Corpus Playroom
Tue 8 - Sat 12 November


Maria Messias Mendes

Content warning [May contain spoilers]

You are civilian: now. But what if you have never been one before? As you try to navigate this now unrecognisable world that abandoned you, your past intercuts your present. What if you could write a letter about your experiences? A letter to someone who understands? Someone who shares the same scar you do? But what if you caused their wounds?

Solifuge thinks about the lived realities of being a veteran once you are back home. Trying to understand your experiences and how to move on, this play explores what it means to be haunted by your past and how you deal with that. We follow Corporal Simons as he writes a letter to a child he saw in Iraq. But in the end, the question remains: will anyone ever read this letter?

This production is recommended for ages 15 and above.


Tue 8 November at 7:00pm
Wed 9 November at 7:00pm
Thu 10 November at 7:00pm
Fri 11 November at 7:00pm
Sat 12 November at 7:00pm


TUE–THU £7–£9, FRI–SAT £9–£11

abuse (physical, mental, verbal, sexual),
self-harm and/or other intentional self-injury,
death and/or dying,
blood, torture,
mental illness,
drugs/alcohol/substance abuse,

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. More information can be viewed here.

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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