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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.
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.

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. 

Monday 27 November 2017

Jack and the Beanstalk Behind the Scenes: The Technical Team Get-In!

This week is a very exciting week... Pantomime season is almost upon us and our spectacular family pantomime, Jack and the Beanstalkopens on Thursday!

This week marks the start of our in-house tech rehearsals, where our technical and stage team work tirelessly to piece together the stage and set, assemble lights, place instruments in the orchestra pit and bring all of the props and costumes together under the theatre roof. 

Wednesday 15 November 2017

Jack and the Beanstalk Behind the Scenes: Panto rehearsals begin!

On Monday morning Jack and the Beanstalk rehearsals kicked off with a bang! The cast, crew, production team and Arts Theatre staff joined together for the first read through of the script - a favourite date in the pantomime calendar for many of us!

The script read through begins rehearsals every year, and it's a great chance for the whole Arts Theatre pantomime company to meet (over some classic panto jokes!) before a busy, fun and joyful festive period!

Wednesday 18 October 2017

PEOPLE, PLACES & THINGS: Caitlin's review

Verdict: a must-see this autumn!

Recently I hopped on a train at Cambridge Station to travel to Oxford to see People, Places & Things ahead of its visit to Cambridge Arts Theatre next month. Having heard about its highly praised and sold-out seasons at the National Theatre and in the West End, I was extremely excited to see the show... and it did not disappoint!