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Tue 21 - Sat 25 Mar

NELL GWYNN

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Mon 27 Mar - Sat 8 Apr

LA STRADA

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Mon 10 - Sat 15 Apr

ABIGAIL’S PARTY

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Mon 17 - Sat 22 Apr

THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG SOLD OUT

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Tue 25 - Sat 29 Apr

ENGLISH TOURING OPERA

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Tue 2 - Sat 6 May

DEATH OF A SALESMAN

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LUCY WORSLEY SOLD OUT

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Tue 9 - Sat 13 May

FANTASTIC MR FOX

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Mon 15 - Sat 20 May

NOT DEAD ENOUGH

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Mon 22 - Sat 27 May

FRACKED!

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Wed 31 May – Sat 3 Jun

SHOWSTOPPER! THE IMPROVISED MUSICAL

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Tue 6 - Sat 10 Jun

SAND IN THE SANDWICHES

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Mon 12 - Sat 17 Jun

MY COUNTRY

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Wed 21 – Sun 25 Jun

THE GRUFFALO

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Tue 27 June - Sat 1 Jul

THE MIKADO

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Tue 4 – Sat 8 Jul

EMMA

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Tue 11 – Sun 16 Jul

ROOM ON THE BROOM

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Mon 7 – Sat 12 Aug

THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG *ADDITIONAL WEEK*

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Wed 25 – Sat 28 Oct

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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. NELL GWYNN Captioned Audio Described

Thursday 23 March, 7.45pm Saturday 25 March, 2.30pm

THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG Audio Described Saturday 22 April, 2.30pm Audio Described Saturday 12 August, 2.30pm SAND IN THE SANDWICHES BSL Wednesday 7 June, 7.45pm

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Saturday 8 July, 2.30pm

AWFUL AUNTIE Relaxed Performance Wednesday 25 October, 7pm

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welcome Welcome to our summer 2017 season. As a charity our aim is to inspire and nurture a lifelong love of the performing arts and to secure the future of our Theatre for future generations. It’s an ongoing challenge to make the books balance and it’s only possible thanks to the loyalty of our audience and the generosity of the many supporters who donate to help us with our work. Our Trustees make sure we always act in the long-term interests of our Theatre and, if we make a surplus in any given year, that we invest it wisely for the future benefit of our charity. First and foremost our seasons need to sell sufficient tickets to pay our bills. They should entertain and cater to all our audiences, from veteran theatregoers to overexcited two-year-olds making their first trip to the Theatre. They should inspire people to come back to our Theatre year after year and encourage them to get involved with our charity by volunteering or becoming a member of our Supporters’ Circle. This season we have been able to do our charity proud. Seasoned theatregoers will relish our new co-production of Fellini’s masterpiece La Strada, Tim Piggott-Smith in Arthur Miller’s classic Death of a Salesman, a fresh new adaptation of Jane Austen’s Emma and the bawdy romp Nell Gwynn direct from its West End triumph. Those in search of a wonderful night out shouldn’t miss Mike Leigh’s cringe-inducing Abigail’s Party, the theatrical sensation The Play That Goes Wrong which is returning to us for a second week this year because the first week sold out so quickly, the next Peter James murder mystery Not Dead Enough or Edward Fox in Sand in the Sandwiches, his one-man tribute to John Betjeman. Opera and music lovers are in for a treat with English Touring Opera bringing us their wonderful Tosca and a new production of Gilbert and Sullivan’s Patience and the amazing all-male Sasha Regan Company will be blowing

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the cobwebs off the G&S repertoire with their hilarious version of The Mikado. Those of you who know you want to see a musical, but aren’t sure which you want to see, should come to the Olivier Award winning Showstopper! The Improvised Musical. If you like your theatre to be more topical you will want to see James Bolam and Anne Reid in the hilarious Fracked!, and the National Theatre’s controversial new take on Brexit, My Country, will provoke furious debate. Our youngest theatrical aficionados will be flocking to see The Gruffalo in the flesh, hoping the good Witch will find Room on the Broom for them, worrying that they might turn out to have a relative like David Walliams’ Awful Auntie and willing the Fantastic Mr Fox on as he outwits the horrid farmers. Has our season inspired you to come to our Theatre? Will it nurture your love of the performing arts? Has it encouraged you to get involved with our charity? Let us know what you think. Thank you, as ever, for your continued support and I hope to see you again soon at Cambridge Arts Theatre. With kindest regards,

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TUESDAY 21 – SATURDAY 25 MARCH ENGLISH TOURING THEATRE IN ASSOCIATION WITH NICA BURNS, ELEANOR LLOYD PRODUCTIONS AND PAULA MARIE BLACK PRESENT THE SHAKESPEARE’S GLOBE PRODUCTION OF

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‘Gloriously funny and touching…a right royal treat’ THE TELEGRAPH TUESDAY – SATURDAY, 7.45PM AND SATURDAY, 2.30PM: £18/£23/£28/£33 THURSDAY, 2.30PM: £18/£23/£28 ALL TICKET PRICES INCLUDE A £3 PER-TICKET BOOKING FEE

Winner of the 2016 Olivier Award for Best New Comedy, Jessica Swale’s blissfully funny Nell Gwynn embarks on its first ever UK tour, direct from critically acclaimed, sell-out runs in the West End and at the Globe Theatre. 1660 Drury Lane. Charles II has cast off London’s drab, puritanical past with a love of all things loud, French and sexy. A young Nell Gwynn is selling oranges for sixpence in London’s burgeoning West End theatre scene. Little does she know who is in the audience one fateful night.

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Jessica Swale’s warm-hearted, bawdy comedy tells the story of an unlikely heroine, who went from lowly orange seller to win the adoration of the public and the heart of the King. Starring Olivier Award nominated actress Laura Pitt-Pulford, Nell Gwynn is brought to the stage by English Touring Theatre.

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Book if you enjoyed: Anne Boleyn, Eternal Love

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WINNER! BEST NEW COMEDY OLIVIER AWARDS 2016

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JESSICA SWALE

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CHRISTOPHER LUSCOMBE

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MONDAY 27 MARCH - SATURDAY 8 APRIL

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‘SALLY COOKSON DIRECTS A FINE ENSEMBLE IN A WITTY AND INVENTIVE HIGH-WIRE PRODUCTION WITH A MODERN EDGE’ The Guardian

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BASED ON THE SUBJECT AND SCRIPT WORK BY FEDERICO FELLINI, ENNIO FLAIANO AND TULLIO PINELLI

TUESDAY – SATURDAY, 7.45PM AND SATURDAY, 2.30PM: £18/£23/£28/£33 THURSDAY, 2.30PM: £18/£23/£28

‘EVOCATIVE AND COMPELLING.

PURE THEATRICAL MAGIC’ Bedfordshire on Sunday

‘A TRULY CREATIVE AND IMAGINATIVE PIECE OF THEATRE’ Broadway World

‘LYRICAL, POETIC AND CHOREOGRAPHICALLY PRE-SHOW TALK: TUE 7 MAR, 6.30PM ALL TICKET PRICES INCLUDE A £3 PER-TICKET BOOKING FEE

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POST-SHOW TALK: WED 8 MAR, 7.45PM

CAPTIONED PERFORMANCE: THUR 9 MAR, 7.45PM

‘BEAUTIFULLY TOLD,

AUDIO DESCRIBED PERFORMANCE: SAT 11 MAR, 2.30PM Touch tour available.

IN A WAY THAT DOES FULL JUSTICE TO THE BSL PERFORMANCE: THUR 16 OF MAR, FELLINI’ 7.45PM GENIUS What’s On Birmingham

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‘WONDERFUL. I’D PAY GOOD MONEY TO SEE COOKSON ADAPT ALMOST ANYTHING...

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**** ‘Richly entertaining. Evocatively designed. Funny and deeply rewarding.’ DAILY TELEGRAPH

PRIOR TO A WEST END SEASON La Strada ‘The Road’, a metaphor for life, is a deeply impassioned tale of love and loss, set against the backdrop of a country still reeling from the devastating effects of the Second World War. We journey into the heart of the Italian countryside where Gelsomina, full of the innocent spirit of youth, is bought by Zampanò, a travelling street performer, to join his cheap ‘strong man’ act. When the mismatched pair stumble across a ragtag circus and a daredevil tight-rope walker, Gelsomina finds herself caught between the two men, not knowing which way to turn… Frederico Fellini’s Oscar-winning La Strada is one of the all-time masterpieces of world cinema. This stunning stage adaptation is directed by Olivier Award nominee Sally Cookson (Jane Eyre & Peter Pan National Theatre, Hetty Feather West End) and boasts a beautiful new score by Benji Bower with songs performed by an international cast of actor musicians. Moving between the dazzling lights of the circus and the bare landscapes of rural Italy, this production of La Strada promises to be a theatrical feast for all the senses.

PREVIEW: MONDAY 27 MAR, 7.45PM: ALL TICKETS £18 TUESDAY 28 MAR - SATURDAY 8 APR, 7.45PM AND SATURDAY 1 & SATURDAY 8 APR, 2.30PM: £18/£23/£28/£33 THURSDAY 30 MAR & THURSDAY 6 APR, 2.30PM: £18/£23/£28 SUNDAY 2 APR: NO PERFORMANCES ALL TICKET PRICES INCLUDE A £3 PER-TICKET BOOKING FEE

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Book if you enjoyed: Rebecca, The 39 Steps, Brief Encounter

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MONDAY 10 – SATURDAY 15 APRIL THEATRE ROYAL BATH PRODUCTIONS PRESENTS

AMANDA ABBINGTON (SHERLOCK, MR SELFRIDGE) STARS IN

Abigail’s Party BY MIKE LEIGH ‘Brilliantly cringe-making’ MAIL ON SUNDAY

‘Pricelessly funny and painfully accurate’ TIME OUT

40TH ANNIVERSARY PRODUCTION: PRIOR TO WEST END It’s been forty years since the appalling Beverly first put Donna Summer on the turntable, stacked a plate with little cheese and pineapple sticks, plied her guests with alcohol, cigarettes and Demis Roussos and slow-danced her way across the shag-pile into theatrical history. The drinks party from hell begins when Beverly and her estate agent husband Laurence invite round their new neighbours, Tony and Ange, along with the nervous divorcee Sue, who is jittery about the bash her teenage daughter Abigail is throwing down the road. As that party gets out of hand, this one too descends into chaos, and comedy, drama and tragedy combine into an iconic piece of theatre. Amanda Abbington is best-known for playing Mary Morstan in Sherlock, Miss Mardle in Mr Selfridge and DS Jo Moffat in Cuffs. She is joined by Ben Caplan (PC Noakes in Call the Midwife, Sunny Afternoon in the West End) as Laurence, Rose Keegan (Stepping Out on tour, Bedroom Farce in the West End) as Sue, Charlotte Mills (Jerusalem) as Angela and Ciarán Owens (A Mad World My Masters) as Tony.

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Director Sarah Esdaile’s productions include Talking Heads for Theatre Royal Bath Productions and Death of a Salesman, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof and The Deep Blue Sea for West Yorkshire Playhouse.

‘A sharp, satirical play that remains as painfully funny TUESDAY – SATURDAY, 7.45PM as ever’ AND SATURDAY, 2.30PM: £18/£23/£28/£33 THURSDAY, 2.30PM: £18/£23/£28 THE TIMES ALL TICKET PRICES INCLUDE A £3 PER-TICKET BOOKING FEE

‘A great play’

PRE-SHOW TALK: TUE 7 MAR, 6.30PM DAILY BOOKING ESSENTIAL ONMAIL 01223 503333 POST-SHOW TALK: WED 8 MAR, 7.45PM MONDAY – SATURDAY, 7.45PM CAPTIONED PERFORMANCE: 9 MAR, 7.45PM AND SATURDAY,THUR 2.30PM: £23/£33/£38/£42 THURSDAY, 2.30PM: £23/£28/£33/£38 AUDIO DESCRIBED PERFORMANCE: SAT 11 MAR, 2.30PM ALL TICKET PRICES Touch tourINCLUDE available.A £3 PER-TICKET BOOKING FEE BSL PERFORMANCE: THUR 16 MAR, 7.45PM POST-SHOW TALK: TUE 11 APR, 7.45PM

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Book if if you you enjoyed: enjoyed: Grief, Handbagged, Book Bad Jews, Travels with my Aunt Clybourne Park

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MONDAY 17 – SATURDAY 22 APRIL

BEST NEW COMEDY WINNER WHATSONSTAGE AWARD 2014

WINNER OLIVIER AWARD 2015

WINNER BROADWAY WORLD UK AWARD 2015

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‘I FEARED I WAS GOING TO HYPERVENTILATE’ DAILY MAIL

Fawlty Towers meets Noises Off in this multi award-winning West End smash hit comedy, returning to Cambridge after the success of 2015’s Peter Pan Goes Wrong. The Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society are putting on a 1920s murder mystery, but as the title suggests, everything that can go wrong… does! As the accident prone thesps battle on against all the odds to reach their final curtain call, hilarious results ensue! Hailed as ‘a gut-busting hit’ by the New York Times, Mischief Theatre’s sell-out West End comedy has won a host of celebrity endorsements, from the likes of Joanna Lumley (“We laughed until the tears ran down our faces, it has to be seen”) to Ant & Dec (“The funniest show we’ve seen! If you can get a ticket, go!”). Don’t miss this brilliantly funny comedy that’s guaranteed to leave you aching with laughter! April dates have now sold out but an additional week has been added due to phenomenal demand, see page 31.

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TUESDAY 25 – SATURDAY 29 APRIL

ENGLISH TOURING OPERA

TOSCA BY PUCCINI

Tuesday 25, Friday 28 & Saturday 29 April Sung in Italian with English surtitles Puccini’s Tosca is one of the world’s best-loved operas, brimming with lust, corruption and intrigue. When the firebrand revolutionary Cavaradossi is imprisoned, Tosca is faced with an impossible choice: submitting to the desires of the sadistic chief of police, or letting her lover be executed.

PATIENCE BY GILBERT & SULLIVAN Wednesday 26 & Thursday 27 April Sung in English with surtitles

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An all-singing, all-dancing comedy by the masters of British musical theatre, Gilbert & Sullivan’s Patience pokes fun at Victorian society and its stock characters, with willowy poets, sighing maidens and burly officers galore. Expect plenty of tunes and humour as fresh today as it was at the first performance.

TUESDAY – SATURDAY, 7.45PM AND SATURDAY, 2.30PM: £18/£23/£28/£33 THURSDAY, 2.30PM: £18/£23/£28 ALL TICKET PRICES INCLUDE A £3 PER-TICKET BOOKING FEE PRE-SHOW TALK: TUE 7 MAR, 6.30PM BOOKING ESSENTIAL ON 01223 503333 POST-SHOW TALK: WED 8 MAR, 7.45PM CAPTIONED PERFORMANCE: THUR 9 MAR, 7.45PM AUDIO DESCRIBED PERFORMANCE: SAT 11 MAR, 2.30PM Touch tour available. ALL 7.30PM: £23/£28/£33/£42 BSL PERFORMANCE: THUR 16 MAR, 7.45PM ALL TICKET PRICES INCLUDE A £3 PER-TICKET BOOKING FEE PRE-SHOW TALK: TUE 25, THUR 27 AND SAT 29 APR, ALL AT 6.30PM BOOKING ESSENTIAL ON 01223 TO JOIN: SEE503333 PAGE

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Book if you enjoyed: Handbagged, Don Giovanni, Travels withHMS my Aunt La bohéme, Pinafore

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TUESDAY 2 - SATURDAY 6 MAY A ROYAL & DERNGATE, NORTHAMPTON PRODUCTION

**** ‘Richly entertaining. Evocatively designed. Funny and deeply rewarding.’ DAILY TELEGRAPH

Willy Loman is not as young as he once was, and boy is he feeling it. After 36 years on the road, this once successful travelling salesman is on the brink of unemployment, can’t pay his bills and has long ago lost the respect of his wife Linda, his family and friends. When their dropout son Biff moves home again, Willy decides to give success one last shot. Can he prove to everyone he’s got what it takes?

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Widely considered to be one of the greatest plays of the twentieth century, Death of a Salesman is about the cost of not being able to let go of the American Dream. This major touring revival of Arthur Miller’s Pulitzer Prize winning masterpiece sees 2016 Tony and Olivier Award nominee Tim PigottSmith (King Charles III) play the iconic role of Willy.

Book if you enjoyed: Of Mice and Men, An Inspector Calls, To Kill a Mockingbird

TUESDAY – SATURDAY, 7.45PM AND SATURDAY, 2.30PM: £18/£28/£33/£38 THURSDAY, 2.30PM: £18/£23/£28/£33 ALL TICKET PRICES INCLUDE A £3 PER-TICKET BOOKING FEE

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TUESDAY 9 – SATURDAY 13 MAY A NUFFIELD SOUTHAMPTON THEATRES AND CURVE PRODUCTION IN ASSOCIATION WITH LYRIC HAMMERSMITH

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TUESDAY – SATURDAY, 7.45PM AND SATURDAY, 2.30PM: £18/£23/£28/£33 THURSDAY, 2.30PM: £18/£23/£28 ALL TICKET PRICES INCLUDE A £3 PER-TICKET BOOKING FEE PRE-SHOW TALK: TUE 7 MAR, 6.30PM BOOKING ESSENTIAL ON 01223 503333 POST-SHOW TALK: WED 8 MAR, 7.45PM CAPTIONED PERFORMANCE: TUESDAY, 7PM THUR 9 MAR, 7.45PM

Adapted for the stage by Sam Holcroft

“You know as well as I do: no-one outfoxes a fox!” Boggis, Bunce and Bean, three greedy, smelly, horrid farmers hate the cunning Mr Fox. Mr Fox is smart, clever and rather fantastic, but he doesn’t realise how determined the farmers are to get revenge. Can he hatch a plan to save his family and friends? Can they outrun the diggers and outsmart the farmers? And can Rabbit shut up long enough not to give the game away?

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Roald Dahl’s Fantastic Mr Fox is family fun at its finest. A juicy tale of greed, pride and the power of friendship, this flagship production for the Roald Dahl centenary celebrations, promises a Dahlicious theatrical feast with live music and songs and gloriumptious designs. A wondercrump treat for the whole family! Suitable for ages 5+

AUDIO1.30PM DESCRIBED PERFORMANCE: WEDNESDAY, & 7PM SAT 11 MAR, 2.30PM THURSDAY, 10.30AM & 7PM Touch tour available. FRIDAY, 7PM

SATURDAY, 2PM & 7PM BSL PERFORMANCE: THUR 16 MAR, 7.45PM ADULTS: £25 | CHILDREN: £18 ALL TICKET PRICES INCLUDE A £3 PER-TICKET BOOKING FEE

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Book if you enjoyed: Handbagged, Travels with my Aunt

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MONDAY 15 – SATURDAY 20 MAY

**** ‘Richly entertaining. Evocatively designed. Funny and deeply rewarding.’ DAILY TELEGRAPH

Following the huge sell-out success of The Perfect Murder and Dead Simple, the thrilling work of multi-million selling author Peter James returns to Cambridge with the world premiere production of Not Dead Enough. Starring West End, award-winning actor Bill Ward, famous for his roles in Emmerdale and Coronation Street as DS Roy Grace, Laura Whitmore, one of the stars of 2016’s Strictly Come Dancing on BBC1 and Stephen Billington, best known for roles on Hollyoaks and Coronation Street, Not Dead Enough has been playing to sell-out houses around the UK and receiving great reviews. On the night Brian Bishop murdered his wife, he was sixty miles away, asleep in bed. At least that’s what he claims. But as Detective Superintendent Roy Grace continues to deal with the mysterious disappearance of his own wife, he starts to dig a little deeper into the chilling murder case and it soon becomes clear that love can be a dangerous thing... Adapted for the stage by award-winning writer Shaun McKenna and directed by Olivier Award winner Ian Talbot, Not Dead Enough is the third novel in Peter James’ award winning Roy Grace series and the third play in his box office smash hit and critically acclaimed stage franchise. Peter has been celebrated as ‘one of the most fiendishly clever crime fiction plotters’ (Daily Mail) and his brilliant novels have sold over 18 million copies worldwide.

Adapted by Shaun McKenna Directed by Ian Talbot MONDAY – SATURDAY, 7.45PM AND SATURDAY, 2.30PM: £23/£33/£38/£42 THURSDAY, 2.30PM: £23/£33/£38 ALL TICKET PRICES INCLUDE A £3 PER-TICKET BOOKING FEE

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MONDAY 22 – SATURDAY 27 MAY A CHICHESTER FESTIVAL THEATRE AND GUILDFORD’S YVONNE ARNAUD THEATRE PRODUCTION

TUESDAY – SATURDAY, 7.45PM AND SATURDAY, 2.30PM: £18/£23/£28/£33 THURSDAY, 2.30PM: £18/£23/£28 ALL TICKET PRICES INCLUDE A £3 PER-TICKET BOOKING FEE PRE-SHOW TALK: TUE 7 MAR, 6.30PM BOOKING ESSENTIAL ON 01223 503333 POST-SHOW TALK: WED 8 MAR, 7.45PM CAPTIONED PERFORMANCE: THUR 9 MAR, 7.45PM AUDIO DESCRIBED PERFORMANCE: SAT 11 MAR, 2.30PM Touch tour available. BSL PERFORMANCE: THUR 16 MAR, 7.45PM

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**** ‘Richly entertaining. Evocatively designed. Funny and deeply rewarding.’ DAILY TELEGRAPH

Alistair Beaton’s provocative new comedy takes us to an idyllic English village threatened by an energy company intent on drilling for shale gas. Anne Reid plays Elizabeth, a retired academic who finds herself transformed from obedient citizen to angry protestor. While her increasingly grumpy husband (James Bolam) longs for the quiet life, Elizabeth soars to fame via social media. Desperate to get planning permission, hard-nosed PR men team up with a corrupt local councillor to persuade the villagers that fracking is good. Elizabeth’s having none of it, and mounts the barricades.

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This new razor-sharp black comedy by Alistair Beaton takes a timely look at the conflicted core of planetary energy and earthly power. A much-praised political satirist, Beaton’s television work includes the BAFTA-nominated The Trial of Tony Blair and Spitting Image, and plays such as the West End hit Feelgood.

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The distinguished cast includes James Bolam as Elizabeth’s husband Jack, whose credits include New Tricks (BBC) and Glengarry Glen Ross (Donmar Warehouse, Olivier nomination). Anne Reid plays Elizabeth. She is acclaimed for her many award-winning roles, including Hedda Gabler (Old Vic) and Last Tango in Halifax (BBC). They are joined by Michael Simkins (Yes, Prime Minister, Hayfever) and Harry Hadden-Paton (Flare Path, The Crown).

‘Very funny’ THE GUARDIAN

MONDAY – SATURDAY, 7.45PM AND SATURDAY, 2.30PM: £18/£28/£33/£38 THURSDAY, 2.30PM: £18/£23/£28/£33

PRE-SHOW TALK: MON 22 MAY, 6.30PM BOOKING ESSENTIAL ON 01223 503333

TO JOIN: SEE PAGE 34

Book if you enjoyed: The Absence of War, The Duck House

BOX OFFICE: 01223 503333

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THE MAYNARD BAR Looking for a change of scenery? There’s more on offer on our upper floors Our first floor Circle Bar offers a range of beers, wines and spirits – ideal for catching up with friends during the interval or before the show. On the second floor, The Maynard Bar serves great coffee and wine in a relaxed atmosphere, with spectacular views of the city. Our bars are open from 6pm (12.30pm on matinee days), offering a great alternative venue to kick-start your evening’s entertainment. We run our bars ourselves, so every purchase directly benefits the Theatre. We’re proud of our new spaces and we look forward to welcoming you soon. 19


WEDNESDAY 31 MAY – SATURDAY 3 JUNE

HHHHH ‘So polished, it defies belief’ DAILY TELEGRAPH

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‘Had me weeping with laughter… you absolutely have to go’ MAIL ON SUNDAY

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‘Achingly funny… Worth seeing again and again’ TIME OUT CRITICS’ CHOICE


© Geraint Lewis for the West End run, Apollo Theatre 2015

2016 Olivier Award Winners – Best Entertainment and Family Show Spontaneous musical comedy at its finest, direct from the West End and now heading back to Cambridge after a fantastic visit in 2016! With nine years as an Edinburgh Fringe must-see phenomenon, a BBC Radio 4 Series, a critically acclaimed West End run and an Olivier Award to their name, The Showstoppers have delighted audiences across the globe with their ingenious blend of comedy, musical theatre and spontaneity. A brand new musical comedy is created from scratch at each performance of this award-winning show as audience suggestions are transformed on the spot into an all-singing, all-dancing production with hilarious results. This incredible comedy troupe never fail to impress as they create shows packed with drama, dazzling dance routines and catchy melodies, leaving delighted audiences singing all the way home. So whether you fancy Sondheim on a ski lift or Cole Porter in Poundland - you suggest it and the Showstoppers will sing it! Age Guidance: 14+

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

TO JOIN: SEE PAGE 34

Book if you enjoyed: The Play that Goes Wrong, Noises off

BOX OFFICE: 01223 503333

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TUESDAY 6 – SATURDAY 10 JUNE JONATHAN CHURCH PRODUCTIONS, OLIVER MACKWOOD AND OXFORD PLAYHOUSE PRESENT

THE i NEWSPAPER

TUESDAY – SATURDAY, 7.45PM AND SATURDAY, 2.30PM: £18/£23/£28/£33 THURSDAY, 2.30PM: £18/£23/£28 ALL TICKET PRICES INCLUDE A £3 PER-TICKET BOOKING FEE PRE-SHOW TALK: TUE 7 MAR, 6.30PM BOOKING ESSENTIAL ON 01223 503333 POST-SHOW TALK: WED 8 MAR, 7.45PM CAPTIONED PERFORMANCE: THUR 9 MAR, 7.45PM AUDIO DESCRIBED PERFORMANCE: SAT 11 MAR, 2.30PM Touch tour available. BSL PERFORMANCE: THUR 16 MAR, 7.45PM

TO JOIN: SEE PAGE 34

Book if you enjoyed: Handbagged, Travels with my Aunt

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‘I adored this show, a magical heavenly tribute to Betjeman’ THE DAILY MAIL

**** ‘Richly entertaining. Evocatively designed. Funny and deeply rewarding.’ DAILY TELEGRAPH

Fresh from a sell out tour, Edward Fox returns to the stage with his acclaimed portrayal of John Betjeman, one of the best-loved poets of the twentieth century. Sand in the Sandwiches celebrates a man famous not only for light verse and laughter, but for his passions, his sense of purpose and his unforgettable poetry. Edward Fox stars in this joyous stage play bringing Betjeman’s poetry, sharp wit and vivacious personality to life.

TUESDAY – SATURDAY, 7.45PM

Embracing his delight for nostalgia and delicious irreverence, Sand in the Sandwiches travels through Betjeman’s boyhood and adolescence, to life as Britain’s poet laureate, presenting a hugely entertaining insight into the world of this national treasure.

ALL TICKET PRICES INCLUDE A £3 PER-TICKET BOOKING FEE

Double BAFTA award winner Edward Fox [OBE] is one of this country’s most eminent actors. His distinguished career counts iconic British films such as The Day of the Jackal, A Bridge Too Far, Oh! What a Lovely War, to name a few.

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

BSL PERFORMANCE: WED 7 JUNE, 7.45PM

Book if you enjoyed: Dear Lupin, 84 Charing Cross Road

BOX OFFICE: 01223 503333

www.cambridgeartstheatre.com

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MONDAY 12 - SATURDAY 17 JUNE A NATIONAL THEATRE PRODUCTION

TUESDAY – SATURDAY, 7.45PM AND SATURDAY, 2.30PM: £18/£23/£28/£33 THURSDAY, 2.30PM: £18/£23/£28 ALL TICKET PRICES INCLUDE A £3 PER-TICKET BOOKING FEE PRE-SHOW TALK: TUE 7 MAR, 6.30PM BOOKING ESSENTIAL ON 01223 503333 POST-SHOW TALK: WED 8 MAR, 7.45PM CAPTIONED PERFORMANCE: THUR 9 MAR, 7.45PM AUDIO DESCRIBED PERFORMANCE: SAT 11 MAR, 2.30PM Touch tour available. BSL PERFORMANCE: THUR 16 MAR, 7.45PM

TO JOIN: SEE PAGE 34

Book if you enjoyed: Handbagged, Travels with my Aunt

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PRODUCTION PHOTOS BY SARAH LEE

CAST

MY COUNTRY Seema Bowri

Cavan Clarke

Laura Elphinstone

Adam Ewan

Penny Layden

Stuart McQuarrie

Christian Patterson

A WORK IN PROGRESS in the words of people across the UK and Carol Ann Duffy

In the days following the Brexit vote, a team from the National Theatre spoke to people nationwide, aged 9 to 97, to hear their views on the country we call home. In a series of deeply personal interviews, they heard opinions that were honest, emotional, funny, and sometimes extreme. My Country puts their words centre stage. Britannia calls a meeting, to listen to her people. Caledonia, Cymru, East Midlands, North East, Northern Ireland and the South West bring the voices of their regions. The debate is passionate, stereotypes nailed and opinions divided. Can there ever be a United Kingdom? These real testimonials are interwoven with speeches from party leaders of the time in this ground-breaking new play by Carol Ann Duffy, Poet Laureate, and director Rufus Norris. Created in collaboration with eight UK arts organisations in association with Cusack Projects Limited.

MONDAY – SATURDAY, 7.45PM AND SATURDAY, 2.30PM: £18/£23/£28/£33 THURSDAY 2.30PM: £18/£23/£28 ALL TICKET PRICES INCLUDE A £3 PER-TICKET BOOKING FEE PRE-SHOW TALK: MONDAY 12 JUNE, 6.30PM BOOKING ESSENTIAL ON 01223 503333 POST-SHOW TALK WITH RUFUS NORRIS: FRIDAY 16 JUNE, 7.45PM

TO JOIN: SEE PAGE 34

Book if you enjoyed: The Absence of War, The History Boys, Grief

BOX OFFICE: 01223 503333

www.cambridgeartstheatre.com

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WEDNESDAY 21 – SUNDAY 25 JUNE

★★★★★ ‘AN ABSOLUTE DELIGHT’ SCOTSMAN

HHHH ‘A FINE PIECE OF CHILDREN’S THEATRE’ SUNDAY TIMES

HHHH ‘MONSTROUS FUN!’

The Gruffalo © Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler 1999 – Macmillan Children’s Books

DAILY MAIL

BASED ON THE PICTURE BOOK BY JULIA DONALDSON AND AXEL SCHEFFLER A MOUSE TOOK A STROLL THROUGH THE DEEP DARK WOOD… WEDNESDAY: 1.30PM

Join Mouse on a daring adventure through the deep, dark wood in Tall Stories’ magical, musical adaptation of the classic picture book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler. Searching for hazelnuts, Mouse meets the cunning Fox, the eccentric old Owl and the party mad Snake. Will the story of the terrifying Gruffalo save Mouse from ending up as dinner for these hungry woodland creatures? After all, there’s no such thing as a Gruffalo – is there? Songs, laughs and scary fun for children aged 3 and up, and their grown-ups, in the much-loved show that’s toured Britain and the world!

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Age guidance: 3+

THURSDAY: 10.30AM & 1.30PM FRIDAY: 10.30AM & 1.30PM SATURDAY: 10.30AM & 1.30PM SUNDAY: 10.30AM & 1.30PM ALL TICKETS: £15.50 ALL TICKET PRICES INCLUDE A £3 PER-TICKET BOOKING FEE RELAXED PERFORMANCE: FRIDAY 23 JUNE, 1.30PM

Book if you enjoyed: Room on the Broom, What the Ladybird Heard

BOX OFFICE: 01223 503333

www.cambridgeartstheatre.com


TUESDAY 27 JUNE – SATURDAY 1 JULY

FROM THE SAME TEAM THAT BROUGHT YOU THE AWARD-WINNING THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE Regan De Wynter Williams presents

THE MIKADO

By W.S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan

‘If you are lucky a show comes along that is so inventive and brilliant it takes your breath away’

**** ‘Richly entertaining. Evocatively designed. Funny and deeply rewarding.’ DAILY TELEGRAPH

Sussex Express on HMS Pinafore

photos: Scott Rylander

‘Riotously inventive’ The Times on Pirates of Penzance

‘An extraordinary adventure’

‘Irresistible’ The Guardian on Iolanthe

Music OMH on HMS Pinafore

TUESDAY – SATURDAY, 7.45PM

Sasha Regan returns with one of the most popular G&S operas, The Mikado. This visit to Cambridge follows her hugely successful all-male productions of The Pirates of Penzance, winner of Best Off West End Production at the What’s On Stage awards and 2016’s smash-hit, HMS Pinafore. A 1950’s school camping trip takes us to the far away land of Titipu, where all take full advantage of playfully poking fun at British Institutions. Gilbert and Sullivan’s inherent humour and timeless tunefulness make for, arguably, the most popular opera ever written.

THURSDAY AND SATURDAY, 2.30PM: £19/£24/£29 ALL TICKET PRICES INCLUDE A £3 PER-TICKET BOOKING FEE PRE-SHOW TALK: TUE 27 JUNE, 6.30PM BOOKING ESSENTIAL ON 01223 503333

Book if you enjoyed: The Pirates of Penzance, HMS Pinafore

BOX OFFICE: 01223 503333

www.cambridgeartstheatre.com

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TUESDAY 4 – SATURDAY 8 JULY

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The Production Exchange presents

JANE AUSTEN’S

In a new adaptation by TIM LUSCOMBE

Directed by COLIN BLUMENAU Designed by LIBBY WATSON

★★★★

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‘A beguiling theatrical soufflé’

‘I was enchanted’ THE TIMES (ON MANSFIELD PARK)

THE TELEGRAPH (ON LADY ANNA: ALL AT SEA)

TUESDAY – SATURDAY, 7.45PM & SATURDAY, 2.30PM: £18/£23/£28/£33 THURSDAY, 2.30PM: £18/£23/£28

Two hundred years after the much-loved author’s death, Jane Austen’s comic masterpiece, Emma, takes us on a joyful journey of warmth and wit, romantic schemes and mistaken intentions. Young, bright and beautiful, Emma Woodhouse has the world at her feet, or at least the small part of Surrey in which she lives. When the dashing Mr Elton comes to town she decides to perform the role of matchmaker to her new friend Harriet Smith. But to Emma’s great surprise, the more she tries to manipulate the destinies of others, the less success she has, until she herself, determined never to wed, is forced to face her own feelings and perhaps even dare to love another… Keeping faithfully to the original, Tim Luscombe (Northanger Abbey, Mansfield Park and Persuasion) relates Austen’s story with verve and style, transporting famous characters vividly to the stage, including the dashing Mr Knightley, the comic hypochondriac Mr Woodhouse and the sublimely dull Miss Bates!

ALL TICKET PRICES INCLUDE A £3 PER-TICKET BOOKING FEE POST-SHOW TALK: WED 5 JULY, 7.45PM AUDIO DESCRIBED PERFORMANCE: SAT 8 JULY, 2.30PM Touch tour available.

TO JOIN: SEE PAGE 34 Book if you enjoyed: Pride and Prejudice, Lady Anna: All at Sea, Mansfield Park

BOX OFFICE: 01223 503333

www.cambridgeartstheatre.com

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TUESDAY 11 – SUNDAY 16 JULY

Based on the best-selling book by

Room on the Broom © Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler 2001 – Macmillan Children’s Books

Julia Donaldson & Axel Scheffler

HHHH HHHHH HHHH Sunday Times

British Theatre

IGGETY ZIGGETY ZAGGETY ZOOM!

TUESDAY: 1.30PM

Join the Witch and her cat on their mission to defeat the dragon in Tall Stories’ magical, musical adaptation of the classic picture book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler.

THURSDAY: NO PERFORMANCES

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 crazy frog. But this broomstick’s not meant for five and - CRACK - it snaps in two... just as the hungry dragon appears! Songs, laughs and lots of fun for children aged 3 and up and their grown-ups, in the Olivier Award nominated show that’s toured Britain and the world!

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Time Out

Age Guidance: 3+

WEDNESDAY: 10.30AM & 1.30PM FRIDAY: 10.30AM & 1.30PM SATURDAY: 10.30AM & 1.30PM SUNDAY: 10.30AM & 1.30PM TICKETS: £15.50 ALL TICKET PRICES INCLUDE A £3 PER-TICKET BOOKING FEE

Book if you enjoyed: We’re Going on a Bear Hunt, The Gruffalo

BOX OFFICE: 01223 503333

www.cambridgeartstheatre.com


MONDAY 7 – SATURDAY 12 AUGUST

BEST NEW COMEDY WINNER WHATSONSTAGE AWARD 2014

WINNER OLIVIER AWARD 2015

WINNER BROADWAY WORLD UK AWARD 2015

RETURNING FOR ANOTHER CALAMITOUS WEEK!

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★★★★

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

MONDAY – SATURDAY, 7.45PM AND SATURDAY, 2.30PM: £20/£25/£30/£35

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

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

TO JOIN: SEE PAGE 34 Book if you enjoyed: Peter Pan Goes Wrong, Noises Off

BOX OFFICE: 01223 503333

www.cambridgeartstheatre.com

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WEDNESDAY 25 – SATURDAY 28 OCTOBER BIRMINGHAM STAGE COMPANY PRESENT

TUESDAY – SATURDAY, 7.45PM AND SATURDAY, 2.30PM: £18/£23/£28/£33 THURSDAY, 2.30PM: £18/£23/£28 ALL TICKET PRICES INCLUDE A £3 PER-TICKET BOOKING FEE PRE-SHOW TALK: TUE 7 MAR, 6.30PM BOOKING ESSENTIAL ON 01223 503333 POST-SHOW TALK: WED 8 MAR, 7.45PM

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

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CAPTIONED PERFORMANCE: THUR 9 MAR, 7.45PM WEDNESDAY: 2.30PM & 7PM AUDIO DESCRIBED PERFORMANCE: THURSDAY: 2.30PM & 7PM SAT 11 MAR, 2.30PM FRIDAY:Touch 2.30PM & 7PM tour available. SATURDAY: 11AM & 3PM BSL PERFORMANCE: THUR 16 MAR, 7.45PM ADULTS: £25 | CHILDREN: £19 ALL TICKET PRICES INCLUDE A £3 PER-TICKET BOOKING FEE RELAXED PERFORMANCE: WED 25 OCT, 7PM

TO JOIN: SEE PAGE 34

Book if you enjoyed: Handbagged, Travels with my Aunt

BOX OFFICE: 01223 503333

www.cambridgeartstheatre.com


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.

DEATH OF A SALESMAN

Tue 2 – Sat 6 May Arthur Miller’s, Pulitzer Prize winning, play is perfect for students studying English and Drama. Death of a Salesman, considered one of the greatest plays of the twentieth century, is a study of human nature and the cost of being unable to let go of the American Dream. Suitable for ages 13+

MY COUNTRY

Mon 12 – Sat 17 June A brand new play in the words of people across the UK and Carol Ann Duffy. Considering the fallout from Brexit, the words of the public, on all sides of the argument, are put into a dramatic space to allow those, who are often unheard, a voice. A rare opportunity to see verbatim theatre at its finest. Accompanied by a pre-show talk and director Rufus Norris joins us for a post-show talk. Suitable for ages 14+

THE GRUFFALO

Wed 21 – Sun 25 June Based on the magnificent picture book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, this magical musical adaptation, is ideal for Early Years children. Suitable for ages 3+

THE MIKADO

Tue 27 June – Sat 1 July Gilbert and Sullivan’s musical, presented as you have never seen before! This all male singing and dancing production is a brilliant example of how adapting a well-known story in a new way can widen its appeal. Perfect for those studying drama and music, there will be a pre-show talk to develop students understanding. Suitable for ages 13+

pre-show talks

post-show talks

Nell Gwynn

Tuesday 21 Mar, 6.30pm

Nell Gwynn

Wednesday 22 Mar, 7.45pm

& Saturday 29 Apr, 6.30pm

My Country

Friday 16 June, 7.45pm

My Country

Monday 12 June, 6.30pm

The Mikado

Tuesday 27 June, 6.30pm

ETO

Fracked!

Tuesday 25, Thursday 27

Monday 22 May, 6.30pm

Abigail’s Party Emma

Tuesday 11 Apr, 7.45pm

Wednesday 5 July, 7.45pm

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

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how to book Following the redevelopment of our Foyer spaces, we now have a new permanent entrance on St Edward’s Passage, where you will find the Arts Theatre Box Office. 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.

SUPPORTERS’ CIRCLE

Starting from just £5 per month, our Ensemble level members receive: • Priority booking periods - offering the best chance to secure your favourite seats • Regular bar offers and discounts for all shows • Ticket offers on selected shows throughout the year • Free ticket exchange

Our Supporters’ Circle scheme offers a range of levels with a sliding scale of discounts, offers, events and involvement

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Higher levels also receive: • Complimentary programmes and tickets throughout the year • Invitations to our meet-the-cast drinks receptions • Private backstage tours and invitations to our glittering events • Dedicated hotline to bypass Box Office queues • Your chosen seats held for all shows

Email joinus@cambridgeartstheatre.com or call the Box Office on 01223 503333 For information on our higher levels, please call Laura Rico on 01223 578935


access

The Arts Theatre aims to care for every patron as an individual, on a one to one basis. There are parking spaces for customers with disabilities in 4 locations near the Theatre: 4 on Peas Hill; 2 in Wheeler Street; 7 in King’s Parade and 36 in 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 four house wheelchairs available for use during all performances. 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 If you would like any advice or have any questions about our provision please contact the Box Office in person during opening hours, on 01223 503333 or email access@cambridgeartstheatre.com CIRCLE

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