ADC Theatre
Wed 24 November - Sat 4 December
Cambridge University Amateur Dramatic Club and Cambridge Footlights

CUADC/Footlights Pantomime 2021: Rapunzel

Sophie Stemmons, Libby Thornton and Izzie Harding-Perrott

Content warning [May contain spoilers]

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Please note that the 14:30 matinee on Monday 29th November will be a relaxed performance. More information about what this entails can be found by clicking here.

Welcome to Rapunzel! In a land where art has been banned and all the Dames have been banished, can this kingdom be brought back to life?

In a dastardly plan to keep them away from his crown, the evil King sends his nephew and niece, Prince Victor and Princess Stella, on a quest to save Rapunzel from her dragon-guarded tower in the hopes that they perish. Along the way they instead encounter adventure, hilarity, and friendship. Join Victor and Stella on their way to save Rapunzel and, ultimately, the entire kingdom.

Rapunzel brings live pantomimes back with a queer and colourful bang. A celebration of individuality and self-love, Rapunzel is not to be missed.

Times

Sat 27 November at 2:30pm
Sat 27 November at 7:45pm
Mon 29 November at 2:30pm
Mon 29 November at 7:45pm
Tue 30 November at 2:30pm
Tue 30 November at 7:45pm
Wed 1 December at 7:45pm
Thu 2 December at 2:30pm
Thu 2 December at 7:45pm
Fri 3 December at 7:45pm
Sat 4 December at 2:30pm
Sat 4 December at 7:45pm

Duration

170 minutes

Venue

ADC Theatre

Tickets

£13.50–£16

With the nature of Panto, many of these references are bombastic & campy, with our villain who holds these ideas being defeated at the end of the play. The Panto deals with themes of self-acceptance - while there are brief allusions to struggling with acceptance, there is no overt homophobia or transphobia against our LGBTQ+ characters.

Kidnapping (campy/over the top, non-threatening)

Homophobia

Misogyny (Satirisation , over-the-top references to sexism/misogyny from the villain Chad)

Death, bereavement (Victor & Stella's parents have died at an early age, revealed to have been killed by Chad. This is mentioned by both Chad and the two siblings. These mentions are brief but important to the plot)

Alcohol (Brief references to Chad drinking & being hungover in one scene)

Sexual innuendo (As with the nature of Panto, there are many moments of sexual innuendo)

Violence (A few scenes of slapstick, over-the-top fights)

Flashing lights/loud noises (There will be colour changing lights (no strobes) & loud noises, from the band & potentially confetti cannons. If this is something that affects you, please consider looking into our relaxed performance)

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

27 November 2:30pm – 5:20pm approx 2:30pm – 5:20pm approx Book now
27 November 7:45pm – 10:35pm approx 7:45pm – 10:35pm approx Book now
29 November 2:30pm – 5:20pm approx 2:30pm – 5:20pm approx Book now
29 November 7:45pm – 10:35pm approx 7:45pm – 10:35pm approx Book now
30 November 2:30pm – 5:20pm approx 2:30pm – 5:20pm approx Book now
30 November 7:45pm – 10:35pm approx 7:45pm – 10:35pm approx Book now
1 December 7:45pm – 10:35pm approx 7:45pm – 10:35pm approx Book now
2 December 2:30pm – 5:20pm approx 2:30pm – 5:20pm approx Book now
2 December 7:45pm – 10:35pm approx 7:45pm – 10:35pm approx Book now
3 December 7:45pm – 10:35pm approx 7:45pm – 10:35pm approx Book now
4 December 2:30pm – 5:20pm approx 2:30pm – 5:20pm approx Book now
4 December 7:45pm – 10:35pm approx 7:45pm – 10:35pm approx Book now