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Arcola Theatre

Video projection was once the domain of big-budget West End spectaculars. Heather Doole talks to theatremakers in small-scale companies now producing shows where the...

Daniel York Loh’s study of the 140,000 Chinese Labour Corps who worked tirelessly for Britain during the First World War is a rhythmic and...

In Hal Coase’s adaptation of Virginia Woolf’s 1925 novel, post-First World War London is full of noises and voices, as evoked by Tom Stafford’s...

Mrs Dalloway – Arcola Theatre, London Having set the world on fire in Morgan Lloyd Malcolm’s Emilia at Shakespeare’s Globe, Clare Perkins plays the title role...

Once you accept that it’s all nonsense, that your senses will be assaulted by a riot of colour and noise, by a roomful of...

It’s no wonder that Greek, Mark-Anthony Turnage’s first opera, made the 28-year-old composer’s name in 1988. Turnage’s brilliant, percussive score took an already-outrageous retelling...

Celebrating the centenary of votes for women, Spectra Ensemble puts on a rare performance of Ethel Smyth’s jokey opera from 1914, The Boatswain’s Mate,...

Two women face each other across Khadija Raza’s stark set, with its inlaid swirls of neon. One has just taken her first sip of...

The Secret Lives of Baba Segi’s Wives, adapted deftly by Rotimi Babatunde from Lola Shoneyin’s bestselling novel, is an acutely funny piece of theatre. Wealthy...
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