Mon 20 May
Cambridge University Musical Theatre Society

The Chaplain

Gabriel Owens

Content warning [May contain spoilers]

In 1850s Victorian England, a prison chaplain is tasked with cleansing the souls of those sentenced to death or transportation for the most heinous crimes. In a dirty prison cell, the Chaplain meets three convicts: Edie, a young woman from the inner-city slums with a dream of dancing in the music hall and forced into prostitution in order to survive; John, a coachman for a wealthy family who killed his master after his love was taken from him; and Jamie, a young boy forced to steal for his starving mother and brother and sentenced to transportation as a result. Throughout, the Chaplain is also plagued by the voice of a mysterious woman who lurks in the cell's shadows, and the Chaplain is certain he has met her somewhere before. As the musical unfolds and the Chaplain's mental state deteriorates, it becomes clear that he too has sins he must confess.

This is a rehearsed reading of a new musical, debuting at the Camden Fringe this Summer.

This production is suitable for ages 12 and over.


Mon 20 May at 8:00pm





r*pe and/or sexual assault; abuse (physical, mental, verbal, sexual); death and/or dying; mental illness

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. 

This venue is wheelchair accessible. More access information can be viewed here.


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