ADC Theatre
Wed 17 - Sat 20 November
Cambridge University Amateur Dramatic Club


Terence Rattigan

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"…the theatre of today has at last acquired a social conscience, and a social purpose. Why else do you think we’re opening at this rathole of a theatre instead of the Opera House, Manchester?"

"Theatre with a social purpose, indeed! It’s a contradiction in terms."

Brackley, East Midlands, 1948. It is the opening night of the latest touring production of Romeo and Juliet, and Arthur is starting to regret some slightly self-indulgent casting. As thespian egoism and vanity ride roughshod over the Arts Council’s fixing abilities to hysterical and calamitous extents, Terrence Rattigan’s acclaimed backstage farce asks: can the show really go on?


Wed 17 November at 11:00pm
Thu 18 November at 11:00pm
Fri 19 November at 11:00pm
Sat 20 November at 11:00pm


ADC Theatre



Appearance of an estranged father-figure

Mention of illegitimate children

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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