Cambridge Drama Festival Committee
The 45th Cambridge Drama Festival
Tuesday 23 - Saturday 27 April, 7.30pm
A feast of short plays ranging in genre 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 Jill Colby from the Guild of Drama Adjudicators. The Festival ends with the presentation of awards to groups and individuals whose work has been outstanding.
Tickets: £8.00 (£7.00 concessions) per evening or £20.00 for the week (£18.00 concessions)
To book season tickets online please select a seat for each evening, the discount will be automatically applied at the payment stage.
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Tuesday 23 April
Arbury Primary School Past and Present
Three Murders, a Suicide and a Near Miss by Alison Chaplin
Farcical melodrama for young actors. Shakespeare's 'Othello' becomes a high speed rollercoaster of emotions.
Hanging about for 2039 by David Hart
Playful new comedy based on Samuel Beckett's 'Waiting for Godot'.
Wednesday 24 April
Arrivals by Derek Rhodes
Suspense, drama and 'convenient' solutions at Immigration Control. Contains strong language.*
Turn to Face the Change by Peter Hawes
Adult comedy of romantic intrigue and a voyeuristic cat. Contains strong language of a sexual nature.*
Thursday 25 April
Anglia Ruskin Creative
The Necessity of Atheism by Sean Lang
New boisterous comedy dramatises events surrounding Shelley's radical pamphlet and subsequent ignominous departure from Oxford.
Missing by Andra Bishop
This new drama for a young cast wrestles with the question 'How dangerous is it to be human?'
Friday 26 April
Waterbeach Community Players
The Statement by David Morris
Revelations and moral dilemmas have shocking repercussions in this new adult drama. Contains strong language of a sexual nature.*
Stretch Theatre Company
Housebound by Simon Mawdsley
A new adult dark comedy of domestic and criminal entrapment in suburbia. Contains strong language.*
Saturday 27 April
Much Ado About Nothing by William Shakespeare
Shakespeare's play of war, wit and romance adapted and abridged for young performers.
Baggage Reclaim by Keith Phillips
This new comedy delivers more than suitcases at the Last Chance Airport carousel.
*The Festival Committee advises that the plays on Wednesday and Friday may not be suitable for under 14s.