The Alchemist and Fine Line in association with Arcola Theatre


Marion Bott

Directed by: Zois Pigadas

“To choose is to commit, and to commit is to be free.”

Berlin. Eleven past eleven. Art teacher Melissa is about to do something drastic.

Seeking a place to hide, her ex-pupil Mehdi interrupts her momentum. Both embark on a turbulent journey, painting and battling their way through the past.

This explosive new play about self-destruction and rebirth attempts to understand the fear currently gripping the European psyche, and the threats that may be posed by our own alienated youth.

Relaxed performance

Saturday 5 May, 3.30pm: Relaxed performances are created to be a more relaxed presentation of a show, with adapted sound and lighting and minor script adjustments, plus increased wheelchair capacity.

Drawing From Performance

Saturday 5 May, 3 – 6pm:

As part of the relaxed preview performance, London Drawing have unique access to the play to draw and create art as the performance unfolds, as well as special set ups with the performers based on the play after the show.

This is a unique creative opportunity to work from the play in action, working with the performers and responding in real time to the performance and dialogue, and creating work from the strong sets and imagery in this imaginative and thought provoking piece of theatre- prepare for action and dynamism!

Tickets are £18 (including basic drawing materials)

Book to take part on the London Drawing website now → 

Post-show Q & A

Tuesday 15 May: Following the 8pm performance, there will be a free event with the director and writer, which will focus on how Moormaid was developed, the themes within the play as well as questions about drama school, answered by Zois Pigadas.