Arcola Theatre presents
THE CONQUEST OF THE SOUTH POLE
by Manfred Karge Translated by Tinch Mincher and Anthony Vivis
London youth - out of work, on the dole, spending too much time in their flat, going on epic journeys of the imagination and hoping for the best.
Manfred Karge's The Conquest of the South Pole has its first major revival in the UK since the original helped launch the careers of Ewen Bremner and Alan Cumming. Original Director Stephen Unwin returns to direct the next generation in this landmark piece.
Along with the discovery of Tom Stoppard and Theatre de Complicite winning the Perrier Award in 1985 - the Guardian's Lyn Gardner considers Manfred Karge's The Conquest of the South Pole one of Edinburgh Festival Fringe's great discoveries.
Performance Times: 7.30pm (matinees 2.30pm)
Tickets: £18 (£12 concessions)
Matinees: Saturday 28 April; 5, 1`2, 19, 26 May
Pay What You Can Tuesdays
"'A timely reminder of the artistically engaged ethic that has underpinned the Arcola’s astonishing achievement over the past decade.' - Lucy Powell, Time Out 2010
Founded in 2000 by Artistic Director Mehmet Ergen and Executive Producer Leyla Nazli, Arcola Theatre is now one of the most respected arts venues in the UK - blazing a trail in artistic excellence and innovative management since day-one. Housed in a stunning converted factory in Hackney, Arcola is a favourite of established theatre literati as well as young, upwardly mobile innovators. Arcola has become well known for the variety of its programming– from new writing to classic drama, music and comedy.
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Our in-house productions are complemented by groundbreaking work in Studio 2 from some of the most exciting young companies in the world. Arcola is much more than an arts venue and runs one of the most extensive multi-cultural community and youth programmes in East London providing much needed resources and training."