Ben Blyth

New Life Breathed Into Corpus

The Corpus Playroom, Cambridge’s most popular small theatre venue, will receive a £100k revamp and switch management over the summer vacation.


Sports Editor JONNY SINGER gives a post-match report on the first five-star show of the term.

Tempest on Tour

After two weeks, Theatre Editor KIERAN CORCORAN sees The Movement’s production mid-tour. Bigger stage, bigger style, bigger success.

The Tempest

MATILDA WNEK is frustrated by the storytelling strategy of a production that is less than the sum of its parts.

The Good Soul Of Szechwan

PHOEBE LUCKHURST overcomes her ADHD to appreciate a big, stylish dollop of Brecht.

The Garden Party

JESSICA PATTERSON is happy to see Themes replaced with ideas: “slick, clever and, perhaps most importantly, not what Cambridge is used to”

The Revenger’s Tragedy

MATILDA BATHURST on vigour, tenderness and infection.

Cherry & Blossom: A Night at the Movies

Kenneth Tynan said “The Western critic… still finds it very hard to go into print and say: ‘I recommend you to go and see this because it gave me an erection.'” BEN BLYTH has reviewed Cherry & Blossom.

The Alchemist

BEN BLYTH finds a production that betters the play, and tells Cambridge theatre to up its game. Ian McKellen does not comment.

Summer Blogs: Faustus to The Fringe

The cast and crew of Doctor Faustus prepare for their make or break week in Edinburgh, in the second of our Summer Blogs.

Review: The Relapse

BEN BLYTH recommends the brand new Howard Theatre’s first play.

Review: Smoker

BEN BLYTH feels reviewing a mediocre sell-out Smoker is a futile undertaking.

Review: Dr Faustus

PHOEBE LUCKHURST is entranced by this new incarnation of Marlowe’s ‘Dr Faustus’; includes must-see first night photos of this must-see play.

Lottie Unwin: Drama Queen

Our resident Drama Queen’s guide to what’s on in Week 1