ADC Theatre
Tue 7 - Sat 11 May
Cambridge University Musical Theatre Society

Carrie: The Musical

Michael Gore, Dean Pitchford and Lawrence D. Cohen, based on the novel by Stephen King

Content warning [May contain spoilers]

"Doesn't anybody ever get it right? Doesn't anybody think that I hear?"

Carrie is the cult-hit, rock musical based on Stephen King's bestselling horror novel. Carrie White is a freak, at least in the eyes of her classmates, in their small town of Chamberlain, Maine. She's shy, awkward, desperately lonely, and controlled completely by her tyrannical, religious fundamentalist mother. But something has changed. She feels different. She feels powerful. She can move things without touching them. She could hurt people, if she wanted to. When she is invited to the prom, the hatred and rejection of her peers still festering, their pity somehow even more hurtful, was there ever any hope of her keeping this power under control? This iconic horror story is at once a supernatural thrill-fest, and a thoughtful, yet biting, meditation on the question: just how cruel can normal people be?

This amateur production of “Carrie: The Musical” is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals Ltd.

Music by Michael Gore; Lyrics by Dean Pitchford; Book by Lawrence D. Cohen; Based on the novel by Stephen King

This production is suitable for ages 16 and over.


Tue 7 May at 7:45pm
Wed 8 May at 7:45pm
Thu 9 May at 7:45pm
Fri 10 May at 7:45pm
Sat 11 May at 7:45pm


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TUE £10-£13, WED-THU £11.50–£15, FRI–SAT £13.50–£17

r*pe and/or sexual assault; abuse (physical, mental, verbal, sexual); child abuse and/or paedophilia; animal cruelty and/or death; excessive or gratuitous violence; death and/or dying; blood; jump scare; mental illness; flashing images (i.e. a seizure warning); eating disorders, including depiction of disordered eating behaviour (e.g. vomiting) and diet culture; discrimination and/or bigotry (homophobia, transphobia); discrimination and/or bigotry (ableism); drugs/alcohol/substance abuse; SA, homophobia/transphobia, diet culture and animal cruelty is only mentioned/alluded to, while ableism and mental illness are not explicit, but rather coded into the other characters' treatment of Carrie, and the character of Margaret respectively

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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