Corpus Playroom
Tue 2 - Sat 6 November
Fletcher Players

Great Mother – Iya Ayaba

Mojola Akinyemi

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In the late 1960s, towards the end of the Biafran War in Nigeria, Agnes, a novitiate nun, experiences a complete nervous breakdown. Her path crosses with Taiwo, a photojournalist reporting on the brutality of the conflict, who quickly forms an attachment to her. After Agnes is largely shut away from human contact, he becomes her confidant, uncovering the malevolent reasons behind her mental deterioration, and the secrets of the convent she belongs to.

This is a play about turmoil, both internal and external, and the difficult choices people are forced to make for survival.


Tue 2 November at 7:00pm
Wed 3 November at 7:00pm
Thu 4 November at 7:00pm
Fri 5 November at 7:00pm
Sat 6 November at 7:00pm


r*pe and/or sexual assault
abuse (physical, mental, verbal, sexual)
mental illness
pregnancy and/or childbirth
miscarriages and/or abortion

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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