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The Overcoat

January 21, 2011

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When staging a play about the oppressive monotony of daily life it’s important that your production doesn’t become a monotonous experience for your audience. Unfortunately, Eero Suojanen’s version of Nikolai Gogol’s short story, adapted by Howard Colyer, treads this fine dividing line with awkward steps. Akaky Akakievich Bashmachkin (Chris Bearne) is a poor, elderly copyist […]

The Painter

January 16, 2011

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On 12 January The Arcola opened the doors of its new home, the Colourworks building, to the public. In its heyday the factory supplied colour blocks to artists throughout England. So what better way of marking the theatre‚Äôs move here than premiering a play about one of its most famous customers, JMW Turner? At one […]