There’s an exciting mix of shows coming up at Cambridge Arts Theatre, with laughs, music, family fun and edge-of-your-seat thrillers on offer.
Admissions (3 to 8 June) stars Alex Kingston and Sarah Hadland and features a liberal head of admissions at a private school, who is forced to make a choice between her beliefs and what is right for her son.
The grandfather of chat shows, Sir Michael Parkinson, holds court on 26 June, in conversation with his son Mike. They discuss his journey from a Yorkshire pit village to interviews with iconic figures, featuring archive from the shows.
A tribute to comedy legends Morecambe and Wise comes to the Arts on 27 and 28 June. An Evening of Eric and Ern has been described as like seeing the real double act live, as the duo behind the West End hit Eric & Little Ern return.
Reverend Richard Coles has gone from eighties Top of the Pops appearances with The Communards to presenting Saturday Live on Radio 4 and featuring on Strictly Come Dancing and QI. You can see him reflect on a life less ordinary on 9 July.
Family favourite We’re Going on a Bear Hunt, from 12 to 14 July, brings the hugely popular Michael Rosen and Helen Oxenbury book to the stage. With songs and interactive scenes as a family tries to find a bear through swishy-swashy grass and more, it’s a treat for children aged three and up.
It’s followed by another fun-filled show, but definitely one for grown-ups, as The Rocky Horror Show runs from 15 to 20 July. Starring Strictly’s pro-dance champion Joanne Clifton as Janet and Kristian Lavercombe as Riff Raff, be sure to catch legendary tunes such as Sweet Transvestite and Time Warp, and dress up as your favourite character.
Stephen Tompkinson stars in Educating Rita, one of Willy Russell’s best-loved plays, which became a hit film in the 80s. He plays Frank, a frustrated poet and academic whose zest for literature is reignited by his student Rita. It runs from 29 July to 3 August.
Come autumn, don’t miss the The Girl on the Train, a gripping adaptation of Paula Hawkins’ bestselling thriller which will keep you guessing until the final moment. Catch it from 23 to 28 September.