Corpus Playroom
Tue 22 - Sat 26 October

Crouch Touch Pause Engage

Robin Soans

Content warning [May contain spoilers]

On the eve of one of the most important games of his career, Welsh rugby legend Gareth Thomas received a warning: The Sun newspaper was going to ‘out’ him as gay.This is the story of two Welsh names bruised, but not beaten, by media speculation: Gareth ‘Alfie’ Thomas,100 caps for Wales, now one of the world’s most prominent gay sportsmen; and his hometown,Bridgend, itself a victim of tabloid intrusion following the deaths of several young residents.

This verbatim, fourth wall-breaking, ensemble play explores what identity means in our current world, what forces shape it, and how we can claim it as our own: all through the lens of two real and parallel stories, connected by Welsh rugby.


Tue 22 October at 7:00pm
Wed 23 October at 7:00pm
Thu 24 October at 7:00pm
Fri 25 October at 7:00pm
Sat 26 October at 7:00pm


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

Domestic Violence
Mental Health Issues
Family Conflict

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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22 October 7:00pm 7:00pm Buy tickets
23 October 7:00pm 7:00pm Buy tickets
24 October 7:00pm 7:00pm Buy tickets
25 October 7:00pm 7:00pm Buy tickets
26 October 7:00pm 7:00pm Buy tickets