Corpus Playroom
Wed 1 - Sat 4 May
Fletcher Players

The Corpse in the Room

Emily Gibson

Content warning [May contain spoilers]

"Am I dying or just going mad?"

It can be uncomfortable to think about death, but when you're locked in a room with a Corpse, it becomes unavoidable. When the Corpse starts talking to you, it becomes even more so.

In a place where life and death can meet, talk, and eat cake together, a Woman and a Corpse get the opportunity to talk some things out, and try to teach each other something about mortality. They have until the sun comes up to fall a bit in love with life, the afterlife, and each other.

This bittersweet reimagining of medieval dream vision literature will take you by the hand and gently ask you, "What do you want to come next?"

This production is suitable for ages 12 and over.


Wed 1 May at 9:30pm
Thu 2 May at 9:30pm
Fri 3 May at 9:30pm
Sat 4 May at 9:30pm


WED £6.50-£8.50, THU £7.50–£9.50, FRI–SAT £9.50–£11.50

abuse (physical, mental, verbal, sexual); kidnapping (forceful deprivation of/disregard for personal autonomy); death and/or dying; mental illness

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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