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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 opera bu...
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 viole...
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Tamburlaine

This rare staging of Christopher Marlowe’s Tamburlaine by a British East Asian company, Yellow Earth (formed in 1995) is rather disappointing because ...
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 ga...
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 – hav...
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...
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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 workin...
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The Divided Laing

Patrick Marmion’s The Divided Laing is billed as a ‘provocative, freewheeling comedy’. It follows experimental psychiatrist Ronald D Laing in 1970s Lo...
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Sarai

Billed as "one woman's epic journey to found a new nation," Sarai is beautifully choreographed by Shane Shambhu; Karlina Grace-Paseda's alternations b...