı ile başlayan barışçı hareket kontrol dışına çıktı. 3.5 milyondan fazla insan basınçlı su , göz yaşartıcı gaz ve plastik mermilere rağmen sokaklara dökülüp protesto etti.

  • A Midsummer Night's Dream

    Tuesday 20th January 2015 - Saturday 24th January 2015

    Part of the 2015 Creative Engagement Winter Season

    "If we shadows have offended…"

    Shakespeare's Dream is radically interpreted in the first production from the Arcola Queer Collective, Arcola’s newest community performance company.

  • Tehlikeli Oyunlar / Dangerous Games

    Wednesday 21st January 2015

    2015 Orient Express Sezonunun Parçası / Part of the 2015 Orient Express season

    Oğuz Atay Türkçe’yi kullanmadaki ustalığı ve 20. yüzyılın ikinci yarısında… kendisini modernist ve post modernist Türk edebiyatının öncüleri arasına koymayı başarmıştır. James Joyce, Marcel Proust, Vladimir Nabokov ve Fyodor Dostoyevski gibi isimlerden oldukça etkilenmiş olan Oğuz Atay eserlerinde çağdaş Türk aydınlarının arada kalmışlık, hiçlik gibi duygularıyla varoluşsal anlam arayışlarını ve bu sürecin sonucundaki toplumdan soyutlanmalarını, başka bir deyişle tutunamamalarını zamanının kaotik sosyal ve politik atmosferi ışığında yansıtmaktadır.

  • Kara Vanilya Ormanı / Dark Vanilla Jungle

    Friday 23rd January 2015

    2015 Orient Express Sezonunun Parçası / Part of the 2015 Orient Express season

    İlk gençlik yıllarını sıfır özgüven içinde ve anne babalarının sevgisizliğiyle geçiren iki kız arkadaş, çok etkilendikleri iki adamla tanışınca dünyaları değişir. İçki, gece klüpleri ve şık ortamlara akan kızlar, başlarına geleceklerden habersizdir. Özellikle de on beş yaşındaki Andrea, Londra’nın en fakir mahallelerinden birinden çıkıp kendinden yaşlı sevgilisi tarafından seks partilerinin içine atılır.

  • Aykırı Kumpanya

    Saturday 24th January 2015

    2015 Orient Express Sezonunun Parçası / Part of the 2015 Orient Express season

    "Şair Kimsesiz Bir Mektuptur"
    Türkiye'nin yakın dönem tarihini farklı biçimlerde anlamak ve anlatmak mümkün Hepimizin belleğinde kalan bir yanı hüzünlü bir yanı gülümseten pek çok hikaye var. Bir memleketin yazgısını şairlerinin hikayelerinde gizli. İşte tüm bunların izini sürüyor "Şair Kimsesiz Bir Mektuptur". En güzel dizeleri en güzel melodilerle buluşturarak bir bellek tazelemesi yaşatıyor. Metin Altıok'tan Behçet Aysan'a, Nazım Hikmet'ten Sabahattin Ali'ye akan uzun incelikli bir öykü.

  • Sex Workers' Opera

    Monday 26th January 2015 - Thursday 29th January 2015

    Part of the 2015 Creative Engagement Winter Season

    Breaking through stigma and stereotypes, Sex Workers’ Opera is a unique multimedia production written and performed by sex workers and their allies.

  • Happy Ending

    Wednesday 28th January 2015 - Saturday 7th March 2015

    "The question is how to be."

    Carrie Evans has cancer. A renowned theatre star, and not yet 50, she's determined to cling on to life. But though she arrives at a London clinic expecting treatment, nothing can prepare her for the other patients on the ward. Their startling experiences give Carrie an unexpected, life-changing insight. Her decisions will rock the system...

  • Kaleidoscope

    Saturday 31st January 2015

    Part of the 2015 Creative Engagement Winter Season

    What happens when 14 actors with a combined age of 910 start to play with some of the many things that have inspired them in their long and active lives? The answer – a kaleidoscope of interweaving, overlapping, intricate stories. Moments of laughter, moments of tears, and everything in between.

  • The Singing Stones

    Wednesday 4th February 2015 - Saturday 28th February 2015

    In 2011, all over the Arab World, veiled women took to the streets to protest. Their calls for change were briefly celebrated, soon derided, and eventually ignored.

  • peddling

    Wednesday 4th March 2015 - Saturday 28th March 2015

    going house to house,
    door to door –
    knock knocking –
    professional doorstep hopping,
    hoping that someone might show an interest.

  • Shrapnel: 34 Fragments of a Massacre

    Wednesday 11th March 2015 - Thursday 2nd April 2015

    December 2011. Watching video footage from a drone, Pentagon officials see a huddle of people – unarmed smugglers, with mules – treading their familiar path across the Turkish-Iraqi border. Hours later, Turkish Armed Forces drop bombs on the group. 34 civilians are killed.

  • Abyss

    Wednesday 1st April 2015 - Saturday 25th April 2015

    “MISSING. Karla Richter, 24. Was last seen before she left for the supermarket. Four days ago”

    Pizza night. Karla runs to the shop, and doesn't come home. Three friends begin a desperate search that takes them into the darkness of their past, where every trace of the missing girl tests their loyalties, loves and lies.

  • Clarion

    Wednesday 15th April 2015 - Saturday 16th May 2015

    The Clarion is Britain’s worst newspaper. Morris Honeyspoon, its egomaniacal editor, spends his weekends dressed as Julius Caesar, and daily life at his beloved tabloid is a masterclass in incompetence and deceit.

  • Product

    Monday 27th April 2015 - Saturday 23rd May 2015

    Ravenhill vs Hollywood. Torrid scenes of passion; the dark spectre of international terrorism; big, big explosions. Julia is a hot young starlet looking for her next big role. Has Leah (Olivia Poulet ­- The Thick Of It, In The Loop, Outnumbered, Sherlock) got the perfect script to save her from B­movie hell?

  • Crouch, Touch, Pause, Engage

    Wednesday 20th May 2015 - Saturday 20th June 2015

    “I was doing something nobody had done before, and if you’re the first to do something, you have to be prepared to take the sh*t for it.”

    On the eve of one of the most important games of his career, Welsh rugby legend Gareth Thomas received a warning: The Sun newspaper was going to “out” him as gay.

  • Cinema

    Tuesday 26th May 2015 - Saturday 30th May 2015

    19th August 1978. Cinema Rex fire, Iran. 422 people dead.

    Cinema, Zendeh's new production about people trapped in political conflict, combines dynamic physical, vocal and multi-disciplinary performance. It plays for a week at the Arcola as part of a UK tour.

  • Now This Is Not The End

    Wednesday 3rd June 2015 - Saturday 27th June 2015

    “They’re just stories. There’ll come a point when nobody can remember”

    How important is it to keep memories alive and pass down the tales of our ancestors? Six decades after her grandmother fled Germany, Rosie is making Berlin her new home. As she looks to the future, the secrets of her family's past begin to unravel...