The Heywood Society
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The Heywood Society is the drama society of Peterhouse responsible for funding and putting on plays across the university. Within college, plays are performed in the capacious Friends of Peterhouse Theatre and in the beautiful deer park during Easter term. This year's Freshers' play was Doctor Faustus and recent productions include Abigail's Party, Twelfth Night, Table Manners, As You Like It, and a piece of original writing, The Orchard.

We pride ourselves on our involvement with a great variety of shows and thrive in providing opportunities for the creation of innovative and original theatre.

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Get involved with The Heywood Society shows:

The Heywood Society posted: Come along to our BRAND NEW Heywood Showcase next week!

16th February 2016 2:25pm

The Heywood Society posted: Our Deer Park production of Shakespeare's 'Twelfth Night' features in this list of the Cambridge theatre highlights of 2015!

18th January 2016 4:47pm

The Heywood Society posted: To round off this busy week, The Heywood Society and Peterhouse Film Society are screening Ernest Lehman's award-winning film adaptation of Edward Albee's award-winning play, 'Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?', Friends of Peterhouse Theatre, 8.00pm.

18th February 2015 4:39pm

The Heywood Society posted: Last minute laughs THIS FRIDAY at Friends of Peterhouse Theatre! Come and see your favourite Cambridge comedians at The Heywood Society Emergency Smoker, Friday 20th Feb at 8:30PM, tickets £3 on the door.

17th February 2015 4:50pm

The Heywood Society posted: Auditions coming up for The Heywood Society's Lent term play, A Man For All Seasons by Robert Bolt. Actors of all experience will be welcomed and all parts are open to anyone. For more info see the event page below:

28th January 2015 12:50am

The Heywood Society posted: Parties can be awkward. But awkward can be fun too. #FreshersPlay2014 'Abigail's Party': a fun party. @ADCTicketing

21st November 2014 1:03am

The Heywood Society posted: Auditions this weekend for 'Tales: A Revue', an intimate production in the spirit of the haunting period between Hallowe'en and Christmas. AUDITION TIMES: Sat 22nd Nov, 2:00pm-6:00pm, Staircase H, Room 5, Gisbourne Court, Peterhouse Sun 23rd Nov, 2:00pm-6:00pm, Staircase H, Room 5, Gisbourne Court, Peterhouse "We're looking for short acts or performances capturing the haunting mood of the period between Hallowe'en and Christmas. One-act plays, spoken poetry, sketches, improvisations, magic, music, or any other performances which tap into the storytelling tradition of this time of year are welcome." Message or email Ben Martineau (bm424) or Hanna Tame (hebt2) with proposals, or come along to auditions with your ideas. SHOW DETAILS: Fri 5th Dec, 7:30pm, Friends of Peterhouse Theatre The evening will include servings of mulled wine, cider, and hot chocolate for performers and audience.

21st November 2014 12:35am

The Heywood Society posted: Tickets are on sale now for this year's annual Freshers' production, Mike Leigh's 70s classic 'Abigail's Party', being performed Thu 27th – Sat 29th November, 7.30pm at the Peterhouse Theatre. Get your tickets here (£5/4):

17th November 2014 4:00pm

The Heywood Society posted: Three more sleeps — the Saturnians are gearing up for the garden party of the year and you're invited. SATURNALIA. Sat 14th–Mon 16th. Peterhouse Deer Park. Don't miss it. Tickets @ Event @

11th June 2014 8:20pm

The Heywood Society posted: "UNLEASH YOUR WILDE SIDE THIS MAY WEEK." The Heywood Society presents The Importance of Being Earnest, 19th-21st June in the Peterhouse Deer Park, the second in our series of outdoor summer shows! Tickets £5 @ "Bring your own picnic blankets, chairs, food (cucumber sandwiches) and drink for an evening/afternoon of Wilde (YEAH) May Week debauchery."

9th June 2014 7:29pm

The Heywood Society posted: "Saturnalia is a garden party like no other. This year, join the Saturnians for an afternoon of hedonistic excess..." Tickets available now for £7/£6 @ Kick off your May Week with fellow "dedicated disciples of debauchery" – you know you want to...

30th May 2014 8:36am

The Heywood Society posted: Secrets and scandal... Intrigued? Saturnalia, June 14th-16th, Peterhouse Scholars' Garden. Stay tuned for more. (Photo by Johannes Hjorth)

28th May 2014 10:13am

The Heywood Society posted: Follow @HeywoodSociety to hear about auditions, production opportunities, upcoming shows and all the drama happening at the Heywood Society!

9th May 2014 9:14am

The Heywood Society posted: Welcome to the long-awaited official Facebook page of Peterhouse's very own Heywood Society! This page will keep you up-to-date about upcoming productions – auditions, production opportunities, performances, and all manner of exciting, dramatic things. More information about the much-anticipated Summer Deer Park production coming soon…!

9th May 2014 8:45am


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