At the Arcola

For critically-acclaimed The House of Mirrors and Hearts
This week at Arcola

The reviews are in
for The House of Mirrors and Hearts
“Without a doubt the best production I have seen this year and the best Off West End production I have EVER seen.”
– London Theatre 1

“Meticulously constructed psychological thriller complemented by a gripping score and a cast that knows how to exploit it … Grace Rowe and Molly McGuire are diversely enigmatic”
The Stage

Full of dangerous sexual vigour and webs of tension ticking like an electric fence … Gillian Kirkpatrick’s voice stands alone … Her voice of seemingly limitless power inducing an impromptu round of applause.” – The Upcoming

“A compelling piece of musical theatre”
– Musical Theatre Review

West End Frame

Stephen Sondheim meets Tori Amos in Eamonn O’Dwyer and Rob Gilbert’s powerful musical drama. It tells the story of the Keanes, whose secrets are buried in the fractured family home. When a curious young lodger arrives to stay, his discoveries threaten to shatter their illusions forever. Will the truth out? And what will be left unsaid?

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Ala Turka YAZ!

All this week, an exciting summer festival of Turkish theatre, music and culture.

Tuesday 14 – Thursday 16 July

Turkish Performance Nights / Okuma Tiyatrosu: Türkçe

Friday 17 & Saturday 18 July

Belly Dancing and Music / Göbek Dansı ve Canlı Müzik

Saturday 18 July


  • Çocuk Oyunu (Pabuçcu Cinler by PLAY LAB)
  • Physical Theatre by CELAL ORHAN
  • Yazı Atölyesi by Ece Ozdemiroglu
  • Body Percussion by Craig Coggle

From next week

 Graduating from PlayWROUGHT

21 – 25 July

Love, Bombs and Apples

by Hassan Abdulrazzak

A comic tale of four men, each from different parts of the globe, all experiencing a moment of revelation.

“Hassan Abdulrazzak’s astonishing play tells how human lives are shaped by political crisis”
– The Guardian on Baghdad Wedding. Chosen as one of Michael Billington’s plays of the year.

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 From the writer of Pandora’s Box

28 July – 1 August

East End Boys, West End Girls

by Ade Solanke

East meets West across the education divide when four London teenagers compete for a prestigious scholarship.

“Honest, simple and enthralling…absolutely brilliant”
– The Public Reviews on Pandora’s Box

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Coming up
Grimeborn 2015

‘London’s hippest festival of new and underground opera’ (Time Out)

4 – 8 August

La Bohème

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4 – 8 August

The Clown of Clowns

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11 – 15 August

Marsha: A Girl Who Does Bad Things

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14 – 15 August


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16 August


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16 August

Misch-Masch & Peter and the Wolf

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18 – 22 August


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20 August


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21 – 22 August

The Invited

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23 August

The Queen & I

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25 – 29 August

The Wanton Sublime & The Medium

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25 – 29 August

Madama Butterfly

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See 5 operas for £50 or less

Plus 10% off at Arcola Bar. It’s the perfect way to enjoy the diverse range of shows available in Grimeborn 2015, and all year round.

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Coming soon


by Kristiana Rae Colón

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by Barney Norris

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King’s Head Theatre

Lovett & Todd

14 July – 1 August

A Pie-Maker and a Cannibal Plan. Join Another Soup as they return to the theatre with another brand new musical, this time delving deep into the story of Sweeney Todd and his mistress, Mrs Cornelia Lovett.    Read more

St James Theatre

Miss Leading Ladies

5 – 30 August

Ria Jones and Ceri Dupree star in this stunning celebration of some of the greatest grand dames of stage and screen, from Ethel Merman to Doris Day, Marlene Dietrich to Danny La Rue. This is a delightful homage to those revered leading ladies of a bygone golden era.    Read more

Arcola Theatre

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London, E8 3DL

United Kingdom

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