Corpus Playroom
Tue 21 - Sat 25 May

Light Shining in Buckinghamshire

Caryl Churchill

Content warning [May contain spoilers]

England, 1640s.

The world has been turned upside down by civil war and religious fervour. A rag-tag group of ordinary people with extraordinary ideas wait for the Second Coming of Christ, and contemplate a new and better world. Against the chaos of a nascent new order, preachers, soldiers, beggars, farmers, and writers strive to build heaven on earth according to their own vision. But the tides of history are strong, and a few dissenters can only do so much. What happens when idealism fails and the new status quo has only marginally more room for you than the old one does? When does collective optimism fade? And how do we maintain the dream of utopia in a world that seems bent against it?

This amateur production of “Light Shining in Buckinghamshire” is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals Ltd. on behalf of Samuel French Ltd.

This production is suitable for ages 16 and over.


Tue 21 May at 7:00pm
Wed 22 May at 7:00pm
Thu 23 May at 7:00pm
Fri 24 May at 7:00pm
Sat 25 May at 7:00pm


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

death and/or dying; other discrimination and/or bigotry; drugs/alcohol/substance abuse; war; Classism and discussions of class-based violence; misogyny; child death

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.


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