Theatre closures


Theatres in London are currently closed. In the West End, the closure will continue at least until 26 April.


The show below is due to open after that date so (on current information) it is likely to go ahead as scheduled.



Women Who Blow On Knots


Three women meet by chance in a Tunis hotel in the first months of the Arab Spring. Striving for freedom and acceptance, but harbouring secrets of their own, they embark on a fantastical journey to Lebanon with the mysterious Madam Lilla.
Women Who Blow On Knots at Arcola Theatre

Image: Arcola Theatre


Overview


Genre: Drama
Venue: Arcola Theatre
Starts: Thu 3 September 2020
Closes: Sat 10 October 2020
Running time:To be confirmed
Age suitability: Not available

Buy tickets

Synopsis


Arcola co-founder Leyla Nazli adapts Ece Temelkuran's bestselling novel: an epic tale of empowerment and adventure.


Three women meet by chance in a Tunis hotel in the first months of the Arab Spring.


Striving for freedom and acceptance, but harbouring secrets of their own, they embark on a fantastical journey to Lebanon with the mysterious Madam Lilla.


Against a backdrop of social, political and religious uncertainty, the women begin to trust each other and a newfound unity grows.


But can they surrender themselves fully as they travel deeper into the desert and belief in their enigmatic guide begins to waver?


A revolutionary road trip and love story, Women Who Blow on Knots is a refreshing and darkly comic exploration of sisterhood and belonging in the Middle East.


Background


Ece Temelkuran is a Turkish journalist and political commentator, and author of How to Lose a Country: The 7 Steps from Democracy to Dictatorship.


Her novel Women Who Blow On Knots is a phenomenon in Turkey, with more than 120,000 copies sold.


Leyla Nazli's previous work at Arcola: Mare Rider (2013); Silver Birch House (2007).


Leyla is Executive Producer and co-founder of Arcola Theatre.


Lerzan Pamir's previous work at Arcola: Dark Vanilla Jungle (2015); When the Bulbul Stopped Singing (2013).


Social media & info


Website link for this show Wikipedia link for this show Facebook link for this show twitter link for this show

Theatre


Name:


Postal address:
24 Ashwin Street
Dalston
London E8 3DL

Box office tel: 020 7503 1646

Box office email: Send Mail

Location map for Arcola Theatre

Dates


Previews from:Thursday 3 September 2020

Press night:Tuesday 8 September 2020

Closes:Saturday 10 October 2020

Performance days & times


Evening:

Monday ‑ 7‑30pm

Tuesday ‑ 7‑30pm (7pm on 8 Sept)

Wednesday ‑ 7‑30pm

Thursday ‑ 7‑30pm

Friday ‑ 7‑30pm

Saturday ‑ 7‑30pm


Matinee:

Saturday - 2-30pm

Wednesday - 2-30pm (7 October)


Tickets


Previews:

Best £25


Standard £20


Value £12


Restricted £12


Standard:

Best £30


Standard £25


Value £17


Restricted £12


Buy tickets

Access information


Relaxed Performance: Thursday 8 October at 7.30pm

Creatives


Author: Ece Temelkuran, in a new adaptation by Leyla Nazli
Director: Lerzan Pamir
Production: Arcola Theatre

Book tickets for ...


Buy tickets for The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time at the Troubadour Wembley Park Theatre