Interview With…Jessica Duffield

The actress chatted to Emma Clarendon about starring in Maxine Peake’s play about cyclist Beryl Burton at the Arcola Theatre. Hi thanks so much for talking to me. For those who don’t know what is ‘Beryl’ about? ‘Beryl’ is the incredible story of Beryl Burton the astonishing, record-breaking cyclist from Morley, Yorkshire, who, against the… Read More

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Five Minutes With…Marianne Oldham

The actress chatted to Emma Clarendon about her role in Meet Me at Dawn at the Arcola Theatre. Hi Marianne, could you explain what we can expect from ‘Meet Me at Dawn’? It’s a love story set in the abstract – It’s a moment in someone’s life which anyone who has ever loved, will face… Read More

Inside the Rehearsals of…Anna Bella Eema, Arcola Theatre

Rehearsal pictures have been released for Lisa D’Amour’s Anna Bella Eema, directed by Jessica Lazar. Playing at the Arcola Theatre from the 11th September, this UK premiere production of Lisa D’Amour’s play is directed by Atticist’s Artistic Director Jessica Lazar and will play for a limited season until the 12th October. Precocious child Annabella lives in… Read More

Interview With…Natasha Cottriall

The actress spoke to Emma Clarendon about starring in Lisa D’Amour’s Anna Bella 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

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