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The Cradle Will Rock
On from 24 Nov 2010 till 18 Dec 2010
Arcola Theatre
by Marc Blitzstein
Genre(s): Musical

Tickets: ££10 - £16 / (£10 concessions)

About: The Cradle Will Rock

Arcola Theatre presents
Marc Blitzstein's

Directed by Mehmet Ergen
Designed by Lisa Engel & Hannah Penfold

24th November – 18th December 2010
Starting time: 8.00pm
Studio 1

Itís Steeltown USA and the local steelworkers are eager to unionise with a campaign thatís rocking the city. The Unionís opposition, the villainously wealthy Mr Mister, has the newspaper, the local druggist, the courts and Reverend Salvation in his back pocket while local prostitute, Moll, is arrested and finds herself in the middle. Did you say revolution?

Originally directed and conceived by the legendary Orson Welles and produced by John Houseman, The Cradle Will Rock has gone down in theatrical history as the musical that defied an attempted ban by USA Federal Authorities with what may have been the most rousing and poignant opening night ever.

Marc Blitzstein is largely known as the translator of Brecht and Weillís Threepenny Opera. Arcola Theatreís Founder and Artistic director Mehmet Ergen returns to direct this final Arcola Street production, his first since 2008ís hugely successful An Enemy of the People.


'exhilarating' Benedict Nightingale, The Times (on An Enemy of the People)
'burning intensity, perfectly pitched in Ergen's production' Mark Shenton, Sunday Express (on An Enemy of the People)

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