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 ...more info
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...more info
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 ...more info
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...more info
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...more info
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...more info
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...more info
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...more info
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...more info
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 ...more info
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...more info
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 ...more info
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 ...more info
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...more info
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...more info
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...more info
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...more info
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 ...more info
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!more info
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...more info
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...more info
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...more info
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...more info
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...more info
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...more info
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...more info
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...more info
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.
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 ...more info
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...more info
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...more info
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 ...more info
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 ...more info
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...more info
Meet the President: Cambridge University Musical Theatre Society's Spring 2013 shows
Sun 2 December 2012
Guy Woolf, the 2012-13 President of Cambridge University Musical Theatre Society, talks about CUMTS' exciting term ahead, with more shows than ever before. Guy is a third year Theology student at Downing College.
So! What a term we’ve had, and wh...more info
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, ...more info
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...more info
Thu 25 October 2012
View the article in The Philanthropist here:
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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...more info
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...more info
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
Browse our What's
On section for season listings and to book t...more info
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...more info