ADC Theatre
Tue 2 - Sat 6 November
Cambridge University Musical Theatre Society

Astrid

Georgia Rawlins and Helena Fox

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'Ships are safe in harbour. But that’s not what ships are for.'

Astrid has never set foot on solid ground: as the first and only child born in space, she faces her whole life on board the spaceship Mara. But when an asteroid strike decimates their oxygen supply, she and the crew of the ship must abandon the mission and return home before it’s too late.

From the award-winning, five-star writing team behind Rust and Life With You, this original musical explores what it means to know who you are. Set against the breathtaking and deadly backdrop of space, Astrid and the others travelling on the Mara grapple with life, friendship, and loss. When it really matters, we risk everything to make it back to the only home we truly know: Earth.

Times

Tue 2 November at 7:45pm
Wed 3 November at 7:45pm
Thu 4 November at 7:45pm
Fri 5 November at 7:45pm
Sat 6 November at 7:45pm

Venue

ADC Theatre

Tickets

£11.50–£14

Death, bereavement (extensive references to death/dying from a third of way into the show)

S*icide (references to hopelessness and giving up on life, only one explicit use of the word)

Domestic violence (implied - brief and undetailed allusions throughout the show)

S*icidal thoughts (veiled allusions about unhappiness/hopelessness)

Pregnancy/childbirth (mentioned infrequently, not discussed in great detail)

Mild sex (reference to the book 'Twilight' and undressing/sexual desire - very very short interaction, comedic rather than serious in tone)

Swearing (very occasional, max. 5 instances throughout)

Alcohol (infrequent references to)

Family trouble (frequent allusions to absent/abusive father figures)

Violence (implied throughout - rarely explicit and only very brief when it is)

R*pe (singular veiled mention of not having a choice in pregnancy)

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. 

Access

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 access@adctheatre.com. 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.

Address

ADC Theatre
Park Street
Cambridge
CB5 8AS
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Tickets

2 November 7:45pm 7:45pm Book now
3 November 7:45pm 7:45pm Book now
4 November 7:45pm 7:45pm Book now
5 November 7:45pm 7:45pm Book now
6 November 7:45pm 7:45pm Book now