the return of the quiz

Hello everyone. Christmas is fast approaching which means, of course, it's time to put together a team and get down to the Simple8 quiz to show off your knowledge chops. This year we're being hosted by the very lovely people at Shoreditch Town Hall on the 17th of December. Entry is £10 and all proceeds go towards the next Simple8 season. We'll be kicking off at about 7.30 and it promises to be a brilliant evening. We hope to see you there!

Peter Brook Award

We’re absolutely delighted to announce that we’ve been nominated for the Peter Brook/Equity Ensemble Award.

It's particularly gratifying to be nominated for such a prestigious award that is focused on the ensemble, as our work is always down to a group of people working together - be it actors, directors, writers, designers or stage managers.

Doing a season at Arcola Theatre has emphasised to us the importance of the ensemble - and how vital it is that theatre is centred around the collective skills of artists and practitioners.

Thank you to Blanche Marvin for all her support

World Book Night

It's World Book Night tonight - a fantastic event where people give away specially selected books to spread the love of reading. We're doing a play adapted from a seminal book, and we're delighted to be a part of it. Before tonight's performance, we'll be giving away 20 copies of Josephine Hart's novel, Damage - and we'll be giving them to the first 20 people who pick up their tickets tonight. Thank you to World Book Night for donating the books.

A Whaler's Tale

Here's a little Wednesday treat for you all. Have a listen to one of the traditional sea shanties featured in Moby Dick, as sung by the cast.