ADC Theatre
Tue 27 February - Sat 2 March
Marlowe Society

Antony and Cleopatra

William Shakespeare

Content warning [May contain spoilers]

"The breaking of so great a thing should make a greater crack."

A love made public rarely lasts, and neither can the most powerful couple of all time. As Antony rules his empire, and Cleopatra her kingdom, the unbreakable lens of the public interest will obliterate them.

True love loses itself in a world where love is love, and power is power. This well-known Shakespearean tragedy explores identity, duty and romance with an all-BME cast and crew. Antony and Cleopatra promises to be exciting and culturally diverse, bringing a fantastic energy to one of Shakespeare's most beloved plays.

This production is suitable for ages 12 and over.


Tue 27 February at 7:45pm
Wed 28 February at 7:45pm
Thu 29 February at 7:45pm
Fri 1 March at 7:45pm
Sat 2 March at 2:30pm
Sat 2 March at 7:45pm


ADC Theatre


TUE £10-£13, WED-THU £11.50-£15, FRI-SAT £13.50-£17

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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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"Antony & Cleopatra is a tragedy that blurs and binds the lines between duty, love and politics. It is a passionate portrayal of making and breaking one of the most powerful couples of all time."

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