Corpus Playroom
Tue 3 - Sat 7 December


Jean Anouilh

‘Her name is Antigone, and she’s going to have to play her part right through to the end.’

The city of Thebes is broken. Two royal brothers lie dead by each other’s hand, and the princess Antigone is caught in an impossible position. Trapped between duty to those she loves and to those who rule her, she must either obey the law and keep her life, or break the law and die for it. The struggle that ensues will define her family for generations, and will define her life within a matter of days.

Jean Anouilh’s 1944 re-imagining of Sophocles’ ancient tragedy captures the intensity of the battle between individual and state with a sharply modern viewpoint. This is a story in which we can all see ourselves – and our proximity to the action allows no escape.


Tue 3 December at 7:00pm
Wed 4 December at 7:00pm
Thu 5 December at 7:00pm
Fri 6 December at 7:00pm
Sat 7 December at 7:00pm


TUE £7–£8, WED/THU £8–£9, FRI/SAT £9–£10

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. 

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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3 December 7:00pm 7:00pm Buy tickets
4 December 7:00pm 7:00pm Buy tickets
5 December 7:00pm 7:00pm Buy tickets
6 December 7:00pm 7:00pm Buy tickets
7 December 7:00pm 7:00pm Buy tickets