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Cast announced for THE CUTTING EDGE

Arcola Theatre today announces the full cast for the world premiere of The Cutting Edge, a tragicomedy about life, money and art written and directed by Jack Shepherd.  The play stars James Clyde (Peter), Michael Feast (Zak), Jasmine Hyde (Anna), Maggie Steed (Elvira) and David Sturzaker (Chris). The creative team includes Louie Whitemore (Designer), Richard …

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Arcola Theatre announces 20th anniversary season

New, year-long season celebrates 20 years of Arcola 11 world premieres – from artists who helped shape Arcola’s first two decades, including Jack Shepherd, Barney Norris, Rebecca Lenkiewicz, Leyla Nazli, David Farr and Tena Štivičić, and from a new generation European premiere of Dominique Morisseau’s Pipeline, a new staging of Death In Venice starring Greg …

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Arcola Theatre to showcase Hackney’s creativity with festival of community and youth shows

Hackney’s diverse community will take centre stage at Arcola Theatre in February and March 2020. The Creative Disruption Festival will feature ten productions performed by members of the theatre’s award-winning youth, schools and community programme. Arcola Participation creates over 13,000 opportunities a year for local people and young artists to get involved in the performing …

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Cast announced for #WeAreArrested

Arcola Theatre and the Royal Shakespeare Company today announce the full cast for the London première of Pippa Hill and Sophie Ivatts’ adaptation of #WeAreArrested by Can Dündar, a vital story about the cost of reporting the truth in the age of fake news. Ivatts directs Jamie Cameron (Son), Peter Hamilton Dyer (Can) and Indra …

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Cast announced for HUNGER

Arcola Theatre and Jump Spark today announce the full cast for Amanda Lomas‘ bold new imagining of Hunger, adapted from the ground-breaking psychological novel by Knut Hamsun. Fay Lomas directs Archie Backhouse (Hans), Katie Eldred (Ylayali), Kwami Odoom (The Young Man) and Jessica Tomlinson (Landlady). The production opens on 25 November, with previews from 20 …

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Grimeborn 2019 is most successful ever

The thirteenth edition of Arcola’s Grimeborn Opera Festival was the most successful of all time, attracting more than 6,500 people and over a thousand first-time visitors. There were £12 tickets for all 16 operas, and a record number of sold-out performances. Two productions – Arcola Theatre’s Das Rheingold and Arcola Participation Queer Collective’s Don Jo …

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Arcola wins Fringe First and Stage Edinburgh Award for UNTIL THE FLOOD

Arcola Theatre’s production of Until The Flood, Dael Orlandersmith’s powerful one-woman play about the Ferguson community in the aftermath of the shooting of Michael Brown in 2014, has been awarded a Scotsman Fringe First Award and a Stage Edinburgh Award. Fringe Firsts are awarded by The Scotsman newspaper, in partnership with the University of Edinburgh, for …

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Cast announced for ANNA BELLA EEMA

Arcola Theatre, Atticist and Ellie Keel Productions today announce full cast for the UK première of Anna Bella Eema by Pulitzer Prize finalist Lisa D’Amour. Jessica Lazar directs the ensemble Natasha Cottriall, Gabrielle Brooks and Beverley Rudd. The new production opens at Arcola Theatre on 16 September, with previews from 11 September, and runs until …

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A statement about Knut Hamsun

HUNGER is a story about a young man on the poverty line, struggling to make his way in an unfeeling city. It was first published as a novel in 1890, and had a notable influence on psychological literature. The author of the novel, Knut Hamsun, held racist views and was sympathetic to fascist regimes. He made a …

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Arcola announces 2019 Grimeborn Opera Festival

Arcola Theatre has announced the 16 productions that make up the 2019 Grimeborn Opera Festival. The festival, which is returning for its thirteenth successive year, features bold new versions of classic operas, rarely-seen and long-forgotten works, and brand new pieces from some of the most exciting up-and-coming opera artists. £12 tickets are available for every …

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Arcola announces Edinburgh and London runs of Dael Orlandersmith’s UNTIL THE FLOOD

Arcola Theatre today announces the European première of Until The Flood, written and performed by Pulitzer Prize finalist Dael Orlandersmith. The production, directed by Neel Keller, will be the first by Arcola Theatre at the Edinburgh Festival. It opens at the Traverse Theatre on 2 August, with previews from 1 August, and runs until 24 August. It then transfers …

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Arcola to mark 50th anniversary of Stonewall riots with RIOT ACT

Arcola Theatre will stage Alexis Gregory‘s critically-acclaimed, verbatim theatre piece Riot Act over three Sundays in June, to mark the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall riots. The 30 June performance will coincide with the actual anniversary weekend. A breathtaking journey through six decades of queer history, Riot Act was created from playwright and performer Alexis …

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Interview with THE GLASS MENAGERIE director Femi Elufowoju jr

Tennessee Williams is considered one of the foremost playwrights of 20th Century American drama. What is it about his writing that makes him so influential? In rehearsal we constantly marvel at the encyclopedic range of his personal world. His plays touch the many facets of the human condition – love, power, sexuality, loss, internal strife, …

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Meet the cast of THE GLASS MENAGERIE

Arcola Theatre and Watford Palace Theatre are thrilled to announce the full cast for The Glass Menagerie. The cast for Femi Elufowoju jr’s production of The Glass Menagerie is confirmed as Michael Abubakar as Tom Wingfield, Lesley Ewen as Amanda Wingfield, Charlie Maher as Jim O’Connor and, in her debut performance, Naima Swaleh as Laura Wingfield. The …

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Arcola’s Studio 2 Summer Season 2019

Arcola Theatre has announced its Studio 2 Summer Season with three new plays being performed in the theatre’s 100 seat studio. SITTING by Katherine Parkinson, directed by Sarah Bedi HOARD by Bim Adewunmi, directed by Femi Elufowoju jr.   RADIO by Al Smith, directed by Josh Roche Arcola’s Artistic Director, Mehmet Ergen said “Arcola’s Studio 2 …

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Arcola Participation: A Critic Call-Out

“…there are times when a critic truly risks something, and that is in the discovery and defence of the new. The world is often unkind to new talent, new creations. The new needs friends.” Ratatouille, 2007 Like every other part of the theatrical world, from the faces onstage, to those backstage, the higher-up industry heads …

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Cast announced for LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE

Arcola Theatre and Selladoor Productions today announce the full cast for Little Miss Sunshine. Mehmet Ergen, Artistic Director of Arcola Theatre, directs Laura Pitt-Pulford (Sheryl), Gary Wilmot (Grandpa), Gabriel Vick (Richard), Paul Keating (Frank) and Sev Keoshgerian (Dwayne). The role of Olive will be shared by Sophie Hartley Booth, Evie Gibson and Lily Mae Denman. Ian Carlyle is Larry/Buddy, Imelda Warren-Green …

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