Corpus Playroom
Tue 8 - Sat 12 November

In Black Water

Content warning [May contain spoilers]

The writer's hands are stained with ink and the page they write on is blank. They cannot push the words from inside them out. This is when they are visited by Theuth, the god of writing. Theuth arrives in a flurry of darkness and an outpouring of words and offers them the gift of writing in exchange for a part of their life. They accept the offer and begin to write once more, again and again. But Theuth is constantly watching them from the shadows, and they are not a kind god. The writer is caught in a desperate act with the knowledge of Theuth's return. And, when Theuth does return, they are made silent, their body fails, they cannot end what they have begun.

This narrative is devised/experimental - it cannot be written down.

This production is recommended for ages 12 and above.


Tue 8 November at 9:30pm
Wed 9 November at 9:30pm
Thu 10 November at 9:30pm
Fri 11 November at 9:30pm
Sat 12 November at 9:30pm


TUE–THU £7–£9, FRI–SAT £9–£11

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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. 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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