Corpus playroom
Tue 15 - Sat 19 October


George Bernard Shaw

Content warning [May contain spoilers]

“Yes, you squashed cabbage leaf, you disgrace to the noble architecture of these columns, you incarnate insult to the English language, I could pass you off as the Queen of Sheba”

Phonetician Henry Higgins has got a project: to transform cockney flower girl Eliza Doolittle into a duchess of high society. However, the one thing he doesn’t realise is that his ‘creation’ has a mind and a life of her own, and he can’t simply throw her back into the gutter when he's finished with his experiment.

A witty and slapstick reworking of the classical tale Pygmalion, this play is also a cutting attack against the treatment of women by men and the British class system.


Tue 15 October at 7:00pm
Wed 16 October at 7:00pm
Thu 17 October at 7:00pm
Fri 18 October at 7:00pm
Sat 19 October at 7:00pm


Corpus playroom


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

Domestic Violence
Gender Discrimination
Class Discrimination

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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15 October 7:00pm 7:00pm Buy tickets
16 October 7:00pm 7:00pm Buy tickets
17 October 7:00pm 7:00pm Buy tickets
18 October 7:00pm 7:00pm Buy tickets
19 October 7:00pm 7:00pm Buy tickets