ADC Theatre
Tue 8 - Sat 12 November

Dance Nation

Clare Barron

Content warning [May contain spoilers]

I want to dance
I want to dance
I want to heal the world through DANCE
I want to dance
I want to dance
I want to feel alive through DANCE
I want to dance
I want to dance
I want to dance

Somewhere in America, a revolution is brewing. If they dance well enough, they can fix the world.

Dance Nation, by Clare Barron, tells the story of Liverpool Dance Works, a small dance studio in Ohio. We follow the dancers and their journey to nationals, in the process following their growing up. What follows is a tale of ambition, sexuality and power. Harmless dances become sites of ritual. Teeth become fangs. 11-13 year old girls become pagan gods, and politicians, and mothers.

This production is recommended for ages 15 and above.

This amateur production is presented by an arrangement with Concord Theatricals Ltd.


Tue 8 November at 7:45pm
Wed 9 November at 7:45pm
Thu 10 November at 7:45pm
Fri 11 November at 7:45pm
Sat 12 November at 7:45pm


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TUE–THU £11–£14, FRI–SAT £13–£16

r*pe and/or sexual assault,
abuse (physical, mental, verbal, sexual),
self-harm and/or other intentional self-injury,
excessive or gratuitous violence,

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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