Footlights 2018

Cambridge University's talented comedy group hit the Arts Theatre

Founded in 1880, the Footlights student comedy troupe has a reputation for turning out serious talent – in fact its notable alumni list reads like a who’s who of comedy.

From Pythons John Cleese and Eric Idle to movie stars like Emma Thompson, not to mention TV big hitters like Peep Show’s David Mitchell and Robert Webb, a decent sized portion of the cream of British comedy entertainers once trod the boards as part of Footlights.

It means that expectations are high for each new crop of undergrads aspiring to shape the grand tradition of this world-famous comedy institution. Fortunately for us, they invariably deliver with their slickly executed stand-up, off-beat sketches and songs – see them on 11 March at the Arts Theatre. Tickets are £13-£23.