In 1944, African- American actor, singer, athlete and political activist Paul Robeson was controversially cast as Othello on a 6-month long tour of the play across America. He would star opposite Uta Hagen, a white woman, as Desdemona.
8 Hotels, follows the behind-the-scenes dynamics of the cast across 8 different locations on their tour: from Uta's marriage to Jose (cast as Iago), to her affair with Paul. These tensions bubble and broil against the backdrop of racial antagonism, political disharmony, and class struggle of Jim-Crow era America.
This production is recommended for ages 12 and above.
This amateur production is presented by an arrangement with Nick Hern Books.
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.
10 St Edward's Passage