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Thursday 7 June 2018

BEHIND THE SCENES: The West End launch of Pressure!


On Wednesday 6 June, on the 74th anniversary of D-Day, the Arts Theatre team travelled to London to launch our production of David Haig’s fascinating wartime drama Pressure, following its hugely successful UK tour that started in Cambridge earlier in the year.

Pressure is the thrilling play about Group Captain James Stagg, the Scottish meteorologist tasked with predicting the weather conditions for the D-Day Landings. 

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Friday 11 May 2018

Birdsong: From Page to Stage

 
Next week, Rachel Wagstaff’s highly acclaimed adaptation of Sebastian Faulks’s bestselling novel, Birdsong, will revisit Cambridge Arts Theatre. Commemorating the centenary of the Armistice of the First World War, Birdsong is a poignant testimony to the love and courage displayed amidst the horror of war.
 
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Monday 16 April 2018

A Streetcar Named Desire: 5 minutes with Chelsea Walker

Tennessee Williams' A Streetcar Named Desire is regarded by many as one of the greatest American plays of the 20th century. Opening on Broadway in December 1947, the play received the Pulitzer Prize for Best Drama in 1948 and in 1951 the play was adapted for the big screen. The film, which starred Vivien Leigh and Marlon Brando, won a host of awards including the Academy Award for Best Actress and cemented the play's status in American drama history. 

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Thursday 8 March 2018

Celebrating Diversity: Jessica Swale on The Jungle Book

 
It’s International Women’s Day today and what better what to celebrate than to devote a blog post to Jessica Swale, director, screenwriter and Olivier-award winning playwright.
 
Swales’ retelling of The Jungle Book, which comes to the Cambridge Arts Theatre from Tuesday 20 – Saturday 24 March, is a vibrant reimagining of Kipling’s classic, challenging the norm and championing diversity.
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Monday 12 February 2018

An Afternoon in Parliament: This House

Rehearsals are now underway for the national tour of This House, James Graham's smash-hit political comedy examining the 1974 Hung Parliament. 

I was thrilled to travel to central London last Friday to get a first look at the show and to hear from the director, writer and other members of the cast and creative team.

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Friday 12 January 2018

Pressure: A Glimpse into Rehearsals


We're extremely excited to be co-producing the intense real-life thriller Pressurean acclaimed new play centred around the D-Day landings and the most important weather forecast in the history of warfare. 

Written by and starring the award-winning actor and director David Haig, Pressure is the extraordinary and little known story of one man who helped change the course of war, and our lives, forever. 

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