Corpus Playroom
Tue 28 January - Sat 1 February


Oscar Wilde

Content warning [May contain spoilers]

“Look at the moon. How strange the moon seems! She is like a woman rising from a tomb. She is like a dead woman. One might fancy she was looking for dead things…”

Late night, unreal city. The Tetrarch is hosting a wild underground banquet. Salome - daughter of Herodias, Princess of Judea - escapes from the oppressive atmosphere of the party, and the lascivious gaze of her step-father. Under the transforming moon, bodies become otherworldly and enchantingly strange. Through Wilde’s rich and symbolic mastery of language, we experience the world augmented through the eyes of Salome, culminating in the rapturous and notorious Dance of the Seven Veils.

This production captures the queer and ecstatic spirit of Wilde’s most neglected and misunderstood play. In a world fluttering between enchantment and disenchantment, the familiar and the unfamiliar come face to face, breaking down boundaries of gender and exploring what it means to truly see one another.


Tue 28 January at 7:00pm
Wed 29 January at 7:00pm
Thu 30 January at 7:00pm
Fri 31 January at 7:00pm
Sat 1 February at 7:00pm


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

Scenes of a Violent Nature
Drug and Alcohol Misuse

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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28 January 7:00pm 7:00pm Buy tickets
29 January 7:00pm 7:00pm Buy tickets
30 January 7:00pm 7:00pm Buy tickets
31 January 7:00pm 7:00pm Buy tickets
1 February 7:00pm 7:00pm Buy tickets