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Cambridge Arts Theatre's co-production of David Haig's remarkable new play, Pressure, opens next week. We caught up with the man himself to chat about the history behind the characters and what he believes the story could offer contemporary audiences.
We're extremely excited to be co-producing the intense real-life thriller Pressure, an 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.
The critics have spoken and reviews are in for our spectacular family pantomime Jack and the Beanstalk! See what the journalists of Cambridge thought below, and just click the link if you'd like to read the full reviews...
This week is a very exciting week... Pantomime season is almost upon us and our spectacular family pantomime, Jack and the Beanstalk, opens 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.
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