The Week Ahead: A Streetcar Named Desire, Mark Hamill and Turf @ Junction
From Luke Skywalker to Lare+Lola, we bring you all the must-attend events for this week
Wolfson Party Room, Trinity
Under Milk Wood
Monday 22 February – Thursday 25 February, 8pm
Originally a radio play by Dylan Tho, Under Milk Wood has been adapted to create an impactful, high octane journey. Each character is a caricature, spanning innocent to lustful, and each with their own story. A day passes in a parochial Welsh town; the characters appear and disappear in a whirlwind of movement.
Tickets: £4 OTD
A Streetcar Named Desire
Tue Feb 23 – Sat Feb 27, 7pm
This intimate new production claims to stage New Orleans French Quarter into Blanche DuBois’ fragile and haunted mind. You may be familiar with Williams’ masterpiece, you may not. If you’re into drama, hysteria and heartbreaking reality this might be for you.
Tickets: £8/£6 (Tue £7/£5)
Jesus Christ Superstar
Wednesday 24th – Saturday 27th Feb, 7:30pm
Brickhouse Theatre Company’s puts on Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Jesus Christ Superstar, an absolute classic. Set in a modern context, this vibrant rock opera returns to Cambridge after a decade.
Tickets: £8/6 available online via the ADC or OTD
Varsity Dance Competition
Friday 27 February, 2pm, The Old Fire Station
Enter a world of leaps, lifts, spotlights and high drama as dance troupes from both Oxford and Cambridge take to the floor in their first Varsity competition. This promises a programme of varied dances.
Tickets: £7/£5 (concessions)
Debate and Discussion
SPEAKER: Evan Davis,
Wednesday 24th February 7:00pm
Evan Davis is an economist, journalist and presenter well-known for presenting the BBC2 business reality show Dragons’ Den, the current affairs programme Newsnight and the business discussion programme The Bottom Line. Formerly, Evan was the Economics Editor of the BBC for six and a half years before becoming a presenter on the BBC Radio 4 Today programme.
DEBATE: “This House Believes the Sexualisation of the Music Industry is Bad for Society“
Thursday 25th February, 7:30pm
The Union asks whether the increasingly sexualised imagery and lyrics in music are having a damaging effect on society. Are we normalising potentially damaging language and views or is this the next step in autonomy over one’s body and voice? The Union will explore whether the industry is a symptom of society’s problems or a cause.
SPEAKER: Mark Hamill
Saturday 27th February 5:00pm
Mark Hamill is an actor, writer and producer. Most famous for his film debut as Luke Skywalker in the original Star Wars trilogy, he recently reprised this role in Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Hamill is also well-known for voice acting, particularly for his critically acclaimed performances as The Joker, for which he won a BAFTA Games Award. Hamill is a co-writer of The Black Pearl comic book miniseries.
In The Evening
Thursday 25th February, Kuda
“SWEET BREAMS ARE MADE OF FISH”
Aquatic artists and/or song puns on the wall please, the best will be lavishly rewarded.
If you can’t wait until VARSITY SURF to descend en masse on a beach resort in the South of France, join us by descending the secret staircase of hoon (shhhh) for the official VARSITY SURF launch!
They’ll be kickstarting those summer vibes months before they’re due, with music from Cambridge’s finest student (professional) DJs such as Codeko, Frazer Robinson and Lare+Lola
Turf & Clear Blue Sky w/ Cambridge’s Finest Pt. 2
Saturday 27th February, Junction
Turf are back at the Junction with two rooms, two big sound systems and all of Cambridge’s heavyweight selectors! “Last time sold out in advance – capacity strictly limited. See y’all on the d-floor. Turf x”. Enjoy.
We hope, as the term slowly draws to a close, that you use this as a bible to maximise the enjoyment that can be gained from this fine city.
It might be like getting blood from a stone, but we hope we helped. At least a bit.