ADC Theatre
Tue 12 - Sat 16 November


Ira Levin

Content warning [May contain spoilers]

"I'd like to beat the wretch over the head with the mace there, bury him in a four-hundred-pound hole somewhere, and send the thing off under my own name."

Sidney Bruhl was once a great playwright. Now, he's a has-been, dreaming of writing a defining masterpiece that now seems out of reach. That is, until he reads Deathtrap, a tour-de-force of plot twists, murder mystery, psychological horror and emotional force. It's just a shame that he didn't write it – but what if there way that he could have? Time to invite the playwright round for tea…

Deathtrap, arguably Ira Levin's greatest play, still holds the record for the longest-running comedy-thriller on Broadway, consistently staggering audiences for decades. Now, brought to life on the ADC Theatre, Deathtrap promises an all-too-real comedy-thriller that hits like no other.


Tue 12 November at 7:45pm
Wed 13 November at 7:45pm
Thu 14 November at 7:45pm
Fri 15 November at 7:45pm
Sat 16 November at 7:45pm


ADC Theatre


TUE £9–£11, WED/THU £10–£14, FRI/SAT £11–£15

Scenes of a Violent Nature,
Suggested Consensual Intimate Relationship Between Lecturer and Student

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. 

The ADC Theatre is conveniently located near the Park Street Car Park, which has 7 disabled parking bays.

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.


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12 November 7:45pm 7:45pm Buy tickets
13 November 7:45pm 7:45pm Buy tickets
14 November 7:45pm 7:45pm Buy tickets
15 November 7:45pm 7:45pm Buy tickets
16 November 7:45pm 7:45pm Buy tickets