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Thank You

We'd like to say a massive thank you to Geneview Muinzer and Nick Segal, who have incredibly kindly supported tonight's performance of The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari. 

Thank you from us all.

First review for The Cabinet of Dr Caligari

The first review is out from Stewart Pringle at Time Out. It's 4 stars and a great reaction to the show. Read it by following the link here or in our Reviews section with the rest of the Simple8 press clippings.

The halfway point

So, it’s the end of the second week of rehearsals, the dreaded half-way point, but I think we can meet it – in part – with equanimity. We’ve done a German dance, experimented with shadows, stained a lot of paper, developed some cracking music, and staggered through the whole play. We’ve spent a considerable amount of energy worrying about how to pay subtle homage to the film, without
replicating – and I think yesterday we found a way forward involving a sheet and a pinspot.

Rehearsal Shots

Feast your eyes on some excellent rehearsal images taken by the inimitable Idil Sukan for Draw HQ. Click through the link for this blog post or check out the gallery.

Only two short weeks until Caligari opens. GET BOOKING!!

new productions on sale!

We're delighted to announce that the new simple8 season at the Arcola Theatre is now on sale. You can now buy tickets for The Cabinet of Dr Caligari and Moby Dick via the Arcola website. Watch this space for ticket deals or follow us on Twitter and Facebook for up to the minute information.


We look forward to seeing you there!

stand up and quiz fundraisers

We're entering the final push for the two new shows and we have two events in December to help get us over the top of our budget for next year. We have an incredible evening of comedy featuring Pappys, Humphrey Ker, Jigsaw, Sara Pascoe and Nish Kumar on the 5th of December and our second annual pub quiz on the 11th of December.

new productions announced

We are very pleased to finally announce the details of our new season at the Arcola. We start rehearsals for two plays: The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari and Moby Dick on the 13th of January and we couldn't be more excited. Please visit our In Production Page for more details and to book tickets as soon as they go on sale.

'there are snakes' at OSBTT week

For the last few weeks, we at simple8 have been hard at work on developing a new piece of work for the Oxford Samuel Beckett Theatre Trust award. We were selected as one of 12 finalists and asked to perform a short excerpt from our proposed work: a piece based on ‘Don’t Sleep, There Are Snakes’ by Daniel Everett. This is a book detailing Everett’s own experiences as a Christian missionary attempting to learn the arcane language of the Piraha, deep in the Amazonian jungle.

OSBT Award and many other things!

We at Simple 8 have been hitting the summer hard. We're now working on not one, not two, but three new pieces. We should soon be able to formally announce the two productions we'll be putting on in the first half of 2013 but for now we'd like to tell you about some exciting new developments.