No Prophet Theatre


Holly McKinlay

Directed by: Holly McKinlay

A classroom, South East London. The walls are lined with inspirational quotes to enthuse students who are ‘a cause for concern’. As unwanted truths are confronted, the teacher and the students push each other to the limits…

S.E.N. is an unflinching new play from Royal Court Young Writer Holly McKinlay. Presented by No Prophet Theatre, whose production of Chatroom played at Arcola last year, it arrives following a successful run at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

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Holly McKinlay grew up in London. She has worked as an actor, writer and director. After leaving the University of Bristol (English & Drama BA Hons), she was selected to become a member of the Royal Court Young Writer’s Programme and has since had several plays staged at venues in London and the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Holly currently works in education alongside her writing.

Olivia Duffin trained at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA) and with the National Youth Theatre (credits include Glenna in ‘Edmond’, Puck in ‘A Midsummer Nights Dream’, Masha in ‘Three Sisters’, Nina in ‘The Seagull’). Most recently, Olivia has appeared at the London South Bank, performing for new writers and their plays. Olivia’s credits with No Prophet Theatre Company include ‘Boys’ (Laura) and ‘Punk Rock’ (Cissy) at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and the Arcola.

Akila Cristiano is a recent graduate of ALRA. Some of her roles during her training included Juliet in ‘Romeo & Juliet’ and Ulli in the gripping new play ‘Respect’. Akila was most recently seen playing Hero in Much Ado About Nothing at The Camden People’s Theatre and ‘Acts of Redemption’ at the Hen & Chickens Theatre.

Paul Heath recently graduated from Bristol Old Vic Theatre School. His theatre credits include Ford in The Merry Wives of Windsor (Redgrave Theatre), Dr. Maudsley in Blue Stockings (Tobacco Factory) and Albee in Albee Vector the Sound Collector (Edinburgh Fringe Festival). He is a winner of the Carleton Hobbs Bursary Award and his radio credits include The Once and Future King, The Conlang of Love, The Archers, Pilgrim, A Christmas Carol, The Big Broadcast and Dead Girls Don’t Tell Tales.

Monday – Saturday evenings at 8pm
£15 / £12 concessions

Opening performances (9, 10 Nov) – £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.