Arcola Theatre

Arcola Theatre
24 Ashwin Street, London, E8 3DL
  • Telephone 020 7503 1646
  • Bar open Mon-Fri 10am-late, Sat & Sun 12noon-late
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  • Website www.arcolatheatre.com
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Arcola Theatre

Since its foundation in 2000, Arcola has championed new writing and forgotten classics. Now based in a converted paint factory, it showcases plays, operas and musicals.

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Arcola: Samson And Delilah

Director Aylin Bozok won the WhatsOnStage Award for Most Promising Newcomer for her production of Pelleas Et Melisande at Grimeborn 2013. Now, following hit shows at Bury Court and Opera Holland Park, she returns to Arcola with a bold new take on Camille Saint-Saens's extraordinary biblical epic.

Wed 16 Aug

£12–£22 / 020 7503 1646

  • 19:30

Thu 17 Aug

£12–£22 / 020 7503 1646

  • 19:30

Fri 18 Aug

£12–£22 / 020 7503 1646

  • 19:30
…and 6 more dates until 26 Aug

Arcola Theatre Creative Engagement: V

Inspired by Shakespeare's Twelfth Night, V is a devised musical by young people aged 14-25 from Arcola's award-winning Creative Engagement department.

Sun 13 Aug

£9 (£7) / 020 7503 1646

  • 16:00
  • 20:00

Basement Orchestra: Porgy And Bess

Porgy and Bess contains some of the most iconic music of the twentieth century, but there is much more to this work than easy livin' and cotton growing high. The composer George Gershwin sought to do justice to African American music in this maverick creation, but over the years, controversy and accusations of racial…

Sat 5 Aug

£12–£17 / 020 7503 1646

  • 19:30

Sun 6 Aug

£12–£17 / 020 7503 1646

  • 19:30

Collision

Mix of sci-fi, opera and cabaret written by avant-garde artist Kurt Schwitters.

Thu 17 Aug

£17 (£14) / 020 7503 1646

  • 20:00 – 21:30

Fri 18 Aug

£17 (£14) / 020 7503 1646

  • 20:00 – 21:30

Sat 19 Aug

£17 (£14) / 020 7503 1646

  • 20:00 – 21:30

Ensemble OrQuesta: Armide

A thrilling tale of desire, betrayal and magic. Ensemble OrQuesta brings this 1686 classic from the crusades into the present, with artistic director Marcio da Silva and an ensemble of talented young soloists.

Tue 8 Aug

£12–£22 / 020 7503 1646

  • 19:30

Wed 9 Aug

£12–£22 / 020 7503 1646

  • 19:30

Thu 10 Aug

£12–£22 / 020 7503 1646

  • 19:30
…and 2 more dates until 12 Aug

An Evening of Comic Opera and New Writing

An evening of comic opera and new writing. Featuring Menotti's The Telephone, Sullivan's Cox and Box and Norland's Cycle. Presented by Irrational Theatre.

Thu 24 Aug

£14–£17 / 020 7503 1646

  • 20:00 – 22:10

Helios Collective: Il Letto

In this revealing new 'plaria' (play with music), Helios Collective explore Puccini's real and imagined worlds, his extraordinary music and his tumultuous infidelities. Told by Puccini's wife Elvira Bonturi, it is a tale about the destructive tensions between real life and opera, heroines and muses.

Mon 21 Aug

£17 (£14) / 020 7503 1646

  • 20:00

Tue 22 Aug

£17 (£14) / 020 7503 1646

  • 20:00

Irrational Theatre: A Fusion Of Comic Opera And New Writing

A wedding proposal seems to be getting hindered by the constant interruption of phonecalls in The Telephone (L'amour a Trois) by Gian Carlo Menotti. In Sullivan's Cox And Box, two men unknowingly share the same room until they discover their landlord's trick. The two operas are matched with a new comic play, Cycle, about…

Thu 24 Aug

£17 (£14) / 020 7503 1646

  • 20:00

Fri 25 Aug

£17 (£14) / 020 7503 1646

  • 20:00

Sat 26 Aug

£17 (£14) / 020 7503 1646

  • 20:00

The Marriage Of Kim K

A biting satirical comedy from Leoe & Hyde Ltd, loosely exploring what Mozart and Kim Kardashian have in common.

Wed 26 Jul

£12–£22 / 020 7503 1646

  • 19:30

Thu 27 Jul

£12–£22 / 020 7503 1646

  • 19:30

Fri 28 Jul

£12–£22 / 020 7503 1646

  • 19:30

Sat 29 Jul

£12–£22 / 020 7503 1646

  • 19:30

Opera Alegria: The Silken Ladder & A Husband At The Door

Alegria's double bill of Rossini's The Silken Ladder and Offenbach's A Husband At The Door. Director Benjamin Newhouse-Smith sets both works in the same room, but 80 years apart, with new contemporary translations from Lindsay Bramley.

Tue 1 Aug

£17 (£14) / 020 7503 1646

  • 20:00

Wed 2 Aug

£17 (£14) / 020 7503 1646

  • 20:00

Thu 3 Aug

£17 (£14) / 020 7503 1646

  • 20:00

The Opera Company & The Asyla Ensemble: The Cunning Little Vixen

Janacek's delightful and life-affirming opera about nature and man's relationship to it. This innovative production brings the animal world to life with dance, masks and puppetry. Sung in English with a brand new chamber arrangement, the superb cast features some of the UK's most talented young artists.

Mon 31 Jul

£12–£22 / 020 7503 1646

  • 19:30

Tue 1 Aug

£12–£22 / 020 7503 1646

  • 19:30

Wed 2 Aug

£12–£22 / 020 7503 1646

  • 19:30
…and 2 more dates until 4 Aug

Opera Mouse

Tilly Mouse lives under an opera house, and she just loves to sing. Opera Mouse has been performed in venues all around the world, ranging from a theatre in Canada, an orphanage in Morocco, a school in Sudan and a shopping mall in Algeria.

Sun 6 Aug

£8.50 ( £28.50) / 020 7503 1646

  • 11:00
  • 15:30

Pop-Up Opera: Une Education Manquee

The innovative touring company performs Emmanuel Chabrier's deliciously madcap and witty operetta; a rarely seen tale of two very young and very innocent aristocrats striving to solve the puzzles of an unfulfilled marriage in the time of Louis XVI.

Wed 2 Aug

£17 (£14) / 020 7503 1646

  • 19:30

Shadwell Opera: Diary Of One Who Disappeared

Internationally-recognised rising star Sam Furness stars in Janacek's tale of a young farmer who falls in love with a gypsy girl and faces an ensuing crisis of identity and indecision. Updated in Jack Furness's staging as the video-diary of an asylum centre worker, this enigmatic tale of cross-cultural love is rendered…

Fri 4 Aug

£17 (£14) / 020 7503 1646

  • 20:00

Sat 5 Aug

£17 (£14) / 020 7503 1646

  • 20:00

Spectra Ensemble: Collision

Part absurdist science-fiction, part sultry cabaret, Collision is the first and only opera work from avant-garde artist Kurt Schwitters. Spectra Ensemble recreates Collision as a fully-staged opera, set to new cabaret and jazz influenced music by Lewis Coenen-Rowe, and with a design inspired by Schwitters's own brand of…

Thu 17 Aug

£17 (£14) / 020 7503 1646

  • 20:00

Fri 18 Aug

£17 (£14) / 020 7503 1646

  • 20:00

Sat 19 Aug

£17 (£14) / 020 7503 1646

  • 20:00

Thrill Me: The Leopold & Loeb Story

Richard Williamson and CliMar Productions present Stephen Dolginoff's acclaimed musical about the infamous homosexual thrill-killers who tried to get away with the perfect crime.

Tue 29 Aug

£12–£22 / 020 7503 1646

  • 19:30

Wed 30 Aug

£12–£22 / 020 7503 1646

  • 19:30

Thu 31 Aug

£12–£22 / 020 7503 1646

  • 19:30
…and 2 more dates until 2 Sep

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