Corpus Playroom
Tue 30 November - Sat 4 December


Sarah Ruhl

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'This is what it is to love an artist: The moon is always rising above your house. The houses of your neighbours look dull and lacking in moonlight. But he is always going away from you.'

Tricked into parting from her lover Orpheus, Eurydice finds herself in the underworld, stripped of her memory and surrounded by unfamiliar characters. As she reignites her relationship with her dead father, Orpheus desperately tries to rescue her. But does she even want to be rescued? This surreal, dreamlike adaptation by Sarah Ruhl of the classic myth of Orpheus and Eurydice explores longing, separation, love, death, and how we learn to remember and to forget.

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


Tue 30 November at 7:00pm
Wed 1 December at 7:00pm
Thu 2 December at 7:00pm
Fri 3 December at 7:00pm
Sat 4 December at 7:00pm



Depictions and major themes of death and dying (bloodless, non-violent and abstract)

Depictions of suicide (bloodless, non-violent and abstract: the stage direction reads “he dips himself into the river of forgetting”)

Depiction of kidnapping (forceful disregard of personal autonomy)

Brief depiction of sexual assault

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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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30 November 7:00pm 7:00pm Book now
1 December 7:00pm 7:00pm Book now
2 December 7:00pm 7:00pm Book now
3 December 7:00pm 7:00pm Book now
4 December 7:00pm 7:00pm Book now