Arcola Participation Showcase

Created by Arcola Refugee Company, Arcola Mental Health Company & Arcola 50+

Arcola Participation’s community performance companies provide amazing opportunities to get involved in theatre-making, and to learn performance skills and work as part of an ensemble. Our current cohort will perform their original work for two nights in March. 

Purchase one ticket for the whole evening, you get to enjoy all three performances from our adult community companies.

Arcola Refugee Community Theatre Company

The Refugee Company will perform a physical theatre piece presenting the different elements and ideas the participants have been investigating around the themes of Safety, Threats, and Togetherness. (Running time 20 mins.)

Arcola Mental Health Community Theatre Company ‘Theatrics of the Mind’

Devised using Shakespearian works as a launchpad, AMHC presents a series of characters who have faced adverse challenges which affect their mental health. As they meet in a doctor’s waiting room, we are invited into their innermost reflections. (Running time 25 mins.)

Content warning: swearing, themes of mental health and death/grief

Arcola 50+

This Company have been working with a student from Central School of Speech and Drama, Luca Newman, the group have created an original play, The Duality of Humanity.  Enter a dystopian world where questions of humanity and existence run ripe – an absurdist tale about what brings us together. (Running time 40 mins.)

All proceeds go to running this event and our work with our community groups.