Don’t miss Clarion

Mark Jagasia‘s blistering comedy must end on 14 November. Don’t miss three-time Olivier award-winner Clare Higgins and RSC Associate Artist Greg Hicks in one of the most acclaimed new plays of the year.

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“In the despotic figure of Morris Honeyspoon, Jagasia has created one of the great monsters of modern drama.” – Michael Billington

Only 1 week left to see Sarai

Breathing new life into the ancient story of Sarah, this unique theatrical experience mixes words, movement and original live music from award-winning composer Byron Wallen (Game of Thrones, The Amen Corner).

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Post-show discussion on Thursday

Get insights into the creative process with members of the company.  Book now »

Coming up

18 November – 12 December

The Divided Laing

by Patrick Marmion
Directed by Michael Kingsbury

London, 1970. Experimental psychiatrist R.D. Laing is facing eviction from his pioneering asylum in the East End’s Kingsley Hall. Local residents are up in arms – and to make matters worse, Ronnie’s revolutionary colleague David Cooper is flipping out on the roof…

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25 November – 19 December

Howard Barker Double Bill

Directed by Robyn Winfield-Smith

After multiple Off West End award nominations for her production of Barker’s Lot and His God, Robyn Winfield-Smith directs The Twelfth Battle of Isonzo and Judith: A Parting From The Body. See both plays in one breathtaking new production.

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Plus 2 hit plays from the 2015 Edinburgh Festival Fringe…
9 – 14 November
S.E.N.
by Holly McKinlay

An unflinching new play from Royal Court Young Writer Holly McKinlay, set in a classroom in South East London.

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16 – 21 November
Echoes
by Henry Naylor

An enthralling tale of colonialism, ancient and modern – from Spitting Image lead writer Henry Naylor (The Collector).

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Creative Engagement

2 new masterclasses in our Consenting Adults series…
21 – 22 November
Improvisation with The Free Association

Discover the joy in improv; the power of saying “Yes”; the confidence to build ideas together, as a group, to create hilarious, engaging work. The benefits of improv in acting are many, but in it’s own right, it’s an art form that will delight and inspire.

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5 – 6 December
Bending The Rules with Tim Cowbury (Made In China)

Bend the established rules of scriptwriting. Over two days, you’ll consider bedrocks of dramatic writing such as plot, character and setting, and the way conflict and change are typically enacted by – or against – these.

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14 – 19 December
A Midsummer Night’s Dream
by William Shakespeare, with new text by Patrick Cash

Arcola Queer Collective’s sold-out, critically-acclaimed production returns to Arcola with the original cast this Christmas.

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Be a part of Arcola Queer Collective’s next show

Arcola Queer Collective are beginning work on their next production for February 2016. We will be hosting exploratory workshops beginning on Monday 9th November, 7.30pm-10pm at Arcola. New and existing members are invited to attend one or all of the meetings to find out more about the next production. To RSVP email nick@arcolatheatre.com.   Read more »

Carbon Neutral Arcola

The radiators have arrived, and installation is just a fortnight away! In case you missed the good news, Arcola won £12,500 for carbon neutral heating thanks to your votes.   Read all about it »

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