Buckle up Cambridge! The thrill of live performance is back, and Cambridge Arts Theatre has put together a star-studded line-up of shows to entertain you this summer
Kicking off the season from 8-12 June is David Mamet’s drama Oleanna, a complex portrait of a student-professor power dynamic. It’s followed by Susan Hill’s The Woman in Black from 17-26 June, a truly terrifying live theatre experience, fresh from London’s Fortune Theatre. Next in store is a real highlight of the summer season – a brand-new stage adaptation of T. S. Eliot’s Four Quartets, starring and directed by renowned actor Ralph Fiennes, which runs from 28 June to 10 July.
As we head into July, world-class dramas Copenhagen (12-17 July) and A Splinter of Ice (20-24 July), are the month’s crowning jewels. The former is a spellbinding exploration of two brilliant minds in Nazi-occupied Denmark during the second world war, while the latter is a new political drama, starring TV favourites Oliver Ford Davies and Stephen Boxer. The month ends with a fantastic children’s show for the whole family to enjoy. The Snail and the Whale follows an intrepid father-and-daughter duo as they reimagine the story of Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler’s much-loved picture book. You can catch it from 28 July to 1 August.
Rounding off the summer, we have Willy Russell’s legendary musical Blood Brothers, telling the moving tale of twins separated at birth, running from 3-7 August. There’s also the smash-hit comedy Magic Goes Wrong from Mischief Theatre (10-21 August), featuring some eye-watering daredevil stunts in Mischief’s biggest comedy catastrophe to date. And finally, there’s Barmy Britain, a brilliant children’s show that’ll take you through the history of Britain – with all the nasty bits left in. Catch the family-friendly fun from 24 to 28 August.Cambridge Arts Theatre has also revealed a few events for later this year – head to the website for more information about shows scheduled in October and November.
For details on this summer’s upcoming shows, and to book tickets, head to the Cambridge Arts Theatre website, or
contact the box office on 01223 503333. cambridgeartstheatre.com