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Arcola Queer Collective

The X

by A radical new re-imagining of La Prisonnière by Edouard Bourdet, created by the company

Directed by Rubyyy Jones

R loves X… J wants R… F adores J… E longs for F… How can anyone live within the constraints of a society that can at best misunderstand them, at worst, only condemn?

One of the first plays to depict lesbianism on Broadway, Edouard Bourdet‘s La Prisonnière ignited a scandal in 1927, prompting new laws against obscenity and the arrest of the entire company.

Now, 90 years on, Arcola Queer Collective presents a radical reimagining of this landmark play following their sold-out productions of A Midsummer Night’s Dream and The Little Prince.

Enter the world of The X for a provocative tale of romance, sexuality and societal submission, directed by international cabaret and queerlesque star Rubyyy Jones.

“You ought to know me well enough to realize that I’ll do what I’ve decided to do… even if doing so shatters everything.”

Please note our access lift is currently out of service and in repair. We apologise for the inconvenience this may cause. If you have access requirements please contact the Box Office on 020 7503 1646.

creativedisruptionhomeArcola Queer Collective’s You’re Here… You’re Queer! mini-season is part of Creative/Disruption 17

Tender, funny and utterly brilliant… I urge you to beg, borrow or steal a ticket, if you have to…
—DIVA Magazine on The Little Prince
…poignant and thought-provoking, beautifully wrought… you might just leave with a better understanding and appreciation for the fabulous queer community of London
—QX Magazine on the Little Prince
Surely the most inventive, outrageous, and thoroughly enjoyable bending of the Bard that we’ve witnessed … An ingenious blending of classical theatre with burlesque, cabaret and queer politics … Do yourself a favour and run away with the fairies
—Gay Times on A Midsummer Night’s Dream


Jessica Amery


Melina Antunes


Vix Dillon


Ricardo Dominguez


Tink Flaherty


Jonathan Keane


Jessica McClellan


Jet Moon

De Montcel

Layla Skybird



A radical new re-imagining of La Prisonnière by Edouard Bourdet, created by the company


Rubyyy Jones

Lighting Designer

Sherry Coenen

Sound Design

Kirsty Gillmore

Costume Design

Prince Lydia

Assistant Director

Claire O’Flaherty


Nick Connaughton

Operator and Stage Manager

Karina Olsen

Deputy Stage Manager

Liam Mercer
Standard £10
Concession £8
Standard Double Bill (with The Drag) £18
Concession Double Bill (with The Drag) £14

Tickets are £12 or less with Arcola Passport.

Double bill tickets will discounted at checkout. Please ensure you have tickets for both shows in your basket, before you proceed to the checkout. Double bill valid for both shows at any time across the run, but must be booked together.

Starts at 7pm

Running time: 90 minutes approximately .

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

Suitable for 18+

Press enquiries: Bec Martin —

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.