ADC Theatre
Wed 15 - Fri 17 June

Lavender Beards

Isabella Woolston

Content warning [May contain spoilers]

David and Evelyn have the most traditional of marriages: he’s gay and she’s a lesbian, but neither of them know about the other. Oh, and it’s 50s America at the height of the Red Scare against communists, accompanied by the lesser known Lavender Scare when anything that varied from heterosexuality was considered inherently dangerous to the populace.

After the whirlwind arrival of new neighbours Angela and Harold, our gay pair scramble to avoid Harold’s investigations while at a dinner party with both of their lovers. As the night descends into burnt chicken, wine and chaos, the noose tightens and everything our definitely-actually-in-love couple has built is put at stake.

This performance is recommended for audiences aged 15+


Wed 15 June at 11:00pm
Thu 16 June at 11:00pm
Fri 17 June at 11:00pm


ADC Theatre


WED £8–£10, THU–FRI £8.50–£10.50




drugs/alcohol/substance abuse

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. Further information can be found here.

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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