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March 2018

Great Apes

15 March–21 April 2018

A world premiere adaptation of Will Self's hilarious, disturbing and dazzlingly original take on man’s place in the evolutionary chain.

No Show

19 March–21 March 2018

Arcola Men’s Mental Health Theatre Company walk the blurry line between the carer and the cared-for.

Dissenting Adults

22 March–24 March 2018

Arcola 50+ explore the stories behind the headlines, and the stories at the intersection of politics and our lives.

The Chairs

22 March–24 March 2018

Arcola 50+ imbue Ionesco's “tragic farce” with a fresh sense of the disturbing and absurd, in a compelling commentary on our own beleaguered times.

Future Tense – AYT

26 March–27 March 2018

Two science-fiction journeys from the minds of the generation that understand technology best.

Future Tense – Young AYT

28 March–29 March 2018

Two more science-fiction journeys from the minds of the generation that understand technology best.


30 March–31 March 2018

Arcola Academy, Arcola's semi-professional company for 16-20 year olds, presents a timely and explosive production of Evan Placey's play.

April 2018


2 April–6 April 2018

A contemporary romantic drama from Ryan Calais Cameron, laying bare the meaning of “love”, and how subjective it can be.

Great Apes: Are Human Beings Overrated?

7 April

A panel discussion exploring human beings and their relationship with other species and our evolutionary predecessors. Panellists include Will Self, Mark Rappolt and Timandra Harkness. Hosted by Dr Wendy Earle.

7 Kocalı Hürmüz / 7 Husbands for Hürmüz

8 April–12 April 2018

Arcola Ala Turka presents a classic of Turkish theatre, exploring modern love and relationships through musical comedy and all-out farce.

Global Female Voices

11 April

Voices silenced and stories unheard: vital plays from international female playwrights, curated by the Arcola Women’s Company. Presented as stage readings, directed and performed by the Arcola Women’s Company (and friends), these plays demonstrate the diversity, beauty and complexity of shared female experience around the…

Smile, Darling

13 April–14 April 2018

In their inaugural performance, Arcola Women's Company explores the dichotomies of womanhood, the intersections of gender, race, identity and culture.


18 April–19 May 2018

An explosive new play that attempts to understand the current fear in the European psyche of being terrorised by its own alienated youth.

Not Talking

25 April–2 June 2018

The stage premiere of Mike Barlett's gripping and lyrical play that gives voice to the human casualties when things are easier done than said.


30 April–4 June 2018

This six week introduction to Physical Theatre will introduce you to a range of skills inspired by the teachings of Jacques Lecoq. Working towards a liberated body of physical expression we will work through basic techniques of Physical Storytelling including Mime, Ensemble work, Elements,…

May 2018


1 May–5 June 2018

Writing for the Stage will enable early-career playwrights to write a first draft of an original, one act play. Over the course of the 6-week program, each workshop will hone in on a different playwriting technique, from crafting dialogue and…


2 May–6 June 2018

Always wanted to give acting a try? This is your chance. Intro to Acting will introduce you to the fundamental tools of the acting experience in a fun, supportive, dynamic and empowering atmosphere. Working with a range of texts from the 20th and 21st Century, you will…


3 May–7 June 2018

Perfect your skills for the silver screen. This masterclass offers a thorough and practical introduction to acting on camera. Develop your confidence in performing for film and TV, in a fun and supportive atmosphere. Learn what life on set is…


4 May–8 June 2018

Want to take your writing to the next level? Redrafting for Writers will enable early-career playwrights to develop their style, looking critically at their work in preparation for performance. Each two hour session will provide tools and exercises for writers to go beyond…


This weekend masterclass explores the fundamental skills required for acting. Using both script analysis and physical exploration, you will explore language, form, and character in order to strengthen a performance. Through practical activities, discover what it takes to tread the boards with confidence. Identify how to…

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