ADC Theatre
Tue 19 - Sat 23 September
Corkscrew Theatre Company

Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

Edward Albee

Content warning [May contain spoilers]

George and Martha: sad, sad, sad.

Tensions are running high when an unsuspecting young couple are invited over to George and Martha's for some late night drinks. The evening quickly degenerates into a sadistic series of verbal and emotional games, revelations and betrayals.

Edward Albee's epic masterpiece is one of the greats of twentieth century theatre.

"deliciously toxic, acidly funny"

"an intensity, a demoniac misery, a ferocious humour"

This event is recommended for ages 12 and above.

Please note that there will be two intervals consisting of 15 minutes and 5 minutes respectively.

"Director Lesley Ford’s brilliant actors kept the tension taut and the atmosphere electric. This ADC tour de force is a rare chance to encounter the genius of Edward Albee in all his quirky sharp uncensored glory."

Cambridge Critique


Fri 22 September at 7:30pm
Sat 23 September at 2:00pm
Sat 23 September at 7:30pm


180 minutes


ADC Theatre


TUE–THU £11–£14, FRI–SAT £13–£16

abuse (physical, mental, verbal, sexual),

pregnancy and/or childbirth,

drugs/alcohol/substance abuse

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.

The Park Street car park, which is typically used by customers of the ADC Theatre, is closed until August 2024. We recommend that you park in the Grand Arcade car park (10 minute walk) or the Castle Hill car park (15 minute walk). Parking in City Council car parks is free after 6pm. You can find out more information here.


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From the producers

Show is live!


"Director Lesley Ford has made of this celebrated twisted drawing room drama, a play for today. It is a fabulously set, brilliantly lit, celebration of theatre."

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6 days to go

Blog post: David John

"I’ve realised that there is so much more than I got in that first reading, or in watching the film, or in watching other productions of it. We keep finding new stuff in there. The rehearsal process continues to be a voyage of discovery." 

See what actor, David John, has to say about the show and about playing George.

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12 days to go

Cambridge Critique Preview

"From what I saw a huge amount of work, time and love has gone into this production and it promises to be one of the drama highlights of the year."

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43 days to go

Director, Lesley Ford

"It is a beast of a play - long with its three acts, all set in the same room and with four incredibly well-drawn, complex and equally screwed up characters. It feels a bit like skipping off to conquer Everest with a pac-a-mac and an M&S sandwich!"

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22 September 7:30pm – 10:30pm approx 7:30pm – 10:30pm approx Book now
23 September 2:00pm – 5:00pm approx 2:00pm – 5:00pm approx Book now
23 September 7:30pm – 10:30pm approx 7:30pm – 10:30pm approx Book now