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: To all incoming freshers, congratulations and welcome! We hope you'll come see us at the freshers fair, but until then, please check out our website, loaded with information about upcoming events and auditions. It also includes our blog, where we'll be running a series of 'Meet the Committee' posts between now and the start of term so you'll have lots of conversation starters when you spot us at the freshers fair.

17th August 2017 1:22pm


The Marlowe Society posted: The Marlowe Showcase for graduating actors is coming! Please see attached for info on auditions and applying to ass… https://t.co/WRZ0mK9HFe

7th August 2017 12:42pm


The Marlowe Society posted: The Marlowe Showcase for graduating actors is coming! Please see attached for info on auditions and applying to assistant direct. **Please note corrected email address

7th August 2017 12:41pm


The Marlowe Society posted: The Marlowe Showcase for graduating actors is coming! Please see attached for info on auditions and applying to ass… https://t.co/FhizJicQvc

7th August 2017 9:28am


The Marlowe Society posted: The Marlowe Showcase for graduating actors is coming! Please see below for information on auditions and applying to assistant direct.

7th August 2017 7:44am


The Marlowe Society posted: Theatre opportunity! The Theatre Royal Haymarket is running a masterclass on Friday 18th August, hosted by Noma Dumezweni, most recently known for playing Hermione in Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. Participation is free for under 30s - just register on the website! http://masterclass.org.uk/view/noma-dumezweni-masterclass

6th August 2017 10:31am


The Marlowe Society posted: Information about auditions and applications to produce or assistant direct the 2018 Arts Show are now available on Camdram! https://www.camdram.net/shows/the-2018-arts-show The Arts Show is the Marlowe Society's biggest and most ambitious show every year. Performed at the beautiful Cambridge Arts Theatre, it is a tradition dating back to 1936. We hire a professional director and designers, each of whom takes on student assistants to teach and mentor. It is an unparalleled chance for students to perform on a professional stage and gain real-world experience for their future careers. This year's show will be announced in September, but we can confirm that it will be a Shakespeare play. One former Arts Show participant had this entirely spontaneous reaction:

1st August 2017 6:09pm


The Marlowe Society posted: Afternoon all! We thought you might like to have a gander at some of these tasty opportunities we've dug up... ***** BECTU, the media and entertainment industry trade union, is hosting a free apprentice and trainee event on Wednesday 9 August in Kings Cross. The event is aimed at all young people looking to enter the creative industries in either, TV, film, theatre, live events or VFX, and will feature a marketplace of creative employers and supportive organisations and a series of sessions on entering the industry. Exhibitors include Roundhouse, Creative Skillset, National Theatre and National Youth Theatre. More info can be found here: The booking link is: bit.ly/2szP4zj The news story is: bit.ly/2uGvnn2 The event page is: http://bit.ly/2szP4zj ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Soho Theatre Young Company- applications now open! Writers’ Lab (16-26) Writers’ Lab (27 +) Comedy Lab (Skills, sketch & Plus) Cabaret & Drag course starting for ages 18+. Deadline to apply is Sunday 13th August, 6pm. Application link here: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/KCP5YJN ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________ This summer The Almeida is running a three-day Directors' Workshop for Under 25s, led by our Associate Director Robert Icke (Hamlet, Mary Stuart, Oresteia). Exploring the directing process from initial reading to staging, these workshops will delve into the ways a director may think about a play, including practical exercises that open up texts to exciting new possibilities. The workshop is free to attend and open to anyone aged 25 and under, regardless of previous directing experience. Financial assistance can also be provided for significant travel costs. The workshop will run 10.30am - 2pm on 30 & 31 August, and 10.30am - 5pm on 1 September. https://almeida.co.uk/directors-workshop

21st July 2017 1:56pm


The Marlowe Society posted: I bet we have a few alums who should get applying!

7th July 2017 8:17pm


The Marlowe Society posted: Auditions for our annual show at the Cambridge Arts Theatre will be taking place early in Michaelmas. Check out this document, prepared by our actor's rep Sophie, to see how to prepare over the summer!

27th June 2017 1:29am


The Marlowe Society posted: If you're free tomorrow night at 11, get down to the ADC to catch the Charlie and ex-Marlowe President Ellen Robertson in the preview of 'John' before it heads to the Edinburgh Fringe. From the team that brought you Britney comes a funny, nostalgic and irreverent onstage road trip across the USA. 'Reminded me of a modern-day French and Saunders' (A Younger Theatre) You can grab tickets here - https://www.adctheatre.com/whats-on/comedy/britney-in-john/ This is not one to be missed!

20th June 2017 4:04pm


The Marlowe Society posted: Catch "BRITNEY in 'John'" at the ADC this Wed 21st June @ 11pm - a super comedy from a stellar creative team! https://t.co/sFpe3ucf8V

18th June 2017 2:32pm


The Marlowe Society posted: Don't forget to catch "BRITNEY in 'John'" at the ADC Theatre this Wednesday 21st June at 11pm. With a brilliant creative team including two ex-Marlowe presidents, this is sure to be an evening of comedy you won't want to miss. "Embarking on the adventure of a lifetime across a country full of gun-toting, god-fearing, headline-grabbing maniacs, two teenagers go in search of the typical American man: in search of John Hancock." ‘Moving, funny, wonderfully performed and tremendously well-written’ – Mike Bartlett Tickets here: https://www.adctheatre.com/whats-on/comedy/britney-in-john/

18th June 2017 2:29pm


The Marlowe Society posted: If you can get to London, remember that London Writers' Week is coming up! Check out the events going on here: https://t.co/IFIm7Yqu05

17th June 2017 8:27am


The Marlowe Society posted: Directors! @OrangeTreeThtr is running a workshop with Ned Bennnett based on their show Octoroon. https://t.co/CFD5dAKVuW

1st June 2017 12:38am


The Marlowe Society posted: Aspiring playwrights! Check out this free writing programme with Hampstead Theatre - https://t.co/kuyIB33Cer

31st May 2017 8:00pm


The Marlowe Society posted: Well done to everyone who submitted entries for the Other Prize! Keep writing, and stay tuned for more opportunities in the coming year.

30th May 2017 10:24pm


The Marlowe Society posted: The winner of this year's Other Prize, chosen by the commissioning editor of @MethuenDrama, is 'Bromley Bedlam Bethlehem' by Rachel Tookey!

30th May 2017 10:23pm


The Marlowe Society posted: We're pleased to announce that the winner of this year's Other Prize, as chosen by the commissioning editor of Methuen Drama, is Rachel Tookey for Bromley Bedlam Bethlehem. Well done to all who submitted--keep writing and stay tuned for more opportunities in the coming year!

30th May 2017 3:32pm


The Marlowe Society posted: PUNCHDRUNK – Open Auditions for Male and Female Dancers June 5, 2017 (London, UK) https://t.co/5siLyqfY2X

28th May 2017 6:17pm


The Marlowe Society posted: Vacancy for a writer in residence at the Ditchling Museum in Sussex to artistically present visitors' reactions to… https://t.co/wX8uVWbRgP

24th May 2017 3:45pm


The Marlowe Society posted: @DNAtkinson Oops, sorry! Our mistake. Will fix that now

24th May 2017 3:44pm


The Marlowe Society posted: Applications for Michaelmas 2017 funding have opened! The Marlowe Society, one of Cambridge's oldest student drama societies, is looking for new and exciting shows to fund next term. Email themarlowesociety@gmail.com for more information or to apply. Best of luck and we look forward to hearing from you! Deadline: Friday 30th June 12:00am

24th May 2017 3:30pm


The Marlowe Society posted: It's worth following @LDNPlaywrights on twitter to receive all their updates, and checking out their ace blog for advice and opportunities!

24th May 2017 9:23am


The Marlowe Society posted: For those who haven't come across it, London Playwrights Blog is an excellent resource for emerging stage writers. https://t.co/osNWZVxind

24th May 2017 9:21am


The Marlowe Society posted: The BBC is accepting applications from BAME writers to take part in a TV programming training scheme. Read more here https://t.co/vpQPSkD1GS

24th May 2017 9:20am


The Marlowe Society posted: Vacancy for a writer in residence at the Ditchling Museum in London to artistically present visitors' reactions to… https://t.co/ucuKPOeq7A

24th May 2017 9:16am


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