ADC Theatre
Tue 23 - Sat 27 July


Lorraine Forrest-Turner

Content warning [May contain spoilers]

It’s 2003 and oil consultant Ryan Ellis has been posted from the UK to a remote area of the Balkans. Although based miles from the civil unrest (following the collapse of the Yugoslav Federation), Ryan is taking no chances. He protects his home with sophisticated security gates and alarms, and when his wife Lidia comes out for a short visit, he hires Masluch, a local bodyguard, to look after her.

But a few days into her visit, Ryan begins to doubt if the charming Masluch is all that he claims to be. He has concerns over the relationship between Lidia and Masluch. And in a region torn apart with ethnic cleansing and frequent kidnappings, perhaps Ryan has ever reason to be worried?

Guarded is one of six original one-act plays that make up the WRiTEON Festival, a celebration of new writing across all three ADC venues: the ADC Auditorium, the Corpus Playroom, and the Larkum Studio. This unique collection spans genres, themes and styles. Dip in or complete the set for the full experience. 

Did you know that if you buy a ticket for the other WRiTEON Stage Festival play at this venue, The Summerhouse, at the same time you can enjoy a 20% discount on the cost of both tickets? Better yet, if you buy tickets for the whole festival in one go you can enjoy a 25% discount on the total cost. We encourage you to see as many of the plays as you can!



Tue 23 July at 9:45pm
Wed 24 July at 9:45pm
Thu 25 July at 9:45pm
Fri 26 July at 9:45pm
Sat 27 July at 9:45pm


ADC Theatre


TUE £8–£10, WED/THU £9–£13, FRI/SAT £10–£14

Scenes of a Violent Nature
Drug and Alcohol Misuse
Family Conflict
On-Stage Death

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. 

This venue is wheelchair accessible. 


ADC Theatre
Park Street
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23 July 9:45pm 9:45pm Buy tickets
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