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

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Tue 21 - Sat 25 Nov

PEOPLE, PLACES & THINGS

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Wed 17 - Sat 20 Jan

SWEENEY TODD

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Wed 24 - Sat 27 Jan

ROMEO AND JULIET

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Thu 1 - Sat 10 Feb

PRESSURE

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Wed 14 - Sat 24 Feb

ART

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Mon 26 Feb - Sat 3 Mar

STRANGERS ON A TRAIN

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Sun 4 & Sun 11 Mar

CAMBRIDGE FOOTLIGHTS

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Tue 6 - Sat 10 Mar

THE WEIR

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Tue 13 - Sat 17 Mar

THIS HOUSE

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Tue 20 - Sat 24 Mar

THE JUNGLE BOOK

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Mon 26 - Sat 31 Mar

THE WINSLOW BOY

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Tue 3 - Sat 7 Apr

QUARTET

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Mon 9 - Sat 14 Apr

THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST

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Tue 17 - Sat 21 Apr

ENGLISH TOURING OPERA

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Mon 23 - Sat 28 Apr

MARY STUART

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Tue 1 - Sat 5 May

A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE

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Tue 8 - Sat 12 May

DR JEKYLL & MR HYDE

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Mon 14 - Sat 19 May

BIRDSONG

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Sun 20 May

STACEY KENT

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Tue 22 - Sat 26 May

LOVE FROM A STRANGER

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Mon 28 May - Sat 2 Jun

THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG

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Tue 5 - Sat 9 Jun

A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM

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Tue 3 – Sat 7 Jul

IOLANTHE

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EDUCATION

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HOW TO BOOK

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PRESSURE Audio Described

Saturday 10 February, 2.30pm

THE WEIR Captioned Audio Described

Wednesday 7 March, 7.45pm Saturday 10 March, 2.30pm

QUARTET BSL

Wednesday 4 April, 7.45pm

A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE Captioned Thursday 3 May, 7.45pm Audio Described Saturday 5 May, 2.30pm DR JEKYLL & MR HYDE Audio Described Saturday 12 May, 2.30pm

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welcome Welcome to our spring 2018 season. From our home “grown” panto Jack and the Beanstalk to the high stakes drama of the Elizabethan era in the wonderful Mary Stuart, I hope the season has something for all our audience members, young and old. Whether it is the the wide-eyed three-year-old cheering on Jack Trott or the veteran theatre cognoscenti awaiting the result of the coin toss to see who plays Elizabeth I or Mary Queen of Scots, our Theatre is there to feed everyone’s theatrical appetites. David Haig makes a welcome return in Pressure, telling the true story of Group Captain Stagg, the Scottish meteorologist tasked with advising General Eishenhower if weather conditions will permit the launch of Operation Overlord in June 1944. This House illuminates the murky dealings of the Whips’ offices in the heat of parliamentary battle in the 1974 hung parliament. Art, with its stellar cast of Nigel Havers, Denis Lawson and Stephen Tompkinson, is one of the great modern theatrical comedies, challenging our deepest preconceptions of the nature of art and the meaning of friendship. Filter’s riotous reinvention of A Midsummer Night’s Dream preserves the essential beauty of Shakespeare’s masterpiece whilst making the play accessible to a younger audience. Phil Daniels is sure to scare all comers witless in the classic Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde, Robert Louis Stevenson’s gothic horror thriller. We have decided to invest in two significant improvements to our Theatre over the coming months. We are replacing our ageing lift which is now 21 years old and increasingly unreliable. Our new lift will take 10 weeks to install and means that from mid January 2018 to the end of March 2018 there will be no lift access to the upper floors of our building. If you have any mobility issues, please contact our Box Office and they will advise you where best to sit when you visit the Theatre during this period. We will still have step free access from “street to seat” to the Stalls in our auditorium and we have disabled toilets and bar facilities on the ground floor, meaning wheelchair users can access the building. Patrons with limited mobility should be aware that whilst the lift is out of action, the Circle, as well as the Circle and Maynard Bars, will only be accessible via stairs until we complete the project. 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

We have also made the momentous decision to replace our current Box Office system. This will streamline the booking process and will optimise the online booking experience on computers, tablets and mobile devices, enabling easier navigation between our recently revamped website and the new booking system. Online sales will not be available between the 1st and the 9th January 2018 and there may be an interrupted or slower than usual Box Office service as we make the upgrade. If you have any questions or are struggling to get through please email us on boxoffice@cambridgeartstheatre.com and the Box Office team will be happy to assist. Please bear with us whilst we implement these improvements and don’t hesitate to get in touch with our Box Office if you need any advice on making your visit to our Theatre as enjoyable as possible. We will update our website and social media channels with information on both of these projects in due course; please don’t be put off buying tickets for our shows whilst we make these improvements, as we need your support more than ever. Thank you in advance for your patience and forbearance. As I write we are about to go into rehearsals for Jack and the Beanstalk and are preparing to welcome over 30,000 panto fans into the building. Our much-loved panto is a home-grown Cambridge institution and I hope we will see you and your family this year for some outrageous festive fun. The singing legend Tony Christie will be leading us all the way back to Amarillo and our everpopular Dame, Matt Crosby will be bringing us his Dame Trott and some appalling jokes! Thank you, as ever, for your support and I look forward to seeing you again soon at Cambridge Arts Theatre. With my best wishes

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

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AND ALL OUR ENSEMBLE LEVEL SUPPORTERS.

PRINCIPAL

Matti Aijala; Simon Aldridge; Lord Archer & Dame Mary Archer; Elizabeth Armstrong & Nicholas Golding; Iain Bratchie; Karen & Steve Brine; Sir Geoffrey & Lady Olwen Cass; Stuart & Brenda Evans; Geoff & Sue Ferreira; Shaun & Pauline Grady; Roger & Josephine Hall; Darren Jones-Molyneux; Greg & Sarah Knight; Oliver & Kelly Leonard; Roger & Susan May; Stephen & Hilary May; Professor Hugh Mellor; Rory Morrison-Smith; Lucian Nethsingha; Philip & Su O’Brien; Dean & Elena Poillucci; John Rodgers; Anonymous

ACTOR

Dr Chan Abraham; I Alexander; Steve Alsop; Chris & Masa Amatt; Ann Austen; Alixandra Avery; R S Ayres; Peter Baker; Dr Denis Bartlett; John & Jacqueline Beadsmoore; Andrew Bouskill; Amanda Bouskill; Sarah Bradfield; Jeanette Bromley; Francis & Jo Burkitt; Gordon & Julie Campbell; Christine Carpenter; Mr & Mrs Adrian Cassidy; Sir Charles Chadwyck-Healey; John & Charlotte Chambers; John Chapman; David Charters & Penny Morris; Christopher Clark; Fiona Cornish; Nigel Corrigan; Kathryn Coutts; Richard & Caroline Crane; Sharon & Gary Dean; Peter & Viv Dee; Tom Doig; Shirley Ellis; Stuart Fairclough; Ilaria Falciatori; Mr J & Mrs S Farmer; Bernard Farrant; John Fenttiman; Mrs C A Gardner; Rachel Gardner; David Girling; Gyles Glover; James Goddin; Victoria Goodbody; Patricia Grace; Margaret Grass; Helen Groves & Justin Lee; Margaret Hallifax; Margaret Haney; Martin Harmer & Wendy Lamb; Sue Harrison-Spencer; Susan Harvey; Jenny Heinzelmann; Peter Hester; Peter & Valerie Hill; Bernadette Howells; Lorène Hunault; Hanadi Jabado; Adrienne Jackson; C Jenkins; Dorothy Kalkhoven; Gillian Kiddy; Christiane Krueger; John Lebus; Mr S & Mrs J Leslie; Mr Geoffrey Hush & Mrs Irene Sylvia Lloyd; Robert & Margaret Mair; Anil Malhotra; Anna & Caleb Marchent; Mr & Mrs McGlade; Mary-Ann Middleton; Richard Morris; Julie Moss; John & Patricia Mott; Mrs C M Parsons; Rosemary Payne; Helen Pemberton; Chris Potter; John Prestage; Alan & Anne Punter; Susan Richards; Anthony Roberts; Colin & Cora Roberts; J Roberts; Nicholas Robinson; Jenny Robson; M E Saberton; Mr & Mrs Johnnie Sam; John Shields; John Short; Liz & Dave Silver; Ian Sims; Christopher & Cherrill Skey; Brian Sloan; David Smyth; Iain & Irena Spence; Julie Stopher; Mr A J & Dame Veronica Sutherland; John Tearnan; Stephen & Lorraine Thornton; Lynn Tilley; Samantha Torrent; Samantha Tucker; Steve & Traci Twait; Astrid Whiskin; Tony White; Mr & Mrs Christopher Whitton; Dale & Helen Williams; Simon Wingfield; Stephen Wood; Susan Woodman; Robert Young; Anonymous

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THURSDAY 30 NOV 2017 - SUNDAY 7 JAN 2018

Sponsored by

with chart-topping legend

TONY CHRISTIE

‘Bergerac’ star

as The King of Amarillo

‘C‘Coronation oronationStreet’ Street’Baddie Baddie

STEPHEN BECKETT

LIZA GODDARD

as asFleshcreep Fleshcreep

as the Good Fairy

Directed by

CAROLE TODD

Written by AL MORLEY & MATT CROSBY Additional material by CAROLE TODD

with

MATT CROSBY as Dame Trott

HOLLY EASTERBROOK ROBERT REES and ALEXANDRA WAITE-ROBERTS

Get ready for the climb of your life this Christmas as Cambridge Arts Theatre presents this year’s spectacular family pantomime: JACK AND THE BEANSTALK. Cambridge’s favourite Dame, Matt Crosby, is joined by a host of stars including Liza Goddard (Bergerac, Woof!), Stephen Beckett (Coronation Street, The Bill) and the chart-topping singing legend, Tony Christie as the King... of Amarillo in a giant of an adventure that’s fun for all the family. Featuring all your favourite pantomime characters and Cambridge Arts Theatre’s trademark blend of songs, laughter, joy and magic, make it a Christmas to remember with a visit to the home of family

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entertainment!


DECEMBER 2017 Thurs Fri Sat Sun Mon Tues Wed Thurs Fri Sat Sun Mon Tues Wed Thurs Fri Sat Sun Mon Tues Wed Thurs Fri Sat Sun

30 Nov Preview: 7pm 1 10.30am¢ 2 1pm¢ 5pm¢ 3 1pm¢ 5pm¢ 4 10.30am¢ 5 Press Night: 7.30pm¢ 6 No performances 7 10.30am¢ 2pm¢ 8 10.30am¢ 7pm¢ 9 1pml 5pml 10 1pml 5pml 11 No performances 12 10.30am¢ 2pm¢ 13 10.30am¢ 7pm¢ 14 10.30am¢ 7pm¢ 15 2pm¢ 6pml 16 11am¢* 3pmH 7pmH 17 1pmH 5pmH 18 No performances 19 6pml 20 1pmH 5pmH 21 1pmH 5pmH 22 1pmH 5pmH 23 11amH 3pmH 7pmH 24 11amH 3pmH

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BSL Interpreted Performance: Sun 3 Dec, 1pm Audio Described Performance: Sat 6 Jan, 1pm * The performance on Sat 16 Dec, 11am is a ‘relaxed performance’ specifically designed to welcome people with an autism spectrum condition, learning disability and sensory or communication disorders, and families with very young children.

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ADULTS PEAK MID PEAK ¢ OFF PEAK H l

PREVIEW:

£39 £34 £24

£37 £32 £22

£32 £27 £20

£25 £22 £18

CHILDREN

DISABLED

GROUPS 10+

£22.50 £20 £17

£25 each £22 each £18 each

N/A 10% off 10% off

ALL TICKETS £15

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

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For One Night Only SUNDAY 4 & SUNDAY 11 MARCH

Following the sell-out success of 2017, Cambridge Footlights are back by popular demand with two nights of hilarious new comedy! Cambridge Footlights are the world-famous comedy troupe who first aired the talents of some of the foremost British comedians and actors of this century. Founded in 1880, this university drama society boasts an impressive alumni including Stephen Fry, Hugh Laurie, Trevor Nunn and Peter Shaffer.

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Join Footlights for two nights showcasing the finest sketches, songs and stand-up from some of the country’s finest student comedians. Early booking is highly recommended!

SUNDAY 4 & SUNDAY 11 MARCH, 7.45PM: £13/£18/£23 ALL TICKET PRICES INCLUDE A £3 PER-TICKET BOOKING FEE

BOX OFFICE: 01223 503333

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For One Night Only SUNDAY 20 MAY

STACEY

KENT ‘She has charm to burn, a smile that could give you hope in February and sings like nobody’s business’ THE WALL STREET JOURNAL

The internationally acclaimed vocalist Stacey Kent returns to Cambridge with her 5-piece band, featuring songs from the new album I Know I Dream. This beautiful collection of songs includes American Standards, Bossa Nova classics, Chansons, alongside original songs and reprises of Stacey’s most loved repertoire, including music from her Grammy-nominated album Breakfast on the Morning Tram. Stacey Kent’s return to the Arts Theatre provides a rare opportunity for UK fans to see her live in concert.

‘Stacey Kent has been quietly sitting on top of the world of jazz vocals for many years’ JAMIE CULLUM

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

BOX OFFICE: 01223 503333

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

BY

DUNCAN MACMILLAN DIRECTED BY

JEREMY HERRIN WITH

HOLLY RACE ROUGHAN

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HHHHH ‘A thrilling, provocative evening’ EVENING STANDARD

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

‘A terrific rush’ DAILY TELEGRAPH

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

Don’t miss your last chance to see the critically acclaimed People, Places & Things fresh from sold-out runs at the National Theatre and in the West End. Emma was having the time of her life. Now she’s in rehab. Her first step is to admit that she has a problem. But the problem isn’t with Emma, it’s with everything else. She needs to tell the truth. But she’s smart enough to know that there’s no such thing. When intoxication feels like the only way to survive, how can she ever sober up? Written by Duncan Macmillan (1984, Every Brilliant Thing, Lungs) and directed by Headlong Artistic Director Jeremy Herrin (This House, The Nether, Wolf Hall/ Bring Up the Bodies), People, Places & Things is designed by Olivier and Tony Award-winning designer Bunny Christie (The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time). For a unique and intimate theatrical experience book exclusive on-stage seats for this phenomenal production. Limited availability – call our Box Office on 01223 503333 or visit our website for more information.

PROUD SUPPORTERS OF CAMBRIDGE ARTS THEATRE

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

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

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WEDNESDAY 17 – SATURDAY 20 JANUARY CAMBRIDGE OPERATIC SOCIETY PRESENTS

Music & lyrics by

Book by

Stephen Sondheim

Hugh Wheeler

From an adaptation by

Christopher Bond

The Demon Barber

of

Fleet Street

Originally directed on Broadway by

HAROLD PRINCE Orchestrations by

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

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

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

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

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WEDNESDAY 24 – SATURDAY 27 JANUARY THE MARLOWE SOCIETY PRESENTS

BY WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE DIRECTED BY TOM LITTLER

“These violent delights have violent ends…” Fiesta time. A crowd mingles in the plaza. The sounds of flamenco echo down the streets. A knife glints in the hot sun. The worlds of Carmen and Lorca collide in this vibrant reinvention of Shakespeare’s most passionate drama, performed by a large ensemble cast of actors and musicians. The Marlowe Society, Cambridge University’s leading drama society, returns to Cambridge Arts Theatre after their recent acclaimed productions of Edward II, Measure for Measure and Doctor Faustus. It has been responsible for launching the careers of some of Britain’s greatest actors including Sir Ian McKellen, Tilda Swinton, Tom Hiddleston and Sir Derek Jacobi.  Tom Littler directed Measure for Measure at the Cambridge Arts Theatre in 2016. Formerly Associate Director of the Peter Hall Company, he is now Artistic Director of Jermyn Street Theatre.

WEDNESDAY – SATURDAY, 7.45PM AND SATURDAY, 2.30PM: £18/£23/£28 THURSDAY, 2.30PM: £18/£23 ALL TICKET PRICES INCLUDE A £3 PER-TICKET BOOKING FEE

Book if you enjoyed: Measure for Measure, Anthony and Cleopatra

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

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DAVID HAIG MALCOLM SINCLAIR LAURA ROGERS IN

DAVID HAIG DIRECTED BY JOHN DOVE WRITTEN BY

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EVENING STANDARD • EDINBURGH EVENING NEWS • THE OBSERVER • THE TELEGR APH

‘FUNNY, TENSE AND DEEPLY AFFECTING’ ‘THRILLING’ THE TELEGR APH

DAILY MAIL

D-Day, June 5th 1944. 350,000 lives depend on the most important weather forecast of all time. Pressure, the acclaimed play by David Haig, is the remarkable real-life tale of two warring Allied meteorologists tasked with predicting the weather conditions for the D-Day landings. 72 hours prior to the D-Day landings, Scottish meteorologist, Group Captain James Stagg, advises General Eisenhower on the weather conditions likely to prevail when 350,000 troops are to be sent across the Channel in Operation Overlord. With Stagg predicting severe storms and Irving P. Krick - Hollywood’s meteorological movie consultant - predicting beautiful weather, the future of Britain, Europe and the United States rests on one single forecast. Age guidance: 14+

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

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

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

ONE OF THE MOST SUCCESSFUL COMEDIES EVER

STEPHEN TOMPKINSON

DENIS LAWSON

NIGEL HAVERS

ART a comedy by Yasmina Reza Translated by Christopher Hampton 16


‘Stylish, stimulating, beautifully constructed’ MAIL ON SUNDAY

‘Yasmina Reza’s firecracker of a play... funny and thought-provoking’ SUNDAY TIMES

‘Works like a charm’ DAILY TELEGRAPH

‘A stroke of genius’ METRO

ART is a phenomenon and one of the most successful plays ever. Having opened in 1996, it took both the West End and Broadway by storm, won Olivier, Tony, Moliere and every other major theatre award, and has been packing in audiences worldwide for more than twenty years. When Serge spends an extortionate amount of money on an all white modernist painting, his close friends Marc and Yvan are baffled. But does their violent reactions to this provocative canvas mirror more dangerous antagonisms towards each other? Yasmina Reza’s dazzling study of friendship, prejudice and tolerance is a masterpiece. The all-star cast features Nigel Havers whose numerous credits include The Charmer, Don’t Wait Up and Downton Abbey on television; he was BAFTA nominated for his role in the Academy Award-winning film Chariots of Fire; and theatre credits include The Importance of Being Earnest, Rebecca and Single Spies. Olivier Award winning Denis Lawson is known for his roles as John Jarndyce in the BBC’s adaptation of Bleak House, as Gordon Urquhart in the film Local Hero, as DI Steve McAndrew in BBC 1’s New Tricks, and as Wedge Antilles in the original Star Wars trilogy. His West End credits include La Cage Aux Folles and Oleanna. Stephen Tompkinson’s television credits include Drop the Dead Donkey, Ballykissangel, Grafter, Wild at Heart, DCI Banks and he starred in the film Brassed Off. He won the 1994 British Comedy Award for Best TV Comedy Actor. His stage credits range from Spamalot to Tartuffe.

PROUD SUPPORTERS OF CAMBRIDGE ARTS THEATRE

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

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

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MONDAY 26 FEBRUARY – SATURDAY 3 MARCH

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Chris Harper (Coronation Street), John Middleton (Emmerdale), Jack Ashton (Call The Midwife) and Hannah Tointon (Mr Selfridge) lead the cast in a brandnew production of the spellbinding thriller, from the team that brought you the hit production Gaslight. Strangers on a Train is based on the world renowned 1950 novel by Patricia Highsmith made universally famous by the classic Oscar-winning Alfred Hitchcock film. In the great tradition of Hitchcock, this spine-chilling tale will delight you with its dark wit whilst having you on the edge of your seat from the start. A fateful encounter takes place between two men in the dining carriage of a train crossing America. Guy is the successful businessman with a nagging jealousy; Charles is the cold, calculating chancer with a dark secret. A daring and dangerous plan develops from this casual conversation setting in motion a chain of events that will change the two men’s lives forever. The cast is led by Chris Harper, Coronation Street’s Nathan Curtis, playing the charismatic and manipulative Charles Bruno. Having played Vicar Ashley Thomas in Emmerdale for over 20 years, John Middleton makes his UK touring stage debut as Detective Arthur Gerard. Completing the line-up is Call The Midwife favourite Jack Ashton as the troubled Guy Haines alongside Mr Selfridge star Hannah Tointon as Guy’s fiancée Anne Faulkner. This astonishingly gripping production is guaranteed to thrill and chill as the suspense mounts.

‘Thrilling. Ingenious. Gripping pleasure.’ TELEGRAPH

‘A spine-snapper of a tale’ DAILY MAIL

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

Book if you enjoyed: And Then There Were None, Wait Until Dark, Black Coffee, Gaslight

BOX OFFICE: 01223 503333

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TUESDAY 6 – SATURDAY 10 MARCH ENGLISH TOURING THEATRE AND THE MERCURY THEATRE COLCHESTER PRESENT

HHHH ‘Gorgeously atmospheric’ The Stage

HHHH ‘Poignantly moving’ Reviews Hub

‘One of the best plays of the past century’ Daily Telegraph

WINNER OF THE 1997 OLIVIER AWARD FOR BEST NEW PLAY A remote Irish town… haunted by secrets. Conor McPherson’s chilling, modern classic The Weir comes to Cambridge as part of a UK tour to mark the play’s twentieth anniversary. In a small Irish town, the locals exchange stories round the crackling fire of Brendan’s pub to while away the hours one stormy night. As the beer and whisky flows, the arrival of a young stranger, haunted by a secret from her past, turns the tales of folklore into something more unsettling. One story, however, is more chilling and more real than any of them could have ever imagined.

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A shadowy tale delving into the dark corners of human lives, The Weir is a co-production between English Touring Theatre (French Without Tears, The Herbal Bed) and Mercury Theatre Colchester.

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

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

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

Written by James Graham

Directed by Jeremy Herrin

with Jonathan O’Boyle

HHHHH ‘Ferociously witty’ Daily Telegraph

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

HHHHH ‘Thrilling’ Guardian

HHHHH ‘A stroke of genius’ The Times

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

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

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

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

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Age Guidance: 6+

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

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MONDAY 26 – SATURDAY 31 MARCH

TESSA PEAKE-JONES Following the acclaimed production of The King’s Speech, the same creative team bring you a major new revival of Terence Rattigan’s classic family drama. The Winslow Boy comes to Cambridge direct from the Chichester Festival Theatre and Birmingham Repertory Theatre and is directed by Olivier Award nominated Rachel Kavanaugh. Having been expelled from the Royal Navy College for stealing a five-shilling postal order, young cadet Ronnie Winslow’s entire family are pulled apart by the repercussions of this charge. Set against the values of 1910 Edwardian London, the Winslow family fight to clear his name or face social ostracism as the case becomes a national scandal. Based on a real-life event, The Winslow Boy is a courageous and often delicately humorous window into the class and political hypocrisy of the time. A gripping masterpiece that is engrossing for Rattigan lovers or newcomers alike. Tessa Peake-Jones (Only Fools and Horses, Grantchester) stars as Grace Winslow wife of Arthur Winslow, played by Aden Gillett (House of Eliott, Holby City), the father who embarks on an extraordinary campaign for justice for his son.

ADEN GILLETT ‘Rattigan’s best work’ THE DAILY TELEGRAPH

‘Masterful Rattigan puts press and politicians in the dock’ THE GUARDIAN

MONDAY – SATURDAY, 7.45PM AND SATURDAY, 2.30PM: £20/£25/£30/£35 THURSDAY, 2.30PM: £20/£25/£30 ALL TICKET PRICES INCLUDE A £3 PER-TICKET BOOKING FEE

Book if you enjoyed: Flare Path, The Browning Version

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TUESDAY 3 – SATURDAY 7 APRIL MARK GOUCHER AND DAVID IAN PRESENT AN EVERYMAN THEATRE, CHELTENHAM PRODUCTION

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‘RONALD HARWOOD’S PLAY IS LAUGH OUT LOUD FUNNY, WITH MOMENTS THAT BRING A LUMP TO THE THROAT’ DAILY TELEGRAPH

‘AN UNASHAMED - NO, SHAMELESS - VEHICLE FOR FOUR FEISTY OLD TROUPERS TO MAKE US LAUGH, SIGH AND CRY AS THEY TAKE US INTO THE WORLD OF FACING UP TO AGE AND MORTALITY.’ THE INDEPENDENT

Paul Nicholas (The Real Marigold Hotel, Just Good Friends, EastEnders), Wendi Peters (Coronation Street, Oh What A Lovely War), Sue Holderness (Only Fools and Horses, The Green Green Grass) and Jeff Rawle (Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Drop The Dead Donkey), star in a brand-new production of the bittersweet comedy Quartet. Quartet is the charming tale of four ageing opera singers. Cecily, Reggie and Wilfred reside in a magnificent retirement home in Kent, where the rumour circling the halls is that the home is soon to play host to a new resident and word is, it’s a star. Jean arrives and old rivalries resurface, secrets are revealed and chaos unfolds, but in true theatrical tradition - the show must go on. Quartet is a celebration of the twilight years and the hilarity of growing old disgracefully! Oscar winning writer Sir Ronald Harwood has had a long and distinguished career, receiving several Tony and Olivier awards. His play, The Dresser, recently completed a sold-out West End run. Produced by the team behind Jeeves & Wooster, The Miser, The Dresser and the smash-hit musical The Bodyguard.

TUESDAY – SATURDAY, 7.45PM AND SATURDAY, 2.30PM: £20/£25/£30/£35 THURSDAY, 2.30PM: £20/£25/£30 ALL TICKET PRICES INCLUDE A £3 PER-TICKET BOOKING FEE BSL PERFORMANCE: WED 4 APR, 7.45PM

Book if you enjoyed: Silver Lining, The Real Marigold Hotel

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MONDAY 9 – SATURDAY 14 APRIL THE ORIGINAL THEATRE COMPANY PRESENTS

BY

OSCAR WILDE S TA R R I N G

GWEN TAYLOR

The Importance of Being Earnest by the master of comedy Oscar Wilde visits Cambridge Arts Theatre in this wonderfully witty, deliciously decadent, and classic revival from The Original Theatre Company. Jack wishes to marry Algernon’s cousin, the beautiful Gwendolen, but first he must convince her mother, the fearsome Lady Bracknell, of the respectability of his parents and his past. For Jack, however, this is not as easy as it sounds. Prepare to take a welcome turn with Wilde’s must-loved Algernon, Jack, Gwendolen and Cecily, as town and country clash in a brilliant and wildly funny story of romance, identity, perambulators and capacious handbags.

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Starring the imperious Gwen Taylor (Coronation Street, Duty Free, Barbara), as the formidable Lady Bracknell and the delightful Susan Penhaligon (Upstairs Downstairs, Bergerac) as the hapless Miss Prism, Wilde’s most famous and entertaining play is set to delight.

MONDAY – SATURDAY, 7.45PM AND SATURDAY, 2.30PM: £19/£29/£34/£39 THURSDAY, 2.30PM: £19/£29/£34 ALL TICKET PRICES INCLUDE A £3 PER-TICKET BOOKING FEE POST-SHOW TALK: WED 11 APR, 7.45PM

Book if you enjoyed: Hobson’s Choice, A Room With A View

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TUESDAY 17 – SATURDAY 21 APRIL

ENGLISH TOURING OPERA

MOZART: THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO Tuesday 17, Friday 20 and Saturday 21 April Sung in English with surtitles

Mozart’s classic comedy The Marriage of Figaro is one of the world’s most beloved operas, equally acclaimed for its sublime music and huge sense of fun. During the course of one eventful day, Figaro and Susanna must overcome every obstacle put in their way by Count Almaviva and his cronies before they can finally be united as man and wife.

PUCCINI: IL TABARRO & GIANNI SCHICCHI Wednesday 18 and Thursday 19 April Sung in Italian with English surtitles

Puccini’s one-act operas Il Tabarro and Gianni Schicchi could hardly be more different: one is a moody romance ending in a grotesque murder on a barge in Paris, and the other is a sparkling comedy about a family inheritance in Florence. This double bill shows Puccini at his finest as a master of the theatre that speaks to the heart.

★★★★★ THE INDEPENDENT ★★★★★ SUNDAY EXPRESS ★★★★ DAILY TELEGRAPH ★★★★ MAIL ON SUNDAY ★★★★ THE TIMES (REVIEWS FOR 2011 IL TABARRO & GIANNI SCHICCHI) TUESDAY – SATURDAY, 7.30PM £25/£35/£40/£45 ALL TICKET PRICES INCLUDE A £3 PER-TICKET BOOKING FEE PRE-SHOW TALK: TUE 17, THU 19 & SAT 21 APR, 6.30PM BOOKING ESSENTIAL ON 01223 503333

Book if you enjoyed: Tosca, Patience

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MONDAY 23 – SATURDAY 28 APRIL

‘★★★★★

JULIET STEVENSON AND LIA WILLIAMS ARE MIGHTY AS ELIZABETH I AND MARY QUEEN OF SCOTS’ THE OBSERVER

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★★★★★

‘ELECTRIFYING’ MAIL ON SUNDAY

★★★★★

PROUD SUPPORTERS OF CAMBRIDGE ARTS THEATRE

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

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

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

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TUESDAY 1 – SATURDAY 5 MAY AN ENGLISH TOURING THEATRE, NUFFIELD SOUTHAMPTON THEATRES AND THEATR CLWYD CO-PRODUCTION SUPPORTED BY A GRANT FROM THE ROYAL THEATRICAL SUPPORT TRUST

BY TENNESSEE

WILLIAMS

DIRECTED BY

CHELSEA WALKER DESIGNED BY

GEORGIA LOWE TUESDAY – SATURDAY, 7.45PM AND SATURDAY, 2.30PM: £19/£24/£29/£34

‘Every man is a king’. Stanley Kowalski is no exception. Until one summer, when his sister-in-law Blanche comes to stay. Anxious, seductive and fiercely clever, Blanche is just about keeping it together. But her arrival threatens Stanley’s entire way of life. As the temperature soars and passions intensify, a burning desire threatens to tear their world apart. This bold new revival of Tennessee Williams’ timeless masterpiece is a fiery portrayal of what it means to be an outsider in a society we’re all desperate to belong. This production is supported by a grant from The Royal Theatrical Support Trust.

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Age Guidance: 14+

THURSDAY, 2.30PM: £19/£24/£29 ALL TICKET PRICES INCLUDE A £3 PER-TICKET BOOKING FEE PRE-SHOW TALK: TUE 1 MAY, 6.30PM BOOKING ESSENTIAL ON 01223 503333 POST-SHOW TALK: WED 2 MAY, 7.45PM CAPTIONED PERFORMANCE: THU 3 MAY, 7.45PM AUDIO DESCRIBED PERFORMANCE: SAT 5 MAY, 2.30PM Touch tour available.

Book if you enjoyed: Death of a Salesman, Of Mice and Men, All My Sons

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TUESDAY 8 – SATURDAY 12 MAY A TOURING CONSORTIUM THEATRE COMPANY AND ROSE THEATRE KINGSTON CO-PRODUCTION

BASED ON THE NOVELLA BY

ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON

STARRING

PHIL DANIELS A twisted tale of nerve-jangling horror, this adaptation of Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic gothic thriller stars Phil Daniels as the extraordinary Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde. During one of his audacious experiments trying to separate good from evil, the mild-mannered Dr Jekyll inadvertently unleashes an alternative personality…the fiendish Mr Hyde. As this sinister figure starts causing terror and havoc in foggy London, Jekyll must race to find a cure for his monstrous alter-ego before it takes over for good. Phil Daniels’ extensive and varied credits include Jimmy Cooper in Quadrophenia, Richards in Scum and Kevin Wicks in EastEnders. He has worked with the RSC and NT and has appeared on stage in productions as diverse as Les Miserables and This House. Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde is directed by Kate Saxon, designed by Simon Higlett and adapted by Tony award-winning playwright David Edgar. Age Guidance: 12+

TUESDAY – SATURDAY, 7.45PM AND SATURDAY, 2.30PM: £19/£24/£29/£34 THURSDAY, 2.30PM: £19/£24/£29 ALL TICKET PRICES INCLUDE A £3 PER-TICKET BOOKING FEE PRE-SHOW TALK: TUE 8 MAY, 6.30PM BOOKING ESSENTIAL ON 01223 503333 POST-SHOW TALK: WED 9 MAY, 7.45PM AUDIO DESCRIBED PERFORMANCE: SAT 12 MAY, 2.30PM Touch tour available.

Book if you enjoyed: The Woman in Black, Rebecca

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MONDAY 14 – SATURDAY 19 MAY

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‘Moving, gripping, dramatically electrifying and outstanding’

‘It left me choked up and blinking back tears’

‘A moving and stunning performance’

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DAILY TELEGRAPH

WHATSONSTAGE

Sebastian Faulks’s Birdsong returns to Cambridge to mark the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War. Birdsong is the critically acclaimed stage show based on Sebastian Faulks’s world-famous novel. In pre-war France, a young Englishman Stephen Wraysford embarks on a passionate and dangerous affair with the beautiful Isabelle Azaire, that turns their world upside down.

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As war breaks out over the idyll of his former life, Stephen must lead his men through the carnage of The Battle of the Somme and through the sprawling tunnels that lie deep underground. Faced with the unprecedented horror of war, Stephen clings to the memory of Isabelle as his world explodes around him.

MONDAY – SATURDAY, 7.45PM

A mesmerising story of love and courage, set both before and during the Great War.

Book if you enjoyed: Journey’s End

Age Guidance: 12+

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TUESDAY 22 – SATURDAY 26 MAY FIERY ANGEL IN ASSOCIATION WITH ROYAL & DERNGATE, NORTHAMPTON PRESENT

A whirlwind romance with a handsome and charming stranger sweeps Cecily Harrington off her feet and she recklessly abandons her old life to settle in the remote and blissful surroundings of a country cottage. However, her newfound love is not all that he seems…

TUESDAY – SATURDAY, 7.45PM

Electric with suspense and with a shocking twist, this edge-of-your-seat, rarely seen thriller by the UK’s greatest crime writer is rediscovered in a brand-new production by Lucy Bailey (Gaslight, Dial M for Murder) designed by Mike Britton.

Book if you enjoyed: Gaslight, Dial M for Murder, Wait Until Dark

Agatha Christie and the Agatha Christie signature are registered trademarks. All rights reserved.

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MONDAY 28 MAY – SATURDAY 2 JUNE

BEST NEW COMEDY WINNER WHATSONSTAGE AWARD 2014

WINNER OLIVIER AWARD 2015

WINNER

BROADWAY’S LONGEST RUNNING PLAY

BROADWAY WORLD UK AWARD 2015

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

The multi award-winning West End smash hit comedy returns for yet another hilarious week, back by phenomenal demand after two sell-out runs in 2017! The Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society are putting on a 1920s murder mystery, but as the title suggests, everything that can go wrong… does! As the accident prone thesps battle on against all the odds to reach their final curtain call, hilarious results ensue! Hailed ‘a gut-busting hit’ by the New York Times, The Play That Goes Wrong, now playing on Broadway and enjoying its 4th year in the West End, has won a host of celebrity endorsements from the likes of Joanna Lumley (“We laughed until the tears ran down our faces, it has to be seen”) to Ant & Dec (“The funniest show we’ve seen! If you can get a ticket, go!”). If you haven’t yet experienced the side-splitting show that’s guaranteed to 34 leave you aching with laughter, book your tickets today.

MONDAY – SATURDAY, 7.45PM AND SATURDAY, 2.30PM: £20/£25/£30/£35 THURSDAY, 2.30PM: £20/£25/£30 ALL TICKET PRICES INCLUDE A £3 PER-TICKET BOOKING FEE

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

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TUESDAY 5 – SATURDAY 9 JUNE LYRIC HAMMERSMITH AND FILTER THEATRE PRESENT

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THE INDEPENDENT ON SUNDAY

Jonathan Broadbent as Oberon in A Midsummer Night’s Dream 2016. Photo by Tristram Kenton

A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM by William Shakespeare

CREATED BY FILTER DIRECTED BY SEAN HOLMES DESIGN BY HYEMI SHIN LIGHTING BY OLIVER FENWICK SOUND DESIGN & ORIGINAL MUSIC BY CHRIS BRANCH &

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TOM HAINES

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TUESDAY – SATURDAY, 7.45PM

The Lyric and Filter’s riotous reinterpretation of one of Shakespeare’s best loved plays, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, comes to Cambridge after its critically acclaimed London and international festival runs. Featuring original live music, this classic tale of young lovers and warring fairies is given a unique and irreverent twist. Don’t miss one of the most exciting and inventive Shakespeare productions of recent years.

AND SATURDAY, 2.30PM: £19/£24/£29/£34 THURSDAY, 2.30PM: £19/£24/£29 ALL TICKET PRICES INCLUDE A £3 PER-TICKET BOOKING FEE POST-SHOW TALK: WED 6 JUN, 7.45PM

Book if you enjoyed: Much Ado About Nothing, As You Like It

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TUESDAY 3 – SATURDAY 7 JULY REGAN DE WYNTER WILLIAMS PRODUCTIONS PRESENTS

Iolanthe By W.S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan

Sasha Regan’s all-male, award-winning company return to Cambridge with their best received production. Sasha’s inimitable inventiveness combined with Gilbert and Sullivan’s inherent barminess make for an unmissable night out. Universally regarded as Arthur Sullivan’s most beautiful score, Iolanthe is a topsy-turvy love story between the most unlikely of couples… fairies and members of the House of Lords! Iolanthe became the fourth consecutive major success for Gilbert and Sullivan. It was the first work to premiere at the Savoy Theatre and first new production in the world to be illuminated entirely with electric lights!

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TUESDAY – SATURDAY, 7.45PM AND THURSDAY & SATURDAY, 2.30PM: £19/£24/£29 ALL TICKET PRICES INCLUDE A £3 PER-TICKET BOOKING FEE PRE-SHOW TALK: TUE 3 JUL, 6.30PM BOOKING ESSENTIAL ON 01223 503333

Book if you enjoyed: The Pirates of Penzance, The Mikado

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education

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

JACK AND THE BEANSTALK

Thursday 30 Nov 2017 – Sunday 7 Jan 2018 Pantomime is the perfect introduction to theatre. It is bright, funny and engaging. In addition to the experience of seeing the show, you can inspire students back in the classroom with activities across Science, Maths, English, Art and Drama. Suitable for ages 1 – 101!

PRESSURE

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

THE JUNGLE BOOK

Tuesday 20 – Saturday 24 Mar This enchanting stage adaptation of Rudyard Kipling’s much-loved story provides the perfect opportunity to engage children with literature and is supported by a range of educational resources to help take the experience back to the classroom. Suitable for ages 6+

A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE

Tuesday 1 – Saturday 5 May This bold new revival of Tennessee Williams’ timeless masterpiece is a fiery portrayal of what it means to be an outsider, in a society where we’re all desperate to belong. A perfect opportunity for students to see this influential play brought to life. Suitable for ages 14+

DR JEKYLL & MR HYDE

Tuesday 8 – Saturday 12 May The twisted tale of nerve-jangling horror, this breath-taking adaptation of Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic gothic thriller stars Phil Daniels as the extraordinary Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde. This show will have a wide range of resources to support to the young people’s experience including workshops and a comprehensive online creative learning site. Suitable for ages 12+

pre-show talks (booking essential) People, Places & Things Pressure The Weir English Touring Opera Mary Stuart A Streetcar Named Desire Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde Iolanthe

Tuesday 21 Nov, 6.30pm Tuesday 6 Feb, 6.30pm Tuesday 6 Mar, 6.30pm Tuesday 17, Thursday 19 & Saturday 21 Apr, 6.30pm Monday 23 Apr, 6.30pm Tuesday 1 May, 6.30pm Tuesday 8 May, 6.30pm Tuesday 3 July, 6.30pm

post-show talks

People, Places & Things Pressure The Weir The Importance of Being Earnest A Streetcar Named Desire Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Wednesday 22 Nov, 7.45pm Wednesday 7 Feb, 7.45pm Thursday 8 Mar, 7.45pm Wednesday 11 Apr, 7.45pm Wednesday 2 May, 7.45pm Wednesday 9 May, 7.45pm Wednesday 4 Jun, 7.45pm

If you would like to discuss the educational resources for any of the shows featured in the brochure please contact Box Office on 01223 503333 or email at boxoffice@cambridgeartstheatre.com

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how to book We will be implementing a new ticketing system in 2018. Please note that online booking will not be available from 1 - 9 January whilst we move over from our existing supplier and telephone service may be intermittent during this period whilst we fully train our sales staff. If you encounter any problems trying to get through to us please email boxoffice@cambridgeartstheatre.com and we’ll do our best to get back to you. The Arts Theatre Box Office can be found at our new permanent entrance on St Edward’s Passage. Please visit us during opening hours to pick up tickets, book for future performances or talk to us about the season.

ONLINE

Book online at www.cambridgeartstheatre.com

IN PERSON

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

BY TELEPHONE

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

BOOKING FEE

All tickets for the Arts Theatre include a £3 per-ticket booking fee. The booking fee is essential direct income for the Theatre. Because ticket revenue is divided between many different parties, an increase in ticket prices would not necessarily benefit the Theatre. By charging a booking fee we can ensure that every penny goes directly to the Theatre to help us protect its growth and longevity. Tickets are not refundable unless a performance is cancelled. Exchanges and resales may be made under certain conditions; please contact the Box Office for details of our policy.

REFUNDS & EXCHANGES

DISCOUNTS

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

IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR YOUR VISIT The safety and security of our patrons is of the utmost importance to us. Please take note of the below information regarding our bag policy. In the interest of customer safety we do not allow all rucksacks and backpacks (including children’s rucksacks), holdalls, shopping bags or bags larger than 35cm x 25cm into the auditorium. We strongly urge you to leave all bags at home or in your car, where it is practical. If you bring them to the Theatre you will be asked to check them in to the Cloakroom which is situated on the first floor past the Stalls Bar (Peas Hill entrance). Customers with access needs who wish to check in bags should make themselves known to the Duty Manager.

Please allow sufficient time to travel to the Theatre and to allow for the additional delays this may cause. We recommend that you arrive at least 30 minutes before the start of the performance.

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access

The Arts Theatre aims to care for every patron as an individual, on a one to one basis. There are parking spaces for customers with disabilities in 4 locations near the Theatre: 4 on Peas Hill; 2 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.

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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

We will be undertaking essential maintenance on our Lift and will be installing a new system in early 2018. Our stalls remain step-free from street to seat however the circle seating, along with the Circle Bar and Maynard Bar, will only be accessible by stairs for approximately 10 weeks from 8 January 2018 whilst we complete the project. Patrons with limited mobility or access needs should discuss their requirements with the Box Office at the time of booking tickets. CIRCLE

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The Management reserves the right of admission and the right to offer alternative seating. Cambridge Arts Theatre cannot be held responsible for changes to programmes and casting made by touring companies. Latecomers will be asked to wait for admission until a suitable break in the performance, which may in some cases be the interval. All prices correct at time of going to print. For full terms and conditions of sale please visit our website

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