At the Arcola

Searing contemporary drama

That’s what you’ll find at Arcola Theatre this week. In Studio 1, the 20th anniversary production of Philip Ridley’s Ghost From A Perfect Place continues its critically-acclaimed run. In Studio 2, Marius Von Mayenberg’s The Dog, the Night and the Knife gets a dazzling UK premiere. And it’s not long before Gemma Jones, Nicholas Le Prevost and an outstanding cast of actors breathe new life into Sheridan’s The Rivals. We hope to see you again soon.

Now playing

Until 11 October 2014  |  Studio 1

Sarah Stribley Productions presents

Ghost From A Perfect Place

by Philip Ridley

★★★★★ Arts Desk
★★★★★ Theatrefullstop
★★★★★ The Gay UK
★★★★ WhatsOnStage
★★★★ The Upcoming
★★★★ Exeunt
★★★★ Hackney Gazette
★★★★ Morning Star
★★★★ RemoteGoat
★★★★ LDN Card
★★★★ West End Wilma
★★★★ So So Gay

Multi award-winning playwright Philip Ridley returns to the Arcola with his contemporary classic.

Read more      Book now

Watch trailer

TONIGHT: Q&A with cast and creatives
FRIDAY: acclaimed directors on staging Ridley
Part of an exciting programme of post-show events, free for ticket-holders. Read more

Until 18 October 2014  |  Studio 1

RIVE Productions presents

The Dog, the Night and the Knife

by Marius Von Mayenburg, Translated by Maja Zade

First reviews are in!

★★★★★ ‘By turns sinister, provocative and hilarious… Mayenburg’s play feels electric and as sharp as a well-maintained kitchen knife.’ The Public Reviews
★★★★ ‘Bold, atmospheric and gloriously weird’ PlaysToSee
‘Darkly atmospheric’ The Stage
‘Oliver Dawe’s snappy production brings out the humour, and there’s a great pounding sound design by Helen Skiera’ Time Out
‘A dark comedy to escape the norm’ A Younger Theatre

This darkly funny and absurd play, by critically-acclaimed German playwright Marius von Mayenburg, is the UK premiere.

Read more      Book now

Watch trailer    Photos: Richard Lakos

Coming soon

15 October – 15 November 2014  |  Studio 1

Arcola Theatre presents

The Rivals

by Richard Brinsley Sheridan

The sparkling wit and whirlwind plot of The Rivals has delighted audiences for 240 years. This brand new production reinvigorates Sheridan’s masterpiece with modern touches and theatrical flair. It is the first time the Arcola has staged late Restoration comedy.

Opening performances just £12 (limited availability).

Read more      Book now

Inside the rehearsal room…

Miniaturists 48

THIS SUNDAY
October 5, 5pm and 8pm  |  Studio 1

The Miniaturists is the regular curated writer-led event dedicated to bringing you short, exhilarating, perfectly formed plays. Each show is packed with work from an exciting array of new and established playwrights all of whom see the short play as a form in itself rather than a means to an end.

Read more      Book now

Holy & Horny

NEXT SUNDAY
October 12, 8pm  |  Studio 2

Holy & Horny is a celebratory, inspirational, powerful, deeply moving and superbly acted one-woman show that celebrates women’s spirituality and sensuality. All 20 characters are played by actress and author Tonya Joy Bolton using comedy, mime, physical theatre, song and poetry.

Read more      Book now

This Is Rubbish – Sunday Scratch Feast

NEXT SUNDAY, as part of Arcola Green Sundays
October 12, 2pm-4.30pm

A free interactive, theatrical journey through the disorientating world of the food supply chain. Performers will lead the audience through three courses of games and stories, feeding them nuggets of knowledge and tasty treats made from food that would otherwise be wasted. After minds and bellies have been filled, there will be a Q&A feedback session. Only 45 places available!

Read more      Book now

25 October – 2 November 2014

Small Truth Theatre, Scratchbuilt Productions and Arcola Theatre presents

The Three Sillies

All the fun of the May Day fair comes to Hackney this October half term. Created by the wonderful team that brought the acclaimed Dream Space to Shakespeare’s Globe, The Three Sillies is a wonderfully inventive, immersive and intoxicating theatre production (created specifically for families of all shapes, sizes and disguises).

Family tickets are just £28.

Read more      Book now

Searing contemporary drama

That’s what you’ll find at Arcola Theatre this week. In Studio 1, the 20th anniversary production of Philip Ridley’s Ghost From A Perfect Place continues its critically-acclaimed run. In Studio 2, Marius Von Mayenberg’s The Dog, the Night and the Knife gets a dazzling UK premiere. And it’s not long before Gemma Jones, Nicholas Le Prevost and an outstanding cast of actors breathe new life into Sheridan’s The Rivals. We hope to see you again soon.

Now playing

Until 11 October 2014  |  Studio 1

Sarah Stribley Productions presents

Ghost From A Perfect Place

by Philip Ridley

★★★★★ Arts Desk
★★★★★ Theatrefullstop
★★★★★ The Gay UK
★★★★ WhatsOnStage
★★★★ The Upcoming
★★★★ Exeunt
★★★★ Hackney Gazette
★★★★ Morning Star
★★★★ RemoteGoat
★★★★ LDN Card
★★★★ West End Wilma
★★★★ So So Gay

Multi award-winning playwright Philip Ridley returns to the Arcola with his contemporary classic.

Read more      Book now

Watch trailer

TONIGHT: Q&A with cast and creatives
FRIDAY: acclaimed directors on staging Ridley
Part of an exciting programme of post-show events, free for ticket-holders. Read more

Until 18 October 2014  |  Studio 1

RIVE Productions presents

The Dog, the Night and the Knife

by Marius Von Mayenburg, Translated by Maja Zade

First reviews are in!

★★★★★ ‘By turns sinister, provocative and hilarious… Mayenburg’s play feels electric and as sharp as a well-maintained kitchen knife.’ The Public Reviews
★★★★ ‘Bold, atmospheric and gloriously weird’ PlaysToSee
‘Darkly atmospheric’ The Stage
‘Oliver Dawe’s snappy production brings out the humour, and there’s a great pounding sound design by Helen Skiera’ Time Out
‘A dark comedy to escape the norm’ A Younger Theatre

This darkly funny and absurd play, by critically-acclaimed German playwright Marius von Mayenburg, is the UK premiere.

Read more      Book now

Watch trailer    Photos: Richard Lakos

Coming soon

15 October – 15 November 2014  |  Studio 1

Arcola Theatre presents

The Rivals

by Richard Brinsley Sheridan

The sparkling wit and whirlwind plot of The Rivals has delighted audiences for 240 years. This brand new production reinvigorates Sheridan’s masterpiece with modern touches and theatrical flair. It is the first time the Arcola has staged late Restoration comedy.

Opening performances just £12 (limited availability).

Read more      Book now

Inside the rehearsal room…

Miniaturists 48

THIS SUNDAY
October 5, 5pm and 8pm  |  Studio 1

The Miniaturists is the regular curated writer-led event dedicated to bringing you short, exhilarating, perfectly formed plays. Each show is packed with work from an exciting array of new and established playwrights all of whom see the short play as a form in itself rather than a means to an end.

Read more      Book now

Holy & Horny

NEXT SUNDAY
October 12, 8pm  |  Studio 2

Holy & Horny is a celebratory, inspirational, powerful, deeply moving and superbly acted one-woman show that celebrates women’s spirituality and sensuality. All 20 characters are played by actress and author Tonya Joy Bolton using comedy, mime, physical theatre, song and poetry.

Read more      Book now

This Is Rubbish – Sunday Scratch Feast

NEXT SUNDAY, as part of Arcola Green Sundays
October 12, 2pm-4.30pm

A free interactive, theatrical journey through the disorientating world of the food supply chain. Performers will lead the audience through three courses of games and stories, feeding them nuggets of knowledge and tasty treats made from food that would otherwise be wasted. After minds and bellies have been filled, there will be a Q&A feedback session. Only 45 places available!

Read more      Book now

25 October – 2 November 2014

Small Truth Theatre, Scratchbuilt Productions and Arcola Theatre presents

The Three Sillies

All the fun of the May Day fair comes to Hackney this October half term. Created by the wonderful team that brought the acclaimed Dream Space to Shakespeare’s Globe, The Three Sillies is a wonderfully inventive, immersive and intoxicating theatre production (created specifically for families of all shapes, sizes and disguises).

Family tickets are just £28.

Read more      Book now

Searing contemporary drama

That’s what you’ll find at Arcola Theatre this week. In Studio 1, the 20th anniversary production of Philip Ridley’s Ghost From A Perfect Place continues its critically-acclaimed run. In Studio 2, Marius Von Mayenberg’s The Dog, the Night and the Knife gets a dazzling UK premiere. And it’s not long before Gemma Jones, Nicholas Le Prevost and an outstanding cast of actors breathe new life into Sheridan’s The Rivals. We hope to see you again soon.

Now playing

Until 11 October 2014  |  Studio 1

Sarah Stribley Productions presents

Ghost From A Perfect Place

by Philip Ridley

★★★★★ Arts Desk
★★★★★ Theatrefullstop
★★★★★ The Gay UK
★★★★ WhatsOnStage
★★★★ The Upcoming
★★★★ Exeunt
★★★★ Hackney Gazette
★★★★ Morning Star
★★★★ RemoteGoat
★★★★ LDN Card
★★★★ West End Wilma
★★★★ So So Gay

Multi award-winning playwright Philip Ridley returns to the Arcola with his contemporary classic.

Read more      Book now

Watch trailer

TONIGHT: Q&A with cast and creatives
FRIDAY: acclaimed directors on staging Ridley
Part of an exciting programme of post-show events, free for ticket-holders. Read more

Until 18 October 2014  |  Studio 1

RIVE Productions presents

The Dog, the Night and the Knife

by Marius Von Mayenburg, Translated by Maja Zade

First reviews are in!

★★★★★ ‘By turns sinister, provocative and hilarious… Mayenburg’s play feels electric and as sharp as a well-maintained kitchen knife.’ The Public Reviews
★★★★ ‘Bold, atmospheric and gloriously weird’ PlaysToSee
‘Darkly atmospheric’ The Stage
‘Oliver Dawe’s snappy production brings out the humour, and there’s a great pounding sound design by Helen Skiera’ Time Out
‘A dark comedy to escape the norm’ A Younger Theatre

This darkly funny and absurd play, by critically-acclaimed German playwright Marius von Mayenburg, is the UK premiere.

Read more      Book now

Watch trailer    Photos: Richard Lakos

Coming soon

15 October – 15 November 2014  |  Studio 1

Arcola Theatre presents

The Rivals

by Richard Brinsley Sheridan

The sparkling wit and whirlwind plot of The Rivals has delighted audiences for 240 years. This brand new production reinvigorates Sheridan’s masterpiece with modern touches and theatrical flair. It is the first time the Arcola has staged late Restoration comedy.

Opening performances just £12 (limited availability).

Read more      Book now

Inside the rehearsal room…

Miniaturists 48

THIS SUNDAY
October 5, 5pm and 8pm  |  Studio 1

The Miniaturists is the regular curated writer-led event dedicated to bringing you short, exhilarating, perfectly formed plays. Each show is packed with work from an exciting array of new and established playwrights all of whom see the short play as a form in itself rather than a means to an end.

Read more      Book now

Holy & Horny

NEXT SUNDAY
October 12, 8pm  |  Studio 2

Holy & Horny is a celebratory, inspirational, powerful, deeply moving and superbly acted one-woman show that celebrates women’s spirituality and sensuality. All 20 characters are played by actress and author Tonya Joy Bolton using comedy, mime, physical theatre, song and poetry.

Read more      Book now

This Is Rubbish – Sunday Scratch Feast

NEXT SUNDAY, as part of Arcola Green Sundays
October 12, 2pm-4.30pm

A free interactive, theatrical journey through the disorientating world of the food supply chain. Performers will lead the audience through three courses of games and stories, feeding them nuggets of knowledge and tasty treats made from food that would otherwise be wasted. After minds and bellies have been filled, there will be a Q&A feedback session. Only 45 places available!

Read more      Book now

25 October – 2 November 2014

Small Truth Theatre, Scratchbuilt Productions and Arcola Theatre presents

The Three Sillies

All the fun of the May Day fair comes to Hackney this October half term. Created by the wonderful team that brought the acclaimed Dream Space to Shakespeare’s Globe, The Three Sillies is a wonderfully inventive, immersive and intoxicating theatre production (created specifically for families of all shapes, sizes and disguises).

Family tickets are just £28.

Read more      Book now

Searing contemporary drama

That’s what you’ll find at Arcola Theatre this week. In Studio 1, the 20th anniversary production of Philip Ridley’s Ghost From A Perfect Place continues its critically-acclaimed run. In Studio 2, Marius Von Mayenberg’s The Dog, the Night and the Knife gets a dazzling UK premiere. And it’s not long before Gemma Jones, Nicholas Le Prevost and an outstanding cast of actors breathe new life into Sheridan’s The Rivals. We hope to see you again soon.

Now playing

Until 11 October 2014  |  Studio 1

Sarah Stribley Productions presents

Ghost From A Perfect Place

by Philip Ridley

★★★★★ Arts Desk
★★★★★ Theatrefullstop
★★★★★ The Gay UK
★★★★ WhatsOnStage
★★★★ The Upcoming
★★★★ Exeunt
★★★★ Hackney Gazette
★★★★ Morning Star
★★★★ RemoteGoat
★★★★ LDN Card
★★★★ West End Wilma
★★★★ So So Gay

Multi award-winning playwright Philip Ridley returns to the Arcola with his contemporary classic.

Read more      Book now

Watch trailer

TONIGHT: Q&A with cast and creatives
FRIDAY: acclaimed directors on staging Ridley
Part of an exciting programme of post-show events, free for ticket-holders. Read more

Until 18 October 2014  |  Studio 1

RIVE Productions presents

The Dog, the Night and the Knife

by Marius Von Mayenburg, Translated by Maja Zade

First reviews are in!

★★★★★ ‘By turns sinister, provocative and hilarious… Mayenburg’s play feels electric and as sharp as a well-maintained kitchen knife.’ The Public Reviews
★★★★ ‘Bold, atmospheric and gloriously weird’ PlaysToSee
‘Darkly atmospheric’ The Stage
‘Oliver Dawe’s snappy production brings out the humour, and there’s a great pounding sound design by Helen Skiera’ Time Out
‘A dark comedy to escape the norm’ A Younger Theatre

This darkly funny and absurd play, by critically-acclaimed German playwright Marius von Mayenburg, is the UK premiere.

Read more      Book now

Watch trailer    Photos: Richard Lakos

Coming soon

15 October – 15 November 2014  |  Studio 1

Arcola Theatre presents

The Rivals

by Richard Brinsley Sheridan

The sparkling wit and whirlwind plot of The Rivals has delighted audiences for 240 years. This brand new production reinvigorates Sheridan’s masterpiece with modern touches and theatrical flair. It is the first time the Arcola has staged late Restoration comedy.

Opening performances just £12 (limited availability).

Read more      Book now

Inside the rehearsal room…

Miniaturists 48

THIS SUNDAY
October 5, 5pm and 8pm  |  Studio 1

The Miniaturists is the regular curated writer-led event dedicated to bringing you short, exhilarating, perfectly formed plays. Each show is packed with work from an exciting array of new and established playwrights all of whom see the short play as a form in itself rather than a means to an end.

Read more      Book now

Holy & Horny

NEXT SUNDAY
October 12, 8pm  |  Studio 2

Holy & Horny is a celebratory, inspirational, powerful, deeply moving and superbly acted one-woman show that celebrates women’s spirituality and sensuality. All 20 characters are played by actress and author Tonya Joy Bolton using comedy, mime, physical theatre, song and poetry.

Read more      Book now

This Is Rubbish – Sunday Scratch Feast

NEXT SUNDAY, as part of Arcola Green Sundays
October 12, 2pm-4.30pm

A free interactive, theatrical journey through the disorientating world of the food supply chain. Performers will lead the audience through three courses of games and stories, feeding them nuggets of knowledge and tasty treats made from food that would otherwise be wasted. After minds and bellies have been filled, there will be a Q&A feedback session. Only 45 places available!

Read more      Book now

25 October – 2 November 2014

Small Truth Theatre, Scratchbuilt Productions and Arcola Theatre presents

The Three Sillies

All the fun of the May Day fair comes to Hackney this October half term. Created by the wonderful team that brought the acclaimed Dream Space to Shakespeare’s Globe, The Three Sillies is a wonderfully inventive, immersive and intoxicating theatre production (created specifically for families of all shapes, sizes and disguises).

Family tickets are just £28.

Read more      Book now

Searing contemporary drama

That’s what you’ll find at Arcola Theatre this week. In Studio 1, the 20th anniversary production of Philip Ridley’s Ghost From A Perfect Place continues its critically-acclaimed run. In Studio 2, Marius Von Mayenberg’s The Dog, the Night and the Knife gets a dazzling UK premiere. And it’s not long before Gemma Jones, Nicholas Le Prevost and an outstanding cast of actors breathe new life into Sheridan’s The Rivals. We hope to see you again soon.

Now playing

Until 11 October 2014  |  Studio 1

Sarah Stribley Productions presents

Ghost From A Perfect Place

by Philip Ridley

★★★★★ Arts Desk
★★★★★ Theatrefullstop
★★★★★ The Gay UK
★★★★ WhatsOnStage
★★★★ The Upcoming
★★★★ Exeunt
★★★★ Hackney Gazette
★★★★ Morning Star
★★★★ RemoteGoat
★★★★ LDN Card
★★★★ West End Wilma
★★★★ So So Gay

Multi award-winning playwright Philip Ridley returns to the Arcola with his contemporary classic.

Read more      Book now

Watch trailer

TONIGHT: Q&A with cast and creatives
FRIDAY: acclaimed directors on staging Ridley
Part of an exciting programme of post-show events, free for ticket-holders. Read more

Until 18 October 2014  |  Studio 1

RIVE Productions presents

The Dog, the Night and the Knife

by Marius Von Mayenburg, Translated by Maja Zade

First reviews are in!

★★★★★ ‘By turns sinister, provocative and hilarious… Mayenburg’s play feels electric and as sharp as a well-maintained kitchen knife.’ The Public Reviews
★★★★ ‘Bold, atmospheric and gloriously weird’ PlaysToSee
‘Darkly atmospheric’ The Stage
‘Oliver Dawe’s snappy production brings out the humour, and there’s a great pounding sound design by Helen Skiera’ Time Out
‘A dark comedy to escape the norm’ A Younger Theatre

This darkly funny and absurd play, by critically-acclaimed German playwright Marius von Mayenburg, is the UK premiere.

Read more      Book now

Watch trailer    Photos: Richard Lakos

Coming soon

15 October – 15 November 2014  |  Studio 1

Arcola Theatre presents

The Rivals

by Richard Brinsley Sheridan

The sparkling wit and whirlwind plot of The Rivals has delighted audiences for 240 years. This brand new production reinvigorates Sheridan’s masterpiece with modern touches and theatrical flair. It is the first time the Arcola has staged late Restoration comedy.

Opening performances just £12 (limited availability).

Read more      Book now

Inside the rehearsal room…

Miniaturists 48

THIS SUNDAY
October 5, 5pm and 8pm  |  Studio 1

The Miniaturists is the regular curated writer-led event dedicated to bringing you short, exhilarating, perfectly formed plays. Each show is packed with work from an exciting array of new and established playwrights all of whom see the short play as a form in itself rather than a means to an end.

Read more      Book now

Holy & Horny

NEXT SUNDAY
October 12, 8pm  |  Studio 2

Holy & Horny is a celebratory, inspirational, powerful, deeply moving and superbly acted one-woman show that celebrates women’s spirituality and sensuality. All 20 characters are played by actress and author Tonya Joy Bolton using comedy, mime, physical theatre, song and poetry.

Read more      Book now

This Is Rubbish – Sunday Scratch Feast

NEXT SUNDAY, as part of Arcola Green Sundays
October 12, 2pm-4.30pm

A free interactive, theatrical journey through the disorientating world of the food supply chain. Performers will lead the audience through three courses of games and stories, feeding them nuggets of knowledge and tasty treats made from food that would otherwise be wasted. After minds and bellies have been filled, there will be a Q&A feedback session. Only 45 places available!

Read more      Book now

25 October – 2 November 2014

Small Truth Theatre, Scratchbuilt Productions and Arcola Theatre presents

The Three Sillies

All the fun of the May Day fair comes to Hackney this October half term. Created by the wonderful team that brought the acclaimed Dream Space to Shakespeare’s Globe, The Three Sillies is a wonderfully inventive, immersive and intoxicating theatre production (created specifically for families of all shapes, sizes and disguises).

Family tickets are just £28.

Read more      Book now

Searing contemporary drama

That’s what you’ll find at Arcola Theatre this week. In Studio 1, the 20th anniversary production of Philip Ridley’s Ghost From A Perfect Place continues its critically-acclaimed run. In Studio 2, Marius Von Mayenberg’s The Dog, the Night and the Knife gets a dazzling UK premiere. And it’s not long before Gemma Jones, Nicholas Le Prevost and an outstanding cast of actors breathe new life into Sheridan’s The Rivals. We hope to see you again soon.

Now playing

Until 11 October 2014  |  Studio 1

Sarah Stribley Productions presents

Ghost From A Perfect Place

by Philip Ridley

★★★★★ Arts Desk
★★★★★ Theatrefullstop
★★★★★ The Gay UK
★★★★ WhatsOnStage
★★★★ The Upcoming
★★★★ Exeunt
★★★★ Hackney Gazette
★★★★ Morning Star
★★★★ RemoteGoat
★★★★ LDN Card
★★★★ West End Wilma
★★★★ So So Gay

Multi award-winning playwright Philip Ridley returns to the Arcola with his contemporary classic.

Read more      Book now

Watch trailer

TONIGHT: Q&A with cast and creatives
FRIDAY: acclaimed directors on staging Ridley
Part of an exciting programme of post-show events, free for ticket-holders. Read more

Until 18 October 2014  |  Studio 1

RIVE Productions presents

The Dog, the Night and the Knife

by Marius Von Mayenburg, Translated by Maja Zade

First reviews are in!

★★★★★ ‘By turns sinister, provocative and hilarious… Mayenburg’s play feels electric and as sharp as a well-maintained kitchen knife.’ The Public Reviews
★★★★ ‘Bold, atmospheric and gloriously weird’ PlaysToSee
‘Darkly atmospheric’ The Stage
‘Oliver Dawe’s snappy production brings out the humour, and there’s a great pounding sound design by Helen Skiera’ Time Out
‘A dark comedy to escape the norm’ A Younger Theatre

This darkly funny and absurd play, by critically-acclaimed German playwright Marius von Mayenburg, is the UK premiere.

Read more      Book now

Watch trailer    Photos: Richard Lakos

Coming soon

15 October – 15 November 2014  |  Studio 1

Arcola Theatre presents

The Rivals

by Richard Brinsley Sheridan

The sparkling wit and whirlwind plot of The Rivals has delighted audiences for 240 years. This brand new production reinvigorates Sheridan’s masterpiece with modern touches and theatrical flair. It is the first time the Arcola has staged late Restoration comedy.

Opening performances just £12 (limited availability).

Read more      Book now

Inside the rehearsal room…

Miniaturists 48

THIS SUNDAY
October 5, 5pm and 8pm  |  Studio 1

The Miniaturists is the regular curated writer-led event dedicated to bringing you short, exhilarating, perfectly formed plays. Each show is packed with work from an exciting array of new and established playwrights all of whom see the short play as a form in itself rather than a means to an end.

Read more      Book now

Holy & Horny

NEXT SUNDAY
October 12, 8pm  |  Studio 2

Holy & Horny is a celebratory, inspirational, powerful, deeply moving and superbly acted one-woman show that celebrates women’s spirituality and sensuality. All 20 characters are played by actress and author Tonya Joy Bolton using comedy, mime, physical theatre, song and poetry.

Read more      Book now

This Is Rubbish – Sunday Scratch Feast

NEXT SUNDAY, as part of Arcola Green Sundays
October 12, 2pm-4.30pm

A free interactive, theatrical journey through the disorientating world of the food supply chain. Performers will lead the audience through three courses of games and stories, feeding them nuggets of knowledge and tasty treats made from food that would otherwise be wasted. After minds and bellies have been filled, there will be a Q&A feedback session. Only 45 places available!

Read more      Book now

25 October – 2 November 2014

Small Truth Theatre, Scratchbuilt Productions and Arcola Theatre presents

The Three Sillies

All the fun of the May Day fair comes to Hackney this October half term. Created by the wonderful team that brought the acclaimed Dream Space to Shakespeare’s Globe, The Three Sillies is a wonderfully inventive, immersive and intoxicating theatre production (created specifically for families of all shapes, sizes and disguises).

Family tickets are just £28.

Read more      Book now

Searing contemporary drama

That’s what you’ll find at Arcola Theatre this week. In Studio 1, the 20th anniversary production of Philip Ridley’s Ghost From A Perfect Place continues its critically-acclaimed run. In Studio 2, Marius Von Mayenberg’s The Dog, the Night and the Knife gets a dazzling UK premiere. And it’s not long before Gemma Jones, Nicholas Le Prevost and an outstanding cast of actors breathe new life into Sheridan’s The Rivals. We hope to see you again soon.

Now playing

Until 11 October 2014  |  Studio 1

Sarah Stribley Productions presents

Ghost From A Perfect Place

by Philip Ridley

★★★★★ Arts Desk
★★★★★ Theatrefullstop
★★★★★ The Gay UK
★★★★ WhatsOnStage
★★★★ The Upcoming
★★★★ Exeunt
★★★★ Hackney Gazette
★★★★ Morning Star
★★★★ RemoteGoat
★★★★ LDN Card
★★★★ West End Wilma
★★★★ So So Gay

Multi award-winning playwright Philip Ridley returns to the Arcola with his contemporary classic.

Read more      Book now

Watch trailer

TONIGHT: Q&A with cast and creatives
FRIDAY: acclaimed directors on staging Ridley
Part of an exciting programme of post-show events, free for ticket-holders. Read more

Until 18 October 2014  |  Studio 1

RIVE Productions presents

The Dog, the Night and the Knife

by Marius Von Mayenburg, Translated by Maja Zade

First reviews are in!

★★★★★ ‘By turns sinister, provocative and hilarious… Mayenburg’s play feels electric and as sharp as a well-maintained kitchen knife.’ The Public Reviews
★★★★ ‘Bold, atmospheric and gloriously weird’ PlaysToSee
‘Darkly atmospheric’ The Stage
‘Oliver Dawe’s snappy production brings out the humour, and there’s a great pounding sound design by Helen Skiera’ Time Out
‘A dark comedy to escape the norm’ A Younger Theatre

This darkly funny and absurd play, by critically-acclaimed German playwright Marius von Mayenburg, is the UK premiere.

Read more      Book now

Watch trailer    Photos: Richard Lakos

Coming soon

15 October – 15 November 2014  |  Studio 1

Arcola Theatre presents

The Rivals

by Richard Brinsley Sheridan

The sparkling wit and whirlwind plot of The Rivals has delighted audiences for 240 years. This brand new production reinvigorates Sheridan’s masterpiece with modern touches and theatrical flair. It is the first time the Arcola has staged late Restoration comedy.

Opening performances just £12 (limited availability).

Read more      Book now

Inside the rehearsal room…

Miniaturists 48

THIS SUNDAY
October 5, 5pm and 8pm  |  Studio 1

The Miniaturists is the regular curated writer-led event dedicated to bringing you short, exhilarating, perfectly formed plays. Each show is packed with work from an exciting array of new and established playwrights all of whom see the short play as a form in itself rather than a means to an end.

Read more      Book now

Holy & Horny

NEXT SUNDAY
October 12, 8pm  |  Studio 2

Holy & Horny is a celebratory, inspirational, powerful, deeply moving and superbly acted one-woman show that celebrates women’s spirituality and sensuality. All 20 characters are played by actress and author Tonya Joy Bolton using comedy, mime, physical theatre, song and poetry.

Read more      Book now

This Is Rubbish – Sunday Scratch Feast

NEXT SUNDAY, as part of Arcola Green Sundays
October 12, 2pm-4.30pm

A free interactive, theatrical journey through the disorientating world of the food supply chain. Performers will lead the audience through three courses of games and stories, feeding them nuggets of knowledge and tasty treats made from food that would otherwise be wasted. After minds and bellies have been filled, there will be a Q&A feedback session. Only 45 places available!

Read more      Book now

25 October – 2 November 2014

Small Truth Theatre, Scratchbuilt Productions and Arcola Theatre presents

The Three Sillies

All the fun of the May Day fair comes to Hackney this October half term. Created by the wonderful team that brought the acclaimed Dream Space to Shakespeare’s Globe, The Three Sillies is a wonderfully inventive, immersive and intoxicating theatre production (created specifically for families of all shapes, sizes and disguises).

Family tickets are just £28.

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