What’s On: Week 2

If our Michaelmas Round-Up just wasn’t enough, we’ve got weekly instalments here to quench your Culture thirst. Here are our picks for the week:


Jerusalem – Tuesday – Saturday, 7.45pm – ADC – £10/8 (book here)

An ambitious production if ever there was one, and indeed it’s taken three Co-Directors to tackle it. Surely the theatrical legend that was 2009’s Mark Rylance production cannot be bettered? Matt Lee, Isolde Penwarden and Henry St Leger-Davey are here to prove us wrong.

The Other Line – Tuesday, 11pm – ADC – £6/5 (book here)

Hellie Crannie and Ellen Robertson, two Cambridge students who’ve teamed up to create Yellow Cup Theatre – an all female theatre company – stage a rehearsed reading of a first act of their new play.


Air & Fire: Readings from Marlowe in Master’s Lodges – Sunday, 8.30pm – Corpus Christi Master’s Lodge – free

Something that sounds too quaint to be true but could potentially be utterly brilliant. Cambridge’s Marlowe Society bring you a series of readings of Marlowe’s poetry that will tour John’s and Pembroke. (more info here)


ArcSoc Film: Koolhaas Houselife – Friday, 8pm – Department of Architecture – Free

The coolest soc in Cambridge opens its doors to the mainstream with, surprise surprise, a film about architecture. Described as ‘the most notorious film about architecture’ “The film lets the viewer enter into the house’s daily intimacy through the stories and daily chores of Guadalupe Acedo, the housekeeper, and the other people who look after the building.” More info on their Facebook event page.

NT Encore: Hamlet – Tuesday, 7pm – Arts Picturehouse -£14 (book here)

For all those who missed this star-studded, critically-lauded production in 2010, the NT brings Rory Kinnear (whose insanely good performance in Southcliffe Culture is still reeling from) to a screen near you.


The Boomtown Rats – Wednesday, 7.30pm – Corn Exchange – £24 (book here)

Bob Geldof returns from his long detour into being a philanthropist to his day job, i.e. fronting the 80s Irish New Wave band The Boomtown Rats, who are miraculously back on tour!