ADC Theatre
Tue 20 - Sat 24 July
Combined Actors of Cambridge

The Playboy of the Western World

John Millington Synge

When a mysterious stranger seeks shelter in a remote village in County Mayo he quickly beguiles the locals with his tall and dramatic tale of bravery in the face of danger. As his confidence grows, the local men gather round to hear of his adventures and the girls to catch his attention. When his tale turns out to be less exciting or real than they first thought, the simmering resentment of the villagers threatens his life and liberty. This lyrical masterpiece skilfully blends elements of comedy, tragedy and farce and has forever established Synge's reputation as one of Ireland's greatest writers.


Tue 20 July at 7:45pm
Wed 21 July at 7:45pm
Thu 22 July at 7:45pm
Fri 23 July at 7:45pm
Sat 24 July at 2:30pm
Sat 24 July at 7:45pm


ADC Theatre


£11/£13 | STREAMING £7

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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