What would you do if all the fish suddenly vanished? It’s a question that would have sounded faintly ridiculous a few years ago, but as climate change grips the world in flash flooding, bush fires, and confusion over what season it actually is, a mass extinction event doesn’t feel that far off. In Marek Horn’s […]

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Can I Help You?

Theatre company Playing ON celebrates its tenth anniversary this year; it was set up to provide a voice for the voiceless, producing pieces of new writing to tell the stories of the disenfranchised – and also running workshops that seek to engage its participants in the route to employment, or even start down the path […]

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At the moment, it seems the only upside to a political system in turmoil is the incredible quality of related theatre it is inspiring. Tess Berry-Hart’s Cargo (showing in Studio 2 at the Arcola) is no exception. Drawing on her humanitarian work with Calais Action (a charity that helps refugees across the globe), Cargo takes […]

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