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Arcola Theatre

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...

DH Lawrence’s 1913 play might be titled The Daughter-in-Law, but really it’s all about mothers. Set during the 1912 Miners Strike, the Gascoyne family rotate...

The latest press night parties, events and awards from the theatrical world in pictures.This week’s highlights include the press nights of Not Talking at the...

The latest press night parties, events and awards from the theatrical world in pictures.This week’s highlights include the press nights of An Officer and A...

Mike Bartlett’s Not Talking is built upon two convictions: that there are two sides to every story, and that it is always better to...
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