Arcola Theatre presents

Love and Apocalypse

A new play by Tena Štivičić

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After her award-winning 3 Winters at the National Theatre, Tena Štivičić marks Arcola’s 20th anniversary with a brand new play.

On their fortieth birthdays, two people meet and fall in love. The rest is yet to come.

Tracing the intricacies of love and the inevitability of change, Love And Apocalypse is a poignant portrayal of two lives spent together, and apart.


Tena Štivičić’s first English-language play, Fragile!, premiered at Arcola in 2007 and received numerous awards, including Best European Play and the Innovations Award at Germany’s Heidelberg Stuckemarkt. Her 2013 play 3 Winters (National Theatre) was critically acclaimed and won the 2014 Susan Smith Blackburn Prize.