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September 2015

Comedy of Errors

12 September 2015 - 2 October 2015
Venues across Japan,

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.

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August 2015

war war brand war

17 August 2015, 10:20pm - 30 August 2015, 10:20pm
Paradise in the Vault,
11 Merchant St, Edinburgh, Scotland EH1 2QD United Kingdom
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(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.

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10 August 2015, 7:25pm - 29 August 2015, 7:25pm
Just The Tonic at The Caves,
8-12 Niddry Street South, Edinburgh, Scotland EH1 1NS United Kingdom
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(except Tuesday 18 August)
Pelican combines sketch, skits, mime and love in this celebratory comedy show!

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Bafflesmash: Free Fringe

5 August 2015, 9:15pm - 30 August 2015, 9:15pm
Laughing Horse @ Espionage,
4 India Buildings, Victoria St, Edinburgh, Scotland EH1 2EX United Kingdom
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(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.

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August 2014


11 August 2014, 5:15pm - 23 August 2014, 5:15pm
Greenside @ Royal Terrace,
1b Royal Terrace, Edinburgh, Scotland EH7 5AB United Kingdom
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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…

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The Penelopiad

10 August 2014, 3:30pm - 25 August 2014, 3:30pm
C -1,
Adam House, Chambers Street, Edinburgh EH1 1HR United Kingdom
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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…

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UCAS the Musical

1 August 2014, 7:40pm - 23 August 2014, 7:40pm
Greenside @ Nicolson Square,
25 Nicolson Square, Edinburgh, Scotland EH8 9BX United Kingdom
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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.

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