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.
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.
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.
Wednesday 15th April 2015 - Saturday 16th May 2015
The Daily Clarion is Britain’s worst newspaper.
Power-crazed editor Morris Honeyspoon (Greg Hicks) spends his weekends dressed as Julius Caesar, and life at his beloved paper is a masterclass in incompetence and deceit.
But as political storm clouds gather over an uneasy country, it seems the Clarion's worst crimes are about to be exposed. While Honeyspoon searches for an office traitor, washed-up foreign correspondent Verity Stokes (Clare Higgins) masterminds a murderous day of reckoning...
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?
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.
Wednesday 27th May 2015 - Saturday 30th May 2015
19th August 1978. Cinema Rex fire, Iran. 422 dead.
The year of Superman, Saturday Night Fever and an act of terror that sparked a revolution. Who will remember the dead?
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...
One of London's leading off-West End Theatres.
Locally engaged and internationally minded, Arcola stages a diverse programme of plays, operas and musicals. Read more
On a night in late February, Gareth Thomas – former captain of the Welsh rugby team and the most famous gay team sportsman in the world – took his family and friends to a theatre press night. He’s no stranger, now, to shiny showbiz events but this was special. The play being premiered was Crouch, Touch, Pause, Engage, which tells his own extraordinary story, set against that of his hometown Bridgend, which has had its own share of the media’s attention.
Also at Arcola
Monday, 06 April 2015
A concert of Kurdish Songs – at 7.30pm
Sunday, 19 April 2015
The Miniaturists is the regular curated writer-led event dedicated to bringing you short, exhilarating, perfectly formed plays. Each show is packed with work from an exciting array of new and established playwrights all of whom see the short play as a form in itself rather than a means to an end.