Corpus Playroom
Tue 5 - Sat 9 November

Big Boys Don't Cry

Tom Foreman

Content warning [May contain spoilers]

Ben and Oscar have been best friends since the first day of school. They have grown up together, experiencing all the trials and tribulations of childhood and puberty by each other’s sides. Now, as young adults, they meet again for the first time in years. Their history may remain unspoken, but how long can they go before their past catches up with them?

Big Boys Don’t Cry is an honest and real exploration of male mental health and the challenges of growing up in the modern world today. Flipping between timelines, the play follows the pair reflecting on their childhood, and a constant question remains throughout: why don't men seem able to open up about their emotions?


Tue 5 November at 9:30pm
Wed 6 November at 9:30pm
Thu 7 November at 9:30pm
Fri 8 November at 9:30pm
Sat 9 November at 9:30pm


TUE £6–£7, WED/THU £7–£8, FRI/SAT £8–£9

Mental Health Issues
Drug and Alcohol Misuse

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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5 November 9:30pm 9:30pm Buy tickets
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