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Cast announced for Mrs Dalloway

Arcola Theatre and Forward Arena today announce the full cast for Virginia Woolf’s Mrs Dalloway, a new adaptation by Hal Coase. Thomas Bailey, co-Artistic Director of Forward Arena, directs Emma D’Arcy (Rezia), Sean Jackson (Peter), Clare Lawrence Moody (Sally), Clare Perkins (Clarissa) and Guy Rhys (Septimus). The production opens at Arcola Theatre on 1 October, …

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Arcola announces 2018 Grimeborn Opera Festival

Arcola Theatre has announced the 17-strong line up of productions in this year’s Grimeborn Opera Festival. The festival, which is returning for its twelfth 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. All tickets are priced between …

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Cast announced for Spun

Introducing the cast for the world premiere of Spun by Rabiah Hussain. The part of best friends Safa and Aisha will be played by Humaira Iqbal and Aasiya Shah. Humaira Iqbal will play Safa. She trained at National Youth Theatre and Central School of Speech and Drama. Theatre work includes: Here Comes the Bride (National Theatre Studios); War and War (Complicite); Cheap Justice …

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Cast announced for The Secret Lives of Baba Segi’s Wives

Joining the Arcola’s exciting and empowering production of Lola Shoneyin’s The Secret Lives of Baba Segi’s Wives, Patrice Naiambana (Barbershop Chronicles, National Theatre; The Caretaker, Bristol Old Vic), Jumoké Fashola (Inspirit, BBC Radio London’s Sunday Breakfast Show; Dirty Little Secrets, London Festival of Cabaret), Christina Oshunniyi (Ife, Queen Elizabeth Hall and Africa Center; One Session, …

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Cast announced for Mike Bartlett’s Not Talking

Defibrillator and Arcola Theatre, today announces cast for world stage première of Mike Bartlett’s, Not Talking. Artistic Director of Defibrillator James Hillier directs David Horovitch (James), Gemma Lawrence (Amanda), Kika Markham (Lucy) and Lawrence Walker (Mark). “If I don’t want to tell anyone, it’s up to me, right?” Lucy knows James has avoided the battle. …

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Cast announced for Marion Bott’s Moormaid

Moe Bar-El (Le Bureau Des Legendes, Canal+; Tyrant, Fox; Snatch, Sony) and Ali Azhar (Algérie en éclats, Alouettes Theatre in Paris; Macbeth, Screen Northants/BBC; Digital Physics, Philadelphia Philms) will join renowned German actress Sarah Alles in Marion Bott’s Moormaid – an explosive new play about two lost individuals’ search for freedom. Set in Berlin, Moormaid …

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Arcola wins The Stage’s 2018 Sustainability Award

Arcola Theatre has won The Stage‘s 2018 Sustainability Award. The award recognises Arcola’s continuing efforts to adopt greener practices and technologies, reduce carbon emissions and raise awareness about the importance of action to tackle climate change. In particular, it acknowledges the 36% reduction in power usage at this year’s Grimeborn opera festival, made possible by …

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Arcola Theatre announces 2018 Creative/Disruption Festival

Arcola Theatre has announced a festival of productions celebrating the people and diversity of East London. Creative/Disruption 18, which features twelve productions alongside special events including readings and club nights, will light up Arcola for 7 weeks from 26 February to 14 April 2018. Women’s, LGBTQ, Turkish, youth, 50+ and men’s mental health groups – …

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Arcola nominated for The Stage’s Sustainability Award

Arcola Theatre has been named as one of the three organisations in the shortlist for The Stage‘s 2018 Sustainability Award. The nomination recognises Arcola’s continuing efforts to adopt greener practices and technologies, reduce carbon emissions and raise awareness about the importance of action to tackle climate change. In particular, it acknowledges the 36% reduction in …

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Joint Statement on the Theatre Industry

Following the reports and allegations of the last two weeks, first in America and, more recently, closer to home, we have come together to make clear that there can be no place for sexual harassment or abuse of power in our industry. We salute the bravery of everyone who calls out this abusive behaviour. We support a theatre culture that empowers people to speak up: a …

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Arcola and Philips partnership delivers a carbon-neutral Grimeborn

Arcola Theatre aims to become the world’s first carbon neutral theatre. This year, we took a big step towards that goal by bringing low-energy, high-quality LED stage lighting fixtures to our flagship opera festival, Grimeborn. Arcola estimates that the inclusion of Philips Lighting’s LED technology in the Grimeborn lighting rig delivered a 36% power-saving overall. Philips …

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Arcola announces Summer/Autumn season

  Arcola revives smash-hit, critically-acclaimed THEBES LAND – winner of Best Production at the 2016 Off West End awards First London revival for 35 years of Terry Johnson’s comedy INSIGNIFICANCE, about an imagined meeting between Albert Einstein and Marilyn Monroe Olivier Award-winning OperaUpClose comes to Arcola for the first time with a new English version …

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Arcola secures Arts Council National Portfolio funding

We are delighted to announce that Arcola Theatre has retained its place in Arts Council England’s National Portfolio. We will receive around £300,000 of public income every year for the next 4 years, amounting to just over £1.2 million of support. Artistic Director Mehmet Ergen said: “We’re grateful to the Arts Council and to the public …

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Richard III to transfer to Alcalá Festival, Spain

Arcola’s critically-acclaimed production of RICHARD III has been selected to open the 2017 Alcalá Classics Festival in Madrid, Spain. The festival showcases thrilling productions of classical plays from national and international companies. RICHARD III is, this year, the only entry from the United Kingdom. Arcola’s Artistic Director Mehmet Ergen will direct the 18-strong cast, with …

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Cabaret, theatre and music combine for the immersive These Trees are Made of Blood

Spectacular and arresting, These Trees are Made of Blood blends cabaret and an original musical score to tell a vital, human story from Argentina’s Dirty War. Following a sold-out premiere in 2015 at Southwark Playhouse, the cabaret coup reignites at Arcola for four weeks only even bolder than before. Based on an original story by …

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Richard III cast announced

The full cast has been announced for Arcola’s thrilling new production of William Shakespeare’s RICHARD III, starring RSC Associate Artist Greg Hicks and directed by Artistic Director Mehmet Ergen. Following his celebrated performances as Macbeth, Julius Caesar, Coriolanus and King Lear for the Royal Shakespeare Company, Greg Hicks takes on the role of the tyrant …

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Arcola announces Spring/Summer season

Neil Bartlett to direct his new adaptation of Albert Camus’ modern classic, THE PLAGUE RSC Associate Artist Greg Hicks to play the title role in William Shakespeare’s RICHARD III, directed by Artistic Director Mehmet Ergen Amy Draper to direct THESE TREES ARE MADE OF BLOOD, blending cabaret and original music to tell a vital story …

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