ADC Theatre
Tue 13 - Sat 17 June

Mr. Burns, a Post-Electric Play

Anne Washburn Score by Michael Friedman Lyrics by Anne Washburn

Content warning [May contain spoilers]

Following a nuclear disaster, seven survivors sit around a campfire and try to remember an episode of The Simpsons. Seven years later, they are performing it for money. For a new civilisation rising from nuclear ashes, how do they rebuild and make something new (out of the Simpsons)...

This production is recommended for ages 14 and over.

This amateur production of “Mr. Burns, a post-electric play” is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals Ltd. on behalf of Samuel French Ltd.


Tue 13 June at 7:45pm
Wed 14 June at 7:45pm
Thu 15 June at 7:45pm
Fri 16 June at 7:45pm
Sat 17 June at 7:45pm


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TUE-THU £11-£14, FRI-SAT £13-£16

abuse (physical, mental, verbal, sexual),

excessive or gratuitous violence,

kidnapping (forceful deprivation of/disregard for personal autonomy),

death and/or dying,


jump scare,

mental illness,

nuclear disaster,

climate anxiety and disaster,


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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