Wednesday 18th November 2015 - Saturday 12th December 2015
‘Some people are lucky: they get through life thinking the ground beneath them is solid...’
London, 1970. Experimental psychiatrist R.D. Laing is facing eviction from his pioneering asylum in the East End’s Kingsley Hall. Local residents are up in arms – and to make matters worse, Ronnie’s revolutionary colleague David Cooper is flipping out on the roof...
Wednesday 25th November 2015 - Saturday 19th December 2015
The Twelfth Battle of Isonzo & Judith: A Parting From The Body
Love, truth, sex and war collide in this exhilarating double bill by Howard Barker, “England’s greatest living dramatist” (The Times).
Monday 14th December 2015 - Saturday 19th December 2015
Arcola Queer Collective’s sell-out, critically-acclaimed production returns to Arcola for one week only.
Welcome to the forest. A surreal world of fairies, spells, incantations, magic – disorder made right by the mischief of the night.
Tuesday 5th January 2016 - Saturday 30th January 2016
After decades free from witch hunts, Walkern’s cunning woman Jane Wenham is blamed for a tragic death – and charged with witchcraft. A terrifying ordeal begins, as the village is torn between those who want to save her life, and those who claim to want to save her soul.
Wednesday 6th January 2016 - Saturday 30th January 2016
'Some of us wanted to belong.'
Ishmael has fled from his home in Zimbabwe, where a fresh wave of homophobia threatens his life. In Leeds is the prospect of sanctuary, and of a new life among strangers. But will those strangers accept him? The clock is ticking, and his fate is being decided... can Ishmael find a place to call home again?
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Arcola Theatre is to install a full carbon-neutral heating system next month, after a groundswell of public support delivered £12,500 of funding for the project.
1797 people voted online for the Carbon Neutral Arcola proposal, which is expected to reduce the theatre’s carbon emissions by 5 tonnes every year.
As the most-supported project in London by a margin of over 1200 votes, it secured a £12,500 cash injection from the M&S Energy Community Energy Fund.
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Sunday 6 December, 3.30pm and 7pm
Basement Orchestra and The Spiritual Playground present a Christmas spectacular of glorious advent revels.