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A season of stories from Arcola’s community.

New productions from our community companies, exciting collaborations with emerging artists, and special events to provoke and engage. This is Creative/Disruption, from Arcola’s award-winning Creative Engagement department.


31 January
–4 February 2017

#Hashtag Lightie

Writer Lynette Linton and director Rikki Beadle-Blair explore being mixed race in Britain today.
26 January
–28 January 2017

Cholera Street / Ağır Roman

Arcola Ala-Turka presents an adaptation of Metin Kaçan's bestselling story, directed by Aylin Bozok.
24 January

I Am An Artist

Drama For All presents a relaxed performance about voicing our needs and pursuing our desires.
20 January
–22 January 2017

Beautiful (not the Carole King Musical)

Arcola’s acclaimed company for older adults takes a sideways look at the jukebox musical.
16 January
–18 January 2017

Not My Boy

Acclaimed theatre company Kittensh*t sparks a vital conversation about sexual trauma.
9 January
–13 January 2017

The Drag

Arcola Queer Collective presents an extremely rare revival of Mae West's provocative queer play.
9 January
–13 January 2017

The X

Arcola Queer Collective presents a radical reimagining of La Prisonnière, one of the first plays to depict lesbianism on Broadway.
3 January
–6 January 2017


Arcola Men’s Mental Health Group invite you to come undercover on a journey that will challenge preconceptions.

Special Events

18 January
Becoming Black!
Black writers and artists share experiences of the education system, multiculturalism and Black identity in Britain.
15 January
Queer Plays Then and Now: 1967 – 2017
Tales from the Unfinished Histories archive, with responses from Arcola Queer Collective.
14 January
Between Years: Fundraising Performance for Project Indigo
New poetry, cabaret, music and performances, with young members of Project Indigo.
7 January
You’re Here… You’re Queer! Opening Cabaret Party
With performances from the Queer Collective and friends.

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