What’s On – Week 7

Finished exams? Tab Culture has some ideas about things to do.

ADC and i and silence behind the candelabra cambridge footlights Corpus Playroom jazz and brass in the parks lisa kudrow pick me up rudeimental the iceman Union

THEATRE

1) PICK ME UP: A Sketch Show

ADC
11pm, Wed 12th-Sat 15th Jun
Tickets Wed £5/£4, Thu-Sat £6/£5
Information and tickets HERE

Former Cambridge Footlights return to the ADC stage for this revamped version of their sell-out show – expect something new and fresh to kick start end-of-exam celebrations.

 

2) And I and Silence

Corpus Playroom
7pm, Tue 11th-Sat 15th Jun
Tickets £6/£5
Information and tickets HERE

Set in a 1950s prison, And I and Silence follows the lives of two women and their fight against poverty, abuse and racial segregation. Looks set to be a hard-hitting piece, but will certainly get you thinking.

 

3) Cambridge Footlights Tour Show: Canada

7.45pm Tue 11th-Sat 22nd June, with Sat matinees 2.30pm
Tue, Wed & mats £8/£6, Thu-Sat £10/£8
Information and tickets HERE

Marking their 130th anniversary, the Footlights offer their hometown a preview of this year’s show – catch them before they commence their tour of the UK, Edinburgh and the USA. You saw them here first.

 

MUSIC

1) JAZZ AND BRASS IN THE PARKS

Cherry Hinton CD1 8DW
3pm, Sun 9th June
Information available HERE

Freddie and Friends New Orleans Jazz Men kick off a season of free Jazz and Brass bands in Cambridge’s parks with a performance in the beautiful gardens of Cherry Hinton Hall.
2) RUDIMENTAL PRESENTS: TURF GARDEN PARTY

Secret Garden Venue
11am-9pm, Wed 12th June
Information and tickets £20 available HERE

The alternative garden party for the Beats Not Bollinger crowd, the team at Rudimental promise a stellar line-up and plentiful booze and food all in a stunning garden setting. Get your May Week started a little early this year.

 

FILM

1) THE ICEMAN

Arts Picturehouse
Various Times, from Fri 7th June
£6.50 off-peak / £8 peak
More information HERE

The true story of Richard Kuklinski (played by Michael Shannon), the notorious hitman who is said to have murdered over 100 people over 40 years. All the while, his wife (Winona Ryder) and children are oblivious to the fact he is leading this double life.
2) BEHIND THE CANDELABRA

Arts Picturehouse
Various Times, from Fri 7th June
£6.50 off-peak / £8 peak
More information HERE

Steven Soderbergh may be retiring but he has one more film up his sleeve, adapting Scott Thorson’s memoir of his affair with pianist entertainer Librance. Matt Damon and Michael Douglas fill the respective roles and the film also features the last score of the late Marvin Hamlish.
3) AFTER EARTH

Vue Cinema, Grafton Centre
Various Times, from Fri 7th June
£6.75 off-peak / £7.95 peak
More information HERE

M. Night Shyamalan’s latest attempt to regain some career gravitas sees Will Smith and son (real and fictional) crash-land on a post-apocalyptic planet earth. Together, they must try to escape, before they become food for the local breed of nasties.

 

MISC.

1) LISA KUDROW

Cambridge Union Society
12pm, Mon 10th June
Free for members
Phoebe-from-Friends (I mean, she has done other things, but let’s be honest, that’s essentially what she’s loved for) comes to the Union to talk about her life and work. It’s not every day that you get to question a 90s pop icon.