Corpus Playroom
Tue 11 - Sat 15 June

Shakers Re-stirred

John Godber

Content warning [May contain spoilers]

We stand and serve, we grin and smile,
We serve to please, and all the while
We do, we burn up deep inside
With all the pain we're meant to hide.

1985. Yorkshire. It's the height of the Thatcherite era and cocktail bars are opening in every town across the country.

Welcome to Shakers! That trendy bar in the main street where the neon light shines out, tempting passers-by. That place where dreams come true. Where time stands still, where everyone wants to be seen, from the checkout girls to the chinless yuppies, from the newlyweds to the local lads.

Then there's Carol, Adele, Niki and Mel.

Shakers gives a wickedly funny glimpse of this familiar world as seen through the eyes of these four long-suffering waitresses, offering a fascinating view of the harsh reality that lurks behind the glitzy decor and Pina Coladas.



TUE £6–£8, WED/THU £7–£9, FRI/SAT £8–£10

Sexual Assault
Gender Discrimination
Alcohol Consumption

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. 


Corpus Playroom
10 St Edward's Passage
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