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For the ninth consecutive year the Pembroke Players Japan Tour will once again be be visiting Tokyo and Yokohama with a company of some of Cambridge’s finest actors, directors, and technical crew, to perform a Shakespeare play and give educational workshops in schools, theatres and universities.Read more and book tickets
(except Sunday 23 August)
An adaptation of the Oresteia for a century of humanitarian intervention and marketised warfare, ‘war war brand war’, the winner of the 2014 RSC Other Prize, interrogates family, war and tragedy in the Internet age.
(except Tuesday 18 August)
Pelican combines sketch, skits, mime and love in this celebratory comedy show!
(except Monday 17 August)
Join this trio of Cambridge Footlights regulars for an hour of gag-riddled, irreverent silliness, as Jamie Armitage, Tom Fairbairn and Rob Oldham guide you through the world of Bafflesmash.
Students have occupied this theatre. They haven’t got all the answers but at least they’re trying to do something. Occupied is a (hopefully optimistic) comedy about the difficulties of student activism. It won the RSC/Marlowe Society Other Prize for playwriting in 2013 where the judge admitted she was trying to find a less cringe-worthy way of saying this captures the zeitgeist. The Cambridge Student (a newspaper not a real person) thought it was ‘just the right side of patently ridiculous’. It’s got…Read more and book tickets
When Odysseus finally came home, after years at sea, he ruthlessly hanged twelve innocent maids. Whilst this was a mere footnote in Homer’s original story, Margaret Atwood has given these women a voice, in her dark yet witty play: ‘The Penelopiad’.Presented by Cambridge Shortlegs, and funded by Pembroke Players, in a challenging physical theatre adaptation – inspired by Frantic Assembly – see one of the world’s most famous myths retold through Atwood’s “cunning replotting and smart updating” (Mary Beard).From the…Read more and book tickets
Performed by Off Track Theatre in association with Pembroke Players. Why go to university? Ms Miller has one hour to persuade her inner city school’s most difficult students to compose a personal statement. For her, university was a life-changing experience. For them, it’s a waste of time. A daring new musical examining the changing value of a university education.Read more and book tickets