19:45, Tue 7th – Sat 11th July 2015 at ADC Theatre
'It’s wanting to know that makes us matter'. Combined Actors are proud to present Stoppard's fizzing comedy of ideas, which won both the Olivier and Evening Standard Awards for Best New Play. Arcadia is set in a Derbyshire country house during both the Regency and the late twentieth century: academic researchers argue their theories about the events of 1809, juxtaposed with scenes of what really happened during Lord Byron’s visit. Arcadia combines a literary detective story with discussions on the rise of Romanticism, mathematics, landscape gardening, why you can’t unstir the jam from your rice pudding, and the eventual death of the universe - culminating in a waltz which resolves the arguments across two centuries.