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
★★★★★ Morning Star, Stage Review
★★★★ Guardian, Times, Telegraph, Daily Mail, Financial Times
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?
Thursday 7th May 2015 - Saturday 9th May 2015
An improvised play about financial crisis
Risk. Variables. Uncertainty.
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”
Six decades ago, Eva lived in Berlin. She remembers her house on Essener Straße. It used to have a blue door.
Now her granddaughter Rosie is making the city her home. But just as she begins to plan for her future, Eva's oncoming dementia causes Rosie to question her family's past.
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
Arcola audiences old and new,
Mark Jagasia spent 12 years writing for some of Britain’s best-known newspapers. In 2007, he left the industry to write an explosive first play about it.
Clarion shines a dazzling light on the dark heart of our national press. As soon as I received the script last year, I programmed a reading in our PlayWROUGHT festival of new writing. Those who were there know how special it was.
Also at Arcola
Sunday 17th May & Sunday 21st June
The Original Family Dance Party
Sunday, 17 May & Sunday, 21 June
Due to popular demand for an event aimed at older children, we are proud to present Pop Lock-in – for 4-11 year olds…
Sunday, 17 May
To Kill a Machine is a new play by Welsh playwright Catrin Fflur Huws examining Alan Turing’s pioneering work considering whether a machine could think asking the questions: what is the difference between human and machine and if a human is prevented from thinking, do they then become a machine.