Theatre closures due to coronavirus outbreak
From Saturday 15 August 2020, indoor performances at London theatres are allowed (with social distancing).
Outdoor performances (where possible) can also go ahead.
However, most theatres remain closed as they either do not have outside spaces or regard the need for social distancing as uneconomic.
The show below will not currently be playing and is scheduled to close by 15 August 2020 (when theatres can reopen for indoor performances).
Original performance dates are given below and reflect any changes we know about.
Closed 12 Oct 2019
Image: Arcola Theatre
Pulitzer Prize finalist Lisa D'Amour (Detroit, National Theatre) conjures a twisted fable about courage, resistance and change.
“Something is coming.
It's either the interstate or the end of the world.”
Precocious child Annabella lives in a deserted trailer park.
Schooled by her eccentric mother Irene, she learns to co-exist with the vampires, werewolves and monsters which lurk in the world outside.
Desperate to ward off the new highway which threatens the demolition of their home, Annabella steps outside to build a girl out of mud.
The girl comes to life. The girl is Anna Bella Eema.
Part ghost story, part fairytale, part coming-of-age fantasy, Anna Bella Eema is a dazzling burst of storytelling from the dark heart of American Gothic.
Lisa D'Amour's wildly inventive, spoken-and-sung odyssey makes its UK premiere in a new and updated version, with original score by Chris Sidorfsky.
Background, advisory warnings
Age suitability: 12+
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London E8 3DL
Performance days & times
Monday ‑ 8‑00pm (7pm 16 Sept)
Tuesday ‑ 8‑00pm
Wednesday ‑ 8‑00pm
Thursday ‑ 8‑00pm
Friday ‑ 8‑00pm
Saturday ‑ 8‑00pm
Students / 26 and under - Value seats at £10 or 20% off Standard seats with Young Arcola.
65 and over - 20% off Standard and Value seats.
People in receipt of disability benefits - free companion with full-price Standard seat or 20% off Best, Standard and Value seats.
People in receipt of unemployment benefits - Value seats at £10 or 20% off Standard seats.
Theatre union members - 10% off Standard and Value seats
Author: Lisa D'Amour
Director: Jessica Lazar
Designer: Anna Lewis
Musical direction: Tom Foskett-Barnes
Lighting: David Doyle
Movement: Jennifer Fletcher
Production: Arcola Theatre, Atticist Productions and Ellie Keel Productions