ARCOLA THEATRE IS PROUD TO SUPPORT UNFINISHED HISTORIES NEW PROGRAMME OF THIRD TUESDAYS, A NEW SERIES OF TABLE READINGS OF SIGNIFICANT PLAYS FROM THE UH ARCHIVE.
The original series of Third Tuesday events took place at our Bethnal Green base in 2013 and were followed by the extensive series of events linked to Re-Staging Revolutions.
To start us off we are going to run a series of Unrehearsed Readings linked to key anniversaries of 2016 and some of the alternative theatre plays that addressed them 40 years ago.
They will take place initially at the Arcola Theatre meeting room from 7 – 10 p.m. and are free but places must be booked as we have very limited space. With an unrehearsed reading you come and can pick up a script, so it would good if you are prepared to read a part, – or if you prefer you can just listen. If you book but can’t come, please tell us as places are limited to 15 people.
November Event – Tues 15th Nov
The second Unrehearsed Reading will be of The Non-Stop Connolly Show – or part of it – it’s a 24-hour epic. John Arden and Margaretta D’Arcy’s ‘dramatic cycle of continuous struggle in six parts’ centred on the life of James Connolly, was staged in Dublin in 1975 and put on as a 24-hour staged reading at Inter-Action’s Almost Free Theatre in Rupert St in 1976 to mark the 60th anniversary of the Easter Rising. We will read part of it to mark the 100th anniversary year. A full reading was staged at the Finborough Theatre earlier this year.