Home and family is something we all desire. The Summerhouse explores the need for belonging, brotherhood and love, with compassion and wit. Rose’s house was the best home Alan and Kurt ever knew, and years later they are reunited at their foster mother’s funeral, in the garden where they played cricket and fantasised as kids. In order to keep their precious home they have to do things they regret, challenging their brotherhood. Now that they are adults this drama exposes their complex memories and how far they will go to preserve their version of the past.
The young never appreciate the consequences of their actions, but whatever happened in the summerhouse, Alan and Kurt have to face the truth. Do all our misdeeds stay with us for ever, or can we put them in order to find peace?
The Summerhouse is one of six original one-act plays that make up the WRiTEON Festival, a celebration of new writing across all three ADC venues: the ADC Auditorium, the Corpus Playroom, and the Larkum Studio. This unique collection spans genres, themes and styles. Dip in or complete the set for the full experience.
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.