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Arcola Theatre, London5.03 reviews
The Plague is Albert Camus’ electrifying story about living through a time of crisis and fighting back against despair.

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Neil Bartlett’s The Plague returns to the Arcola for 4 weeks only!

At the start, everyone was sure that this couldn’t happen, and if it did, it certainly would not happen to them. Now people are talking about infection, maybe quarantine. Whose fault is it and how can it be stopped?

Last year Neil Bartlett’s retelling of Camus’ tale was a sell-out critically acclaimed hit and he is bringing it back to the Arcola for an extremely limited run.

Written on the heels of the Nazis’ razing of Europe, Camus’ novel powerfully affected the millions who were still coming to grips with the fascist epidemic that had so recently threatened to overwhelm them.

Now, as people begin to see echoes of the chaos and turmoil in our contemporary times this captivating retelling hits close to home- a classic updated to reflect our own uncertain times.

The Plague tickets are now available for this strictly limited run. Book your tickets now to avoid disappointment and guarantee your seats to this modernised classic.

“What a story … Camus made contemporary”  Evening Standard
“Ingenious update of Camus' chilling fable... a striking production”  The Guardian
“Grippingly beautiful ... Albert Camus's dark parable brought devastatingly into the modern age”  The Telegraph
“Bartlett's production has an itchy urgency that both grips and unsettles”  WhatsOnStage
“Sharp, direct and tears right to the heart of the story ... one of the most thought-provoking and timely pieces of theatre that London has seen for years.”  Hackney Citizen


Additional Information

Age restriction

Suitable for 14+

Running time


Performance dates

30 August–29 September 2018

Venue Information

Arcola Theatre24 Ashwin Street, Dalston, London, E8 3DL

Customer Reviews

3 reviews5.0

Amir Emary19th September

Great play. Excellent performance.

Silvia Arnone 16th September

The atmosphere was captured so very well. From the very outset a captivating scene setting from the actors was brilliant. The performance was gripping and passionately acted. It triggered emotional responses that incorporated current social themes and drew on serious issues that we as a race are dealing with. Brilliant .

Carol Diggle16th September

A wonderful treatment, though I was slightly disappointed that the character of Paneloux, the priest, was omitted.