ADC Theatre
Wed 15 - Sat 18 May
Lady Margaret Players

Penelope Quadrangle and the Meaning of Friendship

Amenie Groves

Content warning [May contain spoilers]

What would you do if your best friend murdered someone?

For Penelope Quadrangle, the answer is simple: hide the body. Sure, her best friend Natalie doesn't talk much, or invite her to birthday drinks, or even particularly like her, but without Natalie, she'd be nothing. So when Natalie kills a client at their workplace, priority number one is make sure nobody ever finds out. Ever. If Penelope is one thing, it's loyal (and extremely well-dressed. And absolutely, definitely, not lonely).

This production is suitable for ages 12 and over. Given the timing of this production, parental discretion is encouraged.

"beneath its comic hilarity, this play questions the very heart of what it means to be a friend."

The Tab


Sat 18 May at 11:00pm


65 minutes


ADC Theatre



excessive or gratuitous violence ;needles; death and/or dying; blood; flashing images (i.e. a seizure warning); drugs/alcohol/substance abuse

The ADC Theatre is Britain's oldest University playhouse, today administered and maintained by the University of Cambridge. Plays have been presented on the site since 1855, when the Cambridge University Amateur Dramatic Club (CUADC) was founded, and the society met and performed in the back room of the Hoop Inn, which stood almost exactly where the ADC Theatre stands today.  Today, the ADC Theatre is the centre of University drama in Cambridge, run almost entirely by students with no Faculty involvement. 


When you arrive at the ADC Theatre, there are power assisted doors to the Box Office. In the foyer there is a lift which leads up to the bar and auditorium. The accessible toilet is located on the ground floor across the foyer. Further information can be found here.

If you are booking a wheelchair seat in the ADC auditorium for the first time, please call the Box Office on 01223 300085 or email We will then alter the permissions of your ADC account so that you can access the wheelchair seats on our website when you book in the future. 

Complimentary tickets are available for full-time carers.

The ADC Theatre and 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 Park Street car park, which is typically used by customers of the ADC Theatre, is closed until August 2024. We recommend that you park in the Grand Arcade car park (10 minute walk) or the Castle Hill car park (15 minute walk). Parking in City Council car parks is free after 6pm. You can find out more information here.


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Writer's Note

"Penelope is a play about female friendships, serial killers and Bridget Jones. Pair chronic people-pleasing with years of customer service in the south of England and you get this delightfully gory story about one woman’s quest to be a good friend- whatever it takes. It has been an absolute joy to write and direct a play that combines all my comedic interests with my own personal journey to understanding how female friendships can be so tricky and yet so incredibly rewarding, especially when you feel like a bit of an outsider. I urge anyone who likes to laugh (and isn’t too squeamish) to come and see Penelope Quadrangle - who knows, you might just discover the true meaning of friendship…"

Amenie Groves, Writer of Penelope Quadrangle


18 May 11:00pm – 12:05am approx 11:00pm – 12:05am approx Book now