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Thu 28 Nov 2019 - Sat 11 Jan 2020

PS A B RP E CINDERELLA

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Mon 13 - Sat 18 Jan

MY COUSIN RACHEL

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Wed 22 - Sat 25 Jan

THE SOUND OF MUSIC

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Wed 29 Jan - Sat 1 Feb

OTHELLO

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Mon 3 - Sat 8 Feb

GOD OF CARNAGE

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Mon 10 - Sat 15 Feb

BLITHE SPIRIT

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Mon 17 - Sat 22 Feb

BAND OF GOLD

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THE WOMAN IN BLACK

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RICHARD ALSTON DANCE COMPANY

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Wed 4 - Sat 7 Mar

ROOM ON THE BROOM

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CAMBRIDGE FOOTLIGHTS

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THE CROFT

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THE CAT AND THE CANARY

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THE GLEE CLUB

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ACCESS

assisted performances

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. CINDERELLA BSL Sunday 1 December, 1pm Relaxed Performance Saturday 14 December, 11am Audio Described Saturday 11 January, 1pm

Thursday 12 March, 7.45pm

AN INSPECTOR CALLS Audio Described

Saturday 21 March, 2.30pm Saturday 28 March, 2.30pm

GOD OF CARNAGE BSL

Wednesday 5 February, 7.45pm

BLITHE SPIRIT Audio Described

A MONSTER CALLS Captioned

Saturday 15 February, 2.30pm

THE CAT AND THE CANARY Audio Described Tuesday 7 April, 7.45pm

THE WOMAN IN BLACK BSL Wednesday 26 February, 7.45pm ROOM ON THE BROOM Relaxed Performance Thursday 5 March, 10.30am Pre-show PR Post-show PS Audio-described A

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THE GLEE CLUB Captioned

Wednesday 15 April, 7.45pm

ENGLISH TOURING OPERA Audio Described Wednesday 29 April, 7.30pm BSL B

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welcome Welcome to our Spring 2020 season. The longer I work in theatre, the more I realise that great productions are really about empathy. Done well, they give us a chance try on other people’s lives for size and imagine ourselves in situations that we would not ordinarily face. It can help us understand the views and worries of people in very different walks of life, across multiple historic and future time frames, sometimes just to see what issues others are facing or even what they find funny! Over recent months I have found myself cheering on girls in an old fashioned boarding school; touching on the agonies faced by the parents of a child murdered by a serial killer; cringing at the antics of public schoolboys in full flow; despairing at the lives faced by a group of visitors to a soon to be closed community centre; feeling the regrets of a dying father in Ancient Greece; being totally side swiped by revelations about otherwise conventional lives and not understanding why I found the sight of a play going wrong really very funny! Our coming season will take us to the essence of jealousy and cruelty; the realisation that we are not as civilised as we think; that many of us continue to believe in the spirit world; that passion often demolishes rationality; that we all enjoy a good sing song; the world is not always as it seems at first; that there is something in us that loves to be scared; that primal forces can lift us through dark times and that music cuts through to the heart. I’m hoping the season will help me to see the world through fresh eyes and to empathise more with other people’s point of view. As I write, we are in the midst of a fractious election campaign and the Brexit cloud continues to hang over all of us. Our national debate seems extreme, ignores the nuance in situations and fails to empathise with the concerns of ordinary people. Perhaps theatre and our Theatre, in particular, can help if only in a small way to

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bring us together and to help us understand each other just a little more. I hope you find something in this fabulous season that inspires you to join us. Rehearsals for our home-grown pantomime Cinderella are now in full swing. The Ugly Sisters are getting uglier by the day, Buttons is capturing our hearts, we are rooting for Prince Charming in his quest to find his true purpose and we all want to help Cinders find her way to the arms of her true love. The scenery has arrived, the horse and carriage is going through its pre-flight checks and finishing touches are being made to the fantastic music. There will be 70 performances and we will be welcoming around 35,000 excited customers, including around 15,000 children. Audiences, from toddlers to great grandparents, can all enjoy a family spectacle, laugh together and go home giggling. The fun begins on Thursday 28 November and tickets are selling fast. Don’t miss out! Thank you, as ever, for your steadfast support and I hope that I will see you again soon at Cambridge Arts Theatre. With my best wishes

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Matti Aijala; Simon Aldridge; Lord Archer & Dame Mary Archer; Paul Bailey & Ann Fisher; Elizabeth Armstrong; Iain Bratchie; Karen & Steve Brine; Sir Geoffrey & Lady Olwen Cass; Charles & Angela Chadwyck-Healey; David Charters & Penny Morris; John & Jennifer Crompton; Sir Richard Dearlove; Sean & Katie Dudley; Stuart & Brenda Evans; Geoff Ferreira; Marcus Fletcher; Shaun & Pauline Grady; Margaret Grass; Roger & Josephine Hall; Andrew & Sophie Horton; Caroline Hulme; Hanadi Jabado; Greg & Sarah Knight; Ian & Annette Lines; David Mansfield; Roger & Susan May; Stephen & Hilary May; Ronald McGlade; Professor Hugh Mellor; Rory Morrison-Smith; Lucian Nethsingha; Menelas & Kelly Pangalos; Mary Rayner; Alan & Barbara Richardson; Colin & Cora Roberts; Kathy & Andrew Robinson; Brian Shaffer

Steve Alsop; Chris & Masa Amatt; Ann Austen; R S Ayres; Chris & Margaret Baker; Peter Baker; Dr Denis Bartlett; Mr & Mrs Bates; Jane Biddle; John & Jacqueline Beadsmoore; Laura Bonhomme; Sarah Bradfield; Graham Bragg; Jeanette Bromley; Fiona Bryant; Francis & Jo Burkitt; Gordon & Julie Campbell; Christine Carpenter; Mr & Mrs Adrian Cassidy; John & Charlotte Chambers; Timothy Clarke; Jan Collie; Geoffrey Cook; Katheryn Copping; Fiona Cornish; Nigel Corrigan; Kathryn Coutts; Richard & Caroline Crane; Robert Curry; Joyce Dale; Peter & Viv Dee; Sarah Dickinson; Steve Dickinson; Christine Dyer; Guy & Veronica Edwards; Shirley Ellis; Lorraine Fahey; Stuart Fairclough; Ilaria Falciatori; Mr J & Mrs S Farmer; Amanda Farnsworth; Bernard Farrant; Lona Fedorowicz; Ken Ford; Glen & Julie Gadsby; Mrs C A Gardner; Rachel Gardner; Keith Gentle; David Girling; Gyles Glover; Victoria Goodbody; Helen Groves & Justin Lee; Margaret Hallifax; Martin Harmer & Wendy Lamb; Jenny Heinzelmann; Fran Hester; Valerie Hill; Cathy Holding; Bernadette Howells; Antony P Hurden; Geoffrey Hush & Irene Sylvia Lloyd; Holly Lucas; Janet Luck; Adrienne Jackson; C Jenkins; David & Michelle King; Christiane Krueger; Patrick Lavelle; John Lebus; Mr S & Mrs J Leslie; Christoph Loch & Ingela Bjork Loch; Anil Malhotra; Anna & Caleb Marchent; Mr & Mrs McGlade; Gabriele Michel; Mary-Ann Middleton; Richard Morris; Julie Moss; John & Patricia Mott; David Moxon; Jenny Page; C M Parsons; Rosemary Payne; John Pell; Helen Pemberton; Chris Potter; John Prestage; Matthew & Sally Punshon; Bronwyn & Laurence Ramsay; Ian Rawley; Lynn Reader; Susan Richards; Anthony Roberts; J Roberts; Jenny Robson; Victoria Roles; M E Saberton; Mr & Mrs Johnnie Sam; Christine Schwick; Christopher Schwick; John Shields; John Short; Liz & Dave Silver; Ian Sims; Christopher & Cherrill Skey; Brian Sloan; Paul Smith; Iain & Irena Spence; Julie Stopher; Mr A J & Dame Veronica Sutherland; Steve Thompson; Stephen & Lorraine Thornton; Lynn Tilley; Michael Topham; Samantha Torrent; Paul & Eileen Treadwell; Steve & Traci Twait; Astrid Whiskin; Eva Whitton; Dale & Helen Williams; Simon Wingfield; Suzanna Wood; Noel Woodgate; Juliet Wright; Robert Young; Anonymous

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THURSDAY 28 NOVEMBER 2019 – SATURDAY 11 JANUARY 2020

Directed by Phil Clark Written by Al Lockhart-Morley

Ugly Sister

Fairy Godmother

Cinderella

Ugly Sister

Buttons

Prince Charming

Baron Hardup

Dandini

Cambridge Arts Theatre’s spectacular family pantomime is back with the most magical tale of all: CINDERELLA. Cinderella is working her fingers to the bone, dreaming of a better life, while her two Ugly Sisters plot and scheme. But after a surprise visit from her Fairy Godmother, Cinderella’s life is turned upside down. Cinderella is transported from rags to riches into a world of glittering ballgowns, enchantment and handsome princes…but do happy endings only exist in fairy tales? The star-studded cast includes the return of the legendary ballet dancer and TV personality Wayne Sleep, Bergerac and Woof!’s Liza Goddard and Cambridge’s pantomime favourite Matt Crosby. Joining them will be Coronation Street’s Kevin Kennedy, Charlotte Kennedy (Les Misérables), Isaac Stanmore (Hetty Feather), Emily Squibb (The Wizard of Oz) and Nancy Hill (Legally Blonde, Hairspray).

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WORK & PLAY

OPPORTUNITIES FOR YOUR BUSINESS Cambridge Arts Theatre’s busy programme provides

a superb range of opportunities for corporate partnerships. Whether your interest is in connecting with our audiences, raising your company profile, entertaining clients or rewarding staff, a partnership can be tailored to support your business needs.

We also offer a diverse range of function spaces for daytime meetings, evening events and conferences. We provide a full event management service, a range of

catering options and a host of creative ideas to bring the theatre to the occasion. For more information on how your business can benefit, please contact Ben Thurbon on bthurbon@cambridgeartstheatre.com or call 01223 578908.

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For One Night Only SUNDAY 8 & SUNDAY 15 MARCH

Following the success of 2019, Cambridge Footlights are back by popular demand with two nights of hilarious new comedy! Cambridge Footlights are the world-famous comedy troupe who first aired the talents of some of the foremost British comedians and actors of this century. Founded in 1880, this university drama society boasts an impressive alumni including Stephen Fry, Hugh Laurie, Trevor Nunn and Peter Shaffer. Join Footlights for two nights showcasing the finest sketches, songs and stand-up from some of the country’s finest student comedians. Early booking is highly recommended!

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MONDAY 13 – SATURDAY 18 JANUARY THEATRE ROYAL BATH PRODUCTIONS PRESENT

‘A sinfully enjoyable adaptation’ THE IRISH TIMES

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HELEN GEORGE

SIMON SHEPHERD

JACK HOLDEN

Adapted from the novel by

DAPHNE DU MAURIER by JOSEPH O’CONNOR Directed by ANTHONY BANKS Murderess, seducer, thief, enchantress – or merely a woman intent on survival? Alluring, exotic and unconventional, Countess Rachel Sangaletti travels from Florence to the Ashley Estate in Cornwall, home of her recently deceased husband. Her presence in the house arouses dark suspicions and uncontrollable desires, not least in young Philip, cousin and heir to the Ashley home. Feverish passion battles reason in this classic gothic romance set in the wild landscape of the rock-ribbed Cornish coast. Helen George plays the deliciously enigmatic Rachel. Known for her role as Trixie Franklin in eight series of Call the Midwife, her recent stage credits include After Miss Julie and Love In Idleness. Simon Shepherd’s many credits include ITV’s Peak Practice and West End productions of Posh, The Duck House and Art. Jack Holden’s recent theatre credits include the National Theatre’s War Horse, A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Ink. Anthony Banks was Associate Director at the National Theatre between 2004-2014. His credits include The Girl on the Train, Strangers on a Train, Gaslight and After Miss Julie. This menacing psychological thriller by the author of Rebecca and Don’t Look Now, enthralled readers when it was first published in 1951 and went on to become an international best seller.

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WEDNESDAY 22 – SATURDAY 25 JANUARY CAMBRIDGE OPERATIC SOCIETY PRESENTS

Music by RICHARD RODGERS Lyrics by OSCAR HAMMERSTEIN Book by HOWARD LINDSAY and RUSSEL CROUSE Suggested by ‘The Trapp Family Singers’ by MARIA AUGUSTA TRAPP An amateur production by arrangement with R&H THEATRICALS EUROPE Fill your heart with a story of bravery and love as Cambridge Operatic Society revive the beloved musical The Sound of Music in a sparkling new production. Austria, 1938. Join the free-spirited, life-loving Maria as she leaves Salzburg’s nunnery, Nonnberg Abbey, to tutor the seven von Trapp children. Teaching them how to sing becomes the catalyst for a new way of life for the children and for their strict father, the widowed Captain von Trapp, to understand what is truly important in life. Mark Turnbull, director of CaOS’ previous production of My Fair Lady, returns to lead a multi-talented local cast in what is arguably the world’s favourite musical. The creative team also includes Musical Director Lucas Elkin and choreographer Kathie Pugh. With characters as joyful and fresh as mountain air, and featuring much loved songs such as Do-Re-Mi, My Favourite Things and How Do You Solve a Problem Like Maria?, you’ll never forget The Sound of Music!

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WEDNESDAY 29 JANUARY – SATURDAY 1 FEBRUARY THE MARLOWE SOCIETY PRESENTS

OTHELLO BY WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE DIRECTED BY JOHN HAIDAR

‘I am not what I am.’ Othello has married Desdemona in secret. Iago has a vendetta to attend to. Before long, all three are caught in a web of lies and deceit that threatens to destroy them and everyone they love. The Marlowe Society (“a powerhouse of theatrical expertise” – Ian McKellen), returns to Cambridge Arts Theatre after its string of recent successful productions including Much Ado About Nothing and Romeo and Juliet. Cambridge University’s leading dramatic institution, The Marlowe Society has launched the careers of some of Britain’s greatest actors including Derek Jacobi, Simon Russell Beale, Emma Thompson and Rachel Weisz.

WEDNESDAY – SATURDAY, 7.45PM AND SATURDAY, 2.30PM: £18/£25/£30 THURSDAY, 2.30PM: £18/£25 STUDENTS: £18

John Haidar returns to Cambridge Arts Theatre following his acclaimed production of Headlong’s Richard III to direct Shakespeare’s great tragedy of jealousy for The Marlowe Society.

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MONDAY 3 – SATURDAY 8 FEBRUARY THEATRE ROYAL BATH PRODUCTIONS PRESENT

STARRING ELIZABETH MCGOVERN NIGEL LINDSAY SIMON PAISLEY DAY SAMANTHA SPIRO

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‘WILDLY FUNNY’ SUNDAY EXPRESS

★★★★ ‘ELIZABETH MCGOVERN IS ON CRACKING COMIC FORM’ DAILY MAIL

★★★★★ ‘MIDDLE-CLASS SAVAGERY HAS NEVER BEEN SO MUCH FUN’ THE TIMES 14

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BY YASMINA REZA TRANSLATED BY CHRISTOPHER HAMPTON DIRECTED BY LINDSAY POSNER DESIGNED BY PETER MCKINTOSH Winner of the Tony Award for Best Play and the Olivier Award for Best New Comedy, this ruthlessly comic study of middle-class parenting is one of the most successful plays in the history of the West End. When eleven-year-old Ferdinand hits eleven-year-old Bruno with a stick in a playground punch-up and knocks out two of his teeth, the enlightened parents meet to talk things over. But once the niceties are done with and the drink starts flowing, it is the parents who turn into spoilt brats. Elizabeth McGovern is best known for her performance as Cora Crawley, Countess of Grantham in Downton Abbey, for which she was nominated for an Emmy Award and Golden Globe. She received an Academy Award nomination for the 1981 film Ragtime. Her other credits include Ordinary People, Once Upon a Time in America, The Handmaid’s Tale and The Wings of the Dove. God of Carnage is directed by award-winning director Lindsay Posner who has worked extensively in the West End and at the Royal Court Theatre, Royal Shakespeare Company and National Theatre. Age guidance 14+

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NOËL COWARD’S

STARRING JENNIFER SAUNDERS GEOFFREY STREATFEILD • LISA DILLON • EMMA NAOMI SIMON COATES • LUCY ROBINSON • ROSE WARDLAW

BY NOËL COWARD DIRECTED BY RICHARD EYRE

Jennifer Saunders is one of the UK’s most popular comic actresses. Her gleefully funny performance as the eccentric clairvoyant, Madame Arcati, has delighted both critics and audiences alike. With a distinguished creative team who have won a plethora of awards between them, this is a Blithe Spirit full of sparkling and spirit-lifting hijinks. Novelist Charles Condomine and his second wife Ruth are literally haunted by a past relationship when an eccentric medium – Madame Arcati – inadvertently conjures up the ghost of his first wife, Elvira, at a séance. When she appears, visible only to Charles, and determined to sabotage his current marriage, life – and the afterlife – get complicated. Jennifer Saunders is much loved for the sketch show French and Saunders, for which she and Dawn French received a BAFTA fellowship in 2009, and for the hit comedy series and subsequent film, Absolutely Fabulous, which she both starred in and wrote.

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MONDAY 17 – SATURDAY 22 FEBRUARY

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KAY MELLOR HAS DONE IT AGAIN AND HAS ANOTHER HIT ON HER HANDS on Kay Mellor’s Fat Friends The Musical WEDNESDAY 4 – SATURDAYWhatsGoodToDo 7 MARCH XXX PRODUCTION

LAURIE BRETT | GAYNOR FAYE KIERON RICHARDSON | SHAYNE WARD

ANDREW DUNN | SACHA PARKINSON | EMMA OSMAN Following the huge, sell-out success of Fat Friends The Musical, Kay Mellor makes a triumphant return with a star-studded cast in the world premiere stage production of her multi-award winning TV series Band of Gold. Band of Gold was the ground-breaking crime drama that captivated over 15 million viewers each week when it aired on ITV and revolved around a group of women – Carol, Rose, Anita and Gina. At times heart-breaking and humorous, Band of Gold tells the story of how a young mother is drawn into the notorious red-light district. With a killer on the loose it’s a battle to survive! Starring Gaynor Faye (Emmerdale, The Playing Field, Calendar Girls), Laurie Brett (EastEnders, Waterloo Road, Les Misérables), and introducing Emma Osman. They will be joined by awardwinning TV stars Shayne Ward (Coronation Street, Rock of Ages, The X-Factor), Kieron Richardson (Hollyoaks, Heartbeat), Sacha Parkinson (Mr. Selfridge, The Mill) and Andrew Dunn (Dinnerladies, The Full Monty).

MONDAY – SATURDAY, 7.45PM AND SATURDAY, 2.30PM: £25/£35/£40/£45 THURSDAY, 2.30PM: £25/£35/£40

Don’t miss your chance to be one of the first to see the world premiere production of Kay Mellor’s thrilling new play.

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MONDAY 24 – SATURDAY 29 FEBRUARY

‘A REAL THRILL OF HORROR’ SUNDAY TIMES

SUSAN HILL’S

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‘A TRULY NERVE-SHREDDING EXPERIENCE’ DAILY MAIL

Join the millions of theatregoers worldwide who have experienced ‘the most brilliantly effective spine-chiller you will ever encounter’ (Daily Telegraph). Continuing its record-breaking run at the Fortune Theatre in London’s West End, The Woman in Black now embarks on a major UK tour! 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. Susan Hill’s acclaimed ghost story comes dramatically alive in Stephen Mallatratt’s ingenious stage adaption. This gripping production, directed by Robin Herford, is a brilliantly successful study in atmosphere, illusion and controlled horror. Age guidance 12+

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MONDAY 2 – TUESDAY 3 MARCH RICHARD ALSTON DANCE COMPANY PRESENT

Richard Alston Dance Company Final Edition

Voices and Light Footsteps Shine On A Far Cry Brahms Hungarian ‘The finest contemporary choreographer this nation has ever produced’

DAILY TELEGRAPH

Richard Alston Dance Company return to the Arts Theatre for their final ever tour. Don’t miss the outstanding dance company on stage for the last time, celebrating 25 years with a terrific programme of work. Featuring Alston’s new piece Shine On, performed to the song cycle On This Island by Britten and Auden, Voices and Light Footsteps, inspired by the glorious Madrigals and Sinfonias of Monteverdi, and A Far Cry by Martin Lawrance to an impassioned introduction and allegro by Edward Elgar, the evening ends with Brahms Hungarian, the hugely popular piano pieces played by Jason Ridgway.

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WEDNESDAY 4 – SATURDAY 7 MARCH

★★★★★

‘A truly theatrical feast’ THE LIST

★★★★

‘Perfect introduction to the theatre’ SUNDAY EXPRESS

IGGETY ZIGGETY ZAGGETY ZOOM! Jump on board the broom with the Witch and her cat in Tall Stories’ fun-filled adaptation of Room on the Broom, the best-selling picture book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler. The Witch and her cat are travelling on their broomstick when they pick up some hitch-hikers – a friendly dog, a beautiful green bird and a frantic frog. But this broomstick is not meant for five and – CRACK – it snaps in two… just as the hungry dragon appears! Will there ever be room on the broom for everyone? Find out in the magical Olivier Award nominated show for everyone aged 3 and up. Age guidance 3+ Running time 60 minutes (no interval)

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WEDNESDAY 11 – SATURDAY 14 MARCH THE ORIGINAL THEATRE COMPANY PRESENT

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STARRING

G W E N TAY L O R CAROLINE HARKER DREW CAIN T H E O R I G I N A L T H E AT R E C O M PA N Y P R E S E N T

A THRILLER BY ALI MILLES DIRECTED BY PHILIP FRANKS

‘A KILLER THRILLER TO KNOCK ‘EM DEAD’ D A I LY M A I L on Night Must Fall (2016)

In the remote Scottish Highlands two women arrive at a former Crofters Hut in the deserted village of Coillie Ghille. When the weekend getaway takes an unexpected turn, cut off from the modern world, Laura and Suzanne find themselves drawn into the dark history of the Croft and the lives that passed before them. In this bold and haunting play, the present interweaves with the past as ancient tales surface and the terrifying truth lurking in the Croft is revealed. Starring national treasure Gwen Taylor (Barbara, Coronation Street, Heartbeat) and Caroline Harker (Middlemarch, A Touch of Frost). Directed by award-winning director Philip Franks (The Habit of Art) and produced by The Original Theatre Company (The Habit of Art, Caroline’s Kitchen, Birdsong), The Croft will set your pulse racing this Spring. Age guidance 14+

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TUESDAY 17 – SATURDAY 21 MARCH

The National Theatre’s Landmark Production

J B PRIESTLEY’S CLASSIC THRILLER

AN INSPECTOR CALLS DIRECTED BY

STEPHEN DALDRY

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★★★★★ “Spectacular.

If you haven’t seen it, you must. If you have, see it again” MAIL ON SUNDAY

Stephen Daldry’s multi award-winning production for the National Theatre of An Inspector Calls returns after a sell-out London season and American tour. Daldry’s visionary, radical, challenging version of JB Priestley’s classic thriller, hailed as the theatrical event of its generation, has been seen by more than 4 million people worldwide. When Inspector Goole arrives unexpectedly at the prosperous Birling family home, their peaceful dinner party is shattered by his investigations into the death of a young woman. His startling revelations shake the very foundations of their lives and challenge us to all examine our consciences. More relevant now than ever, this is a must-see for a whole new generation of theatregoers. Age guidance 10+

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TUESDAY 24 – SATURDAY 28 MARCH GLOBAL CREATURES, JONATHAN CHURCH PRODUCTIONS AND CHICHESTER FESTIVAL THEATRE PRESENT THE OLD VIC PRODUCTION IN ASSOCIATION WITH BRISTOL OLD VIC

★★★★★

‘A MONSTER HIT’ The Times

★ ★★★

‘EXTRAORDINARILY MOVING’ The Independent

★★★★

‘AN EXHIL ARATING, RESOLUTELY TENDER IMAGINATIVE FEAT’ Sunday Times

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‘INVENTIVE AND MIGHTILY STIRRING’ Daily Telegraph

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THE OLIVIER AWARD - WINNING SHOW DIRECT FROM THE WEST END

Patrick Ness’s piercing novel A Monster Calls is brought vividly to life in the Olivier Award-winning production by visionary director Sally Cookson. Thirteen-year-old Conor and his mum have managed just fine since his dad moved away. But now his mum is sick and not getting any better. His grandmother won’t stop interfering and the kids at school won’t look him in the eye. Then, one night, Conor is woken by something at his window. A monster has come walking. It’s come to tell Conor tales from when it walked before. And when it’s finished, Conor must tell his own story and face his deepest fears.

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From the critically-acclaimed bestseller, A Monster Calls offers a dazzling insight into love, life and healing.

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This production is supported by Arts Council England through a National Lottery Project Grant award.

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Age guidance 10+

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On 4 December 1956 Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins gathered at Sun Records in Memphis, the studios of legendary record producer Sam Phillips, for what would be one of the greatest jam sessions of all time. Million Dollar Quartet brings that legendary night to life, featuring a score of rock hits including Blue Suede Shoes, Fever, That’s All Right, Sixteen Tons, Great Balls of Fire, Walk the Line, Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On, Who Do You Love?, Matchbox, Folsom Prison Blues, Hound Dog and many more.

MONDAY – SATURDAY, 7.45PM AND SATURDAY, 2.30PM: £20/£30/£35/£40 THURSDAY, 2.30PM: £20/£30/£35

Don’t miss your chance to discover the true story of one unforgettable night that made rock ‘n’ roll history!

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MONDAY 6 – SATURDAY 11 APRIL

BILL KENWRIGHT PRESENTS

A Machiavellian manor… where inheritance can be murder. Twenty years after the death of Mr West, his descendants gather to learn who will inherit his vast wealth and hidden family jewels. When the heir is revealed, the heritage hunters turn into prey and a chain of macabre events is set in motion; walls crack open, shadows loom and dark secrets are revealed. Will the heirs dare to face the haunting presence toying with them? When the cat prowls, the flock takes fright… Starring Britt Ekland (The Man with the Golden Gun, The Wicker Man), Dakota Blue Richards (Endeavour, Skins, Beecham House), Mark Jordon (Emmerdale, Casualty), Ben Nealon (Soldier Soldier) and Marti Webb (Blood Brothers, Le Cage Aux Folles). The Classic Thriller Company present a new adaptation of the murderous mystery which inspired three movies starring Bob Hope, Honor Blackman and Olivia Hussey.

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BILL WARD ‘Of all my years of growing up, I grew up in 1962…’ Five hard-working, hard-drinking miners and a church organist are rehearsing frantically for the local gala. This is the Glee Club, and though they’ve played their share of working men’s clubs, they are not exactly the vanguard of a musical revolution. But this is the summer of ’62. Britain and music are about to change forever. And so are the lives of these six men. A raucous comedy featuring live music, The Glee Club was first seen at the Bush Theatre in 2002 and soon transferred to the West End.

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The Glee Club stars Bill Ward (Coronation Street, Emmerdale), straight from the West End production of Everybody’s Talking About Jamie.

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TUESDAY 28 APRIL – SATURDAY 2 MAY ENGLISH TOURING OPERA PRESENT

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C O S Ì FA N T U T T E GIULI O C ESARE C O S Ì FA N T U T T E BY M O Z A R T

SUNG IN ENGLISH

Tuesday 28 April, Wednesday 29 April & Friday 1 May

Mozart’s combination of glorious music and farcical comedy make Così fan tutte an enduring favourite, a story of young love and fidelity. It is in many ways Mozart’s most perfect opera and was his third collaboration with librettist Da Ponte following their successes with The Marriage of Figaro and Don Giovanni. Director Laura Attridge breathes new life into this classic opera, this is a Così unlike any you’ve seen before.

GIULIO CESARE BY H A N D E L

Thursday 30 April & Saturday 2 May

S U N G I N I TA L I A N W I T H E N G L I S H S U R T I T L E S

BY MOZART

BY HANDEL

★★★★ ★★★★ ★★★★ ★★★★ THE TIMES

GUARDIAN

WHATSONSTAGE

THE STAGE (ON GIULIO CESARE)

One of Handel’s most celebrated operas: a story of passion and revenge, featuring a treasure trove of great arias with immense dramatic intensity. The opera follows the events surrounding Julius Caesar’s conquest of Egypt, as well as his uneasy alliance and romance with fabled Egyptian queen, Cleopatra.

TUESDAY – SATURDAY, 7.30PM: £25/£35/£40/£45

Handel’s epic opera returns in an adapted revival of ETO’s widely acclaimed 2017 production, led by Artistic Director James Conway and conductor Jonathan Peter Kenny who will lead the Old Street Band.

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MONDAY 8 – SATURDAY 13 JUNE

Photo: Francis Loney

REGAN DE WYNTER WILLIAMS PRESENT

‘The zippiest, wittiest and cleverest version of a Gilbert and Sullivan operetta… brilliantly inventive’

‘A joy from start to finish. If only all musical theatre productions were this witty, sincere and well-crafted’

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THE PUBLIC REVIEWS

The award-winning team behind The Pirates of Penzance and The Mikado take you below deck where World War II troops distract from the horrors above board with Gilbert and Sullivan’s H.M.S. Pinafore, or The Lass That Loved a Sailor. With infectious tunes and a beautifully constructed libretto, it deals with the age-old conundrum of love between social classes. Joyful, witty and fun for all the family!

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year is booking up fast. This year we are delig Cambridge Arts Theatre programmes a diverse range of shows in order to supplement and support all stages of the complement your visit. curriculum. We offer a variety of activities and materials designed to complement performances and provide classro Suitable for ages 1 – 101! resources so that your students’ educational experience doesn’t end with the final curtain.

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Cambridge Arts Theatre programmes a diverse range of shows in order to supplement and support all stages of the national

Wednesday 29provide January –allSaturday 16 – Saturday 19range October curriculum. We offer aWednesday variety of activities and materials designed to complement and classroom Cambridge Arts Theatre programmes a diverse of shows in order toperformances supplement and support stages of1 Februa ‘I am not what I am.’ Shakespeare’s great The triennial Cambridge Greek Play returns to the Arts Theatre. Performed in the original Greek withtra E resources so that your students’ educational experience doesn’t end with the final curtain. the national curriculum. We offer a variety of activities and materials designed to complement performances and leading dramatic Thelanguage. Marlowe So surtitles, this is a rare and exciting opportunity to experience Greek theatre institution in the original P provide classroomTHE resources so that your students’ educational experience doesn’t end with the final curtain. PLAY: OEDIPUS AT COLONUS theatre trip for English and Drama students andCAMBRIDGE post-show talksGREEK are available, please get in touch for more information. Wednesday 16 –ages Saturday Suitable for ages 12+ Suitable for 12+ 19 October

The triennial Cambridge Greek Play returns to the Arts Theatre. Performed in the original Greek with English surtitles, this is a rare and exciting opportunity to experience Greek theatre in the original Pre-show ROOM ON THElanguage. BROOM CINDERELLA and post-show talks are available, Wednesday 4 – Saturday 7 March Thursday 28 November 2019 – please get in touch for more information. Suitable for11ages 12+ 2020 The Witch and her cat are travelling on Saturday January their broomstick when they 29 pick-up some AThursday mesmerising of rags to2019 riches, 28 tale November – Saturday 11 January 2020 Monday 24 – Saturday February a beautiful Cinderella thewelcomed perfect introduction Last yeariswe almost 7,000 teachers and pupilshitch-hikers: to the theatre for ourdog, school-specific perform Susan Hill’sa friendly acclaimed ghost story has been green bird and a frantic frog. But this CINDERELLA to live theatre, and performances are of Aladdin. A mesmerising tale of rags to riches, Cinderella is the perfect introduction theatre and brilliantly successful studyto inlive atmosphere, ill broomstick is not meant for five… Thursday – Saturday booking 28 up November fast. Get in2019 touch about 11 January 2020 year is booking up fast. This year we are delighted to offer bespoke pantomime workshops and assemb students learning about gothic tropes and th Last we welcomed almost 7,000 teachers and pupils to the theatre for our school-specific A charming tale for agesperformances 3+ ouryear school-specific shows now. complement your visit. Age guidance 12+ ofSuitable Aladdin.for A mesmerising ages 1-101! tale of rags to riches, Cinderella is the perfect introduction to live theatre and this Suitable forup ages – 101! year is booking fast.1 This year we are delighted to offer bespoke pantomime workshops and assemblies to complement your visit. Suitable for ages 1 – 101!

CINDERELLA

THE WOMAN IN BLACK

OTHELLO OTHELLO Wednesday 29 29 January – – Saturday 1 February Wednesday January OTHELLO Saturday 1 February

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Tuesday 17 –17Saturday 21 March Tuesday – Saturday 21 March This seminal production of than AnbyInspector ‘I am not 29 what I am.’– Saturday Shakespeare’s great tragedy of jealousy, Othello is performed Cambridge Univin Winning more awards any other play Wednesday January 1 February has thrilled over million people amnot notwhat what I am.’ Shakespeare’s leading dramatic institution The after a string of 4successful productions. Th 4 million people worldwide. The English ‘I ‘Iam I am.’ Shakespeare’s greatMarlowe tragedy ofSociety, jealousy, returning OthelloCalls isover performed by Cambridge University’s worldwide and its profound message is is more great tragedy jealousy, is leading dramatic institution The Society, returning afterShakespeare’s a string of successful The theatre trip of for EnglishOthello andMarlowe Drama students studying epic story of lies andperfect deceit. students and itsproductions. profound message morestory relevant now than ever. This is a performed byEnglish Cambridge University’s theatre trip for and Drama students studying Shakespeare’s epic of liesof and deceit. Suitable for ages 12+ generation theatregoers. must-see for a whole new generation of leadingfor dramatic Suitable ages 12+institution The Suitable for ages 10+ theatregoers. Marlowe Society. The perfect theatre Suitable for ages 10+ trip for English and Drama students. Suitable for ages 12+

THE WOMAN IN BLACK PRE-SHOW TALKS (BOOKING ESSENTIAL) THE WOMAN IN BLACK

Monday 24 –24 Saturday 29 February Monday – Saturday 29 February Susan Hill’s acclaimed ghost story has beenhas adapted into the most terrifying stage experience of allexperience time; a Athe MONSTER CALLS THE WOMAN IN BLACK The Cambridge Greek Play Wednesday 16 Oct Susan Hill’s acclaimed ghost story been adapted into most terrifying stage of all tim brilliantly successful study29 inFebruary atmosphere, illusion and controlled Perfect for KS3 English Tuesday 24 – Saturday 28 and March Monday 24 –successful Saturday Thursday 17 Drama Oct English and Dr brilliantly study in atmosphere, illusion andhorror. controlled horror. Perfect for KS3 students learning about gothic tropes and theatrical devices. Patrick Ness’s piercing A Monster Susan Hill’s acclaimed ghostgothic story has Fridaynovel 18 Oct students learning about tropes and theatrical devices. Age guidance 12+into the most terrifying Calls is brought vividly to life inOct, this all at 1.30pm been adapted Saturday 19 Age guidance 12+ love, life and healing. stage experience of all time. Perfect The Lovely Bones dazzling insight into Tuesday 5 Nov, 6.30pm With its colourfulThursday and emotive for KS3 English and Drama students Othello 30 storytelling, Jan, 6.30pm this is the perfectWednesday show to inspire AN INSPECTOR CALLS learning about gothic tropes and The Woman in Black 26 the Feb, 6.30pm Tuesday 17 –devices. Saturday 21 March imaginations of Year 7 and 8 students. theatrical Richard Alston Dance Company Monday 2 Mar, 6.30pm Winning more awards play in history, this seminal production of An Inspector 10+ Calls has thrilled Suitable for17ages 12+than any Tuesday – Saturday 21 other March An Inspector Calls Suitable for agesWednesday 18 Mar, 6.30pm over 4 million people worldwide. The English and Drama curriculum makes the play vital viewing for GCSE Winning more awards than any other play in history, this seminal production of Annew Inspector Calls has students and its profound message is more relevant now than ever. This is a must-see for a whole over 4 million people worldwide. The English and Drama curriculum makes vital viewing for G If you would likethe to play discuss the educationa generation of theatregoers. please Osborne 01223new 57 students and10+ its profound message is more relevant now than ever.contact This is Rachel a must-see for aon whole Suitable for ages

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ThursdayESSENTIAL) 30 Jan, 6.30pm TALKS (BOOKING

The Woman in Black Wednesday 26 Feb, 6.30pm The Cambridge Greek Play Wednesday 16 Oct Richard Alston Dance Company Monday Thursday217Mar, Oct 6.30pm

POST-SHOW TALKS

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Othello Thursday 30 Jan, 7.45pm Malory Towers Friday 6 Sep, 7.45pm God of Carnage Wednesday Feb,7.45pm 7.45pm The Girl on the Train Wednesday 25 5Sep, The Cambridge Greek Play Thursday 17 Oct, A Monster Calls Wednesday 257.45pm Mar, 7.45pm Tuesday 5 Nov, 7.45pm The Lovely Bones Towers Friday 6 Sep, 7.45pm The Cat Malory and the Canary Tuesday 7 Apr, 7.45pm Othello 30 Jan, 7.45pm The Girl on the TrainThursday Wednesday 25 Sep, 7 The Glee Club Wednesday 15 Apr, 7.45pm A Monster Calls Wednesday 25 Mar, 7.45pm

PRE-SHOW TALKS (BOOKING ESSENTIAL) Friday 18 Oct An Inspector Calls

Wednesday 18 Mar, 6.30pm Saturday 19 Oct, at 1.30pm The Cambridge Greek Play Tuesday Wednesday 16 Oct English Touring Opera 28 Apr, all 6.30pm The Lovely Bones Tuesday 5 Nov, 6.30pm Thursday 176.30pm Oct Othello Thursday 30 Apr, Thursday 30 Jan, 6.30pm Friday 18 Oct Wednesday Feb, 6.30pm The Woman in Black Friday 1 May,266.30pm Saturday Oct, all at 1.30pm Richard Alston Dance Company Monday 2 Mar, 19 6.30pm The Lovely Bones Tuesday Nov, 6.30pm An Inspector Calls Wednesday 18 5Mar, 6.30pm

POST-SHOW TALKS

The Cambridge Greek Play The Lovely Bones Othello A Monster Calls

Thursday 17 Oct, 7.45 Tuesday 5 Nov, 7.45pm Thursday 30 Jan, 7.45 Wednesday 25 Mar, 7

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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

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IN PERSON

Monday to Saturday, 12noon – 8pm including Bank Holidays.

BY TELEPHONE

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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. Exchanges and resales may be made under certain conditions; please contact the Box Office for details of our policy.

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 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 and must be stored in our cloakroom: 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. We strongly urge you to leave all bags at home or in your car, where it is practical. If you bring them to the Theatre you will be asked to check them in to the cloakroom which is situated on the first floor past the Stalls Bar (Peas Hill entrance). Customers with access needs who wish to check in bags should make themselves known to the Duty Manager. 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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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 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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