How the World Began – Arcola Theatre


I’m thinking about getting tickets to the Arcola Theatre’s How the World Began during it’s run from 15 November – 10 December 2011.  Reviews for its October 2011 California run:

  • “Compelling. Thought-provoking. A school-room battle of wits.”
    LA Examiner

  • “Quietly menacing.”
    LA Times

  • “Gripping. You won’t stop talking about How The World Began until long after its final fadeout.”

  • “You’ll be richer for the experience. Theatre at its finest.”

According to the Arcola the story:

“Susan, a science teacher from Manhattan, starts work in a small rural Kansas town that’s been ripped apart by a tornado.

When one of her pupils – the damaged, articulate Micah – takes offence at an off-the-cuff remark about how life on Earth began, Susan is thrown into an ethical storm about science and faith that leads to her fearing for her safety.

Sharp, thoughtful and mysterious. How the World Began is a powerful story about an outsider in a close-knit, devastated community.”

Box Office: 020 7503 1646 /

Early performances, 15-23 November (exc. 18 November), tickets just £10.  Call the Box Office and quote ‘OffWestEnd’

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