Little Show Peep: Week 1

Little Show Peep urges ewe to flock to Week 1 theatre: ewe should start as ewe mean to go on.


It’s really getting going, sheep. We’ve got Shakespeare, we’ve got Jonson, we’ve got Enda Walsh – this week’s theatre spans 500 years. Don’t risk getting separated from the flock: if one of your number wants to go to something, the rest must follow.

UM – Monday 8th October

Ben Pope’s Smoker performances have been well reviewed by The Tab. Emboldened, he’s putting on his first solo stand-up show. But solo stand up and Smokers are different kettles of fish. Will Ben cope alone on the stage?  He’s uncertain. But that’s because his whole set is about uncertainty. Intrigued?

Corpus Playroom, 9.30pm, £5/6

WOLFSON HOWLER – Monday 8th October

Don’t be put off by the wolf pun, sheep – this is an evening of comedy. There will be no wolves present. The Howler consists of one professional headliner – Fringe Best Newcomer Daniel Simonsen, this week – and a showcase of student comics. Wolfson bar is very small, so get there early if you want a seat.

Wolfson College Bar, 8pm, £5



A night of cabaret, courtesy of Cambridge University Musical Theatre – or ‘CUMTS’, as they call themselves. (Cambridge loves an acronym.) It promises a live band, Cambridge’s best performers, and plenty bar access. So if you like musical theatre, pop along.

ADC, 8pm, £6/7


MACBETH – Tuesday 9th- Saturday 13th October

The poster foretells creepiness. This is set in Edwardian Britain, in a haunted country house. You can hear clocks ticking and rocking horses rocking. It might not sound like Macbeth, but it is – the Pembroke Players are definitely up to something innovative here.Macbeth: that fantastic play about fairness and foulness. I’m excited.

Corpus Playroom, 7pm, £5/6 


BARTHOLOMEW FAIR – Tue 9th – Sat 13th October 2012

Follow John Littlewit and his fellow lords of misrule as they run amok around seventeenth century London. This is a comedy by Ben Jonson, directed by the President of the Footlights, brought to you by the Marlowe society, set at a fair. What larks await.

ADC, 7.45pm, £6/10


FACES – Tue 9th – Sat 13th October

It’s time to come face to face with the first sketch show of the year. There are some familiar faces among Face’s eight-man cast, but it’s the first time this particular bunch have hit the comedy scene. It promises to be ‘ludicrous, eccentric and astonishingly funny.’ Hopefully no one will be able to keep a straight face.

Corpus Playroom, 9.30pm, £5


DISCO PIGS – Wed 10th – Sat 13th October

Pig and Runt, – not their real names – are a couple of sixteen-year-old criminals larkin’ about Pork – not its real name – City. This play is said to have ‘erupted’, rather than debuted, when first appeared at the Fringe in 1997. It’s romantic, it’s Irish, and it’s got its own dialect. Flock to it.

ADC, 11pm, Wed £5/£4, Thu-Sat £6/£5