Corpus Playroom
Fri 21 - Sat 22 April
Mark Stratford

Drama King

This compelling new solo show, written and performed by Mark Stratford, tells the story of William Charles Macready, one of the greatest actor-managers of the 19th Century. The story of Macready - the man to whom Charles Dickens dedicated "Nicholas Nickleby" - is one of the most remarkable ever to come out of the Theatre.

With humour, drama, emotion, and an array of characters, Stratford takes us through the highlights of Macready’s life including his first tentative steps on stage in a tatty country theatre to his final ever performance at the mighty Drury Lane. 

This production is recommended for ages 12 and above.

Special Offer: Book to see both 'Drama King' and 'The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde' on the same night and receive a £5 discount.


Fri 21 April at 9:30pm
Sat 22 April at 9:30pm


£9 student, £10 concession, £11 adult (£5 off the second ticket if see both shows on the same night)

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. More information can be viewed here.

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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21 April 9:30pm 9:30pm Book now
22 April 9:30pm 9:30pm Book now