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05/12/2017–23/12/2017

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Callisto: a queer epic

by Hal Coase

Directed by Thomas Bailey
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Following two sold-out and critically-acclaimed runs at Arcola and the Edinburgh Fringe, Callisto: a queer epic returns for three weeks only this December.

Callisto is a swirling constellation of remarkable queer stories.

In London, 1680, opera star Arabella Hunt has secretly entered into the first recorded gay marriage in UK history.
In Worcester, 1936, Alan Turing pays one final visit to Isobel Morcom, mother of his lost first love, Christopher.
In the San Fernando Valley, 1979, Tammy Frazer arrives at Callisto Pornographic Studios, searching for the love of her life.
And on the Moon, 2223, Lorn is building a paradise to sleep in, but his A.I. companion Cal is determined to keep him awake.

Hurtle across time and space with this scintillating and extraordinary new play.

★★★★★ Simply a remarkable show, beautifully presented
—ScotsGay
★★★★★ A play that informs, challenges, electrifies
—Theatre Eddys
★★★★ The performances were uniformly brilliant
—Three Weeks
★★★★ A rich tapestry of queer narrative
—Broadway Baby
★★★★ Smart, slick, precise... Callisto is terrific
—Theatre Bubble

Cast

Darren Sia

Alan, Blake, Dryden

Francesca Zoutewelle

Tammy

Georgia Bruce

Amy, Melissa

Jonny Purkiss

Lorn, Richard, Killigrew

Marilyn Nadebe

Arabella

Mary Higgins

Lola, Katherine

Nick Finerty

Cal, Harold, Hart

Phoebe Hames

Isobel, Nurse, Aunty

Text

Hal Coase

Direction

Thomas Bailey

Artistic Direction

Emma D'Arcy

Composer and Sound Designer

Tom Stafford

Lighting Designer

Matthew Swithinbank

Costume Designer

Lily O'Hara

Stage Manager

Sally McCulloch

​DSM

Rebecca MacDuff

Producer

Ellie Keel
Best £20 (£18 conc, £17 previews)
Standard £18 (£16 conc, £14 previews)
Value £16 (£14 conc, £12 previews)

Tickets are £12 or less with Arcola Passport.

Monday-Saturday at 8pm.
Saturday matinees at 3.30pm.
No performances Sunday.

Previews: 5-6 December


Free post-show discussions

Wednesday 13th December, 8pm

Running time: 135 minutes approximately (including interval).

This production contains:
Nudity
Strong language
Violence
Scenes of a sexual nature
Smoking
Drug use
Loud noises

Suitable for 12+

Press enquiries: Freya Cowdry (Kate Morley PR) — freya@katemorleypr.com

24 Ashwin Street, Dalston, London, E8 3DL
020 7503 1646

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Arcola Theatre Production Company is a registered charity no.1108613. Registered as a company limited by guarantee in England no.5242988. Registered Office: 24 Ashwin Street, Dalston, London E8 3DL.

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