ADC Theatre
Tue 22 - Sat 26 October
Cambridge University Amateur Dramatic Club

August Wilson's Fences

August Wilson

Content warning [May contain spoilers]

"I planted myself inside you and waited to bloom. And it didn't take me no eighteen years to find out the soil was hard and rocky and it wasn't never gonna bloom."

Troy, the patriarch of the Maxon family, is hardened, flawed and unsentimental, and is yet the perfect depiction of picking survival over dreams. For Troy, gone are the days of youth when he was a former star of the baseball league. His manoeuvring of the tense racialised backdrop of mid-20th century Pennsylvania results in failed relationships with both his wife Rose and his son Cory who now dreams of becoming a baseball star like his father once was: an ambition Troy hopes to kill in the name of pragmatism.

Fences has often been lauded by critics as the gem in August Wilson's 'The American Century Cycle'.

This production is suitable for ages 8 and over.

This amateur production of “August Wilson's Fences” is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals Ltd. on behalf of Samuel French Ltd.


Tue 22 October at 7:45pm
Wed 23 October at 7:45pm
Thu 24 October at 7:45pm
Fri 25 October at 7:45pm
Sat 26 October at 2:30pm
Sat 26 October at 7:45pm


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TUE £10-£14, WED-THU £11.50–£15, FRI–SAT £13.50–£17

abuse (physical, mental, verbal, sexual);death and/or dying; mental illness; discrimination and/or biogotry (racism, anti-Semitism, Islamophobia)

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.

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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.

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