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 9 Nov 2019
Image: Arcola Theatre
Multi-award winning writer Zinnie Harris draws on the legend of Orpheus and Eurydice in this gripping tale of devotion and loss.
"I was near to death but I got this incredible surge, this superhuman surge, and I swam. I swam.”
When a boat trip goes horribly wrong, Helen and her girlfriend Robyn find themselves stranded on an island in the middle of the sea.
As the night draws in, it becomes clear that the island is not as it first appears. And neither are Helen and Robyn.
Background, advisory warnings
Age suitability: Not available
Meet Me At Dawn comes to London for the first time in a new production by Murat Daltaban, whose staging of Zinnie Harris' Rhinoceros (after Ionesco) at the Edinburgh Lyceum won widespread acclaim in 2017.
Zinnie Harris' plays include How To Hold Your Breath (Royal Court), Further than the Furthest Thing (National Theatre / Tron Theatre) and This Restless House (National Theatre of Scotland / Edinburgh International Festival / Citizens Theatre).
Note: the video trailer contains flashing images.
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London E8 3DL
Performance days & times
Monday ‑ 7‑30pm
Tuesday ‑ 7‑30pm
Wednesday ‑ 7‑30pm (7pm 16 Oct)
Thursday ‑ 7‑30pm
Friday ‑ 7‑30pm
Saturday ‑ 7‑30pm
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: Zinnie Harris
Director: Murat Daltaban
Designer: Murat Daltaban
Lighting: Cem Yilmazer
Sound: Oguz Kaplangi
Production: Arcola Theatre in association with DOT Theatre