• The Wanton Sublime & The Medium

    Tuesday 25th August 2015 - Saturday 29th August 2015

    "What does it mean to be chosen?"

    Inside Intelligence is proud to conclude its 20th anniversary season at the Arcola with the European premiere of The Wanton Sublime by twice Grammy-nominated composer Tarik O'Regan (Heart of Darkness) with a libretto by New York’s award-winning feminist poet Anna Rabinowitz (Darkling). This ground-breaking electro-acoustic work for mezzo-soprano and chamber ensemble explores the human and mythic aspects of the Virgin Mary, who struggles to retain her flesh and blood identity in the face of external forces intent on symbolising her as the ideal woman.

  • Madama Butterfly

    Tuesday 25th August 2015 - Saturday 29th August 2015

    Giacomo Puccini’s Madama Butterfly is one of the best-loved operas of all time. Julia Burbach’s revelatory new production, inspired by Japanese folkloric ghost stories, premieres at Grimeborn 2015.

  • Caught

    Wednesday 2nd September 2015 - Saturday 19th September 2015

    Chinese artist Lin Bo’s harrowing story of imprisonment has the world standing to attention. His fame, however, is short-lived, as an American publisher begins to question the authenticity of his story. Is he telling the truth or has he been caught?

  • Ant Street

    Wednesday 2nd September 2015 - Saturday 12th September 2015

    A snowstorm in a heatwave. A mysterious package delivered forty-two years late. A young man who speaks the poetry of the Gods. And a girl who can fly. Something strange is happening in Havana.

  • hamlet is dead. no gravity

    Wednesday 2nd September 2015 - Saturday 12th September 2015

    Something’s rotten in Mani and Dani’s childhood home. Bine and Oli got married, but did they make the right choice? Kurt has a secret, and his wife Caro knows it. Hannes is dead, but who pulled the trigger?

  • I Call My Brothers

    Wednesday 2nd September 2015 - Saturday 19th September 2015

    A car has exploded. A city has been crippled by fear. Amor wanders the city, doing his best to blend in. He must not attract any suspicious glances. But what is normal behaviour? And who is a potential perpetrator?

  • Octagon

    Wednesday 16th September 2015 - Saturday 17th October 2015

    ‘Some poems are better written in flesh...’

    After Wall Street and Tahrir Square, after ISIS and the NSA, after Ferguson and Eric Garner: here come the poets.

  • Eventide

    Wednesday 23rd September 2015 - Saturday 17th October 2015

    'Try and do something with your life. Be deliberate, you know?'

    A love song, an elegy, a celebration - Eventide tells the story of three people whose worlds are disappearing.

  • Jane Wenham: The Witch of Walkern

    Tuesday 5th January 2016 - Saturday 30th January 2016

    Walkern, 1712.

    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.