Pembroke Players
- Pembroke Players

Pembroke Players is doubtlessly the most friendly and by far the most active college drama society in Cambridge, currently putting on around 20 events a year, funding shows in venues of all shapes and sizes, from our own New Cellars to Corpus Playroom and the ADC. Our termly Smokers are also always well attended and hugely successful. We like to spread our wings a little further afield too, with our annual Japan Tour always being a huge hit!

Visit our website: pembrokeplayers.co.uk or follow us on twitter @pembrokeplayers

If you'd like to get in touch, please email
President: Eleanor Mitchell - president@pembrokeplayers.co.uk
Artistic Director: Dan Sanderson - artistic@pembrokeplayers.co.uk

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Pembroke Players posted: Hey FRESHERS! So, exciting times… ***Applications to direct the PEMBROKE PLAYERS FRESHER SHOW are now OPEN!*** We are looking for a committed and enthusiastic DIRECTOR with an exciting vision for our *Week 7, Pembroke New Cellars Late-show slot* (no directing experience necessary). You MUST be from Pembroke to direct, and at least 50% of the cast must also from the college! Whilst there are no limitations on what show you pitch, we strongly advise that choosing a show that does not require performance rights is preferable. Below is a list of suggested plays - so have a gander and see if any of them tickle ya fancy. But also don’t feel confined to these options! Suggestions: - Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night/As You Like It/The Comedy of Errors (ABRIDGED versions). - Greek comedies/tragedies. - NEW student writing (please send us a PDF copy of the script ASAP so we can have a read). Please send us your pitch (PDF or word doc) via email to artisticdirector@pembrokeplayers.co.uk and president@pembrokeplayers.co.uk including the following details: - Play Title and Playwright. - Running time (no more than 90 minutes). - Cost of rights (if applicable). - Initial staging ideas (set/costume/aesthetic/concept/etc.) - Why you want to put this play on. The deadline for applications is TUESDAY 24th OCTOBER! We will then let you know the outcome of your application by Friday 27th. Look forward to hearing from you!!

19th October 2017 10:40am


Pembroke Players posted: Hey FRESHERS! So, exciting times… ***Applications to direct the PEMBROKE PLAYERS FRESHER SHOW are now OPEN!*** We are looking for a committed and enthusiastic DIRECTOR with an exciting vision for our *Week 7, Pembroke New Cellars Late-show slot* (no directing experience necessary). You MUST be from Pembroke to direct, and at least 50% of the cast must also from the college! Whilst there are no limitations on what show you pitch, we strongly advise that choosing a show that does not require performance rights is preferable. Below is a list of suggested plays - so have a gander and see if any of them tickle ya fancy. But also don’t feel confined to these options! Suggestions: Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night/As You Like It/The Comedy of Errors (ABRIDGED versions). Greek comedies/tragedies. NEW student writing (please send us a PDF copy of the script ASAP so we can have a read). Please send us your pitch (PDF or word doc) via email to artisticdirector@pembrokeplayers.co.uk and president@pembrokeplayers.co.uk including the following details: Play Title and Playwright. Running time (no more than 90 minutes). Cost of rights (if applicable). Initial staging ideas (set/costume/aesthetic/concept/etc.) Why you want to put this play on. The deadline for applications is TUESDAY 24th OCTOBER! We will then let you know the outcome of your application by Friday 27th. Look forward to hearing from you!!

19th October 2017 10:39am


Pembroke Players posted: Come along to the New Cellars in Foundress basement to meet the current Pembroke Players Committee and find out more about drama in Cambridge! Drinks and nibbles will be provided

2nd October 2017 3:31pm


Pembroke Players posted: Auditions for our Week 5 mainshow happening today!

1st October 2017 11:14am


Pembroke Players posted: *** NEW CELLARS SLOT!! *** Pembroke Players has had a LATE SHOW SLOT open up in WEEK THREE for TWO NIGHTS (24th and 25th October) in the New Cellars! Open to anything (including Fringe Shows wanting a home run!) Application deadline: 15th September 10pm Get applying! (Questions/queries to president@pembrokeplayers.co.uk / artisticdirector@pembrokeplayers.co.uk / treasurer@pembrokeplayers.co.uk) https://www.pembrokeplayers.co.uk/apply/

1st September 2017 3:41pm


Pembroke Players posted: Not too late to join the Pem Players garden party! On NOW til 7pm at Pembroke College, Library Lawn Gazebo!!

19th June 2017 4:02pm


Pembroke Players posted: Go, go, go! It'll be a lot of fun, there'll be cocktails, there'll probably also be quiche. Everybody loves quiche, right? #BroadwayExtravaganza

14th June 2017 3:06pm


Pembroke Players posted: What? It's less than a week until the Pembroke Players Garden Party? But I haven't got a ticket- well, I better G E T O N T H A T Don't miss out on some fancy show-themed cocktails, unlimited snacks, cocktails, Broadway soundtrack, cocktails, sun/vitamin D, cocktails, cocktails. Tickets price?.. a £ tenner £. Where?.. Our very own LIBRARY LAWN in Pembroke. When?.. 17:00-19:00, Monday 19th June. Get your tickets here: https://pembrokeplayers.tessera.info/tickets/broadway-extravaganza *curtain call*

14th June 2017 3:05pm


Pembroke Players posted: What? It's less than a week until the Pembroke Players Garden Party? But I haven't got a ticket- well, I better G E T O N T H A T Don't miss out on some fancy show-themed cocktails, unlimited snacks, cocktails, Broadway soundtrack, cocktails, sun/vitamin D, cocktails, cocktails. Tickets price?.. a £ tenner £. Where?.. Our very own LIBRARY LAWN in Pembroke. When?.. 17:00-19:00, Monday 19th June. Get your tickets here: https://pembrokeplayers.tessera.info/…/broadway-extravaganza *curtain call*

14th June 2017 7:37am


Pembroke Players posted: ~ ~ Pembroke Players Michaelmas Show Applications ~ ~ Just a friendly lil reminder that the Pembroke Players are looking to put on 9 shows, drama or comedy, in the New Cellars next term (exciting exciting) and applications are open! For y’all thinking about applying for a show slot, be aware that the deadline is creeping up like dodgy pair of pants. Application deadline: THIS THURSDAY, 10pm!! So get ya skates on! You can apply via the form on the link below: https://www.pembrokeplayers.co.uk/apply/ x o

5th June 2017 2:01pm


Pembroke Players posted: Pick up a playbill and join us to drink show-themed cocktails, eat unlimited snacks, hear our Broadway soundtrack, and (hopefully!) enjoy the May Week sun! Tickets are £10, and the party is being held on the LIBRARY LAWN in Pembroke between 17:00 and 19:00 on the 19th June. Get your tickets here: https://pembrokeplayers.tessera.info/tickets/broadway-extravaganza We hope to see you there!

3rd June 2017 3:37pm


Pembroke Players posted: Applications for the Peter Cook Awards are now open! This year Pembroke College is granting FOUR awards to members of the college as a grant for theatrical endeavours over the summer (historically for the Fringe and the Japan Tour), so if you want a grant to pursue drama at the Fringe this year then get applying. It must be stressed that the grant is NOT awardable to graduating students unless they are returning for a graduate course. Please fill out the form below with as much detail as possible and send it to artisticdirector@pembrokeplayers.co.uk by Friday 9th June at 10pm!! Also if you have any problems with downloading the file, or any questions in general about the award, do not hesitate to drop me a message! https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BxlOSZVpJh5leWpvaDZaY0V3MGc/view?usp=sharing

2nd June 2017 12:59pm


Pembroke Players posted: PEMBROKE PLAYERS GARDEN PARTY! Now open to all for ticket bookings! This year's theme is BROADWAY EXTRAVAGANZA! You know you want to get funky to some Sondheim and get jiggy with some Fierstein, so book your tickets now! Pick up a playbill and join us to drink show-themed cocktails, eat unlimited snacks, hear our Broadway soundtrack, and (hopefully!) enjoy the May Week sun! 19th June, 5-7pm, Pembroke Library Lawn! https://pembrokeplayers.tessera.info/tickets/broadway-extravaganza

1st June 2017 1:42pm


Pembroke Players posted: EXCITING ACTING TRAINING OPPORTUNITY!! London Devised Theatre Intensive October 15th – 27th 2017 Applications NOW open until 30th June. --- The London Devised Theatre Intensive is a new two-week workshop for theatre makers to share and expand their practice of devising theatre. With masterclasses from guest artists including Bryony Kimmings, Kristine Landon-Smith (L'Ecole Philippe Gaulier; Tamasha Theatre), Tom Mansfield (Upstart Theatre), Nir Paldi (Theatre Ad Infinitum), and Lee Simpson (artistic director of Improbable), peer-to-peer practice exchange sessions, and creating performance, the Intensive aims to inspire theatre makers, raise the profile of devised theatre, and foster international connections. The Intensive is created by Amy Clare Tasker Performance Lab (artistic director Amy Clare Tasker, executive director Susie Italiano), in partnership with Blue Panther Productions (executive producer Laura Lundy). With a diverse and cross-platform background, the creators want to use their experience of similar events in the US to bring the excitement, energy and enthusiasm of a 2 week intensive course in devising theatre to London. They welcome applications from theatre makers in any discipline: directors, writers, performers, choreographers, composers, and designers. Each attending theatre maker will have the opportunity to share their favourite devising techniques, and add new ones to their creative toolbox. Over the course of two weeks, small groups will devise short pieces to be shared in an informal setting at the end of the programme. The London Devised Theatre Intensive will run using Open Space Technology. A radical alternative to the traditional theatre model, Open Space creates an anti-hierarchical environment for rapid generation of ideas and shared ownership of the work. Amy Clare Tasker Performance Lab uses Open Space as a practical way to match their method to their values: equality, inclusivity, presence, surprise, and possibility. --- The Intensive has only 18 places available and discount offers available to promote accessibility – please download an application form from http://www.devisedtheatre.com/.

30th May 2017 10:06am


Pembroke Players posted: PEMBROKE PLAYERS MICHAELMAS TERM APPLICATIONS ARE NOW OPEN!!! Get applying using the link below! Deadline: Thursday 8th June, 22:00 https://www.pembrokeplayers.co.uk/apply/

25th May 2017 10:53am


Pembroke Players posted: FREE ACTING WORKSHOP OPPORTUNITY! ONLY 10 PLACES LEFT!! On June 15th-18th, Pembroke Players is excited to provide a course of workshops on chorus and ensemble acting in partnership with French theatre company, Le Théâtre du Soleil! The workshop will be between 10am-5pm each day in the New Cellars at Pembroke College. During the workshop, students/participants will work on the silent movie performance technique which was developed by the Théâtre for their play, Les Naufragés du Fol Espoir which one First Prize at the Edinburgh Festival in 2012. In France, for a Théâtre du Soleil workshop, upwards of 4000 people would apply and the cost would be in excess of £1000 so this really is a fantastic opportunity. How to get involved: If you would like to participate in the workshop course, please send a brief email to either me (agh50@cam.ac.uk) or Jess Murdoch (jwm55@cam.ac.uk) with your name, college, and a short statement on why you would like to take part in this workshop. The deadline for applications is midday this Friday 26th! Also if you haven't heard of the company and want to know more feel free to message either of us! Here are some articles about the company to whet your appetite: https://www.theguardian.com/culture/2012/aug/10/ariane-mnouchkine-life-in-theatre https://www.theguardian.com/stage/2003/jun/18/theatre.artsfeatures https://www.theguardian.com/stage/2014/nov/30/macbeth-review-cartoucherie-paris-black-tie-bunker

24th May 2017 3:39pm


Pembroke Players posted: Get yourselves down to the Footlights Lady Smoker - Tuesday 23rd May, the **FINAL FOOTLIGHTS SMOKER OF TERM** at the ADC Theatre this Tuesday coming.

20th May 2017 10:44am


Pembroke Players posted: Fundamentally, A Stand-Up Show is on tonight, and tonight only! Head down to the ADC for 11pm (who's revising then anyway?) to catch this hilarious double act!

18th May 2017 7:17pm


Pembroke Players posted: Pembroke Players proudly presents Stuart Brown's Variety Hour, a riotous romp of character comedy featuring several Pembroke and Footlights smoker favourites. One night only so get your tickets quick! https://www.adctheatre.com/stuartbrown

15th May 2017 12:43pm


Pembroke Players posted: Ruby and Raph have been described as ‘very hot property' (EdFringe Review). You know what else is hot property? A ticket to Fundamentally, A Stand-Up Show. Don't miss out on your chance to see this 'uproariously funny' pair next Thursday night @ the ADC!

13th May 2017 5:31pm


Pembroke Players posted: COMMITTEE ELECTIONS - RESULTS Congratulations to our 2017-18 committee, and thank you to everyone who voted! President: Alistair Henfrey Artistic Director: Jessica Murdoch Treasurer: Ellen Skipper Comedy Director: Jasmin Rees Operations Director: Harriet Phillips Front of House Director: Natasha May Marketing Director: Gaia Fay Lambert

12th May 2017 1:06pm


Pembroke Players posted: Voting for the Pembroke Players Committee Elections opens at midday today! Go here to cast your votes: https://www.vote.cusu.cam.ac.uk/pembrokeplayers/16-17/ppcommittee/

9th May 2017 10:36am


Pembroke Players posted: COMMITTEE ELECTIONS 2017-18 Voting will open tomorrow (Tuesday 9th) at midday and stay open til midday Friday 12th! Voting is open to all Pembroke College and Pembroke Players members and a link will be posted tomorrow. In the meantime, check out the nominees manifestos here! https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0B1TMi8D3Taa6eDctWDZoeFdnWkE

8th May 2017 6:20pm


Pembroke Players posted: Anyone with a funny bone who identifies as BME should go along and audition for this tomorrow! https://www.facebook.com/events/928809800595634/

5th May 2017 10:51am


Pembroke Players posted: NOMINATIONS ANNOUNCEMENT The nominations for the 2017-18 committee are: President - Alistair Henfrey Artistic Director - Jessica Murdoch Treasurer - Ellen Skipper Comedy Director - Jack Bolton, Jasmin Rees, Patrick Wilson Marketing Director - Ed Bankes, Gaia Fay Lambert Operations Director - Harriet Phillips Front of House Director - Natasha May Voting times will be announced soon, but for now check out everyone's manifestos here! https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0B1TMi8D3Taa6eDctWDZoeFdnWkE?usp=sharing

1st May 2017 10:35am


Pembroke Players posted: WORKSHOP OPPORTUNITY On June 15th-18th, Pembroke Players is excited to provide a course of workshops on chorus and ensemble acting in partnership with French theatre company, Le Théâtre du Soleil! “The aim of [these workshops] is to be able to ‘live’ together, listening, creating a common language and a common image. The chorus teaches actors to listen to the music and to their partners, not with their head and brain but with their ears and body! We will focus on drawing the feelings through our bodies and the ways we can work together as a company.” - Vincent Domi, Le Théâtre du Soleil If you would like to participate in the workshop course, please fill out the form below by midnight on Saturday 6th May! https://goo.gl/forms/jZ543yfYSrRl3lyz2

29th April 2017 10:08am


Pembroke Players posted: Nominations for the Pembroke Players 2017-18 Committee are now open! If you're thinking about running, come along to chat to the committee and find out more about the roles and what being on committee involves :)

24th April 2017 6:07pm


Pembroke Players posted: 2017-18 PEMBROKE PLAYERS COMMITTEE NOMINATIONS, NOW OPEN! Want to get involved with one of the most active college drama societies in Cambridge? Keen to be part of the team that programmes each season of shows in Pembroke New Cellars, and that provides opportunities to meet industry professionals and Big Names like Sir Eric Idle and Sir Ian McKellen??? Run for the 2017-18 committee! Being on the Pembroke Players Committee is a fun, low-commitment responsibility and offers lots of opportunities for gaining valuable skills and experience. Please find a list of roles and role descriptions here: Deadline: 6pm, Saturday 29th April https://www.pembrokeplayers.co.uk/2017/04/2017-18-committee-nominations-now-open/

23rd April 2017 6:04pm


Pembroke Players posted: Applications are now open for Edinburgh Fringe Funding! Got a show that you’d like to take up to Edinburgh this August but still looking for funding? Pembroke Players is looking to fund up to 3 shows, drama or comedy, going to the Fringe! Please apply via the usual form below, giving as much detail as you can, especially in the budget section. Please note that the Pembroke Players Committee will not be responsible for finding your show a venue, and if you do not have one at the time of application, please give an indication of how much the venue hire is likely to be for venues you are currently considering/applying to. We look forward to hearing from you! Deadline: Saturday 25th March, 10pm. https://www.pembrokeplayers.co.uk/apply/

20th March 2017 7:59pm


Pembroke Players posted: For the third year in a row, Pembroke Players Comedy presents The Lady Smoker, our annual showcase of the funniest women and non-binary people on the student comedy scene! Featuring... RHIANNON SHAW BELLA HULL ANIA MAGLIANO-WRIGHT CARINE VALARCHE JASMIN REES KATE COLLINS CANSU KARABIYIK LOUISA KEIGHT, MOLLY STACEY AND MILLIE FOY AIMEE MOON ANJALENE WHITTIER EMMA PLOWRIGHT Get your tickets fast before they sell out! https://pembrokeplayers.tessera.info/tessera_showings?production=117

12th March 2017 3:32pm


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