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THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW

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EDUCATING RITA

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Wed 4 - Sat 7 Sep

MALORY TOWERS

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THE LIFE I LEAD

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BALLETBOYZ

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POSH

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THE GIRL ON THE TRAIN

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THE LADY VANISHES

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A WOMAN OF NO IMPORTANCE

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Wed 16 - Sat 19 Oct

THE CAMBRIDGE GREEK PLAY

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TOM GATES LIVE ON STAGE!

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WHAT’S IN A NAME?

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CLARE TEAL

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THE LOVELY BONES

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PETER PAN GOES WRONG

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PRISM

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MY COUSIN RACHEL

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THE SOUND OF MUSIC

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OTHELLO

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BAND OF GOLD

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THE WOMAN IN BLACK

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RICHARD ALSTON DANCE COMPANY

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ROOM ON THE BROOM

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AN INSPECTOR CALLS

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A MONSTER CALLS

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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. THE LADY VANISHES THE WOMAN IN BLACK Audio Described Saturday 5 October, 2.30pm BSL Wednesday 26 February, 7.45pm TOM GATES LIVE ON STAGE! BSL & Relaxed Performance Thursday 24 October, 3pm

ROOM ON THE BROOM Relaxed Performance

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PETER PAN GOES WRONG BSL Wednesday 13 November, 7.45pm Audio Described Saturday 16 November, 2.30pm

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welcome Welcome to our Autumn 2019 Season. I love the fact that many of our Patrons have been visiting our Theatre for years. Some of our most loyal supporters can remember the opening of our Theatre in 1936! A key part of my role is to ensure that we nurture and grow their love of the theatre in general, and this Theatre in particular, and to honour the astonishing history of our Institution. The best way we can do this is to continue to produce and present theatre of the highest calibre but it is also vital that we learn from, and celebrate, our rich and diverse theatrical heritage. We are very grateful to the National Lottery Heritage Fund, who have awarded us a sizeable grant to help us record and preserve our history. We will be cataloguing our extensive archive which contains costumes, programmes, posters, set designs and much more besides. We will be training local volunteers to record oral histories from our supporters, old and young, to build a living archive of theatrical memories. Our collection will be available to view and we will be able to produce educational resources to inspire and inform school children in advance of them coming to see one of our productions. Permanent and temporary exhibitions within the Theatre will enable us to display the most cherished reminders of our heritage. Our history is important to us but it only matters if it inspires us to go to theatre anew, now and in the future. This season highlights our sustained efforts to inspire the next generation of theatregoers. Emma Rice’s new company Wise Children return with a musical adaptation of Enid Blyton’s classic Malory Towers. Oedipus at Colonus continues the tradition of the University Greek play which we are proud to present every three years. Astonishingly, despite being performed in Ancient Greek, it will attract students and school children from across the country and will play to sell out audiences. The Woman in Black returns to us once again and given the fact that it is both terrifying and on many school syllabi we are expecting coachloads of screaming school children! Dance students can choose to see the wildly popular BalletBoyz in their double bill Them/Us or to see the final performances of the wonderful Richard Alston Dance Company. A-level literature students will be able to look jealousy and revenge in the eye in our new production of Shakespeare’s 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

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Othello or consider the meaning of coming of age in the breathtaking new production of Alice Sebold’s The Lovely Bones. The season finishes with the Olivier Awardwinning West End production of A Monster Calls which is a stunning theatrical adaptation of a wonderful novel. We are expecting huge numbers of school children to experience this devastating but uplifting tale about a young boy finding timeless wisdom as he faces tragic events at home. Truly, a must see. Finally, for the biggest production in our year, Cinderella, we are expecting to see around 10,000 school children, partly funded by our own in-house charity Panto Wheels, and another 12,000 children to be brought by their families. Panto is the greatest single recruiting sergeant for a lifetime of theatregoing. With our traditional in-house panto featuring laugh-out-loud comedy moments, dazzling song and dance numbers and the classic rags to riches tale of Cinderella, we are hoping to inspire a lifetime of theatregoing for thousands of Cambridgeshire youngsters. We are hugely blessed to have this wonderful Institution in our City. Those of us that work here feel very honoured to be able to look after our theatrical heritage and to hopefully continue to build new supporters for many years to come. We could not do it without your steadfast support so thank you, as ever, and I hope that I will see you again soon at Cambridge Arts Theatre. With my best wishes

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THURSDAY 28 NOVEMBER 2019 – SATURDAY 11 JANUARY 2020

Directed by Phil Clark Written by Al Morley

Cambridge Arts Theatre’s spectacular family pantomime is back with the most magical tale of all: CINDERELLA. Cinderella is working her fingers to the bone, dreaming of a better life, while her two Ugly Sisters plot and scheme. But after a surprise visit from her Fairy Godmother, Cinderella’s life is turned upside down! Cinderella is transported from rags to riches into a world of glittering ballgowns, enchantment and handsome princes…but do happy endings only exist in fairy tales? This timeless tale is packed with sing-along songs, sensational costumes and hilarious jokes for the whole family to enjoy. Christmas just wouldn’t be complete without the Arts Theatre pantomime and Cinderella promises to be the biggest and best show in town. Book your tickets today… Your carriage awaits!

‘TWO HOURS OF MUSIC, LAUGHTER AND INFECTIOUS SILLINESS’

CAMBRIDGE INDEPENDENT on Aladdin, 2018

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For One Night Only SUNDAY 3 NOVEMBER

CLARE TEAL

AND HER BIG MINI BIG BAND

Award-winning jazz vocalist and Radio 2 presenter Clare Teal and her Big Mini Big Band go from strength to strength, bringing you more exhilarating swing and sparkling melodies as they celebrate popular music from the Great American and British Song Books through to contemporary writers of today. Promising a rich jazz infused repertoire and an eclectic song list, with arrangements crafted by world renowned trumpeter and composer Guy Barker and pianist extraordinaire Jason Rebello, Clare guarantees an evening of inspired music and unbridled entertainment performed by the very best.

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MONDAY 15 – SATURDAY 20 JULY

★★★★★

‘STILL THE SEXIEST, FUNNIEST SHOW IN TOWN’ EVENING STANDARD

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‘FRESH, SUBVERSIVE, ESSENTIAL’ THE TELEGRAPH

STARRING JOANNE CLIFTON AS JANET AND STEVE PUNT AS THE NARRATOR Richard O’Brien’s legendary rock ‘n’ roll musical returns to the UK as part of a sell-out worldwide tour, having now been seen by over 30 million theatregoers. Starring Strictly Come Dancing professional champion Joanne Clifton as Janet, Stephen Webb as Dr Frank n Furter and Steve Punt (Punt & Dennis, BBC Radio 4’s The Now Show) as The Narrator. Directed by Christopher Luscombe and featuring timeless classics, including Sweet Transvestite, Damn It Janet, and of course, the pelvicthrusting Time Warp, The Rocky Horror Show is the story of two squeaky clean college kids – Brad and his fiancée Janet. When, by a twist of fate, their car breaks down outside a creepy mansion whilst on their way to visit their former college professor, they meet the charismatic Dr Frank n Furter. It’s an adventure they’ll never forget... Be warned, this show has rude parts! Age guidance 12+

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MONDAY 29 JULY – SATURDAY 3 AUGUST

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STEPHEN JESSICA TOMPKINSON JOHNSON WILLY RUSSELL’S

EDUCATING RITA

When married hairdresser Rita enrolls on a university course to expand her horizons, little does she realise where the journey will take her. Her tutor Frank is a frustrated poet, brilliant academic and dedicated drinker, who’s less than enthusiastic about taking Rita on, but the two soon realise how much they have to teach each other. This hilarious and heart-warming comedy won the Olivier award when it was produced in London’s West End by the RSC and was adapted into the multi award-winning film which starred Julie Walters and Michael Caine. Written by one of our greatest ever playwrights Willy Russell and starring one of our best loved actors Stephen Tompkinson as Frank and introducing Jessica Johnson as Rita.

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WEDNESDAY 4 – SATURDAY 7 SEPTEMBER

Enid Blyton® Malory Towers® and Enid Blyton’s signature are registered trademarks of Hodder & Stoughton Limited. All rights reserved. Photography: Steve Tanner

WISE CHILDREN AND YORK THEATRE ROYAL, IN ASSOCIATION WITH BRISTOL OLD VIC PRESENT

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A MUSICAL ADAPTED AND DIRECTED BY EMMA RICE

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‘FANTASTIC.

LIFE ENHANCING, BRILLIANTLY UNINHIBITED, ALL SINGING AND DANCING’ The Observer

‘The windows shone. A green creeper climbed almost to the roof. It looked like an old-time castle. “My school!” thought Darrell, and a little warm feeling came into her heart. “How lucky I am to be going to Malory Towers!”’ Darrell Rivers is starting school with an eager mind and fierce heart. Unfortunately, she also has a quick temper! Can she learn to tolerate the infuriating Gwendoline Lacey, or value the kind-hearted Sally Hope? Can she save the school play and rescue terrified Mary Lou from the grip of a raging storm? If she can do these things anywhere, she will do them at Malory Towers! Nostalgic, naughty and perfect for now, Malory Towers is the original ‘girl power’ story. Expect high jinks, high drama and high spirits, all set to sensational live music and breath-taking animation. This is a show for girls, boys and all of us grown-up children who still dream of midnight feasts and Cornish clifftops. Age guidance 8+

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TUESDAY 10 – SATURDAY 14 SEPTEMBER

★★★★★

‘BRILLIANT. LIKE SHAKING HANDS WITH A CHILDHOOD MEMORY’ DAILY MAIL

‘PERFECT COMIC TIMING’ THE TIMES

★★★★ ‘IT DAZZLES’ THE TELEGRAPH

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A richly comic and moving tale of fathers and sons across generations, The Life I Lead fills in the blanks behind a very well-known face. Best remembered for playing Mr Banks in Disney’s classic film Mary Poppins, David Tomlinson was renowned for playing the classic English gent – forthright, proper and a loveable fool. His meeting with Walt Disney came to encapsulate his incredible life full of adventure and heartbreak. The man who portrayed one of cinema’s most famous patriarchs was defined by his relationship with his own father – a remote eccentric, who has hiding an extraordinary tragicomic secret. The Life I Lead sees Miles Jupp (Mock the Week, The Durrells), one of Britain’s leading comic actors, bring David Tomlinson’s remarkable story to life.

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SUNDAY 15 – MONDAY 16 SEPTEMBER BALLETBOYZ PRESENT

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‘BEAUTIFULLY CRAFTED’ FINANCIAL TIMES

‘DREAMY… IMMENSELY WATCHABLE… A FANTASTIC PIECE OF DANCE’ THE GUARDIAN

THEM / US

Direct from their West End season and consistently applauded across the globe for their stunning live performances, films and TV appearances, BalletBoyz are back with two magnificent works, both set to original scores by world-class composers. In a first for the company, Them is created by the BalletBoyz dancers themselves, whilst the Tony and Olivier Award-winning choreographer Christopher Wheeldon (An American in Paris) brings us the achingly beautiful Us, inspired by his critically acclaimed duet featured in the company’s memorable production, Fourteen Days. Set to contrasting scores by cult singer-songwriter Keaton Henson and emerging composer Charlotte Harding, this innovative double bill asks where we see ourselves in relation to the “other,” and explores the fine balance between them and us.

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TUESDAY 17 – SATURDAY 21 SEPTEMBER JOE PRENTICE PRESENTS

‘One of the best plays of the decade’

HHHHH ‘Undeniably powerful’

DAILY TELEGRAPH

INDEPENDENT

BY LAURA WADE STARRING

DIRECTED BY LUCY HUGES TYGER DREW-HONEY

The Riot Club are back in business. This time on one condition, they must behave. Keep it out of the Daily Mail, preserve the reputation of the club. After previous mishaps, this exclusive Oxford group’s President has promised its ex-members the club won’t be brought back into public disrepute. As the booze flows and the mood turns sour, will the brotherhood prevail or will the lawyers of those with the deepest pockets preserve these bright young men’s futures? Tyger Drew-Honey (Outnumbered, Cuckoo) stars in this provocative dark comedy, making his stage debut as Alistair Ryle, the toff with a chip on his shoulder. Award-winning writer Laura Wade is the author of The Watsons and Home, I’m Darling, winner of the 2019 Olivier Award for Best New Comedy. Age guidance 14+

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‘Toff-bashing is an old sport, but rarely has it been executed as excitingly as this’ THE TIMES

HHHHH ‘Savagely funny’ TIME OUT

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MONDAY 23 – SATURDAY 28 SEPTEMBER SIMON FRIEND, AMBLIN PARTNERS AND JOSHUA ANDREWS PRESENT

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SAMANTHA WOMACK

Critics are calling The Girl on the Train ‘exceptional’, ‘gripping’ and ‘mustsee theatre’, and it’s coming to Cambridge direct from the West End. Rachel Watson longs for a different life. Her only escape is the perfect couple she watches through the train window every day, happy and in love. Or so it appears. When Rachel learns that the woman she’s been secretly watching has suddenly disappeared, she finds herself as a witness and even a suspect in a thrilling mystery in which she will face bigger revelations than she could ever have anticipated. Adapted from Paula Hawkins’ novel – an international phenomenon selling over twenty million copies worldwide – and starring Samantha Womack (EastEnders) and Oliver Farnworth (Hollyoaks), this gripping new play will keep you guessing until the final moment. Age guidance 12+

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MONDAY 30 SEPTEMBER – SATURDAY 5 OCTOBER BILL KENWRIGHT PRESENTS

GWEN TAYLOR ANDREW LANCEL DENIS LILL MARK WYNTER SCARLETT ARCHER NICHOLAS AUDSLEY BEN NEALON IN

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LADY VANISHES BASED ON THE FILM DIRECTED BY ALFRED HITCHCOCK WRITTEN BY SIDNEY GILLIAT AND FRANK LAUNDER

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When Socialite Iris’ travelling companion disappears, she’s bewildered to find fellow passengers deny ever having seen her. But with the help of musician Max, Iris turns detective, and together they resolve to unravel this perplexing mystery. Starring alongside Gwen and Andrew is Denis Lill, star of the highly acclaimed TV drama The Royal; Emmerdale and Call the Midwife actress Scarlett Archer, TV and theatre star Mark Wynter (The Mouse Trap, Witness for Prosecution); Nicholas Audsley, best known as the Duke of Monmouth in smash hit TV series Victoria and Ben Nealon (Soldier Soldier).

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BAFTA-nominated Gwen Taylor and ‘Villain of the Year’ Andrew Lancel are reunited for the first time since their two years together in Coronation Street as Anne Taylor and her evil son Frank Foster. Andrew and Gwen are back in this devilishly fun stage adaptation of Alfred Hitchcock’s The Lady Vanishes by The Classic Thriller Theatre Company.

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MONDAY 7 – SATURDAY 12 OCTOBER CLASSIC SPRING THEATRE COMPANY PRESENT

OSCAR WILDE’S

A WOMAN IMPORTANCE HHHH

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WISDOM AND WASPISHNESS”

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Reviews & Photography from original London production 2017

THE TIMES

An earnest young American woman, a louche English lord and an innocent young chap join a house party of fin de siècle fools and grotesques. Nearby a woman lives, cradling a long-buried secret. In A Woman of No Importance, Oscar Wilde’s marriage of glittering wit and Ibsenite drama created a vivid new theatrical voice. A Woman of No Importance was the first production in Classic Spring’s celebrated Wilde season in the West End, and is the first to tour the UK. Directed by Classic Spring’s Artistic Director Dominic Dromgoole, and starring national treasure Liza Goddard (Bergerac, Doctor Who) along with the much-loved Roy Hudd (Broadchuch, Huddlines), Isla Blair (House of Cards, Johnny English Reborn), Emma Amos (Goodnight Sweetheart, Sweet Bird of Youth) and Katy Stephens (As You Like It, Anthony and Cleopatra), this incredible production is sure to provoke laughter and tears wherever it goes.

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THE CAMBRIDGE GREEK PLAY 2019

OEDIPUS AT COLONUS SOPHOCLES Blind, broken and ravaged by years of weary exile, Oedipus comes upon the sacred grove of Colonus, the place the gods have prophesied that he will die. Realising that he has only hours to live, Oedipus seeks the protection of Theseus, King of Athens, for he knows he is about to be betrayed by those he loves. The tradition of performing a play in Greek every three years at Cambridge University extends back to 1882, with alumni including Rupert Brooke, Ralph Vaughan Williams and Tom Hiddleston. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to discover an exciting new interpretation of this extraordinary play, helmed by an award winning creative team and performed in the original Greek. Age guidance 12+

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Image © Hermann Nitsch: Oedipus, 1990. Photograph: M. Thurnberger

WEDNESDAY 16 – SATURDAY 19 OCTOBER

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WEDNESDAY 23 – SATURDAY 26 OCTOBER BIRMINGHAM STAGE COMPANY PRESENTS

Based on the best-selling books by Liz Pichon, this brand-new story of is brought to you by the award-winning producers of Horrible Histories and Gangsta Granny. It’s pure fun for the whole family whether you’re a lover of the books or new to Tom and his friends! Tom’s doing everything possible to stay out of trouble but somehow he’s got THREE sad faces on his school achievement chart! And getting another sad face means he can’t go on the school trip! Moany Marcus Meldrew is making things worse and now Tom’s annoyed his grumpy sister Delia! Can his best friend Derek help? Will Rooster the dog stop eating his homework? Entertaining, funny and exceptionally feel-good, Tom Gates is jam-packed with Liz Pichon’s illustrations, amazingly animated for the stage! With brilliantly catchy tunes and hilarious performances, you’re guaranteed to leave the theatre with a huge smile on your face. So climb aboard this world premiere production as it magically transports you into Tom’s amazing world! Age guidance 5+

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MONDAY 28 OCTOBER – SATURDAY 2 NOVEMBER ADAM BLANSHAY PRODUCTIONS PRESENT THE BIRMINGHAM REPERTORY THEATRE PRODUCTION OF

THE INTERNATIONALLY ACCLAIMED HIT COMEDY STARRING

PRIOR TO WEST END JAMES LANCE

SUMMER STRALLEN

ALEX GAUMOND

BY MATTHEIU

DELAPORTE AND ALEXANDRE DE LA PATELLIÈRE SAMS

TRANSLATED AND ADAPTED BY JEREMY You are invited to take a seat for a riotously funny evening that questions whether a person’s name truly reflects who they are.

Father-to-be Vincent and his partner Anna are invited to dinner by his sister Elizabeth and husband Peter. They are joined by childhood friend Carl for a mature and sophisticated gathering. The meal is lovingly prepared, wine carefully selected. The friends are prepared for the usual humorous exchanges they’ve come to expect. But tonight, a startling revelation about the name chosen for Vincent and Anna’s expected child becomes the catalyst for a destructive argument which spirals hysterically out of control. Tonight no one is holding back! Egos, childish resentment and unspoken feelings are relentlessly and hilariously exposed. A comic masterpiece starring James Lance, Summer Strallen and Alex Gaumond, and based on the award-winning French film Le Prénom, now on its first ever UK tour.

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‘A breathtakingly funny 90 minutes’ SUNDAY TIMES

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‘A cracking production’ DAILY MAIL

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MONDAY 4 – SATURDAY 9 NOVEMBER

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‘SPELLBINDING ADAPTATION’ DAILY MAIL

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‘BRIMMING WITH LIFE’ THE TIMES

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‘NOTHING SHORT OF A MASTERPIECE’ STAGE REVIEW

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THE WORLD-FAMOUS NOVEL ON STAGE

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‘A MESMERISING SPECTACLE’ THE GUARDIAN

Susie Salmon is just like any other young girl. She wants to be beautiful, adores her charm bracelet and has a crush on a boy… There’s one big difference though – Susie is dead. Alice Sebold’s best-selling novel The Lovely Bones is a unique comingof-age tale that captured the hearts of readers throughout the world. This acclaimed adaptation is an unforgettable play about life after loss. With a cast of thirteen versatile and talented actors, visually stunning staging and a spellbinding soundtrack, this wonderfully creative production is an exciting, emotional and uplifting theatrical tour de force.

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TUESDAY 12 – SATURDAY 16 NOVEMBER

AS SEE HALF BBC N ON

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‘COMEDY GOLD’ Daily Telegraph

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‘RIOTOUSLY FUNNY’ WHATSONSTAGE

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THE TEAM BEHIND RETURN WITH ANOTHER CATASTROPHIC DISASTER!

★★★★★

‘A FEAST OF SUMPTUOUS SILLINESS’ RADIO TIMES

Following the multi award-winning success of The Play That Goes Wrong and The Comedy About A Bank Robbery, Mischief Theatre return with their riotous spin on a timeless classic, the West End smash-hit Peter Pan Goes Wrong. The members of Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society are back on stage, battling technical hitches, flying mishaps and cast disputes as they attempt to present J.M. Barrie’s much-loved tale. But will they ever make it to Neverland? Fast becoming a global phenomenon, currently performing in five continents and 35 countries, Mischief’s unique brand of hilarious, ‘gut-busting’ comedy (New York Times), has found universal appeal. Catch them in Cambridge and brace yourselves for an awfully big adventure! Suitable for everyone, especially adults.

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MONDAY 18 – SATURDAY 23 NOVEMBER GREG RIPLEY-DUGGAN FOR HAMPSTEAD THEATRE PRODUCTIONS AND BIRMINGHAM REPERTORY THEATRE PRESENT

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AND

TARA FITZGERALD

HHHH ‘A FUNNY AND ABSORBING PLAY… WHO NEEDS THE MOVIES WHEN YOU’VE GOT THEATRE?’ THE TIMES

Following a sold-out run at London’s Hampstead Theatre, don’t miss the astonishing true story of the man who made Hollywood’s greatest divas beautiful. Robert Lindsay is ‘magnetic’ (The Guardian), ‘perfect’ (The Times) and ‘glorious’ (Mail on Sunday) in the delightfully witty and poignant play based on the extraordinary life of the cinematic master Jack Cardiff. The legendary Jack Cardiff has retired to the sleepy village of Denham, Buckinghamshire. His days of hard work – and play – on famous film sets are long behind him, as are his secret liaisons with some of the most famous women in the world. Surrounded by memorabilia from a lifetime of ‘painting with light’, the writing of an autobiography should be easy – were it not that Jack would now rather live in the past than remember it. Multi award-winning Terry Johnson’s many hits include Hysteria, La Cage aux Folles, Mrs Henderson Presents and Dead Funny. Double Olivier Award winner Robert Lindsay’s theatre credits include Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (West End), and The Entertainer (Old Vic). Television credits include My Family and Genius.

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MONDAY 13 – SATURDAY 18 JANUARY THEATRE ROYAL BATH PRODUCTIONS PRESENT

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My Cousin

Rachel STARRING

HELEN GEORGE

ADAPTED BY THE NOVEL BY BY

DAPHNE DU MAURIER

JOSEPH O’CONNOR

‘A sinfully enjoyable adaptation’ THE IRISH TIMES

Ambrose Ashley, a wealthy landowner, is wintering in Italy when he meets Rachel, a distant relation, and everything changes… At home his young ward Philip is surprised to receive letters from Ambrose telling him he has married Rachel, and even more surprised when he arrives in Florence to find that Ambrose has died suddenly, and his widow has disappeared. Philip is convinced that Rachel is responsible. But when they meet in Cornwall, Philip becomes besotted with her beauty and seduced by her charms. He is torn between believing that Rachel is a murderess, or that she is a maligned victim of rumour and suspicion. Helen George (Call the Midwife) plays the deliciously enigmatic Rachel. This menacing psychological thriller enthralled readers when it was first published in 1951, becoming an international best seller and twice being made into successful films.

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WEDNESDAY 22 – SATURDAY 25 JANUARY CAMBRIDGE OPERATIC SOCIETY PRESENTS

Music by RICHARD RODGERS Lyrics by OSCAR HAMMERSTEIN Book by HOWARD LINDSAY and RUSSEL CROUSE Suggested by ‘The Trapp Family Singers’ by MARIA AUGUSTA TRAPP An amateur production by arrangement with R&H THEATRICALS EUROPE

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

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WEDNESDAY 29 JANUARY – SATURDAY 1 FEBRUARY THE MARLOWE SOCIETY PRESENTS

OTHELLO By William Shakespeare Directed by John Haidar ‘I am not what I am.’ Othello has married Desdemona in secret. Iago has a vendetta to attend to. Before long, all three are caught in a web of lies and deceit that threatens to destroy them and everyone they love. The Marlowe Society (“a powerhouse of theatrical expertise” - Ian McKellen), returns to Cambridge Arts Theatre after its string of recent successful productions including Much Ado About Nothing and Romeo and Juliet. Cambridge University’s leading dramatic institution, the Marlowe Society has launched the careers of some of Britain’s greatest actors including Derek Jacobi, Simon Russell Beale, Emma Thompson and Rachel Weisz. John Haidar returns to Cambridge Arts Theatre following his acclaimed production of Headlong’s Richard III to direct Shakespeare’s great tragedy of jealousy for the Marlowe Society. Age guidance 12+

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MONDAY 17 – SATURDAY 22 FEBRUARY

Following the huge, sell-out success of Fat Friends The Musical, Kay Mellor comes to Cambridge with a star studded world premiere stage production of her multi-award winning TV series Band of Gold. Band of Gold was the ground-breaking crime drama that captivated over 15 million viewers each week when it aired on ITV. This murderous thriller revolves around a group of women – Carol, Rose, Anita and Gina – as they battle to survive whilst working in a notorious red-light district. With a superb star cast of award winning actors including Gaynor Faye, (Emmerdale, The Chase, Coronation Street), Laurie Brett, (EastEnders, Waterloo Road), Kieron Richardson, (Hollyoaks), Shayne Ward, (Coronation Street, The X-Factor) and Sacha Parkinson (Mr. Selfridge), don’t miss your chance to be one of the first to see the world premiere production of Kay Mellor’s incredible, thrilling new play.

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MONDAY 24 – SATURDAY 29 FEBRUARY

THE ORIGINAL. LIVE ON STAGE

‘A MASTERPIECE’

‘THE AUDIENCE WERE JUMPING OUT OF THEIR SEATS’

THE GUARDIAN

THE OBSERVER

SUSAN HILL’S

ADAPTED BY

STEPHEN MALLATRATT Join the millions of theatregoers worldwide who have experienced ‘the most brilliantly effective spine-chiller you will ever encounter’ (Daily Telegraph). Continuing its record-breaking run at the Fortune Theatre in London’s West End, The Woman in Black now embarks on a major UK tour! Susan Hill’s acclaimed ghost story comes dramatically alive in Stephen Mallatratt’s ingenious stage adaption. This gripping production, directed by Robin Herford, is a brilliantly successful study in atmosphere, illusion and controlled horror. A lawyer, obsessed with a curse that he believes has been cast over him and his family by the spectre of a woman in black, engages a sceptical young actor to help him tell his terrifying story and exorcise the feat that grips his soul. Age guidance 12+

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MONDAY 2 – TUESDAY 3 MARCH

Richard Alston Dance Company Final Edition

Shine On Voices and Light Footsteps A Far Cry Brahms Hungarian

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‘The moment it ended I longed to see it again – immediately’

CULTURE WHISPER

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

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WEDNESDAY 4 – SATURDAY 7 MARCH

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‘A T r u l y Theatrical Fe a s t ’ THE LIST

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‘ P e r fe c t i n t ro d u c t i o n t o t h e t h e a t re ’ SUNDAY EXPRESS

IGGETY ZIGGETY ZAGGETY ZOOM! Jump on board the broom with the Witch and her cat in Tall Stories’ fun-filled adaptation of Room on the Broom, the best-selling picture book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler. The Witch and her cat are travelling on their broomstick when they pick up some hitch-hikers – a friendly dog, a beautiful green bird and a frantic frog. But this broomstick is not meant for five and – CRACK – it snaps in two… just as the hungry dragon appears!

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Will there ever be room on the broom for everyone? Find out in the magical Olivier Award nominated show for everyone aged 3 and up.

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TUESDAY 17 – SATURDAY 21 MARCH

The National Theatre’s landmark production returns J B Priestley’s Classic Thriller

AN INSPECTOR CALLS

Directed By Stephen Daldry

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

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TUESDAY 24 – SATURDAY 28 MARCH THE OLD VIC PRODUCTION IN ASSOCIATION WITH BRISTOL OLD VIC

THE OLIVIER AWARD-WINNING SHOW, DIRECT FROM THE WEST END

★★★★★

‘A MONSTER HIT’ THE TIMES

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‘INVENTIVE AND MIGHTILY STIRRING’ DAILY TELEGRAPH

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‘AN EXHILARATING, RESOLUTELY TENDER IMAGINATIVE FEAT’ THE SUNDAY TIMES

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‘EXTRAORDINARILY MOVING’ THE INDEPENDENT

PATRICK NESS

INSPIRED BY AN IDEA FROM SIOBHAN DOWD

Patrick Ness’s piercing novel A Monster Calls is brought vividly to life in the Olivier award-winning production by visionary director Sally Cookson. Thirteen-year-old Conor and his mum have managed just fine since his dad moved away. But now his mum is sick and not getting any better. His grandmother won’t stop interfering and the kids at school won’t look him in the eye. Then, one night, Conor is woken by something at his window. A monster has come walking. It’s come to tell Conor tales from when it walked before. And when it’s finished, Conor must tell his own story and face his deepest fears. From the critically-acclaimed bestseller, A Monster Calls offers a dazzling insight into love, life and healing. Supported by Arts Council England through a National Lottery Project Grant award. Age guidance 10 +

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education

Cambridge Arts Theatre programmes a diverse range of shows in order to supplement and support all stages of the national curriculum. We offer a variety of activities and materials designed to complement performances and provide classroom resources so that your students’ educational experience doesn’t end with the final curtain.

THE CAMBRIDGE GREEK PLAY: OEDIPUS AT COLONUS

Wednesday 16 – Saturday 19 October The triennial Cambridge Greek Play returns to the Arts Theatre. Performed in the original Greek with English surtitles, this is a rare and exciting opportunity to experience Greek theatre in the original language. Pre-show and post-show talks are available, please get in touch for more information. Suitable for ages 12+

CINDERELLA

Thursday 28 November 2019 – Saturday 11 January 2020 Last year we welcomed almost 7,000 teachers and pupils to the theatre for our school-specific performances of Aladdin. A mesmerising tale of rags to riches, Cinderella is the perfect introduction to live theatre and this year is booking up fast. This year we are delighted to offer bespoke pantomime workshops and assemblies to complement your visit. Suitable for ages 1 – 101!

OTHELLO

Wednesday 29 January – Saturday 1 February ‘I am not what I am.’ Shakespeare’s great tragedy of jealousy, Othello is performed by Cambridge University’s leading dramatic institution The Marlowe Society, returning after a string of successful productions. The perfect theatre trip for English and Drama students studying Shakespeare’s epic story of lies and deceit. Suitable for ages 12+

THE WOMAN IN BLACK

Monday 24 – Saturday 29 February Susan Hill’s acclaimed ghost story has been adapted into the most terrifying stage experience of all time; a brilliantly successful study in atmosphere, illusion and controlled horror. Perfect for KS3 English and Drama students learning about gothic tropes and theatrical devices. Age guidance 12+

AN INSPECTOR CALLS

Tuesday 17 – Saturday 21 March Winning more awards than any other play in history, this seminal production of An Inspector Calls has thrilled over 4 million people worldwide. The English and Drama curriculum makes the play vital viewing for GCSE students and its profound message is more relevant now than ever. This is a must-see for a whole new generation of theatregoers. Suitable for ages 10+

PRE-SHOW TALKS (BOOKING ESSENTIAL)

POST-SHOW TALKS

The Cambridge Greek Play The Lovely Bones Othello The Woman in Black Richard Alston Dance Company An Inspector Calls

Malory Towers The Girl on the Train The Cambridge Greek Play The Lovely Bones Othello A Monster Calls

Wednesday 16 Oct Thursday 17 Oct Friday 18 Oct Saturday 19 Oct, all at 1.30pm Tuesday 5 Nov, 6.30pm Thursday 30 Jan, 6.30pm Wednesday 26 Feb, 6.30pm Monday 2 Mar, 6.30pm Wednesday 18 Mar, 6.30pm

Friday 6 Sep, 7.45pm Wednesday 25 Sep, 7.45pm Thursday 17 Oct, 7.45pm Tuesday 5 Nov, 7.45pm Thursday 30 Jan, 7.45pm Wednesday 25 Mar, 7.45pm

If you would like to discuss the educational resources for any of the shows featured in the brochure please contact Rachel Osborne on 01223 578912 or email at rosborne@cambridgeartstheatre.com

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panto babe auditions

First Round: Sunday 22 September. Call backs: Sunday 29 September. 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 Cinderella as panto babes.

We will be holding an informal and fun audition workshop on Sunday 22 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 Ltd, 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. In our 2018/19 pantomime season the Panto Wheels project helped over 4,300 children from 25 schools and groups experience the magic of Aladdin. We are proud to reach out to the local community, helping children from a range of backgrounds and with diverse needs. This year, with your support we can increase our reach and make sure that even more children enjoy the special shared experience of live theatre at Christmas.

£250 will help 25 children £1,000 will help 200 children £2,500 will help 500 children To make a donation to help even more children attend the pantomime this year, please contact Oleno Netto on 01223 578935 or e-mail onetto@cambridgeartstheatre.com If you would like to discuss the educational resources for any of the shows featured in the brochure please contact Rachel Osborne on 01223 578912 or email at rosborne@cambridgeartstheatre.com

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how to book

The Arts Theatre Box Office can be found at our entrance on St Edward’s Passage.

Please note that during our quieter summer period from 5 - 31 August, Box Office opening hours will be reduced to 12pm - 6pm. Normal service will resume on Monday 2 September. 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.

REFUNDS & EXCHANGES

Tickets are not refundable unless a performance is cancelled. Exchanges and resales may be made under certain conditions; please contact the Box Office for details of our policy.

DISCOUNTS

Discounts for customers with disabilities apply to most performances. We also offer discounts on certain performances for over 65s, students, groups and schools. Please note there are no discounts on the lowest price seats and only one discount applies and all discounts are subject to availability. Please check with the Box Office at time of booking for available discounts.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR YOUR VISIT The safety and security of our patrons is of the utmost importance to us. Please take note of the below information regarding our bag policy. In the interest of customer safety the following items cannot be taken into the auditorium and must be stored in our cloakroom: Rucksacks or backpacks of any size, children’s rucksacks, handbags that can be worn as backpacks, handbags larger than 25cm x 35cm, shopping bags and large items such as holdalls and suitcases. We strongly urge you to leave all bags at home or in your car, where it is practical. If you bring them to the Theatre you will be asked to check them in to the cloakroom which is situated on the first floor past the Stalls Bar (Peas Hill entrance). Customers with access needs who wish to check in bags should make themselves known to the Duty Manager. Please allow sufficient time to travel to the Theatre and to allow for the additional delays this may cause. We recommend that you arrive at least 30 minutes before the start of the performance. 42

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

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