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Tue 8 - Sat 12 Jun OLEANNA

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Thu 17 - Sat 26 Jun

THE WOMAN IN BLACK

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Mon 28 Jun - Sat 10 Jul

FOUR OUARTETS

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Mon 12 - Sat 17 Jul COPENHAGEN

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Tue 20 - Sat 24 Jul

A SPLINTER OF ICE

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Sun 25 Jul

BLAME IT ON THE BOSSA NOVA

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Wed 28 Jul - Sun 1 Aug

THE SNAIL AND THE WHALE

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Tue 3 - Sat 7 Aug

BLOOD BROTHERS

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Sun 8 Aug

LUCY WORSLEY: A VERY BRITISH MURDER

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Tue 10 - Sat 21 Aug

MAGIC GOES WRONG

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Tue 24 - Sat 28 Aug

HORRIBLE HISTORIES: BARMY BRITAIN

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Tue 12 - Sat 16 Oct

THE DRESSER

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Sun 17 Oct

CLAIRE MARTIN WITH THE NIKKI ILES TRIO

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Mon 18 - Sat 23 Oct

GROAN UPS

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Wed 27 - Sat 30 Oct

GANGSTA GRANNY

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Mon 22- Sat 27 Nov

PRIVATE LIVES

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HOW TO BOOK

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BOOK WITH CONFIDENCE Your safety is important to us and we’ve been working hard to make sure that our Theatre is safe for everyone. Visit www.cambridgeartstheatre.com/covidsafety for more information.

Share your memories of Cambridge Arts Theatre We are collecting oral histories from our audience as part of an exciting new project called ‘Behind the Scenes’ and we would love you to be involved. Visit www.cambridgeartstheatre.com/behindthescenes for more information.

assisted performances A SPLINTER OF ICE BSL

Thursday 22 July, 7.30pm

THE SNAIL AND THE WHALE Relaxed Performance Thursday 29 July, 10.30am

GROAN UPS Audio Described

MAGIC GOES WRONG Saturday 21 August, 2.30pm Audio Described

GANGSTA GRANNY Relaxed Performance Thursday 28 October, 2pm

pre-show talks

post-show talks

(Booking essential) A SPLINTER OF ICE Friday 23 July, 6.30pm

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HORRIBLE HISTORIES: BARMY BRITAIN Relaxed Performance Wednesday 25 August, 2pm

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Saturday 23 October, 2.30pm

THE DRESSER Thursday 14 October, 7.30pm

GROAN UPS Wednesday 20 October, 7.30pm BSL B

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Front Cover image © Robert Day, Magic Goes Wrong

Get involved and make the most of your trip to the Theatre with our programme of assisted performances. Touch tours are available for audio described performances – booking essential.

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welcome Welcome to our 2021 Reopening season. I am delighted, thrilled and more than a little relieved to announce that we will be reopening our doors on Tuesday 8 June 2021. All of us at the Theatre feel very proud to be able to present a brilliant new season, after our longest closure period since World War II and what has been an unbelievably challenging year for us all. We will be welcoming you back into the Theatre from June to celebrate the return of live performance with an exciting and varied season of shows, from the original stage thriller The Woman in Black to the ever-popular musical Blood Brothers. Our season opens with Oleanna, David Mamet’s controversial masterpiece about political correctness and campus sexual harassment, eerily foreshadowing the #MeToo era. We will be welcoming Ralph Fiennes in the world premiere of his theatrical production of T.S. Eliot’s Four Ouartets. Looking ahead to Autumn, Julian Clary and Matthew Kelly will star in the classic play about theatre The Dresser, while Patricia Hodge and Nigel Havers star in Noël Coward’s evergreen comedy Private Lives. For those looking for a more riotous night out, Mischief are back with Magic Goes Wrong, direct from the West End. What could go wrong? Our younger audience members will be excited to go on a magical journey in The Snail and the Whale, while older kids discover our horrible history in Barmy Britain. Original Theatre’s A Splinter of Ice explores an unlikely friendship born during the Cold War, while Michael Frayn’s awardwinning Copenhagen speculates on the profound exchanges between two Nobel Prize winning physicists during the Second World War. We have thought long and hard about how to tackle the uncertainties of the coming months. Shows will initially be presented on a socially distanced basis until 20 June in accordance with the Government Roadmap.

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From 21 June, we will be selling tickets for each show on a full capacity basis. If this is not allowed due to Government regulations, and we have to reduce the number of customers in any given performance, we will refund tickets on the basis of the last booking being refunded first, so I would advise booking as soon as you can. We will continue to make sure your visit is COVID safe and enjoyable and we will implement the See it Safely code of practice throughout the Theatre. Finally, if you are one of our more frequent theatregoers, you will notice many of our start times have been changed from 7.45pm to 7.30pm, please check the performance when you book your tickets. In recent months, as we have dared to imagine the possibility of reopening, many of you have told me just how much you have missed the experience of live performance and what an incredible asset this Theatre is for our community. Well now we are back, full of hope and optimism and excited about bringing brilliant drama back to our Theatre once again. We could not have made it through the last year without your steadfast support. Thank you, as ever, and I hope that I will see you again very soon at Cambridge Arts Theatre. With my best wishes

Dave Murphy Chief Executive Cambridge Arts Theatre 6 St Edward’s Passage, Cambridge CB2 3PJ Administration: 01223 578933

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THANK YOU TO ALL OUR DONORS, FUNDERS & SUPPORTERS

SUPPORTERS’ CIRCLE MEMBERS

PRODUCER Baroness Cohen & Mr Jim Cohen; Adam & Carrie Glinsman; Monica Potter; David & Susan Rapley; Paul Taylor; William & Wendy Topham

DIRECTOR

Phil & Ruth Blundell; James & Helen Goddin; Tom Howat & Tom Amraoui; Jeff Iliffe & Keren Williams; David J H Jones; Darren Jones-Molyneux; Dave & Adrienne Murphy; Menelas & Kelly Pangalos; Gregory & Rachel Sinfield; Andy Swarbrick; Anonymous

PRINCIPAL Matti Aijala; Simon Aldridge; Lord Archer & Dame Mary Archer; Paul Bailey & Ann Fisher; Mark Bush;

Elizabeth Armstrong; Sir Geoffrey & Lady Olwen Cass; Charles & Angela Chadwyck-Healey; John Chambers; David Charters & Penny Morris; Tim Cribb; John & Jennifer Crompton; Sir Richard Dearlove; Stuart & Brenda Evans; Shaun & Pauline Grady; Margaret Grass; Gavin & Lucinda Howard; David Mansfield; Roger & Susan May; Ronald McGlade; Amy Mokady; Rory Morrison-Smith; Geraldine Plunkett; Mary Rayner; Alan & Barbara Richardson; Colin & Cora Roberts; Audrey Thomas

ACTOR

Steve Alsop; Ann Austen; Chris & Margaret Baker; Peter Baker; Mr & Mrs Ballisat; Mr & Mrs Bates; Martin Bedwell; Sarah Bradfield; Paul and Amanda Brooker; Francis & Jo Burkitt; Gordon & Julie Campbell; Christine Carpenter; Adrian & Siobhan Cassidy; Suranga Chandratillake; Ursula Cheyne; Timothy Clarke; Geoffrey Cook; Fiona Cornish; Nigel Corrigan; Richard & Caroline Crane; Robert Curry; Peter & Viv Dee; Guy & Veronica Edwards; Shirley Ellis; Lorraine Fahey; Ilaria Falciatori; Mr J & Mrs S Farmer; Amanda Farnsworth; Bernard Farrant; Glen & Julie Gadsby; Mrs C A Gardner; Rachel Gardner; David Girling; Gyles Glover; Victoria Goodbody; Debbie Gray; Helen Groves & Justin Lee; Roger and Josephine Hall; Martin Harmer & Wendy Lamb; Stuart Henderson; Fran Hester; Bernadette Howells; Joanna Hulme; Antony P Hurden; C Jenkins; Gillian Kiddy; David & Michelle King; Christiane Krueger; Francesca Lane; Patrick Lavelle; Brandi Leach; Mr S & Mrs J Leslie; Gillian Littlewood; Michael McConville; Julia Money; Lorna Morgan; Alistair Oatey; Rosemary Payne; John Pell; Helen Pemberton; Jessica Plumbley; Chris Potter; John Prestage; Matthew & Sally Punshon; Susan Richards; Anthony Roberts; Mr & Mrs Johnnie Sam; Brian Shaffer; Christine Schwick; Christopher Schwick; John Shields; John Short; Ian Sims; Christopher & Cherrill Skey; Paul Smith; Iain & Irena Spence; Mr A J & Dame Veronica Sutherland; Paul & Eileen Treadwell; Mariana Vaschetto; Astrid Whiskin; Eva Whitton; Anonymous

The Anthony & Elizabeth Mellows Charitable Settlement

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The Atkin Foundation

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The Lord Faringdon Charitable Trust

THE IRVING MEMORIAL

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For One Night Only SUNDAY 25 JULY

BLAME IT ON THE BOSSA NOVA

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Blame it on the Bossa Nova is a vibrant musical journey exploring Brazil’s famous gift to music, the Bossa Nova. Take your mind to the stunning beaches, majestic mountains and buzzy clubs of Rio. This outstanding night of music will bring to life the hit songs that defined 1960s Bossa Nova, such as Desafindao, Doralice and the most famous of all, The Girl from Ipanema. Blame it on the Bossa Nova is led by multi award-winning saxophonist Dan Forshaw featuring Georgia Mancio on vocals – a summer evening not to be missed! Saxophone – Dan Forshaw Vocals – Georgia Mancio Guitar – Colin Oxley

Piano – Chris Jerome Bass – Joel Humann Drums – Derek Scurll

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SUNDAY 8 AUGUST

LUCY WORSLEY

A VERY BRITISH MURDER Renowned historian Lucy Worsley returns to Cambridge for one night only with an illustrated exploration of our fascination with murder. Already covering the history of this very British obsession in a BBC television series and book, Lucy Worsley shares its secrets and explores the history in forensic detail, examining not only the crimes themselves but also how murder became a form of middleclass entertainment through novels, plays, artefacts and the press. From a Regency serial killer to Agatha Christie… this is the story of how crime was turned into art. Lucy Worsley is Chief Curator at Historic Royal Palaces and a hugely popular writer, broadcaster and speaker. Recent TV series include Lucy Worsley: Mozart’s London Odyssey, Six Wives with Lucy Worsley and American History’s Biggest Fibs with Lucy Worsley.

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For One Night Only

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SUNDAY 17 OCTOBER

CLAIRE MARTIN WITH THE NIKKI ILES TRIO

CELEBRATING TONY BENNETT AND BILL EVANS

‘CLAIRE MARTIN RANKS AMONG THE FOUR OR FIVE FINEST FEMALE JAZZ VOCALISTS ON THE PLANET’ JAZZTIMES

Two multi-award winning UK jazz musicians, vocalist Claire Martin OBE and pianist Nikki Iles come together for a concert of songs recorded by legendary singer Tony Bennett, taken from the two albums he recorded with the great jazz pianist Bill Evans. They will revisit the classic repertoire and will include Nikki Iles’ fresh arrangements of My Foolish Heart, You Must Believe in Spring, Some Other Time and When in Rome. A sophisticated and classy night of music is guaranteed.

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TUESDAY 8 – SATURDAY 12 JUNE THEATRE ROYAL BATH PRODUCTIONS AND JONATHAN CHURCH THEATRE PRODUCTIONS PRESENT

JONATHAN SLINGER AND ROSIE SHEEHY IN PRIOR TO

WEST END

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‘A BRILLIANT REVIVAL OF A MASTERPIECE... THIS IS THEATRE AT ITS MOST RIVETING, SENSATIONALLY PERFORMED BY ITS ACTORS’

‘MAMET’S MASTERPIECE... THEATRE IS SELDOM THIS RIVETING OR TIMELY’

GUARDIAN

SUNDAY TIMES

Set on an American campus, a seemingly innocuous conversation between a college professor and his female student warps into a nightmare which threatens to destroy them both, when she files a claim of sexual harassment against him. With its take on the corrosive excesses of political correctness and exploration of the use and abuse of language, this is the ultimate drama of pupil power and student revenge. Addressing issues which are strikingly current, this new production is a fascinating opportunity to see this landmark play from the perspective of the #MeToo era, following its success at the Theatre Royal Bath. Age guidance 12+

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Photo credit: © Nobby Clark

When David Mamet’s Oleanna opened nearly thirty years ago, it caused uproar amongst audiences from New York to London.

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THURSDAY 17 – SATURDAY 26 JUNE

‘A REAL THRILL OF HORROR’ SUNDAY TIMES

‘A TRULY NERVE-SHREDDING EXPERIENCE’ DAILY MAIL

SUSAN HILL’S

ADAPTED BY

STEPHEN MALLATRATT Susan Hill’s acclaimed ghost story, The Woman in Black, comes dramatically alive in Stephen Mallatratt’s ingenious stage adaptation. This gripping production, directed by Robin Herford, is a brilliantly successful study in atmosphere, illusion and controlled horror. A lawyer obsessed with a curse that he believes has been cast over him and his family by the spectre of a woman in black, engages a sceptical young actor to help him tell his terrifying story and exorcise the fear that grips his soul. It all begins innocently enough, but then, as they reach further into his darkest memories, they find themselves caught up in a world of eerie marshes and moaning winds. The Woman in Black will reopen in London’s West End in September 2021 and now embarks on a major UK tour. Age guidance 12+

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MONDAY WEDNESDAY 28 JUNE 4 – SATURDAY – SATURDAY 7 MARCH 10 JULY THEATRE XXX PRODUCTION ROYAL BATH PRODUCTIONS AND ROYAL & DERNGATE, NORTHAMPTON PRESENT

T H E W O R L D P R E M I E R E STA G E A D A P TAT I O N O F

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‘ T I M E P R E S E N T A N D T I M E PA ST A R E B OT H PERHAPS PRESENT IN TIME FUTURE, A N D T I M E F U T U R E C O N TA I N E D I N T I M E PA ST. ’

Ralph Fiennes’ distinguished stage work is matched by performances in some of the greatest films of our time, including Schindler’s List, The English Patient, The Grand Budapest Hotel, The Constant Gardener, Skyfall, In Bruges, The Dig and the Harry Potter series. The winner of a Tony Award for playing Hamlet, he has performed many of theatre’s most iconic roles, with recent credits including Anthony and Cleopatra (National Theatre), Richard III (Almeida) and The Master Builder (Old Vic). Age guidance 12+

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Ralph Fiennes directs and stars in a world premiere adaptation of T.S. Eliot’s Four Ouartets to welcome audiences back to live theatre. Compelling, moving and symphonic, Four Ouartets offers four interwoven meditations on the nature of time, faith, and the quest for spiritual enlightenment. Mostly written during WWII when the closure of playhouses during the Blitz interrupted Eliot’s work in theatre, the four parts (Burnt Norton, East Coker, The Dry Salvages and Little Gidding) were the culminating achievement of Eliot’s Nobel Prize winning literary career.

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PHILIP ARDITTI

HAYDN GWYNNE

MALCOLM SINCLAIR

TONY AWARD FOR BEST NEW PLAY

‘A REMARKABLE PLAY’ GUARDIAN

‘FRAYN MAKES IDEAS ZING AND SING’ DAILY TELEGRAPH

Michael Frayn’s multi award-winning masterwork is a dazzling exploration of two brilliant minds and their motives. In Nazi occupied Copenhagen in 1941, a clandestine encounter took place between two Nobel Prize winning physicists, Dane Niels Bohr and Werner Heisenberg, a German. The men were old friends and long-term colleagues, but now found themselves on opposite sides of the divide. Under the watchful eye of Bohr’s wife, Margrethe, the two men debate and exchange their transformative ideas, which had huge implications for both the Nazis and the Allies, and for our world today. This totally absorbing historical detective story, conjured from a smattering of scientific facts, is a daring, fascinating and stimulating drama that enjoyed a hugely acclaimed run at the National Theatre before transferring to the West End and Broadway and winning the 2000 Tony Award for Best Play. Age guidance 12+

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TUESDAY 20 – SATURDAY 24 JULY THE ORIGINAL THEATRE COMPANY PRESENTS

STARRING OLIVER FORD DAVIES AND STEPHEN BOXER

BY BEN BROWN DIREC TED BY ALAN STRACHAN WITH ALASTAIR WHATLEY

‘IF I HAD TO CHOOSE BETWEEN BETRAYING MY COUNTRY AND BETRAYING MY FRIEND, I HOPE I SHOULD HAVE THE GUTS TO BETRAY MY COUNTRY’ E.M. FORSTER

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★★★★ ‘A TRIUMPH’ DAILY MAIL

★★★★ ‘EXPERTLY CALIBRATED PERFORMANCES… ABSORBING ’ THE TIMES

★★★★

‘FAULTLESS PERFORMANCES ’ THE REVIEWS HUB

It’s taken thirty years and the beginnings of a new world order. As Philby’s last wife, Russian memoirist Rufa, watches the two men raise their vodka glasses, Ben Brown’s compelling political drama asks whether Philby betrayed his friend as well as his country, and how much the writer of The Third Man knew about Philby’s secret life. From the award-winning producers of The Habit of Art and Birdsong, and the writer and director of the West End hit play Three Days in May, which inspired the Oscar-winning film Darkest Hour. Ben Brown’s coruscating new political drama explores an unlikely friendship, yet a friendship woven of deceit as well as loyalty. Starring Olivier Award-winning Oliver Ford Davies (Game of Thrones) as Graham Greene, Stephen Boxer (The Crown) as Kim Philby and Karen Ascoe as Rufa Philby.

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BSL PERFORMANCE, SEE PAGE 2

PRE-SHOW TALK, SEE PAGE 2

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Moscow, 1987. As the Cold War begins to thaw, an extraordinary reunion takes place between one of the great novelists of the twentieth century, Graham Greene, and his old MI6 boss, the notorious Soviet spy, Kim Philby.

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WEDNESDAY 28 JULY – SUNDAY 1 AUGUST TALL STORIES PRESENTS

Join an adventurous young girl and her seafaring father as they reimagine the story of a tiny snail’s incredible trip around the world, inspired by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler’s much-loved picture book. Longing to see the world, a tiny sea snail hitches a lift on the tail of a great big, grey-blue humpback whale. Together they go on an amazing journey, brought vividly to life through live music, storytelling and lots of laughs – but when the whale gets beached, how will the snail save him? A heart-warming adventure for everyone aged four and up, from Tall Stories, the Olivier Award-nominated company that brought you The Gruffalo and Room on the Broom live on stage. Age guidance 4+ Running time 55 minutes (without an interval)

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TUESDAY 3 – SATURDAY 7 AUGUST BILL KENWRIGHT PRESENTS

‘UNMISSABLE AND UNBEATABLE’ THE SPECTATOR

★★★★★ ‘EXHILARATING... ONE OF THE BEST MUSICALS EVER WRITTEN’

‘DAZZLING’

SUNDAY TIMES

‘TERRIFIC’

SUNDAY TELEGRAPH

★★★★★ SUNDAY EXPRESS

BEST MUSICAL ALL MAJOR AWARDS

Written by Willy Russell, the legendary musical Blood Brothers tells the captivating and moving tale of twins who, separated at birth, grow up on the opposite sides of the tracks, only to meet again with fateful consequences. Few musicals have received such acclaim. Bill Kenwright’s production surpassed 10,000 performances in London’s West End, one of three musicals ever to achieve that milestone. It has been affectionately christened the Standing Ovation Musical, as inevitably it ‘brings the audience cheering to its feet and roaring its approval’ (Daily Mail). The superb score includes Bright New Day, Marilyn Monroe and the emotionally charged hit Tell Me It’s Not True.

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WEDNESDAY TUESDAY 10 –4SATURDAY – SATURDAY 21 AUGUST 7 MARCH KENNY XXX PRODUCTION WAX LTD, STAGE PRESENCE LTD & KEVIN MCCOLLUM PRESENT A MISCHIEF PRODUCTION OF

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and

“JOYOUSLY SILLY AND ENTIRELY WONDERFUL” Stephen Fry

‘AN EVENING OF GRAND ILLUSION… A DELIGHT FROM START TO FINISH’ Broadway World

‘SPELLBINDING ROMP BY THE MASTERS

OF MISCHIEF’

‘I’LL BE LAUGHING INTO NEXT WEEK’ The Sun

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TUESDAY 24 – SATURDAY 28 AUGUST BIRMINGHAM STAGE COMPANY PRESENTS

Can you beat battling Boudicca? Would you be a martyr for the Magna Carta? Will you lose your heart or head to horrible Henry VIII? Will Parliament survive gunpowder Guy? Dare you stand and deliver to dastardly Dick Turpin? Escape the clutches of Burke and Hare and move to the groove with party Queen Victoria! It’s the horrible history of Britain with the nasty bits left in – to entertain the whole family this August! Age guidance 5+ Running time 65 minutes (without an interval)

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TUESDAY: 7PM WEDNESDAY: 2PM & 7PM THURSDAY: 2PM & 7PM FRIDAY: 2PM & 7PM SATURDAY: 11AM & 2PM ADULTS: £20 | CHILDREN: £15 ALL TICKET PRICES INCLUDE A £3 PER TICKET BOOKING FEE RELAXED PERFORMANCE SEE PAGE 2

Photo credit: © Mark Douet

We all want to meet people from history… the trouble is everyone is dead! So it’s time to prepare yourselves for this very special production of Horrible Histories live on stage!

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TUESDAY WEDNESDAY 12 – 4SATURDAY – SATURDAY 16 OCTOBER 7 MARCH THEATRE XXX PRODUCTION ROYAL BATH PRODUCTIONS AND CHELTENHAM EVERYMAN THEATRE PRESENT

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WEDNESDAY 4 – SATURDAY 7 MARCH

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DRESSER BY RONALD HARWOOD

‘A hugely entertaining evening’

‘Riotously funny’ DA I LY E X P R E S S

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‘Poignant, funny and utterly authentic’ M A I L O N S U N DAY

Inspired by memories of working as Donald Wolfit’s dresser as a young man, Ronald Harwood’s evocative, affectionate, and hilarious portrait of backstage life is one of the most acclaimed dramas of modern theatre. It is 1942 and in a war-torn provincial theatre an ageing actor manager, known to his loyal acting company as ‘Sir’, is struggling to cling on to his sanity and complete his two hundred and twenty seventh performance of King Lear. It’s down to Norman, Sir’s devoted dresser, to ensure that the show goes on. For sixteen years Norman has been there to fix Sir’s wig, massage his ego, remind him of his opening lines and provide the sound effects in the storm scene. Norman will be played by one of the UK’s most unique and best loved entertainers. Julian Clary’s successes include television, radio, films, writing and stand-up comedy. His West End starring roles range from London Palladium pantomimes to Taboo. Playing Sir will be Matthew Kelly, winner of an Olivier Award for Of Mice and Men. His other West End credits include Waiting for Godot with Ian McKellen, Comedians and Troilus and Cressida.

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TUESDAY – SATURDAY, 7.30PM AND WEDNESDAY, THURSDAY & SATURDAY, 2.30PM: £20/£25/£35/£45 ALL TICKET PRICES INCLUDE A £3 PER TICKET BOOKING FEE POST-SHOW TALK, SEE PAGE 2

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MONDAY WEDNESDAY 18 –4SATURDAY – SATURDAY 23 OCTOBER 7 MARCH KENNY WAX STAGE LTD & STAGE PRESENCE LTD PRESENT A MISCHIEF PRODUCTION OF XXX PRODUCTION

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‘A VERY FUNNY FARCE . THERE’S NO RESISTING GAGS OF THIS CALIBRE’

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MONDAY – SATURDAY, 7.30PM ET VELIQUI NON 2.30PM: POREHENTIOS QUI AND SATURDAY, £20/£29/£34/£39 BEATIAE IS ALIT AUT £20/£29/£34 VELIGEN IMOLUPTAT THURSDAY, 2.30PM: ALL TICKET PRICES INCLUDE A VEL ISTRUM MI, TO £3 PER TICKETREPED BOOKING FEEET ADIGNIT FUGIATIIS ESSITATIO. SED MOLUPTAT. AUDIO DESCRIBED PERFORMANCE, SEE PAGE 2 APIDEL MODITAS DOLUPTAQUAM IDELECTE VOLUPTAT.RENTIOST LAB IPITASPELLAB IUS, POST-SHOW TALK, SEE EA PAGE 2 UT DOLUPTAT RESSED

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HHHH ‘A fun-packed triumph – a must-see for all the family!’ SUNDAY EXPRESS

HHHH ‘Totally Grantastic!’ MAIL ON SUNDAY

“The brilliant Birmingham Stage Company have produced a fantastic show. It’s terrific. And so much better than the book!” DAVID WALLIAMS

It’s Friday night and Ben knows that means only one thing – staying with Granny! There will be cabbage soup, cabbage pie and cabbage cake and Ben knows one thing for sure – it’s going to be sooooooooo boring! But what Ben doesn’t know is that Granny has a secret – and Friday nights are about to get more exciting than he could ever imagine, as he embarks on the adventure of a lifetime with his very own Gangsta Granny! From the acclaimed producers of Billionaire Boy and Awful Auntie comes the award-winning West End production of this amazing story by David Walliams, the UK’s best-selling author for children. Age guidance 5+ Running time 2 hours 10 minutes (including an interval)

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WEDNESDAY: 2PM & 7PM THURSDAY: 2PM & 7PM FRIDAY: 2PM & 7PM SATURDAY: 11AM & 3PM ADULTS: £25 | CHILDREN: £20 ALL TICKET PRICES INCLUDE A £3 PER TICKET BOOKING FEE RELAXED PERFORMANCE SEE PAGE 2

Photo credit: HarperCollins Children’s Books. Illustrations © Tony Ross, 2011. Cover lettering of author’s name © Quentin Blake, 2010

BIRMINGHAM STAGE COMPANY PRESENTS

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MONDAY 22 – SATURDAY 27 NOVEMBER THE NIGEL HAVERS THEATRE COMPANY PRESENTS

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PATRICIA HODGE

NIGEL HAVERS

DUGALD BRUCE-LOCKHART

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PRIVATE LIVES Noël Coward’s gloriously entertaining Private Lives is the inaugural show from The Nigel Havers Theatre Company which will be touring the country with a wonderful line-up of theatrical gems. Elyot and Amanda, who were once married, find themselves on honeymoon with their new partners, in the same hotel on the French Riviera, admiring the view from adjoining balconies. Their initial horror quickly evaporates and soon they are sharing cocktails. Who knows what the future holds for them now… The Olivier Award-winning Patricia Hodge, one of the country’s most loved actresses, plays Amanda. Nigel Havers, ever suave and thoroughly charming, plays Elyot, the role taken by Noël Coward himself in the original 1930 production.

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how to book The Arts Theatre Box Office can be found at our entrance on St Edward’s Passage. Please visit us during opening hours to pick up tickets, book for future performances or talk to us about the season. ONLINE

Book online at www.cambridgeartstheatre.com

IN PERSON

Monday - Saturday, 12noon - 8pm including Bank Holidays.

BY TELEPHONE

Monday - Saturday, 12noon - 8pm on 01223 503333

BOOKING FEE

All tickets for the Arts Theatre include a £3 per-ticket booking fee. The booking fee is essential direct income for the Theatre. Because ticket revenue is divided between many different parties, an increase in ticket prices would not necessarily benefit the Theatre. By charging a booking fee we can ensure that every penny goes directly to the Theatre to help us protect its growth and longevity.

REFUNDS & EXCHANGES

Tickets are not refundable unless a performance is cancelled. Currently, if you are unable to attend due to COVID-related illness or self-isolation we can offer you a full refund, exchange or credit voucher for a future performance. Other exchanges may be made under certain conditions, with at least 48 hours prior notice; please contact the Box Office for details as policy is subject to change.

DISCOUNTS

Discounts for customers with disabilities apply to most performances. We also offer discounts on certain performances for students, groups and schools. Please note there are no discounts on the lowest price seats and only one discount applies and all discounts are subject to availability. Please check with the Box Office at time of booking for available discounts.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR YOUR VISIT The safety and security of our patrons is of the utmost importance to us. Please adhere to current social distancing guidance and all COVID safety measures in place at the theatre during your visit. Please take note of the below information regarding our bag policy. In the interest of customer safety the following items cannot be taken into the auditorium: Rucksacks or backpacks of any size, children’s rucksacks, handbags that can be worn as backpacks, handbags larger than 25cm x 35cm, shopping bags and large items such as holdalls and suitcases. Please allow sufficient time to travel to the Theatre and to allow for the additional delays this may cause. We recommend that you arrive at least 30 minutes before the start of the performance.

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access

The Arts Theatre aims to care for every patron as an individual, on a one to one basis. There are parking spaces for customers with disabilities in 4 locations near the Theatre: 4 on Peas Hill; 2 on Wheeler Street; 7 on King’s Parade and 36 in the Grand Arcade car park. If you have mobility requirements, please advise the Box Office when booking tickets so we are able to allocate you the correct space. Mobility scooters cannot be accommodated inside the building. We have five house wheelchairs (including one electric) available for use during all performances, subject to availability. We have a Sennheiser infra-red hearing enhancement system, designed to help DEAF AND HARD OF HEARING patrons both without hearing aids, and for those who have hearing aids with a ‘T’ setting. We are also able to provide headsets and personal induction loops. If you have never used one before, we recommend arriving at the Theatre early so that our Front of House staff can explain how they work. Some of our performances are BSL INTERPRETED. The British Sign Language interpreter will stand to the right of the stage, where they will interpret dialogue, as it is spoken. We also programme CAPTIONED PERFORMANCES; words will appear, as they are spoken or whenever a sound is made, on a screen positioned above or to the side of the stage. For patrons who are BLIND OR VISUALLY-IMPAIRED, we can provide large print cast lists on request. Guide dogs are welcome in the auditorium, please inform the Box Office at time of booking, so that they can allocate the relevant ticket. We programme a number of AUDIO DESCRIBED PERFORMANCES throughout the year; the describer will explain what is happening, visually, on stage throughout the performance and this is relayed through a headset. A pre-show touch tour of the set is often available. We also offer RELAXED PERFORMANCES, specifically designed to welcome people with an autism spectrum condition, learning disability and sensory or communication disorders, and families with very young children. Details of accessible performances are highlighted on Page 2 and on the relevant show pages. Further information on access provision is available online at www.cambridgeartstheatre.com The Management reserves the right of admission and the right to offer alternative seating. Cambridge Arts Theatre cannot be held responsible for changes to programmes and casting made by touring companies. Latecomers will be asked to wait for admission until a suitable break in the performance, which may in some cases be the interval. All prices correct at time of going to print. For full terms and conditions of sale visit www.cambridgeartstheatre.com/terms-and-conditions. CIRCLE

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THE THREE HORSESHOES High Street, Madingley, Cambridge,CB23 8AB

THE TICKELL ARMS North Road, Whittlesford, Cambridge, CB22 4NZ

THE COCK 47 High Street, Hemingford Grey, Huntingdon,PE28 9BJ

CHOP HOUSE 1 King’s Parade, Cambridge, CB2 1SJ

THE CROWN & PUNCHBOWL High Street, Horningsea, Cambridge CB25 9JG

MILLWORKS The Watermill Newnham Road Cambridge, CB3 9EY

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