The Arcola Summer Season

Jack Shepherd, Greg Hicks, Rebecca Lenkiewicz and Mike Newell helped launch our new supporter scheme at a reception for Arcola fans, friends and donors last Thursday. Find out more about how you can become one of them and be there for the next event here. For more inspiration, check out our new video,What Arcola Means To Me.
CAROUSEL A CROWD FAVOURITE

“Performances of aching sincerity and wonderment” ★★★★★ The Stage

“Never has Carousel seemed so fresh and poignant” ★★★★★ Evening Standard

“Spirited, funny and achingly sad” ★★★★★ The Telegraph

Morphic Graffiti presents
Rodgers and Hammerstein’s CAROUSEL
Music by Richard Rodgers, Book & Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II
18 June – 19 July
When mill worker Julie Jordan falls for the charms of Billy Bigelow, a chain of events unravels that suggests their destiny is predetermined by the hand of fate. This reimagining of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Carousel charts a story of recklessness, regret and redemption. Read more…      BOOK TICKETS
CREATIVE ENGAGEMENT SUMMER SEASON IN STUDIO 2
THE INTRUDER / Dışardan Gelen + BALD PRIMA DONNA /Kel Şarkıcı
24 – 28 June
The Intruder by Maurice Maeterlinck is a ghost story in which a family is gathered to await the arrival of a sister of mercy to attend an ailing woman. InBald Prima Donna, a comedy by Eugène Ionesco, the Smiths are a traditional couple from London who have invited another couple, the Martins, over for a visit. *This performance by Ala-Turka is in Turkish with English surtitles.
Read more…      BOOK TICKETS

MISBEHAVING

5 – 6 July

PlayWROUGHT #2 Middle Eastern, Asian and North African Writers
7 – 12 July
BOY

14 – 26 July

COMING SOON

Nabil Elouahabi & Nick of Time Productions Ltd present

THE NIGHTMARES OF CARLOS FUENTES
by Rashid Razaq, Based on a short story by Hassan Blasim
23 July – 16 August
Salim, an Iraqi refugee, takes on a new identity In London after fleeing persecution in Baghdad. He is picked up, and marries a wealthy older woman, who enthusiastically coaches him in the bedroom for his forthcoming citizenship test. But Carlos Fuentes finds that knowing the names of all six of Henry VIII’s wives can neither satisfy his new wife nor turn him into a “Britishman”.

Read more…      BOOK TICKETS

Debbie Hicks, Oliver Mackwood & Jesse Romain present
HOLES
by Tom Basden
16 July – 9 August
Starring The Wrong Mans’ Mathew BayntonElizabeth Berrington and BAFTA winner Daniel Rigby. Stranded, four survivors wait. Surely somebody will find them. Planes don’t just disappear, do they? And, if no-one’s coming…what do they do now? Absurd, hilarious and fast-paced, Tom Basden’s razor-sharp comedy lands in London this summer for a strictly limited run in the Arcola Tent.

Read more…      BOOK TICKETS

EVENTS

Eclipse Theatre Company Ltd. and WAC Arts present
JOURNEYS BEYOND
4 – 5 July, 7.45pm
Tickets £10 (£8 con)
This breathtaking family friendly show is a dazzling display of storytelling, using song, dance and physical theatre to examine the myths and legends of the afterlife – from Britain, Egypt, Mexico, Greece and the Caribbean. BOOK TICKETS

HECK Collective presents
THE ALCHEMIST
6 July, 7.30pm
Tickets £9 (£7 con)
The Alchemist is Ben Jonson’s comic masterpiece: an exercise in hilarious mayhem, merciless satire and ingenious plotting. Follow Face and Subtle, a double-act of unrivalled chemistry on the English stage, in their tangled scheme of dupes and tricks to exploit the greed of locals, from the naïve Dapper to the flamboyant Sir Epicure Mammon. BOOK TICKETS

National Youth Theatre presents
LIMINAL / SWIPE
10 – 12 July, 7.45pm
Tickets £10
The National Youth Theatre’s Playing Up Course performs two thrilling new commissions from award-winning playwrights Simon Vinnicombe and Rebecca Manley in the Arcola Tent this July! BOOK TICKETS

ARCOLA BAR
MONDAY  –  SATURDAY
10am until late

“We’d go for the drinks menu alone.” Evening Standard

Come in and enjoy a variety of classic Southern Mediterranean dishes prepared by El Molino, both meat and vegetarian. Selection changes daily.

Drop by for drinks and light snacks. We work with local suppliers and serve organic, sustainable and fair trade products.

ELSEWHERE…
Battersea Arts Centre
WOT? NO FISH!
1-9 July
Danny Braverman tells the true story of a Jewish family living in 20th century London,

following the discovery of over 2000 illustrations by his Great Uncle. Brought to life in this captivating

performance, the illustrations depict with remarkable honesty tales of falling in love to quarrels about

fish balls, against the backdrop of a changing city. ★★★★ The Times BOOK TICKETS

Bush Theatre
PERSEVERANCE DRIVE
by Robin Soans
4 July – 16 August
£10 – £19.50

 

Exploring the pains and frustrations of loving our loved ones, Perseverance Drive follows the Gillard family in a heart-rending story that stretches from the sunny shores of Barbados to the grey streets of Leytonstone.
BOOK TICKETS


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