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30 November – 14 December 2023

Intermission are giving you a 15th year Anniversary gift in the shape of this multi-buy offer: use code 10OFF2SHOWS – £10 off when you buy both Excluded! and TAMING WHO? together. Just add the discount code at the check-out. Petruchio is studying at university and loving London life. An unexpected call from Mum, beckoning him back …

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29 November – 16 December 2023

Intermission are giving you a 15th year Anniversary gift in the shape of this multi-buy offer: use code 10OFF2SHOWS – £10 off when you buy both Excluded! and TAMING WHO? together. Just add the discount code at the check-out. Meet Miss Portia. A secondary school teacher who’s trying to get her Year 11 students to focus …

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9 December 2023

Alex is moving house and about to start a new school, but he doesn’t want to. He wishes upon a Shooting Star. He wishes that he could live in a magical winter wonderland, a place that is peaceful and perfect, just like his snow globe. However the snow globe world is not as perfect as …

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10 December 2023

Dance, puppetry and visual storytelling reconstruct her story, which she owns and rewrites through the lens of female gaze.  Electra becomes a modern antihero; tangled in violence that runs for generations of patriarchal suppression. The performers transform the stage to retell the ancient myth and address Electra’s archetype to its core researching a feminist re-looking …

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12 December – 6 January 2024

Protest Song inspired by real events over Christmas 2011. Tim Price’s funny and savage solo play will leave you questioning how we can really change when we’re only human.

9 January – 20 January 2024

Performed on a spin bike, this London premiere, solo show is a darkly comedic takedown of a capitalist society obsessed with attaching morality to our bodies. Spoiler Alert: It’s our society.

10 January – 3 February 2024

Two’s Company presents Michael Hastings’ (Tom and Viv, Lee Harvey Oswald, The Emperor) Don’t Destroy Me, a bitter-sweet story of Jewish refugees in post-war London. It’s a day of excitement. Nervous but full of hope,Young Sammy comes to live with his father and stepmother, 15 years after they escaped as refugees from Nazi Europe. he soon finds that life is different from what he expected.

23 January – 27 January 2024

Bess’ small town life changes in ways she could never have anticipated, after a chance encounter with the local ice cream man. A timely new play about friendship and climate change

30 January – 24 February 2024

This acclaimed play from Michèle Winstanley traces three women’s experiences of motherhood.

7 February – 2 March 2024

Sergio Blanco and Daniel Goldman return to the Arcola Theatre, after the success of their critically acclaimed OFFIE award winning productions of Thebes Land and The Rage of Narcissus, to tell a story of love and lust beyond the grave. 

27 February – 2 March 2024

Welcome to Dulowl, home to pubs, drugs, and unreliable buses. These bored friends are just trying to make the best of it. So, what went wrong? A compassionate, funny and deeply moving take on life in a small town.

5 March – 30 March 2024

A darkly funny and emotionally raw one act play directed by James Alexandrou – Kate’s had another panic attack, she’s sure her mum is trying to contact her from beyond the grave – So what can it mean for her relationship after finding Dom defrosting the last casserole mum ever made?

5 March – 9 March 2024

Theatre like no other! The audience decide the location, decade and title, then two of London’s most sought-after improvisers perform a play entirely made up on the spot.

2 April – 20 April 2024

Life with Oscar is a darkly comic confessional rollercoaster ride through Hollywood. Nick flies to Sunset Boulevard, staying with an Oscar winner promising to get Nick nominated…If he follows instructions…

4 April – 11 May 2024

The Rose Tattoo is Tennessee Williams’ “love-play to the world,” about finding hope in unexpected places, and the chance of finding love again after a broken heart. Williams depicts with humour and satire a Sicilian-American community on the Gulf Coast while asking the public to keep an open mind to the possibility of miracles.

23 April – 4 May 2024

The Première of a Blistering Solo Musical. “A wry, sharply observed & comic view of modern woman. Not for the faint hearted” Steven Berkoff

13 June – 6 July 2024

Sam’s eighteen, about to start living. Zoe’s forty-something and never did. All they share is a love of 80s’ new wave and an illness that wants them dead.

19 June – 13 July 2024

Mother is in prison. Daughter has come to visit. Closely watched by security personnel, they have 1 hour. A trained actor, and quick-witted, Mother tries to keep things light… but the darkness rises up around them as they are forced to confront the disorienting series of events that led them here. Surrender takes us on …

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