Corpus Playroom
Wed 1 - Sat 4 February

Macroevolution, Variant B

Bill Dallas Lea

Content warning [May contain spoilers]

Macroevolution, Variant B is a feel-good comedy/drama about a longlasting three-way friendship.

Three shy freshers meet at a board games night at the University of York, and agree to play the fiendish 'Macroevolution, Variant B' together. This meeting blossoms into a close friendship, over which the group keep playing Macroevolution on and off, for many years, until their lives start moving along different tracks. Can they help each other navigate the choppy seas of their twenties? Can any of them understand the game’s opaque, pretentious rules enough to win it? Can they keep in touch, or are things coming to a natural close?

This original play documents the highs, lows, arguments, and stupid-yet-hilarious banter that you get when three introverts join forces against the world.

This production is recommended for ages 15 and above.


Wed 1 February at 9:30pm
Thu 2 February at 9:30pm
Fri 3 February at 9:30pm
Sat 4 February at 9:30pm


WED–THU £7–£9, FRI–SAT £9–£11


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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