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November 2016

Downbeat (Week 7 Lateshow)

22 November 2016, 9:30pm - 23 December 2016, 9:30pm
Pembroke New Cellars,
Pembroke College, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire CB2 1RF United Kingdom
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An hour of musical stand-up from sketch-show regular Ruari Bride, and the Footlights team that brought you “Trump’d”, “Full Frontal Prudity”, “23, Please!” and countless smokers! Join us in the Pembroke Cellars as Ruari performs variety of comedy songs on every aspect of Cambridge life, with favourites such as “The Consent Song” and “Stash” alongside brand new material. From the pensive to the silly to the downright bizarre, Downbeat’s multi-instrumental comedy makes it unlike anything else you’ll see this year!…

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February 2017

The Playboy of the Western World (Week 3 Mainshow)

7 February, 7:00pm - 11 February, 7:00pm
Pembroke New Cellars,
Pembroke College, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire CB2 1RF United Kingdom
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Come down to the Flaherty’s Pub! In a pub in 3 acts: a tale of love, loss, and lies in the Irish countryside. When mysterious “playboy” Christy comes into barmaid Pegeen’s life she has no idea the way that he’ll turn her life- and the life of the village- upside down. Follow this rollercoaster comic play with a few beers (BYOB and drinks on the door, and throughout) with us in Pembroke New Cellars (erm, I mean, Flaherty’s Pub) Get your…

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Frank and Cynthia (Week 3 Lateshow)

7 February, 9:30pm - 8 February, 9:30pm
Pembroke New Cellars,
Pembroke College, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire CB2 1RF United Kingdom
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Cathy has one ambition: to be the first person to fly solo from Scunthorpe to Paris. Unfortunately, her world-weary father just wants her to stay at home under his watchful eye and new hybrid Perspex ceiling whilst he tries to recreate his brief croissant-inspired love affair with the spirit of his dead wife in his specially made ghost garden. A fast-paced, absurd comedy show that takes you from the llama fields of Scunthorpe Aerodrome to the most left-wing corner of…

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Hot Cross Men: An Improv Hour (Week 3 Lateshow)

9 February, 9:30pm - 11 February, 9:30pm
Pembroke New Cellars,
Pembroke College, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire CB2 1RF United Kingdom
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Hot Cross Men smashed it right out of the improv park with their Edinburgh Fringe hit, What the Dickens. That’s a fact. Many thought that was the end of their story. Untrue. Colin Rothwell (Actor-in-Chief, 1st Computer Science), Haydn Jenkins (Footlights Enforcer, 2.i [predicted] Geological Sciences), and Ted Hill (Doctors Hate Him, 2.i Biological Anthropology) are back, and now even the bad guys are left quivering in their boots. These boisterous beasts have improv oozing from their every hole; and…

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Dirty Hands: A Brexistential Crisis (Week 5 Mainshow)

21 February, 7:00pm - 25 February, 7:00pm
Pembroke New Cellars,
Pembroke College, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire CB2 1RF United Kingdom
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Dirty Hands is an existential play that tells the story of Hugo, fresh from prison, who visits his former boss, Monica, a Labour party deputy. In an attempt to prevent Hugo from being ‘eliminated’ by party members angered by his indiscretions, she must decide whether he is récupérable for the cause before midnight. This ultimatum frames the play, while the story is told in flashback. Hugo is a young intellectual, keen to prove himself as an homme d’action. He accepts…

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Laugh, Why Don’t You (Week 5 Lateshow)

21 February, 9:30pm - 22 February, 9:30pm
Pembroke New Cellars,
Pembroke College, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire CB2 1RF United Kingdom
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An hour of no-frills sketch comedy just as nature intended. Since flexible patterns of thought provoked by jokes and certain types of laughter are proven to boost productivity, the University permits students to take a short break from fact-learning and essay-writing for an hour of compulsory mirth. Fun is obligatory. Attendance is mandatory. The gimmick is that there is no gimmick. Laugh, why don’t you. Get your tickets here.

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Nothing Ever Happens in Bogalusa (Week 5 Lateshow)

23 February, 9:30pm - 25 February, 9:30pm
Pembroke New Cellars,
Pembroke College, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire CB2 1RF United Kingdom
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“You know Jake, I keep a little figurine of the cross to remind me of something. Wanna know what I keep it there for? Wanna know what it reminds me of? It doesn’t matter if you’re Jesus goddamn Christ. Sooner or later, every son of a bitch dies.” Biff is an old-school private-eye back in her hometown of Bogalusa to settle some old scores. Little does she know, there are some new scores to settle now too. As well as…

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March 2017

13 Objects (Week 7 mainshow)

7 March, 7:00pm - 11 March, 7:00pm
Pembroke New Cellars,
Pembroke College, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire CB2 1RF United Kingdom
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Howard Barker’s ’13 Objects’ is a modern play, published in 2006. It is a series of vignettes, each centred around a different object such as a pair of shoes, a camera or a spade. The play ‘reveals the investment we make in inanimate things, their power to unsettle us, and how their talismanic qualities license new ways of seeing the world’. Get your tickets here.

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Disposables (Week 7 lateshow)

7 March, 9:30pm - 8 March, 9:30pm
Pembroke New Cellars,
Pembroke College, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire CB2 1RF United Kingdom
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Seventeen years ago, the Picksford Amateur Photography Society held its final ever meeting. No more was heard of them, until now. At a glamorous auction in New York, an anonymous bidder has just paid the record sum of $3.4 million for a mysterious photograph. Nobody knows where it came from. Nobody except the four members of the society. They know the photo is theirs. But who took it? Join Footlights regulars Rufus McAlister, Will Hall, Laura Cameron and Leo Reich…

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The Lady Smoker

14 March, 9:00pm - 10:30pm
Pembroke New Cellars,
Pembroke College, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire CB2 1RF United Kingdom
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For the third year in a row, Pembroke Players Comedy presents The Lady Smoker, our annual showcase of the funniest women and non-binary people on the student comedy scene! Line-up: RHIANNON SHAW BELLA HULL ANIA MAGLIANO-WRIGHT CARINE VALARCHE JASMIN REES KATE COLLINS CANSU KARABIYIK LOUISA KEIGHT, MOLLY STACEY AND MILLIE FOY AIMEE MOON ANJALENE WHITTIER EMMA PLOWRIGHT Buy your tickets here!

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