Supporters scheme launched

Arcola’s brand new Supporters scheme was launched on June 19 with a reception at the theatre. Mehmet Ergen and Graham Benson, chair of our new Development Board were joined by Arcola Champions, friends and long-term supporters and some brand new founding patrons.

Our Trustee Jack Shepherd led on memories about Arcola beginnings, the madness of the scheme and the importance of our continued commitment to theatre.

The evening ended with a Q&A with the cast and director of Between Us, epitomising our work: a play commissioned from Sarah Daniels, one of Britain’s leading contemporary and feminist playwrights, tackling adoption, child neglect, class and gender conflicts; directed by RNT veteran director John Burgess who, among other things he has done with and for Arcola, served as a mentor to  Ala-Turka director, translator and project co-ordinator Secil Honeywell.

Photos by Miriam Mahony