At the Arcola

This week…

[]Kenny Morgan trailer released

★★★★★ “A major contender for best new play of the year … flawless … unmissable” WhatsOnStage

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Terence Rattigan was one of the most successful playwrights in London. In 1952, his tragic drama The Deep Blue Sea opened to rave reviews. But the real story behind Rattigan’s play is even more extraordinary. It all starts with his young lover, Kenny Morgan…

One of 2016’s most acclaimed new plays is coming back. Two-time Olivier nominee Paul Keating stars in a gripping tale of destructive passions from Mike Poulton, whose RSC stage versions of Wolf Hall and Bring Up The Bodies won multiple awards in the West End and on Broadway.

4 weeks only from 20 September – 1000 tickets at just £10

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Don’t miss – from Tuesday

World premiere of How To Date A Feminist

How To Date A Feminist is a hilarious new spin on the Hollywood romcom fromSamantha Ellis, author of 2014’s highly acclaimed memoir How To Be A Heroine. Featuring two proposals, two weddings, an elopement and a cast of unforgettable characters all played by two actors, this passionate modern love story gets its world premiere at Arcola ahead of a UK tour.

This Tuesday and Wednesday, all tickets just £12
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Read Samantha Ellis’ article in Red Magazine, ‘The Feminist Dating Lessons I Learned From Watching Romantic Comedies’.


Grimeborn ends with a new musical

Something Inside So Strong – written by Danny Braverman (Wot? No Fish!!, Bubble Schmeisis) and featuring the music of Labi Siffre – premieres in a special workshop production from Tuesday. Stirring anthems, gentle love songs such as ‘It Must be Love’ and upbeat dance numbers tell an unflinching story of friendship, love, family and celebrity.

Tickets just £8/6
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Limited availability for tonight’s final performances of Maria de Buenos Airesand Gianni Schicchi / Pagliacci.

Later this month

Lift off with Icarus

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Touching, funny and bold, Icarus – the new play from multi award-winning director and designer Hooman Shabahang – opens at Arcola on 13 September.

1 week only – tickets from £10
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See 5 shows for £50

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

Tickets always work out at £10, or even less with our Plus One and Under 30s Passports. Plus you’ll get 10% off at Arcola Bar. Start saving today.

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Take part

17 & 18 September

Audition Masterclass

Auditioning can be daunting. Learn how to break down the process and give yourself the best chance by improving your audition technique. The latest in our series of sold-out Consenting Adultsworkshops is a unique opportunity for artists at all stages of their career.

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11 September

Hackney One Carnival

Arcola will be returning to Hackney One Carnival this year, with puppets from our giant outdoor Bluebeard’s Castle and new ones made by Little Angel Theatre. Become one of our puppeteers! We will be rehearsing at Arcola from 10am and then will performing/parading from 1.30 till approximately 2.45/3pm.

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Become a Supporter

15 years ago, Arcola didn’t exist. Now we are one of London’s leading Off West End theatres, staging dozens of shows and creating thousands of creative opportunities every year. Our Supporters have made this happen with contributions large and small. Will you help shape Arcola’s future?

Become an Arcola Supporter from just £4.17 a month, and receive a host of exciting Supporter benefits.

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