We are absolutely thrilled to announce that actor Rolan Bell, who played the dastardly evil Abanazar in our 2021 panto Aladdin, has won the award for 'Best Villain' at The UK Pantomime Association's Pantomime Awards.
Last week the country's pantomime stars, producers, directors (and everyone in between!) gathered at London's Trafalgar Theatre for the annual awards, where 22 awards were handed out - and Rolan came home with the esteemed title of the UK's best baddie!
For the first time since 2019, English Touring Opera are returning to Cambridge with another brilliant choice of two popular operas, in Puccini’s beautiful love story, La bohème and Rimsky-Korsakov’s fantastical fairytale, The Golden Cockerel. But what is opera, and which show should you come to see?
Interview with Michael Morpurgo: How a ripped envelope turned into a story of love and loss, rivalry and redemption...
In just a few weeks, the beautiful and heart-breaking children's story, Private Peaceful, takes to our stage in a brand new adaptation. Read on as beloved children's author Michael Morpurgo talks about the true events that inspired the story - and how War Horse was nearly a complete disaster...
We're thrilled to announce that audiences for 2021's magical family pantomime Aladdin raised over £14,000 for selected charities through bucket collections!
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