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JANUARY – JULY 2014 B OX OFFICE: 01223 503333 Book online and select your own seats: www.cambridgeartstheatre.com


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Thu 5 Dec 2013 – Sun 12 Jan 2014 JACK AND THE BEANSTALK

6 Mon 20 – Sat 25 Jan 7 Wed 29 Jan – Sat 1 Feb 8 Thu 6 – Sat 8 Feb 10 Mon 10 – Sat 15 Feb 37

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11 Mon 17 – Sat 22 Feb 12 Wed 26 Feb – Sat 8 Mar 14 Tue 11 – Sat 15 Mar 16 Tue 18 – Sat 22 Mar 17 Mon 24 – Sat 29 Mar 18 Mon 31 Mar – Sat 5 Apr 20 Mon 7 – Sat 12 Apr 21 Mon 14 – Tue 15 Apr 22 Fri 18 – Sun 20 Apr 23 Tue 22 – Sat 26 Apr 24 Tue 29 – Sat 3 May 25 Mon 5 – Sat 10 May 26 Tue 13 – Sat 17 May 27 Mon 19 – Sat 24 May

BLACK COFFEE DR FAUSTUS ETERNAL LOVE MOON TIGER FOOTLIGHTS AYCKBOURN ENSEMBLE PYGMALION TRANSLATIONS MOON ON A RAINBOW SHAWL THE PERFECT MURDER A LIFE OF GALILEO THE DISHWASHERS BALLET BLACK MORECAMBE TOM’S MIDNIGHT GARDEN SPRING AWAKENING THINGS WE DO FOR LOVE ‘TIS PITY SHE’S A WHORE THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG

28 Tue 27 – Sat 31 May 29 Tue 3 – Sun 8 Jun 30 Wed 4 – Sun 8 Jun 31 Wed 11 – Sat 14 Jun 32 Tue 17 – Sat 21 Jun 33 Wed 18 – Sat 21 Jun 34 Wed 9 – Sat 12 Jul 35 Mon 13 – Sat 18 Oct 36 Tue 28 Oct – Sat 1 Nov

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HETTY FEATHER WE’RE GOING ON A BEAR HUNT UBU ROI DIAL M FOR MURDER PRIVATE PEACEFUL TONIGHT AT 8.30 THE FULL MONTY

assisted performances Get involved and make the most out of your trip to the theatre with our programme of assisted performances. Please see education pages for pre and post show talk information. • ETERNAL LOVE: Captioned and Audio Described Performance, Sat, 8 February 2.30pm. Touch tour available. • TRANSLATIONS: Captioned Performance , Tue, 11 March Audio Described Performance, Sat 15 March, 2.30pm. Touch tour available. • A LIFE OF GALILEO: BSL Performance, Tue, 1 April 7.45pm

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• TOM’S MIDNIGHT GARDEN: Audio Described Performance, Sat 26 April 2.30pm. Touch tour available. • THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG: BSL Performance, Wed 21 May 7.45pm • DIAL M FOR MURDER: Audio Described Performance, Sat 21 June 2.30pm. Touch tour available.


welcome Welcome to our spring 2014 season and the first one in our splendid new building. After twenty-two weeks of pretty radical building work we finally took the hoardings down in mid November 2013 and what an amazing transformation it’s been. Our narrow, cramped corridor that passed for a foyer has been transformed into beautiful light-filled public spaces and bars with wonderful views of historic Cambridge. It is now possible to move enjoyably around the building, get a drink and relax in one of our three spacious bars before, during and after the show and to buy and pick up tickets from the Box Office without getting trampled! At long last, the quality of our front of house facilities matches the quality of the productions on our stage. The team that carried out the building work truly excelled themselves, proving to be supremely skilled craftsmen and technicians. The project was delivered on budget and to a quality standard higher than we had ever dared hope. Thank you to all involved. Our spring season showcases the rude health of British Theatre today. The National Theatre in its 50th year in partnership with Talawa Theatre Company will be bringing us the beautiful Moon on a Rainbow Shawl; for the first time in many years The Royal Shakespeare Company will be coming to the Arts with the phenomenal Ian McDiarmid in A Life of Galileo; Alistair McGowan stars in a new West End bound production of the evergreen Pygmalion; the team that brought us Anne Boleyn, to such great acclaim last year brings us Eternal Love, the unforgettable love story of Abelard and Heloise; our younger audience can choose from the classic Tom’s Midnight Garden, Jacqueline Wilson’s tale of the plucky Hetty Feather, Michael Morpurgo’s Private Peaceful and the bed time classic We’re Going On a Bear Hunt and Cheek by Jowl are sure to thrill us again with their unforgettable ‘Tis Pity She’s a Whore and their anarchic version of the French classic Ubu Roi. If you are struggling to make your choices from this cornucopia of theatrical delights don’t forget you can always call our friendly and knowledgeable box office team who will be happy to answer any of your questions about our season. As I write, our panto rehearsals are well underway. Robin Hood, Maid Marian and their band of Merry Men will soon be taking on the evil Sheriff of Nottingham and rescuing the Babes in the Wood. Many of our panto favourites are back including Matt Crosby as Nurse Nelly and Stephen Beckett as The Sheriff of Nottingham. They and the rest of our astonishingly talented cast will take you all on the best family adventure this Christmas. Come along and cheer them on. Thank you, as ever, for your support and for the many positive comments you have already made about our new foyer. More than ever, I am looking forward to seeing you all again soon at Cambridge Arts Theatre. With kindest regards,

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THURSDAY 5 DECEMBER 2013 – SUNDAY 12 JANUARY 2014 CA MBR IDGE ARTS THEATR E PR ESENTS THIS YEAR'S TR A DITIONA L FA MILY PA NTOMIME

Directed by Michael Fentiman

Following the enormous success of Jack and the Beanstalk last year Cambridge Arts Theatre is proud to present Robin Hood for the first time in nearly 50 years! A spectacular cast featuring some familiar pantomime faces will bring this much-loved tale to life, with a fabulous sprinkling of pantomime magic that will delight and entertain the young and young at heart alike! Get ready to cheer at the goodies and boo at the baddies as Robin, Maid Marian and their band of Merry Men fight injustice from their Sherwood Forest hideout and try to outwit the evil Sheriff of Nottingham. This re-discovered gem is sure to shoot right to the top of any Christmas list, so book your tickets today and come and enjoy the very best in festive family fun that Cambridge has to offer! WHAT THE PRESS SAID ABOUT JACK AND THE BEANSTALK 2012:

‘This is another Arts Theatre triumph: bursting with with invention and spectacle... monstrously good fun.’ CAMBRIDGE NEWS 4

‘Michael Fentiman’s traditional but nicely tweaked panto is one of the best I’ve seen.’ THE STAGE

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MONDAY 20 – SATURDAY 25 JANUARY BILL KENWRIGHT, BY SPECIAL ARRANGEMENT WITH AGATHA CHRISTIE LTD PRESENTS

ROBERT POWELL IS THE NEW

POIROT

A quintessential English country estate is thrown into chaos following the murder of eccentric inventor Sir Claud Amory, and the theft of his new earth shattering formula. Arriving at the estate just moments too late, one man immediately senses a potent brew of despair, treachery, and deception amid the estate’s occupants.  That man is Hercule Poirot. In the first play ever written by Agatha Christie we are introduced to a character who went on to become the most famous detective of all time and the only fictional character ever to receive a full-page obituary in the New York Times Robert Powell is one of the country’s most loved actors. Having received multiple awards and a BAFTA nomination for his portrayal of Jesus in Franco Zefferelli’s Jesus of Nazareth,  he went on to star in the hit BBC TV comedy The Detectives. His extensive stage performances include roles in the national tours of Alan Bennett’s Single Spies and Jeffrey Bernard is Unwell (which toured to Cambridge Arts Theatre) before most recently appearing in Singin’ in the Rain at the Palace Theatre in the West End. BLACK COFFEE © 1930, Agatha Christie Limited. All rights reserved. AGATHA CHRISTIE ® is a registered trademark of Agatha Christie Limited. All rights reserved. POIROT® is a registered trademark of Agatha Christie Limited. All rights reserved.

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‘A company that clearly understands and loves Christie’s work’ THE EXPRESS

MONDAY – SATURDAY, 7.45PM AND SATURDAY, 2.30PM: £15/£20/£25/£30 THURSDAY, 2.30PM: £15/£20/£25 All tickets are subject to a £2.50 booking fee

Book if you enjoyed: Verdict, Murder on the Nile

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WEDNESDAY 29 JANUARY – SATURDAY 1 FEBRUARY CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY MARLOWE SOCIETY PRESENT

The Marlowe Society returns to Cambridge Arts Theatre, celebrating the 450th anniversary of Christopher Marlowe’s birth with a lavish new staging of the playwright’s most famous work, Doctor Faustus. Doctor Faustus is a brilliant and gifted academic whose destructive thirst for knowledge leads him down a path to damnation when he sells his soul to Lucifer in exchange for twenty four years of pleasure. From the splendour of the court of Emperor Charles V of Germany to the excesses of the Pope’s banquet in Rome, Faustus experiences all the earthly delights on offer in this world and beyond. But as he gets deeper and deeper in his time is running out… Doctor Faustus forms the centrepiece of a year-long festival of works celebrating the 450th anniversary of the playwright’s birth. One of Cambridge’s most famous alumni, Marlowe’s enduring tale will be performed by the cream of the University’s acting talent, led by acclaimed National Theatre director, Drew Mulligan.

WEDNESDAY – SATURDAY, 7.45PM THURSDAY AND SATURDAY, 2.30PM £15/£20/£25 STUDENTS: £12.50 All tickets are subject to a £2.50 booking fee

Book if you enjoyed: Prometheus and the Frogs

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THURSDAY 6 – SATURDAY 8 FEBRUARY ENGLISH TOURING THEATRE PRESENTS THE SHAKESPEARE’S GLOBE PRODUCTION

THE STORY OF ABELARD & HELOISE By Howard Brenton Production shots from the 2007 production

DIRECTED BY JOHN DOVE

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‘One of the world’s great love stories… full of rollicking vigour’ THE INDEPENDENT

The same award-winning creative team who brought the vivid and vibrant Anne Boleyn to Cambridge in 2012 now offer a real treat with their next spellbinding tale. When Abelard begins a wild affair with his brilliant student Heloise, his enemies find the perfect pretext to destroy him. Abelard is already on thin ice with the church over his contentious views and when Heloise bears his child out of wedlock, their affair becomes the scandal of the age… With its dynamic, contemporary language, stunning costumes and terrific live music, fiery philosophical debate and history burst into life in this energetic, visceral and above all highly entertaining production.  Previously titled In Extremis and following a triumphant season at Shakespeare’s Globe, audiences outside of London now get the chance to revel in this funny, passionate and legendary love story.   Suitable for ages 14+

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THURSDAY – SATURDAY, 7.45PM AND SATURDAY, 2.30PM: £15/£20/£25/£30 All tickets are subject to a £2.50 booking fee CAPTIONED AND AUDIO DESCRIBED PERFORMANCE, SATURDAY, 8 FEBRUARY 2.30PM. Touch tour available. PRE-SHOW TALK, THURSDAY 6 FEBRUARY, 6.30PM. BOOKING ESSENTIAL ON 01223 503333

Book if you enjoyed: Anne Boleyn, Shakespeare’s Globe on Tour

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‘A play for today in medieval costume’ THE GUARDIAN

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MONDAY 10 – SATURDAY 15 FEBRUARY THEATRE ROYAL BATH PRODUCTIONS PRESENTS

JANE ASHER IN

ADAPTED FROM

PENELOPE LIVELY’S

BOOKER PRIZE-WINNING NOVEL BY SIMON READE

Compelling, moving and eloquent, one of the great novels of the 20th century is brought to the stage for the first time. Winner of the 1987 Booker Prize, Penelope Lively’s Moon Tiger is a haunting story of loss and desire. Claudia Hampton is a popular historian, a strong and difficult woman. Now in her seventies, she is plotting her greatest work – a history of the world. She looks back over her life growing up between the wars and remembers the people who have shared its triumphs and tragedies. There is Gordon, her adored brother; Jasper, the charming, untrustworthy lover and father of her daughter, and Tom, her one great love, both found and lost during the El Alamein campaign when she worked as a war correspondent. Jane Asher’s theatre credits include Pride and Prejudice at Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre, and The Importance of Being Earnest. Recent television includes Stephen Poliakoff’s Dancing on the Edge and she stars in the 2013 film I Give it a Year.

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MONDAY – SATURDAY, 7.45PM: AND SATURDAY, 2.30PM: £15/£25/£30/£35 THURSDAY, 2.30PM: £15/£20/£25/£30 All tickets are subject to a £2.50 booking fee

Book if you enjoyed: The Book, The English Patient

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MONDAY 17 – SATURDAY 22 FEBRUARY STEPHEN JOSEPH THEATRE, SCARBOROUGH IN ASSOCIATION WITH GUILDFORD’S YVONNE ARNAUD THEATRE PRESENTS

WHAT HIDDEN TENSIONS LURK BENEATH THE PRESENT SURFACE?

Written and directed by Alan Ayckbourn

WHAT SECRETS LIE BURIED IN THE PAST?

Arrivals & Departures World premiere production At a London rail terminus an elaborate trap is deployed to capture a dangerous and elusive terrorist. The Strategic Simulated Distractional Operations Unit is ready to pounce. Their witness, garrulous traffic warden, Barry Hawkins and troubled young female soldier Ez Swain, his minder, are on hand. What can possibly go wrong?

Time Of My Life The first revival by the author since its premiere in 1992 It is Laura Stratton’s birthday and, to celebrate the event, the whole family is gathered for an evening out in their favourite restaurant. The dinner turns out to be a significant moment in all their lives.

Farcicals – a double bill of frivolous comedies. World premiere production Chloë With Love Teddy and Lottie’s marriage is in difficulty. Cue neighbours Penny and Reggie to the rescue. But who is Chloe? The Kidderminster Affair Will Lottie discover the awful truth about Kidderminster? Will Teddy burn the barbeque?

MON, 7.45PM: ARRIVALS AND DEPARTURES TUE, 7.45PM: ARRIVALS AND DEPARTURES WED, 7.45PM: TIME OF MY LIFE THU, 2.30PM AND 7.45PM: ARRIVALS AND DEPARTURES FRI, 7.45PM: TIME OF MY LIFE SAT, 11AM: FARCICALS SAT, 3PM: TIME OF MY LIFE SAT, 7.45PM: ARRIVALS AND DEPARTURES MONDAY – SATURDAY, 7.45PM AND SATURDAY, 3PM: £15/£20/£25/£30 THURSDAY, 2.30PM AND SATURDAY, 11AM: £15/£20/£25 All tickets are subject to a £2.50 booking fee

Book if you enjoyed: Alarms and Excursions, Classic Alan Ayckbourn

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WEDNESDAY 26 FEBRUARY – SATURDAY 8 MARCH

PYGMALION By Bernard Shaw STARRING

ALISTAIR MCGOWAN AS HENRY HIGGINS WITH RULA LENSKA AND JAMIE FOREMAN

A major revival of one of the best loved plays of the 20th Century. Alistair McGowan leads an established company of actors in a 100th anniversary year production of Shaw’s enduring masterpiece directed by Tony Award-winning David Grindley. Pygmalion is perhaps best known as the inspiration for the musical My Fair Lady. The aristocratic and pompous Professor Henry Higgins (made famous by Rex Harrison) makes a bet with his friend Colonel Pickering that he can transform the manners and speech of Cockney flower girl Eliza Doolittle and pass her off as a society lady. Packed with a host of larger than life characters including Alfred Doolittle and lovelorn Freddy Eynsford-Hill, Pygmalion remains one of Shaw’s most popular plays and a classic British drama; full of his trademark wit, style and humour. Bafta award-winning Alistair Mcgowan stars in this major new revival of Shaw’s enduring masterpiece. His prolific career as an impressionist, comic and writer also includes an Oliver Award-nominated performance for Little Shop Of Horrors. Rula Lenska joins Alistair to play Mrs Higgins and Jamie Foreman will play Alfred Doolittle. Rula is a one of our leading stage and television actors with appearances in all major TV series including her role as Claudia in Coronation Street. Jamie Foreman has over thirty film credits to his name including Layer Cake and Polanski’s Oliver Twist. His television credits include Derek Branning in Eastenders.

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‘A beautifully structured play of infinite subtlety’ GUARDIAN

WED 26 FEB – SAT 8 MAR, 7.45PM SAT 1 AND SAT 8, 2.30PM: £15/£25/£30/£35 THU 27 FEB AND THU 7 MAR, 2.30PM: £15/£20/£25/£30 All tickets are subject to a £2.50 booking fee

Book if you enjoyed: My Fair Lady, Mrs Warren’s Profession

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TUESDAY 11 – SATURDAY 15 MARCH ENGLISH TOURING THEATRE, SHEFFIELD THEATRES & ROSE THEATRE KINGSTON PRESENT

By Brian Friel DIRECTED BY JAMES GRIEVE

‘Friel’s style is restless, ready to change and shift from comedy to pure sadness’ THE GUARDIAN

‘Brian Friel’s beautifully nuanced play of language and meaning’ THE IRISH TIMES

‘Celebrates the sweet music of human speech.’ THE NEW YORK TIMES

TUESDAY – SATURDAY, 7.45PM AND SATURDAY, 2.30PM: £15/£21/£25/£27 THURSDAY, 2.30PM: £15/£20/£25

1833. Rural Ireland. The British Army arrives to translate Gaelic place names into The King’s English. Farm-girl Máire finds herself torn between the affections of the local school teacher and the love of a British soldier, between her native tongue and a new language, between the comfort of the world she knows and the excitement of foreign possibilities. The resulting clash of two worlds threatens the very heart of the community as they struggle to interpret a new language and each other. What gets lost in translation? English Touring Theatre make a welcome return to Cambridge Arts Theatre this season. Previous productions that have toured to the city include the soldout Anne Boleyn and their hilarious take on Molière’s The Misanthrope.

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All tickets are subject to a £2.50 booking fee CAPTIONED PERFORMANCE , TUESDAY, 11 MARCH AUDIO DESCRIBED PERFORMANCE, SATURDAY 15 MARCH, 2.30PM. Touch tour available. POST SHOW TALK (CAPTIONED), TUESDAY 11 MARCH, 7.45PM

Book if you enjoyed: The Plough and the Stars, The Beauty Queen of Leenane

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TUESDAY 18 – SATURDAY 22 MARCH TALAWA THEATRE COMPANY IN ASSOCIATION WITH THE NATIONAL THEATRE PRESENTS

Talawa Theatre Company

By Errol John DIRECTED BY MICHAEL BUFFONG

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‘I was spellbound … thrilled by one of the 20th century’s great neglected plays ... just go’ THE TIMES

Talawa Theatre Company and the National Theatre take Errol John’s ‘bruising, brilliantly witty play’ (TIME OUT) on tour after its critically acclaimed run in London in 2012. In Port of Spain, Trinidad, the snatches of calypso music, hymn tunes and drums are interrupted by the raucous celebrations of troops returning from war. Here, neighbours drink, bawl, make love, look out for each other and crave a better life. But Ephraim is no dreamer and nothing, not even the seductive Rosa, is going to stop him escaping his dead-end job for a fresh start in England. Universally praised by critics and audiences alike, the original creative team have reunited to present John’s mesmerising and heart-warming masterpiece once more.

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TUESDAY – SATURDAY, 7.45PM AND SATURDAY, 2.30PM: £15/£21/£25/£27 THURSDAY, 2.30PM: £15/£20/£25 All tickets are subject to a £2.50 booking fee

Book if you enjoyed: Fences, Grief, NT on tour

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MONDAY 24 – SATURDAY 29 MARCH JOSHUA ANDREWS AND PETER JAMES IN ASSOCIATION WITH PAUL TYRER AND JAMIE CLARK FOR THE BOOKING OFFICE PRESENT

LES DENNIS CLAIRE GOOSE IN

GRAY O’BRIEN SIMONA ARMSTRONG STEVEN MILLER AS DETECTIVE ROY GRACE

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ADAPTED BY SHAUN MCKENNA DIRECTED BY IAN TALBOT Victor and his wife Joan have been married a long time. But their marriage has reached crisis point and Victor has decided there is only one way to get Joan out of his life forever... but he’s about to get a nasty surprise... As a young Detective Roy Grace starts to investigate his very first homicide case, dark forces intervene and Grace begins to fear that nothing is quite as it seems. Direct from his West End lead role in Spamalot, Les Dennis (Chicago, Hairspray, Art, BBC 2’s Life’s Too Short), stars alongside Claire Goose, (Waking the Dead, Casualty),  Gray O’Brien (Coronation Street, Peak Practice), Steven Miller (Casualty) and Simona Armstrong, (finalist in the BBC’s search for a ‘Maria’). This is the world stage premiere of international bestselling crime thriller novelist Peter James who has sold over 14 million books of his Roy Grace series, and is published in 36 languages.

‘One of the most fiendishly clever crime fiction plotters’ DAILY MAIL

MONDAY – SATURDAY, 7.45PM: AND SATURDAY, 2.30PM: £15/£20/£25/£30 THURSDAY, 2.30PM: £15/£20/£25 All tickets are subject to a £2.50 booking fee

Book if you enjoyed: Go Back For Murder, Verdict.

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MONDAY 31 MARCH – SATURDAY 5 APRIL THEATRE ROYAL BATH PRODUCTIONS AND BIRMINGHAM REPERTORY THEATRE PRESENT THE RSC PRODUCTION

A LIFE OF GALILEO

by Bertolt Brecht

Translated by Mark Ravenhill In association with the Royal Shakespeare Company Directed by Roxana Silbert

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IAN MCDIARMID This thrilling production from the Royal Shakespeare Company received tremendous acclaim when it opened in Stratford-upon-Avon in Spring 2013. Now, one of the UK’s finest actors, Ian McDiarmid reprises his astonishing performance as Galileo, leading a huge ensemble cast in this theatrical tourde-force. The year is 1609 and a brilliant Italian scientist is about to make a discovery that will change the world. Observing the night sky using the recentlyinvented telescope, he sees the solar system with a clarity never before experienced by astronomers and realises that the earth orbits the sun. When Galileo’s opponents convince the Pope that these new findings pose a threat to religious dogma and may spark unrest and civil disobedience, he is denounced by the Inquisition as a heretic and forced to publicly denounce his theories… This much-acclaimed translation of Brecht’s masterpiece by RSC Writer in Residence Mark Ravenhill is directed by Roxana Silbert, Artistic Director of Brimingham Rep, who recently directed Dunsinane, Measure For Measure and Richard III for the RSC. Ian McDiarmid is perhaps best known for his iconic role as Emperor Palpatine in George Lucas’s epic Star Wars films. Other films include Tim Burton’s Sleepy Hollow with Johnny Depp, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Gorky Park and Dragonslayer. Recent leading theatre roles include Timon of Athens for Chicago Shakespeare Theatre, Emperor and Galilean for the National Theatre, John Gabriel Borkman for The Donmar Warehouse and Six Characters in Seach of an Author for the Chichester Festival Theatre.

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MONDAY – SATURDAY, 7.45PM AND SATURDAY, 2.30PM: £15/£25/£30/£35 THURSDAY, 2.30PM: £15/£20/£25/£30 All tickets are subject to a £2.50 booking fee BSL PERFORMANCE, TUESDAY, 1 APRIL 7.45PM

Book if you enjoyed: King Lear, The Syndicate

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‘A sharp new adaptation by Mark Ravenhill that emphasizes the dark comedy and diversely rich theatrical inventiveness… Ian McDiarmid’s electrifying portrayal’ INDEPENDENT

‘Brilliantly presented in McDiarmid’s masterful rendering’ OBSERVER

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MONDAY 7 – SATURDAY 12 APRIL

STARRING

DAVID ESSEX

When young Emmett was a high flyer in the City he was a regular customer in an upmarket restaurant but now, thanks to a recent reversal in his fortunes, he’s starting a new career there – as a dishwasher! His new colleagues are Dressler who’s happily been scraping and scrubbing for over 30 years and is a bit of a philosopher and Moss who’s sadly well past his sell by date and heading for the dustbin. Together they attack the endless supply of crockery that descends from above. In this world of dirty dishes, soapsuds and despair, playwright Morris Panych brings wit and humour to their quest for existential meaning. David Essex returns to the stage in The Dishwashers following his hugely successful portrayal of Eddie Moon in BBC TV’s EastEnders. He enjoys a remarkable career that has combined theatre, films, television and music. David’s stage work includes Peter Hall’s production of She Stoops to Conquer in the West End and his numerous musicals include Evita, Godspell, All The Fun of The Fair, Mutiny! and Aspects of Love.

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MONDAY – SATURDAY, 7.45PM AND SATURDAY, 2.30PM: £15/£25/£30/£35 THURSDAY, 2.30PM: £15/£20/£25/£30 All tickets are subject to a £2.50 booking fee

Book if you enjoyed: The Dumb Waiter, Relatively Speaking

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MONDAY 14 – TUESDAY 15 APRIL

BALLET BLACK ‘A small, sparky company with plenty of ambition and swagger’ ‘A company with an astonishing amalgamation of strength and elegance’ THE STAGE

‘A combination of the enthusiastic rigour of these busy dancers and the ability of their choreographers to shine a light on so much life with such little embellishment gave this evening in the company of Ballet Black a powerful and lasting resonance.’ LONDONDANCE.COM

Following acclaimed performances in 2013, Cassa Pancho’s company of black and Asian classically trained dancers highlights and celebrates the talents of dancers from around the world. Founded in 2001, Ballet Black has achieved great success and garnered numerous awards, including the 2012 Critics’ Circle National Dance Award for Best Independent Company. For their return to Cambridge Arts Theatre, the company are delighted to present a triple bill of new work with exciting ballets from two of Britain’s best choreographers, Christopher Marney (Gothenburg Ballet, New Adventures), and Martin Lawrance (Richard Alston Dance Company). Award-winning dance maker, Arthur Pita (Showboat, The Metamorphosis) creates Ballet Black’s newest narrative ballet.

MONDAY – TUESDAY, 7.45PM:

Cira Robinson of Ballet Black. Photography: Elliott Franks (c) Ballet Black

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£12.50/£17.50/£22.50 All tickets are subject to a £2.50 booking fee

Book if you enjoyed: The Richard Alston dance Company, Henri Oguike

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FRIDAY 18 – SUNDAY 20 APRIL EVOLUTION PRODUCTIONS (PLAYS) LTD IN ASSOCIATION WITH ANNA MURPHY FOR FEATHER PRODUCTIONS LTD PRESENT

A BRAND NEW PRODUCTION OF THE OLIVIER AWARD-WINNING WEST END PLAY

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‘Pure Delight... will bring sunshine into the lives of all who see it’ DAILY TELEGRAPH

***** ‘Hilarious’ THE TIMES FRIDAY – SUNDAY, 7.45PM AND SATURDAY, 2.30PM: £15/£21/£25/£27

This unmissable brand new production of Tim Whitnall’s Olivier Awardwinning play, stars the Olivier-nominated Bob Golding as comedy icon, Eric Morecambe. Directed by Paul Hendy, the show is a moving, often hilarious tale about one of Britain’s best-loved entertainers: from humble beginnings in Music Hall to 28 million viewers on Christmas Day, it’s the heart-warming, tear-jerking, laughter-inducing story of the man what brought us the sunshine. What do you think of it so far? Brilliant!

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All tickets are subject to a £2.50 booking fee

Book if you enjoyed: Classic Morecambe and Wise, Miranda

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Reviews from the West-End production

By Tim Whitnall Starring Bob Golding Directed by Paul Hendy Associate Producer Gary Morecombe


TUESDAY 22 – SATURDAY 26 APRIL THE BIRMINGHAM STAGE COMPANY PRESENTS

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Adapted for the stage by

DAVID WOOD

‘If you want real theatre, try this marvellous retelling of a favourite story’

from the book by

PHILIPPA PEARCE

THE TIMES

TUE, 7PM WED, 10.30AM AND 1.30PM THU, 10.30AM AND 7PM FRI, 10.30AM AND 7PM SAT, 2.30PM AND 7PM

Is it possible to travel back in time? Tom has always believed it cannot be done, but when the grandfather clock in the hallway chimes thirteen times, Tom is transported to a secret garden from the past. Here he meets Hatty and together these two new friends enjoy fantastic adventures in a magical wonderland. But with each new journey through time, strange things begin to happen – and Tom must solve the mystery of the midnight garden! The Birmingham Stage Company is proud to present this classic story, following their acclaimed productions of James and the Giant Peach and Horrible Histories. Tom’s Midnight Garden is a truly magical story, perfect for the whole family.

ADULTS: £17.50 / CHILDREN: £12.50 All tickets are subject to a £2.50 booking fee AUDIO DESCRIBED PERFORMANCE, SATURDAY 26 APRIL 2.00PM. Touch tour available.

Book if you enjoyed: James and the Giant Peach, Carrie’s War

BOX OFFICE: 01223 503333

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TUESDAY 29 APRIL – SATURDAY 3 MAY HEADLONG, WEST YORKSHIRE PLAYHOUSE AND NUFFIELD, SOUTHAMPTON PRESENT

by Frank Wedekind in a new version by Anya Reiss Unnerving, entertaining, funny and dark, Wedekind’s definitive play about youth caused riots when it exploded onto the stage in 1906 and has lost none of its provocative power. Brought bang up to date by award-winning young playwright Anya Reiss and director Ben Kidd, this new version examines the exuberance, intensity and confusion of teenage life today. Spring Awakening asks important and pressing questions about how young people are shaped for their future by a generation that doesn’t understand them.  Following their recent sell out productions of new plays Chimerica and  The Effect, and their remarkable versions of 1984, The Seagull and Romeo and Juliet, Headlong breathe fresh life into another classic text, with co-producing partners West Yorkshire Playhouse and Nuffield, Southampton. Anya Reiss has won both the Evening Standard and the Critics’ Circle Awards for Most Promising Playwright.

‘The consistently impressive company Headlong’ EVENING STANDARD

TUESDAY – SATURDAY, 7.45PM AND SATURDAY, 2.30PM: £15/£21/£25/£27 THURSDAY, 2.30PM £15/£20/£25 All tickets are subject to a £2.50 booking fee

Book if you enjoyed: Six Characters in Search of An Author, The Beauty Queen of Leenane

BOX OFFICE: 01223 503333 Suitable for ages 14+

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MONDAY 5 – SATURDAY 10 MAY THEATRE ROYAL BATH PRODUCTIONS PRESENTS

THINGS WE DO FOR LOVE by Alan Ayckbourn DIRECTED BY LAURENCE BOSWELL

STARRING

NATALIE IMBRUGLIA

One of the world’s greatest stars; one of the world’s greatest playwrights and one of the greatest plays of the nineties - Things We Do For Love promises to be one of the theatrical highlights of the year.

‘It is sharp and it is gorgeously funny’

In South West London Barbara, elegant and glacial, lives in immaculate order on the middle floor of her converted house. Downstairs, lovelorn postman and part-time plumber Gilbert has created a shrine to his landlady. Upstairs, the flat is empty, a perfect bolthole for Nikki, Barbara’s old school-friend, and her fiancé Hamish. Unfortunately Hamish is everything that Barbara despises (bearded, Scottish and vegetarian) and Hamish takes an instant dislike to the ever-intolerant Barbara - a hostility which hides deeper feelings. This bedroom farce soon develops into something more complex as the two adversaries fall head over heels in lust. This is the UK’s greatest living playwright at the peak of his art, making hilarity and ingenuity from the things we do for love.

‘Ayckbourn’s best play of the decade… a Private Lives for the nineties’

THE TIMES

GUARDIAN

‘Gloriously entertaining’ MAIL ON SUNDAY

MONDAY – SATURDAY, 7.45PM AND SATURDAY, 2.30PM: £15/£25/£30/£35

Natalie Imbruglia has enjoyed success both as an actress and singer, receiving three Grammy nominations and two Brit Awards for her musical achievements. Acting credits include Johnny English with Rowan Atkinson and the 2009 film Closed for Winter. Laurence Boswell has been the Artistic Director of the Theatre Royal Bath’s Ustinov Studio since 2011 and is an Associate Artist of the RSC. Directorial credits include Eddie Izzard in A Day in the Death of Joe Egg and and Matt Damon and Jake Gyllenhaal in This Is Our Youth.

THURSDAY, 2.30PM: £15/£20/£25/£30 All tickets are subject to a £2.50 booking fee

Book if you enjoyed: Bedroom Farce, Relatively Speaking

BOX OFFICE: 01223 503333

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TUESDAY 13 – SATURDAY 17 MAY PRODUCED BY CHEEK BY JOWL IN A CO-PRODUCTION WITH THE BARBICAN, LONDON, LES GÉMEAUX/SCEAUX/SCÈNE NATIONALE AND SYDNEY FESTIVAL

‘TIS PITY SHE’S A WHORE by John Ford

‘Donnellan and Ormerod’s sexy and unnerving new production...gruesomely, wildly alive.’

Photographer Manuel Harlan

TIME OUT CRITICS’ CHOICE

Following the success of its 2012 tour, Declan Donnellan and Nick Ormerod’s critically acclaimed production of ‘Tis Pity She’s A Whore returns. This vivid and violent Jacobean tragedy shows a brother and sister’s passionate descent into hell. Incest, religion and corrupt morality collide in this ‘sexy, stylish’ production (THE TIMES), making this play as shocking and controversial today as it was almost four hundred years ago. Cheek by Jowl have established an international reputation for bringing ‘fresh life to the classics using intense, vivid performances like a laser of light to set the text ablaze’ (THE GUARDIAN). The company has toured to over 300 cities in 40 countries and is an Artistic Associate at the Barbican, London. Suitable for ages 16+

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TUESDAY – SATURDAY, 7.45PM AND SATURDAY, 2.30PM: £15/£25/£30 All tickets are subject to a £2.50 booking fee

Book if you enjoyed: Andromaque, Macbeth

BOX OFFICE: 01223 503333

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MONDAY 19 – SATURDAY 24 MAY

*****

‘I haven’t laughed so much in years’ INDEPENDENT ON SUNDAY

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‘Ridiculously funny’ THE TIMES

**** ‘Genuinely hilarious.’

THE DAILY TELEGRAPH

Fawlty Towers meets Noises Off in this new hit comedy direct from the West End. The Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society attempt to put on a 1920’s 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 get to their final curtain call.   This brilliant new laugh-out-loud comedy performed by Mischief Theatre Company has enjoyed two successful runs in the West End and was the sellout smash hit of the Edinburgh Festival with its sensational reviews, numerous accolades and awards. The Play That Goes Wrong is guaranteed to leave you aching with laughter!

‘Spectacularly funny and bitingly accurate; we laughed until the tears ran down our faces. It has to be seen’ JOANNA LUMLEY

MONDAY – SATURDAY, 7.45PM AND SATURDAY, 2.30PM: £15/£20/£25 THURSDAY, 2.30PM: £15/£20 All tickets are subject to a £2.50 booking fee BSL PERFORMANCE, WED 21 MAY 7.45PM

Book if you enjoyed: Noises Off, Abigail’s Party

BOX OFFICE: 01223 503333

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TUESDAY 27 – SATURDAY 31 MAY

ENGLISH TOURING OPERA MOZART’S

THE MAGIC FLUTE

THURSDAY 29, FRIDAY 30 AND SATURDAY 31 MAY Probably the world’s favourite opera, The Magic Flute tells the enchanting story of a young prince and princess on a dreamlike journey in pursuit of love. Great comedy, spectacular costumes and memorable tunes mean this is the opera to charm children and captivate anyone going to the opera for the first time.

BRITTEN’S

PAUL BUNYAN WEDNESDAY 28 MAY

Musically charming and dreamlike, this cross between an opera and a musical re-creates the great myth of the American frontier – peopled by a giant, singing geese and cats, dancing Swedes, lumberjacks, and good and bad cooks. The score is brilliantly inventive, mixing elements of blues, folk songs and hymns in a witty and irreverent response to the American Dream. Featuring Emmy and Golden Globe Award-winning actor, Damian Lewis (Homeland, Band of Brothers), as the voice of Paul Bunyan.

TIPPETT’S

KING PRIAM

£20/£25/£30/£39

Troy is under siege. In the city, the old King recounts the events leading up to the war, waiting for his own death. All the familiar characters and stories – Hector and Achilles, Paris, Helen and the gods – are brought to life in this memorable meditation on the futility of war. Brilliant, insightful and musically gripping, King Priam is a prime example of British opera at its best.

PRE SHOW TALKS, 27, 28, 30 AND 31 MAY, 6.30PM. BOOKING ESSENTIAL ON 01223 503333.

TUESDAY 27 MAY

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TUESDAY – SATURDAY, 7.30PM:

All tickets are subject to a £2.50 booking fee

BOX OFFICE: 01223 503333

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TUESDAY 3 – SUNDAY 8 JUNE ROSE THEATRE KINGSTON, KENNY WAX AND WILLIAM ARCHER IN ASSOCIATION WITH NOVEL THEATRE PRESENT

Roll up and join Hetty on her escape from the Foundling Hospital. Tremble as she faces Matron Stinking Bottomly. Thrill as she discovers the squirrel house and Tanglefields Travelling Circus. Gasp as she endures a night locked in the attic. Quake as she braves the scary streets of Victorian London and cheer as she overcomes all in her search to find her real mother and a true family of her own. From best-selling author Jacqueline Wilson, the tale of plucky Hetty Feather is brought thrillingly to life on stage by award winning script writer Emma Reeves (CBBC’s The Story of Tracy Beaker) and the Olivier Award Nominated director Sally Cookson, whose many five star productions include Peter Pan, We’re Going on a Bear Hunt and Stick Man. With live music, circus skills and a huge heart, Hetty Feather is a terrific adventure story – the perfect treat for the whole family. Suitable for ages 7+

TUE, 7PM THU, 10.30AM FRI, 1.30PM AND 7PM SAT, 3PM AND 7PM SUN, 5.30PM ADULTS: £20 / CHILDREN: £15 All tickets are subject to a £2.50 booking fee

Book if you enjoyed: Swallows and Amazons, I Was a Rat, Tracey Beaker

BOX OFFICE: 01223 503333

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WEDNESDAY 4 – SUNDAY 8 JUNE KW & NB LTD PRESENT

ADAPTED FROM THE PICTURE BOOK WRITTEN BY MICHAEL ROSEN AND ILLUSTRATED BY HELEN OXENBURY

‘Ingenious’ THE DAILY MAIL

‘A fun-filled frolic’ THE GUARDIAN

DIRECT FROM A WEST END SEASON AND INTERNATIONAL TOUR!

WED, 2PM AND 4.30PM THU, 2PM

Michael Rosen’s award-winning book We’re Going On A Bear Hunt is brought vividly and noisily to the stage in director Sally Cookson’s fun-filled adaptation set to Benji Bower’s versatile lively score.

FRI, 10.30AM

Join our intrepid adventurers on their quest to find a bear; as they wade through the gigantic swishy swashy grass, the splishy splashy river and the thick oozy, squelchy mud!  Expect catchy songs, interactive scenes and plenty of hands-on adventure – plus a few special surprises!

TICKETS: £12.50

Watch the official trailer online at www.bearhuntlive.com Suitable for ages 3+  Running time: Approx. 55 minutes

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SAT, 10.30AM AND 12.30PM SUN, 10.30AM AND 2.30PM

All tickets are subject to a £2.50 booking fee

Book if you enjoyed: The Gruffalo, Guess How Much I Love You, Charlie and Lola

BOX OFFICE: 01223 503333

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WEDNESDAY 11 – SATURDAY 14 JUNE

UBU ROI

By Alfred Jarry

In French with English surtitles.

Following its European tour and a sell-out London run in 2013, Declan Donnellan and Nick Ormerod return with their ‘crack ensemble’ (THE GUARDIAN) of French actors in their production of Alfred Jarry’s Ubu Roi. Charting the exploits of the despotic Ubu, the play stands as a startling challenge to the comfortable and conventional. Menacing, hilarious and anarchic, Ubu Roi’s piercing humour continues to fascinate us, enabling a world of rich theatrical possibility in a parade of the grotesque that keeps pace with our own times. Cheek by Jowl has established an international reputation for bringing ‘fresh life to the classics using intense, vivid performances like a laser of light to set the text ablaze’ (THE GUARDIAN).

Photographer Johan Persson

PRODUCED BY CHEEK BY JOWL IN A CO-PRODUCTION WITH BARBICAN, LONDON, LES GÉMEAUX/SCEAUX/SCÈNE NATIONALE AND COMÉDIE DE BÉTHUNE, CENTRE DRAMATIQUE NATIONAL NORD/PAS-DE-CALAIS.

‘An inspired production of a gruesome drama’ EVENING STANDARD

‘Exhilaratingly fresh...blackly hilarious’ INDEPENDENT WEDNESDAY – SATURDAY, 7.45PM SATURDAY, 2.30PM: £15/£25/£30 All tickets are subject to a £2.50 booking fee

Book if you enjoyed: The Misanthrope, Andromaque

BOX OFFICE: 01223 503333 Suitable for ages 16+

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TUESDAY 17 – SATURDAY 21 JUNE

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‘Dial M for Marvellous’ DAILY TELEGRAPH

WHEN MURDER CALLS…HANG UP. Frederick Knott’s intense and darkly gripping thriller, Dial M for Murder, famously filmed by Alfred Hitchcock, is now on a UK tour starring Christopher Timothy (All Creatures Great and Small) as Inspector Hubbard.

‘Icily elegant as stylish as it is unsettling.’ THE TIMES

TUESDAY – SATURDAY, 7.45PM AND SATURDAY, 2.30PM: £15/£20/£25/£30 THURSDAY, 2.30PM: £15/£20/£25

Tony is convinced his wife is having an affair. We watch mesmerised at Tony’s precision in planning what must surely be the perfect murder… until it falters in the most unexpected way. Claustrophobic and frightening, Lucy Bailey’s exciting new production reclaims this brilliant and erotic tale of betrayal, passion and ultimately, murder. Lucy Bailey’s directing credits include The Postman Always Rings Twice in the West End and a number of productions for the Royal Shakespeare Company including The Taming of the Shrew, The Winter’s Tale and Julius Caesar which also transferred to New York.

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All tickets are subject to a £2.50 booking fee AUDIO DESCRIBED PERFORMANCE, SAT 21 JUNE 2.30PM. TOUCH TOUR AVAILABLE.

Book if you enjoyed: The 39 Steps, The Ladykillers

BOX OFFICE: 01223 503333

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WEDNESDAY 18 – SATURDAY 21 JUNE SCAMP THEATRE AND FIERY ANGEL PRESENTS

by Michael Morpurgo Adapted & Directed by Simon Reade

*****

*****

‘The horrors of war and the joyfulness of life are bound up together in this magnificent show.’

‘An infinitely touching, intensely acted account of a young First World War Soldier’s final day.’

THE SCOTSMAN

SUNDAY EXPRESS

Private Peaceful relives the life of Private Tommo Peaceful, a young First World War soldier awaiting the firing squad at dawn. During the night he looks back at his short but joyful past growing up in rural Devon: his exciting first days at school; the accident in the forest that killed his father; his adventures with Molly, the love of his life; and the battles and injustices of war that brought him to the front line. Winner of the Blue Peter Book of the Year, Private Peaceful is by third Children’s Laureate, Michael Morpurgo. His inspiration came from a visit to Ypres where he was shocked to discover how many young soldiers were court-martialled and shot for cowardice during the First World War. Most suitable for ages 8+

*****

‘Charming, witty, emotional and heart-rending’ BRITISH THEATRE GUIDE

WED, 1.30PM THU, 10.30AM FRI, 10.30 AND 1.30PM SAT, 10.30AM TICKETS: £15 All tickets are subject to a £2.50 booking fee

Book if you enjoyed: War Horse, The Butterfly Lion

BOX OFFICE: 01223 503333

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WEDNESDAY 9 – SATURDAY 12 JULY ENGLISH TOURING THEATRE & NUFFIELD THEATRE, SOUTHAMPTON PRESENT

DIRECTED BY BLANCHE MCINTYRE

From the pen of the inimitable and ever popular Noël Coward comes this exquisite collection of nine one-act plays performed together, three plays per night, for the first time in the UK since Coward starred in them in 1936.  From vaudeville to satire, from farce to intricate comedy of manners, from melodrama to romance, these plays span the full, glorious range of Coward’s writing. Peep through your fingers at the chaotic Red Peppers music-hall show, witness a bankrupt couple use all Ways and Means to scheme their way out of debt, and break your heart along with Laura in the famous Still Life, the original version of the film Brief Encounter.

WED, 7.45PM: THU, 2.30PM: 7.45PM: FRI, 7.45PM: SAT, 12PM: 3.30PM: 7.45PM:

TRIO TRIO TRIO TRIO TRIO TRIO TRIO

B C A B A B C 

TICKETS: £15/£21/£25/£27 All tickets are subject to a £2.50 booking fee

Performed in trios of three per evening, this is a unique opportunity to see a stellar ensemble cast perform all of these wonderful plays.  Come along once, twice, three times or make a day of it and see all nine plays performed on a Saturday with plenty of time for refreshments in between.

TRIO A: WE WERE DANCING, THE ASTONISHED HEART, THE RED PEPPERS. TRIO B: FUMED OAK, WAYS AND MEANS, STILL LIFE TRIO C: FAMILY ALBUM, HANDS ACROSS THE SEA, SHADOW PLAY

TICKET DEAL BOOK FOR A SECOND PERFORMANCE AND GET 15% OFF TICKETS BOOK FOR A THIRD PERFORMANCE AND GET 25% OFF TICKETS Terms and conditions apply. There are no discounts on the first performance booked. This offer cannot be redeemed retrospectively and the Theatre Management reserves the right to withdraw or amend this offer without notice.

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Book if you enjoyed: Brief Encounter, Fallen Angels

BOX OFFICE: 01223 503333

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MONDAY 13 – SATURDAY 18 OCTOBER

In 1997, a British film about six out of work Sheffield steelworkers took the world by storm. Now, they’re back. Live on stage. And this time they really are going to go The Full Monty. Simon Beaufoy, the Oscar-winning writer of the film, has gone back to Sheffield where it all started to rediscover the six men, the women, the heartache and the hilarity of a city on the dole. With songs from the film by Donna Summer, Hot Chocolate and Tom Jones, The Full Monty is coming to Cambridge directly from London’s glittering West End. Go on…drop everything and book today.

DIRECT FROM THE WEST END MONDAY – SATURDAY, 7.45PM AND SATURDAY, 2.30PM: £15/£25/£30/£35 THURSDAY, 2.30PM: £15/£20/£25/£30 All tickets are subject to a £2.50 booking fee

Book if you enjoyed: Calendar Girls, the Original Film

BOX OFFICE: 01223 503333

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TUESDAY 28 OCTOBER – SATURDAY 1 NOVEMBER THE BIRMINGHAM STAGE COMPANY PRESENTS

We all want to meet people from history. The trouble is everyone is dead! So it’s time to prepare yourselves for Horrible Histories live on stage with a brand new show Barmy Britain with all new amazing 3D effects! Can you beat battling Boudicca? What if a Viking moved in next door? Would you lose your heart or head to horrible Henry VIII? Can evil Elizabeth entertain England? Will Parliament survive gunpowder Guy? Should King Charles keep his head? Dare you stand and deliver to dastardly Dick Turpin? Move to grove with party Queen Victoria and prepare to do battle in the frightful First World War It’s the horrible history of Britain with the nasty bits left in!

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TUESDAY – FRIDAY, 2PM AND 7PM SATURDAY, 10.30AM AND 2PM TICKETS: ADULTS/CHILDREN: £17.50/£12.50 All tickets are subject to a £2.50 booking fee

Book if you enjoyed: The Terrible Tudors, The Vile Victorians

BOX OFFICE: 01223 503333

www.cambridgeartstheatre.com

Horrible Histories® is a registered trademark of Scholastic Inc. and is used under authorisation. Based on the bestselling books by Terry Deary and illustrated by Martin Brown. All rights reserved.


for one night only SUNDAY 16 FEBRUARY

Following the sell-out success of 2013 Cambridge Footlights are back by popular demand. 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 (to name but a few). Along with their friends from Oxford and the Durham Revues, Cambridge Footlights will showcase the finest sketches, songs and stand-up from some of the country’s finest student comedians. Enjoy an evening of side-splitting comedy for one night only so get yourself one of these hot tickets before they’re all snapped up

7.45pm: £10/£15/£20 All tickets are subject to a £2.50 booking fee

BOX OFFICE: 01223 503333

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how to book Following our 2013 redevelopment, the Arts Theatre Box Office is now located in our brand new foyer space, which can be accessed via the Theatre’s new permanent entrance along St Edward’s Passage. You can now use this entrance to pick up or book advance tickets, access the auditorium or get to any one of our three new bars that are located on the ground, first and second floors of the building. 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 shows carry a £2.50 booking fee per ticket in addition to the published prices. 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 adding 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 all performances. We also offer discounts on certain performances for students, over 65’s, groups and schools. Please check with the Box Office at the time of booking for available discounts.

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Please note: there are no discounts on the lowest price seats. Only one discount applies and all discounts are subject to availability.

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.


access The Arts Theatre aims to care for every customer as an individual, on a one to one basis. We continue to develop and expand our Access Programme through creating inclusive theatre events. TRAVEL AND PARKING There are parking spaces for customers with blue badges in 4 locations near the Theatre: 4 on Peas Hill; 2 in Wheeler Street; 7 on King’s Parade and 36 in The Grand Arcade car park. We are happy to book a taxi to take you home; please ask a member of our Front of House staff on your arrival. MOBILITY AROUND THE THEATRE We have eight spaces reserved for wheelchair users in the stalls. When booking tickets, the Box Office staff will ask if the wheelchair has a headrest, to ensure the correct space is allocated. Mobility scooters cannot be accommodated inside the building and customers who are unable to access the Theatre by other means must inform the Box Office at the time of booking or upon arrival. We have four house wheelchairs which we can provide for all performances DEAF AND HARD OF HEARING CUSTOMERS Please note that we no longer have an induction loop fitted around our auditorium as we have invested in a Sennheiser infra-red hearing enhancement system. This is designed to help customers, without hearing aids, and those who have hearing aids with a ‘T’ setting. We are able to provide free of charge a limited number of Sennheiser headsets and Sennheiser personal induction loops, which are discreet and easy to use. If you have never used one before, we would strongly recommend coming to the Theatre, a few minutes early, to allow our Front of House staff adequate time to explain how they work. BLIND AND VISUALLY IMPAIRED CUSTOMERS 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. BSL PERFORMANCES The British Sign Language interpreter will stand to the right of the stage, where they will interpret dialogue, as it is spoken. CAPTIONED PERFORMANCES Words will appear, as they are spoken, on a screen positioned above or to the side of the stage. AUDIO DESCRIBED PERFORMANCES The describer will explain what is happening, visually, on stage throughout the performance through the Sennheiser headsets. A pre-show touch tour is usually available (tickets are free but require booking). The tour may include set, costumes and props. Details of Access performance are highlighted on Page 2 and on the relevant show pages. We offer reduced priced tickets for customers with disabilities and one companion. Please enquire at Box Office when booking. If you would like any advice or have any questions about our Sennheiser equipment, seating arrangements or would like to discuss our access provision please contact the Box Office in person, call 01223 503333 or email access@cambridgeartstheatre.com.

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play your part:

become a supporter Cambridge Arts Theatre is a registered charity, and your donations are needed to keep the theatre open to the whole community. Our mission is to inspire and nurture a life-long love of the performing arts. Around 50,000 people come to children’s and family theatre every year, including 150 schools. Another 100,000 come to see world-class drama, musicals and dance. Only 2.5% of our running costs are covered by public funding, so we are hugely grateful to all the generous businesses, individuals and organisations that help us. If you are not already a supporter, please consider making a donation.

You can play your part by:

School Tour June 2013 Photo by Phil Mynott

Joining the Supporters’ Circle You can join the Supporters’ Circle from £5 a month. To thank you we offer priority booking, newsletters and exclusive offers. To join, please contact Lauren Williams on lwilliams@cambridgeartstheatre.com or 01223 578935.

Introducing your business Cambridge Arts Theatre’s corporate members programme offers corporate entertaining, staff benefits and brand alignment, as well as the chance to support a local charity and landmark. To find out more, contact Laura Greenfield on lgreenfield@cambridgeartstheatre.com or 01223 578908.

Making a donation To donate, go online to www.virginmoneygiving.com/charities/camarts, phone the Development Office on 01223 578935 or send a cheque (payable to Cambridge Arts Theatre) to Development, Cambridge Arts Theatre, 6 St Edwards Passage, Cambridge CB2 3PJ. CAMBRIDGE ARTS THEATRE IS A REGISTERED CHARITY NO. 1069912 40


With grateful thanks to all of our supporters SUPPORTERS’ CIRCLE PRODUCER Adam and Carrie Glinsman; William Topham and Wendy Taylor DIRECTOR

Baroness Cohen of Pimlico; Jeff Iliffe and Keren Williams; David J H Jones; Dave and Adrienne Murphy; Andy Swarbrick; Anonymous (2)

PRINCIPAL

Simon Aldridge; Peter and Gillian Andrews; Timothy Cribb; Laura Greenfield; Roger and Susan May; Professor Hugh Mellor; Rory Morrison-Smith

AND ALL OUR ENSEMBLE AND ACTOR LEVEL SUPPORTERS.

BUSINESS SUPPORTERS

HONORARY MEMBERS Bland, Brown & Cole; Davis Langdon LLP; Hannah-Reed Associates; Wates Construction Ltd

PANTO WHEELS DONORS Panto Wheels helps children from culturally and socially deprived areas attend the Christmas pantomime by subsidising the cost of travel. Our thanks to this year’s donors:

ARM Ltd; Cambridge University Press; David Charters; David J H Jones; Pádraig Cusack; Eversheds; Granta Decorative and Fine Arts Society; Annie Lewis; Penny Morris; Dave Murphy; everyone who supported Victoria Willingale in the Big Bike Ride; and everyone else who donated Panto Babes Auditions Sept 2013 Photo by Helena g Anderson

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education Cambridge Arts Theatre has a diverse range of shows this season 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.

HETTY FEATHER Rose Theatre Kingston, Kenny Wax and William Archer in association with Novel Best-selling author Jaqueline Wilson’s brilliant character is transported to the stage in this exciting production. Suitable for ages 7 and above.

WE’RE GOING ON A BEAR HUNT Kenny Wax & NB Ltd Based on the magnificent picture book by Michael Rosen and Helen Oxenbury this stage show is ideal for Early Years children. Suitable for ages 3 and above.

TOM’S MIDNIGHT GARDEN Birmingham Stage Company This stunning adaptation of Philippa Pearce’s classic children’s story is ideal for Key Stage 2. There is a comprehensive resource pack available to accompany the production to take the experience from the theatre to the classroom. Suitable for ages 6 and above.

PRIVATE PEACEFUL Scamp Theatre and Fiery Angel This beautiful adaptation of Children’s Laureate Michael Murpurgo story is brought to the stage to commemorate the centenary of World War 1. There is a resource pack to help students extend their understanding of World War 1. Ideal for History, English and Drama students this production also has a post-show Q&A session.  Suitable for ages 8 and above.

Pre and Post Show Talks • ETERNAL LOVE Pre-Show Talk – Thursday 6 February 6.30pm • TRANSLATIONS Captioned Post-Show Talk (company) – Tuesday 11 March • ETO Pre-Show Talks each night (except Thursday) 27, 28, 30 and 31 May 6.30pm • PRIVATE PEACEFUL Post-Show Q&A – Wednesday 18 June 1.30pm 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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education DOCTOR FAUSTUS Marlowe Society Christopher Marlowe’s brilliant tale of the destructive pursuit for ultimate knowledge is brought to the stage this January. A full range of educational resources accompany this production, including a comprehensive resource pack and workshops. Suitable for ages 14 and above.

PYGMALION Bernard Shaw’s classic, and the inspiration for My Fair Lady, comes to the Arts Theatre stage in this excellent production. Exploring themes of gender and class, this the ideal show for Drama or English students in Key Stages 3-5.

UBU ROI Cheek by Jowl Performed in French with English surtitles, Alfred Jarry’s absurdist King takes to the stage in this production by the multi-award winning company Cheek by Jowl. There is a full range of resources to accompany the production including a resource pack and pre-show talk. Suitable for ages 16 and above.

‘TIS PITY SHE’S A WHORE Cheek by Jowl A vibrant and exciting production of John Ford’s Jacobean tragedy is brought to stage by the acclaimed theatre company Cheek by Jowl. There is a full range of resources to accompany the production including a resource pack. Suitable for ages 16 and above.

Work Experience We offer exciting one week work experience placements for students in full-time education within Cambridgeshire. Undertaking your placement at Cambridge Arts Theatre will allow you to gain an important insight into the arts world whilst developing your employability skills. Benefits

• Spend time in different departments, from the technical team to the marketing team • Fully structured programme • Learn how a theatre operates • Get involved in professional theatre work

How to Apply

There is significant competition for work experience placements, so we ask that you send a letter of application and a CV to vwillingale@cambridgeartstheatre.com. This should outline your experience, your interest in Theatre and future aims. The next stage of the application process is to invite you to attend an interview at the theatre. 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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Pre-Theatre Menu 2 Courses £13.50 3 Courses £17.50

Available Monday to Friday 12-7pm (Excluding Bank Holidays)

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Cambridge Arts Theatre Spring 2014 Brochure