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16 August– 26 August

Arcola Theatre

Samson and Delilah

Directed by Aylin Bozok

Music: Camille Saint-Saëns   |  Words: Ferdinand Lemaire

Samson, leader of the Israelites, is a man of superhuman strength. Against the Philistines he seems invincible. With Delilah, his Philistine lover, he is openly infatuated.

The source of Samson’s power is a secret – but when Delilah decides to root it out, her discovery threatens to change the course of history forever.

Director Aylin Bozok won the WhatsOnStage Award for Most Promising Newcomer for her production of Pelléas et Mélisande at Grimeborn 2013. Now, following hit shows at Bury Court and Opera Holland Park, she returns to Arcola with a bold new take on Camille Saint-Saëns’ extraordinary biblical epic.


Leonel Pinheiro


Marianne Vidal


Thomas Humphreys

High Priest

James Ioelu

Abimelech / Old Hebrew

Ian Massa Harris

First Philistine / Chorus

David Padua

Second Philistine / Chorus

Bo Wang

Messenger / Chorus

Ingunn Gyda Hrafnkelsdottir


Rachel Farago


Olivia Martin


Veronika Rettich


James Schouten


Ozgur Boz


Camille Saint-Saëns


Ferdinand Lemaire


Aylin Bozok


Aylin Bozok

Musical Direction

Kelvin Lim

Lighting Design

Rob Price

Make Up Design

Ian Massa Harris

Production Manager

Geoff Hense

Stage Manager

Sophie MacFadyen

Assistant Director

Morgan Richards
Best £22
Standard £20
Value £16
Restricted £12

Standard tickets are £12 or less with Arcola Passport.

Tuesday - Saturday, 7.30pm
No matinees, no performances on Monday, Thursday, Sunday

Live music, performed in French with English surtitles

Group /school rates (for 10+ people) available. Contact Box Office »

Running time: 120 minutes approximately (including interval).

This production contains:
Scenes of a sexual nature
Flashing/strobe lights
Loud noises

Suitable for 16+

Press enquiries: Kevin Wilson —

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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