Corpus Playroom
Wed 18 - Sat 21 December

Daddy Long Legs

Paul Gordon and John Caird

Content warning [May contain spoilers]

“I’ve discovered the secret of happiness is following my will.”

From writer John Caird (Les Miserables, Spirited Away) and composer Paul Gordon (Jane Eyre) comes an epistolary musical based on Jean Webster’s classic 1912 novel, sure to prove a delightful addition to your festive season.

Plucky orphan Jerusha Abbott is about to have her life turned upside down by the appearance of an anonymous benefactor. Jerusha’s horizons broaden as she steps into an undreamt world of society and education, under the patronage of the mysterious figure she knows only by the moniker she gives him: Daddy Long Legs. But will she ever meet her patron, and what mark will he leave upon her life?

Starring Matt Wilkinson (The Producers, Urinetown) and Eleanor Thompson (Urinetown, Little Women).

This production is suitable for ages 8 and over.

This amateur production is presented by arrangement with Music Theatre International
All authorised performance materials are also supplied by MTI


Wed 18 December at 7:30pm
Thu 19 December at 7:30pm
Fri 20 December at 7:30pm
Sat 21 December at 2:30pm
Sat 21 December at 7:30pm


125 minutes


WED-THU £9.50-£11.50, FRI-SAT £11.50-£13.50

mild sexual behaviour

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.


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10 St Edward's Passage
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18 December 7:30pm – 9:35pm approx 7:30pm – 9:35pm approx Book now
19 December 7:30pm – 9:35pm approx 7:30pm – 9:35pm approx Book now
20 December 7:30pm – 9:35pm approx 7:30pm – 9:35pm approx Book now
21 December 2:30pm – 4:35pm approx 2:30pm – 4:35pm approx Book now
21 December 7:30pm – 9:35pm approx 7:30pm – 9:35pm approx Book now