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Eltham Little Theatre Limited, Wythfield Road, Eltham, London SE9 5TG
Registered as a Company in England and Wales. Company No. 401481
Registered as a Charity. Charity No. 208710
ABOUT THE PLAY
The Roan Theatre Company present Arcadia
In a stately home in 1809, Thomasina Coverly is a precocious teenager with ideas about mathematics, nature and physics well ahead of her time. She studies with her tutor Septimus Hodge, a friend of Lord Byron (a guest in the house).
In the present day, writer Hannah Jarvis and literature professor Bernard Nightingale both converge on the house: She is investigating a hermit who once lived on the grounds; he is researching a mysterious chapter in the life of Byron.
As their studies unfold – with the help of Valentine Coverly, the current heir to the state – the truth about what happened in Thomasina's time is gradually revealed.
Considered to be Tom Stoppard’s masterpiece, the play takes us back and forth between the centuries and explores the nature of truth and time, the difference between the Classical and the Romantic temperament, and the disruptive influence of sex on our orbits in life – “The force of attraction”, as Hannah says, “which Newton left out”.
Please note our new seating plan.
There is no longer a centre aisle.
There is an aisle each side of the auditorium