Results tagged “arcola”
By Lucia Blash
Think grand visions and exotic locales and a basement studio in Dalston doesn't immediately spring to mind.
However, next week, director Owen Calvert-Lyons will seemingly stage the impossible when he brings to life Jules Verne's epic adventure story Around The World In Eighty Days in the 100-seat studio at the Arcola Theatre.
Conquest Of The South Pole
IN A NUTSHELL
Four unemployed lads give purpose to their lives by recreating Admundsen's epic trek in their attic.
Some 24 years ago, at the height of Thatcherism and in an era of riots and inequalities, a young director brought a crop of young Scottish actors to London in a landmark play that captured a sense of division and disillusionment.
The 1988 cast included Alan Cumming, now a fixture in LA and appearing every Thursday in More4's The Good Wife, and Ewen Bremner who came to wider acclaim in Trainspotting before establishing himself as a TV and film regular.
When The World Began
IN A NUTSHELL
In a small mid-western town, Christian beliefs clash head-on with scientific orthodoxy in a fractious classroom.
By Andrew Williams
Green issues are probably not always associated with belly laughs.
In fact, the environmental movement in general has a reputation for po-faced solemnity and an innate ability to take itself far too seriously.