Gilded Balloon and Pipeline Productions


Henry Naylor

Directed by: Henry Naylor and Emma Buttler

Winner, Spirit of the Fringe Award 2015
★★★★ Guardian, Times, Sunday Times, Scotsman

Two British women, 175 years apart. One is a bright, Islamist schoolgirl; the other a Victorian colonial pioneer. The former would build a caliphate; the latter an Empire. Both are idealists; intelligent adventurers, with strong religious beliefs. Both are frustrated by societies which offer them few opportunities. And both would travel to the East, to impose their ideals upon unwilling peoples…

Echoes is the new play from Spitting Image lead writer Henry Naylor. Returning to Arcola for the first time since The Collector (Fringe First Winner, 2014), he tells a bloody tale of colonialism – ancient and modern – and the rhyme of history.

★★★★ “A dark and daring look at colonial cruelty… hugely impressive” – The Guardian
★★★★ “Superbly written … a must see” – The Sunday Times
★★★★ “The performances are restrained, committed, affectingly intimate” – The Times

London premiere

★★★★ – The Scotsman
★★★★ – Broadway Baby
★★★★ – Ed Festival Magazine
★★★★ – Arts Award Voice
★★★★ – Theatre Extra
★★★★★ – Quotidian Times
★★★★★ – Spice UK

Monday – Saturday evenings at 8pm
£12 / £10 concessions

Saturday matinee at 3.30pm
£12 / £10 concessions

Running time: 1 hour approximately
Recommended for ages 12+
In Studio 2, seating is unallocated.

Please note that this show is not eligible for Pay What You Can or Arcola Passport.