Samantha Benson

Samantha Benson
Cambridge University


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REVIEW: Girls Like That

“The problem with girls like that is they give all girls a bad name.” Well not these girls. These girls absolutely smashed it.

Toucan play at that game: getting into comedy in Cambridge

The boys from Toucan talk getting into comedy, the Fringe and their show

Really serious advice for how to survive your first Cambridge audition

Want to make it in the Cambridge theatre scene? Check out our advice on surviving auditions.

If musical theatre characters were alcoholic drinks

Love theatre? Love alcohol? You’ll love this.

TTA POLL: Best Set Designer

Vote now

TTA Poll: Best Vocalist

Review: Love Handles – Footlights’ Tour Show

MARK DANCIGER is impressed with the consistency of the Cambridge Footlights but sees more potential as the tour continues.

TTA POLL: Newcomer

They’re brand spanking new

TTA POLL: Supporting Actresses


TTA POLL: Supporting Actor

Which Supporting Actor will you decide?

Review: The Dunwich Horror

RACHEL TOOKEY is impressed with the effective and clever use of soundscapes in this strong production.

Preview: Coalition

JOEL COLLICK reflects on the election results and the satire and depth of HATS new show ‘The Coalition’

TTA POLL: Comedy (Part 2)

TTA POLL: Comedy (Part 1)

Get voting on the first installment of the ‘comedy’ nominations.

Review: The Secret Garden

MOLLY O’CONNOR is impressed with the young performers and beautiful score in this musical adaption of a childhood classic.


It’s up to you to choose-ical

Review: Beauty Queen of Leenane

MOLLY O’CONNOR enjoyed the show with its impressive live musicians but feels a little more drama is needed.

Review: HATCH

JOSSIE EVANS escapes revision for an evening and finds it really rather pleasant.

The mysterious world of Camdram explained

Camdram; one of those Cambridge terms we never really did understand. Here, MOLLY O’CONNOR explains all.

Review: Wasted

JOSSIE EVANS is impressed with the slickness and strength of performances in Wasted.

Review: BARE

As a production, BARE is almost perfect. Tonight’s performance was less so, but we both recognise its potential.

Preview: BARE

BARE is set to have you dancing and crying with a strong musical score and talented cast

10 reasons I could be an MP too

Can’t do PPE? Cambridge turns us into political animals anyway

Review: The Francis Bacon Opera

ISA BONACHERA enjoyed this beautiful performance of an unconventional opera.

Review: Best of Show Choir

FREYA HARRIS is pleasantly surprised by the cheesy tunes of the CU Show Choir


Mark Danciger is more than impressed with this traditional and polished performance of Henry IV.

Review: What the Dickens!

ISA BONACHERA is positive that What the Dickens will take the Edinburgh Fringe by storm.

Review: CUPO Presents Disney in Trinity 3; Be Our Guest

Will Popplewell put CUPO’s ‘service to the test’ and was completely blown away. He really cannot ‘let it go’.

Auditions: Cambridge vs the World

Megan and Rebecca give us their experience of auditioning for drama school coming from Cambridge.


Decent acting, script could be better

The Tab revolutionises theatre reviewing once again

I would give it a “starred” first for innovation