At the Arcola

Stunning reviews and Off West End award nominations for

Kenny Morgan

The new play by Mike Poulton (Wolf Hall, Bring Up The Bodies)
Directed by Lucy Bailey

“Olivier-nominated actor Paul Keating gives a mesmerising performance”
– Stage Review
“Lucy Bailey’s smoky, taut production is beautifully performed throughout.”
– The Times

Meet Kenny Morgan: once one of the most promising actors in British film, and lover to playwright Terence Rattigan. Their turbulent relationship could only ever play out in secret. Now it takes centre stage in Mike Poulton‘s searing new play; a gripping tale of secrets and lies, destructive passions and unrequited love.

Until 18 June. Tickets from just £10.

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Just published: Mike Poulton tells the story behind Kenny Morgan on the Arcola blog.   Read more »

Next week, Love, Bombs & Apples is back

Sold-out production returns for 4 weeks only from Tuesday

Four characters, each from different parts of the globe, are about to experience a moment of revelation.

Following the phenomenal success of its premiere performances last year, Love Bombs & Apples is returning to Arcola – with the original team – for 4 weeks only.

Opening performances are just £12.

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Free pre-show discussions on 8, 15, 22 June  – Book now »

Last chance to see After Independence

Must end Saturday – SOLD OUT tonight

Don’t miss this critically-acclaimed drama about land ownership, dispossession and justice in a postcolonial world, from BBC Scriptroom winner May Sumbwanyambe.

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“A debut of astonishing maturity…a rare discovery”
—The Times
“May Sumbwanyambe’s notable debut play, presented by those remarkable unearthers of new talent, Papatango.”
—Evening Standard

Coming soon

6 July – 6 August

Book now for the enthralling new play from author and playwright Tess Berry-Hart (Someone to Blame, Sochi 2014), directed by Evening Standard Award nominee David Mercatali (Little Light, Radiant Vermin, Johnny Got His Gun).

This timely world premiere is a tense and provocative thriller that reveals how much people are willing to risk in search of a better life.

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Free post-show events on 13, 20, 27 July – See the line-up »

See 5 shows for £50

with Arcola Passport, our fast-track pass to theatre.

It works out even cheaper with our Under 30s and Plus One Passports. You’ll also receive 10% off at Arcola Bar!

Find out more »

Free family fun

28 May & 4 June

Dalston Children’s Festival

Arts, crafts, cooking, films, music, boat trips and more. Arcola will be providing free entertainment in the heart of Dalston for children and families over two weekends.

4 June

Grow Wild

We’re taking part in Grow Wild, the UK’s biggest-ever wild flower campaign. Planting, story gathering, food and drink will launch our project, The Secret Life of Wildflowers, from 12pm-2pm.


Finborough Theatre

Maggie and Pierre

19 June – 5 July 2016 (Sundays, Mondays and Tuesdays)

Young Maggie Sinclair is a hippie spirit, born out of love and lots of dope. Pierre Trudeau is nearing 50 and soon-to-be elected Prime Minister of Canada. Reason and passion collide as they fall in love, live together in the spotlight, and break up in a public way. This one-woman play centres around pressures of fame under the media spotlight.   Read more

Sadler’s Wells

En avant, marche!

16 & 17 June

Fusing music, dance, theatre and opera, this highly theatrical, genre-defying show is presented by les ballets C de la B director Alain Platel alongside Frank Van Laecke and Steven Prengels – the trio behind the 2012 Olivier Award nominated Gardenia.   Read more

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