Behind the Scenes
Wednesday 14 July 2021

Copenhagen cast visit Farm Hall, Godmanchester


This week, we have welcomed Copenhagen to our stage! Michael Frayn’s brilliant historical retelling centres on the stories of acclaimed physicists, Werner Heisenberg and Niels Bohr and their clandestine meeting in Copenhagen in 1941. Both men were renowned for their superb minds, and for the part they played on either side of the Second World War. On top of this, we also discovered that Heisenberg has links to Cambridgeshire, as he was kept in a safe house in Godmanchester in 1945.

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Tuesday 12 November 2019

Cinderella Behind the Scenes: Script Read-Through


A sure staple in Cambridge Arts Theatre's calendar is our Pantomime Script Read-Through... Every year, to mark the start of rehearsals, the cast, company and theatre staff gather to meet each other and read through the script for the very first time. It's always a fabulous way to get to know the team and to celebrate the start of our magical pantomime. The cast now begin two weeks of intensive rehearsals before Tech Week and the first performance on Thursday 28 November, watch this space! 

© Martin Bond photography

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Monday 7 October 2019

The Cambridge Greek Play 2019: Behind the scenes


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.

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Wednesday 28 November 2018

Aladdin Behind the Scenes: The Technical Get-In!


Monday marked the start of the Technical get-in for our Christmas pantomime Aladdin, where our fantastic Tech team work around the clock to fix dozens of lights, build numerous sets and prep the stage ready for 64 panto performances! Once the stage is ready, our cast, in-house band and Panto Babes come flooding in, and that's when our spectacular Christmas panto really comes to life. 

We thought you'd like a sneak peek of how our auditorium looks mid-way through this busy week in the Arts Theatre calendar...  

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