Cambridge University Amateur Dramatic Club
- CUADC

Founded in 1855, the Cambridge University Amateur Dramatic Club (or CUADC) is the oldest University dramatic society in England - and the largest dramatic society in Cambridge. We're at the very heart of one of the liveliest student theatre scenes in the country. We stage an exciting and diverse range of productions every term, most of them at the ADC Theatre in Park Street, where we are the resident company. We regularly stage shows at other Cambridge venues, annually at the Edinburgh Fringe and occasionally on tour abroad.

For more information, see the CUADC website or contact the CUADC president

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Cambridge University Amateur Dramatic Club posted: Shout out to best Club Publicist ever. Good luck and goodbye Lewis Scott.

2nd April 2017 9:14pm


Cambridge University Amateur Dramatic Club posted: Our Lent Term Musical this year, HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING opens tonight! Check out some of the shots from our dress rehearsal today! Get your tickets now: http://www.adctheatre.com/howtosucceed Credits: Oscar Yang

15th March 2017 6:03pm


Cambridge University Amateur Dramatic Club posted: Discover more what's going on behind the scenes as we prepare for How To Succeed in Business Without Really Trying https://t.co/Cqyri2w2YX

14th March 2017 11:32am


Cambridge University Amateur Dramatic Club posted: "I left the @adctheatre with a smile on my face, ‘Coffee Break’ playing in my head on repeat, and plans to go back to see the real thing!"

14th March 2017 11:31am


Cambridge University Amateur Dramatic Club posted: Toby Waterworth tells us about playing the ambitious and determined Finch in @howtosucceedadc. https://t.co/8H7B7pGp6I @adctheatre

11th March 2017 11:00am


Cambridge University Amateur Dramatic Club posted: Heather Conder tells us about playing the charming and confident Smitty in @howtosucceedadc. https://t.co/TjL4KZ6o8R @adctheatre

10th March 2017 11:00am


Cambridge University Amateur Dramatic Club posted: ☆☆☆☆ 1/2 stars for THE SHAPE OF THINGS! Still a few chances to catch the show, get tickets at adctheatre.com/shapeofthings

9th March 2017 1:58pm


Cambridge University Amateur Dramatic Club posted: Rachel-Marie Weiss tells us about playing the female lead Rosemary in @howtosucceedadc. https://t.co/JUAoQStMXX @adctheatre

9th March 2017 11:00am


Cambridge University Amateur Dramatic Club posted: Our #musical @howtosucceedadc is opening on the @adctheatre stage in one week! Have you bought your tickets yet?

8th March 2017 7:45pm


Cambridge University Amateur Dramatic Club posted: Geraint Owen tells us about his role and experience as Assistant Director in @howtosucceedadc. https://t.co/sDAQDONNCp @adctheatre

8th March 2017 5:15pm


Cambridge University Amateur Dramatic Club posted: #Love #Art #Manipulation. The Shape of Things brings all three together whilst asking where the boundaries between them lie. @adctheatre

8th March 2017 5:05pm


Cambridge University Amateur Dramatic Club posted: You can discover more about the team behind @howtosucceedadc over on the @adctheatre blog. https://t.co/HTRkmK0Brh

8th March 2017 4:57pm


Cambridge University Amateur Dramatic Club posted: Just a normal day in the office... https://t.co/VkccRtQOYy @adctheatre

8th March 2017 2:48pm


Cambridge University Amateur Dramatic Club posted: Our upcoming #musical, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying is a not-to-be-missed musical treat for all. @adctheatre 15-25 March

4th March 2017 10:45pm


Cambridge University Amateur Dramatic Club posted: “You stepped over the line.” Shy, awkward, gentle Adam meets experienced, analytical Evelyn. Together they embark on an intense relationship which sees Adam go to extraordinary lengths to improve his appearance and character. Under Evelyn’s subtle and insistent coaching, we witness the gradual reconstruction of Adam’s fundamental moral character. At every step, we wonder how far Adam will go to prove his love for Evelyn, how far he is willing to stray from himself and his friends to mould himself into an ideal shape. Meanwhile, his best friends’ engagement crumbles. The Shape of Things forces us to ask ourselves; how much of yourself would you change for love? How far would you go for your art? And is there a line between the two that cannot be crossed? Love. Art. Manipulation. The Shape of Things brings all three together and asks where the boundaries between them lie.

28th February 2017 2:35pm


Cambridge University Amateur Dramatic Club posted: Self-Identifying Female and Non-Binary technicians! To celebrate the visibility and talents of female and non-binary people in technical theatre, CUADC are hosting drinks in the bar, this Thursday from 8pm. Come along for chats about tech, to find out more about how to get involved with tech, or just for a drink!

19th February 2017 9:41pm


Cambridge University Amateur Dramatic Club posted: The fens, east of Cambridge, have been underwater, drained, and reclaimed. They say its earth is so fertile that if you scoop up a handful you’ll grow three fingers before you throw it down again. Real people make their lives here, but the wild is always close at hand. The stories passed around are of daughters, fathers, lovers, foxes, twins, women, fishers, men. Fen is a new devised piece based on stories by Daisy Johnson, created in the eerie landscapes and dingy rehearsal rooms of Cambridge. It incorporates nature and technology into an immersive, uncanny exploration of the indelible marks a landscape can leave on its people. Cast Marco - Os Leanse Ruben - Louis Norris Polly - Martha Murphy Isobel - Emma Corrin Mattie - Sarah Creedy Smith Margot - Posey Mehta Arch - Benedict Clarke Production Team Director - Louis Rogers Producer - Rose Payne Set Designer - Evelyn Whorrall-Campbell Lighting Designer - Ana Pluskoska Cinematographer - Frank Martin Costume Designer - Eva O'Flynn Production Designer - Hannah Machover Deputy Stage Manager - Ben Martineau Sound Designer - Chris Lazenbatt Assistant Producer - Millie Hooper Associate Designer - Jack Parham Stage Manager - Lisa Bernhardt Technical Director - Daniel Christopher Assistant Lighting Designer - Irma Franz Associate Designer - Nell Whittaker Associate Producer - Alex Barnett, Lewis Scott

13th February 2017 12:49pm


Cambridge University Amateur Dramatic Club posted: "During the eight years of our mourning, not even the wind from the street shall enter this house!" Andalusia, 1936. In the wake of her husband's death, tyrannical matriarch Bernarda imposes eight years of mourning upon her five adult daughters: for eight years, they are not to leave the family home. But Bernarda's blinkered puritanism cannot account for the desires of her daughters, and soon unrest begins to swell in the house as each seeks to assert a sense of self and their own place in the world. Interpreted by an entirely female cast, this is a tale of generations at odds with one another, of the assertion of identity above conformity and of the drive to be human. Often grouped together with The Blood Wedding and Yerma as a “rural trilogy”, The House of Bernarda Alba is Garcia Lorca’s final and greatest work. He was shot by the fascist authorities of Granada two months after it was completed. Please see website for content warnings.

19th January 2017 5:51pm


Cambridge University Amateur Dramatic Club posted: CUADC and Footlights 'Rumpelstiltskin' wanted to say a massive thanks to Deliveroo for sending us enough food to see us through our very long tech rehearsal and for surprising us at the After Show party! Check out the photos.

16th January 2017 9:39am


Cambridge University Amateur Dramatic Club posted: The writers are sharpening their pencils. Actors warming their voices and stretching their limbs. Producers are charging their laptops. The stage is being swept. Join us for an exhilarating evening of new writing, all put together in 24 hours.

27th November 2016 5:29pm


Cambridge University Amateur Dramatic Club posted: "The best panto yet? Oh yes it is!" (Varsity) Tickets released at the ADC Box Office at 1pm each day and the remaining tickets available on the door.

25th November 2016 1:41pm


Cambridge University Amateur Dramatic Club posted: Come along to the ADC Bar for a few hours of festive fun, celebration of the term's shows and free mulled wine!

24th November 2016 6:37pm


Cambridge University Amateur Dramatic Club posted: Follow for updates of our Panto preparation #RumpelstiltsGetIn https://t.co/llm7jw9EG5

20th November 2016 8:34am


Cambridge University Amateur Dramatic Club posted: Live from #RumpelstiltsGetIn "it felt like a Christmas when I woke up" - Production Designer Alice

20th November 2016 8:33am


Cambridge University Amateur Dramatic Club posted: Today the Committee rummaged around in the Club's archives in the @theUL to unearth some hidden treasures. https://t.co/Tker3biaZl

15th November 2016 8:54pm


Cambridge University Amateur Dramatic Club posted: Join CUADC in Alpenberg this Christmas. Together with the Cambridge Footlights, we are proud to present Rumpelstiltskin for a snow-capped, gold-plated, schnitzel-covered tale of revenge, greed and love. Please join the event for news on ticket availability.

14th November 2016 3:37pm


Cambridge University Amateur Dramatic Club posted: Welcome to the sleepy alpine village of Alpenberg; there’s beer, snow, semi-constructed gold castles, and the Christmas tree market is in full swing. But when a careless offhand comment by the local landlord gets his daughter into trouble, it sparks a chain of events that resurrects Alpenberg’s darkest secret. Meet our heroine Frieda, our lumberjacking Dame, and mad King Bruno for a snow-capped, gold-plated, schnitzel-covered tale of revenge, greed and love. Cambridge’s finest offering of comedians, actors, technicians and musical talents present this year’s CUADC/Footlights Pantomime 2016: Rumpelstiltskin. Come down to the ADC this Christmas and join us for a bit of rumpy pumpy.

14th November 2016 3:31pm


Cambridge University Amateur Dramatic Club posted: A sneak preview of the workshop from Rumpelstiltskin. Will King Bruno finish his gold castle? Matinee tickets avail… https://t.co/dFepn4DtGg

14th November 2016 3:17pm


Cambridge University Amateur Dramatic Club posted: We're really excited for our Freshers' Shows opening this week @adctheatre. Catch Rules for Living at 7.45pm tonight.

14th November 2016 3:15pm


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9:30am e x i l e @ Edinburgh Fringe SpaceTriplex: Big
11:00am Human Animals @ Edinburgh Fringe SpaceTriplex
3:00pm Maklena theSpace @ Venue 45
  • Sun 20 Aug
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9:30am e x i l e @ Edinburgh Fringe SpaceTriplex: Big
12:30pm Human Animals @ Edinburgh Fringe SpaceTriplex
3:00pm Maklena theSpace @ Venue 45