Corpus Playroom
Tue 20 June

Alex Franklin: I Must Reach the Summit, Please God I Must Reach the Summit

Content warning [May contain spoilers]

‘I shall drag myself through the flames of hell; and from the ashes I shall be born anew.’

Following their critically acclaimed 2022 show ‘Dinosaurusesuses’ (‘Undeniably ludicrous comedy gold’ - Entertainment Now****), self-proclaimed people’s champion Alex Franklin attempts to carve their face into comedy’s Mount Rushmore, and blow the whole thing to smithereens. An absurdist, chaotic, musical, lightning-fast, generation-defining show that will be talked about by Alex’s therapist for years to come.

As seen on Channel 4 and HBO Max. As heard on BBC Radio 4. Brighton Comedy Award, Max Turner, and Chortle Student Comedy Award Finalist.

‘You sit back and wonder how any human could think of such a thing.’ - Entertainment Now

‘Eclectic, risk-taking and inventive’ - The Scotsman

‘Pithy, clever, and offbeat’- Chortle

This production is recommended for ages 18 and over.


Tue 20 June at 9:30pm



strong language

The Corpus Playroom is owned by Corpus Christi College, and managed by the University of Cambridge through the ADC Theatre. The College drama society, the Fletcher Players, are the resident company.

The L-shaped studio is Cambridge's primary fringe space, showcasing a variety of productions, with an emphasis on new writing. Seasons are programmed simultaneously with the ADC Theatre.


Please note: This venue is not wheelchair accessible. More information can be viewed here.

Complimentary tickets are available for full-time carers.

The Corpus Playroom is fitted with an infra-red audio system designed to help deaf and hard of hearing patrons. If you are using the system for the first time, please arrive early and seek advice from our Front of House team.

Assistance dogs are welcome in both of our venues. Please call the Box Office or email the above address when booking to ensure you are seated appropriately.

The Corpus Playroom has gender-neutral toilets.


Corpus Playroom
10 St Edward's Passage
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