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!
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!
If there's one sure-fire way to get the Arts Theatre team well and truly geared up for the festive season... it's the annual pantomime photo shoot!
Last week we invited a few of the brilliant Jack and the Beanstalk cast to the theatre, stitched them into (very sparkly) costumes and our photographer, Tony Meehan, snapped away.
Next week sees the stage adaptation of Khaled Hosseini's internationally bestselling novel The Kite Runner hitting our stage. A haunting tale of friendship which spans cultures and continents, The Kite Runner follows one man's journey to confront his past and find redemption.
★★★★★ 'The Kite Runner is a truly contemporary cultural phenomenon' THE SUNDAY EXPRESS
Our brand new autumn season is here, and public booking is now open! It's brimming with some brilliant productions for all to enjoy, so to celebrate, we thought we'd show you a few of our favourites...
THE REAL THING (6-16 Sept)
1-7 June marks National Volunteers' Week, an annual event celebrating the difference volunteers make across the country, and to say thank you for their commitment, we wanted to dedicate a blog post just to them!
This month sees the return of the celebrated author Peter James with a thrilling new stage adaptation of his best-selling novel, Not Dead Enough, starring Laura Whitmore, Bill Ward and Stephen Billington.
Here's what Peter James had to say about his books, writing spine-chilling thrillers and seeing his words brought alive on stage...
Firstly, how would you sum up the plot of Not Dead Enough, without giving too much away!