ADC Theatre
Tue 7 - Sat 11 November


Edward Kemp

Content warning [May contain spoilers]

"Sometimes I lie here looking at it - I dream in one instant Parliament bursts like a rotten fruit - spattering across the sky."

It's 1605 and James I, fresh from Scotland, is now King of England, a country fractured between Catholic and Protestant. A group of young religious fanatics from all corners of England, joined by mercenary Guido Fawkes, plot to strike at the heart of Government with a cellar full of gunpowder beneath Westminster.

This incendiary thriller weaves together the lives of kings and paupers, priests and spies, and lovers and rivals, in a heart-rending play of epic proportions, which interrogates how far would you go to defend your liberty?

This production is recommended for ages 16 and over.

This amateur production is presented by arrangement with Nick Hern Books.


Tue 7 November at 7:30pm
Wed 8 November at 7:30pm
Thu 9 November at 7:30pm
Fri 10 November at 7:30pm
Sat 11 November at 7:30pm


ADC Theatre


TUE-THU £11.50-£15.00, FRI-SAT £13.50-£17.00

abuse (physical, mental, verbal, sexual); self-harm and/or other intentional self-injury; excessive or gratuitous violence; death and/or dying; blood; torture; discrimination and/or bigotry (homophobia, transphobia); other discrimination and/or bigotry; police brutality; Religious persecution (Catholic)

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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