Corpus Playroom
Tue 25 - Sat 29 February

Pan Island Expressway (PIE)

Chong Tze Chien

Content warning [May contain spoilers]

As the saying goes, you're born alone (on the expressway), you live alone (on the expressway), and you die stalking someone you loved in high-school (on the expressway).

On the eve of Singapore's 1st National Day Parade in 1988, three people are killed along the Pan Island Expressway (PIE), Singapore's oldest expressway which cuts straight through the heart of the country. The prime suspect is James, a playwright who holds the dubious honour of being chucked out a car the moment he was born (on the expressway). His latest script also happens to describe the deaths exactly as they happened. He also happens to have hired the three now-dead people for a video shoot.

Is this a perverse coincidence, a pre-meditated murder, or worse, the beginnings of a Marxist conspiracy? Buckle up, for a trip down the PIE: a journey of arguments-in-cars, interrogations, arbitrary detention, and state censorship.


Tue 25 February at 7:00pm
Wed 26 February at 7:00pm
Thu 27 February at 7:00pm
Fri 28 February at 7:00pm
Sat 29 February at 7:00pm


TUE £7–£8, WED/THU £8–£9, FRI/SAT £9–£10

Scenes of a Violent Nature

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.


Corpus Playroom
10 St Edward's Passage
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25 February 7:00pm 7:00pm Buy tickets
26 February 7:00pm 7:00pm Buy tickets
27 February 7:00pm 7:00pm Buy tickets
28 February 7:00pm 7:00pm Buy tickets
29 February 7:00pm 7:00pm Buy tickets