Corpus Playroom
Tue 7 - Fri 10 July

Why the Child is Cooking in the Polenta

A bridge between reality and fiction, Edith Alibec’s multi-award-winning adaptation of Aglaja Veteranyi’s autobiographical book follows a family of circus artists who flee the Communist regime in Romania in the hope of establishing a better life in the West.

Told from the perspective of the youngest child, this lyrical darkly comic tale is the story of a family always on the road and always the foreigners.

With the ability to be staged in three different languages (English, German and Romanian), this versatile production has previously been performed in Bucharest, Zurich, New York, Stockholm and Germany.

Winner of the 2018 Bacău Fest Trophy, Actors for Actor Trophy and the Ştefan Iordache Onorific Prize in Romania.

Times

Tue 7 July at 7:00pm
Wed 8 July at 7:00pm
Thu 9 July at 7:00pm
Fri 10 July at 7:00pm

Tickets

TUE £6–£7, WED/THU £7–£8, FRI/SAT £8–£9

The Corpus Playroom is owned by Corpus Christi College, and managed by the University of Cambridge through the ADC Theatre. The College drama society, the Fletcher Players, are the resident company.

The L-shaped studio is Cambridge's primary fringe space, showcasing a variety of productions, with an emphasis on new writing. Seasons are programmed simultaneously with the ADC Theatre.

Access

Please note: This venue is not wheelchair accessible. 

Complimentary tickets are available for full-time carers.

The 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 Corpus Playroom has gender-neutral toilets.

Address

Corpus Playroom
10 St Edward's Passage
Cambridge
CB2 3PJ
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Tickets

7 July 7:00pm 7:00pm Book now
8 July 7:00pm 7:00pm Book now
9 July 7:00pm 7:00pm Book now
10 July 7:00pm 7:00pm Book now