Results tagged “Arcola Theatre”

WEBKLP_WRF_290713Grimeborn01.JPGA more fashionable and "dirtier" version of the elegant Glyndebourne Festival in Sussex - the aptly named Grimeborn Festival - is bringing opera to a more diverse audience in east London.

Back for the seventh year at Arcola Theatre, the festival runs until the end of August and presents an eclectic mixture of new works and classics, all with an emphasis on making the world of opera accessible to new and established audiences.

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Desperate times call for desperate measures and a new play opening next month explores the extremes of the theme.

Set in the States during the Great Depression, the Arcola Theatre production Dead On Her Feet tells the story of just how far six young people are willing to go to claw their way up.

AA-Jul1-Ballet2WEB.jpg Hundreds of arts groups across the UK found out today that they will be left stranded as Arts Council England announced around £100million cuts.

Around 1,300 theatres, galleries and arts groups applied for funding under the new regime imposed after the government spending review cut ACE's annual grant.

dd-Mar10-MichaelShelfordBoyontheSwing.jpg A young writer asks big questions in his latest play. The Boy On The Swing by Joe Harbot explores the need for religion in the 21st century.

"When Earl Hunt finds a business card labelled 'Talk to God' in the street, he comes into contact with the Hope and Trust Foundation which offers the chance to meet God after submitting credit card details," Harbot said.

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Dalston's Arcola Theatre has relocated to a new home and opened its doors last week for the first performance at the Old Colourworks factory.

Harry Potter star Toby Jones helped launch the new playhouse in Ashwin Street, playing celebrated British artist Joseph Mallord William Turner in the debut production of The Painter by Rebecca Lenkiewicz.