What’s On May Week: Theatre Special
Need a bit of a break from May Week parties? Get yourself some culture. It’s all in our Theatre Special.
Friday 14th June
Much Ado About Nothing
Magdalene Fellows’ Garden
A sun-blushed festival comedy with some dark shadows – the perfect start to your May Week.
Tuesday 18th June
As You Like It
Ann’s Court Cloister, Selwyn College Gardens
Two brothers fighting over their inheritance. Two cousins banished from court, intent on making mischief in disguise. In the Forest of Arden, appearances are deceptive, and four pairs of lovers must negotiate this world of role-play if they are to find their end of ‘true delights’.
Tourists’ Influence on the Incline of the Leaning Tower of Pisa
For its debut on the British stage, this play promises to be a heart-warming and hilarious story with one simple message: true love conquers all, up to and including wolfmen in flip-flops. You’ll have to see it to understand what that could mean.
7pm, Tue 18th-Sat 22nd Jun
In this Tony Award winning play, we will see Corpus transformed into an artist’s studio and explore the psyche of Mark Rothko, one of the twentieth century’s most controversial painters.
Wednesday 19th June
11pm, Wed 19th-Sat 22nd Jun
This adaptation of Dahl’s book, both dark and comical, brings a magical spectacle to the ADC stage. Through the use of UV blacklights, Dahl’s chaotic story is reimagined with vivid animation, mind-boggling illusion, and ear-feastingly good music by Jeff Carpenter. What more could you want?
Trouble in Tahiti
Trinity College Chapel
This opera goes into the dark heart of 1950’s America, following a day in the life of Sam and Dinah, a married couple with issues to face. It challenges our social perceptions while offering something for everyone: whether you like Maria Callas or Michael Buble, this show promises not to disappoint.
The Taming of the Shrew
Cloister Court, Queen’s College
4pm, Wed 19th-Fri 21st Jun,
With lust bubbling beneath the surface and incessant flirting, this raucous show sees two rebellious misfits fall deeply and madly in love. Set in the beautiful outdoor setting of Cloister Court, Queens’, this show promises to be the perfect antidote for exam stresses.
We’re Just Ordinary People
Caius Court, Gonville and Caius College
4.30pm, Wed 19th-Thu 20th Jun
In the historic setting of Caius Court, the audience follow a day in the life of a teenage boy – meeting the ‘ordinary people’ he encounters along the way. A completely original production, this show will bring laughter, tears, dreams and poetry to May Week.
Smashed Shakespeare: Hammered Hamlet
Red Buildings Lawn, Pembroke College
6.30pm, Thu 20th-Sat 22nd Jun
“Hamlet’s fucked on Strongbow, Claudius is passed out in the bushes, and Ophelia’s just had her stomach pumped. The edgy bitch.” Why not?
Clare College Gardens
Thu 20th-Fri 21st Jun
As dusk falls in Clare Gardens, a swirling euphony of comedy, confusion, music and beauty finds its way out of the bushes. Balanced between merry chaos and the shadows of sadness behind it, “why, this is very mid-summer madness”.
Thursday 20th June
The Gondoliers on Gondolas
St John’s College Waterfront
Tickets £9/£5 for students and children
With romance, political satire, roses white and roses red, ‘The Gondoliers’ performed ON GONDOLAS on the river Cam will be a May Week show to remember. Certainly worth a look for something a little different.
Saturday 22nd June
A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Sidney Sussex College Gardens
Combining the traditions of Shakespeare with some of the more ridiculous elements of student life, plus the four lovers as you’ve never quite seen them before, Sidney Sussex Arts Festival 2013 presents a spectacular new production of one of Shakespeare’s best-loved classics.