ADC Theatre
Wed 20 - Sat 23 November
Cambridge University Amateur Dramatic Club

The Bloody Chamber

Angela Carter (adapted by Bryony Lavery)

Bryony Lavery’s adaptation of Angela Carter’s dark fairytale is a story of seduction, perversion, blood and love. A 17 year old girl marries a wealthy French Marquis, and upon returning to his home she quickly discovers his sadistic tendencies, and her attentions turn to the home’s blind piano tuner. When her husband is called away on business on their wedding night, she is left with only his keys and one room off-limits, her curiosity leads her to make a haunting discovery, leaving her future uncertain. Carter’s work brings feminism and a gothic twist to a traditional tale, and Lavery’s adaptation sees the story reimagined once more for the stage.


Wed 20 November at 11:00pm
Thu 21 November at 11:00pm
Fri 22 November at 11:00pm
Sat 23 November at 11:00pm


ADC Theatre


WED £7–£8, THU £8–£9, FRI/SAT £9–£10

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. 

This venue is wheelchair accessible. 


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