At the Arcola

Thebes Land opens on Wednesday

Best views just £12 for opening performances

The company of Thebes Land rehearse inside a large protective cage.
The Oxford English Dictionary have named ‘post-truth’ as 2016’s word of the year. A fitting time, then, for the UK premiere of Thebes Land – an electrifying new play about truth and fiction, storytelling and reality.

Think Oedipus Rex meets Inception. This is a multi-layered, ‘no holds barred’ kind of drama… but it does take place behind bars.

Starring Trevor White (Long Day’s Journey Into Night, West End; Enron, Royal Court) and Alex Austin (Fury, Soho Theatre; Yen, Royal Court).

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Save the dates!

  • Fri 2 December, 7.30pm – Meet the actors, playwright and director at our special gala performance. Tickets are just £35 including complimentary drinks and nibbles.
  • Sat 3 December, 3.00pm – Join Jeannie Farr for our first free post-show discussion of the run.
  • Fri 23 December, 3.00pm – We’ve added a relaxed performance for anyone who may benefit from a more relaxed performance environment.

 Just announced! 

Creative/Disruption 17

This January, a season of stories from Arcola’s community

A month of new productions from our community companies, exciting collaborations with emerging artists, and special events to provoke and engage. This is Creative/Disruption, from Arcola’s award-winning Creative Engagement department.
Browse the full line-up →

Final performances of Drones, Baby, Drones!

Must end Saturday
A new dark comedy by David Greig, and a timely political thriller. All tickets £10-£19.

‘Slick and persuasively performed … evokes a passionate sense of our connection to one another’
The Times

‘Intelligent and gripping … the strength of this double bill is that it refuses to let the British off the hook’
The Guardian

‘Vigorously performed and efficiently directed by Nicolas Kent and Mehmet Ergen’
Evening Standard

‘Richly drawn … Greig’s familiar dramatic eloquence ensures salient observations about drone warfare’
The Stage

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How To Date A Feminist is now playing!

Until 17 December
After its first sold-out run, and just in time for the festive season, Samantha Ellis’s ‘whip-smart romp’ (Exeunt) is back at Arcola.

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Kate likes her men tall, dark and smouldering. She has a fatal attraction to bad men. Then she meets Steve… Steve is a feminist. Can she overcome her love of lipstick, cupcakes and Heathcliff? Can he forgo the ethical confetti and learn to be a little bit more ravishing in bed? Can the two of them reinvent romance for the 21st century?
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See 5 shows for £50 or less with Arcola Passport

Photo of the week

Martin’s basketball from Thebes Land rehearsals.

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