The average person will speak 123,205,750 words in a lifetime. But what if there were a limit? Oliver and Bernadette are about to find out. It’s about what we say and how we say it; about the things we can only hear in the silence; about dead cats, activism, eye contact and lemons, lemons, lemons, lemons, lemons.
A break out hit at the 2015 Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Arcade is proud to restage this show that asks us to contemplate, in a world where there are a multitude of ways we can communicate, which words are the ones that mean the most.
Jo and Murph are sisters. Jo and Murph are nothing alike. But Jo and Murph need each other, badly. Me and My Sister Tell Each Other Everything is a thorny, funny and deeply personal story of two sisters dealing with Tinder, mismatched socks, depression, a childhood dollhouse, and Mary Poppins. Jo has a job and a boyfriend but has never left home. Murph is in a band but sometimes can’t get out of bed. Jo and Murph are figuring out those often uncomfortable, painful, joyful moments of being siblings, caught up in ever-changing family dynamics.
Join the Smiths and the Martins for a dinner party where nothing is quite what it seems. The clock is broken, no one can remember who anyone is and why exactly has the fire captain turned up anyway?
The Bald Soprano holds the world record for the longest continuous staging in the same theatre, having played at the Théâtre de la Huchette since 1957. Ionesco's classic “anti-play” is an assault upon convention and a celebration of chaos as the Smiths and Martin rally against the seemingly inevitable pointlessness of it all!
HarleQueen is a one-woman celebration of female fools. Written and performed by Abby Howells and directed by Anya Tate-Manning, HarleQueen will be a night of theatre, fun and stories about cool ladies.
Using a variety of comedy styles HarleQueen will take the audience on a journey through the history of female comedians in this vaudevillian-style one woman show. Join the HarleQueen in celebrating the women who blazed the trail for females in comedy!
Venturing into a fast food restaurant past midnight might feel like you are entering into a dangerous, alien world.
But spare a thought for the poor souls who have to flip the burgers for the drunken masses. Spare a thought for those who cannot fix the milkshake machine when accosted by skinheads at the drive-thru counter.
Spare a thought for those who cannot stop Banksy-wannabes drawing male genitalia on corporate advertising. Spare a thought for those who believe they are the legendary warrior Attila the Hun, true leader of the late night crew.
At the tail end of its highly acclaimed inaugural programme, Dunedin’s newest theatre company Arcade signs off 2018 with this locally written fast food farce.
Rural West Ireland, 1993. An innocent black cat named Wee Thomas has been murdered. Unfortunately, he belongs to a short-tempered IRA member named Padraic who enjoys a spot of torture. Violence, eating shoe polish and moral debates about shooting cows ensue as Padraic returns home in search of who has killed his only friend in the world.
Martin McDonagh is among the most acclaimed living Irish playwrights. His notable works for the stage include The Pillowman and The Beauty Queen of Leenane. In addition, McDonagh has received critical acclaim for his films In Bruges, Seven Psychopaths & Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, the latter of which won three BAFTA Awards and two Golden Globe Awards in 2018.
Everyone remembers their first time. The small details, the nitty-gritty moments. Five young women share upfront confessions about the beautiful chaos that being a twenty-something brings.
The First Time won highly commended in Playmarket's Playwrights b425 in 2016 and was shortlisted in Plays for the Young 2017. In 2017, The First Time had a successful debut at BATS theatre followed by seasons at The Little Theatre and Circa Theatre with rave reviews.
Five acquaintances love nothing more than exchanging random presents, talking about nothing in particular and listening to elevator music. They have everything they ever wanted in life. Why don’t you? They are all perfectly happy, or are they? What if there is more to life than buying yachts when you feel depressed? An award-winning dark comedy that sets its sights on privilege and pretension.