Revealed posthumously with the note 'publishable, but worth it?', Maurice is a gay love story by E.M. Forster that encapsulates the struggle of being a closeted gay man in Edwardian England and the joy of reclaiming a happy ending. Despite having heterosexual norms insistently impressed upon him from a young age, when Maurice enrols at Cambridge University and meets Clive Durham, a fellow "unspeakable of the Oscar Wilde sort", he finds that he cannot choose to continue repressing what he feels, and must wrestle with the consequences. This adaption breathes new life into Forster's novel, telling a queer period story about acceptance, love and identity.
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.
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.
10 St Edward's Passage