Arcola seeks Trustees

Arcola Theatre is looking for a number of Trustees to join the Board to bring fresh thinking, new skills and experience. This is an exciting time to come on board as we grow and develop after the pandemic. We are confident in the excellence of our work, our core values and our future aspirations, and we know our Board will play a key role in advising and supporting the organisation as we move into this new phase. For more information, see the Trustee Recruitment Pack below.

To apply, please send your CV and a covering letter (max. two A4 sides) demonstrating how your experience, skills and qualities make you the ideal candidate for this role to jobs@arcolatheatre.com.

Please also complete and attach an Equal Opportunities form, which you can download below.

The deadline for applications is 10am on Monday 4 April 2022

Find out more by visting the Arcola website here


The sweetest sounds in the tallest heels – BarberFellas celebrate their 12th anniversary

If you’ve never heard expert close harmony singing from men in vertigo-inducing stilettos then you really haven’t lived.

Barberfellas were formed in 2010 from a group of friends who sang in the celebrated gay choir The Pink Singers. Their own style has developed over the years as they embraced male voice close harmony, taking it to a new level of professionalism and clarity.

Their 10th anniversary celebration being postponed by THAT virus, the Barbies (as they are fondly known) are now back, sounding better than ever. How often do you get two years to rehearse a show?

They say “At this concert we’ll be revisiting some of our favourite tunes from the last twelve years as well as debuting several new ones, all sung in a capella, close harmony, Barbie-style!

We’ll be joined by our singing friends the Advantages and the Homonics, and part of the evening’s proceeds will go to our charity partner for 2022: ELOP – LGBT Mental Health and Wellbeing.

Auditorium doors open just after 7pm, but you’re welcome to join us for a drink in the bar from 6.45pm.”

Saturday 9 April 2022
Amnesty International Human Rights Action Centre
17-25 New Inn Road
London EC2A 3EA
Bar opens 6:45PM, auditorium opens 7PM for concert 7:30PM
Tickets £10 available here


Take a stroll down Los Angeles’ Broadway this weekend- in a special online event!

This Saturday, 2nd April at 5.30pm UK time, The Cinema Theatre Association welcomes back its colleagues at The Los Angeles Historic Theatre Foundation for their (what we hope will be annual) collaboration- this year entitled A STROLL THROUGH LA’s BROADWAY.

After last year’s hugely successful ATMOSPHERIC THEATRES presentation, we are looking forward to seeing the sumptuous designs and details of the twelve remaining theatres of this historic area, the largest group of historic theatres listed in the USA.

You’ll be visiting all of these sumptuous movie palaces, built during the golden age of cinemagoing, seeing for yourself these truly breathtaking interiors in a rare chance to visit a dozen legendary buildings- inside and out- in just one hour!

Everyone is welcome to join this online event. Tickets are just £5, or £3 for CTA and/or LAHTF members.

View the trailer here

and find more information / book here

LA’s Broadway district

Over 1000 creatives benefit from Genesis Foundation awards totalling £1million

Some of the Genesis grant beneficiary projects

Leading arts charity the Genesis Foundation have just announced the final round of awards in their Genesis Kickstart project.

In the final phase of its rollout, the Genesis Foundation has awarded a further £360,000 in grants through its Genesis Kickstart Fund to 36 arts projects run by creative freelancers throughout the UK.

Since it started its distributions last year, a total of 95 future-facing projects have benefitted from the £1million fund, which was established during the pandemic to enable outstanding freelance talent to thrive in paid work. The first phase of grants, announced in 2021 and totalling £640,000, marked the Genesis Foundation’s 20th anniversary.

The £1 million Genesis Kickstart Fund was designed to enable outstanding freelance artists to stay on their career paths and explore new possibilities in a world radically altered by Covid-19. The projects that were awarded grants have supported over 1000 creative freelancers across England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

For an overview of all the projects supported by the Fund, and to find out more, click here


Orange Tree’s TOM FOOL livestreams on April 7th

Anna Francolini, Jonah Rzeskiewicz  and Michael Shaeffer in Tom Fool at the Orange Tree theatre.
Anna Francolini, Jonah Rzeskiewicz and Michael Shaeffer in Tom Fool at the Orange Tree Theatre. Photograph: Richard Davenport via the theatre’s website.

Franz Xaver Kroetz is Germany’s most produced playwright. The Orange Tree in Richmond is currently staging a well-reviewed production of his play TOM FOOL, which is being made available to home audiences via a livestream on Thursday April 7th at 7.30pm BST.

I’d like to climb out of my skin, if I could.

Every night Martha listens to the minute details of husband Otto’s day at the factory. He’s a man with big dreams, stuck in a job where he feels like a cog in the machine. Their teenage son Ludwig just wishes he had a job, or at least his own space, far far away from his parents.

They are each frustrated with a life they can’t seem to escape.

When money goes missing, a family on the brink hurtles over the edge, and Martha has to decide whether she will stay to pick up the pieces.

A dark and unnervingly funny play about how capitalism creeps into the minutiae of one family’s life, just at the moment women started to change the rules of the game.

With tickets from just £15.00, if you can’t get to the Orange Tree in person, this is a great way of keeping in touch with their high-quality work in their 50th year of operation. Captioning and audio description are available for those who require these services.

More information and booking here