At the Arcola

This week at Arcola

 Now playing
Love, Bombs and Apples

Love, Bombs and Apples was one of 12 scripts specially selected for a rehearsed reading in Arcola’s 2015 PlayWROUGHT festival.

Now, for one week only, Asif Khan stars in the first full production, directed by Rosamunde Hutt.

A comic tale of four characters experiencing a moment of revelation, each in a different part of the world, Love, Bombs and Apples is the latest provocative work from award-winning writer Hassan Abdulrazzak.

It’s presented at Arcola as part of the Shubbak Festival, a window on contemporary Arab culture.

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Praise for Hassan Abdulrazzak:

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

“Visceral, verbally dexterous, edgy, exciting, darkly humorous and downright riveting”
WhatsOnStage on The Prophet

The Times on Arab Nights

 Final 2 weeks
The House of Mirrors and Hearts

£15 tickets
with the offer code LILY15

PLUS The first 50 bookers will receive afree programme!  Book now

“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

 The Stage, Musical Theatre Review, British Theatre, West End Frame, The Upcoming, Plays To See, The Wharf

Stephen Sondheim meets Tori Amos in the bewitching score of The House of Mirrors and Hearts. Don’t miss this critically-acclaimed new musical about love, lies and the ghosts of our pasts, playing for only 12 more performances.

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Listen to cast members Gillian Kirkpatrick and Mollie McGuire discussing the musical on Resonance FM!  (Interview starts at 8 minutes)

Coming next

 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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Post-show Q&As

Thursday 30 July – with the cast and creative team
Friday 31 July – on playwriting, with writer Ade Solanke

Have you got your tickets for Grimeborn yet? Seats for these short runs and one-off performances won’t be around for long!
La Bohème
The Clown of Clowns
Marsha: A Girl Who Does Bad Things
Misch-Masch & Peter and the Wolf
The Invited
The Queen and I
The Wanton Sublime & The Medium
Madama Butterfly
5 operas for £50 or less
Plus 10% off at Arcola Bar.
All the fun of the festival with Arcola Passport!


by Kristiana Rae Colón

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by Barney Norris

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Arcola Bar

Meg Cavanaugh sings jazz
Every Friday  |  10pm till late

Choose Arcola Bar for East London brews, distinctive spirits, and delicious hot food from Arancini Brothers (5pm-8pm Monday-Friday, 2pm-8pm Saturday).

We’re open till midnight Monday-Thursday, and till 2am on Friday and Saturday. During the day, pop in to Arcola Caféfor fresh coffee roasts, homemade cakes and sandwiches, plus free wifi.


Finborough Theatre

Operation Crucible

28 July – 22 August

December 12th, 1940 – The Sheffield Blitz. At 11.44pm, a 500kg bomb demolishes the city centre’s Marples Hotel. Under the rubble, one basement cellar withstands the blast. Within it, trapped, are four steel workers. This is their story, from beginning to end…    Read more

Kings Cross

Tête à Tête: The Opera Festival

21 July – 9 August

Tête: à Tête: The Opera Festival, celebrating innovation in opera, returns to the King’s Cross area this summer with more that forty new works. Tickets £7.50-£9.50.    Read more

Pleasance Theatre

Edinburgh Preview Season

Until 1 August

Can’t make it to Edinburgh this summer? We’re previewing a huge selection of this year’s festival shows in London over the coming weeks, with a brilliant mix of comedy and theatre. Tickets are just £5 each, or you can book any three shows together for £12.    Read more

Arcola Theatre

24 Ashwin Street

London, E8 3DL

United Kingdom

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Just 2 minutes walk from Dalston Junction and Dalston Kingsland stations.

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