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. 


When you arrive at the ADC Theatre, there are power assisted doors to the Box Office. In the foyer there is a lift which leads up to the bar and auditorium. The accessible toilet is located on the ground floor across the foyer. 

The ADC Theatre is conveniently located near the Park Street Car Park, which has 7 disabled parking bays.

If you are booking a wheelchair seat in the ADC auditorium for the first time, please call the Box Office on 01223 300085 or email We will then alter the permissions of your ADC account so that you can access the wheelchair seats on our website when you book in the future. 

Complimentary tickets are available for full-time carers.

The ADC Theatre and 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.


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20 November 11:00pm 11:00pm Buy tickets
21 November 11:00pm 11:00pm Buy tickets
22 November 11:00pm 11:00pm Buy tickets
23 November 11:00pm 11:00pm Buy tickets