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Time Out says
Posted: Mon Jul 14 2014
Situated slap bang in the middle of east London's vibrant Turkish community in Dalston, the Arcola Theatre has been blessed with an exciting, challenging and varied programme since it first opened in 2000. Artistic Director Mehmet Ergen (who also founded the Southwark Playhouse) and Executive Producer Leyla Nazli have built the space up to become one of the most trusted off-West End theatres in London. It moved from Arcola street to Ashwin street in 2011 to take over a former paint manufacturing workshop and it was there that the theate's aim to reduce their carbon emissions really took focus. The theatre has staged new plays and revivals by the likes of Rebecca Lenkiewicz, Max Stafford-Clark, Frank McGuinness, Timberlake Wertenbaker and Ariel Dorfman.
What's on at Arcola Theatre
Drama, Comedy, Off-West End
- Rating: 4/5
Nicholas Le Prevost could probably read out an eighteenth-century shopping list and make it side-splittingly funny. So give him Richard Sheridan’s 1775 comedy of manners, ‘The Rivals’, to chew on and you’re in for a very enjoyable ride. His bluster and...
Kids' theatre, Drama, Kids' theatre, Off-West End
Listen to a folk tale told with the help of puppets and live music in this piece for the family over half term. There's a vintage May Day fete taking place in Sillyton. Rest assured, it will be silly.