Great Apes


When Turner Prize-winning artist Simon Dykes wakes up one morning after a wild night out, he finds his world has changed beyond recognition. His girlfriend, Sarah, has turned into a chimpanzee. And to his horror, so has everyone else.
Great Apes at Arcola Theatre

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Overview


Genre: Drama
Venue: Arcola Theatre
Started: Wednesday 14 March 2018
Closed: Saturday 21 April 2018
Running time:To be confirmed
Age suitability: Not available

Synopsis


"I want my life back now. Feel human again. Homo erectus."


When Turner Prize-winning artist Simon Dykes wakes up one morning after a wild night out, he finds his world has changed beyond recognition.


His girlfriend, Sarah, has turned into a chimpanzee.


And to his horror, so has everyone else.


Immediately rushed to hospital, Simon is taken into the care of charismatic radical psychiatrist Zack Busner and treated for being under the psychotic delusion that he's human.


Great Apes is Will Self's hilarious, disturbing and dazzlingly original take on man's place in the evolutionary chain.


This raucous new stage adaptation from Patrick Marmion (The Divided Laing) mixes razor-sharp language with movement and puppetry, journeying into the mystery of what it means to be a human being.


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Theatre


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Postal address:
24 Ashwin Street
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London E8 3DL

Box office tel: 020 7503 1646

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Dates


Previews from:Wednesday 14 March 2018

Closes:Saturday 21 April 2018

Performance days & times


Evening:

Monday ‑ 7‑30pm

Tuesday ‑ 7‑30pm

Wednesday ‑ 7‑30pm

Thursday ‑ 7‑30pm

Friday ‑ 7‑30pm

Saturday ‑ 7‑30pm


Matinee:

Wednesday - 3-00pm

Saturday - 3-00pm


Tickets


Previews:
£22, £19, £15, £12

Standard:
£26, £22, £15, £12

Creatives


Author: Will Self, adapted by Patrick Marmion
Director: Oscar Pearce

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