ADC Theatre
Tue 18 - Sat 22 April
Combined Actors of Cambridge


Brian Friel

Rural Ireland, 1833. Soldiers arrive in your village but is this a military occupation or, as they claim, just an administrative act? Either way, changes are afoot.

At first, they only want to change the Gaelic place names into English - but where will it end? Should you stop them now or embrace the inevitability of progress? In short, will they bring improvements, opportunity and maybe even love - or destroy your cherished traditions? Which side are you on?

Brian Friel's modern classic explores the vital role that language plays in cultural identity and the lives, loves and hopes of the ordinary people involved.

This production is recommended for ages 12 and above.

This amateur production is presented by an arrangement with Concord Theatricals Ltd. on behalf of Samuel French Ltd.


Tue 18 April at 7:45pm
Wed 19 April at 7:45pm
Thu 20 April at 7:45pm
Fri 21 April at 7:45pm
Sat 22 April at 7:45pm


ADC Theatre


TUE–THU £11–£14, FRI–SAT £13–£16

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. Further information can be found here.

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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18 April 7:45pm 7:45pm Book now
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