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Meet the assistant director: Sweet Charity

Meet the assistant director: Sweet Charity

Sun 9 November 2014

Abby Maton-Howarth is the assistant director of Sweet Charity opening this week at the ADC Theatre. In this blog post we are given a tast of what we can look forward to! The combination of a twenty strong cast, forty dancers and a flying fairy, S...

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Meet the dame: The Emperor's New Clothes

Meet the dame: The Emperor's New Clothes

Fri 7 November 2014

With only three weeks until the CUADC/Footlights Pantomime 2014: The Emperor's New Clothes opens, producers Alex Cartlidge and Laura Sedgwick sat down with Zak Ghazi-Torbati, a first year student at Magdalene College, to chat about his first role ...

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Meet the cast: Sophiatown

Meet the cast: Sophiatown

Fri 31 October 2014

Njoki Wamai is an activist from Kenya and a Gates Cambridge Scholar at the University of Cambridge studying a Phd in Politics and International Studies. She won several best actress awards at drama festivals in Kenya and returns to the stage after...

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Meet the director: Saved

Meet the director: Saved

Sun 19 October 2014

Jack Parlett is the director of Saved opening this week at the Corpus Playroom. Jack is a graduate student reading for an M.Phil in English at Gonville and Caius College. Saved is a play with an aura. It is an aura that has developed since its co...

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Meet the director: The Man

Meet the director: The Man

Sun 12 October 2014

Bea Svistunenko is the director of The Man opening this week at the Corpus Playroom. In our latest blog she describes the challenges of staging a monologue-based play with no set order. Bea is a second year student reading Education, English and D...

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Meet the director: Building the World of Macbeth

Meet the director: Building the World of Macbeth

Fri 3 October 2014

Nicholas Hulbert is the director of this year's Cambridge University European Theatre Group production. He has chosen to direct Macbeth and, before the first round of auditions begin next week, has spent the summer planning about his production. N...

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Autumn 2014 brochure online now

Autumn 2014 brochure online now

Tue 9 September 2014

Our Season Brochure for Autumn 2014 can now be viewed online here. To request a hard copy of the brochure, please email boxoffice@adctheatre.com or come and pick one up at the ADC Box Office Monday - Saturday 1pm - 7pm.

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Parade at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe

Parade at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe

Wed 23 July 2014

Suzanne Emerson, the show's director, tells about her production of Parade and the challenges and rewards of taking it up to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. So nearly there…  Just working on the polishing.  We have our previews nights in Cambridge...

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Meet the President: CUMTS

Meet the President: CUMTS

Thu 10 July 2014

The Cambridge University Musical Theatre Society is coming up to its 15th year and is an exciting force in Cambridge student theatre, providing a huge amount of opportunity for students to get involved in high quality musical theatre. CUMTS Presid...

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Meet the director: Sweet Charity

Meet the director: Sweet Charity

Tue 1 July 2014

The Cambridge University Musical Theatre Society are excited to announce that their big mainshow musical of the Autumn season will be Sweet Charity. Tania Clarke, the show's director, has some thoughts to share on the dance component of the musica...

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Autumn 2014 Season announcement

Autumn 2014 Season announcement

Wed 21 May 2014

We were overwhelmed with amazing applications to put on shows next season and are delighted to announce another fantastic season of shows at the ADC Theatre and Corpus Playroom for Autumn 2014. The season will go on sale on 1 July at 1pm. Photog...

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An interview with the Assistant Director: A Clockwork Orange

An interview with the Assistant Director: A Clockwork Orange

Mon 12 May 2014

The producer of A Clockwork Orange, Alex Cartlidge, interviews assistant director Aoife Kennan about her experiences working on the production, why this show is different to other ADC Theatre mainshows and why you should come and see it. Alex is a...

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Meet the cast: Her Naked Skin

Meet the cast: Her Naked Skin

Sun 11 May 2014

Aoife Kennan plays William Cain in this week's ADC Mainshow, Her Naked Skin. She tells us about the process of getting into the role and how casting a woman in this male role has affected the relationship between the characters in the play. Aoife ...

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Meet the director: Her Naked Skin

Meet the director: Her Naked Skin

Fri 9 May 2014

Her Naked Skin, the first play written by a woman to be performed at the National's Olivier Theatre, opens on Tuesday. Director Rose Reade tells us about why she wanted to direct this play and why it is so powerful. Rose is a first year student at...

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The characters of The Tempest

The characters of The Tempest

Sun 4 May 2014

Even in the year of Shakespeare’s 450th birthday, the characters he created for The Tempest are still as iconic as ever. Producer Greg Forrest spoke to some of the actors about how they have approached their roles. Joey Akubeze - Prospero I beli...

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Meet the director: Hedda Gabler

Meet the director: Hedda Gabler

Sun 27 April 2014

Jessie Haughton-Shaw is the director of upcoming CUADC mainshow, Hedda Gabler. She tells us a bit more about her plans for the production and why is so thrilled to be directing this play. Jessie is a third year English student at Queens' College. ...

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Meet Little Red Riding Hood: Into the Woods

Meet Little Red Riding Hood: Into the Woods

Wed 5 March 2014

Emily Murray is playing Little Red Riding Hood in Into the Woods, the Spring Season's biggest musical theatre extravaganza, opening on 12 March at the ADC Theatre. She tells us a bit more about her experience playing the story book character of Li...

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Meet the Baker: Into the Woods

Meet the Baker: Into the Woods

Tue 4 March 2014

Aydan Greatrick is playing the Baker in CUADC's upcoming production of Into the Woods. He tells us a bit more about why he wanted to be in a Sondheim musical and about his character in the show. Aydan is a second year studying History at Selwyn Co...

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Meet Cinderella: Into the Woods

Meet Cinderella: Into the Woods

Tue 4 March 2014

Lily Parham is playing Cinderella in CUADC's upcoming production of Into the Woods. She tells us a bit more about what being involved in this project has been like so far and why she is so excited to be part of it. Lily is a second year studying C...

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Meet the producer & director: Footlights Spring Revue

Meet the producer & director: Footlights Spring Revue

Sun 2 March 2014

Atri Banerjee and James Hansen are the director and producer of The History of Everything, the Footlights Spring Revue 2014. They tell us about the show and give you some hints as to what to expect this week. Atri is a third year studying English ...

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Meet the Producer: Les Parents Terribles

Meet the Producer: Les Parents Terribles

Sat 22 February 2014

We catch up with Alex Cartlidge, producer of Les Parents Terribles. Alex is a first year English student at Fitzwilliam College Jean Cocteau’s Les Parents Terribles was first performed on 14 November 1938, to a predominantly enthusiastic response...

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Summer Season 2014

Summer Season 2014

Thu 20 February 2014

We are delighted to announce this year's Summer Season at the ADC Theatre and Corpus Playroom. As usual it is packed with great drama, comedy, musical theatre, dance, new student writing and much more. More information about the season will be co...

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Meet the Producers: The Other Line

Meet the Producers: The Other Line

Mon 17 February 2014

Helen Charman and Claire O’Brien, the producers of this week’s mainshow, The Other Line, tell us about the production process so far and the challenges of driving an unexpected van, amongst other things. Helen is a third year English student at Em...

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Meet the production designer: Into the Woods

Meet the production designer: Into the Woods

Mon 10 February 2014

Yasmin Hafesji is one of the production designers of Into the Woods, Sondheim and Lapine's award-winning musical which is coming up at the end of our Spring Season. She tells us how she got into designing and what the plans are for the exciting an...

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Meet the set designer: Into the Woods

Meet the set designer: Into the Woods

Thu 6 February 2014

Jessica Poon is the set designer for the upcoming CUADC production of Sondheim's award-winning Into the Woods. She tells us a bit about her experience of working on the show. Jessica is in her second year at Fitzwilliam College studying Hisory of ...

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Meet the director: Into the Woods

Meet the director: Into the Woods

Tue 28 January 2014

Andy Room, director of Sondheim's Into the Woods at the end of this season, tells us why he loves the musical, what made him want to direct it and what his plans are for the production. Andy is a third year English student at St John's College. I...

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Meet the Cast: Five Kinds of Silence

Meet the Cast: Five Kinds of Silence

Fri 24 January 2014

Kate Reid, is playing Susan in Five Kinds of Silence next week at the Corpus Playroom. Here she tells us about her experiences. Before coming to Cambridge I had never done any physical theatre but now, having worked with Marthe de Ferrer on The P...

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Meet the Producer: 4000 Miles

Meet the Producer: 4000 Miles

Fri 10 January 2014

Alex Cartlidge, producer of 4000 Miles tell us his plans for the term. Alex is a first year English student at Fitzwilliam College It’s strange just how much theatre is beginning to take over my life already. Having never worked on a single play ...

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Spring 2014 Season Brochure

Thu 9 January 2014

Our Spring 2014 Season Brochure is now available to view online. For a hard copy come into the Box Office at the ADC Theatre or email marketing@adctheatre.com.

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Tony Church memoir published

Tony Church memoir published

Sun 1 December 2013

Tony Church studied at Clare College, Cambridge, in the 1950s and performed regularly at the ADC Theatre where his acting and theatre career began. We are excited that his memoir, A Stage for a Kingdom, has just been published and is available to ...

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Meet the Director: The Penelopiad

Meet the Director: The Penelopiad

Fri 15 November 2013

Marthe de Ferrer, director of The Penelopiad, the ADC Fresher’s Lateshow, tell us about her experience of directing in Cambridge so far. Marthe is a fresher at St John's College. I always knew my first term at Cambridge was going to be hectic, st...

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Spring Season 2014

Spring Season 2014

Wed 13 November 2013

We are delighted to announce our 2014 Spring Season at the ADC Theatre and Corpus Playroom. As usual it is packed with great drama, musical theatre, comedy, new student writing and much more. More information about the season will be coming soon ...

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Meet the Producer: The Penelopiad

Meet the Producer: The Penelopiad

Tue 12 November 2013

Lowrie Robertson, producer of The Penelopiad, the ADC Fresher’s Lateshow, is producing her first play in Cambridge having studied at York for the previous three years. Here she tells us about a typical day in the life of a producer. Lowrie is stud...

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Meet the Writer: An Earlier Heaven

Meet the Writer: An Earlier Heaven

Mon 11 November 2013

Pete Skidmore tell us about his upcoming new production of An Earlier Heaven. Pete is a second year Clinical Medicine student at Clare College. I wrote a play. And I’m a medic. Two beautifully juxtaposed phrases, two sentences which in all hones...

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Meet the Producer: Confusions

Meet the Producer: Confusions

Sat 9 November 2013

Alex Cartlidge, producer of Alan Ayckbourn’s Confusions, the ADC Fresher’s Mainshow, is in charge of a play for the first ever time. Here, he tells us his experiences of the role and explains just why he loves producing, and Ayckbourn. Alex is a f...

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Meet the Director: Funny Girl

Meet the Director: Funny Girl

Fri 8 November 2013

Emily Burns, director of Funny Girl, tells us where she's at in the production process and how crucial pears are to bringing the show together. Emily is a third year English student at Corpus Christi College.   The speed at which Cambridge produ...

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Meet James Evans (David Frost)

Meet James Evans (David Frost)

Mon 4 November 2013

When another actor dropped out, James Evans took on the role of David Frost in Frost/Nixon one week before opening night. Amongst the whirlwind of the intense rehearsal sessions that followed, he was kind enough to sit down with the producer Johan...

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Meet the Director: Beast

Meet the Director: Beast

Fri 1 November 2013

Helen Charman, director of Beast, is directing for the first time and tell us a little more about the play and her experience. Helen is a third year English student at Emmanuel College. We are less than a week away from the opening night of Beast...

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Cambridge PhDcasts Live

Cambridge PhDcasts Live

Wed 30 October 2013

Cambridge PhDcasts Live - Cambridge Festival of Ideas PhDcasts producer Richard Blakemore and presenter John Gallagher present PhDcasts Live with Searle Street Band as part of the Festival of Ideas. Think 'In Our Time', but with live jazz and a ...

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Meet the Producer: Play it Again Sam

Meet the Producer: Play it Again Sam

Tue 29 October 2013

Alex Cartlidge, assistant producer of Woody' Allen's Play it Again Sam, is producing for the first time and tell us a little more about the play. Alex is a first year English student at Fitzwilliam College. As we enter the final week of preparati...

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Meet the President: CUADC

Meet the President: CUADC

Sun 20 October 2013

Adam Smith, the 2013-14 President of Cambridge University Amateur Dramatic Club, talks about CUADC's exciting term ahead and how you can get involved. Adam is a third year Mathematics student at Queens' College. Michaelmas term at the ADC is all ...

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CowsDrinkMilk – Technically Funny

CowsDrinkMilk – Technically Funny

Fri 18 October 2013

Pete Skidmore, one of the writers of the upcoming ADC lateshow CowsDrinksMilk, tells us about their approach to their technically funny and ambitious lateshow. Pete is a second year Clinical Medicine student at Clare College. Oli Marsh and I sit ...

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Applications for Lent Term Now Open!

Applications for Lent Term Now Open!

Thu 17 October 2013

Applications for student productions in Lent term 2014 have now opened! We’ll be programming Mainshows, Lateshows and One Nights Stands at both venues, as well as the two-week Lent Term Musical – in all, up to 60 slots! You don’t need to have an...

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Summer 2013 Season Brochure

Summer 2013 Season Brochure

Sat 20 April 2013

Our Summer 2013 Season Brochure is now available to view here. It covers shows at the ADC Theatre and Corpus Playroom from Tue 16 April - Sat 20 July 2013. Hard copies of the brochure are available in the ADC Box Office. Browse our what's on pag...

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Summer Season 2013

Summer Season 2013

Tue 19 March 2013

Our 2013 Summer Season is now on sale, bringing together a fantastically diverse range of productions at the ADC Theatre and Corpus Playroom. From award-winning classic dramas and hit musicals to fresh comedy, new writing and new adaptations, this...

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Angels in America - less than a week to go!

Angels in America - less than a week to go!

Wed 20 February 2013

Hugh Wyld, director of the upcoming ADC mainshow Angels in America - Part 1: Millennium Approaches, tells us a bit more about the history of the play and the rehearsal process. Hugh is a third year Education with English and Drama student at Homer...

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Moving the Audience: Anton

Moving the Audience: Anton

Thu 14 February 2013

Sam Clear, ADC Theatre Production Manager, tells us about the logistical challenges of moving the audience onto the stage for the current Chekhov season at the ADC Theatre - Anton: Ivanov and Three Sisters. When Anton was first proposed, we knew ...

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Applications for Easter Term Now Open!

Applications for Easter Term Now Open!

Tue 5 February 2013

Applications for student productions in Easter term 2013 have now opened! The programmed productions will form the substantial part of our upcoming Summer Season. For more information - and to apply - please visit our applications page. Good luck!

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Kerry Ellis masterclass

Kerry Ellis masterclass

Sun 3 February 2013

On Saturday 26 January, the Cambridge University Musical Theatre Society held a masterclass in the ADC Theatre with legendary musical theatre star Kerry Ellis. She worked with six performers on their songs, giving advice about their vocals and per...

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AIDA: A Broadway musical inspired by Verdi

AIDA: A Broadway musical inspired by Verdi

Sat 2 February 2013

Alex Palmer is the musical director of the two week Spring Season musical, AIDA. He compares Elton John and Tim Rice's musical with Verdi's opera. Alex is a third year music student at St. John's College. When one says the name Aida, Elton J...

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ADC Theatre on Cambridge 105

ADC Theatre on Cambridge 105

Sat 26 January 2013

Cambridge University Amateur Dramatic Club President Hamish Greer and Actors' Rep Jack Mosedale appeared on Cambridge 105 radio last week talking about the Spring Season at the ADC Theatre and Corpus Playroom. They talked to Julian Clover about s...

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Meet the director: AIDA

Meet the director: AIDA

Thu 24 January 2013

In his first blog post, Atri Banerjee, the director of the two week Spring Season musical AIDA, tells us about his plans for Elton John and Tim Rice's Tony Award winning musical. Atri is a second year English student at Trinity College. As the sn...

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One week to opening: The Deep Blue Sea

One week to opening: The Deep Blue Sea

Tue 22 January 2013

Lily Parham, producer of The Deep Blue Sea, updates us on how the production is going with a week to go. I said that publicity would be my main focus, and I wasn’t wrong! Helen Charman and I have marched round town, basket full of posters, to mak...

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Post-Show Discussions at the ADC

Post-Show Discussions at the ADC

Wed 16 January 2013

We are pleased to announce that we'll be running a programme of informal post-show discussions for a number of our mainshows this term. Have you ever attended a production and wished that you could stay behind to chat to members of the company ab...

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Meet the producer: The Deep Blue Sea

Meet the producer: The Deep Blue Sea

Thu 10 January 2013

Lily Parham, producer of Terrence Rattigan's The Deep Blue Sea, is producing for the first time. She tells us a bit about the production process, what is was like being on the other side of the audition table and what skills she has had to develop...

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On tour with ETG: Part 3

On tour with ETG: Part 3

Wed 9 January 2013

With the home run of The Merchant of Venice starting in less than a week, Tour Manager Charlotte Barrington tells us about the last leg of the tour, and why this is going to feel unlike any other ADC show this season. Nearly a month has passed si...

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Spring 2013 Season Brochure

Spring 2013 Season Brochure

Thu 13 December 2012

Our Spring 2013 Season Brochure is now available to view here. It covers shows at the ADC Theatre and Corpus Playroom from Tue 15 January - Sat 27 April 2013. Hard copies of the brochure will be available at the ADC Box Office in January. Browse...

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Meet the directors: Anton

Meet the directors: Anton

Wed 12 December 2012

Directors Charlie Parham and Emily Burns tell us about their upcoming two week production: Anton. Chekhov's Ivanov and Three Sisters will be performed on alternate nights in the round on the ADC Stage. Charlie, who is directing Ivanov, is a third ...

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On tour with ETG: Part 2

On tour with ETG: Part 2

Sat 8 December 2012

With the tour well into its second week, Tour Manager Charlotte Barrington keeps us up to date with how it is going so far. Charlotte is a third year English student at Emmanuel College. We have made it up a treacherous mountain road for our chal...

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Meet the producers: Enigma

Meet the producers: Enigma

Tue 4 December 2012

Lolia Etomi, the producer of Enigma, tells us about her experience of producing the show and how, with her co-producer Laura Weidinger, they have built on the success of the previous years to push for a even higher standard of dance. Lolia is a th...

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Meet the director: Company

Meet the director: Company

Tue 4 December 2012

Will Karani, director of upcoming ADC mainshow, Company, tells us a bit more about this unique non-linear musical and what attracted him to it, as well as introducing us to the rest of the production team. Will is a fourth year Management student ...

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On tour with ETG: Part 1

On tour with ETG: Part 1

Tue 4 December 2012

Charlotte Barrington, the 2012-13 Tour Manager of the Cambridge University European Theatre Group, tells us a bit about the history of the University's longest running theatre tour, how the tour works and why it is such an exciting experience for ...

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Meet the director: Angels in America: Part One-Millennium Approaches

Meet the director: Angels in America: Part One-Millennium Approaches

Sun 2 December 2012

Hugh Wyld, director of the upcoming ADC Theatre mainshow Angels in America: Part One-Millennium Approaches, talks about what makes it such a powerful and memorable play and what he has planned for his "actor-driven" production. Hugh is a third yea...

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CUADC announce Spring Season Musical

CUADC announce Spring Season Musical

Tue 20 November 2012

The Cambridge University Amateur Dramatic Club are proud to present Elton John and Tim Rice’s Aida as their two-week Spring Season musical for 2013. Based on Verdi’s iconic opera, this Tony Award-winning musical ran for over 4 years on Broadway, ...

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Spring Season 2013

Spring Season 2013

Sun 18 November 2012

We are thrilled to be able to announce the 2013 Spring Season at the ADC Theatre and Corpus Playroom, packed with great drama, musical theatre, comedy, new student writing and much more. At the heart of the season is Anton, a double bill of Anton...

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Footlights Tour on the home stretch

Footlights Tour on the home stretch

Wed 12 September 2012

After sell-out shows in London, at the Edinburgh Fringe and at venues across the USA, the Footlights are getting ready to round up their 2012 international tour show, Perfect Strangers, with a final home-run where it all began - at the ADC Theatre...

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ADC Productions at the Edinburgh Fringe

ADC Productions at the Edinburgh Fringe

Thu 26 July 2012

The Edinburgh Fringe is the biggest arts festival in the world with more than 2500 different shows taking over the Scottish capital every August. Each year, a number of our regular companies tour productions to the Fringe, but our presence in...

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New Website & Autumn Season Launched

New Website & Autumn Season Launched

Wed 25 July 2012

Our Autumn Season is now on sale. We've also launched a brand new website with improved content. Check back here regularly for more information about all of our productions. Browse our What's On section for season listings and to book t...

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Autumn Season Announced

Autumn Season Announced

Thu 17 May 2012

With 67 show applications, Autumn 2012 has been the most hotly-contested season ever. Over the last week, we've been reading applications and meeting teams that want to put shows on here and have deliberated for hours to put together an incr...

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