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The Rape of Lucretia

The Grimeborn opera season at the Arcola Theatre in Dalston begins with The Rape of Lucretia by Benjamin Britten and it is a triumph. It is a perfect ...
Moormaid Arcola Theatre
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The world premiere of Marion Bott’s new play, Moormaid, at the Arcola Theatre is an unflinching portrait of individuals inextricably caught up in the ...
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The Chairs

Those expecting a rather serious, modernist play from the ominous sounding title of The Chairs would be hit sideways by this play from Eugene Ionesco....
Hear me raw Arcola Theatre
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Hear Me Raw

The pangs of dangerously subtle self-loathing that go along with pretty much every Instagram browse are something that I am conscious and mindful of e...
Hanna Arcola Theatre Credit Robert Workman
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It's difficult to believe that in the 21st century babies can be, and are, switched at birth, let alone comprehend the practical and emotional implica...
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Thirty five years ago Insignificance was the breakthrough play of Terry Johnson, and from it came the film directed by Nicholas Roeg that is perhaps m...
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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-Saens’...
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 int...