Revolution

A MAJOR SEASON ON THE 100TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE RUSSIAN REVOLUTION

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Change is in the air.

Arcola’s new season investigates a world on the brink of profound change. It explores the causes and the colossal impact of the Russian Revolution 100 years on, and considers the people and ideas which could shape the next century.

11 January – 11 February 2017

by Maxim Gorky

translated by Jeremy Brooks and Kitty Hunter-Blair
Directed by Helena Kaut-Howson

Gorky’s masterful portrait of the disenfranchised and left-behind reveals a society at breaking point.

15 February – 25 March 2017

by Anton Chekhov

in an English version by Trevor Griffiths, from a translation by Helen Rappaport
Directed by Mehmet Ergen

Chekhov’s final masterpiece shows a family on the edge of ruin, and a nation on the brink of revolution.

14 February – 11 March 2017

A new play by Oladipo Agboluaje

Directed by Rosamunde Hutt

This gripping tale of conflict and compromise sets the scene for a political revolution in 21st century Nigeria.

Change is in the air.

Arcola’s new season investigates a world on the brink of profound change. It explores the causes and the colossal impact of the Russian Revolution 100 years on, and considers the people and ideas which could shape the next century.

Join us for new productions, readings, talks, screenings, special events and more.

“Arcola Theatre’s vision is of a genuinely radical theatre, constantly reinventing itself to respond to, interpret and have relevance to an ever-changing world. We look forward to sharing our REVOLUTION season with audiences old and new.”
Mehmet Ergen, Artistic Director

#ArcolaRevolution

See 5 shows for £50

Plus get 10% off at Arcola Bar with your Arcola Passport.

Plus productions from East 15 Acting School

8 – 11 February 2017

by Dusty Hughes

Directed by Tony Graham

Poetry and debate rings out in Dusty Hughes’ tale of artists in the aftermath of the Russian Revolution.

9 – 11 February 2017

by Mikhail Bulgakov

adapted by Alexander Chervinsky, translated by Michael Glenny
Directed by Simon Usher

A biting, wildly inventive comedy by Mikhaíl Bulgakov, author of The Master and Margarita.

Plus readings, talks and special events to be announced

“Arcola Theatre’s vision is of a genuinely radical theatre, constantly reinventing itself to respond to, interpret and have relevance to an ever-changing world. We look forward to sharing our REVOLUTION season with audiences old and new.”
Mehmet Ergen, Artistic Director

#ArcolaRevolution

See 5 shows for £50

Plus get 10% off at Arcola Bar with your Arcola Passport.

Press enquiries: Liz Hyder PR