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: 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


The Marlowe Society posted: Stephen Fry: ‘Understudies should be used for depression, not just physical injury’ https://t.co/zMdHZh5wlX via @TheStage

19th May 2017 11:03am


The Marlowe Society posted: Write. Rehearse. Perform. The Wanderer walks the earth in search of all the dark and strange stories of the world. In just seventeen hours our teams must write, rehearse and perform their pieces. Will they be able to put on a show that impresses even the weary Wanderer? For one night only the ADC stage will be home to some of the most curious and bizarre tales the student scene can cook up. Sign-up now to be a part of the most heckin' crazy production of Easter term - LIMITED SPACES AVAILABLE https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1zOBsW2CfpVerYNevA6rewd5y0hIen5y237jW_rOJgtE/edit?usp=sharing

16th May 2017 2:51pm


The Marlowe Society posted: Write. Rehearse. Perform. The Wanderer walks the earth in search of all the dark and strange stories of the world. In just seventeen hours our teams must write, rehearse and perform their pieces. Will they be able to put on a show that impresses even the weary Wanderer? For one night only the ADC stage will be home to some of the most curious and bizarre tales the student scene can cook up. Sign-up now to be a part of the most heckin' crazy production of Easter term - LIMITED SPACES AVAILABLE https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1zOBsW2CfpVerYNevA6rewd5y0hIen5y237jW_rOJgtE/edit?usp=sharing

16th May 2017 2:47pm


The Marlowe Society posted: Write. Rehearse. Perform. The Wanderer walks the earth in search of all the dark and strange stories of the world. In just seventeen hours our teams must write, rehearse and perform their pieces. Will they be able to put on a show that impresses even the weary Wanderer? For one night only the ADC stage will be home to some of the most curious and bizarre tales the student scene can cook up. Sign-up now to be a part of the most heckin' crazy production of Easter term - LIMITED SPACES AVAILABLE https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1zOBsW2CfpVerYNevA6rewd5y0hIen5y237jW_rOJgtE/edit?usp=sharing

16th May 2017 2:46pm


The Marlowe Society posted: Write. Rehearse. Perform. The Wanderer walks the earth in search of all the dark and strange stories of the world. In just seventeen hours our teams must write, rehearse and perform their pieces. Will they be able to put on a show that impresses even the weary Wanderer? For one night only the ADC stage will be home to some of the most curious and bizarre tales the student scene can cook up. Sign-up now to be a part of the most heckin' crazy production of Easter term - LIMITED SPACES AVAILABLE https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1zOBsW2CfpVerYNevA6rewd5y0hIen5y237jW_rOJgtE/edit?usp=sharing

16th May 2017 2:46pm


The Marlowe Society posted: We're so proud of last week's production of Birdsong - well done to all the cast and crew! Now we're looking forward to staging our Other Prize winner, "A Florilegium" by Olivia Scott-Berry, 27-28th June. https://www.camdram.net/shows/2017-a-florilegium-other-prize-honoree

11th May 2017 9:06am


The Marlowe Society posted: Last week's production of Birdsong was a huge success! Next is our Other Prize winner, "A Floregium" by Olivia Scott-Berry on 27-28th June.

10th May 2017 4:24pm


The Marlowe Society posted: Thank you Stuart! We're so glad you enjoyed the play https://t.co/3LMDW1ie3q

7th May 2017 11:50am


The Marlowe Society posted: Glad you enjoyed the show Samantha! https://t.co/eiRcwEHOa6

7th May 2017 11:49am


The Marlowe Society posted: Thanks, Tom--we're glad you enjoyed it! https://t.co/xOVdkGDZYz

6th May 2017 11:51pm


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