Interview With…Natasha Cottriall

The actress spoke to Emma Clarendon about starring in Lisa D’Amour’s Anna Bekka Eema at the Arcola Theatre. Hi Natasha, how are you feeling about being part of this production? Hi. I’m really excited to be part of this production and also to be working at the Arcola as it’s somewhere I’ve always wanted to… Read More

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NEWS: Full Casting Announced for UK Premiere of Anna Bella Eema

Jessica Lazar’s production will play at the Arcola Theatre from the 11th September. Casting for the UK premiere of Lisa D’Amour’s play has been announced and is set to include: Natasha Cottriall, Gabrielle Brooks and Beverley Rudd. Natasha Cottriall plays Three (Anna Bella Eema). Her theatre credits include The Lovely Bones, Dancing in the Streets (UK tour), Future Conditional (The Old Vic), Into the Woods (Royal… Read More

PREVIEW: Casa Festival

Running from the 16th to the 28th July, the festival celebrates Latin American arts. 2019 is the 10th edition of the event that takes place across two weeks and is situated in Dalston, with venues including the Arcola Theatre, Rio Cinema and the Dalston Eastern Curve Garden. This Latin American arts festival will welcome a… Read More

NEWS: Arcola Theatre Announce UK Premiere of Lisa D’Amour’s Anna Bella Eema

The production will play at the theatre from the 11th September. Arcola Theatre, Atticist and Ellie Keel Productions have announced that the UK premiere of award-winning writer and Pulitzer Prize finalist Lisa D’Amour’s play will take place at the Arcola Theatre in September. The production is set to be directed by Jessica Lazar, whose theatre credits include Life According… Read More

Love London Love Culture’s Picks of the Week: Sunday 30th June

Here’s a guide to what has been proving popular on Love London Love Culture this week… Review of Radio at the Arcola Theatre: this week we attended the press night for this revival of Al Smith’s play. While it was an excellent production, we felt that it was lacking something to make it extra special…… Read More

REVIEW: Radio, Arcola Theatre

A compelling and engaging performance from Adam Gillen can’t quite distract from the meandering nature of Al Smith’s play. Quiet, reflective and thoughtful are three words that automatically spring to mind when leaving the Arcola Theatre after watching Josh Roche’s sincere and heartfelt production of Al Smith’s 2006 play. Radio sees Charlie Fairbanks reflecting on… Read More

Interview With…Josh Roche

Director Josh Roche spoke to Emma Clarendon about bringing Al Smith’s Radio to the stage. Hi Josh, ‘Radio’ sounds like a bit of an intriguing story. For those who don’t know what it is about – could you explain a bit more about the story? Radio is the story of Charlie Fairbanks, a boy born… Read More

NEWS: Arcola Theatre Announces the European Premiere of Until the Flood

Dael Orlandersmith’s play will play at the Traverse Theatre in Edinburgh in August before heading to London in September. Written and performed by Dael Orlandersmith, Until the Flood will play at the Traverse Theatre in Edinburgh as part of the Edinburgh Festival from the 1st to the 24th August, before heading to London’s Arcola Theatre… Read More

Review Round Up: Little Miss Sunshine, Arcola Theatre

This musical adaptation of the 2006 film is playing at the Arcola Theatre before embarking on a UK tour. WhatsOnStage: ** “It’s ironic that the production ends up mimicking the film – a faulty yet nostalgia-laden vehicle, pushed along through sheer determination by a stoic group trying its best.” The Stage: ** “It’s a shame,… Read More

Love London Love Culture’s Picks of the Week: Sunday 20th January

Here’s a few reads that have been proving popular on Love London  Love Culture this week…  The Marvelous Wonderettes is heading to London: the Off-Broadway musical is set to make its European and UK premiere at Upstairs at the Gatehouse this spring. Review of The Daughter-in-Law at the Arcola Theatre: this week saw LLLC paying a visit to the Arcola Theatre to catch Jack Gamble’s production which is “striking and powerful” in every possible way. Review of Anomaly at the Old Red Lion Theatre: still proving of immense interest to… Read More