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Reading

Valhalla

by Sam Lucas

SUNDAY 10 JULY
TIME: 11.00AM – 11.45AM
VENUE: BOARDROOM
TICKETS: FREE

Menagerie Young Writer: produced by Menagerie

In a world full of rapid progress and momentous change, how can you escape? Adam thinks he’s found a solution, but will he discover some unpleasant truths along the way?


Full production

One Page Play Competition

SUNDAY 10 JULY
TIME: 11.30AM – 12.30PM
VENUE: J2
TICKETS: £6/£4

Menagerie in association with Chesterton Community College

The One Page Play Competition is open to writers aged 12 -16. The Challenge? Write a complete play on just one page! A selection of the best plays will be performed by students from Chesterton Community College, with the overall winner chosen by audience vote. 

After the Competition, audiences are invited to stay and watch: ‘Random Clutter’  - a piece of theatre which explores the meaning of objects we collect and absorb through the relationships we form in our lives. It has been conceived, devised and directed by the students performing the One Page Plays. 


Reading

Burnt

by Jessica Dickinson

SUNDAY 10 JULY
TIME: 12.00PM – 12.45PM
VENUE: BOARDROOM
TICKETS: FREE

Menagerie Young Writer: produced by Menagerie

‘Everything is clear. All your senses and feelings come all at once’ 
Far away from life, Jack finds Maria washed up on the shore. Picking up the pieces of two shattered lives, Burnt is a great swirl of human life, tragedy, songs and secrets from the past. 


Rehearsed Reading

Mayfly

by Joe White / Pentabus Theatre Company

SUNDAY 10 JULY
TIME: 12.45PM – 2.00PM
VENUE: J3
TICKETS: FREE

Guest Show

Loops is bringing home her boyfriend for the first time. Only he doesn’t know he’s her boyfriend yet. Mayfly takes you through a crazy 24 hours in the life of a rather unusual family. From acclaimed national touring company, Pentabus.

Talk Back  |  Foyer  |  2.15pm – 2.45pm


Work in Progress

Glorious – in part

by Lucy Crowe / Fly No Filter

SUNDAY 10 JULY
TIME: 2.15PM – 3.00PM
VENUE: J2
TICKETS: £6/£4

Guest Show

From a critique of the female role in hip hop culture, to lessons in folding paper airplanes, Glorious is a dance-theatre exposé of the controversy surrounding motherhood, adolescence, growing up and letting go.


Full Production

Five Go Mad and then Grow Up and are Not So Mad, But are Still Five

by William Males and Eve Beere / Corkscrew Theatre

SUNDAY 10 JULY
TIME: 3.15PM – 4.15PM
VENUE: J3
TICKETS: £8/£6

Guest Show

Making friends, exam stress, first loves: a new comedy featuring five talented, young actors telling the story of five friends who grow up and grow apart.


Full Production

No Place Like Home

Abbey Community Theatre Group

SUNDAY 10 JULY
TIME: 4.30PM – 5.30PM
VENUE: J2
TICKETS: £6/£4

Commissioned and developed by Menagerie: directed by Patrick Morris

From ancient times to the present day, stories of leaving, returning and seeking home. Join us for this unique event created with community performers who live in Cambridge’s Abbey neighbourhood.


Scratch Performance

This is the Right Time (working title)

by Shôn Dale-Jones

SUNDAY 10 JULY
TIME: 5.45PM – 6.45PM
VENUE: BOARDROOM
TICKETS: £6/£4

Guest Show

Hoipolloi present Shôn Dale-Jones in an early try-out of a brand new, live, solo show about the growing gap between rich and poor. Inspired by Robin Hood, Shôn is developing material he hopes to make into a performance this Christmas.


Work in Progress

Letters to Windsor House

Sh!t Theatre

SUNDAY 10 JULY
TIME: 7.00PM – 8.00PM
VENUE: J3
TICKETS: £8/£6

Guest Show

A loophole in the law says you can open other people’s mail under certain circumstances. This is that certain circumstance… Songs, politics, dodgy landlords and detective work: a show for ‘Generation Rent’ from the brilliant, award-winning, Sh!t female duo. 


Full Production

Chevalier d’Eon

by Ed Harris

SUNDAY 10 JULY
TIME: 8.15PM – 9.00PM
VENUE: J2
TICKETS: £8/£6

Menagerie Commission: directed by Paul Bourne 

Clutching the last vestiges of hope, follow one momentous day in the life of Chevalier d’Eon (1728-1810): French diplomat, spy, soldier and transvestite. An untrue story based on true events, inspired by the research of Dr. Joseph Harris of Royal Holloway - a leading expert in transvestism in early modern French literature.


Work in Progress: Live Playwriting

The Play About Calais: Act 4

by Steve Waters

Sunday 10 JULY
ACT 4
TIME: 9.15PM – 10.00PM
VENUE: J3
TICKETS: £6/£4

Produced by Menagerie: directed by Paul Bourne and Patrick Morris

Confused and disturbed by the ‘migration crisis’, UK playwriting stalwart, Steve Waters, goes to Calais on the eve of the EU referendum. Join him for a fourth and final night* as he tries to write Act 4 of a play about what he finds. Help is on hand from actors and you the audience. All Box Office takings go to Cambridge4Calais.

*Act 1: Thurs  |  Act 2: Fri  |  Act 3: Sat