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Mon 8 - Sat 13 Apr

ROUGH CROSSING

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Mon 15 - Sat 20 Apr

EDMOND DE BERGERAC

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Wed 24 - Sat 27 Apr

RICHARD III

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Sun 28 Apr

DAVID STARKEY

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Mon 29 Apr - Sat 4 May

FAME

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Tue 7 - Wed 8 May

BALLET BLACK

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Fri 10 - Sat 11 May

IAN MCKELLEN ON STAGE

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THE REMAINS OF THE DAY

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THE HOUSE ON COLD HILL

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STONES IN HIS POCKETS

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Mon 3 - Sat 8 Jun

ADMISSIONS

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Fri 14 Jun

CLAIRE MARTIN

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Wed 26 Jun

SIR MICHAEL PARKINSON

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Thu 27 - Fri 28 Jun

AN EVENING OF ERIC AND ERN

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Tue 9 Jul

REVEREND RICHARD COLES

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Fri 12 - Sun 14 Jul

WE’RE GOING ON A BEAR HUNT

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Mon 15 - Sat 20 Jul

THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW

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Mon 29 Jul - Sat 3 Aug

EDUCATING RITA

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THE GIRL ON THE TRAIN

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THE CAMBRIDGE GREEK PLAY

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TOM GATES LIVE ON STAGE!

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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. ROUGH CROSSING Audio Described

Saturday 13 April, 2.30pm

WE’RE GOING ON A BEAR HUNT Relaxed Performance Saturday 13 July, 10.30am

FAME Audio Described

Saturday 4 May, 2.30pm

TOM GATES LIVE ON STAGE! BSL Thursday 24 October, 3pm

THE REMAINS OF THE DAY BSL Wednesday 15 May, 7.45pm Captioned Thursday 16 May, 7.45pm

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

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welcome

Welcome to our Summer 2019 season.

The question I’m most often asked about running the Theatre is “How do you put the program together?”. Some people think we have famous actors on tap, who are all banging on our doors to work with us. Others believe there is the equivalent of a great theatrical Waitrose for productions, where we walk along an aisle of Hamlets and pick the one we want, with the appropriate stellar cast! Of course the real answer to the question is with great difficulty and a lot of luck. We directly produce some of our own work (Aladdin, 84 Charing Cross Road, Rebus: Long Shadows, The Real Thing, La Strada, Pressure) which can play at our Theatre, sometimes go out on tour or into the West End. Over the years we have built a strong network of relationships with producers and touring theatre companies and we can combine their wonderful work with our own productions. We want to continue to present opera, dance and one-night performances as well as all genres of theatre. We are determined to cater to all our audience needs, regardless of who you are or your history with our Theatre. We can often get the right balance of productions but very seldom in the order we want or need them! Although we may be keen to present a particular play, often the producer involved wants far more money than we think we could ever take. Sometimes individual productions which have been months in the planning collapse before they go on sale, leaving us with unfillable gaps or sometimes, like To Kill a Mockingbird, they fall apart after they have gone on sale! We are a charity rather than a commercial theatre and, although we must balance the books, we are here for the long-term benefit of our supporters and community. Our ticket prices need to be as affordable as possible and we need to provide a range of available ticket prices. Cambridge Arts Theatre is managed by The Cambridge Arts Theatre Trust Ltd. Registered in England No. 03536370 Registered Charity No. 1069912. Registered Office: 6 St Edward’s Passage, Cambridge CB2 3PJ VAT Registration No. 229 1368 04

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For One Night Only SUNDAY 28 APRIL

DAVID STARKEY

A MONARCHY OF MISFITS?

The marriage of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, when the second son of the Prince of Wales married a divorced American actress of mixed race and uncertain religion, was seen as a fundamental modernisation of the British monarchy. Historian and presenter David Starkey (Radio 4’s Moral Maze, Question Time) traces the radically shifting marriage customs of the British monarchy, from the laxity of the Middle Ages, through the stringencies of the Hanoverians, to the house of Windsor and its sometimes contorted adaptations to the realities of modern family life.

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FRIDAY 14 JUNE

CLAIRE MARTIN

‘A consummate jazz singer with old-school virtues … she wins plaudits everywhere she works’ THE GUARDIAN Claire Martin OBE takes to the road with her new all Swedish trio to celebrate the release of her eagerly awaited album Believin’ It. Hailed by The Sunday Times as ‘our finest jazz singer’, throughout her thirty-three year career Claire has held audiences spellbound with her ability to truly get inside song lyrics and embrace their stories with warmth and authenticity whilst always remaining true to jazz tradition. Believin’ It showcases Claire’s dazzling technique and lustrous timbre that has seen her eight times recipient of a British Jazz Award, in a masterfully crafted collection of songs spanning the last five decades including Broken Wings by Mr. Mister and I’m not in Love by 10cc. An unmissable evening of jazz.

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For One Night Only WEDNESDAY 26 JUNE

AN EVENING WITH

SIR MICHAEL PARKINSON An Evening with Sir Michael Parkinson celebrates the life and career of a man who has interviewed over 2000 of the most important cultural figures of the 20th and 21st centuries. In conversation with his son Mike and showing highlights from the Parkinson archive, this is a unique opportunity to get an intimate, entertaining and informative look at his remarkable journey from a pit village in Yorkshire to the top of those famous stairs whilst reliving the best moments from a show that for many defined their Saturday night.

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TUESDAY 9 JULY

AN EVENING WITH

REVEREND RICHARD COLES Join Rev. Richard Coles as he tells a story that is as real as it is unlikely. During the evening he will connect the euphoria and mayhem of being Top of the Pops in the 80s to his present circumstances as a Church of England priest, radio broadcaster and television show panellist, answering amongst many burning questions, “How do you go from pop star to priest? And why?” Richard is best known as the regular host of BBC Radio 4’s Saturday Live programme and appears regularly on Newsnight and TV panel shows such as QI and Have I Got News For You. Richard is also well known for taking part in 2017’s BBC series Strictly Come Dancing.

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MONDAY 8 – SATURDAY 13 APRIL BILL KENWRIGHT PRESENTS

TOM STOPPARD’S

DIRECTED BY

RACHEL KAVANAUGH FREELY ADAPTED FROM FERENC MOLNÁR’S JÁTÉK A KASTÉLYBAN (PLAY AT THE CASTLE) SONGS: MUSIC ANDRÉ PREVIN, LYRICS TOM STOPPARD

‘HYSTERICAL’ BROADWAY WORLD

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‘FEW MODERN PLAYWRIGHTS SERVE A FIZZIER CHAMPAGNE OF VERBAL WIT THAN TOM STOPPARD’ THE NEW YORK TIMES

Bill Kenwright presents a brand new production of one of the most hilarious and brilliant plays by Tom Stoppard, the Tony and Academy award-winning writer of Arcadia, Travesties and the hugely acclaimed film Shakespeare in Love. Two famous but desperate playwrights are stuck on an ocean liner headed for New York, feverishly trying to rehearse their latest show before reaching land, and opening night. But they are constantly distracted by their delicate composer’s attempts to end it all, having overheard his lover confess her feelings to the leading man. Add an absurdly unorthodox waiter, a mistimed lifeboat drill and a vanishing glass of brandy and soon the sharp Atlantic winds turn to world-class gales of laughter as these colourful characters become tangled up in a typically Stoppardian string of absurd events.

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MONDAY15 15–– SATURDAY SATURDAY 20 20 APRIL APRIL MONDAY ADAMBLANSHAY BLANSHAYPRODUCTIONS PRODUCTIONSPRESENTS PRESENTS THE THE BIRMINGHAM BIRMINGHAM REPERTORY THEATRE ADAM PRODUCTIONOF OF PRODUCTION

MEET THE MAN BEHIND THE NOSE

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Alexis Michalik Jeremy Sams

Translated by

Starring

Freddie Fox

Josie Lawrence

Chizzy Akudolu

Henry Goodman

Get ready to meet the man behind the nose and discover the Get ready to meet the man behind the nose and discover the hilarious comedy behind the celebrated story of Cyrano de Bergerac. hilarious comedy behind the celebrated story of Cyrano de Bergerac. It’s Paris, 1895. Edmond (Freddie Fox) is a struggling playwright with It’s Paris, 1895. Edmond (Freddie Fox) is a struggling playwright with writer’s block. His last play was a flop. He’s down on his luck. Until he writer’s block. His last play was a flop. He’s down on his luck. Until he helps his best friend Leo woo a girl called Jeanne by writing romantic helps his best friend Leo woo a girl called Jeanne by writing romantic letters to her as if from him...and has a brilliant idea for the plot of letters to her as if from him...and has a brilliant idea for the plot of his brand new play, Cyrano de Bergerac. his brand new play, Cyrano de Bergerac. With the help of a celebrated actor called Coquelin (Henry Goodman), With the help of a celebrated actor called Coquelin (Henry Goodman), a theatrical legend called Sarah (Josie Lawrence), and a faded star a theatrical legend called Sarah (Josie Lawrence), and a faded star called Maria (Chizzy Akudolu), Edmond starts writing again. But will called Maria (Chizzy Akudolu), Edmond starts writing again. But will he finish his masterpiece? Will the play be a hit? And will Jeanne ever he finish his masterpiece? Will the play be a hit? And will Jeanne ever discover that Leo’s love letters were really written by Edmond? discover that Leo’s love letters were really written by Edmond?

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WEDNESDAY 24 – SATURDAY 27 APRIL HEADLONG, ALEXANDRA PALACE AND BRISTOL OLD VIC, WITH ROYAL AND DERNGATE, NORTHAMPTON AND OXFORD PLAYHOUSE PRESENT

BY ‘Richly WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE **** entertaining. DIRECTEDdesigned. BY JOHN Funny HAIDAR Evocatively and deeply rewarding.’ DAILY TELEGRAPH

‘What do I fear? Myself?’ After decades of civil war the nation hangs in the balance. Enter Richard, Duke of Gloucester, to change the course of history. Richard was not born to be a king, but he’s set his sights on the crown. So begins his campaign of deceit, manipulation and violence – and he’s killing it. Yet, behind his ambition lies a murderous desire to be loved. Tom Mothersdale (The Glass Menagerie, Cleansed, John) returns to Headlong to play Shakespeare’s iconic villain, in a revelatory new production directed by Headlong’s Associate Artist, John Haidar. Age guidance 12+ (Contains bloody violence, including gunshots and murder)

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MONDAY 29 APRIL – SATURDAY 4 MAY SELL A DOOR THEATRE COMPANY PRESENTS

FAME THE MUSICAL Conceived and Developed by DAVID DE SILVA Book by JOSE FERNANDEZ Lyrics by JACQUES LEVY

Music by STEVE MARGOSHES

Title Song FAME written by Dean Pitchford and Michael Gore Performed by arrangement with Music Theatre International (Europe) Limited Director/Choreographer

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Nick Winston

KEITH JACK

JORGIE PORTER

M I C A PA R I S

as NICK PIAZZA

as IRIS KELLY

as MISS SHERMAN

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CONFIDENTIALS

FEMALE FIRST

CELEBRITY RADIO

BACKSTAGE ACCESS

Sell A Door Productions present the definitive 30th anniversary tour of Fame the Musical starring Keith Jack (Any Dream Will Do, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat), Mica Paris (Love Me Tender, Chicago) and Jorgie Porter (Hollyoaks, Dancing on Ice). Based on the phenomenal 1980 pop-culture film, Fame the Musical is the international smash hit sensation following the lives of students at New York’s High School for the Performing Arts as they navigate their way through the highs and lows, the romances and heartbreaks and the ultimate elation of life. This bittersweet but uplifting triumph of a show explores the issues that confront many young people today: prejudice, identity, pride, literacy, sexuality, substance abuse and perseverance. Featuring the Oscar-winning title song and a cast of outstanding dancers, singers, musicians and actors as they transform from starstruck pupils to superstars. Fame the Musical will indeed live forever! Age guidance 12+

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TUESDAY 7 – WEDNESDAY 8 MAY

ballet black presents a

TRIPLE BILL INGOMA featuring

Celebrating their eighteenth year, there’s always excitement when Ballet Black take to the stage. Led by Artistic Director Cassa Pancho, recent recipient of the Freedom of the City of London for her contribution to diversity in ballet, the company celebrates dancers of black and Asian descent. Ingoma (Song), created by Company dancer and choreographer Mthuthuzeli November is a fusion of ballet, African dance and singing. This premiere and Barbican co-commission portrays a milestone moment in South African history and imagines the struggles of black miners and their families in 1946, when 60,000 of them took courageous strike action. Ballet Black reprise Martin Lawrance’s ‘wickedly intelligent’ (The Guardian) Pendulum – an intimate duet which premiered in 2009 and the choreographer’s first work made for the company. An original, light-hearted work by Scottish Ballet’s choreographer-inresidence, Sophie Laplane, also a premiere, completes the Triple Bill. Age guidance 7+

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Choreography: Mthuthuzeli November, Martin Lawrance, Sophie Laplane Lighting design: David Plater Designer: Yann Seabra, Peter Todd Composer (Ingoma): Peter Johnson

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FRIDAY 10 – SATURDAY 11 MAY AMBASSADOR THEATRE GROUP PRESENTS

Ian McKellen will perform at Cambridge Arts Theatre to give two charity performances, as part of a very special birthday tour. Don’t miss this rare opportunity to see one of Britain’s national treasures on the Arts Theatre stage talking about his prolific career. A message from Ian McKellen: “I’m celebrating my 80th birthday by touring a new solo show to theatres I know well and a few that I don’t. The show starts with Gandalf and will probably end with an invitation to act with me on stage. In-between there will be anecdotes and acting. I open at my local arts centre in January and end up by August in Orkney.

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Live theatre has always been thrilling to me, as an actor and in the audience. Growing up in Lancashire, I was grateful to those companies who toured beyond London and I’ve always enjoyed repaying that debt by touring up and down the country myself, with the RSC, National Theatre, Prospect Theatre, the Actors’ Company, as well as with commercial productions. I can’t forget the thrill of first appearing at Cambridge Arts Theatre when I was an undergraduate in The Marlowe Society productions. Alongside Derek Jacobi and other future professionals, I played in Shakespeare, Marlowe, Ibsen and Anouilh. Since, I’ve returned many times with the old Prospect Company, the Actors’ Company. Most recently I was in the audience to see one of Ken Dodd’s last shows. All profits will go towards a new hearing loop for the theatre and better access provision for their customers with disabilities. See you there, I hope!”

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TUESDAY 14 – SATURDAY 18 MAY OUT OF JOINT, ROYAL & DERNGATE, NORTHAMPTON IN ASSOCATION WITH OXFORD PLAYHOUSE PRESENT

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THE REMAINS O F T H E D AY K A Z U O

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S TA R R I N G

NIAMH CUSACK

STEPHEN BOXER

★★★★

‘A b r i l l i a n t ly pa c e d , i m p e c c a b ly p e r f o r m e d p i e c e o f t h e at r e ’

‘NIAMH CUSACK IS U N C A N N I LY G O O D ’ THE TIMES

W H AT S O N S TA G E

Starring Niamh Cusack and Stephen Boxer in the lead roles, The Remains of the Day is adapted by Barney Norris (Critics’ Circle Award for Most Promising Playwright), directed by Christopher Haydon (The Caretaker) and designed by Lily Arnold (Rules for Living). 1930’s England. Darlington Hall runs like clockwork under one of the last truly great butlers. Reserved and dutiful, like his father before him, and with the funny and forthright housekeeper Kenton by his side, Stevens faithfully serves. Meanwhile, England stands on a precipice as fascism builds and boils in Europe. 20 years later Stevens travels to find an old friend, remembering choices made and not made, journeying to one last chance at happiness. Having won the Man Booker prize, as well as later becoming a beloved Merchant Ivory film, The Remains of the Day is a story for anyone who has ever been afraid to follow their heart. Age guidance 14+

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MONDAY 20 – SATURDAY 25 MAY JOSHUA ANDREWS AND PETER JAMES PRESENT

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‘A genuine spooky thriller with a distinctly modern twist’ THE REVIEWS HUB

JOE McFADDEN RITA SIMONS and in

THE CHILLING NE W STAGE PLAY FROM THE NO BEST SELLIN .1 G AUTHOR

CHARLIE CLEMENTS and PERSEPHONE SWALES-DAWSON Following the incredible sell-out success of Not Dead Enough, The Perfect Murder and Dead Simple, the best-selling author Peter James is back with this spine-tingling new play. Starring Joe McFadden (The Crow Road, Heartbeat, Strictly Come Dancing 2017) and Rita Simons (Roxy Mitchell in EastEnders), this world premiere production tells the story of the Harcourt family. The Harcourts move into the house of their dreams; an old, dilapidated Georgian mansion that has been empty for 40 years. However, their dream home quickly turns into a nightmare as they realise they aren’t the only residents at Cold Hill. Also starring Charlie Clements (Bradley in EastEnders) and Persephone Swales-Dawson (Hollyoaks), The House on Cold Hill is a modern day ghostly thriller that will send shivers down your spine… and make you think twice about returning home to an empty house after the show!

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MONDAY 27 MAY – SATURDAY 1 JUNE THEATRE ROYAL BATH PRODUCTIONS AND ROSE THEATRE KINGSTON PRODUCTIONS IN ASSOCIATION WITH MCCARTER THEATRE CENTER

OWEN SHARPE

KEVIN TRAINOR

A small village in rural Ireland is turned upside down when a Hollywood film studio descends to make a historical blockbuster on location. As cultures clash, it becomes clear that Tinseltown’s romanticised dream of Ireland is a long way from reality. Just two talented actors brilliantly bring to life a multitude of extraordinary characters, ranging from the spoilt American starlet to the English director and village old-timer. Hysterically funny, thought-provoking and witty, this wonderful comedy has won numerous awards including Olivier and Evening Standard Awards for Best New Comedy, as well as three Tony nominations on Broadway. One of the UK’s greatest directors of comedy, Lindsay Posner’s many acclaimed productions include Noises Off (The Old Vic), and Abigail’s Party, Relatively Speaking and Hay Fever in the West End.

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MONDAY 3 – SATURDAY 8 JUNE

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‘PROVOCATIVE. OUTRAGEOUS. ENTIRELY GRIPPING’ ‘THE SMARTEST, BRAVEST PLAY THE WEST END HAS SEEN IN YEARS’ T H E S U N D AY T I M E S

ALEX KINGSTON

T H E S P E C TAT O R

Alex Kingston (ER, Doctor Who) and Sarah Hadland (Miranda) star in Admissions, the five star award-winning ‘bold new comedy’ (Sunday Express), The Sunday Times calls ‘provocative. Outrageous. Entirely gripping’. Sherri is Head of Admissions at a private school, a liberal who is fighting to diversify the student intake and a mother who wants the best for her son. When her son is deferred from his university of choice, and his best friend - who ‘ticks more boxes’ - is accepted, her personal ambition collides with her progressive values and she is forced to make a choice between her beliefs and what’s right for her son. Written by Joshua Harmon (Bad Jews), Admissions has ‘the force of a bulldozer and the precision of a scalpel’ (Metro) and this ‘sharp, thoughtful’ (Evening Standard) new play will leave you questioning the status quo.

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SARAH HADLAND

PROUD SUPPORTERS OF CAMBRIDGE ARTS THEATRE

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THURSDAY 27 – FRIDAY 28 JUNE

AN EVENING OF ERIC AND ERN “I NEVER THOUGHT I’D SEE MORECAMBE AND WISE LIVE – I THINK I JUST HAVE!” BEN ELTON

‘YOU HAVE THE GIDDY OUT OF TIME ILLUSION THAT YOU ARE WATCHING THE LEGENDARY DOUBLE-ACT LIVE.’ INDEPENDENT

WITH JONTY STEPHENS AND IAN ASHPITEL From the Olivier-nominated duo behind the hugely celebrated and critically acclaimed West End hit Eric & Little Ern, comes a brilliant homage crammed full of renditions of those famous comedy sketches, that hits all the right notes! From Greig’s Piano concerto to Mr Memory, “Arsenal!”. It’s a show full of Morecambe and Wise’s most loved routines, songs and sketches. This wonderful show evokes memories of times when families would huddle around the telly on Sunday evenings. Bring the whole family to enjoy the humour that continues to enthral all generations.

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Based on the much-loved picture book by Michael Rosen and Helen Oxenbury

‘Quite simply, the best family show I’ve seen’ Sky Arts

Illustrations © 1989 Helen Oxenbury from We’re Going on a Bear Hunt by Michael Rosen

FRIDAY 12 – SUNDAY 14 JULY

See the smash-hit production of We’re Going on a Bear Hunt on tour, direct from the West End, as it returns vividly and noisily in director Sally Cookson’s fun-filled adaptation set to Benji Bower’s versatile lively score. Join our intrepid family of adventurers and their musical dog on a quest to find a bear; as they wade through the gigantic swishy swashy grass, the splishy splashy river and the thick oozy, squelchy mud! Expect catchy songs, interactive scenes, plenty of adventure and a few surprises along the way. Based on the much-loved picture book by Michael Rosen and Helen Oxenbury, this mischievous celebration of play is the perfect treat for families with children aged 3 and up.

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MONDAY 15 – SATURDAY 20 JULY

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MONDAY 15 – SATURDAY 20 JULY

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

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‘FRESH, SUBVERSIVE, ESSENTIAL’ THE TELEGRAPH

Richard O’Brien’s legendary rock ‘n’ roll musical comes to Cambridge Arts Theatre for the first time as part of a sell-out worldwide tour, having now been seen by over 30 million theatregoers. Directed by Christopher Luscombe and featuring timeless classics including Sweet Transvestite, Damn It Janet and of course, the pelvicthrusting Time Warp, The Rocky Horror Show is the story of two squeaky clean college kids – Brad and his fiancée Janet. When, by a twist of fate, their car breaks down outside a creepy mansion whilst on their way to visit their former college professor, they meet the charismatic Dr Frank’n’Furter. It’s an adventure they’ll never forget… Age guidance 12+ (this show contains rude parts!)

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MONDAY 29 JULY – SATURDAY 3 AUGUST

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

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

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Adapted from Paula Hawkins’ best-selling novel – an international phenomenon selling over twenty million copies worldwide – and starring Samantha Womack, this gripping new play will keep you guessing until the final moment. Rachel Watson longs for a different life. Her only escape is the perfect couple she watches through the train window every day, happy and in love. Or so it appears. When Rachel learns that the woman she’s been secretly watching has suddenly disappeared, she finds herself as a witness and even a suspect in a thrilling mystery in which she will face bigger revelations than she could ever have anticipated. Samantha Womack has starred extensively in television, film and theatre. She is best known for playing Ronnie Mitchell in EastEnders, with leading roles in Mount Pleasant and Game On, plus film series The Kingsman.

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THE CAMBRIDGE GREEK PLAY 2019

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

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

WEDNESDAY 16 – SATURDAY 19 OCTOBER

Directed by Daniel Goldman Designed by Jemima Robinson Performed in the original Greek with English surtitles WEDNESDAY - SATURDAY 2.30PM: £23/£28/£32 7.45PM: £23/£28/£32/£35 SCHOOLS AND STUDENTS: £23 ALL TICKET PRICES INCLUDE A £3 PER-TICKET BOOKING FEE PRE-SHOW & POST-SHOW TALK, SEE PAGE 33

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WEDNESDAY 23 – SATURDAY 26 OCTOBER BIRMINGHAM STAGE COMPANY PRESENTS

Based on the best-selling books by Liz Pichon, this brand-new story of Tom Gates is brought to you by the award-winning team behind Horrible Histories and Gangsta Granny, and for the first time ever it’s live on stage. Tom is doing everything possible to stay out of trouble, but somehow he’s got three sad faces on the school achievement chart, and getting another sad face means he won’t go on the school trip! Moany Marcus Meldrew is making things worse and now Tom’s annoyed his grumpy sister Delia – even Amy Porter (who’s smart) won’t talk to him! Can his best friend Derek help? Will Rooster the dog stop eating his homework? Will his grandparents the Fossils ever make something he can actually eat? Age guidance 5+

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TUESDAY 12 – SATURDAY 16 NOVEMBER

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THE TEAM BEHIND RETURN WITH ANOTHER CATASTROPHIC DISASTER!

‘I CAN’T RECOMMEND IT HIGHLY ENOUGH’ PETER KAY

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

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FOOD & DRINK AT CAMBRIDGE ARTS THEATRE

Take advantage of our early bar opening hours from 6pm (1pm before matinee performances) and enjoy a pre-show drink with family and friends in one of our stylish bar spaces.

Complement your trip to the Theatre with our delicious range of pre-ordered Buffet Boxes,

stuffed full of mouth-watering finger food to enjoy before the show. Served in a presentation box to eat at your convenience. Pre-order from the Box Office before 6pm on the day before your visit: 01223 503333

WORK & PLAY

OPPORTUNITIES FOR YOUR BUSINESS Cambridge Arts Theatre’s busy programme provides

a superb range of opportunities for corporate partnerships. Whether your interest is in connecting with our audiences, raising your company profile, entertaining clients or rewarding staff, a partnership can be tailored to support your business needs.

We also offer a diverse range of function spaces for daytime meetings, evening

events and conferences. We provide a full event management service, a range of catering options and a host of creative ideas to bring the theatre to the occasion. For more information on how your business can benefit, please contact

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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.

RICHARD III

Wednesday 24 - Saturday 27 April The story of Richard III’s violent, deceitful campaign to steal the crown remains as pertinent today as it was in Shakespeare’s time. The Machiavellian king is one of his greatest creations and the play gives excellent context to those studying this period in history. Inspire your students with this revelatory new production directed by Headlong Associate Artist John Haidar. Suitable for ages 12+

FAME

Monday 29 April - Saturday 4 May This timeless smash-hit musical needs little introduction. Following the lives of students at New York’s High School for the Performing Arts, Fame explores the issues that confront many young people today. Bring your students for an unforgettable evening of theatrical spectacle which will undoubtedly speak to them about their own lives. Suitable for ages 12+

THE CAMBRIDGE GREEK PLAY

Wednesday 16 – Saturday 19 October The triennial Cambridge Greek Play returns to the Arts Theatre, after the success of both 2016’s Antigone/ Lysistrata and 2013’s Prometheus/Frogs double bills. Performed in the original Greek with English surtitles, this is a rare and exciting opportunity to experience Greek theatre in its original language. Suitable for ages 12+

TOM GATES LIVE ON STAGE!

Wednesday 23 – Saturday 26 October Based on the best-selling Tom Gates books by Liz Pichon, this brand-new stage show is brought to you by the award-winning team behind Horrible Histories and Gangsta Granny. Stimulate their imaginations and encourage them to fall in love with live theatre by bringing them to this hilarious new adventure. Suitable for ages 5+.

PRE-SHOW TALKS (BOOKING ESSENTIAL)

POST-SHOW TALKS

Richard III The Remains of the Day Admissions The Cambridge Greek Play

Richard III Fame The Remains of the Day The House on Cold Hill Admissions The Girl on the Train The Cambridge Greek Play

Wednesday 24 Apr, 6.30pm Wednesday 15 May, 6.30pm Tuesday 4 Jun, 6.30pm Wednesday 16 Oct Thursday 17 Oct Friday 18 Oct Saturday 19 Oct, all at 1.30pm

Thursday 25 Apr, 7.45pm Wednesday 1 May, 7.45pm Thursday 16 May, 7.45pm Wednesday 22 May, 7.45pm Wednesday 5 Jun, 7.45pm Wednesday 25 Sept, 7.45pm Thursday 17 Oct, 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 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.

REFUNDS & EXCHANGES

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

DISCOUNTS

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

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

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

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