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Thu 30 Nov 2017 - Sun 7 Jan 2018 JACK AND THE BEANSTALK

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Mon 7 - Sat 12 Aug

THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG

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Wed 6 - Sat 16 Sept

THE REAL THING

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Tue 19 - Sat 23 Sept

WAIT UNTIL DARK

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Mon 25 - Sat 30 Sept

THE KITE RUNNER

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Tue 3 - Sat 7 Oct

RULES FOR LIVING

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Sun 8 Oct

CLARE TEAL

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Mon 9 - Sat 14 Oct

DUET FOR ONE

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Sun 15 Oct

CELEBRATING BLUE NOTE JAZZ

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Mon 16 - Sat 21 Oct

THE BEST MAN

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Sun 22 - Mon 23 Oct

BALLETBOYZ: FOURTEEN DAYS

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Wed 25 - Sun 29 Oct

AWFUL AUNTIE

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Mon 30 Oct - Sat 4 Nov

HOW THE OTHER HALF LOVES

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Mon 6 - Sat 11 Nov

DRIVING MISS DAISY

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Sun 12 Nov

DAVID STARKEY

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Tue 14 - Sat 18 Nov

AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS

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Wed 15 - Sat 18 Nov

THE GRUFFALO’S CHILD

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Tue 21 - Sat 25 Nov

PEOPLE, PLACES & THINGS

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Wed 17 - Sat 20 Jan

SWEENEY TODD

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Thu 1 - Sat 10 Feb

PRESSURE

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Wed 14 - Sat 24 Feb

ART

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Tue 6 - Sat 10 Mar

THE WEIR

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Tue 13 - Sat 17 Mar

THIS HOUSE

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Tue 20 - Sat 24 Mar

THE JUNGLE BOOK

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Mon 26 - Sat 31 Mar

THE WINSLOW BOY

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Mon 23 - Sat 28 Apr

MARY STUART

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EDUCATION

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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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THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG Audio Described Saturday 12 August, 2.30pm

THE BEST MAN Audio Described

THE KITE RUNNER Audio Described

Saturday 30 September, 2.30pm

AWFUL AUNTIE Relaxed Performance Wednesday 25 October, 7pm

RULES FOR LIVING Captioned Audio Described

Thursday 5 October, 7.45pm Saturday 7 October, 2.30pm

DUET FOR ONE BSL

Wednesday 11 October, 7.45pm

Saturday 21 October, 2.30pm

AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS Relaxed Performance Wednesday 15 November, 7pm JACK AND THE BEANSTALK BSL Sunday 3 December, 1pm Relaxed Performance Saturday 16 December, 11am Audio Described Saturday 6 January, 1pm

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welcome Welcome to our extended autumn/spring season. Creating a programme for our main stage is an all year-round task and we are constantly on the lookout for the best theatre from the UK and beyond. This season it’s particularly difficult to choose the best productions from such a strong line-up but there are some that deserve special mention as my personal ‘top picks’. We are the final venue on the post-West End tour of Mary Stuart, a huge success for the Almeida Theatre in 2016 and sure to be a sell-out when it visits with the original leads, Juliet Stevenson and Lia Williams, deciding on a coin toss at the start of each performance who takes the role of Queen Elizabeth or Mary Queen of Scots. Fresh from a sell-out West End run, the UK tour of Art, starring Nigel Havers, Stephen Tompkinson and Denis Lawson, begins its life in Cambridge and is sure to have us all pondering the true meaning (or not) of modern art once again. Jemma Redgrave and Oliver Cotton will team up in the intensely moving Duet for One, inspired by the life of Jacqueline du Pré, to tell the story of a celebrated musician whose career is tragically cut short by illness. Two plays visit Cambridge direct from sell-out success at the National Theatre and subsequent West End transfers: James Graham’s hit, This House, offers an apposite insight into today’s political landscape by harking back to the machinations of Labour Whips during a hung parliament in the 1970’s; whilst People, Places & Things, Headlong Theatre’s must-see 2015 production, is a theatrical tourde-force in its depiction of a young woman’s struggle with addiction. Our co-producing efforts continue this season and see us collaborating with more new companies to bring highquality theatre to the regions and our stage. We will be producing, along with Theatre Royal Bath and the Rose Theatre, Kingston, a major UK revival of Tom Stoppard’s celebrated hit, The Real Thing, starring Laurence Fox which opens with us in September; February sees us working with the Touring Consortium and Jonathan Church Productions to produce David Haig in his new Cambridge Arts Theatre is managed by The Cambridge Arts Theatre Trust Ltd. Registered in England No. 03536370 Registered Charity No. 1069912. Registered Office: 6 St Edward’s Passage, Cambridge CB2 3PJ VAT Registration No. 229 1368 04

play, Pressure, a moving drama about the weatherman tasked with advising Eisenhower’s final preparations for the D-Day landings. Remember that members of our Supporters’ Circle get priority access to on-sale periods of up to two weeks before the general public for most shows. If you’re reading this and wishing you could have booked front row seats for any of our forthcoming productions, contact our Development team for information on how you can get an enhanced theatregoing experience whilst supporting our charitable aims. Please be aware that following professional advice, we have introduced important additional safety measures in the Theatre. We are no longer able to allow rucksacks, holdalls, shopping bags or any bag larger than 35cm x 25cm into the auditorium. This is to eliminate potential trip hazards in our cramped auditorium in the event of an emergency evacuation for whatever reason. You can find full information on our website. I urge you to help us wherever possible by leaving your large bags at home, but if you are not able to, you will be asked to make use of our free cloakroom facilities when you visit. Thank you to all of you who have been supportive of these changes and offered positive feedback on this policy. I do hope you find many things to tempt you in our forthcoming season and we look forward to welcoming you to Cambridge Arts Theatre again soon. With kindest regards,

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THURSDAY 30 NOVEMBER 2017 – SUNDAY 7 JANUARY 2018

Cambridge Arts Theatre presents this year’s traditional family pantomime Sponsored by

Directed by CAROLE TODD

Get ready for the climb of your life this Christmas as Cambridge Arts Theatre presents this year’s spectacular family pantomime: JACK AND THE BEANSTALK. The creative team behind last year’s ‘MAGNIFICENT’ (Hunts Post) ‘LEGENDARY’ (Cambridge News) smash-hit production of Dick Whittington are back again with a giant of an adventure that’s perfect for the whole family! The Trott family are down on their luck and need to make money... and fast! When Jack takes their beloved cow Daisy to market, all he gets for her are three measly beans. But these are no ordinary beans! Jack wakes to find an enormous beanstalk slap-bang in the middle of his mum’s beloved vegetable patch. But his adventures are only just beginning! Featuring all your favourite pantomime characters and Cambridge Arts Theatre’s trademark blend of songs, laughter, joy and magic, make it a Christmas to remember with a visit to the home of family entertainment. STARRING CAMBRIDGE’S FAVOURITE DAME

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SCHOOLS’ TICKETS: £15 – AVAILABLE FOR PERFORMANCES HIGHLIGHTED IN RED ONLY. ALL TICKET PRICES INCLUDE A £3 PER-TICKET BOOKING FEE. Discounts: Only one discount applies; no discounts on children’s tickets, lower priced seats or the Preview.

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For One Night Only SUNDAY 8 OCTOBER

CLARE TEAL AND HER MINI BIG BAND THE ELLA FITZGERALD LEGACY

2017 marks the centenary of the original first lady of song, Ella Fitzgerald’s birth. From her early days with Chick Webb at the height of the Swing era to her work in the 50’s and 60’s with Norman Granz, culminating in the most treasured songbook series ever recorded, award-winning jazz vocalist and Radio 2 presenter Clare Teal endeavours to explore the many facets of this incredible singer. From small band to big band, from the warmth of studio sessions to the joyful exuberance of Fitzgerald’s live performances, Clare Teal will be aided by a band of the finest jazz musicians in the land.

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Celebrated songs include A-Tisket, A-Tasket, I Get A Kick Out of You, Manhattan, Everytime We Say Goodbye, Let’s Do It Let’s Fall in Love, I Only Have Eyes for You and Mack the Knife.

7.45PM: £19/£29/£34 ALL TICKET PRICES INCLUDE A £3 PER-TICKET BOOKING FEE

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For One Night Only SUNDAY 15 OCTOBER

CELEBRATING BLUE NOTE JAZZ Following last year’s successful Miles & Coltrane @ 90 event, we welcome back award-winning Cambridge based saxophonist Dan Forshaw with his sextet for a stunning evening of jazz, inspired by the legendary blue note era. Joining Dan Forshaw (Tenor and Soprano Sax) will be Tony Kofi (Alto Sax), Graeme Flowers (Trumpet), Chris Jerome (Piano), Joel Humann (Bass), Derek Scurll (Drums) and special guest Louis Thorne (Guitar).

7.45PM: £19/£24/£29 ALL TICKET PRICES INCLUDE A £3 PER-TICKET BOOKING FEE

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For One Night Only SUNDAY 12 NOVEMBER

DAVID STARKEY

HENRY VIII: THE FIRST BREXITEER? Henry VIII bestrides the history of our country like a colossus. He invented the idea of British uniqueness and the Reformation could be defined as the first Brexit, when his ministers devised the doctrine of parliamentary sovereignty. For one night only, David Starkey draws on his extraordinary knowledge of Henry’s reign to examine his tumultuous personal life, which pitted religion against politics as brutally as our own age of Isis, offering so many parallels with the Brexit situation we find ourselves in today.

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David Starkey is a Cambridge educated grammar school boy who became a respected LSE lecturer, a uniquely abrasive debater on Radio 4’s Moral Maze, a controversial contributor to Question Time and the creator and presenter of many popular historical TV series on such subjects as Henry VIII, Elizabeth I, the Monarchy, the Churchills and Music and Monarchy.

7.45PM: £23/£28 ALL TICKET PRICES INCLUDE A £3 PER-TICKET BOOKING FEE

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MONDAY 7 – SATURDAY 12 AUGUST

BEST NEW COMEDY WINNER WHATSONSTAGE AWARD 2014

WINNER OLIVIER AWARD 2015

WINNER

NOW PLAYIN GO BROADW N AY!

BROADWAY WORLD UK AWARD 2015

RETURNING FOR ANOTHER CALAMITOUS WEEK!

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‘GENUINELY HILARIOUS. BOY, DOES IT HIT THE FUNNY BONE’ DAILY TELEGRAPH

The multi award-winning West End smash hit comedy returns for another hilarious week, back by phenomenal demand after a sell-out run! The Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society are putting on a 1920s murder mystery, but as the title suggests, everything that can go wrong… does! As the accident prone thesps battle on against all the odds to reach their final curtain call, hilarious results ensue! Hailed as ‘a gut-busting hit’ by the New York Times, Mischief Theatre’s sell-out West End comedy has won a host of celebrity endorsements, from the likes of Joanna Lumley (“We laughed until the tears ran down our faces, it has to be seen”) to Ant & Dec (“The funniest show we’ve seen! If you can get a ticket, go!”). Don’t miss another chance to see this brilliantly funny comedy that’s guaranteed to leave you aching with laughter!

MONDAY – SATURDAY, 7.45PM AND SATURDAY, 2.30PM: £20/£25/£30/£35 THURSDAY, 2.30PM: £20/£25/£30 ALL TICKET PRICES INCLUDE A £3 PER-TICKET BOOKING FEE AUDIO DESCRIBED PERFORMANCE: SAT 12 AUG, 2.30PM Touch tour available.

Book if you enjoyed: Peter Pan Goes Wrong, Noises Off

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WEDNESDAY 6 – SATURDAY 16 SEPTEMBER NINA BAWDEN’S CAMBRIDGE ARTSBEST-LOVED THEATRE, THEATRE CLASSICROYAL BATH PRODUCTIONS AND ROSE THEATRE KINGSTON PRESENT

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real thing by TOM STOPPARD

Directed by Stephen Unwin Starring Laurence Fox Laurence Fox stars in Tom Stoppard’s award-winning poignant classic. First staged in London in 1982, it is an intellectual and entertaining examination of infidelity. Henry is the smartest and sharpest playwright of his generation. His wife, Charlotte, an actress has been appearing in a play by Henry about a couple whose marriage is on the verge of collapse. Max, her leading man, is also married to an actress, Annie. When Henry’s affair with Annie threatens to destroy his own marriage, he realises life has started imitating art. But are they really in love? Is it the real thing? Laurence Fox is best known for his role as DS James Hathaway for seven series of Lewis. Other television roles include A Room With A View and Wired with film credits including Gosford Park and Becoming Jane. Fox’s theatre credits include Strangers on a Train (Gielgud Theatre) and Our Boys (Duchess Theatre). Tom Stoppard is a multi-award winning playwright with many notable plays including Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead, Arcadia, The Coast of Utopia, The Hard Problem and The Invention of Love. Stoppard also co-wrote Shakespeare in Love which won the Academy Award for Best Screenplay.

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Age Guidance: 14+

PREVIEW: WEDNESDAY 6 SEPTEMBER, 7.45PM: £23/£28/£33 THURSDAY 7 - SATURDAY 16 SEPTEMBER, 7.45PM SATURDAY 9 AND SATURDAY 16 SEPTEMBER, 2.30PM: £23/£33/£38/£42 THURSDAY 7 AND THURSDAY 14 SEPTEMBER, 2.30PM: £23/£28/£33/£38 SUNDAY 10 SEPTEMBER: NO PERFORMANCE ALL TICKET PRICES INCLUDE A £3 PER-TICKET BOOKING FEE POST-SHOW TALK: TUE 12 SEPT, 7.45PM

Book if you enjoyed: Arcadia, After Miss Julie

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TUESDAY 19 – SATURDAY 23 SEPTEMBER THE ORIGINAL THEATRE COMPANY IN ASSOCIATION WITH EASTBOURNE THEATRES PRESENT

By FREDERICK KNOTT Starring JACK ELLIS, OLIVER MELLOR and TIM TRELOAR Directed by ALASTAIR WHATLEY Designed by DAVID WOODHEAD

From the hand of Frederick Knott, author of Dial M for Murder, and the producers behind Night Must Fall and Birdsong, comes a major revival of the classic, edge of your seat, thriller Wait Until Dark. Set amidst the social turbulence of 60’s London the play follows the story of Susy, a blind woman who, left alone in her apartment, becomes embroiled with a group of conmen hatching an elaborate scam. As the tension notches up, Susy is left to fend for herself but with the phone line cut dead and the house plunged into darkness, can Susy outwit the murderous visitors? Wait Until Dark, made into a film starring Audrey Hepburn in 1967, is often ranked as one of the top 100 scariest films of all time and this exciting new production reclaims it for the stage. A star cast includes Jack Ellis (Prime Suspect & Bad Girls), Oliver Mellor (Coronation Street) and Tim Treloar (Doctors).

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Age Guidance: 12+

TUESDAY – SATURDAY, 7.45PM AND SATURDAY, 2.30PM: £19/£24/£29/£34 THURSDAY, 2.30PM: £19/£24/£29 ALL TICKET PRICES INCLUDE A £3 PER-TICKET BOOKING FEE

Book if you enjoyed: Dial M for Murder, Rebecca

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MONDAY 25 – SATURDAY 30 SEPTEMBER UK PRODUCTIONS AND FLYING ENTERTAINMENT PRESENT

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‘The best page-to-stage show since War Horse’THE STAGE

Adapted by Matthew Spangler Based on the best-selling novel by

Khaled Hosseini Directed by Giles Croft

‘There is a way to be good again’ Following an outstanding West End run, this unforgettable theatrical tour de force comes to Cambridge Arts Theatre. Based on Khaled Hosseini’s international bestselling novel, this haunting tale of friendship which spans cultures and continents, follows one man’s journey to confront his past and find redemption. Afghanistan is a divided country on the verge of war and two childhood friends are about to be torn apart. It’s a beautiful afternoon in Kabul and the skies are full of the excitement and joy of a kite flying tournament. But neither Hassan nor Amir can foresee the terrible incident which will shatter their lives forever. Originally produced by Nottingham Playhouse Theatre Company and Liverpool Everyman and Playhouse. Age Guidance: 14+ (contains strong language and adult themes).

MONDAY – SATURDAY, 7.45PM AND SATURDAY, 2.30PM: £19/£24/£29/£34 THURSDAY, 2.30PM: £19/£24/£29 ALL TICKET PRICES INCLUDE A £3 PER-TICKET BOOKING FEE PRE-SHOW TALK: TUE 26 SEPT, 6.30PM BOOKING ESSENTIAL ON 01223 503333 POST-SHOW TALK: WED 27 SEPT, 7.45PM AUDIO DESCRIBED PERFORMANCE: SAT 30 SEPT, 2.30PM Touch tour available.

Book if you enjoyed: To Kill a Mockingbird, Of Mice and Men, Goodnight Mister Tom

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TUESDAY 3 – SATURDAY 7 OCTOBER

★★★★

‘A hilarious Ayckbourn-style family comedy’ THE GUARDIAN

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‘A sharp, sardonic domestic comedy that puts family through the Christmas wringer’ WHATSONSTAGE

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THE SMASH HIT COMEDY

BY

Sam Holcroft

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‘Ingenious and insightful’ THE TIMES

DIRECTED BY SIMON GODWIN TUESDAY – SATURDAY, 7.45PM

Everyone creates their own coping strategies or rules for living. But what happens when an extended family gathers for a traditional Christmas dinner, and each of them rigidly follows those rules? Christmas Day will never be the same again. As the drinks flow and the obligatory games intensify, family resentments rise and relationships are pulled apart with a bang – like oh so many Christmas crackers. Award-winning director Simon Godwin directs this new production of Sam Holcroft’s brilliant and darkly funny play, following a critically acclaimed run at the National Theatre in 2015. Rules For Living is brought to the stage by English Touring Theatre, Rose Theatre Kingston and Royal & Derngate Northampton, the producing team who won the 2016 UK Theatre Award for Best Touring Production for The Herbal Bed.

AND SATURDAY, 2.30PM: £19/£24/£29/£34 THURSDAY, 2.30PM: £19/£24/£29 ALL TICKET PRICES INCLUDE A £3 PER-TICKET BOOKING FEE PRE-SHOW TALK: TUE 3 OCT, 6.30PM BOOKING ESSENTIAL ON 01223 503333 POST-SHOW TALK: WED 4 OCT, 7.45PM CAPTIONED PERFORMANCE: THUR 5 OCT, 7.45PM AUDIO DESCRIBED PERFORMANCE: SAT 7 OCT, 2.30PM Touch tour available.

Book if you enjoyed: Invincible, Relatively Speaking

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MONDAY 9 – SATURDAY 14 OCTOBER

JEMMA

REDGRAVE

COTTON

By Tom Kempinski 18

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‘NO ONE SERIOUSLY INTERESTED IN THEATRE CAN AFFORD NOT TO SEE THIS PLAY’ THE FINANCIAL TIMES

HHHH ‘WONDERFUL’ THE METRO

HHHH ‘SUBLIME’ DAILY TELEGRAPH

HHHH ‘A RIVETING EVENING’ GUARDIAN

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‘A WONDERFULLY SENSITIVE PLAY, POSITIVE AND OPTIMISTIC’ THE FINANCIAL TIMES

Originally produced at the Almeida and following an acclaimed run in London’s West End, this UK tour of Tom Kempinski’s multi award-winning play Duet for One visits Cambridge. Stephanie Abrahams (Jemma Redgrave), a brilliant concert violinist who seemingly has it all, is forced to re-evaluate her life when struck down by an unforeseen tragedy. Faced with a truth too difficult to comprehend she consults psychiatrist Dr Feldmann (Oliver Cotton) and through a series of highly charged encounters is led to examine her deepest emotions and finally to consider a future without music. Tom Kempinski’s dazzling play emerges as a gripping, witty and ultimately life-enhancing tribute to the human spirit.

MONDAY – SATURDAY, 7.45PM

Jemma Redgrave recently appeared in the BBC TV series Holby City. She also appeared in Cold Blood; Bramwell and Judge John Deed. Jemma’s many West End credits include The Three Sisters with Vanessa Redgrave and Lynn Redgrave.

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Oliver Cotton has played leading roles at the National Theatre, the Royal Shakespeare Company and in London’s West End. His many TV appearances include The Borgias, Poirot, Waking The Dead, Midsomer Murders and Sensitive Skin.

AND SATURDAY, 2.30PM: £19/£29/£34/£39 THURSDAY, 2.30PM: £24/£29/£34

BSL PERFORMANCE: WED 11 OCT, 7.45PM

Book if you enjoyed: Masterclass, The Father

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MONDAY 16 – SATURDAY 21 OCTOBER BILL KENWRIGHT PRESENTS

‘GORE VIDAL’S THE BEST MAN IS A WINNER! EXTRAORDINARILY FRESH, WITTY, SHARP AND RELEVANT’ NY Daily News

‘A SOPHISTICATED, ELEGANT AND DAMNABLY ENTERTAINING PLAY!’ The New Yorker 20


MARTIN SHAW IN

‘The Best Man makes you wish that Vidal were writing the dialogue for the presidential debates’ NY Times

How far would you go to be most powerful man in the world? Martin Shaw (Hobson’s Choice) leads the cast in the timely UK premiere of Gore Vidal’s award-winning play about the race to the White House.

Two opposing presidential party candidates are neck and neck in an unscrupulous battle for the nomination. The only thing that separates the ex-Secretary of State and his populist opponent is an endorsement from a respected ex-President. But where does compromise end and corruption begin? And who in the end will be proven to be “the best man”? One of the UK’s best loved and most respected actors, Martin Shaw first rose to stardom in the late seventies in The Professionals, in which he starred as the hard-hitting Ray Doyle, launching a career that has hardly seen him out of the limelight since. He is best known for starring in the multi award-winning BBC drama Judge John Deed and more recently Inspector George Gently. On stage, his revelatory performance as Lord Goring in Peter Hall’s production of An Ideal Husband earned him an Olivier and a Tony nomination and the coveted New York Drama Critics’ Circle Award. Other West End triumphs include the acclaimed Twelve Angry Men, Are You Lonesome Tonight and A Man For All Seasons.

MONDAY – SATURDAY, 7.45PM AND SATURDAY, 2.30PM: £23/£33/£38/£45 THURSDAY, 2.30PM: £23/£33/£38 ALL TICKET PRICES INCLUDE A £3 PER-TICKET BOOKING FEE AUDIO DESCRIBED PERFORMANCE: SAT 21 OCT, 2.30PM Touch tour available.

Book if you enjoyed: Yes, Prime Minister, The Thick of It

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SUNDAY 22 – MONDAY 23 OCTOBER CO-PRODUCED BY SADLER’S WELLS IN ASSOCIATION WITH ARTSDEPOT

FOURTEEN DAYS ‘It took the entire train ride home for my adrenaline to stop pumping. Wow’ THE DAILY EXPRESS

‘Superbly danced and unforgettable. Must see’ FINANCIAL TIMES

‘Dancers soar and rebound off each other’s bodies, orchestrating a paradox of muscular impact and weightless flight that I’ve never seen on stage’ GUARDIAN

Celebrated across the world for their stunning live performances, film and TV appearances, the BalletBoyz are back with four brand new works and the return of an audience favourite. For the first half of Fourteen Days, choreographers Javier de Frutos, Craig Revel Horwood, Iván Pérez and Christopher Wheeldon were teamed with composers Scott Walker, Joby Talbot, Charlotte Harding and Keaton Henson and each given just fourteen days to create their pieces. Playing with the concept of balance and imbalance, the result is an exciting and varied programme of dance and music. Fallen forms the second half of the evening, choreographed by Russell Maliphant and set to a powerful score by French film composer Armand Amar. Fallen won the National Dance Award for Best Modern Choreography in 2013.

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SUNDAY – MONDAY, 7.45PM: £23/£28/£33 ALL TICKET PRICES INCLUDE A £3 PER-TICKET BOOKING FEE

Book if you enjoyed: Richard Alston Dance Company, Ballet Black

BOX OFFICE: 01223 503333

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WEDNESDAY 25 – SUNDAY 29 OCTOBER BIRMINGHAM STAGE COMPANY PRESENT

SUNDAY RF PE ORMANCES ADDED DUE TO DEMAND!

‘The Birmingham Stage Company’s Gangsta Granny is truly brilliant, so I’m hugely excited that they’re now bringing Awful Auntie to the stage. It promises to be a thrilling show and a total hoot - Wagner and I can’t wait to see it!’ David Walliams When Stella sets off to visit London with her parents, Lord and Lady Saxby, she has no idea her life is in danger! Waking up three months later, only her Aunt Alberta can tell Stella what has happened. But not everything Aunt Alberta tells her turns out to be true and Stella quickly discovers she’s in for the fight of her life against her very own awful Auntie! From the award-winning producers of Gangsta Granny comes the world premiere of David Walliams’ amazing tale of frights, fights and friendship, featuring a very large owl, a very small ghost and a very awful Auntie! Age Guidance: 5+

WEDNESDAY: 2.30PM & 7PM THURSDAY: 2.30PM & 7PM FRIDAY: 2.30PM & 7PM SATURDAY: 11AM & 3PM SUNDAY: 11AM & 3PM ADULTS: £25 | CHILDREN: £19 ALL TICKET PRICES INCLUDE A £3 PER-TICKET BOOKING FEE RELAXED PERFORMANCE: WED 25 OCT, 7PM

BOX OFFICE: 01223 503333

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MONDAY 30 OCTOBER – SATURDAY 4 NOVEMBER BILL KENWRIGHT PRESENTS

HILARIOUS COMEDY

DIRECTED BY

ALAN STRACHAN

ROBERT DAWS

CAROLINE LANGRISHE

CHARLIE BROOKS

LEON OCKENDEN

MATTHEW COTTLE

SARA CROWE

THE SMASH HIT COMEDY DIRECT FROM LONDON Following its critically acclaimed West End revival at the Haymarket, Alan Ayckbourn’s hilarious tale of matrimonial mishaps and London’s funniest comedy of 2016 embarks on a national tour and comes to Cambridge this Autumn. As Bob and Fiona clumsily try to cover up their affair, their spouses’ intervention only adds to the confusion. William and Mary Featherstone become hopelessly stuck in the middle, falsely accused of adultery and with no idea as to how they’ve become involved. The plot culminates in two disastrous dinner parties on successive nights, shown at the same time, after which the future of all three couples seems in jeopardy…

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The star cast includes leading stage and TV actor Robert Daws, best known for the hit series’ The Royal, Outside Edge and Roger Roger opposite Caroline Langrishe who starred in Lovejoy, Holby City and Judge John Deed. Joining them is Matthew Cottle from the Bafta-nominated Game On who transfers direct from the West End production, Sara Crowe, whose West End credits include Absurd Person Singular and The Constant Wife but perhaps is bestloved for her role in the film Four Weddings and a Funeral, Charlie Brooks, who became everyone’s favourite villain as Janine Butcher in EastEnders, and Leon Ockenden, who currently plays Will in Coronation Street.

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‘TIMELESS GENIUS... IT DOESN’T GET MUCH BETTER THAN THIS’ DAILY TELEGRAPH

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‘INGENIOUS… MARVELLOUS… VERY FUNNY’ FINANCIAL TIMES

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‘ONE OF THE FUNNIEST SHOWS… COMEDY GOLD’ THE TIMES

MONDAY – SATURDAY, 7.45PM AND SATURDAY, 2.30PM: £19/£29/£34/£39 THURSDAY, 2.30PM: £19/£29/£34 ALL TICKET PRICES INCLUDE A £3 PER-TICKET BOOKING FEE

Book if you enjoyed: Confusions, Relatively Speaking, Absurd Person Singular

BOX OFFICE: 01223 503333

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MONDAY 6 - SATURDAY 11 NOVEMBER

When elderly widow Daisy Werthan crashes her car one day in 1948, her son hires her a chauffeur, an African-American named Hoke Colburn. Daisy and Hoke’s relationship gets off to a rocky start, but as times change across a 25-year backdrop of prejudice, inequality and civil unrest, a profound and lifealtering friendship blossoms in this acclaimed comedy drama. Driving Miss Daisy has touched the hearts of millions worldwide, from its landmark off-Broadway production in 1987 to the 1989 film version, which was the winner of four Academy Awards. Dame Siân Phillips has enjoyed a dazzling career including a multi awardwining performance in I, Claudius, the epic film Dune, a Tony nominated performance of Marlene on Broadway and Cabaret in the West End. RSC actor and legendary TV presenter, Derek Griffiths’ West End credits include the original production of Beauty and the Beast and the Child Catcher in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.

MONDAY – SATURDAY, 7.45PM AND SATURDAY, 2.30PM: £19/£29/£34/£39 THURSDAY, 2.30PM: £19/£29/£34 ALL TICKET PRICES INCLUDE A £3 PER-TICKET BOOKING FEE

Book if you enjoyed: To Kill a Mockingbird, Fences, Clybourne Park

BOX OFFICE: 01223 503333

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TUESDAY 14 - SATURDAY 18 NOVEMBER

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‘A magnificently preposterous romp’ The Independent

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‘Highly entertaining!’ The Times

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DIRECT HE FROM T ND WEST E

TUESDAY – SATURDAY, 7PM

The mysterious and fabulously wealthy Phileas Fogg wagers his life’s fortune that he can circumnavigate the globe in just 80 days. Join Fogg and his loyal valet, Passepartout, as they voyage from the misty alleys of Victorian London to the exotic subcontinent and the Wild West in a race against the clock.

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THURSDAY AND SATURDAY, 2.30PM ADULTS: £20/£25/£30 CHILDREN: £18 ALL TICKET PRICES INCLUDE A £3 PER-TICKET BOOKING FEE

RELAXED PERFORMANCE: WED 15 NOV, 7PM

This thrilling adventure comedy sees a hugely talented cast of 8 play over 125 characters in this imaginative, high-spirited escapade including six trains, five boats, four fights, three dances, two circus acts and an elephant!

Book if you enjoyed: The Play That Goes Wrong, Hetty Feather

Age guidance: 7+

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WEDNESDAY 15 – SATURDAY 18 NOVEMBER

ADAPTED FROM JULIA DONALDSON AND AXEL SCHEFFLER’S AWARD-WINNING PICTURE BOOK

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‘Everything good children’s theatre should be’

The Gruffalo’s Child © Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler 2004 – Macmillan Children’s Books

The List

HHHHH ‘Tall Stories does it again’ The Reviews Hub

The Gruffalo said that no Gruffalo should Ever set foot in the deep dark wood... Tall Stories returns this autumn with Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler’s award-winning sequel, brought to life in this magical, musical adaptation. Following hot on the heels of The Gruffalo’s monstrous success comes The Gruffalo’s Child - with attitude! Just how brave is she? One wild and windy night the Gruffalo’s child ignores her father’s warning and tiptoes out into the snow. After all, the Big Bad Mouse doesn’t really exist... does he? Find out for yourselves by visiting Cambridge Arts Theatre this autumn! Running time: 55 minutes (no interval) Age guidance: 3+

WEDNESDAY: 1.30PM THURSDAY: 10.30AM FRIDAY: 10:30AM + 1.30PM SATURDAY: 10.30AM ALL TICKETS £15.50 ALL TICKET PRICES INCLUDE A £3 PER-TICKET BOOKING FEE

Book if you enjoyed: The Gruffalo, Room on the Broom

BOX OFFICE: 01223 503333

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TUESDAY 21 – SATURDAY 25 NOVEMBER A HEADLONG, NATIONAL THEATRE, HOME AND EXETER NORTHCOTT CO-PRODUCTION

BY

DUNCAN MACMILLAN DIRECTED BY

JEREMY HERRIN WITH

HOLLY RACE ROUGHAN

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HHHHH ‘A thrilling, provocative evening’ EVENING STANDARD

‘A heady cocktail of fantasy and reality. Transfixing’ THE TIMES

‘A terrific rush’ DAILY TELEGRAPH

‘A bold, timely and searching play’ THE FINANCIAL TIMES

An intoxicating play about surviving in the modern world. Following a critically acclaimed, sold-out season at the National Theatre and in the West End, People, Places & Things visits Cambridge as part of a UK wide tour. Emma was having the time of her life. Now she’s in rehab. Her first step is to admit that she has a problem. But the problem isn’t with Emma, it’s with everything else. She needs to tell the truth. But she’s smart enough to know that there’s no such thing. When intoxication feels like the only way to survive, how can she ever sober up? Written by Duncan Macmillan (1984, Every Brilliant Thing, Lungs) and directed by Headlong Artistic Director Jeremy Herrin (This House, The Nether, Wolf Hall/ Bring Up the Bodies), People, Places & Things is designed by Olivier and Tony Award-winning designer Bunny Christie (The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time).

TUESDAY – SATURDAY, 7.45PM AND SATURDAY, 2.30PM: £24/£29/£34/£39 THURSDAY, 2.30PM: £24/£29/£34 ALL TICKET PRICES INCLUDE A £3 PER-TICKET BOOKING FEE PRE-SHOW TALK: TUE 21 NOV, 6.30PM BOOKING ESSENTIAL ON 01223 503333 POST-SHOW TALK: WED 22 NOV, 7.45PM

Book if you enjoyed: Escaped Alone, The Absence Of War, 1984

BOX OFFICE: 01223 503333

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WEDNESDAY 17 – SATURDAY 20 JANUARY CAMBRIDGE OPERATIC SOCIETY PRESENTS

Music & lyrics by

Book by

Stephen Sondheim

Hugh Wheeler

From an adaptation by

Christopher Bond

The Demon Barber

of

Fleet Street

Originally directed on Broadway by

HAROLD PRINCE Orchestrations by

Jonathan Tunick Originally produced on Broadway by Richard Barr, Charles Woodward, Robert Fryer, Mary Lea Johnson, Martin Richards in association with Dean and Judy Manos The Demon Barber of Fleet Street sets out his stall in Cambridge Operatic Society’s (CaOS) exciting production of Sweeney Todd. With music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by Hugh Wheeler, Sweeney Todd is a tasty theatrical treat that has shocked, awed and thrilled audiences around the world. It tells the tale of Todd, an unjustly exiled barber, who returns to 19th century London seeking vengeance against the lecherous judge who framed him and ravaged his young wife. Todd’s bloody revenge becomes a dish served hot by Mrs Lovett, the entrepreneurial and lovestruck proprietress of a pie shop, to queues of hungry Londoners who begin finding her wares very delectable indeed. And the carnage has only just begun! Directed by Chris Cuming, with musical direction by James Harvey, CaOS’ production of Sweeney Todd follows their well-received 2017 production of Annie and the company’s NODA Award-winning Sister Act. This is an event to die for! Age Guidance: 14+

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Sweeney Todd is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorised performance materials are also supplied by MTI. www.MTIshows.com

WEDNESDAY – SATURDAY, 7.30PM AND SATURDAY, 2.30PM: £18/£23/£28/£33 THURSDAY, 2.30PM: £18/£23/£28 ALL TICKET PRICES INCLUDE A £3 PER-TICKET BOOKING FEE

Book if you enjoyed: CAOS’ Sister Act, Little Shop of Horrors

BOX OFFICE: 01223 503333

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THURSDAY 1 – SATURDAY 10 FEBRUARY THE TOURING CONSORTIUM THEATRE COMPANY AND CAMBRIDGE ARTS THEATRE PRESENTS THE ROYAL LYCEUM THEATRE EDINBURGH AND CHICHESTER FESTIVAL THEATRE PRODUCTION

Set in June 1944 at a time when one man’s decision is about to change the course of history. An intense real-life thriller centred around the most important weather forecast in the history of warfare. Scottish meteorologist, Group Captain James Stagg, advises General Eisenhower on when to give the order to send thousands of waiting troops across the Channel in Operation Overlord. The future of Britain, Europe and our relationship with the United States is at stake as well as the lives of millions. Pressure is the extraordinary and little known story of one man who changed the course of war, and our lives, forever. Ably supported by a talented cast of ten, David Haig plays the leading role of Group Captain Stagg. David Haig is a four time nominee and Olivier Award winning actor best known for his roles in the film Four Weddings and a Funeral, TV series The Thin Blue Line and stage production The Madness of King George III. He is also an award-winning playwright, writing and starring alongside Daniel Radcliffe in My Boy Jack, which was made into a TV drama for Granada in 2007.

THURSDAY 1 – SATURDAY 10 FEBRUARY, 7.45PM SATURDAY 3 AND SATURDAY 10 FEBRUARY, 2.30PM: £23/£33/£38/£42 THURSDAY 8 FEBRUARY, 2.30PM: £23/£33/£38 SUNDAY 4 FEBRUARY: NO PERFORMANCE ALL TICKET PRICES INCLUDE A £3 PER-TICKET BOOKING FEE PRE-SHOW TALK: TUE 6 FEB, 6.30PM BOOKING ESSENTIAL ON 01223 503333 POST-SHOW TALK: WED 7 FEB, 7.45PM AUDIO DESCRIBED PERFORMANCE: SAT 10 FEB, 2.30PM Touch tour available.

Book if you enjoyed: Three Days in May, Birdsong, Flare Path

BOX OFFICE: 01223 503333

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WEDNESDAY 14 – SATURDAY 24 FEBRUARY David Pugh & Dafydd Rogers present the Old Vic Production of David Pugh & Dafydd Rogers present the Old Vic Production of

ONE OF THE MOST SUCCESSFUL COMEDIES EVER NIGEL HAVERS

DENIS LAWSON

STEPHEN TOMPKINSON

ART a comedy by Yasmina Reza Translated by Christopher Hampton

‘ART is a phenomenon’ THE TIMES

Three men. Three friends. One white painting. ART is one of the most successful comedies ever. ART is the winner of an Olivier, Tony, Moliere and every other major world theatre award.

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ART is a masterpiece.

WEDNESDAY 14 – SATURDAY 24 FEBRUARY, 7.45PM SATURDAY 17 AND SATURDAY 24 FEBRUARY, 2.30PM: £25/£35/£40/£45 THURSDAY 15 AND THURSDAY 22 FEBRUARY, 2.30PM: £25/£35/£40 SUNDAY 18 FEBRUARY: NO PERFORMANCE ALL TICKET PRICES INCLUDE A £3 PER-TICKET BOOKING FEE

Book if you enjoyed: God of Carnage, Bad Jews, Invincible

BOX OFFICE: 01223 503333

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TUESDAY 6 – SATURDAY 10 MARCH

Winner of the 1997 Olivier Award for Best New Play, Conor McPherson’s chilling, modern classic The Weir comes to Cambridge as part of a UK tour to mark the play’s twentieth anniversary. In a small Irish town, the locals exchange stories round the crackling fire of Brendan’s pub to while away the hours one stormy night. As the beer and whisky flows, the arrival of a young stranger, haunted by a secret from her past, turns the tales of folklore into something more unsettling. One story, however, is more chilling and more real than any of them could have ever imagined. A shadowy tale delving into the dark corners of human lives, The Weir is a co-production between English Touring Theatre (French Without Tears, The Herbal Bed) and Mercury Theatre Colchester.

TUESDAY – SATURDAY, 7.45PM AND SATURDAY, 2.30PM: £19/£24/£29/£34 THURSDAY, 2.30PM: £19/£24/£29 ALL TICKET PRICES INCLUDE A £3 PER-TICKET BOOKING FEE PRE-SHOW TALK: TUE 6 MAR, 6.30PM BOOKING ESSENTIAL ON 01223 503333 POST-SHOW TALK: THU 8 MAR, 7.45PM CAPTIONED PERFORMANCE: WED 7 MAR, 7.45PM AUDIO DESCRIBED PERFORMANCE: SAT 10 MAR, 2.30PM Touch tour available.

BOX OFFICE: 01223 503333

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TUESDAY 13 – SATURDAY 17 MARCH JONATHAN CHURCH PRODUCTIONS AND HEADLONG PRESENT THE NATIONAL THEATRE AND CHICHESTER FESTIVAL THEATRE PRODUCTION OF

PRODUCED IN THE WEST END BY NICA BURNS, NEAL STREET PRODUCTIONS AND HEADLONG

Written by James Graham

Directed by Jeremy Herrin

HHHHH ‘…a landslide success’ Evening Standard

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‘Ferociously witty’

‘Thrilling’

Daily Telegraph

Guardian

HHHHH ‘A funny and moving political epic’ The Times

Following sell-out runs at the National Theatre and in the West End, this extraordinarily prescient play takes on a new importance in the current political climate. Are we in the midst of a political revolution? Can the country stay united? Roll back to 1974. The corridors of Westminster ring with the sound of infighting and backbiting as Britain’s political parties battle to change the future of the nation, whatever it takes. In this hung parliament, the ruling party holds on by a thread. In an era of chaos, both hilarious and shocking, fist fights break out in the parliamentary bars, high-stake tricks and games are played, while sick or dying MPs are carried through the lobby to register their crucial votes as the government is close to falling apart. James Graham’s biting, energetic and critically-acclaimed play strips politics down to the practical realities of those behind the scenes, who roll up their sleeves, and on occasion bend the rules, to manoeuvre a diverse and conflicting chorus of MPs within the Mother of all Parliaments. Directed by Jeremy Herrin (People, Places & Things, Wolf Hall), This House gives us a timely, moving and often amusing insight into the workings of British politics.

TUESDAY - SATURDAY, 7.45PM AND SATURDAY, 2.30PM: £19/£29/£34/£39 THURSDAY, 2.30PM: £24/£29/£34 ALL TICKET PRICES INCLUDE A £3 PER-TICKET BOOKING FEE

Book if you enjoyed: The Duck House, Fracked!, My Country

BOX OFFICE: 01223 503333

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TUESDAY 20 – SATURDAY 24 MARCH A CHILDREN’S TOURING PARTNERSHIP AND ROYAL & DERNGATE, NORTHAMPTON PRODUCTION OF

By JESSICA SWALE Music by JOE STILGOE An exciting new adaptation of Rudyard Kipling’s family classic, The Jungle Book, comes to life in this colourful new show brought to you by the team behind Goodnight Mister Tom and Michael Morpurgo’s Running Wild. Loved as a wild and fun tale of family, belonging and identity, this production is packed with memorable characters, new songs and brilliant storytelling. Mowgli the man cub battles for survival in this heart-warming coming-of-age story about a boy raised by wolves in the jungle. With the help of his animal friends, including Bagheera the panther, Baloo the bear and Kaa the python, Mowgli outwits the cruel and powerful tiger, Shere Khan, and learns the law of the jungle. This unforgettable adventure is adapted by the Olivier Award-winning Jessica Swale (Nell Gwynn) and directed by Max Webster (The Lorax, The Old Vic).

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Based on the stories by RUDYARD KIPLING Directed by MAX WEBSTER TUESDAY: 7PM WEDNESDAY: 7PM THURSDAY: 1.30PM & 7PM FRIDAY: 7PM SATURDAY: 2.30PM & 7PM ADULTS: £20/£25/£30 CHILDREN: £18 ALL TICKET PRICES INCLUDE A £3 PER-TICKET BOOKING FEE

Book if you enjoyed: James and the Giant Peach, The Lion King, The Butterfly Lion

BOX OFFICE: 01223 503333

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MONDAY 26 – SATURDAY 31 MARCH

Following acclaimed productions of The King’s Speech and Single Spies, the same creative team bring you a major new revival of Terence Rattigan’s classic family drama. The Winslow Boy comes to Cambridge direct from the Chichester Festival Theatre and Birmingham Repertory Theatre and is directed by Olivier Award nominated Rachel Kavanaugh. Having been expelled from the Royal Navy College for stealing a five-shilling postal order, young cadet Ronnie Winslow’s entire family are pulled apart by the repercussions of this charge. Set against the values of 1910 Edwardian London, the Winslow family fight to clear his name or face social ostracism as the case becomes a national scandal. Based on a real-life event, The Winslow Boy is a courageous and often delicately humorous window into the class and political hypocrisy of the time. A gripping masterpiece that is engrossing for Rattigan lovers or newcomers alike. Star cast to be announced.

‘Rattigan’s best work’ THE DAILY TELEGRAPH

‘Masterful Rattigan puts press and politicians in the dock’ THE GUARDIAN MONDAY – SATURDAY, 7.45PM AND SATURDAY, 2.30PM: £20/£25/£30/£35 THURSDAY, 2.30PM: £20/£25/£30 ALL TICKET PRICES INCLUDE A £3 PER-TICKET BOOKING FEE

Book if you enjoyed: Flare Path, The Browning Version

BOX OFFICE: 01223 503333

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MONDAY 23 – SATURDAY 28 APRIL

★★★★★

TIME OUT, OBSERVER, MAIL ON SUNDAY, THE STAGE

★★★★

SUNDAY TIMES, THE TIMES, INDEPENDENT, EVENING STANDARD, DAILY MAIL

Two queens. One in power. One in prison. It’s all in the execution. Following a critically acclaimed sold out season at the Almeida Theatre and direct from the West End, Robert Icke’s new adaptation of Mary Stuart comes to Cambridge. Schiller’s political tragedy takes us behind the scenes of some of British history’s most crucial days. Playing both Elizabeth I and Mary Stuart, Juliet Stevenson (Truly Madly Deeply, Private Lives) and Lia Williams (The Homecoming, The Crown) trade the play’s central roles, decided at each performance by the toss of a coin.

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MONDAY – SATURDAY, 7.45PM AND SATURDAY, 2.30PM: £25/£35/£40/£45 THURSDAY, 2.30PM: £25/£35/£40 ALL TICKET PRICES INCLUDE A £3 PER-TICKET BOOKING FEE PRE-SHOW TALK: MON 23 APR, 6.30PM BOOKING ESSENTIAL ON 01223 503333

Book if you enjoyed: A Princess Undone, King Charles III

BOX OFFICE: 01223 503333

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THE MAYNARD BAR THE CIRCLE BAR

Have you tried our new bar spaces?

There’s more on offer on our upper floors

Our first floor Circle Bar offers a range of beers, wines and spirits – ideal for catching up with friends during the interval or before the show. On the second floor, The Maynard Bar serves great coffee and wine in a relaxed atmosphere, with spectacular views of the city. 39


education Cambridge Arts Theatre has a diverse range of shows which will supplement and support the national school curriculum. We offer a variety of activities and materials, to support the performances, so the experience doesn’t end with the final curtain.

JACK AND THE BEANSTALK

Thu 30 November 2017 – Sun 7 January 2018 Pantomime is the perfect introduction to theatre. It is bright, funny and engaging. In addition to the experience of seeing the show, you can inspire students with the accompanying resource pack which will include related activities in Science, Maths, English, Art and Drama. Workshops are available. Suitable for ages 1 – 101!

THE KITE RUNNER

Mon 25 – Sat 30 September This stage adaptation of Khaled Hosseini’s prize-winning novel about the intertwined lives of two boys in Afghanistan. A perfect choice for A-Level students studying English or Drama, with a resource pack to further understanding. Suitable for ages 14+

THE GRUFFALO’S CHILD

Wed 15 – Sat 18 November Based on the magnificent picture book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, this magical musical adaptation is ideal for Early Years children and is supported by an activity pack. Suitable for ages 3+

PRESSURE

Thu 1 – Sat 10 February Written by and starring David Hague, this historical play offers an insight into how meteorology affected the D-Day Landings. This show will have a comprehensive learning programme to underpin and increase understanding of both geological and historical subjects. Suitable for ages 14+

THE JUNGLE BOOK

Tue 20 – Sat 24 March This enchanting stage adaptation of Rudyard Kipling’s much-loved story provides the perfect opportunity to engage children with literature and is supported by a range of educational resources to help take the experience back to the classroom. Suitable for ages 5+

pre-show talks The Kite Runner

Tuesday 26 Sept, 6.30pm

People, Places & Things

Tuesday 21 Nov, 6.30pm

Rules for Living Pressure

The Weir Mary Stuart

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Tuesday 3 Oct, 6.30pm

Tuesday 6 Feb, 6.30pm

Tuesday 6 Mar, 6.30pm Monday 23 Apr, 6.30pm

post-show talks The Real Thing

Tuesday 12 Sept, 7.45pm

Rules for Living

Wednesday 4 Oct, 7.45pm

The Kite Runner People, Places & Things Pressure

The Weir

Wednesday 27 Sept, 7.45pm Wednesday 22 Nov, 7.45pm Wednesday 7 Feb, 7.45pm Thursday 8 Mar, 7.45pm

If you would like to discuss the educational resources for any of the shows featured in the brochure please contact Victoria Willingale, Marketing and Education Officer on 01223 578912 or email at vwillingale@cambridgeartstheatre.com.


panto babe auditions

First Round: Sunday 17 September. Call backs: Sunday 1 October. Are you aged 9 – 13 years? Do you have a passion for performing? Have you got what it takes to perform on stage at Cambridge Arts Theatre this Christmas? We are looking for a group of 20 talented boys and girls between the ages of 9 – 13 years to join the cast of Jack and the Beanstalk as panto babes.

We will be holding an informal and fun audition workshop on Sunday 17 September. Not only will you have the chance to showcase your dancing and singing skills in front of a panel of theatre professionals, you’ll learn some great dance routines and make new friends! To book your place at the audition please call our Box Office on 01223 503333. Full details will be available on the Arts Theatre website: www.cambridgeartstheatre.com. Places are limited and will be allocated on a first come first served basis, so early booking is recommended. Please note there is a £5 administration charge per auditionee which must be paid when booking your place. All proceeds go to the Arts Theatre Panto Wheels Scheme.

panto wheels

Panto Wheels is a charitable project, set up by Cambridge Arts Theatre Trust Limited, to help children from disadvantaged areas attend the Christmas pantomime by subsidising the cost of travel and/or tickets. For many this is their first experience of theatre and, as pantomime is bright, engaging and fun, it gives a solid foundation for children to develop a relationship with the arts. Engagement with the arts can help children improve their core foundation skills by building confidence and widening perspectives. Many schools also use the pantomime story to inform teaching and learning across the curriculum, helping children encounter subjects, such as Science and Mathematics, in exciting contexts. In our 2016/17 pantomime season the Panto Wheels project helped over 2600 children from 19 schools and groups experience the magic of Dick Whittington and his Cat. £5 will help 1 child £25 will help 5 children £125 will help 25 children £250 will help 50 children

To make a donation to help even more children attend the pantomime this year, please contact Victoria Willingale on 01223 578912 or email vwillingale@cambridgeartstheatre.com If you would like to discuss the educational resources for any of the shows featured in the brochure please contact Victoria Willingale, Marketing and Education Officer on 01223 578912 or email at vwillingale@cambridgeartstheatre.com.

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how to book We will be undertaking essential maintenance on our Lift throughout autumn 2017 and we apologise for any inconvenience that this work may cause. We will post regular updates on our website and social media channels, customers with limited mobility or access needs should discuss with the Box Office at the time of booking tickets. The Arts Theatre Box Office can be found at our new permanent 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 to 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. 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.

REFUNDS & EXCHANGES

DISCOUNTS

Discounts for customers with disabilities apply to most performances. We also offer discounts on certain performances for over 65’s, groups and schools. Please note there are no discounts on the lowest price seats. 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 we do not allow rucksacks (including children’s rucksacks), holdalls, shopping bags or bags larger than 35cm x 25cm into the auditorium. 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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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 in Wheeler Street; 7 in 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.

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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 please visit www.cambridgeartstheatre.com/terms-and-conditions

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