The Marlowe Society
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The Marlowe is one of Cambridge's oldest student drama societies, and is dedicated to high-quality performances of Elizabethan, verse, and non-realist plays including classics and plays rarely seen on the professional stage. Its alumni include Rupert Brooke, Trevor Nunn, Ian McKellen, Derek Jacobi, Corin Redgrave, Sam Mendes, Rachel Weisz and many others.

We present an annual production in the Cambridge Arts Theatre, with a professional Director and Design team and student casts and production crews. We also put on the other performances, talks, workshops and events throughout the year.

The Marlowe also strongly promotes new student play writing, annually awarding the Marlowe/RSC Other Prize, and running Scriptlab - a series of writing development workshops led by external writers and directors. The society prides itself on being welcoming and innovative, and linking the thriving world of Cambridge drama to the professional theatrical scene.

For further information on The Marlowe, visit www.themarlowesociety.com.

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The Marlowe Society posted: Romeo & Juliet @ Shakespeare’s Globe, London "waggles its posterior in the face of the purists." https://t.co/h8o2pw2LxQ via @TheStage

28th April 2017 1:52pm


The Marlowe Society posted: Emerging disabled theatre-makers, you could be awarded a £1000 grant and offered mentorship to create new work thro… https://t.co/0c0NbF5F27

28th April 2017 1:47pm


The Marlowe Society posted: The Donmar Warehouse @DonmarWarehouse is recruiting for an Education & Access Assistant and an Events Manager. https://t.co/VaHMi21edG

28th April 2017 1:38pm


The Marlowe Society posted: “Infinite riches in a little tweet” ― Christopher Marlowe, The Jew of Malta Follow us on twitter to be the first to hear about our upcoming projects & workshops, as well as news from the world of theatre outside Cambridge. https://twitter.com/themarlowesoc

28th April 2017 1:17pm


The Marlowe Society posted: Make sure you've got tickets to next week's beautiful and haunting stage adaptation of Sebastian Faulks's Birdsong. https://t.co/JWXY9YTkWM

28th April 2017 12:53pm


The Marlowe Society posted: "Dear Mother, I do not understand what this war was for." Don't forget to buy tickets to our production of Rachel Wagstaff's hauntingly beautiful stage adaptation of Sebastian Faulks's internationally bestselling novel, Birdsong. On 2nd-6th May at the ADC theatre. https://www.adctheatre.com/whats-on/play/birdsong/

27th April 2017 1:39pm


The Marlowe Society posted: Could we have found our lead for the 2018 @camartstheatre show? https://t.co/lIEuHDP9H1

27th April 2017 12:19pm


The Marlowe Society posted: First meeting of the year for the new committee. Industry links and educational workshops are high on our 2017-18 agenda, so stay tuned!

27th April 2017 12:14pm


The Marlowe Society posted: Join us for the beautiful, haunting Birdsong, by Sebastian Faulks, adapted by Rachel Wagstaff, 2-6 May at the ADC.… https://t.co/Brqxwev7rF

24th April 2017 6:24pm


The Marlowe Society posted: Join us for the hauntingly beautiful Birdsong, 2 May til 6 May, 7:45 PM at the ADC.

24th April 2017 11:55am


The Marlowe Society posted: Our new president is right--we do have an amazing year ahead! Come join us! @camartstheatre https://t.co/9VCfOL9Lho

20th April 2017 10:29pm


The Marlowe Society posted: Unfortunately, John Agard's performance has had to be rescheduled for next term. We will advertise again when the details are confirmed. Thanks for your interest!

11th April 2017 11:46am


The Marlowe Society posted: Tickets are now on sale for the remarkable John Agard's performance of his one-man show on April 27. Get them while you can! £9/£7 for students.

10th April 2017 4:09pm


The Marlowe Society posted: Tix now on sale for John Agard's Roll Over Atlantic, April 27, Peterhouse theatre. Don't miss seeing him in action!… https://t.co/uXwNoTcuIh

10th April 2017 10:25am


The Marlowe Society posted: Watch @IanMcKellen discuss the Marlowe Society with @trBritish, around 3:00. https://t.co/IY7GLf9IJD

7th April 2017 12:47pm


The Marlowe Society posted: @IanMcKellen discusses theMarlowe Society with @trBritish, around 3:00. https://t.co/IY7GLf9IJD

7th April 2017 12:40pm


The Marlowe Society posted: Check out this delightful interview with Marlowe alum Ian McKellen by the British Council Turkey, particularly the part around 3:00 where he talks about the Marlowe Society! If you're interested in the recordings he's talking about, they are available on Spotify: http://bit.ly/2o9SaXQ ...or in a beautiful set! http://amzn.to/2oQBmng

7th April 2017 12:34pm


The Marlowe Society posted: @MetLines We hope to see you again soon!

5th April 2017 5:02pm


The Marlowe Society posted: We ❤️ @CbyJ for streaming #TheWintersTaleLive FOR FREE in English, French, Spanish - 19th April, 7:30pm. Watch here: https://t.co/uEDbJWZohw

3rd April 2017 7:53pm


The Marlowe Society posted: Go see La Strada at @camartstheatre !! Amazing show, master class on movement, music, and creativity. https://t.co/IhuqosYXoY

30th March 2017 10:44pm


The Marlowe Society posted: Check out La Strada on at the Cambridge Arts Theatre this week. Should be an excellent production and tickets are selling fast!

26th March 2017 6:40pm


The Marlowe Society posted: ENGLISH TOURING OPERA seeks opera fans for role in brand new production of Tosca English Touring Opera are seeking opera fans to play the walk on role of the cardinal in the English Touring Opera’s new production of Puccini’s Tosca. A classic Puccini opera, Tosca is the story of Floria Tosca, the wife to a painter who is called upon to hide an escaped political prisoner. The chosen cardinal will contribute to Puccini’s heart-breaking story of double crossings, love and betrayal. At the climax of act one, the chosen cardinal will lead the Te Deum procession, a group of young choristers, through Rome, fully kitted out in clerical vestments, in this new opera directed by award winning theatre director Blanche McIntyre and conducted by ETO’s Music Director, Michael Rosewell. Don’t worry, no singing is actually required! This is a once in a lifetime opportunity for an opera lover to tread the boards in one of the world’s most recognisable and much loved operas, where you will join an exclusive group of 31 first-time performers from across the country. If you’re interested in performing the role, whether you’re an opera star, an actual cardinal or have never been on the stage before, please email Rebecca at rebecca.ryan@englishtouringopera.org.uk with a short paragraph on why you should play the cardinal, and your choice of performance date. Please make sure to submit you interest by Friday 24th April. The cardinal’s young choir will be selected from local schools across the tour, who have been rehearsing the parts in school as part of the English Touring Opera’s education programme. Tosca will be performed in Italian with English subtitles. The performances dates for Cambridge Arts Theatre are as follows; Tuesday 25th April at 7:30PM Friday 28th April at 7:30PM Saturday 29th April at 7:30PM To take part you will have to be available and at the Theatre from 3:30PM onwards on the days that you perform. This is a male part open to all ages, with no specific requirements apart from whoever takes on the role must be able to move freely about the stage.

18th March 2017 3:53pm


The Marlowe Society posted: The Marlowe Society presents.... SCENE A play by Lola Olufemi and Martha Krish Last night's performance received a standing ovation from a SOLD OUT audience, so grab you tickets NOW as there are only a few available for Fri and Sat - https://www.adctheatre.com/whats-on/play/scene/

15th March 2017 4:14pm


The Marlowe Society posted: The Marlowe Society presents.... SCENE A play by Lola Olufemi and Martha Krish 14th-18th March, 9:30pm @ Corpus Playroom Tickets: £7/£6 (Tue £6/£5) ~~ adctheatre.com/scene ~~ A play about an interracial (black/white) queer couple who are putting on a play about their relationship in order to provide social commentary on contemporary race and gender politics. They trust each other, having been together three years. But the process of devising the play reveals just how much of a defining role race plays in their relationship and individual experiences of the world, throwing up unresolved issues and - challenging them as writers and actors, as well as the audience to think critically about the intersection between race, gender and sexuality. A love story that asks questions and who and why we love and the things that separate us from one another.

15th March 2017 4:08pm


The Marlowe Society posted: The Marlowe Society presents.... SCENE A play by Lola Olufemi and Martha Krish 14th-18th March, 9:30pm @ Corpus Playroom Tickets: £7/£6 (Tue £6/£5) ~~ adctheatre.com/scene ~~ A play about an interracial (black/white) queer couple who are putting on a play about their relationship in order to provide social commentary on contemporary race and gender politics. They trust each other, having been together three years. But the process of devising the play reveals just how much of a defining role race plays in their relationship and individual experiences of the world, throwing up unresolved issues and - challenging them as writers and actors, as well as the audience to think critically about the intersection between race, gender and sexuality. A love story that asks questions and who and why we love and the things that separate us from one another.

15th March 2017 4:05pm


The Marlowe Society posted: Thanks, Rachel! We loved doing it--here's to many more! https://t.co/JV8uuEMUTr

14th March 2017 10:26pm


The Marlowe Society posted: By Lola Olufemi and Martha Krish 14th-18th March, 9:30pm @ Corpus Playroom A play about an interracial (black/white) queer couple who are putting on a play about their relationship in order to provide social commentary on contemporary race and gender politics. They trust each other, having been together three years. But the process of devising the play reveals just how much of a defining role race plays in their relationship and individual experiences of the world, throwing up unresolved issues and - challenging them as writers and actors, as well as the audience to think critically about the intersection between race, gender and sexuality. A love story that asks questions and who and why we love and the things that separate us from one another.

14th March 2017 1:59pm


The Marlowe Society posted: Tomorrow, 7 PM, Ralph Roister Doister in the Judith Wilson Studio. FREE. Don't miss it! https://t.co/4QA6tpk5eX

13th March 2017 5:27pm


The Marlowe Society posted: But before that, you still have two chances to see Arden of Faversham! Tickets here: https://t.co/GRtDn5Tbqo https://t.co/vOZFTHevbJ

9th March 2017 9:28pm


The Marlowe Society posted: Tuesday 14/3 we close our pre-Shax series with Ralph Roister Doister! 7 PM, Judith Wilson Studio. Details here:… https://t.co/FBwsxGMRvC

9th March 2017 9:24pm


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