ADC Theatre
Fri 25 - Sat 26 June
Cambridge University Amateur Dramatic Club

The Parnassus Players

Seán O'Neill

'We haven't had an audience larger than the cast since 1587, and that was back when we were doing erotic puppet shows in Saffron Walden....'

Tom and Rob languish in a bedsit situated somewhere between 1590s Deptford and undergraduate accommodation built in the 60s (literally, their world is a blend of 21st century student life and the Elizabethan theatre scene). They're greasy, cold and fancy themselves playwrights; Rob drinks too much and Tom is bad.

Join these two vagrants in their struggle to put on a play (or two) and rise from poverty to literary stardom in an industry dominated by the tyranny of William Shakespeare. Expect romance, goofs, gaffs, the Phantom of the Opera and more bawdy puns than you can shake a pickled herring at.


Fri 25 June at 11:00pm
Sat 26 June at 11:00pm


ADC Theatre


£8/£9 | STREAMING £4

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. 

The ADC Theatre is conveniently located near the Park Street Car Park, which has 7 disabled parking bays.

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.


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25 June 11:00pm 11:00pm Book now
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