At the Arcola

Drones, Baby, Drones opens tomorrow!

  • Two gripping new plays by David Greig, Ron Hutchinson and Christina Lamb
  • Best-view seats only £12 tomorrow, Thursday and Friday
Time Out and The Guardian have named Drones, Baby, Drones as one of the hottest new productions in town.

Three writers. Two plays. One vital tale of power, sex and infighting at the top of the Washington establishment. As Barack Obama prepares to leave office, this vital world premiere probes behind the scenes of the US government’s controversial drone programme, and asks what it will mean for all of our futures.

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Post-show discussions just announced!
  • Saturday 5 November – the second of Jeannie’s Theatre Conversations, after the matinee performance
  • Thursday 10 November – join Christina Lamb (Chief Foreign Correspondent of the Sunday Times) and Omran Belhadi (Reprieve) for a discussion with director Nicolas Kent

Photos released of The Island Nation

Must end 19 November

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From the celebrated human rights theatre company ice&fire comes the biggest unreported war story of our time. Be transported to Sri Lanka for this vital and revelatory world premiere, directed by Ria Parry (Jane Wenham: The Witch of Walkern).
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From 30 November  |  1000 tickets at £10

Thebes Land

How could anyone kill their own father? One of the rarest and most shocking crimes known to man is interrogated in this daring new play, with the on-stage participation of convicted patricide Martin Santos.

An electrifying tale about retribution and justice, love and masculinity, Thebes Land teases the boundaries between truth and lies, what you know and what you think you know.

See a special gala performance of Thebes Land with complimentary drinks and nibbles; meet the playwright Sergio Blanco, the director Daniel Goldman and members of the company; support CASA and Arcola’s work, and find out more about how you can get involved with exciting future projects. Gala tickets £35.
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See 5 shows for £50 or less with Arcola Passport.
We regret to announce that Angel has been postponed. Watch this space for more information on what’s coming up in Studio 2.
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Every Friday in Arcola Bar

Tiger Rag

Deep in the heart of Dalston, hot jazz, live music, swing dancing and booze flows till 2am. Come down and party as we keep the spirit of jazz alive and swinging with London’s best musicians every week. Hang out by the floor and watch dancers lindy hop, shag, balboa and charleston or grab a friend and try your best swing moves. Try your hand at the weekly beginner lesson (9pm-10pm) where no partner or prebooking is required.

We’re hiring!

We are looking for Ushers to join our busy Front of House team. If you have a passion for theatre, can keep your cool under pressure and enjoy interacting with people, we would love to hear from you. Read more / apply »

Photo of the week

From our Instagram account – the team of Thebes Land on their first day of rehearsals!
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2 – 19 November

Critically acclaimed Edinburgh hit Mule makes its London premier at Omnibus.
Inspired by the real events of the Peru Two, Mule explores the murky, hedonistic world of drug smuggling and its apparent female-isation. Written & directed by award-winning Omnibus Associate Kat Woods. Read more

Southwark Playhouse

ORCA – 2016 Papatango New Writing Prize winner

2 – 26 November

Midsummer. The village must choose a new Daughter to bless the waters, keeping the orcas at bay for another year. Fan desperately hopes to be the girl chosen, but Maggie’s adamant she must never go with the boats. Because something happened to Maggie out there – and no one will admit it. Sometimes the loveliest places harbour the darkest secrets. Read more

Theatre bay Acklam Village Market

This Flesh is Mine; When Nobody Returns

Until 6 November

Brian Woolland’s critically-acclaimed play This Flesh is Mine returns alongside the world premiere of its sequel When Nobody Returns, based on the Odyssey.  The shows are site-specific immersive productions which wrestle with the issues of the current refugee crisis. Read more

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