ADC Theatre
Tue 24 - Sat 28 May

Vanity Fair: an (Im)morality Play

Kate Hamill

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'We love and we hate, we lust and we mourn. And in the face of these immensities, do you still care? Do you still want what you want? Time can't stop us, death can't stop us, war can't stop us! The power of Vanity Fair!'

Amelia is kind and gentle. Becky is ambitious and rebellious. Amelia longs for love. Becky desires wealth and popularity. Despite their differences, when both women are swept up by the tides of romance, money, gossip, power, war, and death, they quickly discover that their fortunes can fall just as swiftly as they rise.

In the world of Vanity Fair, only one thing is certain - that nothing is certain.

This performance is recommended for audiences aged 12+

This amateur production is presented by an arrangement with Dramatists Play Service.


Thu 26 May at 7:45pm
Fri 27 May at 7:45pm
Sat 28 May at 7:45pm


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TUE–THU £11–£14, FRI–SAT £12.50–£15.50

abuse (physical, mental, verbal, sexual)

death and/or dying

pregnancy and/or childbirth









brief depiction of assault

discrimination and/or bigotry (racism, sexism)

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. 


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