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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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GREAT EXPECTATIONS

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Tue 19 – Sat 23 Jun

MISCHIEF MOVIE NIGHT

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Tue 26 - Sat 30 Jun

84 CHARING CROSS ROAD

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Tue 3 - Sat 7 Jul

IOLANTHE

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Mon 9 - Sat 14 Jul

SHERLOCK HOLMES: THE FINAL CURTAIN

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Tue 17 – Sat 21 Jul

SIX

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Mon 10 - Sat 15 Sept

THE HEIGHT OF THE STORM

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Mon 17 - Sat 22 Sept

THE FULL MONTY

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Tue 25 – Sat 29 Sept

AN INSPECTOR CALLS

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Tue 23 - Sat 27 Oct

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assisted performances 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. A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE Captioned Thursday 3 May, 7.45pm Audio Described Saturday 5 May, 2.30pm

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DR JEKYLL & MR HYDE Audio Described

Saturday 12 May, 2.30pm

GREAT EXPECTATIONS Audio Described

Saturday 16 June, 2.30pm

SHERLOCK HOLMES: THE FINAL CURTAIN BSL Wednesday 11 July, 7.45pm AN INSPECTOR CALLS Audio Described

Thursday 27 September, 7.45pm

HORRIBLE HISTORIES: AWFUL EGYPTIANS Relaxed Performance Wednesday 24 October, 7pm

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welcome Welcome to our summer 2018 season. From the regal drama of Mary Stuart, the sensational Almeida and West End hit, to the riotous fun of Filter’s take on Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, I hope we have been able to create a season that has something to offer everyone. It is important to all of us who work at the Arts Theatre that we cater for all of our audiences, from serious drama lovers and murder mystery addicts, comedy aficionados and young theatregoers, to longstanding supporters or new audience members. An Inspector Calls will continue to be many school students’ first taste of real theatre; Robert Powell and Liza Goddard will bring a new spin to Sherlock Holmes, delighting our longstanding audience; and Jonathan Pryce and Dame Eileen Atkins starring in Florian Zeller’s (who wrote The Father) family drama The Height of the Storm, immediately prior to its West End run, will wow our serious drama buffs. I hope you can all find something that will provide you with a truly memorable night at our Theatre. As ever, if you want any help selecting shows or want to know more about a production, please ring our helpful and knowledgeable Box Office staff. They all love theatre, and our Theatre in particular, and can tell you so much more than an online booking system! Our in-house producing efforts are continuing to bear fruit. The wonderful Pressure, written by and starring David Haig, which we co-produced with The Touring Consortium in February, has enjoyed a brilliant regional tour and will be transferring to the Ambassadors Theatre in the West End in June. Our production of 84 Charing Cross Road starring Stefanie Powers and Clive Francis, which did so well here in September 2016, will be embarking on a regional tour in May 2018 and making a triumphant return to us in June. In-house producing

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will further improve the quality and mix of productions we can present at our Theatre and in the future could provide valuable future income to help ensure our long term sustainability. Please support us both here, on tour and in the West End. By the time you read this our new lift will be in service. Thank you to you all for being so understanding during the installation. You have all been kind and gracious about the lift and we have all lost weight from going up the six flights of stairs to our offices! Our new box office system is up and running and the implementation process was much less painful than we had feared. Thank you for all your forbearance and your helpful feedback. It is a huge improvement on our old system and provides us with a solid foundation for the future. We will be continuing to invest in the long-term success and sustainability of our Theatre over the coming years. As a registered charity we are able to reinvest any surpluses we make back into the Theatre rather than having to pay dividends to shareholders and I hope you approve of the results. Thank you as ever for all your support and friendly feedback and I hope to see you again soon at the 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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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

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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

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

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.

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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 (Kiri, The Crown) trade the play’s central roles, decided at each performance by the toss of a coin.

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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

Production photography © The Other Richard

DIRECTED BY CHELSEA

WALKER

DESIGNED BY GEORGIA

LOWE

TUESDAY – SATURDAY, 7.45PM

‘Every man is a king’. Stanley Kowalski is no exception.

AND SATURDAY, 2.30PM: £19/£24/£29/£34

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.

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As the temperature soars and passions intensify, a burning desire threatens to tear their world apart.

POST-SHOW TALK: WED 2 MAY, 7.45PM

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. Age Guidance: 14+

THURSDAY, 2.30PM: £19/£24/£29

PRE-SHOW TALK: TUE 1 MAY, 6.30PM BOOKING ESSENTIAL ON 01223 503333

CAPTIONED PERFORMANCE: THU 3 MAY, 7.45PM AUDIO DESCRIBED PERFORMANCE: SAT 5 MAY, 2.30PM Touch tour available.

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TUESDAY 8 – SATURDAY 12 MAY

from the novel by

Robert Louis Stevenson adapted by

david edgar

‘A stellar performance from Phil Daniels’ DAILY EXPRESS

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 and 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.

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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

Phil Daniels’ extensive and varied credits include Jimmy Cooper in Quadrophenia, Richards in Scum and Kevin Wicks in EastEnders. He has worked with the Royal Shakespeare Company and the National Theatre 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.

POST-SHOW TALK: WED 9 MAY, 7.45PM

Age Guidance: 12+

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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’

THE TIMES

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. 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

TUESDAY – SATURDAY, 7.45PM

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…

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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.

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: Gaslight, Dial M for Murder, Wait Until Dark

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MONDAY 28 MAY – SATURDAY 2 JUNE

BEST NEW COMEDY WINNER WHATSONSTAGE AWARD 2014

WINNER OLIVIER 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!

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

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!”).

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If you haven’t yet experienced the side-splitting show that’s guaranteed to leave you aching with laughter, book your tickets today.

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

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TUESDAY 5 – SATURDAY 9 JUNE

Photo: Jay Brooks

LYRIC HAMMERSMITH AND FILTER THEATRE PRESENT

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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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‘Slapstick, magic and mayhem’ THE GUARDIAN

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‘Knock-you-sideways funny’

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. Age Guidance: 14+

TOM HAINES

WHATSONSTAGE

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 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 12 – SATURDAY 16 JUNE TILTED WIG PRODUCTIONS AND MALVERN THEATRES PRESENT

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NICHOLA MCAULIFFE STARS IN

ADAPTED BY KEN BENTLEY DIRECTED BY SOPHIE BOYCE COUZENS DESIGNED BY JAMES TURNER

The producers behind 2016’s charming Travels with my Aunt are back with Dickens’ timeless classic in a powerful new stage adaptation, starring beloved award-winning actress, Nichola McAuliffe. Following a terrifying encounter with an escaped convict, young Pip is given an unexpected chance to better himself by visiting the reclusive and mysterious Miss Havisham. In the decaying grandeur of her house, Pip falls in love with Estella and helped by an anonymous benefactor, he moves to the bustling city to pursue his dream of winning Estella’s heart and of becoming part of the educated elite. With some of Dickens’ most colourful and memorable characters and painted in rich, vivid colours across a vast landscape of people and locations, this stunning new version promises a powerful and theatrical telling of Dickens’ universally loved masterpiece. Olivier Award-winning actress, Nichola McAuliffe, leads the cast as the iconic Miss Havisham. Nichola is best known for her role in the long running TV series, Surgical Spirit, the films Tomorrow Never Dies and Chéri and her many stage appearances including Kiss Me Kate for the RSC, The Night of the Iguana in the West End & Alan Bennett’s The Lady in the Van. Age: 12+

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 PRE-SHOW TALK: TUE 12 JUN, 6.30PM BOOKING ESSENTIAL ON 01223 503333 POST-SHOW TALK: WED 13 JUN, 7.45PM AUDIO DESCRIBED PERFORMANCE: SAT 16 JUN, 2.30PM Touch tour available.

Book if you enjoyed: Emma, The Importance of Being Earnest, Travels with my Aunt

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TUESDAY 19 – SATURDAY 23 JUNE KENNY WAX LTD AND STAGE PRESENCE LTD PRESENT THE MISCHIEF THEATRE PRODUCTION

‘Cinema-spoofing long-form improv from the Mischief Theatre troupe and ye gads, they’re good’ DOMINIC CAVENDISH, DAILY TELEGRAPH

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G N O R W S E O G T A H T THE PLAY Direct from a sold-out West End run and their return from six months on Broadway, Mischief Theatre, the award-winning company behind The Play That Goes Wrong, arrive at Cambridge Arts Theatre with Mischief Movie Night, the improvised movie live on stage! You suggest a genre, location and title and Mischief Theatre’s improvisers bring the show to life, complete with rewinds, fast forwards and a tailor-made live score. Starring the original cast of The Play That Goes Wrong on stage and BBC TV Christmas Specials, Peter Pan Goes Wrong and A Christmas Carol Goes Wrong, Mischief Movie Night, performed by them and directed by you, is a guaranteed comedy blockbuster! Mischief Movie Night is the latest production from Mischief Theatre who have taken the world by storm with their hilarious brand of laugh out loud comedy. The Play That Goes Wrong is, or is about to be playing, in 33 countries around the globe and is the longest running play on Broadway (currently!).

TUESDAY – SATURDAY, 7.45PM AND THURSDAY & SATURDAY, 2.30PM: £15/£20/£25 ALL TICKET PRICES INCLUDE A £3 PER-TICKET BOOKING FEE

Includes a 20-30 minute taster of new work by the Mischief Company. Stay on after the interval to see the next thing that could go wrong from Mischief Theatre!

Book if you enjoyed: The Play That Goes Wrong, Showstopper! The Improvised Musical

Age Guidance: 12+

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TUESDAY 26 – SATURDAY 30 JUNE CAMBRIDGE ARTS THEATRE AND LEE DEAN IN ASSOCIATION WITH SALISBURY PLAYHOUSE PRESENT

Written by

HELENE

Adapted for the stage by

JAMES

HANFF ROOSE-EVANS Directed by

RICHARD BEECHAM

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Photos from 2016 production © Robert Day

Hollywood and Broadway legend, Stefanie Powers, returns to Cambridge to reprise her role as Helene Hanff in a major new UK tour of 84 Charing Cross Road, alongside Clive Francis as Frank Doel. Adapted from Helene Hanff’s best-selling book, 84 Charing Cross Road is a tender and heartwarming tale of transatlantic friendship. The bittersweet comedy is based on the extraordinary true story of the remarkable relationship that developed over 20 years between a vivacious New York writer and a London bookseller. Through their exchange of humorous and often intimate correspondence a snapshot of Britain from the post-war 1940’s to the swinging 60’s is revealed, alongside a touching human story that still deeply resonates today. Stefanie Powers plays Helene Hanff. A star of stage and screen with a career spanning over 50 years, Powers is best known for her iconic role opposite Robert Wagner in Hart to Hart, which ran over 5 series and 8 TV movies between 1979 and 1996. Her extensive film and TV credits include McLintock!, The Magnificent Seven Ride Again, The Rockford Files, The Bionic Woman, The Six Million Dollar Man and The Girl From U.N.C.L.E. Clive Francis’ recent theatre credits include An Inspector Calls (West End), Les Blancs (National Theatre) and Enron; on screen he has appeared in The Queen, Mr Turner and most recently as Lord Salisbury in the award-winning Netflix series, The Crown. 84 Charing Cross Road premiered at the Salisbury Playhouse in 1981 before transferring to the West End and Broadway. It was adapted into a film in 1987, starring Anthony Hopkins, Judi Dench and Anne Bancroft as Helene, who won the BAFTA Award for Best Actress.

‘A joy to watch.The charming story of a beautiful friendship’ EAST ANGLIAN DAILY TIMES

TUESDAY – 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: Duet for One, The Real Thing, Dear Lupin

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

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Iolanthe By W.S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan

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‘Gloriously fresh and inventive’ THE INDEPENDENT

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‘A comic pleasure… Irresistible’ THE GUARDIAN (CRITICS’ CHOICE)

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!

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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MONDAY 9 – SATURDAY 14 JULY THEATRE ROYAL BATH PRODUCTIONS AND KENNY WAX PRESENTS

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Could this be the final curtain for the world’s greatest detective? Sherlock Holmes lives in retirement on the South Coast. All too aware that he’s older and slower, he’s concerned that he might have lost his touch, paranoid that he is an easy target for his enemies. So when Mary Watson, wife of his former associate Dr John Watson, tracks him down, telling him she has seen her long dead son James, alive and well at 221b Baker Street, Holmes is determined to solve the mystery and confront his own demons at the same time. Chilling, gripping and filled with twists and revelations, this world premiere production reunites the dream team of Robert Powell and Liza Goddard following huge acclaim for their performances in Single Spies and Relatively Speaking. Robert Powell received multiple awards and a BAFTA nomination for his portrayal of Jesus in Franco Zefferelli’s Jesus of Nazareth. His numerous credits include Holby City, Jeffrey Bernard is Unwell and King Charles III on stage. Liza Goddard is one of the UK’s favourite actresses. Her extensive stage credits include Lady Windermere’s Fan, An Ideal Husband and Alan Ayckbourn’s Communicating Doors and Season’s Greetings. Her television work includes the cult classics Doctor Who and Bergerac.

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 9 JUL, 6.30PM BOOKING ESSENTIAL ON 01223 503333 BSL PERFORMANCE: WED 11 JUL, 7.45PM

Book if you enjoyed: Gaslight, An Inspector Calls

BOX OFFICE: 01223 503333

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TUESDAY 17 – SATURDAY 21 JULY

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‘An exuberant and joyful musical treat’ SPY IN THE STALLS

From Tudor queens to pop princesses, the six wives of Henry VIII finally take the mic to tell their tale, remixing five hundred years of her-storical heartbreak into a 75-minute celebration of sisterly sass-itude. Following last year’s sell out pop-concert musical, SIX returns triumphantly to Cambridge accompanied by a six-strong female rock band prior to its West End transfer. Don’t miss your chance to see the hottest new musical of 2018! ‘Marlow and Moss, a songwriting team made in heaven’ BRITISHTHEATRE.COM Age Guidance: 12+

TUESDAY – 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: Sister Act, Hairspray, Nell Gwynn

BOX OFFICE: 01223 503333

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MONDAY 10 – SATURDAY 15 SEPTEMBER

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‘ A B E A U T I F U L N E W P L AY ’ LE FIGARO

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Christopher Hampton Jonathan Kent I M M E D I AT E LY P R I O R T O W E S T E N D André and Madeleine have been in love for over fifty years. This weekend, as their daughters visit, something feels unusual. A bunch of flowers arrives, but who sent them? A woman from the past turns up, but who is she? And why does André feel like he isn’t there at all? The Height of the Storm is a beautifully compelling family drama by Florian Zeller, ‘the most exciting playwright of our time’ (The Guardian). Starring two of the greatest actors of their generation on stage together for the first time, this major new play from the writer of Olivier Award-Winning The Father is a searing exploration of love, compassion and the fragility of life. Jonathan Pryce is an internationally acclaimed, award-winning actor of stage and screen. His varied work includes lauded performances in film including Brazil, Glengarry Glen Ross, Carrington and Evita and on stage in a landmark international tour of The Merchant of Venice, Comedians for which he received a Tony Award and Miss Saigon in the West End and on Broadway. He most recently appeared as the High Sparrow in the hugely successful Game of Thrones. Dame Eileen Atkins is a three-time Olivier award-winning actress. She is known for her BAFTA and Emmy award-winning performance in Cranford, as well as roles in film including Gosford Park, The Hours and Robin Hood. Her many stage appearances include Honour, Retreat from Moscow and Ellen Terry. She can be seen most recently as Queen Mary in Netflix’s The Crown.

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 10 SEPT, 6.30PM BOOKING ESSENTIAL ON 01223 503333 POST-SHOW TALK: TUE 11 SEPT, 7.45PM PROUD SUPPORTERS OF CAMBRIDGE ARTS THEATRE

BOX OFFICE: 01223 503333

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MONDAY 17 – SATURDAY 22 SEPTEMBER

The Full Monty is one of the most acclaimed British films ever and The Full Monty stage play has become one of the most phenomenal theatrical productions ever! This ‘chuffing brilliant’ (Daily Mail) production about six out-of-work, impoverished steelworkers from Sheffield with nothing to lose took the world by storm and has become one of Britain’s most successful shows. Based on the smash hit film and adapted for the stage by Oscar-winning writer Simon Beaufoy, this hilarious and heartfelt production has received standing ovations every night and won the prestigious UK Theatre Award.

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Featuring Gary Lucy, who has made the part of Gaz his own, with an all-star cast of Andrew Dunn, Louis Emerick, Joe Gill, Kai Owen and James Redmond with songs by Donna Summer, Hot Chocolate and Tom Jones you really should… drop absolutely everything and book today!

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

Book if you enjoyed: Calendar Girls, the original film

BOX OFFICE: 01223 503333

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TUESDAY 25 – SATURDAY 29 SEPTEMBER

J B Priestley’s Classic Thriller

AN INSPECTOR CALLS

Photos of 2016 production by Mark Douet

Director STEPHEN DALDRY Designer IAN MacNEIL Lighting Designer RICK FISHER Composer STEPHEN WARBECK Associate Director JULIAN WEBBER Stephen Daldry’s multi award-winning production of JB Priestley’s classic thriller returns after a sell out West End season. Hailed as the theatrical event of its generation, at the time winning more awards than any other production in history, An Inspector Calls has thrilled more than 4 million people worldwide. When Inspector Goole arrives unexpectedly at the prosperous Birling family home, their peaceful dinner party is shattered by his investigations into the death of a young woman. His startling revelations shake the very foundations of their lives and challenge us all to examine our consciences. More relevant now than ever, this is a must-see for a whole new generation of theatregoers.

TUESDAY – SATURDAY, 7.45PM AND SATURDAY, 2.30PM: £19/£24/£29/£34 WEDNESDAY & THURSDAY, 2.30PM: £19/£24/£29 ALL TICKET PRICES INCLUDE A £3 PER-TICKET BOOKING FEE PRE-SHOW TALK: TUE 25 SEPT, 6.30PM BOOKING ESSENTIAL ON 01223 503333 AUDIO DESCRIBED PERFORMANCE: THUR 27 SEPT, 7.45PM Touch tour available.

BOX OFFICE: 01223 503333

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TUESDAY 23 – SATURDAY 27 OCTOBER BIRMINGHAM STAGE COMPANY PRESENTS

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We all want to meet people from history. The trouble is everyone is dead! So it’s time to prepare yourselves for two amazing shows with Horrible Histories live on stage! Using actors and ground-breaking 3D special effects, these two astounding shows are guaranteed to thrill the whole family. Historical figures and events will come alive on stage and hover at your fingertips!

TERRIBLE TUDORS

TERRIBLE TUDORS: From the horrible Henries to the end of evil Elizabeth, hear the legends (and the lies!) about the torturing Tudors. Find out the fate of Henry’s headless wives and his punch up with the Pope. Meet Bloody Mary and see Ed fall dead in his bed. Survive the Spanish Armada as it sails into the audience!

ADULTS £25, CHILDREN £19

AWFUL EGYPTIANS: From the fascinating Pharaohs to the power of the pyramids, discover the foul facts of death and decay with the meanest mummies in Egypt. Are you ready to rumble with Ramesses the Great? Dare you enter through the Gates of the Afterlife? It’s the history of Egypt with the nasty bits left in!

TUES 7PM, WEDS 2PM, THURS 7PM, FRI 2PM, SAT 3PM AWFUL EGYPTIANS TUES 2PM, WEDS 7PM, THURS 2PM, FRI 7PM, SAT 11AM

ALL TICKET PRICES INCLUDE A £3 PER-TICKET BOOKING FEE RELAXED PERFORMANCE: WED 24 OCT, 7PM

BOX OFFICE: 01223 503333

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education

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

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

A 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 and Mr Hyde. This show is accompanied by a wide range of resources to support young people’s learning experience including workshops and a comprehensive online creative learning site. Suitable for ages 12+

A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM Tuesday 5 – Saturday 9 June

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. Suitable for ages 14+

GREAT EXPECTATIONS Tuesday 12 – Saturday 16 June

Following a terrifying encounter with an escaped convict, young Pip is given an unexpected chance to better himself by visiting the reclusive and mysterious Miss Havisham. In the decaying grandeur of her house, Pip falls in love with Estella and helped by an anonymous benefactor, he moves to the bustling city to pursue his dream of winning Estella’s heart and of becoming part of the educated elite. This powerful new retelling of a Dickens’ classic is perfect for both KS4 English and Drama students. Suitable for ages 14+

pre-show talks (booking essential) Mary Stuart A Streetcar Named Desire Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde Great Expectations Iolanthe Sherlock Holmes: The Final Curtain The Height of the Storm An Inspector Calls

Monday 23 Apr, 6.30pm Tuesday 1 May, 6.30pm Tuesday 8 May, 6.30pm Tuesday 12 Jun, 6.30pm Tuesday 3 July, 6.30pm Monday 9 July, 6.30pm Monday 10 Sept, 6.30pm Tuesday 25 Sept, 6.30pm

post-show talks

A Streetcar Named Desire Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde A Midsummer Night’s Dream Great Expectations The Height of the Storm

Wednesday 2 May, 7.45pm Wednesday 9 May, 7.45pm Wednesday 6 Jun, 7.45pm Wednesday 13 Jun, 7.45pm Tuesday 11 Sept, 7.45pm

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

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how to book 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 the following items cannot be taken into the auditorium and must be stored in our cloakroom: Rucksacks or backpacks of any size, children’s rucksacks, handbags that can be worn as backpacks, handbags larger than 25cm x 35cm, shopping bags and large items such as holdalls and suitcases. We strongly urge you to leave all bags at home or in your car, where it is practical. If you bring them to the Theatre you will be asked to check them in to the cloakroom which is situated on the first floor past the Stalls Bar (Peas Hill entrance). Customers with access needs who wish to check in bags should make themselves known to the Duty Manager. Please allow sufficient time to travel to the Theatre and to allow for the additional delays this may cause. We recommend that you arrive at least 30 minutes before the start of the performance. 34


access

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

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Details of accessible performances are highlighted on Page 2 and on the relevant show pages. Further information on access provision is available online at www.cambridgeartstheatre.com The Management reserves the right of admission and the right to offer alternative seating. Cambridge Arts Theatre cannot be held responsible for changes to programmes and casting made by touring companies. Latecomers will be asked to wait for admission until a suitable break in the performance, which may in some cases be the interval. All prices correct at time of going to print. For full terms and conditions of sale visit www.cambridgeartstheatre.com CIRCLE

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