Last week we enjoyed our annual Press Night... a glittering night of magic, festivity - and pantomime! The critics of Cambridge gathered to decide what they think of this year's show. (Spoiler alert: they loved it!).
We thought we'd assemble our favourites in a handy blog post, just in case you need further encouragement to join us for our spectacular family show. Be sure to click on the publication names to read or listen to the full reviews.
Dear Friends and Supporters,
We can’t wait to welcome you back to the Arts Theatre soon, either to see our spectacular pantomime, Aladdin or to any of the varied and interesting productions after Christmas.
Following the most recent Government announcement concerning COVID-19, we have made important changes in line with the new Government guidance.
1. Don’t forget your face covering
It's official... pantomime season is here. Yesterday the cast, company and creatives of Aladdin gathered for the first day of rehearsals and the script read-through - we can't wait to see this talented group of people bring this show to life!
Martin Bond from A Cambridge Diary captured some fantastic photographs of the cast in action. Take a look for yourself...
Earlier this week a handful of our sensational Aladdin cast gathered for the annual photoshoot. The camera was ready, costumes were donned and make-up was applied... and we're thrilled with the results! Here's some behind the scenes shots from the day...
Photographer: Richard Hubert Smith
Make-up: Ricky-Lee Hannam-Creak
Costume: Carry On Costumes
All of us at the Arts Theatre are thrilled to welcome Charlie and Stan to our theatre next week. To get ready for the roaringly hilarious portrayals of Charlie Chaplin and Stan Laurel, we thought we’d have a look back at what made them the comedy legends we know and love...
The Mirror Maze – The Circus (1928)
Legend has it, the Cambridgeshire fens are haunted by a large, savage bloodhound, and if you lay eyes on him, you will befall a horrible fate within the week. You’d be forgiven for thinking this sounds familiar – supposedly, it was this legend that inspired Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s famous novel, The Hound of the Baskervilles!
This week, we have welcomed Copenhagen to our stage! Michael Frayn’s brilliant historical retelling centres on the stories of acclaimed physicists, Werner Heisenberg and Niels Bohr and their clandestine meeting in Copenhagen in 1941. Both men were renowned for their superb minds, and for the part they played on either side of the Second World War. On top of this, we also discovered that Heisenberg has links to Cambridgeshire, as he was kept in a safe house in Godmanchester in 1945.