ADC Theatre
Tue 9 - Sat 13 April

Busman's Honeymoon

Dorothy L Sayers and Muriel St. Clare Byrne

Content warning [May contain spoilers]

Lord Peter Wimsey and his bride, crime writer Harriet Vane, have just started their honeymoon in their new home, when the body of the previous owner is discovered in the cellar. But who killed him and why? And, most intriguingly, how? Naturally, the famous amateur sleuths cannot help taking an interest in the investigation. This highly entertaining play with an ingenious outcome was first performed in 1937 and ran for over 400 performances. It is the perfect treat for fans of murder mysteries and shows Dorothy L Sayers at her best.

This production is suitable for ages 8 and over and will run with two intervals. Please note that the main interval will take place after the second act, and the first interval will only be a brief comfort break. Interval orders and ice creams can be collected or purchased for the second interval only.

BUSMAN'S HONEYMOON is presented by special arrangement with Broadway Licensing, LLC, servicing the Dramatists Play Service collection. (


Fri 12 April at 7:45pm
Sat 13 April at 2:30pm
Sat 13 April at 7:45pm


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TUE-THU £11.50-£15.00, FRI-SAT £13.50-£17.00 // Scroll down to book your tickets.

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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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From the producers

12 days to go

Not just a classic whodunnit!

We talk to director Sean Baker about Dorothy L Sayers’s only play to feature her popular amateur sleuth, Lord Peter Wimsey.

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