John and Claire Cunningham are an average couple: married for years, they’re stuck in a rut, with only experimentation seeming to hold the key to invigoration. Except, those aren’t their real names, and over time the line between reality and fiction has become blurred to the extent that neither really knows where the games end and their actual lives begin. What began as an attempt to inject some much-needed excitement into their lives has led to a crisis of identity from which neither seems able to awaken, and as their lies become more and more elaborate, they start to threaten the world outside of the relationship, with potentially criminal repercussions.
From playwright James P Mannion (Hedgehogs & Porcupines, Old Red Lion, 2018) comes this story of thrill-seeking and delusion, self-deception and the breakdown of trust.
Role Play is one of six original one-act plays that make up the WRiTEON Festival, a celebration of new writing across all three ADC venues: the ADC Auditorium, the Corpus Playroom, and the Larkum Studio. This unique collection spans genres, themes and styles. Dip in or complete the set for the full experience.
Tue 23 July at 7:00pm
Wed 24 July at 7:00pm
Thu 25 July at 7:00pm
Fri 26 July at 7:00pm
Sat 27 July at 7:00pm
TUE £5–£7, WED/THU £6–£8, FRI/SAT £7–£9
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.
The Larkum Studio is accessed through the far side of the ADC Bar.