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Samson and Delilah

One of the many things to admire about Arcola’s Grimeborn season is the multinational nature of many of the operas. In this production of Saint-Saen...
Armide Arcola Theatre.
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Arcola’s Grimeborn season often includes rarely performed operas. Lully's Armide is a brave excursion into French baroque opera. It is a work that i...
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The Marriage of Kim K

Arcola’s Grimeborn season kicks off in style with this ingenious re-imagining of Mozart’s Marriage of Figaro. It is more musical theatre than oper...
Richard III Arcola Theatre. Photo Alex Brenner
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Richard III

Mehmet Ergen’s staging of Richard III is neither politically relevant nor entertaining. His contemporary take on Shakespeare’s story of the most v...
2.0★ ★


This rare staging of Christopher Marlowe’s Tamburlaine by a British East Asian company, Yellow Earth (formed in 1995) is rather disappointing becaus...
The Cherry Orchard Arcola Theatre. Photograph Robert Workman
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The Cherry Orchard

Chekhovs’ The Cherry Orchard follows the story of Madame Ranevsky who has returned home to her family estate, which holds a cherry orchard in their ...
The Kreutzer Sonata at Arcola Theatre
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The Kreutzer Sonata

There is a lot more to Tolstoy’s literary output than simply War & Peace and Anna Karenina. Those great masterpieces – and their adaptations ...
After Independence Arcola Theatre
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After Independence

Zimbabwe, 1998. Eighteen years after the country secured its independence from British colonial rule. The Mugabe government is enforcing land-reclamat...
3.0★ ★ ★

A Steady Rain

Joey and Denny have been friends as long as they can remember; they know everything about each other – good and bad. Now they’re partners, cops wo...