The Cambridge Greek Play is one of the most anticipated theatre events in the Cambridge calendar - attracting audiences from across the country.
Performed every three years, it is a tradition going back to 1882, many now well-known faces have performed in this tri-annual event including Tom Hiddleston, Ralph Vaughan Williams and James Mason. Ahead of this year's production we sat down with students Katherine and Theo to get a behind the scenes glimpse at this year's cast.
Next week we have the wonderful Victorian play A Woman of No Importance by Oscar Wilde.
To celebrate we thought we would take a look at some of the ridiculous rules set out in the Moral Encyclopaedia and A Handbook of Etiquette for Ladies that you would be expected to follow if you wished to be considered a ‘proper’ lady!
Panto season truly feels like its on its way once our cast photoshoot is done and dusted! Colourful costumes are stitched, make-up is applied and our photographer sets up his equipment as our fantastic cast step into their characters for the very first time.
It is 40 years since award-winning playwright Willy Russell wrote Educating Rita - it remains one of his best loved works, regularly performance around the world. For Russell, it's a time for reflection on the success of his play.
We are delighted to announce that we have been awarded a grant of £100,000 from National Lottery Heritage Fund to support the cataloguing of our archive. The project, titled 'Behind the Scenes: Saving and Sharing the Heritage of Cambridge Arts Theatre', aims to unite and safeguard over 80 years of our history.
My name is Emily Bowen, and I’m a 16 year old student from Cambridge who has now completed a week’s work experience at Cambridge Arts Theatre. For me, the attraction was in discovering how a regional theatre works – particularly backstage working with the lights and sound! I can now honestly say I have a better insight of how the industry works, from programming the shows to when they are performed on the stage. Here’s a quick look at what I’ve been up to this week:
In 1977 The Morecambe & Wise TV Christmas Special attracted over 28 million viewers. Over half the population of Britain at the time. An enviable record that’s not been touched and unlikely to be repeated ever again.
It's time for the second in our A Day in the Life of... blog series, and we've jumped from the Box Office counter to our Maynard Bar as we chat with our Deputy Theatre Manager Isabel Tucker Brown.
Our Front of House department are responsible for our customers having the best possible experience when they visit the theatre to watch a show. From your pre-show cocktail, interval ice-cream to simply taking your seat in the auditorium, our hardworking FOH team are responsible for each performance running smoothly and everyone in the building.