24 BRAND NEW SHOWS IN 2 WEEKS:
ARCOLA OPENS ITS DOORS TO THE HOTTEST TALENT HEADING TO THE EDINBURGH FRINGE FESTIVAL.
MONDAY 28 JULY:
7.30 PM – Who Writes This Crap? By Luke Wright and Joel Stickley
All the rubbish you read in a day rewritten. Adverts, newspapers, small print, spam – bad writing is everywhere. Let’s fight back. Starring Aisle16’s Luke Wright & Joel Stickley.
“An inspired piece of parody” Guardian.
9.00 PM – Face in the Crowd
by Ben Clare and Matthew Dye
A face emerges from the crowd. He’s the star of his own show, but just an extra in someone else’s.
A kaleidoscope of characters appear before your eyes.
A fast, physical, visual epic on the stresses of everyday life, melding music and movement to tell the story of the frantic way we live now.
TUESDAY 29 JULY:
7.30 PM – Flush by David Dipper
The original play from the award winning David Dipper. Five lives intertwined in a twisted story of cards, life and death. A powerful dark comedy. Guaranteed to move you, shock you and leave you hungry for more. Recommended 16+
Presented by Only Fools and Actors
9.00 PM – The Arab, The Jew and the Chicken Conflict Relief
A fun, fast and feisty exploration of conflict, identity and every day life in the Middle East…oh and the chickens! Written and performed by Arab, Israeli, Jewish and Muslim actors.
WEDNESDAY 30 JULY:
7.30 PM – Three Ladies, Three Whores… and An Uninvited Guest.
Three elegant Victorian women enjoy a summer picnic. When something unexpected arrives it causes them to confront their bodies in surprising ways. Physical theatre with dark humour and explosive results!
Presented by Collective 1.18
9.00 PM – This Is Not The Truman Show
Brian wants to kill himself.
Brian has always wanted to kill himself.
But in a world where little is as it seems, he has more than just his friends stopping him.
A dark comedy exploring the nature of theatre itself.
For Brian, this is real life.
This is not a play.
This is not a joke.
This Is Not The Truman Show.
Presented by Manchester University Drama Society
THURSDAY 31 JULY
7.30 PM – Don Carlos
Don Carlos: Intrigue, incestuous passions and heightened drama play out in Schiller’s most exciting and thrilling work. Within the stifling formalities of court and the gaze of the Inquisition, boldly drawn characters become embroiled in sexual jealousy, rebellion and murder.
Presented by SEDOS
SATURDAY 2 AUGUST
7.30 PM – The House of Gingerbread by Benjamin Askew
Hansel and Gretel are lost. To make matters worse they’re being pursued by every witch, monster and sexually-frustrated woodsman in the forest…
This new verse-comedy explores the dark, threatening world that lurks within our favourite fairytales.
Presented by La Llorona