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24 hours to save the world at the Arcola Theatre

Posted at 2:30 pm, March 16, 2012 in Arts & Entertainment

24 hours to save the worldThey met last night at 7.30pm. They perform tonight (March 16) at the very same time. And they might just save the whole damn world – or at least stage a play that’s worth the £12 admission. To celebrate Climate Week, the Arcola Theatre is staging a ‘Play in a Day’, which pairs groups of plucky young actors representing five drama schools – the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art, Bristol Old Vic, Central School of Speech and Drama, and Guildhall School of Music and Drama – with professional playwrights and directors, including Cathal Cleary (‘Disco Pigs’), Lu Kemp (‘That’s All There Is’) and Sarah Solemani (‘Him and Her’). Their task is both simple and impossible: stage an original 15-minute play of any genre, that contains a solution to climate change within the allotted 24 hours. The event is being staged in the Arcola Tent, an eco-friendly pop-up venue located steps from the theatre’s Dalston bricks and mortar location. Nick Aveling

For info, see arcolatheatre.com.

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