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. Continue reading
On a night in late February, Gareth Thomas – former captain of the Welsh rugby team and the most famous gay team sportsman in the world – took his family and friends to a theatre press night. He’s no stranger, now, to shiny showbiz events but this was special. The play being premiered was Crouch, Touch, Pause, Engage, which tells his own extraordinary story, set against that of his hometown Bridgend, which has had its own share of the media’s attention. Continue reading
Arcola Theatre has won in five categories at this year’s OffWestEnd awards. Continue reading
Arcola Theatre has received 9 nominations in this year’s shortlist for the OffWestEnd Awards – more than any other London theatre.
Our 2015 Winter/Spring season includes major productions about global politics and the state of the British media. Arcola continues to champion new writing with full stagings of nine original works.
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Meet … Joe Sims and the rest of our first Arcola Champions, helping us with our new Support Arcola campaign.
Read about the launch of our new Support Arcola scheme here.
All shows in our 2014 summer season have been announced today!
Starting our season off is Between Us by Sarah Daniels, commissioned by Arcola Theatre and playing in Studio 2. Morphic Graffiti kicks things off in Studio 1 with Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Carousel, followed shortly after by The Nightmares of Carlos Fuentes directed by former Artistic Director of the Tricycle Theatre, Nicolas Kent.
Grimeborn returns for its eighth season with shows in both studios, and our Arcola Creative Engagement team bring a season of shows to Studio 2 including devised pieces, world premieres and shows for the whole family.
See the full announcement here.
The Spanish Golden Age Season is one of the productions dominating this year’s Offie nominations, as is Up In Arm’s Visitors, with a total of 9 nominations between them.
3 of the Best Female Actor nominations are for Arcola performers with 2 of our Spanish Golden Age season ensemble members competing against each other (Francis McNamee for Punishment Without Revenge, Katie Lightfoot for Don Gil, Linda Bassett for Visitors). It’s the same in the Best Supporting Male category (Simon Scardifield for Punishment Without Revenge, Chris Andrew Mellon for Don Gil). In the Best Director category Laurence Boswell (A Lady of Little Sense, also nominated for Best Production) and Alice Hamilton (Visitors) are up against each other. Visitors is also nominated for Best Male Actor (Robin Soans) and Best New Play (Barney Norris).
The Guardian writers voted, and we made the cut!
Michael Billington voted Punishment Without Revenge as number 2 on his list of Best Theatre of 2013.
Punishment Without Revenge has its first Arcola preview this Saturday 11 January, continuing w/c 20 January.
To purchase tickets, please click here.
From Sunday 22 December, our box office will be closed for the holiday period. We will reopen for business on 2 January with our regular hours of 12.30 to 6pm.
Bookings will still be available online for our upcoming 2014 season. Learn more about our Spring season here.