Blog Posts

En Route: Swansong

3 fantastic new plays are transferring from the Edinburgh Fringe to Arcola Theatre next month, as part of our EH to E8 season. We’re catching up with each company on the way – starting with DugOut Theatre, whose new show Swansong opens on 11 October. Co-writer and actor Tom Black tells us more. Briefly, what’s …

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Join one of Arcola’s critically acclaimed Community Performance Companies

We are looking for new members to join, take part and perform as part of our Community Performance Programme. Arcola run groups target specifically at the Turkish and Kurdish Community (Ala-Turka), over 50’s (Arcola 50+), self identifying LGBTQ* individuals (Arcola Queer Collective), and men whose lives have have been affected either directly or indirectly by …

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Blog: Writing Kenny Morgan

Mike Poulton is one of our most celebrated playwrights. His stage adaptations of Wolf Hall and Bring Up The Bodies for the RSC – described as ‘a remarkable achievement’ by the Daily Telegraph – transferred to the West End and Broadway. Now, as his powerful new drama Kenny Morgan premieres at Arcola Theatre, he writes about the play’s genesis, and its …

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Blog: Writing After Independence

Ahead of the world premiere of his play After Independence, BBC Scriptroom winner May Sumbwanyambe writes about its genesis. Stories about what it meant to be born black in Northern Rhodesia under the British Empire were never in short supply as I grew up. Nor were stories about what it meant to be ‘black and free’. …

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New website for Arcola

Welcome to the new Arcola Theatre website. Lots has changed, so we’d really appreciate your feedback in the comments section below. Here’s a run-down of some of the major new features: New, responsive design Our new design responds to whichever device you’re using. On your desktop, a fixed menu makes navigation quicker. On your phone or tablet, …

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A look back at 2015

2015 was an amazing year at Arcola Theatre, jam-packed with drama, opera, musicals and more. What were the highlights for you? 2015 at Arcola Theatre 2015 was an amazing year at Arcola Theatre, jam-packed with drama, opera, musicals and more. What were the highlights for you?Stay tuned to our Facebook page and to http://twitter.com/arcolatheatre for …

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