Corpus Playroom
Tue 13 - Sat 17 December
Between the Bars

After Life

Jack Thorne, adapted from the film by Hirokazu Kore-eda

Content warning [May contain spoilers]

If you could spend eternity with just one precious memory, what would it be?

A group of strangers grapple with this impossible question as they find themselves in a bureaucratic waiting room between life and death. Encouraged by enigmatic officials, they must sift through their past lives to choose a memory they can live with forever.

Based on the philosophical 1998 movie of the same name by Japanese writer-director Hirokazu Kore-eda, this beautiful and bittersweet play invites us to consider our approach to life and how we measure our time on Earth.

This production is recommended for people of all ages.

Please note that evening performances of this event will start at 7:30PM. Latecomers may not be admitted until a suitable break in the performance. 


Tue 13 December at 7:30pm
Wed 14 December at 7:30pm
Thu 15 December at 7:30pm
Fri 16 December at 7:30pm
Sat 17 December at 2:00pm
Sat 17 December at 7:30pm


TUE–THU £7–£9, FRI–SAT £9–£11


death and/or dying,

mental illness

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.


Corpus Playroom
10 St Edward's Passage
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13 December 7:30pm 7:30pm Book now
14 December 7:30pm 7:30pm Book now
15 December 7:30pm 7:30pm Book now
16 December 7:30pm 7:30pm Book now
17 December 2:00pm 2:00pm Book now
17 December 7:30pm 7:30pm Book now