Cambridge Drama Festival 2017

25 - 29 April 2017, 19:30
Cambridge campus

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A feast of short plays; tragedy, fantasy, history, drama, comedy, social commentary and maybe even Shakespeare, brought to you by adult and junior groups from in and around the region.

At least two one-act plays each evening plus intriguing theatrical quizzes for the audience and interesting professional critiques of each play by Jennifer Scott-Reid from the Guild of Drama Adjudicators.

The Festival ends with the presentation of a number of awards to groups and individuals whose work has been outstanding.

Tuesday 25 April

Biggleswade ATS:
SNOWFLAKES by Sarah Ridley
A touching tale of an elderly lady whose wisdom helps a teenage boy through a personal crisis.

Waterbeach Community Players:
THE DUMB WAITER by Harold Pinter
Unsettling Pinter classic combines dark humour with a growing sense of menace.

Wednesday 26 April

Samuel Ward Academy:
GRAHAM – THE WORLD’S FASTEST BLIND RUNNER by Mark Wheeler
A school group tells the true story of a pioneer's inspiring ventures in a Paralympic competition.

WriteOn!:
PAVEMENT IS MY PILLOW by Various Writers *
Collaborative project with homeless people explores issues facing rough competition.

Thursday 27 April

Huntingdon Drama Club:
ALFIE (excerpts) by Bill Naughton *
Selected excerpts from celebrated play capture conflicted nature of a 1960s 'likely lad'.

Meridian Theatre:
AFTERPLAY by Brian Friel
Intriguing drama imagines meeting between two characters from different Chekhov plays.

Friday 28 April

Swavesey Youth Theatre:
WHAT ARE THEY LIKE? by Lucinda Coxon
Youth production examines adolescent emotions through eyes of teenagers and their parents.

Stagefright:
THE MURDER OF RED RIDING HOOD by Andra Bishop
Youth company's original drama of tension and intrigue amongst a school play cast.

BAWDS:
ANYONE CAN DANCE by Sean Baker *
Lovers review their relationship in a series of witty, adult flashbacks.

Saturday 29 April

Dramawise/Sky Blue Theatre:
SHAKESPEARE’S SHREW
Sparring of the sexes in the Bard's perceptive study of an unconventional courtship.

Big Squirrel Productions:
UKE BELONG TO ME by Kattreya Scheurer-Smith
Offbeat young couple seek romantic connection through amusing platonic exchanges.

* these plays contain adult themes and may not be suitable for under 12s

Presented by the Cambridge Drama Festival.

Event Details

When:
25 - 29 April 2017, 19:30
Location:
Cambridge campus
Room:
Mumford Theatre
Cost:
Tickets: £10.00 (£8.00 concessions per evening; Season Tickets £30.00/£25.00; Groups of 10 or more £6.00 per person)
Booking:
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