The Week Ahead: Peter Grimes, Quinoa and CUTAZZ

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Peter Grimes – Week 5 ADC Mainshow

19:45, Tue 16th – Sat 20th

The production is set in Walberswick in 1912, featuring a young boy that has drowned at sea. According to the village, Peter Grimes is culpable. Rumour spreads quickly on the wind and gossip rules the waves. A storm is coming for Peter Grimes. CUADC presents this “atmospheric and haunting exploration of community, solitude and fate”, which may be one you want to see.

£12/£9 (Tue £10/£7)


Great Expectations

New Cellars, Pembroke College, Cambridge

19:00, Tue 16th – Sat 20th 

A retelling of the classic novel, Pip’s journey is portrayed from a blacksmith’s workshop to the houses of the wealthy London elite. 


“We need never be ashamed of our tears”

QUINOA II: No Pain No Grain

21:30, Thurs 18th – Sat 20th

This comedy sketch portrays weeks of training on a strict diet of middle-class grains and middle-range banter. Join these six comedians as they try and whip you into comedic shape


Debate and discussion

The Union

19:00, Wed 17th Feb

Will Gompertz

Will Gompertz is the BBC’s Arts Editor and former director of Tate Media. He is a well-known writer for The Guardian and The Times, and the author of ‘What Are You Looking At? 150 Years of Modern Art in the Blink of an Eye’. Will is the creator of ‘Tate Etc’, the UK’s highest circulation art magazine, and has produced arts programmes for both Channel 4 and ITV.


Kinesis- CUTAZZ Dance Show

19:30, Fri 19th – Sat 20th Feb

The CUTAZZ annual showcase is a fun and exciting show for all, displaying innovative choreography and movement through a variety of dance styles, including contemporary, tap, street and jazz.

£11/ £6 (concessions)


GASLAND Documentary Screening

19:15, Thurs 18th

Gordon Cameron Lecture Theatre, Fitzwilliam College

The Fitz ethical affairs team has organised the screening of the Academy Award-nominated documentary by Josh Fox on the dangers of fracking, claimed to be “one of the most effective and expressive environmental films of recent years” (Robert Koehler for Variety).

The film played a key role in the anti-fracking movement, a hugely contentious topic.