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: *** PEMBROKE PLAYERS APPLICATIONS *** Pembroke Players are re-opening applications for our main show and late show slots in WEEK 7!! We are particularly encouraging applications which are looking to put BME/LGBTQ+ narratives/performers at the forefront in the New Cellars. !! APPLY APPLY APPLY !! https://www.pembrokeplayers.co.uk/apply/ Deadline: Sunday 3rd December 10pm.

29th November 2017 11:37pm


Pembroke Players posted: ★ PEMBROKE PLAYERS LENT TERM APPLICATIONS ARE OPEN ★ Only 2 DAYS LEFT to get those applications in!! --- Got a show that you’d like to put on in the New Cellars? Pembroke Players are looking for mainshow and late show productions for WEEK 3 / WEEK 5 / WEEK 7 next term! --- Get applying using the link below! Deadline: Monday 27th November, 10pm https://www.pembrokeplayers.co.uk/apply/

25th November 2017 8:41pm


Pembroke Players posted: ★ PEMBROKE PLAYERS LENT TERM APPLICATIONS ARE OPEN ★ --- Got a show that you’d like to put on in the New Cellars? Pembroke Players are looking for mainshow and late show productions for WEEK 3 / WEEK 5 / WEEK 7 next term! --- Get applying using the link below! Deadline: Monday 27th November, 10pm https://www.pembrokeplayers.co.uk/apply/

23rd November 2017 10:40am


Pembroke Players posted: Tickets selling fast for what will be a riotous piece of immersive theatre next week. Join us as we bring The Satyr… https://t.co/VFsT683uky

18th November 2017 2:51pm


Pembroke Players posted: ★ ★ FREE PHYSICAL DRAMA WORKSHOPS ★ ★ 3 extra places on the Pembroke Players FREE intensive movement workshop tomorrow (Saturday 18th) are up for grabs! --- The workshop will be delivered by the wonderful Cambridge alumnus, Robbie Taylor Hunt; Robbie is a director and experienced fight choreographer who has trained with the British Academy of Stage and Screen Combat and has a background of training in Frantic Assembly. ** Movement Workshop ** Time: 6:15pm-8:15pm Location: Pembroke New Cellars --- This is an incredible opportunity — particularly for actors, directors, and choreographers — to learn new, professional techniques to improve their stage craft. A workshop of this intensity would typically cost about £60-£100, so not only is this workshop a whole load of fun, it’s an absolute STEAL! --- The places left will be allocated on a first-come-first-serve basis. SO if you fancy joining us for some FREE PRO TRAINING tomorrow send an email to artisticdirector@pembrokeplayers.co.uk ASAP!! PP love xo

17th November 2017 2:47pm


Pembroke Players posted: ★ ★ ★ FREE PHYSICAL DRAMA WORKSHOPS ★ ★ ★ Tres exciting news!! The Pembroke Players are delighted to be offering a FREE intensive stage-fighting and movement workshop on Saturday 18th November! The workshop will be delivered by the wonderful Cambridge alumnus, Robbie Taylor Hunt; Robbie is a director and experienced fight choreographer who has trained with the British Academy of Stage and Screen Combat and has a background of training in Frantic Assembly. ** Stage Fighting Workshop ** Time: 4:00pm-6:00pm Location: Pembroke New Cellars ** Movement Workshop ** Time: 6:15pm-8:15pm Location: Pembroke New Cellars This is an incredible opportunity — particularly for actors, directors, and choreographers — to learn new, professional techniques to improve their stage craft. A workshop of this intensity would typically cost about £60-£100, so not only is this workshop a whole load of fun, it’s an absolute STEAL! If you would love to take part, please send an email with your name, college, and which of the two workshops you would like to take part in (you can say both!) to artisticdirector@pembrokeplayers.co.uk by 10pm on Monday 6th. As spaces are limited, we will then randomly select participants from those of you who have expressed an interest and get back to everyone on Tuesday 7th with more information. This is a really fab chance to get FREE pro training, so if you are offered a place and find you can no longer participate, please do let us know ASAP so we can give your place to somebody else! Pem Players luv xo

3rd November 2017 4:29pm


Pembroke Players posted: Sean O'Casey's masterpiece revolves around the harrowing events of the 1916 Easter Rising. Set in a Dublin tenement, the play follows the lives of its ordinary residents. Dealing at first with their almost comic vivacity, the threat of militant nationalism moves further indoors and O'Casey's play delves into the heart wrenching consequences of war. He poses a question all too relevant for today: what happens when political terror forces its way into the home? One of O'Casey's best plays, indeed one of the most significant Irish plays ever written, this play is a story of community, of hope in the face of terror and terror in the face of violence. It both comically and painfully represents and recreates the tenement environment of a Dublin under siege. This production in Pembroke New Cellars will be atmospheric, intense and claustrophobic, immersing the audience in the war-torn Dublin streets: to feel the heat and glow of the artillery fire, the slamming of the door and the shattering of the window as the domestic tenement must necessarily bow to the pressures of its violent political master.

31st October 2017 6:07pm


Pembroke Players posted: ** Freshers AHOY! Getting auditioning for the Freshers Play! **

29th October 2017 9:12am


Pembroke Players posted: Don't forget that Pembroke's Michaelmas season kicks off tonight with The Pillowman and Baby Steps - book your tickets here! https://pembrokeplayers.tessera.info

24th October 2017 4:02pm


Pembroke Players posted: Applications to direct the PEMBROKE PLAYERS FRESHERS PLAY close TOMORROW!! Get sending, directors! xo

23rd October 2017 8:34am


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


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