As Marlowe would have wished it
Thank god we have Lysistrata to make up for Antigone
‘You can often find me being too tactile in the ADC Bar.’
HANNAH MIRSKY was impressed by the acting, but the production wasn’t up to scratch.
PATRICK BROOKS is left utterly torn by an inconsistent double bill.
AMI JONES thinks this film-noir style Shakespeare is funny, punchy, but occasionally unsettling.
AMI JONES has watched a play, past the wit of critic to say what play it was.
Cue JEFF CARPENTER’s review to boo, sudbue then eschew Avenue Q so you don’t have to.
THE THEATRE GUIDE DOG knows what you’re up to. But he’ll play along, for now. Loyal, right?
Theatre Editor KIERAN CORCORAN is captivated by the Irish National Theatre’s masterful medley of monologues.
Central point Peas Hill has been named as the 6th worst street for crime in England and Wales, but Inspector Paul Ormerod is not convinced.
MATILDA WNEK revels in the revels of a production which reveals what’s been there all along. Awwww.
KIERAN CORCORAN talks to expert director CARL HEAP, who is directing The Marlowe Society’s production of ‘Much Ado About Nothing’. And has a bit of an obsession with oranges.
MATILDA WNEK: ‘Student theatre’ is dogged with associations of pretension, vacuity, talentless posing and dull or overambitious interpretations of classic texts, much more fiercely than unprofessional versions of other art forms.
SUZANNE BURLTON: ‘This is not a play. It is, rather, an ill-conceived lecture.’
MADELINE DE-BERRIE: ‘Ultimately, the performance held the audience’s attention from beginning to end – as it would yours.’
JOE CONWAY: ‘The characters played out their desires and deceptions in a dramatic form that approaches perfection and a score by Mozart that goes beyond it.’
Our resident Drama Queen’s run through of what is on in Week Four. While students are busy working hard, Cambridge professionals are dominating the boards.
RACHEL CUNLIFFE this is a play that ‘The History Boys is, without a doubt, a play that every Cambridge student should see at least once in their life.’
LOTTIE UNWIN thinks with 73 shows under his belt, Alan Ayckbourn shows the Cambridge theatre scene how it’s done.