Spring Awakening: Meet James Bartlett, Musical Director
Tue 26 January 2016
The Tony award-winning musical Spring Awakening is coming to the ADC stage in one week and James Bartlett tells us about his role as our Musical Director!
When I was 14, I listened to the score of Spring Awakening and decided it was the deepest t...more info
Spring Awakening: Meet Hanschen
Sat 23 January 2016
The Tony award-winning musical Spring Awakening is coming to the ADC stage in less than two weeks and James Daly introduces us to the suave and confident Hanschen from the show!
I have dreamed about being in Spring Awakening since I first heard t...more info
Meet the director: Twelfth Night
Sun 10 January 2016
Gabbie Bird is the director of this year's Cambridge University European Theatre Group production of Twelfth Night. In this blog we discover the setting and staging of her production. Gabbie is a third year English student at Lucy Cavendish Colleg...more info
Spring Season 2016
Fri 8 January 2016
Welcome to our Spring 2016 season; it’s full to the brim with drama, comedy, musical theatre, dance and new student writing.
One of the most gratifying aspects of the Cambridge theatre scene is the wonderfully rich vein of talent available, and y...more info
Introducing the European Theatre Group
Mon 4 January 2016
The ETG Tour Managers, Josie Wastell, Jack Rowan and Victoria Bowden, explain how the tour works and why it is such an exciting experience for the 24 company members.
ETG is a tour like no other. Our reliance on a coach to take us to venues aro...more info
Robin Hood: Introducing, Marian
Wed 25 November 2015
Nottingham has come to Cambridge! CUADC/Footlights Pantomime 2015: Robin Hood opens tonight and this year's freshest talent, Ashleigh Weir, give us an insight into becoming Maid Marian.
Marian’s just a small town girl living in a lonely world.
Robin Hood: Introducing, Freya Tuck
Tue 24 November 2015
The lights are on, the stage is set and Sherwood Forest comes to the ADC Stage! With barely 24 hours left to wait before CUADC/Footlights Pantomime 2015: Robin Hood opens, Tim Atkin introduces this year's sensational pantomime Dame, Freya Tuck!
Robin Hood: Introducing, The Sheriff
Mon 23 November 2015
With this year's CUADC/Footlights Pantomime set going up as we speak, Orlando Gibbs introduces us to the dastardly villain of this year's show, the Sheriif!
I have never played a villain before. They’re pretty damn nasty, and I haven’t been often...more info
Meet the director and producer of The Effect
Sat 21 November 2015
One aspect I love about theatre is its possibility to tell a story which the audience will instantly identify with. The Effect tells one that not only illustrates our society’s perverse drive for greed and progress but also the expe...more info
Autumn Season 2015
Tue 19 May 2015
We are very excited to announce our season for Autumn 2015 at the ADC Theatre and Corpus Playroom. The season will go on sale in the next few weeks; more information coming soon!
The Taming of ShrewAmadeusThe Master and MargaritaFr...more info
Henry IV Part I: Meet the Producer
Sun 3 May 2015
Beth Oliver, producer of Henry IV Part I, tells us a bit about the production process and how the various ideas for the production have been formed and developed.
Being a producer, especially on a big show like Henry IV Part 1, is a weird sort of...more info
Meet the improvisers: Imaginarium
Thu 16 April 2015
Paper Planes are a musical improv group based in Cambridge. Its members have trained in musical improv with the Showstoppers, Baby Wants Candy and the Maydays. Their show Imaginarum: The Improvised Musical is at the Corpus Playroom from Wed 15 - F...more info
Meet the director: Lend Me a Tenor
Fri 13 March 2015
Sarah Phelps, director of Pied Pipers' upcoming production of Lend Me a Tenor tells us about why she wanted to direct the show, what the process has been like and what the audience can look forward to.
Describe the show plot in your own words.
Summer Season 2015
Thu 19 February 2015
We are thrilled to welcome a host of new and exciting shows at the ADC Theatre and Corpus Playroom this Summer Season. As usual it is packed with hilarious comedy, edgy drama, musical theatre, dance, new student writing and much more.
More inform...more info
Meet the director: Pravda
Thu 5 February 2015
David Hare and Howard Brenton's fleet street satire, Pravda, opens next week at the ADC Theatre. Director Hazel Lawrence tells us why she wanted to direct this 'epic comedy'. Hazel is a second year undergraduate at Wolfson College.
I’ve been invo...more info
Meet the director: trade
Tue 27 January 2015
Hannah Calascione is directing debbie tucker green's trade. In this blog post, she tells us about female sex tourism, the relationships between the different characters and the unique language in this play. Hannah is in her second year studying Hu...more info
Meet the cast: trade
Tue 27 January 2015
Meet the cast of debbie tucker green's trade.
trade is on at the Corpus Playroom at 9.30pm, from Tue 27 to Sat 31 January. Book here >>>
Lola Olufemi plays ‘The Novice’.
I auditioned for trade because of the subject matter, I hadn’t h...more info
Meet the choreographers: Evolution
Fri 16 January 2015
Hear from three of the choreographers of this year's CUDS Dance Show: Evolution. They tell us about the process of creating their pieces and being involved in the show as a whole.
The best thing about Evolution has been teaming up with such a tal...more info
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...more info
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 ...more info
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...more info
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...more info
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...more info
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...more info
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or come and pick one up at the ADC Box Office Monday - Saturday 1pm - 7pm.more info
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...more info
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...more info
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...more info
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.
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...more info
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 ...more info
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...more info
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...more info
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.
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...more info
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...more info
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...more info
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 ...more info
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...more info
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...more info
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...more info
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...more info
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 ...more info
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.
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...more info
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 ...more info
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 email@example.com.
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