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Gilbert and Sullivan Society posted: Hull G+S are interested in getting university societies to go watch each other to build good relations between all of our societies. If you are interested, then the performances are listed below: UNIVERSITY OF ABERDEEN Princess Ida BANGOR UNIVERSITY, North Wales Yet to decide show for this year. Will keep in contact. UNIVERSITY OF BIRMINGHAM Will be performing The Yeoman of the Guard on the 29th, 30th and 31st of January, 19:30 in Deb Hall, University of Birmingham Campus. UNIVERSITY OF EXETER Will be performing HMS Pinafore on the 11th, 12th, 13th March 19:30 in the Exeter Northcott Theatre. Will be performing a Matinee of HMS Pinafore on the 14th March. 14:30 in the Exeter Northcott Theatre. UNIVERSITY OF HULL Will be performing Ruddigore on the 26th, 27th, 19:30 in Staff House, Hull University Campus. Will be performing a Matinee of Ruddigore, 28th August 14:30 in Staff House, Hull University Campus. *For the adventurous, Hull and York would love to see students come over to Hull on the Saturday for the Matinee and then perhaps see York’s Princess Ida in the evening. KINGS COLLEGE, LONDON Will be performing The Mikado on the 11th, 12th and 13th March in the Greenwood Theatre in London Bridge at 19:00. They will offer group discounts and offer to help people staying in London so they can socialise with the society. The KCL Alumni G+S will be performing Princess Ida in early February (Date TBC) MANCHESTER UNIVERSITY Will be performing Patience on the 18th, 19th, 20th February at Manchester Grammar School, Old Hall Lane, Fallowfield at 19:30. Will be performing a matinee of Patience on the 21st February at Manchester Grammar School, Old Hall Lane, Fallowfield at 14:30. NEWCASTLE UNIVERSITY Will be performing The Yeoman of the Guard on the 19th, 20th and 21st February at the Miller Theatre, Royal Grammar School, Jesmond, Newcastle at 19:30. Summer show: TBC. NOTTINGHAM UNIVERSITY Will be performing “The Pirates of Penzance” in March. Dates TBC. OXFORD UNIVERSITY No reply yet ST ANDREWS UNIVERSITY HMS Pinafore UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHAMPTON Will be performing Iolanthe on the 18th, 19th, 20th February at 19:30 at the Annex Theatre, University of Southampton Campus. Will be performing a Saturday Matinee on the 21st February at 14:30 at the Annex Theatre, University of Southamption Campus. YORK UNIVERSITY Will be performing Princess Ida on the 26th, 27th, 28th February (maybe 1st March) at TBC on York University Campus.

23rd November 2014 7:39pm


Cambridge Shortlegs posted: This year's series of Doctor Who came to a fabulous end earlier this month, and if you are missing Peter Capaldi's brilliance, tune into "Cambridge Shortlegs Presents..." 'Whovian-inspired' sixth episode in just one hour's time! You can listen to this week's entry, "Chadwick and Friends" by Max Maher, by clicking on the link below. Thanks to everyone for your continuing support and interest! 'Time-travelling quantum physicist Chadwick travels the universe with his four child companions, fighting the forces of evil – until one of them gets time-cancer, and has to be left to die in 1880's London. Six years on, Chadwick returns to Earth, but when the ghosts of the past start to emerge, the Earth is threatened by something more terrible than even Chadwick could ever have imagined.' http://www.camfm.co.uk/shows/cambridge-shortlegs-presents/ http://cambridgeshortlegs.weebly.com/chadwick-and-friends.html

23rd November 2014 4:00pm


Cambridge University Musical Theatre Society posted: ADDITIONAL 'WITCHES OF EASTWICK' AUDITIONS! There will be more auditions for this fantastic Musical, running in week 3 next term, tomorrow (Monday) from 10am - 3pm in the ADC Bar. Sign up for a slot here: https://docs.google.com/a/cumts.co.uk/spreadsheets/d/1eDlpIJLdnxyXIW9VthaVhMh8yUdl0SUbFRAFVnTtdfk/edit?pli=1#gid=0

23rd November 2014 3:09pm


The Mighty Players posted: Don't forget about the return of Tickle the Bishop, TONIGHT, Selwyn Bar, 7.30pm. Comedy! Laughter! Jokes! https://www.facebook.com/events/803086379758554/?ref=ts&;fref=ts

23rd November 2014 2:18pm


Cambridge University Opera Society posted: This week sees our final CUOS performance of term on Wednesday. Join us in Jesus Chapel at 8pm for Handel's Semele - it's set to be a fantastic evening so don't miss out!

23rd November 2014 1:03pm


Cambridge University Musical Theatre Society posted: "I'd rather be nine people's favourite thing than a hundred people's ninth favourite thing..." Just a snippet of the wise and wonderful words from the superb [title of show], going up at the Corpus Playroom next week! Don't miss out on this playful, cheeky, hysterical, meta-theatrical musical. (Who knew 'Censored Scenes from King Kong' was a legit musical?!) https://www.facebook.com/events/1508257689453822/?ref_newsfeed_story_type=regular

22nd November 2014 5:35pm


Gilbert and Sullivan Society posted: 'THE SORCERER' AT THE MINACK 2015 We are excited to announce that we will perform ‘The Sorcerer’ at the Minack from 14th-19th September 2015. MORE ABOUT ‘THE SORCERER’ Starry-eyed young lovers Alexis and Aline wish everyone in their village could be as happily besotted as they are. In a moment of inspiration, they decide to hire John Wellington Wells, a distinguished representative of a highly respectable London firm of sorcerers, to brew a love-potion for their fellow citizens. It remains only to slip the potion into the tea at the wedding feast, and well, it's G&S, you know the rest. Strange infatuations, social satire, and yes, hilarity all ensue. An uproariously funny but subtly dark operetta, The Sorcerer was Gilbert & Sullivan's first great success. Join CUG&S as we conjure comedy and drama. ‘THE GRAND DUKE' AT THE GILBERT AND SULLIVAN INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL 2015 Cambridge University Gilbert and Sullivan Society are also pleased to announce that we will be performing ‘The Grand Duke’ at the Gilbert and Sullivan International Festival in Harrogate on 11th August 2015. MORE ABOUT 'THE GRAND DUKE' The curtain rises on the market square of Speisesaal where Ernest Dummkopf's acting troupe is rehearsing for a production of the Greek tragedy Troilus and Cressida. Beneath the theatrical veneer, a conspiracy is afoot among the thespians to overthrow Rudolph, the Grand Duke. However, this in inadvertently betrayed… With conspiracy, intrigue and a statutory duel ‘The Grand Duke’ is sure to be an exciting show. APPLICATIONS NOW OPEN Applications for directors, musical directors and producers for these two exciting shows are now open! If you wish to apply, then please send your application by midnight on Wednesday 3rd December to the society secretary, Zowie Sweetland, at zs280@cam.ac.uk

22nd November 2014 12:00am


Gilbert and Sullivan Society posted: If you want to know who we are... Come along to Robinson College Auditorium to find out - tonight until Saturday!

21st November 2014 5:00pm


Gilbert and Sullivan Society posted: 'The Mikado' tickets still available! Come and see this amazing show! Set in the topsy-turvy Japanese town of Titipu, 'The Mikado' combines biting social commentary with dark gallows humour to tell the story of Nanki-Poo, the son of the Mikado who disguises himself as a wandering minstrel in order to escape the romantic attentions of the elderly Katisha. In his travels he encounters and falls in love with the lovely Yum-Yum, one of three little maids who are the wards of Ko-Ko, the town executioner. Ko-Ko is engaged to Yum-Yum himself, but is distracted from his wedding plans by the royal decree that he must execute someone within a month... and Nanki-Poo seems like a good candidate. 'The Mikado' is presented by Brickhouse Theatre Company in association with the Cambridge University Gilbert and Sullivan Society. Tickets can be purchased from ADC Ticketing at https://www.adcticketing.com/whats-on/opera/the-mikado.aspx or by calling 01223 300085 .

21st November 2014 4:56pm


Gilbert and Sullivan Society posted: 'The Mikado' review Story: Will Spencer Twitter: TCSNewspaper November 20, 2014 Written by W.S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan and first performed in March 1885, The Mikado is a comic opera-cum-satire set in the fictional Japanese town of Titipu. It tells the tale of a Japanese minstrel, Nanki-Poo, whose love for maiden Yum-Yum appears doomed by the latter’s betrothal to Ko-Ko, the town’s ‘Lord High Executioner’. What is most immediately striking about this production, directed by Richard Mifsud, is the absence, for the most part, of Japanese costume or set. This decision is a brave and initially confusing one. Gilbert and Sullivan may have cared little about accurately representing Japanese culture (hence the laughable character names), but the Japanese setting is a crucial one, as it enabled them to lampoon the hypocrisy and conservatism of British institutions by disguising them as an exotic other. As ten or so men in sloppy shirt-and-tie ensembles bumble across the stage in the opening scene, the jury is out. However, the quality of the singing and acting thereafter lifts the show following this inauspicious start. With his cartoonish, Steve Carell-esque features and baggy tweed trousers, David Vyvyan mixes the touching and the ridiculous to good effect as Nanki-Poo. But it is Natalie Reeve’s appearance as Yum-Yum which really breathes life into the production. Her perennially dramatic expressions, delightfully high operatic voice and general liveliness made the charms of her character evident, wooing the audience as much as the male protagonists. As Pooh-Bah, the ‘Lord High Everything Else’ whose simultaneous holding of multiple offices of state provide most of the satirical moments, Stephen McCarthy’s comic capabilities also shine through. Connor Mui is less convincing as Ko-Ko, though his slightly blundering performance suits the silliness of his character. Best of all, perhaps, is Seth Kruger as the Mikado of Japan. He never wavers as his pompous stateliness and bellowing laughter see the production through to its satisfying conclusion. The occasional adventurous moves do not always pay off, although one such childish escapade involving fluffy toy animals is hilarious. Though the absence of a stage set is a surprise, but the emphasis it places on performance is welcome. The downsized orchestra also contributes to the relative intimacy that results. A foray into Japanese costume might have elevated this production to greatness, but the strength of the cast ensures its success nonetheless. 8/10

21st November 2014 4:55pm


ADC Theatre posted: #YouCantTakeItWithYou closes tomorrow night, don’t miss out! Book here: http://t.co/iok6UL1se7

21st November 2014 3:12pm


ADC Theatre posted: @LiftsGoingDown it finishes just before 9pm. Hope you enjoy it!

21st November 2014 2:13pm


Gilbert and Sullivan Society posted: TWO LOTS OF EXCITING NEWS!...But you have to check our facebook page at midnight TONIGHT to find out... ;)

21st November 2014 12:19pm


Gilbert and Sullivan Society posted: Cambridge University Gilbert and Sullivan Society have two very exciting announcements! To find out more, check our facebook page... all will be revealed at midnight tonight...

21st November 2014 12:13pm


Cambridge University Amateur Dramatic Club posted: Varsity - 4.5 stars - 'Road is a play that has to be seen to be believed'

20th November 2014 6:41pm


Downing Dramatic Society posted: THIS WEEK IS DOWNING'S FRESHERS' PLAY! Come scout out the fresh talent and enjoy a fantastic production of 'Accrington Pals' in the Howard Theatre tomorrow. Performances on... Thursday - 7.30pm Friday - 7.30pm Saturday - 8pm Tickets available here http://www.adcticketing.com/whats-on/drama/the-accrington-pals-(1).aspx

19th November 2014 8:01pm


Cambridge University Amateur Dramatic Club posted: TCS - You Can't Take it With You is 'as amusing as it is intelligent, and it’s exciting to think that the individuals involved are only just beginning' - Make sure you book your tickets now for this week's CUADC mainshow at the ADC Theatre

19th November 2014 7:20pm


The Mighty Players posted: Make sure you book tickets for this exciting production of Ionesco's The Bald Prima Donna, presented by The Mighty Players. Tickets are selling fast - visit the ADC website to get them while they are available!!

19th November 2014 7:13pm


ADC Theatre posted: ADC Management through the ages meet up at the #SpektrixConf @richbates @james_baggaley @ChrisA @MitchellCClarke etc http://t.co/e6vDASeaCs

19th November 2014 7:12pm


Gilbert and Sullivan Society posted: 'The Mikado' opens tonight! Set in the topsy-turvy Japanese town of Titipu, 'The Mikado' combines biting social commentary with dark gallows humour to tell the story of Nanki-Poo, the son of the Mikado who disguises himself as a wandering minstrel in order to escape the romantic attentions of the elderly Katisha. In his travels he encounters and falls in love with the lovely Yum-Yum, one of three little maids who are the wards of Ko-Ko, the town executioner. Ko-Ko is engaged to Yum-Yum himself, but is distracted from his wedding plans by the royal decree that he must execute someone within a month... and Nanki-Poo seems like a good candidate. 'The Mikado' is presented by Brickhouse Theatre Company in association with the Cambridge University Gilbert and Sullivan Society. Tickets can be purchased from ADC Ticketing at https://www.adcticketing.com/whats-on/opera/the-mikado.aspx or by calling 01223 300085 .

19th November 2014 7:03pm