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ARCOLA THEATRE ANNOUNCES REOPENING OF STUDIO 2

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Arcola Theatre, announces the reopening of Studio 2 for the first time since the pandemic, with three amazing shows from the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

The Mistake

Studio 2 will reopen with The Mistake, an urgent new play by Michael Mears, Directed by Rosamunde Hutt; exploring the events surrounding the catastrophic ‘mistake’ that launched our nuclear age.  Emiko Ishii is atomic-bomb survivor Nomura Shigeko, and Mears, is nuclear physicist Leo Szilard and General Tibbets, pilot of the B-29 bomber, the Enola Gay – reprising their roles.

The production opens on 31 January, with previews from 30 January, and runs until 4 February.

Afghanistan is not Funny

This is followed by Afghanistan Is Not Funny, comedian Henry Naylor’s award-winning show. Performed by Naylor himself it tells the true story of their trip to war-torn Afghanistan in 2002, and winning multiple awards including Best International Act.

This sell-out sensation opens on 23 February, with previews from 21 February, and runs until 11 March.

Vermin

Recreate Agency and Triptych Theatre then present the critically acclaimed dark comedy VERMIN, written by Benny Ainsworth and directed by Michael Parker. An unsettling, unrelenting and heart-breaking dark comedy starring Ainsworth and Sally Parfett, VERMIN opens on 16 March, with previews from 14 March, running until 1 April.

Further programming to be announced for Studio 1 in the Spring. 

Further Information: Arcola Theatre - Trailblazing theatre for all

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