Corpus Playroom
Wed 13 - Sat 16 March

How to Commit Arson in a Loving Way

Megan O'Neil

Content warning [May contain spoilers]

"What do you want?"
"I'd like a shotgun and a bucket of ice for the headache, please."

How can anyone relax in this world?

In this dark and comic play, Margot is a hateful, rage-filled, bitter and brittle twenty-something who dreams about strangling her therapist: or better yet, chopping his head off completely. With cameos from Judith and Holofernes, the Furies, and Death, How to Commit Arson in a Loving Way is a play about love, hate, and how to start again.

For fans of My Year of Rest and Relaxation, Sarah Kane, beheadings and martinis.

This production is suitable for ages 18 and over.


Wed 13 March at 9:30pm
Thu 14 March at 9:30pm
Fri 15 March at 9:30pm
Sat 16 March at 9:30pm


WED £6.50-£8.50, THU £7.50-£9.50, FRI-SAT £9.50-£11.50

mentions of: r*pe and/or sexual assault; animal cruelty and/or death; death and/or dying; mental illness; drugs/alcohol/substance abuse; war

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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