The Marriage of Kim K (Arcola Theatre) ★★★

We have a running joke in our household; that within five minutes of returning to my family home I have made myself a “Fridge Sandwich” and devoured it a-la-sofa, washed down with my backlog of ‘Keeping Up With The Kardashians’ on the planner. The Kardashians are a full-frontal, no holds barred, love-to-hate family, and whilst […]


These Trees Are Made of Blood at the Arcola Theatre is a delicious and frightening blend of Cabaret and Political Theatre. It tells the story of Argentina’s dirty war during the 1970’s and was inspired by director Amy Draper’s year in Buenos Aires and the ‘Mothers of the Plaza de Mayo’. We begin at the […]

REVIEW: THEBES LAND (Arcola Theatre) ★★★★

THEBES LAND is about a playwright, simply known as T, who is writing a play about a true case of patricide. He’s visiting a prison where an inmate, Martin Santos, is persuaded, unwillingly, to open up about his dreadful crime. The same actor who plays Martin Santos also plays the character Freddie, an actor who has […]

REVIEW: KENNY MORGAN (Arcola Theatre) ★★★★

Terence Rattigan’s play The Deep Blue Sea, which is currently enjoying a successful run at the National Theatre, is starkly autobiographical, inspired by the suicide of actor Kenny Morgan. Morgan was Rattigan’s secret lover for almost ten years before he left Rattigan for Alec Lennox, a younger actor. When Morgan saw his life spiralling out […]

ice&fire presents the world première of THE ISLAND NATION at the Arcola Theatre

ice&fire today announces the world première of The Island Nation, written by its Artistic Director Christine Bacon and directed by Ria Parry, which opens at the Arcola Theatre on 28 October, with previews from the 26 October, and runs until 19 November 2016. ‘The world does not care. The world doesn’t even know. There are […]

REVIEW: The Kreutzer Sonata (Arcola Theatre) ★★★★

Banned in Russia and the United States right after its publication, The Kreutzer Sonata is a late work by Leo Tolstoy dissecting the roles of sex and marriage in society on a personal and universal level. A man on a train shares his memories and confesses to a shocking crime, which he blames on Ludwig […]

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